Tuesday, July 31, 2007

crates of ag (the series)- volume 3


yeah! another lost mix from your number one dj...hahaha..this one is 53mins strong and was mixed in '05 too . you know how it goes- use the comments section to build up a tracklist!


update:

1. arka (supersci) intro
2. superscientifiku feat. kashal-tee- flip fast
3. the chamba- korrupted
4. cipher feat. natural skills- how it go
5. stezo- time to blow ya mind
6. blue black- bon vi (the good life) street mix
7. optical- home grown with the anna
8. baby phinsta- collisions
9. jay nice feat. mr. shane- mars
10. the sound chapter 1- action for real
11. science of sound- ?
12. orfinz- straight from da orfinage
13. black moon- how many mc's remix
14. s.o.p.- aw yeah









enjoy!

pz,
akutt

Saturday, July 28, 2007

j.a.b


nice little 12" from the same label, which brought you the three brass tacks records.

canadian mc j.a.b (pronounced j.b), member of the guilty crime posse (gcp), released this three-tracker at the age of 19 in '98. productions by james stang, of which i had never heard before. i don't know what he had to do with brass tacks besides the same label, but they get a shout out in "serious".

"The first G.C.P album “The Turf’s Hot” followed with JB and his best friend and recording partner Toba Chung as the main features. He also executive produced the album, funding all of the recording and pressing and securing a PMD deal through Nuff Entertainment. The album was sold nationwide at major retailers.The deal resulted in appearances and performances on MuchMusic, and the release of their first video for the single “Crime Hits.” Shortly after, everything was shelved when a number of the main members of G.C.P went to prison. During this time, JB. released a number of solo tracks. Television and film producers also came knocking and several of his recordings were featured in Canadian and US productions."

jb is still out there and even released a track called "fire in ya eyes" with the game, which is pretty cool too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB9oV5BvYvo&mode=related&search=



i like all three tracks on this 12". definitely a good 12" to own.


J.A.B 12" '98

1. SERIOUS
2. MOVEMENTS
3. GHETTO FLOWS




enjoy

pz,
akutt

Monday, July 23, 2007

darcsyde pt.2

here we go again...

after my darcsyde post last april, i had to find out that there was another record from '98 i had never seen before. the 12", released on black hand entertainment, features two tracks. while you can forget about "what!", the b-side guards the cream right here! "pretender" somehow hit my taste since i first played it. i think this is one of their best tracks.


DARCSYDE 12" '98

1. WHAT!
2. PRETENDER





enjoy!

pz,
akutt

bids are closed!

the offering period for the record sales has expired.

thanks again to everyone, who came through with an offer. i'm looking forward to the next batch of sales in the future.

now it's time to get back to the program...an update will follow soon!

pz,
akutt

Saturday, July 14, 2007

!! RECORD SALES PART 2 !!

PLEASE NOTE: I ADDED A FEW RECORDS AT THE BOTTOM!




once again i'm gonna sell a few spares and here's the deal:

1. this list will be posted on this site (www.alkuttraz.blogspot.com) and several message boards.

2. YOU have to make an offer for stuff you're interested in. do NOT ask me how much i need for a record- i won't reply. i'm interested in any reasonable trade as well.

3. the offering period expires in 8 days (22. july 07)- note: i will sell/trade items right away if the deal is sweet enough.

4. items with insufficient offers will go to ebay afterwards

5. payments via PAYPAL ONLY (people from switzerland have the additional option of a bank transfer)

contact: cratesofag@hispeed.ch

grading: MINT/NM/EX+/EX/EX-/VG+/VG/POOR



ALL CITY "WHO DAT" 12" '95

DOPE EARLY ALL CITY RELEASE. BOTH CUTS ARE BUTTER. GRIMEY STREET SHIT. INDY CLASSIC.

EX+


SOLD




ALPHABET SOUP EP '91

HARDCORE RELEASE ON AKIRFA RECORDINGS. HARD DRUMS AND FUNKY SAMPLES WITH A RUGGED VIBE. WANTED FOR AGES AND ON MANY WANTLISTS. DON'T SLEEP.

EX+ (HAS 2 STICKERS IN THE CENTER HOLE)






BIG L "LIFESTYLEZ OV DA POOR & ANGEROUS" LP '95

-NO COMMENT NEEDED-

EX









DIFFARENT KOMBONATION 12" '96

SCARCE AND NICE 12" FROM WASHINGTON. "INTERNATIONAL" IS MY JOINT!

EX+








DA GRASSROOTS PROMO '99

RARE PROMO ONLY PRESSING OF GRASSROOTS'S "PRICE OF LIVIN'" SINGLE. THE SPECIAL THING HERE IS THE FLIPSIDE: YOU'LL GET "LAST DAYS" WITH INSTRUMENTAL. AVAILABLE NOWHERE ELSE.

NM

SOLD




GUTTER SNYPES "THE TRIALS OF LIFE" EP '94

ONE OF UK'S BEST INDY RELEASES FROM THE MID 90'S. RELEASED ON LIBERTY GROOVES. THIS ONE COMES ON BLUE WAX AND LYRICS SHEET.

MINT


SOLD




KING SUN "SIPPING BRANDY" 12" '93

PEOPLE WHICH ARE AFTER THIS RECORD KNOW THE DEAL. THIS IS THE LOUDER PRESSING ON BIG BOSS. HAS "INPURSUIT UPTOWN" ON THE B-SIDE. FINEST STUFF! RARE!

EX++

SOLD




MOD THE BLACK MARVEL 12" '97

VERY UNKNOWN AND NICE 12" FROM NETHERLANDS MC MOD. INTERESTING THING HERE- "MAKE IT HAPPEN" HAD BEEN PRODUCED BY ALAMO!

EX

SOLD





NOO TRYBE BOOTLEG SUMMER SAMPLER '94


GREAT(!) SAMPLER RIGHT HERE. THE TRACKS BY DOO WOP & THE BOUNCE SQUAD AND DIEZZLE DON ARE AMAZING! ONCE AGAIN, RUGGED SHIT.

NM

SOLD



POWER HITTIN ARTISTS 12" '97

VERY DOPE 12" FROM P.H.A. CHECK THIS POST ABOUT IT. I'M PARTING WITH MY DOUBLE, DON'T SLEEP.

EX+ (HAS A BLOT ON THE LABEL OF SIDE A)



SOLD




PSCYLONE 12" '96

GREAT NYC INDY CLASSIC. BOTH TRACKS ARE NICE, BUT "TRIFE" IS MY JOINT HERE.

EX+



SOLD




RAGGA MUFFIN RASCALS (RASCALZ) 12" '93

WOW, DEBUT RELEASE BY THE RASCALZ ON CALABASH RECORDS. NUFF SAID! RARE!

NM



SOLD





RUGGEDNESS MADD DRAMA 12" '95

OK, ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHILLY GROUPS EVER, 3 AWESOME TRACKS & THE RECORD IS STILL SEALED- A MUST HAVE, FORREAL!

SEALED


SOLD




SLOMO 12" '96

INDY LOVERS KNOW THE DEAL WITH THIS ONE. RUGGED STUFF FROM THE MAN WHO WORKED WITH THE DEAD POETZ SOCIETY. DOPE RECORD.

EX+


SOLD





THE X VANDALS 12" '96

I ONLY DISCOVERED THIS GEMM LAST YEAR ON A MIX DJ HANDJOB DID. BOTH TRACKS ARE HOT! I WOULD NEVER SELL THIS, IF I HADN'T FOUND THIS SPARE COPY RECENTLY.

NM

SOLD




PUPPETS OF CHAOS 12" '95

ANOTHER INDY GEMM. TWO REALLY EXCITING TRACKS WITH A JAZZY AND RUGGED TOUCH. DOPE, A MUST HAVE.

NM


SOLD





DA HANGMEN F.I.G.A.'S 12" '95

OBSCURE INDY RELEASE FROM THE MID 90'S. I STICK TO "HOOD LOVE"


EX++


SOLD




MR. D. ORIGINAL 12" '95

ANOTHER ONE, WHO NEEDS NO DESCRIBTION. MR. D. O'S INDY CLASSIC X 10 ON JIHAD. BOTH CUTS GREW ON ME SO BADLY BACK THEN.

EX+


SOLD




HOMELISS DERILEX EP '95

A RECORD, THAT IS SO DAMN SLEPT ON. DEBUT RELEASE BY THE HD'S, WHO LATER DROPPED BOMBS LIKE "OPERATIONS" OR THE FRAUDULENT EP! EVERY TRACK IS A WINNER HERE.

SEALED

SOLD




OPTICAL 12" '97

VERY DOPE RECORD ON DEPTH CHARGE RECORDINGS, WHO ALSO RELEASED THE LOWER LIFE FORMS 12". I LOVE TWO TRACKS ON THIS ONE!

SEALED


SOLD




LEGION OF D.U.M.E. 12" '94

LEFTOVER FROM THE LAST BATCH OF RECORDS I'VE SOLD. SUPER DOPE AND RARE EARLY RELEASE BY G.M WEB-D AND MC KEV-ROC (DARCMIND)! CHECK HERE

MINT


SOLD


NEW:

E.C. "ILL STATE OF MIND" 2LP '93

NOT MUCH TO SAY HERE. ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHICAGO MC'S. SICK LP. COMES WITH INSTRUMENTALS. CONTAINS "EASE BACK" WHICH WAS FEATURED ON THE CRATES OF AG SERIES VOL.2.

NM

SOLD




LOST N YONKERS SAMPLER 2LP '98

DOPE ASS COMPILATION IN THE USUAL DIEHARD/ D.O.O.M. ENTERTAINMENT MANNER. FEATURES A FEW CLASSICS BY PHIL BLUNTS, BLACK JESUS ETC..BUT THE MAIN THING ON HERE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE TRACKS. THERE'S ONE HIDDEN JEWEL ON THIS ONE, BELIEVE ME!

EX+

SOLD




COMPANY FLOW "FUNCRUSHER" 2LP (CLEAR WAX) '95

VERY FIRST INDEPENDENT PRESSING ON OFFICIAL RECORDINGS OF THE FUNCRUSHER LP ON CLEAR WAX. IT GOT THEN RERELEASED AS "FUNCRUSHER PLUS" ON RAWKUS TWO YEARS LATER.

NM

SOLD




MILITANT MINISTER 12" '94

YEAH, THIS IS SOME SERIOUS PHILLY DOPENESS RIGHT HERE! AS HEARD ON DJ AZEEZ "SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS" MIXTAPE AND ON A LOT OF WANTLISTS. JEWEL!

SEALED







MURS "3:16 THE EP" '99

ONE OF HIS BEST WORKS IN MY OPINION. HAS 2 AWESOME(!) TRACKS ON IT. DON'T SLEEP ON THIS ONE!

NM








SHYHEIM, RAPHAEL, LOUCHA 12" '96

ONE OF THE DOPEST COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN FRANCE AND THE US EVER! YOU GET TWO DOPE JOINTS BY SHYHEIM AND RAPHAEL (LA CLIQUA) AND AN EQUALLY DOPE FLIPSIDE BY LOUCHA. VERY RECOMMENDED!

EX+

SOLD

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

stezo


back in '88, epmd had an interesting background dancer on their strictly business tour...steve williams from connecticut. one year later, the same kid had his first record released. under the name stezo, he put out the classic "crazy noise" album with productions by the almighty paul c. anyway..since i am focused on mid 90ies records on this site, i wanted to present you three records he put out after a break of about four years. in the same manner as three times dope did, stezo appeared on four independent records in the mid 90ies as well after his early career.


STEZO 12" '94

1. BOP YA HEADZ
2. SHINING STAR

in '95/'96 stezo released an ep with "time to blow ya mind", "tension off the chest", "figure it out" & "where's the funk at". i don't have that one though.


STEZO 12" '96 (check out the typos on each side)

1. TIME TA BLOW YA MIND
2. TENSION OFF THE CHEST (FEAT. K-SOLO)



STEZO 12" '97

1. MR. S
2. FUNKY FOR YA


while the first two records were produced by chris lowe, the last one has productions by a guy called k-b.

after these records, stones throw released older stezo material- a 12" with tracks from '89-90 and a remix by koushik. also i think he had an appearance on the "i gotcha" album of his cousin dooley o.

hit me up should you have a spare copy of the ep or audio of "figure it out" and "where's the funk at".

oh...and..."bop ya headz", that's my joint!




enjoy!

pz,
akutt

Saturday, July 07, 2007

the annexx click part II

remember last december's post about the annexx click from baltimore?! here's a piece of the concrete foundation puzzle, which was missing back then.

i'm talking about their probably first release [cf 001] from '95. the record is split up. this means that k-mack and silouette get one side each. both with two tracks. i think this is one of their best releases and the two k-mack joints are my fav's for sure.

who knows, they might have even more records out there. we've discovered five so far.


THE ANNEXX CLICK 12" '95

K-MACK SIDE:

1. DO OR DIE
2. IN BALTIMORE

SILOUETTE SIDE:

1. CAN U FEEL IT
2. BLESSIN' ME






enjoy!

pz,
akutt

Monday, July 02, 2007

creative [denmark]

as predicted and requested, crates of ag starts a new series today. on focus are artists/ groups from other countries than canada or the us. i thought a good way to beginn would be a post about denmarks mc creative.

i'm pretty sure his first appearance on the scene was the cd single called "the exclusive presentation" which came out in 1996. almost every track by creative had been produced by the copenhaniacs (jaybiz, dj shok and creative).

CREATIVE "THE EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION" CD SINGLE '96

1. NATURAL
2. ONE ON ONE
3. EXPECT WRECK
4. THE HARD WAY


two of the four tracks from the cd were featured on his first vinyl 12" in '97. broken records europe put out "natural" & "one on one".

CREATIVE 12" '97

1. NATURAL
2. ONE ON ONE

one year later, the same collaboration, production- and labelwise, released another 12" called "the presentation". a three-tracker featuring promoe of the looptroop and hi-tech. unfortunately i traded my copy of this one away..but check out nap3platez, which had a post about that one (did i trade it to you ron?!).

in the year '99, creative strikes back with an exclusive danish promo. "with subdo the mic" he put out a personal classic of mine. on the flipside you can find the very very 1st pressing of promoe's "off the record", which had three more different pressings afterwards.

PROMOE / CREATIVE PROMO '99

1. OFF THE RECORD
2. SUBDO THE MIC

and last but not least, creative put out another 12" in '00. besides "creatively wise" featuring copywrite & camu tao and "networking" featuring freestyle of the arsonists and knox, you'll get an exclusive demo version of "continuosly "from '97.

CREATIVE 12" '00

1. CREATIVELY WISE (FEAT. COPYWRITE & CAMU TAO)
2. NETWORKING (FEAT. FREESTYLE)
3. CONTINOUSLY (FEAT. HI-TECH & PROMOE)

use the comments section in case i forgot anything. and if anyone has the mentioned cd from '96, i'm eager to hear the other 2 tracks on there!




enjoy!

pz,
akutt