Thursday, July 03, 2008

Mr Complex

It’s been about 4 months ago when we posted his debut (check here) so here we go wit another one by Corey Roberts aka …

The Polyrhythm Addicts member dropped this record here on the same label (Core Records) he also had his debut on like four years earlier. So the wax here was released in 1999 and comes with the tracks “ima killit” – a quite solid main title, “big fronter” – the reason I bought this wax (also cuz it costed only few bucks) and the short n kinda crazy track “I think I wanna sing”.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Molemen

Time to bring you some nice tunes outta Chicago area! When u talking bout that city n its independent rap-scene (especially in the mid/late 90s) then you just can’t pass the creative producer-combo called THE MOLEMEN.

The Molemen basically consist of the trio His-Panik, PNS and Memoriza and they started with their first release back in 1997 (with the EP titled “below the ground”). a year later they dropped a second EP that I wanna post in here as it contains some amazingly dope tracks!
The first emcee on this mini-comp is JUICE bringing the refreshing track “period” – bam there goes sledgehammer one. Hammer two and my fav on this gem is by VAKIL called “the bitness”, the harmonic but also kinda grief-stricken flute was causin goose-bumps when I heard that joint for the first! On the flip you get served with raw tunes again comin from the crew MASS HYSTERIA (from which we posted already som great ish, see here). The track is titled “vocabulary spill” and that fits pretty well as you hear Stone & Robert spillin this tune with their mad rhymes! Last but not least comes the song by one of Chi-Towns finest indie-crews – RHYMEFEST. Their track “prepare for the fest”, a rather severe tune perfectly closes this super EP!

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The Molemen released in 2000 a compilation (unfortunately only on CD) that features both debut-EPs plus some bonus tracks that are just blazing hot – really recommend you this stuff as of course all other Molemen-ish (also the works they did the production on e.g. as Vakil, All Natural etc.).
If u wanna know more details etc. bout the group (especially also what they up to these days) then hit their homepage.

Alright’ten – peace out!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Various Artists - Stay Strapped

Here’s another short review (just cuz this blog was dried out so long). Originally I planned to review this wax here long time ago already but as things go (you get new records, you smoke too much herbs etc.) it may happen that one just forgets about such plans…
Anyway, here it is – this nice little one-tracker from various artists such as:

Kool G Rap, MF Grimm, Akinyele, CJ Moore and Big Chuck. The record that was pressed in 1996 doesn’t mention any label but still I think it’s a legit press (also I never seen another version than this one here). The track is called “stay strapped” and was produced by Dr. Butcher who is also responsible for many other productions of the cats Kool G Rap and MF Grimm.
Now some of you may also recognize that track but not exactly under this name as it was also released again on MF Grimm’s “scars & memories” but this time it was titled “aids”.

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Cin Click

Finally some new ish I just dug last weekend at my homie’s record store here in Bienne. Was sum kinda midnight-digging-session… well we originally been there to party (the whole city was celebrating their annual city fair with parties n bars all over the place) but me n my man Mirro didn’t pay attention to that when we had the chance to dig in this crate-palace with no other people in our way!!!
The crates were stuffed with great stuff (hi-tech, hdm, powerule, dutchim etc.) that I already got but still we were able to detect here n there some records we never seen though. Sum of em were crap but sum were def worth to cop n post in here – for example this one from…

CIN CLICK. As I never heard of them before I just checked the internet fur further information….nothing! so from the little I can tell you from the label here we go: the label is called Dauphine Productions (one of the emcees label), released back in 1997 and obviously comin from Massachusetts. It also reads Gas Chamber productions on the label but have no clue if this is related to the Mo’Budded Pham in some way?!?
The main title is called “block shot” with smooth jingle’s & a rather soft bass-line. The track and the rhymes are okay (even though sometimes the flow of the mcs comes close to Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony) but it is not a real banger for sure! However, on the flip you get the track I really like that is called “struggle”. The sample construction is very solid, rhymes tight and the bass line pushes more so this makes the track a damn nice one to me!
Cin Click_block shot-12”

Aight’ten….listen, enjoy and leave a comment (especially when you know more bout this crew)!