Wednesday, December 29, 2010

[hanDJob talks to] t.r.o.o.k.u.l.a. of brainwash 2000



oh my god, last post for this year! and how could we better end 2010 than with an interview with troo kula of the brainwash 2000 fame!?

seriously guys, everybody is or at least was after their 12"s. it took me years to get ahold of the «break it down» 12"! and even though everybody was aware of brainwash, you never heard anything about them. well, my man hanDJob came here today to change that fact. with the help of the tru comers [big shout out!] he tracked down t.r.o.o.k.u.l.a. for an interesting interview!

as usual we were also able to score some exclusive unheard material. in this case troo kula blesses us with three past funk & dues joints.

«Troo Kula:  First let me say Peace to you and all the real Hip Hop fans all around the world and thank you for this opportunity. T.R.O.O.K.U.L.A. stands for The Root Often Oversees with Knowledge Understanding Love and Acceptance. ..»



as already mentioned, we have 3 unheard joints for you ready. my winner here is «what you think».

1. WHAT YOU THINK
2. GAME
3. ON E




 



big up to troo kula for taking the time and sharing some history! and now go and read the interview! 

happy new year folks and make sure you hit our spot in 2011 as well!

 peace!
hanDJob & akutt

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

poison ladd s.l.r. x beats in general - rebel music 12" ep ['92-'96]

already got all your christmas gifts? well, here's some new heat from the solid ground fam:

Finishing off the year 2010, Poison Ladd S.L.R. – Beats In General return with another vintage 12” Ep of un-released songs recorded between 1992-1996. These recordings was pulled from the countless Dat tapes from Beats In General’s archives. REBEL MUSIC includes “All The Hits & More” (1992) a song about a drug addicts addiction to crack & cocaine, “No Fast Food Job” which details the harsh realities of working at a places like mc donald's in 1993, Cypress Hill inspired “One On Da Shelf” (1993) speaks about dealing with untrust worthy people in the hood, & “Bourbon & Bullets” (1996) story telling at its best which includes names of brand liquors & cigarettes.  



Side A

All The Hits & More (1992)

No Fast Food Job (1993)



Side B

One On Da Shelf (1993)

Bourbon & Bullets (1996)


This release is Limited to 300 copies and costs $39.99 (USA) or $49.99 (INTERNATIONAL) incl. Shipping. Now available for pre-order at:







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USA / INTERNATIONAL

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

fifth city mob

probably the second last post this year guys!

this is the fifth city mob from the bronx. i featured both tracks on mixtapes already- but still,  it's a dope ass record! i didn't find out much about this crew so hanDJob helped me out with some info from one of the crew members:

«Members were David Brewster aka "Dusty Rhodes", Evan Leo Grandison aka "L-ion"and Ken Jones aka "DJ Ken Blass". It was Recorded in 93'. We are all from the BX. Co op City, Section 2 & 5. Dave & Leo are from 5. Thus the name 5th City Mob originated.»



FIFTH CITY MOB 12" '93

1. MURDER TYPE
2. DARK SIDE






great release– watch out for your copy!

pz.
akutt

Sunday, November 28, 2010

sales on delicatessen


massive sales on crates of ag delicatessen. 
price reductions on 44 records. click on the picture above or on this link:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

[instrumentals] kick back / canada


i have another great instrumental package for you guys today! we're heading over to canada, where kick back blesses us with 12 joints. i found his youtube-channel a while back- and i was amazed by his works!

«I'm a 26 year old Hip Hop Head/producer from Edmonton, Canada. I dig through crates of soul, jazz, funk, and library music, mostly from the 60's and 70's. My style can be hardcore, smooth, and hypnotic. I prefer to put a 90's feel on all my joints, because i grew up listening to boom bap, its the only sound i can relate to. I have such a deep love for Hip Hop, my mind will never be tainted or brainwashed by mainstream music, as i plan on making the same, 90s style beats, for decades to come.

Influences:

Reggie Noble, Pete Rock, Grap Luva, Nick Wiz, Buckwild, DJ Premier, Guru(RIP), K Def, Damu The Fudgemunk, Easy Mo Bee, Xtra P, Fredro Starr(Onyx), Roc Raida(RIP), Lord Finesse, & Showbiz, The Artifacts, Redman, K Banger, Miilkbone,
Da Youngstas, Illegal, Das EFX, Cella Dwellas, Kardinal Offishall, Cipher, Down 2 Erf, Da Grassroots, MOP, Lost Boyz, Onyx.

What I currently use:

Numark TTUSB (USB Turntable), Audacity, FL Studio 7»

i also have to mention a collabo he made earlier this year with k-banger, which is also dope- particularly for 2010!

k banger - ode to new york (kick back production/2010)


«K Banger is an emcee from New Jersey, who is currently signed to the label 45 Scientific. He was involved with music at an early age, and Hip Hop throughout the 90's. K has been affiliated with Miilkbone and Nick Wiz, as well as Scienz of Life in the past, and present. He was also featured on one of the illest joints from the mid 90's...

 «Dirty Delaney» - Miilkbone ft K Banger (Produced by Nick Wiz)

This is how I found out about K Banger...Although it never made Miilkbone's 95' LP "Da Miilkrate", it was finally released on "Nick Wiz - Cellar Sounds vol 1", in 2008. I contacted K Banger on youtube early 2010, and offered up some beats. We've only released one single, "Ode To New York", that was recorded in 2010. We are currently working on a few joints for his upcoming LP in 2011, and an LP of our own for late 2011."

K Banger has 2 previous albums:

Stillborn Lives - released in 2002 through Dirt Department, Inc. &
Truth Be Told -  released in 2007 through Shaman Work Recordings. Both can be purchased online or on iTunes.»


KICK BACK INSTRUMENTALS '10

1. BEAT 1
2. BEAT 2
3. BEAT 3
4. BEAT 4
5. BEAT 5
6. BEAT 6
7. BEAT 7
8. BEAT 8
9. BEAT 9
10. BEAT10
11. GURU TRIBUTE BEAT

BONUS:

12. K-BANGER - ODE TO NEW YORK (KICK BACK PROD.)







kick back instrumentals [teaser]




hey what more can i say. perfect moods to hit the streets. big shout out to my man kick back and k banger. love your stuff and i'd love to see an lp next year!

make sure you check out his youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/KickBack90sBeats

kick back, come back anytime.

peace,
akutt

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

shrlock da madman


«i try to maintain and keep this rap thing true, new york might be dope but richmond brothers got flavor too!»

i couldn't start this one better than with this quote from the featured mc itself. i present to you this record by shrlock da madman on rolling records from '96. some of you might already be aware of this 12". i also featured «for what it was» on my volume 5 mix back in '07. shrlock da madman is from virginia and has nothing to do with sherlock from sweden. i don't know if that's his only record out there- enlighten me if you know more.

i like the whole record, but i stick straight to the last track. also, a full track with the intro beat would have been nice too! keep your eyes open for this one.



SHRLOCK ALL COMP. SLIDE BACK 12" '96

1. SLIDE BACK
2. TOP NOTCH
3. SET IT OFF
4. FOR WHAT IT WAS








pz,
akutt

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

[hanDJob talks to] dj gerard (reggie capers)

Once again my man hanDJob returns with another interesting interview. this time he talked to dj gerard aka brother black from queens. you should at least know him from the reggie capers releases (four years ago i posted their second 12" on sound plus rhythm).

«hanDJob: To start this, please share some history about the time you got into music, like how it was back then. How it all started.

Dj Gerard: I started DJing at 13 years old, in Lefrak City Queens NY. This was where and when I received my first DJ set, It was BSR TURNTABLES, AND A UP AND DOWN CROSS GEMINI MIXER AND A REALISTIC AMP FROM RADIO SHACK. To this day...»



yep, and you know how we do [at least the leechers out there, who don't read one line we post]! once again we come with some exclusives! dj gerard blessed us with two unreleased reggie capers joints. fellas, they are hot, check the videos below! and to make the package perfect, we also share their '95 debut release «she can't love me». plus i also packed in the suspect 12" again- like that you'll get all 3 releases in this download. dope stuff!

REGGIE CAPERS 12" '95 (courtesy of hanDJob)

1. SHE CAN'T LOVE YOU
2. DO IT LIKE THAT
3. MO' BANG





reggie capers - i apologize


reggie capers - time and time again




and now go and read the interview! big shout out to dj gerard and reggie capers!

peace!
hanDJob & akutt

Saturday, October 23, 2010

[remixes] wun two / germany

this guy here made my week, seriously!

wun two from germany has a mix up on bandcamp full of remixes, beats and skits. 20 minutes long. i have been listening to «a jazz remix» for one week now and i can't stop. this guy brings back the jazzy side of rap. for crates of ag he split the mix into seperate files.

name: wun two
country: germany
age: 25 years
machines i use (band members): mpc 2000xl, sl-1210mk2, polyvinyl chloride
influences: jazz, soul & funk, madlib, jay dee
http://soundcloud.com/wun-two
http://wuntwo.bandcamp.com 
http://www.myspace.com/wunderkindbeatz




WUN TWO - A JAZZ REMIX '10

1. REDMAN - CAN'T WAIT
2. PHIFE DAWG - ONCE AGAIN
3. BIGGIE SMALLZ - FUCKING TONIGHT
4. DAS EFX & MOBB DEEP - MICROPHONE MASTER
5. KRACKIN (SKIT)
6. FUGEES - HOW MANY MICS
7. BLACK MOON - HOW MANY MC'S
8. FLY ME TO THE MOON (SKIT)




i love the whole package- but the black moon remix gets the crown. check out the videos below! much love to wun two– you definitely have to come back with more stuff! and special shout out to my homie alexander, who gave me the hint to this. thanks man.

wun two - a jazz remix [teaser]


black moon - how many mc's [wun two remix]


pz,
akutt

Thursday, October 14, 2010

jerry g


i have to dedicate this one to my man madkid- he posted one track of this twelve inch a while ago on youtube.

i'm talking about a rapper called jerry g. i didn't know him before- but i understand that he comes from the same corner as hi-fidel & dj crucial on f5 records from st. louis. i'm pretty sure most of you guys at least heard of them before.

this nice record is from 2002. two of the three tracks were produced by dj crucial while the third one was done by keanutis smith.

 
 JERRY G 12" '02

1. NO QUESTION
2. I LOVE THE KIDS
3. TAMMY TURRELL





what more can i say- these tracks fit well during these days of fall. make sure you also check out the hi-fidel and dj crucial stuff (check the videos below). my winners here are «tammy turrell» and «no question».

jerry g - tammy turrell


hi-fidel & dj crucial - madeira remix



shout out to madkid!

pz,
akutt

Thursday, October 07, 2010

[instrumentals] timeless / germany

our second presenter in the beats section is corccey aka timeless beats from germany. i stumbled across his beats on his youtube channel a while ago.

«My name is "Timeless". I come from germany & I'm 18 years old. I started makin beats back in summer 2008 at the age of 16.

I chose the name Timeless because True School hip hop what other people call underground hip hop today is timeless. I mean there are tons of true school albums that people still remember til today. I've been listening to hip hop since '99 and since then it became pretty much the leading thing in my life. My inspiration comes from countless producers (Pete Rock, DJ Premier, 9th Wonder & Large P just to name a few of them).

I don't use a MPC. Just like "Bugseed" i use FL Studio 8 and i'm completely happy with it. In the beginning i've kept my production pretty much simple, but after a long time makin beats my style of makin beats became more & more advanced.

The reason why hip hop is so important to me is that it helped me going through tough times and made me express myself with my beats. Makin music was one of the reasons why i never started smokin' or drinkin'... to keep my head clean for new ideas.»



TIMELESS «BEATS EP» '10

1. GOOD OL' TIMES
2. SHIT HAPPENS
3. THE OFFICIAL '10
4. GET ON DA MIC
5. BRING IT BACK
6. RUNNIN' IN '10
7. TRIBUTE TO GANG STARR

BONUS BEATS:

8. YOUTUBE BEAT #14
9. YOUTUBE BEAT #15
10. YOUTUBE BEAT #20









check out his sites:

http://www.facebook.com/TimelessBeatz1992

http://www.youtube.com/timelessbeatz1992

http://hiphoprarities.blogspot.com (just a lil blog)

he also did an interview on helpmesavehiphop.com 



timeless - beats ep teaser



you probably recognize a bunch of the samples used- still, i like it the way he flipped them. thanks mister timeless, i'm sure we'll hear more beats from you in the future!

pz,
akutt

Sunday, October 03, 2010

cannabis



one more unrevealed record from the darkside mix– cannabis with their '94 twelve inch «represent no question»

all i see is they are from connecticut and go by the names kaseem, craig & frog. this was put out on linda records and together they represent the ghetto link production. the freestyle version is where it's at, the street mix is more a different instrumental-theme. 



CANNABIS 12" '94

1. REPRESENT NO QUESTION (FREESTYLE)
2. REPRESENT NO QUESTION (STREET MIX)








pz
akutt

Saturday, September 18, 2010

2 crazy mentall productions


another nice compilation from toronto. 2 crazy mentall productions- the compilation vol. 2  was released on double vinyl in '97. goody here– you can also find "elixir" by abdominal, which was featured on his cassette only debut release one year later. i'm not sure if there was also a volume 1. maybe you guys know more?!

i've also seen a 12" from the same label from around '97/'98, plus there are at least 2 more 12"'s from 2000.


2 CRAZY MENTALL PRODUCTIONS "IICMP COMPILATION VOL.2" '97 2x12"


RECORD 1

1. IICM - BASSIS
2. RUCKUS - BATTLE WITH UNWANTED
3. C.O.N.S.H.U.S. PHENOM - DISEASE




RECORD 2:

1. 2SLASH EN4CER - OUT MY REST
2. ABDOMINAL - ELIXIR
3. RARE SOUNDS - POTENT THOUGHTS
4. C-SOL - THE TAKEN
5. BIG PRO - THE FUTURE IS NOW








pz,
akutt!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

[remixes] sp.cifyk / france


here we go with our first remix package from france!

sp.cifyk sent me over these joints, which were made in '04. all tracks are produced by him except for the common remix, which is by dee wax.

spcifyk dj /producer from the south val de marne area (bonneuil sur marne). my passion for hip hop began in the early 80's by practicing dancing such as smurf and breakdance. then in the 90's i started doing graffiti for various projects.
after collecting records and lots of hip hop magazines i decided to buy some equipment and to build my own home studio in '96.

my influences are dj premier, dj spinna, large pro, pete rock, the uhmma, lord finesse, buckwild, the beatminerz, etc. but of course also other genres are very important in my beatmaking life. soul, funk, jazz and jazz rock to salsa, bossa nova, movie soundtracks to more obscure styles of music. [sp.cifyk]

you can find him on myspace or check his excellent album «city talk» with guestrappers, which he had released earlier this year.




SP.CIFYK "AKAPELLA'S" '04

1. RAWCOTIKS - HARDCORE HIP HOP (SP.CIFYK REMIX)
2. FREDDIE FOXXX - TEACH THE CHILDREN (SP.CIFYK REMIX)
3. ED OG - SAYIN' SOMETHING (SP.CIFYK REMIX)
4. BLACK MOON - HOW MANY MC'S (SP.CIFYK REMIX)
5. COMMON - RESURRECTION (DEE WAX REMIX)
6. SP.CIFYK - TIME LOOP REMIX (SP.CIFYK REMIX)







my joints are rawcotiks, black moon & common.

thanks man and come back with more!


pz,
akutt

Saturday, August 21, 2010

BLANK FASIZ




interesting group from the providence area.

Blank Fasiz is made up of two members, the first being Aftamaf who believes that the music that Blank Fasiz puts out has to have a positive message.The other member is KWE, which stands for knowledge, wisdom, and equality. Blank Fasiz like many other artists have had to struggle, both financially and mentally.They have waited patiently, all the while, honing their craft and gathering knowledge and experiences. That is what makes them the hot-ticket in the hip-hop scene.They have a powerful positive message to give the listeners, and their fans are a loyal, positive following. They feel that the positive message in their lyrics is what makes their music unique. Blank Fasiz goes back to around 1995 when Aftamaf, KWE, and Mike Franco met in Providence. They formed the New Realm Record label, so that they could pursue their dream of positive hip-hop.They felt that the genre has far too much sex and violence in the lyrics, which is a bad influence for the youth.So, they undertook the self appointed position of teaching fans that a more positive type of hip-hop is in the groove. Blank Fasiz has a mission to complete, and we can expect to hear some powerful messages coming out of New Realm Records and Blank Fasiz.

here i have their first two releases from '98 (probably recorded in '97) on new realm records. somehow i never bought their «we came to blaze» ep from '99, which is solid as well. my winners are "mofa", "m.s.e.i.n.a.s." and "hartford park".
 

 BLANK FASIZ 12" '98

1. FUTURISTIC RYMES
2. HARTFORD PARK
3. WHAT 'CHU KNOW


BLANK FASIZ "MIND POWER" EP '98

1. MIND POWER
2. MOFA
3. M.S.E.I.N.A.S.
4. UNCHARTED PARTS








pz,
akutt