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

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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]

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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]


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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.