Sunday, October 26, 2008

smoked out productions / 3 years crates of ag

for those that slept– Crates of AG is stepping into its fourth year of existence! how many blogs out there can say that?! but now enough of self-praising. i guess a lot of you noticed the lack of updates during the last year...i just have a lot going on, that's it. but i'll do my best. on the other hand you've had a lot of mixtapes for free coming from my side, which in my opinion is even better than vinyl-rips.

for this special occasion i thought i should come up with something extra dope. so i grabbed two records by one of my favorite groups out of ny from the mid 90ies– smoked out productions!

the first time i've heard of them was of course while trading cd's with my man alex from sweden. this had to be in '98 i guess. it then took me ages to find out that al tariq, black attack (aka sean black) and problemz even had an earlier release, which was said to be even better. ed catto spilled the beans about it on smalltime hustle. and thanks to sureshot over at dwg i tracked down a copy later on.

read ed's article, that's all i can say.

i also attached a joint of problemz spitting over the styles beat on the underground airplay mixtape cassette from '96.

and now back up kids and check the styles! amazing stuff!


SMOKED OUT PRODUCTIONS 12" '94

1. BACK UP KID (THAT'S WHAT YOU GET)
2. AW YEAH
3. PHASES




SMOKED OUT PRODUCTIONS 12" '95

1. STYLES
2 BOK BOK




btw: the sales will go on! there's still a lot of niceness available.

i will be away from tuesday(28th) until friday(31th). i'll answer all emails coming in after monday night on saturday.





pz,
akutt

21 comments:

BYL said...

big respect on the 4 year mark man. great post to im sure lots of people are going to be stoked to hear the back up kid ep, lots of hype around that. both dope records

much love!

DUEL ONE said...

BIG UPS TO AG! ALWAYS DROPPING THE DOPE SHIT!!!!

Jaz said...

congratulations on the 3 years, your blog and vinyl rips are mad appreciated.

bert-c-town said...

Thanks for your great work over the last three years. Your posts are always surprising like this one here!!

serch4beatz said...

trading cd's?? niiiiiice haha..
thanks to your blog i got introduced to many joints wich i would've never heard otherwise..gracias señor

MrDaniel said...

love this blog, real hip hop for the soul
keep it going "4 more years!!!"

Crates of AG said...

thank you fam!

grantp said...

thanks for all the dope posts over the last 4 years!

nedd2 said...

My favorite blog,
thanks for all your indyness job/rip all over the time,
Respect,
Nedd

Chason said...

awesome blog... hope to see it going for 4 more years :D

thanks for that first sop rip.

Anonymous said...

so we´ve to say happy birthday and keep on doin´your great job + thx for this post man

Ohso Kool said...

dope find. i have 2 test pressings of this release, and still have the invite to the release party thay had in new york, around 95, 96.

Crates of AG said...

@ohso kool

sounds dope man. any difference on the test pressing?

Anonymous said...

schöne sache, mit dem blog, 3 jahre is nicht schlecht, und vom style her ist der blog def. am schönsten, finde ich.

mach weiter so.
pace, Tobi

Ralven said...

Auch von meiner Seite Gratulation, hah hier echt die ein oder andere Perle kennen und schätzen gelernt. Ein große Lob und dickes Danke. Weiter so und auf die nächsten drei Jahre! ;)

Gruß aus Salzburg

REP96st said...

Peace.. I was just looking up my Brothers music (Ill Distraxtion) and found this site. Respect due for bigging them up! Hope your blog last long!!

Anonymous said...

peace to AG 4 posting this one. congratulations for 3 years.

i have 1 question. can u please re-up all the dead links on zshare.

Crates of AG said...

thank you guys!

i'm sorry, but it's too much work to put all the dead links up again.

watch out for an update soon...there are rumours about new deerhuntaz material...

pz
akutt

Ralven said...

yo al,

was peeping you x-mas mix these days on and on. hope you'll get some prosecco this christmas again.^^ damn, its def one of my favorites.

peeez, ralven

Anonymous said...

found countless gems on here mad appreciation on 3 years going... peace

Coat said...

thanks for all the work you've been doing here and there.