Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Re-Up : Gauge The Mental Murderah


From The Source - December 1995 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle









1- Gauge - Caught Up
2 - Gauge - Cranium (Demo version)
3 - Gauge - Keep Your Compliments
4 - Gauge - Mind Over Matter
5 - Gauge - Miss You Man
6 - Gauge - Past Tense



From Rap Pages - June 1995 - Original Scan by Max The Keeper 



12" - 1996 - Maestro Records 

12" - 1997 - Maestro Records 




Kunfu - Attacking With The Smoothness - 2017


Tape - 2017 - DATMF






Brand new intrumental project by the German Beatmaker Kunfu, 16 Boom Bap Beats featuring DJ Obsolete, Это Paranojâ & MF Eistee.

100 Copies only ...
Shipping Date : July 15th 2017

Pre-Orders coming today, Stay Tuned !



Diggin' Session : Tonton Steph Presents Sweet Soul & Funky Music from The 70 & 80's Pt 2






After the success of his first volume, my man Steph have decided to come back with a second volume of his Sweet Soul & Funky Music from The 70 & 80's comp, featuring The Dells, David Ruffin, Tom Brock, Jean Can, The Counts, Creative Source, The Blackbyrds, Bloodstone, Glass Houses, Al Green, Inez Foxx, The Spinners, Jones Girls, Leon Haywood, Ramp, The Detroit Emeralds and more ...







If you've missed the first volume, It's still available Here 


The High & Mighty Reunion Show @ Kung Fu Necktie








If you are in philly on Thursday June 29th, you should know that Mr. Eon ("The High" a.k.a Erik Meltzer) and music producer DJ Mighty Mi ("The Mighty" a.k.a Milo Berger) are back ... It's The High & Mighty Reunion Show at Kung Fu Necktie. 
The Show will also feature Dj Too Tuff & Skrewtape.



1250 N Front St, Philadelphie 19122

Thursday june 29th 2017 
Doors: 8:00 PM 
21 and over 
$15 - $20






Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mix : Hellee Hooper Hip Hop Hour (#HHHHH) Ep.1







Show & AG - Next Level (Nyte Time Instrumental)
WC & The Maad Circle - Dress Code
Big Daddy Kane - Somethin' Funky
LL Cool J - Boomin’ System
Microphone Prince - Trunk Of Funk (Marley Marl Remix)
Da Youngsta’s - Mad Props
Lords Of The Underground - Here Come The Lords
Runaway Slaves - Booty Mission (Yo, Yo Where The Ho's At?) (Say Ho Mix)
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) (Re-Recording)
MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha
Queen Latifah - Wrath Of My Madness (Dj Premier Remix)
Paula Perry - Extra, Extra
Bush Babees - Love Song
Intelligent Hoodlum - Grand Groove (Part II)
Chubb Rock - Just The Two Of Us (Clark's Cool Out Mix)
Cella Dwellas - Good Dwellas (Part 2)
Artifacts - Flexi Wit Da Tech (Demo Version)
Artifacts - Whassup Now Muthaf- -ka? (Bonus Beats)
BLVD. Moses - Can’t Escape The Hypeness
Terminator - Juvenile Delinquintz (Remix Radio Version)
Brand Nubian - All For One (Radio Remix)
Cypress Hill - How I Just Kill A Man (Blunted Remix)
Funkmaster Flex - 6 Million Ways To Die feat. Nine & Tragedy
Brand Nubian - Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (12” Version)
Arrested Development - Tennessee (Showbiz Remix)
Zimbabwe Legit - To Bead Or Not To Bead (Lawnge Instrumental)


Props to Hellee Hooper 


Marchitect - Dead In Your Tracks - 1994







Marcus "Marchitect" Watkins, career started as an early teen with the release of his independent 12" inch "Dead in Your Trax". The vinyl released in 1994 on Supreme Science Productions, is now a collectors item, and prompted Billboard Magazine to proclaim "Marchitect has a solid future as a rapper." 


From Billboard - January 28th 1995



Hype - HHC 1991 : Lifers Group


From Hip-Hop Connection - May 1991 - Original Scan courtesy of Underground United 


EP - 1991 - Hollywood Basic 






Sunday, June 25, 2017

Constructive R.U.K.U.S (Really Us Kids Under Stress) - EP - 1999




EP - 1999 - Self-Released  













"Constructive R.U.K.U.S is the brain child of Good aka Sugar Bear and Willie Wasted aka Jamarkas, friends since elementary school. After high school we got the idea together, to form a crew true to all the forms of hip hop. Dancing, Raping, Graphing, DJing and Getting Faded (Partying). Which is why you are probley barely finding out about us. Constructive originated in El Paso Texas. Where we started the crew up with a crazy ass music major, Haj aka Hans who went to UTEP. Needles to say we blew up the spot at all the local venues. One of are high points was opening up for Das Efx and Onyx. After relocating to San Diego , California things took off. We added two new members Blue aka Lou and AL New aka Madd Nappy Vandel. With Al New joining on we got different beats and it just made are sound more divers. We honed are skills and made are stage show hype and party friendley. Are show is high energy and yet so grimmy. We have performed at most of the major venues in San Diego , like 4th and B , Dream Street , Canes , The Belley up Tavern , The Blue Agave just to name a few. We are veterans of SXSW in Austin TX and of NXNW in Portland OR. We are also seasoned vets of a major US tour. The Aftermath tour by Osiris shoes. We have been underground favorites for a long time I guess we could be called the under dogs. We have had a lot of music on different skate board videos (Osiris ,The Storm ,Shorty's, Fulfill the Dream, Globe, World Cup of skating and many others) and a few different mixed cd's." by Sugar Bear courtesy of rldbsp.blogspot



Crusaders For Real Hip Hop - Strictly 609 - Rare & Unreleased EP Vol.One


EP - 2017 - Cha-Ching Records


A1 - Strictly 609 
A2 - Groove feat. BeFyne (Funk Family/Blaque Spurm) 
A3 - Mind Your Own Business 
A4 - Freestyle And Ya Don`t Stop
B1 - Main Entree (Remix) feat. BeFyne (Funk Family/Blaque Spurm) 
B2 - Peep The Move 
B3 - Stop Them Know feat. Low-Key








250 copies only : First 100 copies will be Yellow colored Vinyl  Remaining 150 copies will be Standard Black colored Vinyl

Pre-Orders coming soon ... Stay Tuned !



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kyo Itachi - Genkidama 3xLP - 2017


3xLP - 2017 - Kamehameha House


A1 - Samurai Sushi feat Ruste Juxx
A2 - Organic feat Planet Asia
A3 - Da Super Heroe feat Shyheim
A4 - Like a Movie feat Big Twins (of Infamous Mobb)
A5 - At It Again feat Krondon
B1 - Look in Their Eyes feat Bishop Lamont
B2 - Off Course feat Vast Aire (of Cannibal Ox)
B3 - Trillmatic Anthem feat Conway, Ruste Juxx, Termanalogy, Skyzoo, Reks, Edo G
B4 - Megarm feat Supreme (of Representativz) & Steele (of Smif N Wessun)
B5 - The Dart Board feat C- Rayz Walz 
C1 - Trippin feat Rim Da Villins
C2 - Surprize feat Illa Noyz
C3 - Stolen Base feat Chris Spencer (Vic Spencer + Chris Crack)
C4 - Costolomy Bag feat Pressha Dinero,Vvs Verbal, Louie Skaggs, Dan Jah
C5 - Vibratium Dartboards feat Clever One (of Da Buze Bruvaz)
D1 - Genkidama flow feat Vizar Rancarr (Skanks & Kyo) & Haile Ali, Madman (of F.O.D)
D2 - Carnage feat Milez Grimez 
D3 - Proof feat Ran Reed & Innocent?
D4 - Dead Zone feat Shabaam Sahdeeq & Homeboy Sandman
D5 - Rosary Beads feat Realio Sparkzwell, Berreta 9(of Killarmy), Poison Pen, Block Mccloud
E1 - Bang Bang feat Sage Infinite, Recognyze Ali, Ill Conscious, Haile Ali, Rigz, Mooch, Twistello, Phil Blount
E2 - Should be Know feat The Committee Sounds
E3 - Bringing Back feat S.I.T.H.
E4 - Red Ribbon Flow feat M3 (of F.O.D)
E5 - Aint No Question feat FKB$
F1 - Dil Nah Nah feat Squeegie Oblong
F2 - Killamanjaro feat Haile Ali ,El Ay
F3 - Knukles Game remix feat One Click Bang
F4 - End Of Times Rhymes feat Sleep Sinatra
F5 - Up & Down feat Mélanie Rutherford


Kyo Itachi is back 8 years after "Musikyo" with certainly his biggest project : "Genkidama", a limited edition triple vinyl (Gatefold) with a huge guest list : 
Ruste Juxx, Bishop Lamont, Big Twins, Conway, Planet Asia, Termanalogy, Skyzoo, Reks, Edo G, Shyheim, Krondon,Vast Aire (of Cannibal Ox), Supreme (of Representativz), Steele (of Smiff N Wessun), Shabaam Sahdeeq, Homeboy Sandman, C - Rayz Walz, Rim Da Villins, Illa Noyz, Chris Spencer (Vic Spencer + Chris Crack), Ran Reed, Innocent?, Realio Sparkzwell, Berreta 9 (of Killarmy), Poison Pen, Block Mccloud, Pressha Dinero, Vvs Verbal, Louie Skaggs, Dan Jah, Clever One (of Da Buze Bruvaz), Vizar Rancarr (Skanks & Kyo) & Haile Ali,Madman (of F.O.D), Milez Grimez One Click Bang, Mélanie Rutherford, Sage Infinite, Recognyze Ali, Ill Conscious ... and many more. 


The project is entirely produced with his SP1200 and will be available in October 2017.
Cuts by Venom, Dj Impact & Dj Audas and Arwork Design by Jilva The Maker. Help to see this project comes true, It needs 300 pre-orders via Diggers Factory.






Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen - March 5th 1994 - 105.9 WNWK


Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen 105.9 WNWK March 5, 1994





Kevin Keith & Dirty Dozen Promo
Shyheim feat Down Low Recka - You The Man 
Nas feat AZ - Life’s a Bitch
Gang Starr feat Jeru The Damaja & Lil Dap - Speak Ya Clout
Dr Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Poor Young Dave
King Just - Warrior’s Drum
Da Henchmen - Come On
Kool G Rap & Dj Polo - Letters
20:00 ?
N-Tyce - Hush Hush Tip
Talk Break
Mr Voodoo - Interview 
Mr Voodoo - Come Off Hard 
Fourtie - Shawn
Nefertiti - Visions of Nefertiti
Yaggfu Front - Left Field
Smif-N-Wessun - Bucktown
Notorious Big feat Method Man - The What
The Funk Children - Step It Up 
 44:45 Freshco - ? 
Maestro Fresh Wes - Dat’s My Ni**a
Mr Voodoo - Freestyle
51:00 ?
Poetry - Rhyme Writer
Maestro Fresh Wes - Certs Wid Out Da Retsyn
Talk Break
Souls Of Mischief - Make your Mind Up (Rock On Mix)


Props to Dj Eclipse 


United We Chill - Book & Mixtape





"United We Chill" is a photography book and cassette mixtape combo published by Seven Dollars Crew. Production is of the highest quality. These photographs only exist in print, and the mixtape does not exist digitally. Photography and design by Aple76. Mixtape by Aidan Leacy. Letters and drawings by Steven Serval and Kid Kash

 Book is 80 pages, hard cover, lithograph print, 165 x 252mm.
Available now only from hydeslovelies.com


Veks - Consolation LP - 2017


MCR001 LP - 2017 - Missing Children Records  





This is the official 2nd Instrumental LP release from the San Diego based artist Veks (Last Jazz Club). 16 tracks of raw instrumentals release on Missing Children Records. 
Available on Ltd 12" Vinyl (300 available, 500 pressed), 4 Panel J Card Cassette (only 50) & 4 Panel DigiPak CD (only 100).


Pre-orders :
Vinyl / Cassette / CD



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lower Level - Top Notch / Flavorable Fluids - 1995














Lower Level was a crew from Charlotte (NC) and consisted of 4 members : Joseph Caldwell a.k.a Jay Flav, Milton Smith a.k.a Money Milt, Willie McDuffy a.k.a Wil-Nice and Barry McDuffy a.k.a KHB. 
If you have to spend a lot of your money on a record it should be this one because technically it will never come out again due to lost Masters...
This wax came out in 1995 on Queen City Production Records and is composed of 2 very good tracks "Top Notch" and "Flavorable Fluids" which is certainly the best track of this 12", containing a sample of  Slippin' Into Darkness performed by Ramsey Lewis. 





Here is the short interview with Jay Flav from Lower Level done by Bob Lipitch courtesy of Chopped Herring Records for the release of The 5PL1T EP Vol 2 :


"Did you all grow up in Charlotte?

We all grew up in Charlotte myself, Wil & Barry grew up in Hidden Valley and Money Milt grew up in Earle Village. Milt was the only one that didn't  grow up with us, we met in another street capacity.

How did you end up recording at D&D Studios?

We were working with Mark Spark at D&D on the production side and stumbled on an engineer by the name of Joe Quinde....he was a beast at mixing. That was around the time we were working with a label out of Newark called Brick Boulevard  that had a production deal with Elektra Records. We were going to be the first act off that label, but when Busta left the Leaders of the New School, Elektra went on a all out campaign to promote The Coming album by Busta, so the label along with other groups on Elektra, such as 3 Boys from Newark [which had another NC native Omniscience] got dropped by Elektra. Unfortunately they let alot of good music go to waste.

What was the scene like in North Cackalacka back in the day? 

The scene in NC was crazy, we had mad talent with groups like SoHo (Southern Hospitality) my brothers they were dope, Omniscience the Funky One Liner, Ski Beats (produced Reasonable Doubts for Jay Z) and was also the founder of Original Flavas, Nasty Fruit. ....and many more. Dopeness brother!!! Alot of notable producers such as Fanatic, Mark Spark, Laquan, Skazz Daddy, Wil-Nice and many more....

Who did you look up to growing up?

Locally I looked up to all the cats on Payroll Records such as the Bizzy Boyz and Supreme Nyborn, nationally I looked up to Large Professor, KRS One, Cold Crush Brothers (Almighty K.G) my man, Big Daddy Kane who has been in NC for over 20 years and actually came to a couple studio sessions.

Did you do cats do the support slot  for acts touring down South from the North East?


We opened a lot of shows back in the days. NC was different than other parts of the south because we banged Hip Hop and artists would come down to perform and be amazed that we sounded professional and on the same level as they did. A lot of groups came to perform in NC and left with a new found respect for NC. Even recording at D&D, up north cats would come in the room spark up and pop their neck to the sounds, such as Guru, Sadat and many more."





Chris Read Presents Gang Starr 'Daily Operation' 25th Anniversary Mixtape







1. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - 'Fun' [Extract]
2. Gang Starr - 'The Place Where We Dwell' [Instrumental]
3. Chris Read - 'Theme #3' [Scratchapella]
4. Gang Starr - 'Stay Tuned'
5. Gang Starr - 1991 Interview Extract
6. Ceasar Frazier - 'Funk It Up'
7. BDP - 'Criminal Minded' [Extract]
8. Gang Starr - 'Ex Girl to Next Girl'
9. Johnny Hammond - 'Big Sur Suite'
10. Gang Starr - 1991 Interview Extract
11. Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black
12. Gang Starr - '92 Interlude'
13. The Crusaders - 'In The Middle of the River'
14. Gang Starr - 'No Shame In My Game'
15. Leaders of the New School - 'Sobb Story' [Extract]
16. Eddie Hazel - 'Frantic Moment'
17. Gang Starr - 'Take Two and Pass'
18. Juice Crew All Stars - 'Juice Crew All Stars' [Extract]
19. Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - High As Apple Pie Slice II 
20. Gang Starr - 'Conspiracy'
21. Gang Starr - '2 Deep'
22. Gang Starr - 'Hardcore Composer'
23. Jungle Brothers - 'Straight Out The Jungle' [Extract]
24. Sugar Billy Garner - 'I Got Some' (sampled in B.Y.S)
25. Gang Starr - 'B.Y.S'
26. Gang Starr - 'Flip The Script'
27. Ahmad Jamal - 'Misdemeanor'
28. Gang Starr - 'Soliloquy of Chaos'
29. Kid Dynomite - 'Uphill Piece of Mine'
30. Gang Starr feat Lil Dap and Jeru The Damaja - 'I'm The Man'
31. The O'Jays - 'When The World's At Peace'
32. Schoolly D - P.S.K Wha Does It Mean? [Loop]
33. Cannonball Adderley - Leo: Rosebud [Extract]
34. Charles Mingus - II B.S
35. Skull Snaps - 'It's A New Day' [Loop]
35. Brand Nubian - 'Step to the Rear' [Extract]
36. Gang Starr - 'Take It Personal'
37. JBs - 'Gimme Some More' [Loop]
38. Gang Starr - 'Much Too Much (Mack a Mill)'
39. Gang Starr - 'The Illest Brother'
40. James Brown - 'Funky Drummer' [Loop]
41. Eric B & Rakim - Eric B Is President [Extract]
42. Richard Pryor - 'Prison'