среда, 11. децембар 2013.

Real Brothers - Soul Controllers [1992]


Real Brothers
Raise The Flag
I'm A Get Mine
Keep It Smooth
Another Drug Song
Two Heads Are Better Than One (T.O.A.M.P.)
Soul Controllers
Ya Burnin' Yourself
Dream Seq. (Now We Got Africa!)
Ease It Down
What's Next?
Mom Taught Me





This is very specific album. You can clearly see transition between new and old style of rhyming, topics vary from conscious to everyday ghetto stories, production styles vary from g-funk to boom-bap, etc... but the most important is the solid dose of originality that comes from Real Brothers approach. They're from San Francisco, and maaybe you'll manage to find some similarities with Clever Jeff''s talk, especially in attitude.

Pyro [of The Kraken] - Propaganda [1998]


Propaganda (Acapella)
Propaganda (Clean)
Propaganda (Dirty) 
Propaganda (Instrumental) 
Status Quotient (Clean)
Status Quotient (Dirty)
Status Quotient (Instrumental) 


"Pyro, a former member of a rap group called The Kraken, was a graduate student at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University when he recorded “Propaganda” b/w “Status Quotient.”1 This is worth mentioning because both songs sound like they were written by a scholar who converted heady, opinionated, religiously inflected prose essays into fiery rap verses. That might seem like a sarcastic jab at the late 90s indie rap philosophy of aesthetics that forgives unpolished vocalists so long as their lyrics are adequately literate, but in this case it is a sincere compliment. Unlike the many tepid or sloppy rappers of the era, Pyro recites his rhymes with an intimidating amount of conviction. His delivery is impassioned, and his flow is riddled with imperfections that actually work in his favor by humanizing his sermon." [quoted from TROY blog, take a look at the whole article here]


понедељак, 09. децембар 2013.

B Flatt & Tyranny - Back To Basics [1996]





MC’s MC’s MC’s
Back To Basics
Now The Purpose
Much Respect
Like This
What Can U Doo
Best Of Success
Type Of Place To Raise Kids
Niggas Know I Drop
Mind State
To The Beat
Crushed By Your Dreams
One Fo The Money
Miss Me
Words Untold


BUY

"B Flatt "Back To Basics" the Hip-hop EP was an independent release from the Big Noise camp that defined a new level of quality, soul and organic music as folks from the tri-city area built their catalog. With radio play and interviews from collage stations like San Jose Sate as well as performing with names like Rasco in downtown San Jose B-Flatt and Tyranny brought you that authentic hip-hop feeling before it's time. As a testament to this selections are still in rotation today on Big Noise Radio generating positive fan feedback! In 1995 the project was produced by Noiseman on an Akai S1100 and sequenced in Cu-Base then mixed on a Soundcraft 24 track Spirit mixer. Vocals were recorded on a Tascam MS16 tape recorder. This album is a classic hip-hop collectors item. B-Flatt aka B Malik from Oakland CA can also be heard hosting shows on Big Noise Radio."


среда, 04. децембар 2013.

Bahamadia - Good Rap Music [2006]




Good Rap Music
Real Love
Serious Part I
Buck Season
Culture Cut
Reign Prelude
Reign
Fun
Serious Part II
Good Rap Improv
Glory
Thank You




This is probably the most slept on Bahamadia's album... In the worst case its solid album and you should listen to it any way because you know who Bahamadia is. Its very specific album, in 2005/06 you didn't have too much people that could recognize it's quality and thats the main reason for bad reception of it. Kev Brown and Hezekiah, amongs others, did some production and its very soulfull, while Bahamadia drops some simple and deep conscious lyrics.

Endemic – Terminal Illness Pt. 2 [2013]





Intro feat. DJ Switch
King s Indian Attack feat. Masta Killa, Cappadonna, Bronze Nazareth & DJ Switch
High Society feat. Tragedy Khadafi, Ruste Juxx & Afu Ra
Purple Hearts feat. Bronze Nazareth, Kevlaar 7 & Salute Da Kidd
Royal Flush feat. Planet Asia, Ruste Juxx & DJ Switch
Capos feat. Roc Marciano, P.R. Terrorist & Kevlaar 7
Outbreak (Interlude)
Babylon Reload feat. Killah Priest, Hell Razah & Shabazz The Disciple
Political Criminals 2013 feat. P.R. Terrorist, Bugsy Da God & Cyrus Malachi
Circle Makerz feat. Tesla’s Ghost & Ray Vendetta
Calisthenics feat. Tragedy Khadafi, Sav Killz & Bugsy Da God
Elite (Interlude)
Cardinal feat. Supreme, Darkim Be Allah & DJ Switch
20/20 Vision feat. Tragedy Khadafi, Skyzoo, Kevlaar 7 & Salute Da Kidd
Diamond Knights feat. Prodigal Sunn, William Cooper & M9


Endemic is beatmaker/producer from the UK and this is his second album. Concept is well-known - one producer - many guest rappers, but the key moment that makes difference between Endemic's and similar releases is that he doesn't make boring generic beats. There are some very interesting guest names for me, like that of Triple Darkness mcs, Darkim Be Allah from Fame Labs, Roc Marcy, and I'm specially glad to here some new Hell Razah work. Most of the rappers did the good job with rhymes, and if you like the sound of Wu classics and UK hip hop than this is the album for you.


The Outfit - Soundtrack To Life [1999]


Jas Mace and Marchitect were introduced to each other through little league baseball in their hometown of Newark, Delaware. It was later realized that the two shared more than just a passion for sports, but also for hip-hop music. They began writing raps and recording music at Marchitect's house, which is also where their group's name was created. The origin of the name is the street address of where the two emcees honed their production and emceeing skills.
Marchitect's older brother, Grouchy Greg Watkins co-CEO of AllHipHop.com, organized a group called The Outfit. The Outfit released three 12" singles and a full length album on Oblique Recordings, a label that was also created by Grouchy Greg Watkins. The first 12" was released in 1995 and featured "Beauty of the Week" b/w "3 Mics, 2 Marks, and 1 Jas." In 1997, The Outfit released their second 12" that featured the songs "Why I Don't Know"/"Day In, Night Out" b/w "The Outfit Presents"/"Rise and Shine." Their final 12" release was in 1999 and featured the singles "Outta Sight" b/w "The Telephone." The 49ers were featured on all three of these releases. In 1999, The Outfit finally released their first and only full length album called The Soundtrack to Life.
The members of The Outfit eventually went their separate ways, but The 49ers continued recording. (quoted from wiki)




The Livest
A Love Supreme
Collaborate
The Fort Knocks
Conniptions
Beauty Of The Week
Insomnia
What's The Deal
Kenya
What Ya Got lyrics
3 Mic, 2 Marks, 1 Jas
Why I Don't Know



I like this album, for me it's maybe even better than most of newer 49ers's stuff. Rhymes and beats are pretty simple and minimalistic but they stick to the essence...


Melanin 9 - Amulets



Written by Melanin 9.
Produced by The Summit.
Cuts by DJ Pings.

Melanin 9 "Amulets" 12" Maxi-Single coming in early 2014 on Blunted Astronaut Records.


недеља, 01. децембар 2013.

Terror Green - 45 Stitchez" ft. Bobbito & Lord Sear



Check Terror Green's Demo EP - here

Mood Swingaz - The Blessin' [1998]






This single contains only 2 tracks, I will upload the whole album theese days... but check this for now, very original production style, especially for '98 (I'm sharing it mainly because of the instrumental versions)...

среда, 27. новембар 2013.

Lakim Shabazz - Let Me Find Out [2006]





Let Me Find Out (Prod 45 King)
Let Me Find Out (Instrumental) (Prod 45 King)
Let Me Find Out (Acapella)
Turn It Out (Prod 45 King)
Turn It Out (Instrumental) (Prod 45 King)
Bonus Beats 45 King And K-Moet


Some relatively new tracks from legendary mc...

Silent Majority - Nightbloomers [1997]





Tracklist:

Intro
Contact High
No Artificial Flavor
15 Minutes
Spices And Seasonings
A New Day ft. Rade
SNAFU
Nightbloomers
Murmurs
More Beautiful Sounds
Word Life
No Reason No Rhyme
Outro


Ramson Badbonez - November - Desperation



"BRAND NEW 'RAMSON BADBONEZ' EXCLUSIVE - 'November - Desperation'. This track is lifted from the forthcoming Ramson Badbonez album 'A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch' entirely produced by Charlie Mac! The album is due for release on High Focus Records on December 9th 2013 and also features Fliptrix, Rag N Bone Man, Jam Baxter, Mystro, Genesis Elijah, M.A.B & more!"

Juice With Soul - Body Armor [1993]






Juice is the drive by, Soul is the vehicle...


Tracklist:

Gang Lingo
To The Uumhm
It's On
Just Because You're Black
Kill Or Get Killed
Money Ain't Shit When You're Dead
Body Armor
Like Father, Like Son
Born Suspect
Nickel Plated Funk
No Bizness In Show Bizness
The System
Juice With Soul


Some of my favourite rappers are from Boston, like Guru of course, Edo G and Insight... no matter how different they are you can feel that special vibe, you can recognize the good man behind music. Juice got that vibe too, so if you like theese artists you will probably digg this album too...


понедељак, 18. новембар 2013.

Mama Mystique - Tremendous / Unstoppable / Styles I Murder [1996, 1997]








Unfortunatelly I'm pretty sure that there's no more Mama Mystique's released material

субота, 16. новембар 2013.

L The Head Toucha – The 1997-1998 Demos EP

It’s All Over
Rain
Dead Man
Sesame Street Hood
Shady Niggaz
All In Together Now

I've run on this gem today at HHB, check it out here...


Miles Davis / Easy Mo Bee - Doo-Bop [1992]


Doo-Bop was jazz musician Miles Davis' final studio album, which would have marked the beginning of his turn to hip-hop-oriented ("doo-bop" being a portmanteau of producer Easy Mo Bee's short-lived, New Jack Swing-derived "doo-hop" and "bebop") tracks. However, Davis died on September 28, 1991, at which time only six pieces for the album had been completed. To finish off the album, producer Easy Mo Bee was asked to take some of the unreleased trumpet performances (stemming from what Davis called the RubberBand Session), and build tracks that Miles 'would have loved' around the recordings. The album's posthumous tracks (as stated in the liner notes) are "High Speed Chase" and "Fantasy". A reprise of the song "Mystery" rounded out the album's nine-track length.

The project stemmed from Davis sitting in his New York apartment in the summer with the windows open, listening to the sound of the streets. He wanted to record an album of music that captured these sounds. In early 1991, Davis called up his friend Russell Simmons and asked him to find some young producers who could help create this kind of music, leading to Davis' collaboration with Easy Mo Bee, his last, the result of which, Doo-Bop, was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 30, 1992, to mixed reviews. The album won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. (quoted from wiki)

Mystery 
The Doo Bop Song 
Chocolate Chip 
High Speed Chase 
Blow 
Sonya 
Fantasy 
Duke Booty
Mystery (Reprise) 




We are all witnesses of the jazz-hop evolution and expansion since early 90s... but it's strange how jazzhop cats skip this one when they're giving props. For me this collab has the same significance as the Brown and Bambaataa's....

четвртак, 14. новембар 2013.

Thrust - Past, Present, Future [1996]



Chris France (born July 8, 1976), better known by his stage name Thrust, is a Canadian rapper from Toronto, Ontario. He is most known for his appearance on the Rascalz' 1998 single "Northern Touch" which also features Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, and Checkmate. He was also featured on the pop band soulDecision's biggest hit "Faded". Thrust now teaches "Artist Series" at the Harris Institute in Toronto. (wiki)


Do You Understand
Do You Understand (Scam Remix)
Do You Understand [Instrumental]
Take Me Away (Interlude)
Seasons In The Sun
Time And Time Again
Rage (Didn't Have To Go)
B-Poet (Fantastic Voyage 1988)


You won't find weak track on this one... looking from today perspective this is pretty obscure release, it still gots that perfect golden era vibe...

среда, 13. новембар 2013.

Raw Poetic & Excalibur - Uncivilized Lit. (101)



"This was a project we did in a week. Strictly for the fans. Free download!"

Dread
The Goods
Equations
Holy River Mountain Creek
Hourglass
Ghost In A Shell
Story Line
Nuff Said

DOWNLOAD

Raw Poetic is on the mic while Excalibur handles the production...

Silent Someone ft. Shaz Illyork, El Da Sensei & Oktober Zero - Lab 82

среда, 06. новембар 2013.

Fashawn - The Beginning



"Produced by: Evidence
Directed by Evidence and Punit Dhesi
Artwork by: TravMSK

The Ecology coming soon"

Looking forward to this...

понедељак, 04. новембар 2013.

Steve Coleman And Metrics ‎– A Tale Of 3 Cities [1994]



"Developing original methods of vocal prosody and musical improvisation within unique nested looping structures is the foundation upon which the Metrics concept is built. Metrics is an amalgam of futuristic vocal and instrumental improvisations layered over a shifting base of street-style African based polyrhythms, redefining the structural ideas of earlier pioneers of African-American music. This concept is the result of a desire to play creative dance music based on the living experiences of African-American people and the African Diaspora. These ideas are the result of brain-storming among musicians, producers and rappers based in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago and Oakland. The influence of several distinct regions results in a broad-based mixture with a distinct flavor.

The musical vision of these young artists has created a cult following and a fresh music, leading the way in creative dance music. These young pioneers are committed to a vision of forging ahead to create living, musical experiences; thus ensuring the musicís fresh and unpredictable sound. Although at first listening Metrics might appear to have some similarities with the current Jazz- Rap trend further listening will reveal that this music involves unique combinations and close interplay among the various musical elements, showing a definite move in another direction. This music is not simply Hip-Hop with Jazz samples but is another form of music in the making!

Expanding on the previous unique developments of creative movements in New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the main intention is development of music expressing todayís living process. Earlier explorations were concentrated on developing a distinct rhythmic base on which to build musical structures. Steps were then taken to expand the concept further by developing the unique melodic and voice leading aspects of this music. Added to these developments are the unique versatility and amazing prosodic abilities of the most creative rappers around today. These lyricists from different urban centers in the eastern portion of the states are paving the way in the next development in street music. Given the novel subject matter, unique rhythmic devices (alliterative meter, syllabic meter, accentual meter and free verse) and the ability to remain open and take chances with creative musical material, these artists are at the forefront of innovations in music today.

A main goal of the artists involved in Metrics is to use the power of creative music to help in the process of true world unification. To that end steps are now being taken to connect with creative artists from different countries worldwide in an effort to project truth music. The current experimental trends in London, Italy, West Africa, etc. are examples of creative people pulling together with similar visions. Metrics is a significant contribution to these movements.

This is a music for adventurous souls who desire to explore the possibilities that 21st Century music has to offer.

The lyricist on this recording are Sub-Zero, Kokayi, Utasi, Shahliek and Black Thought. 
The musicians are Steve Coleman (alto saxophone), Andy Milne (piano), Reggie Washington (electric bass), Gene Lake (drums), Ravi Coltrane (tenor sax), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Michael Wimberly, (percussion), Ezra Greer and Duane Sarden (samples).  Joe Marciano (recording and mix engineer). Recorded May/June, 1994 in Brooklyn, NY" (quoted from: http://www.m-base.com/tale.html )


Be Bop [Subzero, Utasi]
I Am Who I Am [Kokayi, Shahliek, Subzero]
Science [Kokayi, Shahliek, Subzero, Utasi]
Get Open [Kokayi, Shahliek, Subzero, Utasi]
Slow Burn [Kokayi, Shahliek, Subzero, Black Thought]
Left To Right [Kokayi, Shahliek, Subzero]

DOWNLOAD

Main One - Birth Of A Ghetto Child [1995]



Intro

Birth Of The Ghetto Child
Pauze 2 Da Drama
Big Shot On The Block
Check Da Skillz
4 My Shorties
Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self
Don't
Sing It... Bring It! ft. A.J. & Red Hot Lover Tone
Like Father, Like Son
Getting Money (Skit)
Life Or Death
Straight Drama
Survival (Skit)
Whip Appeal
Nigguz Ain't Got It
El Gran Combo ft. Fat Joe, Joe Fatal, Kurious & Powerule
Know My Style
Check The Resume
Outro



недеља, 03. новембар 2013.

Coss - Grayer Skies [2013]


"Grayer Skies is the first half of a two part LP series, the second half being Bluer Skies dropping in late November. The concept is what I call a "compilation of styles" as opposed to songs. Each project has its own distinct vibe and sound, putting on display different aspects of my style both production wise and content wise. Grayer Skies is a ode to the more boom bap, introspective aspect of my style, while Bluer Skies will showcase the more commercial side of my music. I hope you enjoy the music. Thanks for your love and support. -C$$"



Pieces Of A Man (prod. by Shag)
Long Way Down (prod. by Vnrable)
All For The Sunny (CA)(prod. by Shag)
Aziatic Crack (prod. by Shag)
Days Of Our Lives (prod. by Shag)
Burn The World Down (prod. by Shag)
Rainy Nights feat. Yamin Semali (prod. by Shag)
Tru Blood (prod. by Shag)
Give Thanks (prod. by Shag)
D’s On The Lac (prod. by Wil Madden)
Stop Scheme’n (prod. by Wil Madden)
Could It Be feat. Blu, Denmark Vessey & Sene (prod. by Wil Madden)


Co$$ is probably my favourite mc from LA right now. Best thing about this guy is that he is constanly raisning the bar of his raps, he got deep lyrics, staying true while keeping it real attitude and various of styles, I also appreciate the freshness he brings into his tracks. "Grayes skies" is released as a free download LP, but you can still name the price on bandcamp and support the artist as you should. 


Terror Green - Demo EP [1995]


download

If you're fan of the 90's underground rap than this is something for you, also check other heavy jevelz records releases on their bandcamp.

среда, 30. октобар 2013.

Cactus Jack - Act Like What You Say [1999]


Act Like What You Say (Raw) 
Act Like What You Say (Clean) 
Act Like What You Say (Instrumental)
Redline (Clean) 
Redline (Instrumental) 
Cactus K-9 Connect (Clean) 
Cactus K-9 Connect (Raw) 


 On the first track you got also Edo G and Roc Raida on cuts, and collab with Da Bulldogs on the third ...


Main One - Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self [1994]


 Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self (Clean)
 Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self (Remix Clean) 
Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self (Dirty) 
Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self (Remix Dirty) 
 Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self (Remix Instr)
 Learn 2 Be A Man 4 Self (Instr)
 Kid You Aint Got It 



Peep the single, I will upload the album for a couple of days...

Oktober - It Was War / Infinite Echoes [2000]

It Was War
Infinite Echoes


Oktober aka Oktober Zero. This is one of his first releases.


DJ Format & Phill Most Chill – The Foremost [2013]


The Feeling 
Diggin’ For A Livin’ 
Get Busy Music 
Beverly 
Angry Birds 
Work Song 
Triple Threat MC’s feat. The Rampagers (Oxygen, Emskee & Phill Most Chill) 
The Foremost 
Take A Stand 
The Shape Of Things To Come


!!!


субота, 26. октобар 2013.

Gutter Snypes ‎– The Trials Of Life [1994]




Flatline
Who Fell
Judge Me Not
Non De Plume Ft. Cel One, Jeopardy, Principal Mark, Sniper G
Trials of Life


This EP is one of my all time favourites, and I can say the same for the track "trials of life". From my point of view, the production on the EP is perfect and mic and lyrics skills are on the high level. Gutter Snypes group member Sigher announced the new LP that will be released at the end of year!

Opus Akoben - Art Of War [1997]


"Washington D.C., the federal capital of the United States, is the place where the band’s three vocalists, Carl Walker (aka Kokayi), Terence Nicholson (aka Sub-Z) and Joshua Culbreath (aka Black Indian) started out. They met through their involvement in the Freestyle Union which was founded in 1994 by Toni Blackman and Monty Taft. This creative arena was designed as an ongoing workshop dedicated to the “elevation of the rhyme” in which any kind of physical or verbal aggression was banned." (quoted from http://www.last.fm/music/Opus+Akoben/+wiki )



Operation: War Horn
Don't Run 
Contact
Recon 
Hot Outside
Art of War 
See No Evil 
God/Devil
Nimi 
Study
The Game 
Fresh Shoes 
Fantasy 
Crossfade 
Opus Akoben 
Vibe & Emotion 

DOWNLOAD (bandcamp)

Don't sleep on this! Raw underground shit!

Asheru & Blue Black Of The Unspoken Heard - Soon Come [2001]


Both of Asheru and Blue Black do the MC and production jobs (not the whole beatmaking and production stuff tho). Best thing about this album is that you can clearly see the evolution of the rap from golden age era, but in a positive way... we could easily say that from one point in the begining of '00s not just the big part of rap god dumbed down, but that it was hard to follow and understand the high level of consciousness of the part that continued to evolve in good way. So, "Soon come" is the mix of conscious and party rap under the "stay true" moto. 


without we gettin oded and philosophical 
we creatin a space where anything is possible 
we makin it so...even if it's not logical 
cause we runnin spiritual with the biological.......................




Tracklist:

Welcome
Meals To Dinner Time Prelude
Truly Unique
Live At Home
B-Boy (We Get Shit)
Theme Music
Soul
This Is Me
Jamboree
Dear You
Smiley (The Woh, Woh Song)
Soon Come
Think About feat. J-Sands of Lone Catalysts
Elevator Music

четвртак, 24. октобар 2013.

Lewis Parker - Summer With Asakala



New single from Parker's album "The Puzzle: Episode two - The Glass Ceiling". Preorder here.

среда, 23. октобар 2013.

Tumi - A Dream Led To This EP [2002]


"Born in exile in Tanzania in 1981, Tumi returned to Soweto, South Africa in 1992. Formerly known as MC Fatboy, Tumi Molekane is an MC/Poet who has done countless work on the Johannesburg hip-hop scene. " (quoted from http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tumi). Unfortunatelly I don't know much about African rap, but I've found a couple of gems that I would like to share with you... Tumi is one of them...


Tracklist:

A Dream Led To This
The Inner View
Ivonne 
She-Spirit Fancies
People Of The Light
A Dream Led To This (instrumental)
The Inner View (instrumental)
Ivonne  (instrumental)


уторак, 22. октобар 2013.

King Tee - IV Life [1994]


Here comes the funk of the future!!!!!!




"DX: And I want to talk to you about King Tee, another of my heroes.
Ice-T: He was [Notorious B.I.G.'s] favorite fuckin' emcee! Let's go there. Biggie said, when he came to L.A. They're very similar. [Laughs]

DX: King T, besides Spoonie Gee's "cheeba, cheeba, y'all" is one of the first emcees to rhyme about smokin' weed.
Ice-T: He had a thing he used to make rhymes, he called it the "drunk technique." He had to be the right amount of drunk to get on the mic. If he got too drunk, he couldn't spit. If he wasn't drunk enough, it wouldn't came out. Sometimes it would take days to get to the right focus point. [Laughing] " (quoted from http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.1512/title.these-are-our-heroes-ice-t)

Tracklist:

You Can't See Me
Super Nigga ft Rashad
Duck ft E-Swift
Dippin'
3 Stikes Ya Out
Down Ass Loc
Free Style Ghetto ft Breeze, Tha Alkaholics, Xzibit
Way Out There
Let's Get It On ft Nikke Nicole
Check The Flow
Advertisement
Dippin' [Remix]


You should also check King Tee's latest project "Still Triflin'"

Kid Frost - Hispanic Causing Panic [1990]

Classic album from one of the pioneers of the chicano rap.



Tracklist:

Hold Your Own
La Raza
Straight To The Bank
Come Together
Smoke
Ya Estuvo
Homicide
Hispanic Causing Panic
In The City
La Raza (Cantina Mix)

Morcheeba ft Slick Rick - Woman Lose Weight [2002]




Women Lose Weight (Alchemist Remix)
Women Lose Weight (Alchemist Instrumental)
Women Lose Weight (Morcheeba Spare Tyre Remix)
Women Lose Weigh
Women Lose Weight (Acapella)

понедељак, 21. октобар 2013.

Cyrus Malachi – Expressions EP [2013]



недеља, 20. октобар 2013.

House of Pain - Same As It Ever Was [1994]





Tracklist:

Back From The Dead
I'm A Swing It
All That
On Point
Runnin' Up On Ya
Over There Shit
Word Is Bond
Keep It Comin'
Interlude
Same As It Ever Was
It Ain't A Crime
Where I'm From
Still Got A Lotta Love
Who's The Man
On Point (Lethal Dose Remix)

субота, 19. октобар 2013.

Clokworx - Microchips [2002]


"CLOKWORX was established in 1997 as a branch of the “Secret Service Crew” (Vocab, Products, One Verse, AOI, Non-Prophets, Sage Francis and Oktagon Supreme) by the members AmsUno, PhesOne and DJ Orator. " (read the whole review at http://indie-cratez.blogspot.com/2007/05/clokworx.html)
Don't miss this gem!



Tracklist:

Mental Flux
Preservatives
On The One
Robots
Top Choice feat. Vocab
Hereafter feat. Elements
Time In This Career
Who’s That
World Of Truth feat. Produx
Who’s That (Celph Titled Remix)
Preservatives (Celph Titled Remix)
Freestyle (88.9 WERS)
Mullet (Sage Francis)

Mystic - Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom [2001]


As an artist Mystic is firstly located in the Bay Area. As long as I know "Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom" is her only album and there's a video for track "The Life" from it. She combines her mc skills with soul and r&b on this album. Beside high qulity lyrics and serious approach to different subject matters you'll recognize the whole set of emotions following them, and that's just what makes the whole album very dynamic.





Tracklist:

Intro
Ghetto Birds
Neptunes Jewels
The Gottas
The Life
Once A Week
Dave Ghetto
Forever And A Day
D-Boy
You Say I Say
A Dream
W (Ft Planet Asia)
Fallen Angels
Girlfriend Sistagirl
Fatherless Child
O.K. Alright
Spoken Peace
Destiny Complete



четвртак, 17. октобар 2013.

Yani Mo - Compound/Words EP [2013]



nah/ledge
ad/libs feat. allen thomas of iLLmont
home/grown
out/LAWD
go/diva feat. ladin awad
radio/activ
super/vise
diss/trust [bonus, but not really]




This girl is from Atlanta and she's making some fresh jazzy rap, check it, it might be the next big thing.

Maylay Sparks ft. Chukk Rukkuz - Bucknasty

среда, 16. октобар 2013.

Various ‎– Underground Airplay: Volume IV - Certified East Coast Bomb [1995]


"Marc Ecko was a huge hip-hop head/graff fan and he was competing feverishly to keep his fledgling clothing line relevant in the midst of other brands growing in popularity (yes, Fubu, Nautica, Mecca, Timberland, Polo Sport, and Tommy Hilfiger were threatening his business). Ecko had an advantage though. He already in a short amount of time had managed to gain a decent cult following because from day one his brand was dedicated to the underground Hip-Hop culture. In an attempt to appeal to that core audience of saavy street-influenced consumers the Echo brand would join forces with the ultra respected Hip-Hop troop, The Lyricist Lounge and release a free mixtape in conjunction with the purchase of their T-shirts.....they dubbed it the "One shirt, One tape, One Love" philosophy. These tapes... represented true hip-hop to the highest degree." (quoted from http://purehip-hop.blogspot.com)





A. Marshal - Intro
Triip - Keep It Flowin' 
Zoooizoo - Wild Like a Zoo 
L. Swift - Check Da Style 
8Off & PI - Pass Da Tron
Sinistar Voices - Can't Be Ya Lover
Problemz - Neva B4 
Mystidious Misfitss - I Be 
Ran Reed - So What You Want 
Grand Puba - Hip Hop 
VA - Cypha Session IV 
A. Marshall - Outro 

Da Homlez - Abandoned In Da Streetz [1995]




Knock Knock
Boogie Man
Whats Itall About
Neva Luvet Ya
Hip Hop Yall
Bum Skitz
Abandoned in da Streetz
I Got Your Back
Naughty Hip Hop
Where Ya from B
Money Spent
Hip Hop and Rap
Shout Outs Hip Hop Yall Reprise


Homeless, Homey and Hobo are the members of the group. They're from Cali, and this album is a true gem.

уторак, 15. октобар 2013.

DJ Format & Phill Most Chill - The Foremost[album sampler video]


Release date is 28th October!

L'Orange & Stik Figa - The City Under The City [2013]




Dusty Speakers
Monochrome
Blind Tiger
Before Midnight ft. Rapsody
Decorated Silence ft. Open Mike Eagle & Mindsone
Dopamine (instrumental)
World of Monsters
One of Them ft. 7eventhirty
The Wind Picked Us Up (instrumental)
Smoke Rings
Stone Like Me ft. Has-Lo
Among Thieves ft. Yu
Bravo Bravado (instrumental)
We Were Heroes ft. DJ Iron
After All


"You turn down a dark alley, seeking refuge from the sweltering heat of the factories that line the city streets. As you wind through a maze of alleyways, darkness falls and the sky glows a toxic orange. You hear music coming from behind a door at the end of a dark and narrow tunnel. You know that once you open the door and descend into a world beneath the concrete, you will never be the same. This is The City Under The City, a new collaboration from producer L’Orange and Topeka, KS MC Stik Figa. Mello Music Group teams up with L’Orange and Stik Figa to take you on a dark and abstract journey through a realm that lies under the surface. Guest features include haunting verses from Rapsody, Open Mike Eagle, MindsOne, Has-Lo, 7evenThirty and yU as well as cuts by DJ Iron.
There’s a world under the concrete. The question is - can you see it?"

недеља, 13. октобар 2013.

The Kraken - Abstract & Cognac [1996] / Dusty Subliminal Rhymes [1998]


Abstract & Cognac tracklist:

Money on my mind
Whispers in the wind
L.A.'s story
Rise of the Kraken
Tempest
The knock




Dusty Subliminal Rhymes tracklist:

Dusty Trails Original
Dusty Trails Clean
Subliminal
Every Time I Rhyme
Dustybeat
Subliminalbeat



Download both EP's

The Kraken is a group from LA consisted of Pyro, Able-1 and Sirus. You should definitely check the EPs, its LA underground at its finest.