Friday, January 25, 2008

hardwe're


jersey in full effect!

a while back my man ed told me about a dope record by a jersey group called hardwe're.

"Dope production and hardcore rhymes. They talk on one track, where they seriously go after an ex-crew member, about how Jay-Z and Rocafella wanted to sign them but this guy fucked the thing up by refusing (R-O-C wanted the whole crew)"

after getting the twelve incher i knew what he meant.

the group includes k-mak (producer/dj) and hardwe're's "hype man" deuce (mc). i think after this 12" they did demo's for the main stream market for labels such as jive, def jam or roc-a-fella. k-mak began his hip-hop career as "little seven," a 13-year-old break dancer with the newark group hassan and 7-11.

i'm not sure what they are up to nowadays, but while james stokes (k-mak) runs his own clothing business at http://7flavaz.com, dante daily (deuce) teamed up with his younger brother bless to form a producer collabo named the soul diggaz.

my shit here is "real niggaz" of course. but "1, 2, 3 (corrupt thoughts)" is nice as well. i think this must be from '96 or '97. i'm sorry for the clean edit of 1, 2, 3.. my copy looks perfect but skips during the street version.


HARDWE'RE 12" '9x

1. 1, 2, 3 (CORRUPT THOUGHTS)
2. CALLEN YOU OUT
3. REAL NIGGAZ






enjoy!

peace
al

3 comments:

serch4beatz said...

maybe the 12" is misspressed like the black moon "war zone" LP where it just skips at the beginning of "fro all yall" feat heather B.
bsides: dope shit once again ;)

Chill said...

Nice release..

I think i was the only one who has a skip record from Blackmoon !
Now i know that he's misspressed ! ;(

I Just Wanna Chill

Anonymous said...

As you know, I love this single. So gully. The treacherous crew member they are referring to was Hahz The Ripper, who was featured on what I am pretty sure is their debut 12" from 1995 Comin' From Da Hood / Intimidation. I believe Hahz may have had earlier solo releases.

Peace,
Ed Catto