Friday, December 29, 2006
excellent ep from the SUNZ OF MAN! just love that one cuz it's so damn sick! this wax, released in 98 on Echo Int. contains four tracks: "deep in the water", "write & rhymes with a liquid pen", "in the beginning" and "the sins of man". from psycho to horrorcore, everthing an indie-head needs! enjoy...
sunz of man_deep in the water-ep
Thursday, December 28, 2006
here comes the first review from this emcee goin by the name of DA GREAT DEITY DAH (aka Da-Smoov). from time to time we'll bring more from this cat as this ain't his only release on wax ... well, let's go back to this one. it's the 96-bomb "life or death, the EP (here and thereafter)" dropped on the label Royal Alchemist Records. on this fine record you find the tracks "life or death-holy eucharist mix", "life or death-hades mix", "dapper, a nappy headed underground rapper", "mind skills", "middle passage ft. the Mystical Pharaos", "how to author a great rhyme" plus a freestyle.... great stuff right here, no doubt bout that!
da great deity dah_life or death-ep
Thursday, December 21, 2006
IMPORTANT! screwed up the link and peps who downloaded got the Feel-X ft. Channel Live track instead of that one here. Link is now updated so you can DL the real again! sorry for that mistake!
great and absolut smooth production from 1997 on Die Hard Records. GENOVESEE drops his "genovesee's thesis" - a track that also got featured on JR Ewings mixtapes.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
here we go with another release from the ABORIGINALS. the record was released in 1997 on MeccaLife Ent. and brings the three fine tracks "chemistry", "compositions" and "QNA". the last track mentioned here features well-known rapper Mike Zoot.
my tip: search it, find it, get it!
Saturday, December 16, 2006
usually i don't touch records from Slammin Records as it's mostly that kinda partybreaks i'm really not after. but this is worth an exemption! released in 1997 it features the ICF that brings two tracks "rock on" and "now or never" and a remix.
enjoy it, mirro
again a fantastic release on Bobbito's label Fondle'Em; not 100% sure but think dropped in 2000. JAKKI THA MOTA MOUTH (from MHZ) is responsible for this two-track-twelve with the songs "widespread" and "the chosen".
jakki tha mota mouth_widespread-12"
... and time to review this 97 release from BRAINSICK ENT. for all those of you that missed this 12" so far. the emcees Blkstar and Jack the Ripper bring the two tracks "time to shine" and "playin' for keeps". pure dopenessss... released on United Recordings Inc.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
never been able to get the original pressing of these joints but thankfully Armory Records re-issued the tracks performed by LPSD - "back atcha" and MOST DESH -"microphone enhancer" (originally released on Most Desh's 95 "hip hop is livin EP"). the re-issue is from 2004 and already hard to get. there are even two versions (black vinyl, limited to some thousands and red vinyl, limited to 300 or 500 pcs.)
wanna know more bout LPSD => www.myspace.com/lpsd
LPSD & MOst Desh_split-12"
this is the 97 EP from the Japanese DJ KRUSH. The EP brings selected tracks from his 2LP "Milight" and is pure dope (IMO coz of Finsta Bundy's contribution - Supanova..but ya'll know I'm a FB-addict!). Printed and released by the UK label Mo'Wax this gem gives you totally 4 tracks: MOS DEF - Shinjiro, SHAWN J PERIOD - Listen, TRAGEDY - Real and FINSTA BUNDY - Supanova. all great productions by the master of the beat himself (except the Shawn Period track which I didn't feel at all, so not included here in the rip)! if you gotta chance to lay yo' hands on either the EP or the 2LP...do it! you won't regret that!
this gem here is a lil' less known than the other "famous" wax by FEEL X & CHANNEL LIVE ("x marks da spot"). this record here comes with the track "last minute cleanup" that features Channel Live as well as KRS ONE. on the other side you find another dope song, this time featured by the emcees BIG SIN, J-GETM & G-SHARP. both tracks were produced by Domingo. release-date is not known but I'd guess somewhen in the late 90s...
Saturday, December 09, 2006
... there must be a Fondle'Em review in this blog (as we have plenty o' records from that label). so today we're dealing with the wax from MHZ (camu, tao & copywrite emcee 78...) that comes with the sick track "camu" and the rather smooth "world premier". released in 1998...
...i present you in here is this split-12" from the MONEY BOSS PLAYERS with the track "gunplay". this is my alltime fav of the mbp-songs and was released somewhen in the late 90s on Code Noire Records. Backside brings the song "curazon" performed by lord tariq but isn't worth rippin it...
to the headz that might be lookin for the famous 94-ep "ghetto chronicles daily", this will not be presented in here as you'll easily find this on many other blogs and sites. also the last mbp-12" i know of, "walk with the limp" can't be presented here due to the absence in my cratez (so far...).
again in 96 the MONEY BOSS PLAYERS kicked out another track which was pressed on a split-twelve that had a track by eightball & mjg and the backside (which is not worth rippin). the track, released on Red Hot / East West Records is called "games" and is another mbp-banger!
startin now with a short review about single releases of the MONEY BOSS PLAYERS (mcs lord tariq, eddie cheeba n producer minnesota). here we go with the 1st piece, a twelve dropped independently on MBP-Ent. in 1995 with the two tracks "killed in the crap game" and "players pinnacle". more to come...
Thursday, December 07, 2006
this is the last release that got the Fondle'em stamp on it. here already in co-operation with Def Jux this 2001 twelve brings you the "Fondle'em fossils" - represented by DJ eli, breeze, godfather don, q-unique, j-treds & mf doom, a remix-version by el-p and the great bonus track "feelin da high", performed by the Dysfunctional Family(!). dope, dope, dope...
note: we're celebratin right here our 100 post! wow, that was kinda quick it seemed to us... stay tuned for more fine underground gemz....
another Tape Kingz-jewel right here. this is FISH B ONE (from the Bushwackas, post presented earlier in this blog) with his two pieces "how that sound" and "get it on". not sure bout the release date but would guess around 96-97...
fish b one-how that sound-12"
...is to give this ep by C.A.N.E a try. very good release with totally 4 tracks from which 2 - "what i suggest" and "there's a war outside" are making this wax worth buyin' it. indie-release on M.O.M.S recordings, can't tell you which year exactly...
cane-what i suggest-12"
nice indie-release straight from 98. JINX DA JUVY is da man droppin his rhymes over the two tracks "above the limits" and "um' tha future". um' that's some great stuff right here i'd say...released on Black Cartel Ent./Medina Records.
jinx da juvy-above the limits-12"
ultimatively dope twelve from the Natural Elements affiliates NIGHTBREED. this delicious twelve comes with three dope tracks: "2 roads out the ghetto", "long time coming" and "ruckus". released on Fortress Entertainment in 1998!
nightbreed-2 roads out the ghetto-12"
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
this is a fine testpressing that includes the great diss-track from TRAGEDY. tragedy aims in this tracks at his former partners Capone N Noreaga. the name of the track is "judas theory", is featured by MOBB DEEP and was dropped somwhen in the mid-90s.
Monday, December 04, 2006
...come from the KHROMOZOMES. this ep's called The Khromzome Project, was released in 96 on Sepia Ent. and serves two beats, an outro and (put in here) two tracks with rhymes: "death brings the light" ft. Abseloote and "star of the show" ft. Dynomite. awesome production!
khromozomes-khromozome project ep
a real gem we present you this time and as we both had very hard times until we finally got this jewel in our cratez we just had to post it! REZIDUE's well known "inner city blues" n "dropin' rezidue" released in 1997 on Database Recordings - nuff said!
fascinatin' release from the canadian rapper MAESTRO (Fresh Wes). dropped on his own label Maestro Records in 1996 comes this twelve witta 2 dope tracks "death ministry" ft. GAUGE and "pushin wiggz back". one of my most beloved records in my delicious cratez...sweetness!
mirro aka maestro (aightgenossen)
... then it ain't da NUMSKULLZ! very dope banger from this indie-crew that was also featured on JR Ewing's mixtapes that should be well known to ya headz! left the a-side "i apologize" outta this rip as i just don't like that kinda-gay-soundin-like-chorus at all...released on GAP Town Recordings in 1997 as far as i can remember.
canadian cream again! fine 1997 release on 7Bills Ent. from the crew GHETTO CONCEPT. the record comes witta totally 3 tracks: "krazy world", "blood sweat n glory" plus "livin it up". "blood sweat n glory" is definitely the best song - thrills me each time i'm listening to it!
ghetto concept-blood sweat n glory
Friday, December 01, 2006
... makes me headnod every time! producers AQUASKY originally made this track "raw skillz" that features mc BIG KWAM. now this is the awesome remix by the BEATMINERZ that comes so grimly! exactly my style... keeps yo' speakers bumpin' - guaranteed! dropped on Passenger Records in 1997, only as promo version, as far as i know...
next release from the RAWCOTIKS. this one here was kicked out on Freeze Records and comes witta tracks "hardcore hip hop" and a remix by dj premier plus the bonus track "life that i'm livin". nice stuff and always good to put on the decks.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
back to US-productions. here's the crew DISCREET MERCHANTS (... are Ptah, Kenchilla & Deviant) from Long Beach, Cali. this is their 2000-release on 8th Dawson Records with the awesome track "mouth of madness". sick burnin'-in beat plus some great rhyme-skills... dopeness fo' shizzle! If you see this wax in store grab it - u won't regret!
Find out more abou that crew here