Wednesday, December 17, 2003

poison ladd slr / beats in general - still another 1-4-u-2-n-v reissue

Hello Crates of AG Members

The response for the collectors edition re-issue Still Another 1-4-U-2-N-V, has been great. we would like to thank all of those who have pre ordered the release there is a limited pressing of 100 copies whereas the first 30 copies will be autographed by Poison Ladd SLR and Beats In General!

If you would like to place a pre order you can do so via our network at, if you don't have the funds to place a pre order, and you are still interested in reserving a copy, you can facilitate this process via email at, please note that your copy can only be held in reserve until the release date, which is Jan 2, 2010

Thank you for your professional consideration we appreciate all the love we get from our fans and collectors alike, feel free to sign up for our network or to track any and all details, as it pertains to the re issue at

Shipping Jan 2, 2010

Solid Ground Records is proud to announce our new limited edition collectors vinyl (1987) Rock the 808/ I Need Juanita, 12 inch (1991) Another 1-4-U-2-N-V, Ep (1985) Rockwell Live Freestyle, ft D.J. Speedy Jay (1993) I Put You To Rest 12 inch, Frank White/ Stand Up.

The recordings contained herein are considered ultra rare and are highly sought after by collectors and fans alike, Solid Ground Records has re mastered and compiled all of the above captioned recordings into one affordable collectors vinyl, the cover artwork is updated and features a new linear perspective interpretation of the original characters from the original Another 1-4-U-2-N-V cover.


1. Life Is Like A Nike Commercial (Just Do It)

2. You Got Damm Right

3. Cheeba Cheeba

4. Watermellon Man

5. I am Chakka


1. Juanita

2. Rock the 808

3. (1985) Rockwell Live ft. D.j. Speedy Jay

4. Frank White

5. Stand Up

This project features 100 limited pressings, with the first 30 copies autographed, by Poison Ladd SLR and Beats In General, the project will be sold in the U.S. the United Kingdom and Japan.

The cost for shipping will be $7 in the U.S. and $15 in the U.K. and Japan, all payments for the project will be processed via PayPal at or

Extra special thanks to Ed Catto of Freestyle Records NYC.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

100X LP, EP & Mix CD

Hey Everyone:

Freestyle Records, in association with 215 Archives, is pleased to announce its newest collector's only vinyl releases by Philly's own 100X posse.

The backbone of this new round of releases is the 100X - Whom Shall I Fear? 2xLP. 18 tracks of madness, all previously unreleased, recorded between 1993-1995. If you like the Beyond The Door and/or the Fast Loot Tactics 12"s, this will be mandatory. Almost everything here is better than anything you have heard before. The 2xLP comes in a picture sleeve and is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.

Check the LP snippets here

Also, we are releasing the 100X - Early X EP featuring 6 tracks, all previously unreleased, recorded between 1988-1991 and featuring Poison Ladd S.L.R. (of Another 14U2NV and I Need Juanita) fame among others. This will shed some insight as to the roots of this massive crew and serve as an appetizer for things to come. The EP comes in a sticker sleeve and is limited to 300 copies.

Check the EP snippets here

Finally, we are also releasing a Mix CD by Philly's DJ Nickybutters which will include portions of 8 tracks from the 2xLP, plus MANY exclusive tracks. All tracks were recorded between 1992-1996. The CD is not limited.

For a very limited time only, supporters of Freestyle Records will have the opportunity to purchase one of each release for $100. That is one copy of the 2xLP, one copy of the EP and one CD for $100 plus shipping ($10 in the US and $20 overseas).

Afterwards, if any vinyls are leftover, these releases will be sold separately as follows:
Whom Shalll I Fear? 2xLP $100
Early X EP $75
Mix CD $15

If you want to take advantage of this special offer, I suggest pre-ordering ASAP. I expect that this project will be ready to ship at the end of June or early July, barring any delays.

Please make all paypal payments to: jenniferhandal at hotmail dot com

Ed Catto

Monday, December 15, 2003

Showbiz & AG - Broken Chains 2xLP

Hey Everyone:

The response for this project has been phenomenal. Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered it.

We have about 100 copies of 500 left. They are selling quickly.

If you want a copy or copies and you haven't pre-ordered or contacted me about holding a copy until you can pay, then I suggest you do so as I do not know how long they will last.

I am happy to work with people who need a bit of time to pay, so contact me at:

jenniferhandal at hotmail dot com

or purchase via Discogs

Here is the original email, in case you missed it:

Shipping January 2009

Freestyle Records is pleased to announce our new collector's only vinyl release:

Showbiz & A.G. – Broken Chains: Soul Clap & Runaway Slave Unreleased, 1990-1992

Previously thought lost forever, these masters recently resurfaced and have yielded a treasure trove of unreleased vocal and instrumental tracks from the incredibly fruitful recording sessions leading up to one of the most important Hip Hop albums of all time.

Included in this package are three previously unreleased original versions for songs produced by Showbiz that would eventually become Soul Clap EP and Runaway Slave LP classics but in different forms. Also included, from the same sessions, is a previously unreleased Diamond D production featuring A.G. Finally, rounding out the package, are 7 unreleased instrumental productions by Showbiz from the Runaway Slave sessions. As a special bonus, Freestyle Records has thrown in an untitled cut by D-Flow & Party Arty from 1995 produced by Showbiz.

Due to the importance of this project, Freestyle Records has chosen to release these 12 cuts on a double vinyl format with a picture cover as follows:

Showbiz & A.G. – Broken Chains: Soul Clap & Runaway Slave Unreleased, 1990-1992
All tracks produced by Showbiz unless otherwise noted

1) Instrumental 1, 1991-1992

2) Diggin' In The Crates OG Version, 1990
(The second track ever recorded by Showbiz & A.G. [after Soul Clap]. Different verse from Showbiz, different track with extended piano sample. More energy than released version.)

3) Instrumental 2, 1991-1992

4) Instrumental 3, 1991-1992

5) To Each His Own (More Than One Way Out Of The Ghetto OG), 1991
(Similar lyrics, different track. More melodic, less dark than released version.)

6) Instrumental 4, 1991-1992
(sample later used by Show for You Want It, left unreleased off Goodfellas LP in 1995)

7) Instrumental 5, 1991-1992
(sample later used by The Beatminerz for Smif-N-Wessun’s Bucktown in 1994)

8 ) Hard To Kill OG Version, 1991
(Different beat [uses Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 beat {sampled from TV} from Malcolm X intro on released version], different track, no shouted chorus [instead uses scratched in vocal samples {all five from A.G. on It’s Up To You}], one new verse, [first verse of released version is second verse here on OG]. Harder than released version.)

9) Instrumental 6, 1991-1992

10) I'm Convinced, 1992 (Previously unreleased, produced by Diamond D)

11) Instrumental 7, 1991-1992

12) Untitled feat D. Flow & Party Arty, 1995 (Bonus Cut, previously unreleased)

check snippets HERE!

This project is a limited, one-time run of 500 copies pressed. Half of the copies (250) will be sold to Japan where nearly 200 are already spoken for. The remaining 250 will be sold in America and Europe. The cost for the 2xLP is $100 plus shipping. Shipping is $7 within the U.S. and $15 to all parts of Europe. You can direct all inquiries and make all Paypal payments to:

jenniferhandal at hotmail dot com

Ed Catto
Freestyle Records
NYC, December 2008