Wednesday, July 08, 2009

sons of sam - the unbirth ep / va003

it's time to honor the people over at vinyl addicts.

a few years back this guys had a unique and amazing mid 90ies indy blog, which most of you guys knew and loved. similar to my site they did not just post mp3 after mp3 but also tried to give some background info on artists and their projects. i can not recall the year, but one day they quit the blogging scene to return with a new concept and design later on– vinyladdicts.net


smoove, red, maze, ol'eightyfive and atilla now run the vinyl addicts site with its interviews, reviews, forum and last but not least special projects. and the latest one of those projects just found its way over to my place today– sons of sam "the unbirth ep"

yeah baby! while a big part of the indy community (myself included) was/is looking for the sons of sam 12" from '93 called "ooh he got an afro", the va guys managed, apparently with help by bibow, to track down the xav and samson and initiate a release that would follow their previous two projects such as lord finesse & mike smooth and sport g & mastermind.

"This time we would like to present six previously unreleased tracks from Sons Of Sam to you and yours. Many of you will know Sons Of Sam due their sought after 'Oooh He Got An Afro / Charisma' 12" which was released on Workshop Records in 1993. We had the oppurtunity to dig out six previously unreleased tracks from 1993/1994. Result: The Unbirth EP!" [vinyl addicts]

so here's what you can get– an ep with 6 amazing(!) unreleased cuts by sons of sam. in case you purchase two copies of the ep, you'll get a free copy of the equally dope 7" with alternative versions of "oooh he got an afro" and "charisma"! the ep's come with a glossy press photo and press-sheet! the ep's are limited to 250 copies, while there are 100 copies of the 7"– both handnumbered.



SONS OF SAM "THE UNBIRTH" EP '09

1. IT'S LIKE THAT
2. DO MY THANG
3. MOVE FAKIN'
4. NOFIN' NICE
5. GET IT ON
6. BAD MAN



SONS OF SAM 7" '09

1. OOOH HE GOT AN AFRO (ALTERNATE VERSION)
2. CHARISMA (ALTERNATE VERSION)



SNIPPETS








i have to be honest, in my opinion there are way too many dope limited/private record pressings out there. i really had to stop buying everything because it had become super expensive. but after checking the snippets of vinyl addicts' 3rd installment i was like– damn, i have to get this! there's a good chance a few copies are still available, so don't sleep!

on another note, i just wanted to emphasize that the vinyl addicts forum is a great place for mid 90ies rap lovers. you'll find a lot of people with knowledge. similar to the diggers with gratitude board, which in my opinion is more early nineties. speaking of dwg, you can find a dope review of the sons of sam 12" over there.


pz,
akutt

14 comments:

Jaz said...
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BYL said...

i got my copies yesterday and i couldnt have been more excited. The 7" is too dope.

Hightower said...

Yo akkut, pretty nice wax. the second track in the first snip is dope! It's the song "do my thing"? Thanx for ya feedback. Thanx for this post! Pz

Anonymous said...

Haha - Jaz begging for mp3's again I assume.

Great release & probably the best in the VA series thus far. The bonus 7" is a nice touch and I like the green vinyl/hand stamped touch.

Crates of AG said...

hightower, the second track of the snippet is actually "move fakin'"

peace
al

Anonymous said...

all those limiteds edition are expensive, but rare records are expensive too.
all in all it's kind of the same to me.
I bought this one it's dope

Anonymous said...

did this clown really ask for mp3s?....

Crates of AG said...

no he didn't.

Maze said...

Thanks for nice write-up Bro!
I am happy you dig the record...

There are still copies of the EP and the bonus 7" available - anybody interessted might contact us at orders at vinyladdicts dot net!

Keep your fingers dusty

one love
Maze
Vinyl Addicts

Anonymous said...

I NEED TO KNOW
WHO PRODUCED THOSE TRACKS PLEASE ..
ANY CHANCE TO GET THAT INFO ??
JORGE.

Anonymous said...

HY MAN ..
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF THOSE TRACKS PLEASE?
IS THAT INFO AVAILABLE IN THERE?
THANKS IN ADVANCED
KEEP DOING YOUR THING
PEACE.

Crates of AG said...

jorge, all tracks were produced by themselves. mega hertz did the engeneering in burlington NJ!

pz
al

Hightower said...

Yo akkut, thanx a lot for ya feedback. Keep it deep undaa. Eh bis denn! Pz

Anonymous said...

YO MAN
THANKS A LOT FOR THE INFO!
ONLY IN VINYLATHLETES AND HERE
ANSWER MY QUESTION ..
JORGE.