Montag, 24. Juli 2017

Ghetto Musiq: GM-004 ft. Flipout

Flipout's debut release "Flippin' Bob" on the Friday's Funky 45 imprint was released already in October 2016. Well I have for some reason missed #4 of this series and the release sold out on Flipout's bandcamp long time ago. The good news is that some retailers still have 'em on stock so in case you missed it as well check the order link below.

Flipout’s passion for raw beats, breaks, and all things funky come shining through on his first 45 release and make it a banger. Sampling Bob James's “Nautilus” Flip also makes sure to put a respectful spotlight on the original masterpiece.

This 45 RPM is a limited edition of 500 copies pressed.

A: Flippin' Bob Pt. 1
B: Flippin' Bob Pt. 2

Produced, arranged and scratches by Flipout

Order: www.hhv.de



My special thanks goes to Flipout, Ghetto Musiq and the heads of the Friday's Funky 45 series. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 23. Juli 2017

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-039 ft. The Legion

New on Ill Adrenaline Records comes another 7" release of Bronx group "The Legion".  This way we get a first impression and teaser of The Legion's forthcoming album  "Three The Bronx Way".

The limited edition 45 features two tracks and with it comes a video of the b-side track. The trio gets support by MC Droopy Dog who was also featured on "Freestyle Demolition" (Jingle Jungle, 1993).

A: 1980 Something 
B: Heard We Quit ft. Droopy Dog

Pre-order: www.fatbeats.com, www.ughh.com or www.hhv.de

Listen: video coming soon

My special thanks goes to The Legion and Ill Adrenaline Records. Special shout out to Beneficence. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Full Plate: FP-009 ft. Dillon & Diamond D

The Bronx meets Atlanta, Diamond D collaborates with Dillon, both present "Black Tie Affair", a limited edition EP of only 500 copies pressed on flat black plastic.

Having met in 2008, Dillon & Diamond D have been recorded together, waiting for the right time to let the heads in on "the next kept secret".

Those paying attention would have noticed Dillon's mixing credits on "The Diam Piece" and most recently Sadat X's 'The Sum Of A Man".

"Black Tie Affair" is not only a celebration of the finer things in life, but ialso a tribute to the B-Boys & Hip Hop heads worldwide who appreciate that boom-bap with a bow tie.

A: Feast
A: Let The Horns Blow
A: Double Up ft. Paten Locke
A: Femme Fatale
A: Last Call

B: Feast (Instrumental)
B: Let The Horns Blow  (Instrumental)
B: Double Up  (Instrumental)
B: Femme Fatale (Instrumental)
B: Last Call (Instrumental)

Produced by Diamond D

Order: www.fullplate.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Dillon, Diamond D and Full Plate Records. Shout out to Christian for providing the link. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 21. Juli 2017

All Eye Publishing: ft. Decompoze (Binary Star)

Independence Day 2017, Decompoze, of the group Binary Star, returns with another impactful contribution to hip hop - his second solo album. In this day in age of global instability, this LP is a sound bed of reassurance aptly titled "Maintain Composure".

With Decompoze’s penmanship and beat production talents at the forefront, the album also features verses by some highly regarded veteran hip hop MC’s; J.U.I.C.E., One Be Lo, RoSpit, the Subterraneous Crew as well as some new talents to the hip hop world like Sarah “Lady Essence” Violette and T-Logic.

The LP comes on red / black mixed colored vinyl..

A: Maintain Composure
A: Open Heart / Closed Mind
A: Movement ft. Lady Essence
A: It’s Alright
A: Gotta Get It ft. Kodac, OneBeLo

B: Refuse To
B: The Breakdown ft. RoSpit, OneBeLo
B: Brother2Brother
B: What’s Lifes About ft. T. Calmese, Logic
B: Y'all Don’t Want It
B: D*ILL*JUICE ft. Juice, T. Calmese



My special thanks goes to Decompoze and All Eye Publishing. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chuku: CHUKU-0003 / 4 ft. Da Grassroots / Full Circle

Chuku Records has two new 7" release available !!!

CHUKU-0003 features the Canadian group Da Grassroots with their '95 classic "Drama". Originally released on Black Employed Records with "Living Underwater" on the b-side and a featuring of Elemental "Drama" becomes now available on 7" format for the first time with 45 center hole.

A: Drama
B: Dramapella

CHUKU-0004 features again Toronto's duo Full Circle (Still Waters, Bes Kept) who were also responsible for the Chuku debut release. "The Season" is a non-LP track, so brand new stuff for your listening pleasure.

A: The Season
B: The Season (Instrumental)

As far as I know both 7" are limited to about 300 copies and come in colored generic cover.

Order: www.junerecords.com



My special thanks goes to Chuku, Full Circle and Da Grassroots. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2017

Dope Folks: DF-0085 ft. Screamin' & Cryin'

Skwerm and Matisse are "Screamin & Crying" how present in cooperation with Dope Folks Records a never before released EP titled "Two Tears In A Bucket". Matisse, the producer and Skwerm, the MC, recorded the EP in 1992 in Greensboro, NC

They released their only record in 1988 on Popular Records under the name Faze Too. Their “Two Tears In A Bucket” EP was never presented to record labels and so we get here 6 unreleased studio tracks and 1 track that was done for Raleigh Radio. 

This EP is limited to 300 copies, 50 colored copies and 250 black copies, never to be repressed.

A: Two Tears In A Bucket (Intro)
A: Pound Cake ft. Dow Jonez
A: Mr. Get It On
A: Puppet Show

B: Screamin' & Cryin'
B: Mary Jane Next Door
B: Wax Master Torney Music Showcase
B: Custom Track 

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Dope Folks Records, Matisse and Skwerm. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 15. Juli 2017

MUJ: ft. Heavy Links


"Step Up To Get Your Rep Up" is the title of Heavy Links debut LP which delivers 11 tracks of Lincolnshire's finest hip-hop crew

Straight up sample based Hip Hop from El Tel on the MPC, DJ Donnie Propa with those dope cuts on the hooks, and the individual and impressive flows from both Habitat and El Tel on the vocals. 

The limited edition vinyl LP comes in screen printed sleeve by Squared Roots, design by Dreg and photography by Mighty Vision.

A: Intro
A: Mic Check
A: Still The Same Crew 
A: Forget ill
A: Diggin
A: Rope Chain Hierarchy
B: Represent To The Fullest
B: Keep At It
B: On The Real
B: Blue Thunder
B: You Know What The Deal Is

Beats: El Tel
Vocals: El Tel, Habitat 
Cuts: Donnie Propa

Order: www.mujbeats.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Heavy Links and MUJ. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

Beat House: BH-105 ft. Djar One & Andy Cooper

Djar One is back on wax with his 5th 45 vinyl release and this time he's featuring Ugly Duckling MCee Andy Cooper.

The flip side is a collaboration with the Japanese MC RYT from the world-famous Serpat Crew.

Same as for the 4 previous released the 45 is limited to 300 copies.

Highly recommend to check his full discography bringing you a breakbeat type of collection with instrumental tracks but also features like Venemous2000 or Carpetface.

A: The Get Down ft. Andy Cooper
B: My World ft. RYT

Pre-Order: www.beatshouse.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Djar One, Andy Cooper and Beat House. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Self-Released: ft. Scorzayzee

Born in the Robin Hood City (Nottingham),
Scor-Zay-Zee started rhyming in 1993 being only 15 years old.

One year later hehe joined a group named "Out Da Ville" who was collaborating with producers
like DJ Vadim or The Creators.

Scorz got also featured on the Freestyle Frenzy 12” with legends like Masta Ace,Wordsworth or Canibus.

Being absent from the music scene for years Scorz released the crowd funded fan album "Aeon:Peace To The Puzzle" in 2015. The 2LP is 28 track strong and features Chester P, Tragedy Khaddaffi, Ali Vegas, The P Brothers, Nick stez, Juga-naut, DJ Fever, Nina Smith, Joy Mumford, Mecca:83, TheElementz, Cappo, Vandal Savage, Dom P, and Daudi Matsiko.

Scorz's latest release is a 6 track EP titled "Illa Scorz" which is now up for pre-order (crownd funding) right here: www.qrates.com. Also get a listen on the 6 tracks via previous link.

A: Illa Thoughtz
A: Illa Soul
A: Illa World
B: Illa Mindstate
B: Deep Space Illa
B: Illa Sigmund


My special thanks goes to Scorzayzee for posting it on SBS FB page. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 10. Juli 2017

AE: AE025 ft. Nilla

Nilla is a female MC and producer from Canada. Their debut album Valkyrie got released on CD and cassette tape last year 2016 via AE / Droppin' Science.

The vinyl release was slightly delayed, however AE has just announced that the vinyl pressing is on the way. The first customers will receive their test press copies within a week or two.

Valkyrie is entirely produced by famous Canadian producer Ghettosocks who released his album "Treat Of The Day" on Slice Of Spice Records in 2015.

A: Discovery
A: H.I.R
A: Skydive
A: Trustoleum
B: Whoa Man
B: The Sharper Blade
B: Walk Away

C: Diamond Mind
C: Any Given Moment
C: Coconut Waters
C: The Illness
D: Sunshowers
D: Gypsy Child
D: Through The Dark




My special thanks goes to AE, Nille and Ghettosocks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

AE: AE026 ft. Cut Beetlez & Soundsci

Cut Beetlez is a Finnish DJ and producer duo which is keen on keeping hip-hop innovative. HP Lovescratch and J-MAN have listened, absorbed and made hip hop for a lifetime.

Their upcoming vinyl single release "Droppin' Needles" will be dropped on AE Recordings and features vocals from the Soundci MCees Audessey, Oxygen & UGeorge.

Big shout out to Mr Krum for the very creative test press cover design.

A: Main Mix
A: Main Mix Instrumental
A: Bonus Beats
A: Beetlez Cuts
B: Remix
B: Remix Instrumental
B: Accapella

Produced by Cut Beetlez

Order: www.ae-productions.co.uk



My special thanks goes to AE, Cut Beetlez and Soundsci. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 7. Juli 2017

Chopped Herring: CHDOZ4501 ft. Doz Funky Baztardz

After the release of two full EPs in 2014 with six tracks each recorded between 93-95, Chopped Herring Records releases two more hits that were recently found on masters.

"Frequency" is such a dope track that Bob couldn't resist to release it quickly. On the flip we get the previously unreleased "Unholy Matrimony" from 1996. Flo'Rida !!!

This 7" is limited to 350 copies.


A: Frequency
B: Unholy Matrimony



My special thanks goes to Doz Funky Baztardz and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 1. Juli 2017

We Stay True: WSTV-004 ft. Confucius MC & Mr Brown


We Stay True proudly present the project "The Artform", a collaboration between Confucius MC and Mr Brown.

Both share the passion for art, film, hip hop and put together all the elements for "The Artwork" project. Mr Brown’s production by the use of samples with Confucius filling the beats with intelligent lyrics and superb flow 

UK hip hop legend JEHST was drafted in for the only feature on the project, adding his unmistakable lyricism to the track "The Art-Form Pt.2" and helping out with some executve production work to complete the project.

The vinyl release is a limited edition of 250 copies on clear frosted vinyl with exclusive instrumentals plus a 20 page booklet featuring artwork, lyrics and digital download.

A: Artiste
A: The Art-Form
A: Different Ending
A: Sincere Love
A: The Art-Form Pt.2 ft. Jehst
A: Eye Of The Beholder
A: An I Me

B: Artiste (Instrumental)
B: The Art-Form (Instrumental)
B: Different Ending (Instrumental)
B: Sincere Love (Instrumental)
B: The Art-Form Pt.2 (Instrumental)
B: Eye Of The Beholder (Instrumental)
B: An I Me (Instrumental)

Order: www.westaytrue.bigcartel.com
Digital: www.westaytrue.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Confucius MC, Mr Brown and We Stay True. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 30. Juni 2017

PQuest Revivals: ft. R.A.S. Posse


R.A.S. Posse aka "Riddem And Soul" is the innovative collaboration of US producer Soul Gee Panamanian Reggae MC Bigga Don who founded the group in Brooklyn, NYC in the 90's.

The duo was the first group signed to LaFace Records who later signed artists like TLC, Boyz 2 Men, Usher, Outkast, Ciara and many others. Unfortunately the label never released something by the group. They also played a role in the movie "House Party 3".

Up for grabs is the first part of their previously unreleased album, limited to only 100 copies on green vinyl housed in a stickered sleeve.

Order: www.pquestrevivals.bigcartel.com

A: You Are No Different From Me ft. Robbie Irie
A: Competition
A: Hey Little Girl ft. Robbie Irie
B: Riddem And Soul
B: Mind Your Business
B: Well Run Dry ft. Robbie Irie



My special thanks goes to pQuest Revival and R.A.S. Posse. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017

Musicinyaear: 1010 ft. Powerule


"In the late 80's and early 90's Powerule stood century as the vanguard of an eventual Latin explosion in Hip Hop." In 1991 Powerule released their debut album Volume 1” on Interscope Records that featured Leaders of The New School, Large Professor & Kurious Jorge.

In the mid 90s they released a list of classic singles such as "Dawn to Dusk”, "Bright Lights Big City", "Rock Your Knot Quick" , "Heatin Up" & “Well Connected” with production from Mark Ronson, Erick Sermon & VIC (Beatnuts).

Twenty years later they return with support by Large Professor and D.I.T.C.'s Lord Finesse. These 2 tracks are from their full length album “Anomaly Reloaded” available on a limited edition eco-friendly CD pack - unfortunately no vinyl yet. 

This limited 7" vinyl release got pressed in the edition of 350 pieces housed in full color picture sleeve.

A: Glorify N Praise
B: Get Right ft. Sonny Banks

Produced by Large Professor, Lord Finesse



My special thanks goes to Powerule, Large Pro, Finesse, Musicinyear & Red Line Music. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 16. Juni 2017

B-Line: BLN-023 ft. Various


Every now and then B-Line Recordings drums up friends and collaboration partners to record and release an EP that truly represents the sound of this great UK based label.

The 4th edition of this EP series delivers 10 tracks on black wax housed in the traditional stickered sleeve - after orange, purple and yellow-green - #4 is designed with a blue label.

Check out the high number of features in the track list below.

A: One For The Road ft. El Eye, The Printers Devil
A: Painkiller ft. Chrome, Illinspired, Whirlwind D, Super JB
A: The Element ft. JabbaThaKut, The Terrible
A: Mad Wild ft. Beattrix, Native Styles
A: Everlasting ft. DJ Tones, T.S. One

B: Crew Dominance ft. Crease, Uncle Mic Nitro, JabbaThaKut
B: Syllable Killer ft. Jebbarish
B: Not A Love Song ft. Specifik, Project Cee
B: The VOMB Squad ft. Junior Disprol, Chud Jackson
B: Impossible ft. Cosm, JabbaThaKut

Order: www.blinerecordings.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to B-Line Recordings and all artists involved in the project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHDOEV45 ft. King Doe V

Listen to these two previously unreleased tracks from 1991 - 1993 by King Doe V, entirely produced by Su-Preme who also took care of Da Last Future and Hell Razah EPs both dropped on Chopped Herring Records.

Doe V's debut and so far only release came 1987 on legendary Fresh Records, home of e.g. EPMD, Just Ice or Stezo. The 12" featured 4 versions of the track "Shamalama".

This 7" release is limited to 350 copies.

A: Knuckle Up
B: Heavy

Produced by Su-Preme

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com



My special thanks goes to Doe V, Su-Preme and Chopped Herring. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chem: ft. Big Block Silvers

From Oceanside, California MC Blame One hooks up with the production of Harry Apollo and live instrumentation of JonJ to create a raw hip hop EP under the group name Big Block Silvers.

Celebrating a true 90's sound the combo gets mastering support by Thes One from P.U.T.S. for Piecelock 70.

The Bold EP is a limited edition of 150 copies on transparent blue vinyl housed in full color picture sleeve. Copies on bandcamp already sold out, however one link I have for the true blog followers below.

A: Jack Sparrow
A: Understanding
A: Intermediaries
B: Crime In the City
B: Run the Show
B: Foreverrrr 

Order: www.hhv.de or check your trusted record store
Digital: www.bigblocksilvers.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Blame One and Big Block Silvers. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHHAHYEEM01 ft. Hahyeem


Chopped Herring Records presents Bronx up & comin MC, Hahyeem. The 19 year old lyricist recorded his debut EP "Silence" two years ago at the age of 17 and released it digitally via bandcamp n January 2017.

The whole project is produced by another dope, young artist, Inna Attic Crookz ... listen!

The "Silance" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on blue pearl coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: No Purpose
A2: You Neva Know
A3 The Life I Chose

B1: My Time (Skit)
B2: Missing The Game
B3: The Life & Times Of Hahyeem
B4: Seasons ft. Amber

Produced by Inna Attic Crookz.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com
Digital: www.hahyeem.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Hahyeem, Chopped Herring and Inna Attic Crookz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 9. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHMEYH3MLP004 ft. Meyhem Lauren

Taken from the 2009 debut release "Self Induced Illness" Mayhem Lauren and Chopped Herring Records present nine more Mayhem Lauren tracks for the first time pressed on vinyl.

The LP is housed in a fine picture sleeve with artwork by Mark 563.

The "Terminal Illness" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear & orange coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: Terminal Illness ft. AG Da Coroner
A2: Cash Is King
A3: Verbal Snapshots
A4: Amigo
A5: 7000 Thoughts

B1: Got the Recipe ft. Action Bronson
B2: Heavy Cream
B3. The Geneva Conference ft. Bags, Action Bronson, Science, Animal, Jay Steele
B4: Respect My Honesty



My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring Records and Mayhem Lauren. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 5. Juni 2017

Origu: ORIGU45-004 ft. Andy Cooper & more

Alright, let's see what German imprint Origu has in the pipeline. First of all there is another 7" featuring Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper. The two tracks come off his brand new digital EP "Action!"

After the "Room To Breeze" single its the second collaboration and hopefully there are more to come.

The 7" is limited to 300 copies and come with artwork sticker.

A: Action!
B: Don't Hold The Feeling In

Produced by Andy Cooper




Order: www.origu.de

Origu: ORIGU45-005 ft. Deep Breez


While we're talking there is another 7" that deserves your attention. The project "Deep Breez" is a collaboration of Breez Evahflowin' and Big Depp (from 2 Hungy Bros). Yeah, Breez Evahflowin' is back on the scene! This first release reveals their passion for comics over an energetic boom bap beat. On the flip side they deliver a NYC collaboration of Breez (Stronghold), P.so The Earthtone King (AOK Collective), Jise One (Arsonists), and DJ Static . Both tracks are part the "Bring Out Your Dead" EP coming soon on HiPNOTT Records.


Order: www.origu.de

My special thanks goes to Origu Records, Andy Cooper, Breez, Deep and all involved in the two releases. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Rocafort: ROC-017 ft. DJ Format & Abdominal

Rocafort Records, diggin in the crates for the old, fresh and current sound. The latest 7” release presents DJ Format & Abdominal reminding you why you may be pushing 40 but can’t turn your back on the funky hip-hop thing.

The new album "Still Hungry" came earlier this year and you might have checked it here on the blog in February already.

The 7" features two tracks of the LP and is a dope addition to the collection. Format & Abdominal, these two mature B-boys continue with what they do best ...

A: We're Back
B: Diamond Hammer

Produced by DJ Format
Lyrics by Abdominal
Artwork by Aaron Bird

Order: www.rocafortrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to DJ Forma, Abdominal and Rocafort Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Fever / Waxnerds: SF-830 ft. Most Wanted

"Calm Down" is a 1989 random rap classic from the trio Ill Most Wanted who consisted of Sharif, D.V.S. and Mr. Action. It was engineered by famous Ivan Doc Rodriquez.

The song was part of their self-titled album which came out the same year on Fever Records.

The Waxnerds is a "short run" record label project which got started last year by Mark-One, Matt Love 1 and Jamez Gant. The 1st release came in 2016 followed by their 2nd single "Calm Down" b/w "Moments".

Because of the very limited edition (30 copies on clear vinyl) and the straight distribution via Instagram this edit of "Calm Down" becomes now available to a bigger audience.

A: Calm Down (Original)
B: Calm Down (Matt Love Edit)

Produced by Charlie Chase
Edited by Matt Love 1

Buy / Listen: www.hhv.dewww.juno.co.uk



My special thanks goes to Most Wanted and Matt Love 1. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 3. Juni 2017

Solid Gold: SGS-004 ft. Nas


In the fourth installment of 14KT's Solid Gold Seven's series, he takes Nas's "Understanding", an early 90's loosie where God's Son went in over Dennis Edwards classic "Don't Look Any Further", and beats up the original sample along with Ashley's Roachclip break.

For those that know these two pieces also were used to create Eric B & Rakim's Paid In Full, hence the "Further Paid RMX" title.

This 7" is limited to 200 copies on gold colored vinyl. The previous 7" were on high demand, act fast - I remember how tricky it was to get the Biggie release.


A: Understanding Remix
B: Understanding Remix Instrumental

Produced by 14KT

Order: www.fatbeats.com (Int.)
Order: www.juno.co.uk (EU)



My special thanks goes to 14KT and Solid Gold, much respect to Nasir Jones. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Southpaw-Chop: SPCWX-012 ft. DJ Koco

Japanese producer Southpaw-Chop in preparation of his next 7" release. It's another self-released 45RPM involving the great DJ Koco.

DJ Koco is very famous for his mixtapes like "Independent Vol. 1 (2001) or "Who Got The Flava? (2004)".

The fine selection of dope and rare indie / random rap tracks from hard to find wax make them a collectors item.


A: Funky Soul Brother ft. DJ Koco
B: Down On It

Producer: Southpaw-Chop

Order: www.southpawchop.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Southpaw-Chop and DJ Koco. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.