Thursday, March 12, 2009

BBR & BRIZ (Arrakis Records)

In this post I bring you two releases outta the millennium year and from a fine Illadelph indie label that was know as ….

ARRAKIS RECORDS. The label was founded (as far as I know) around the late 90s and had its first releases in this period. I bring you here the releases number 1 and 3 from this label…

The wax that obviously marks the birth of this label (ARRKS01 – runout) is coming from a crew that goes by the name of BBR which is an abbreviation for "Big Brother Resistance".
BBR consists of producer SupremeEx (aka Stinke) and the two emcees Tim T and PCP. The main title is called “spityn’” which is a certified banger that also features emcee BRIZ (will get back at this dude later in this post). The turntable skills were performed by DJ Kwestion who is famous for his contributions on another Phillie-crew – the Jedi Mind Tricks.
The 2nd track is titled “verbal leviathan” - a super relaxed song featuring emcee Kenneth Masters (here credited as the Anonymous) and DJ Charlie Brownski. The bonus cut on this record is a real hidden treasure. “two-o-one-to-the-three” (2013) is the title and this beat is filled with spherical samples that let your minds go on an astral-journey rite away!
Now, as you may see on my label scan this record shows release date 2000 whereas in discogs it says 1998. also the main title is spelled differently but still it has same runout as my copy…. If anyone knows more bout that then please share some light in the comments section…thx!


The third release on the Arrakis label was by a cat named BRIZ…

BRIZ who already spit on BBR’s “spityin’” got here his time to shine when he could release his own twelve with the tracks “cannons” that features the Black Narcissist and on the b-side “streets stages”:
“cannons” is a pretty sombre tune with a sec and constantly repeatin’ guitar-sample. “street stages” is my fav on this vinyl. Also pretty dark in its appearance but definitely with some more power/energy behind than the main title….


Anonymous said...

never heard before. I prefer the BBR record.
big up, pwl

qnzgrimiest said...

spittin is the shit, the scratchin is on point, and it has that nice bassline, and cannons is the winner too, that busta rhymes vocal sample fitting the track, i like the sample that was used, that spaghetti western sample.

ral278 said...

yeah qnzgrimiest: this spaghetti western sample is really well placed.

verge said...

I think 'Verbal Leviathin' is pretty dope. Good looks. Peace.

Anonymous said...

throw up some Dept. of Rec. tracksss

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