Saturday, July 24, 2010

kuku productions


holy grail on a cold saturday

i have to admit, i bought this record pretty randomly in '08 on ebay from noz over at cocaine blunts. it then took me some time to realize that there was roc marciano spitting on the prophecy track. i remember last september, when our homie verge went mad on t.r.o.y. trying to id recordings he had from this 12". yeah, and a few weeks later this release resounded throughout the land.

this 12" on noose records has to be roc's debut release on vinyl with a second mc i can not identify (it can't be a member of the un crew, looking at the name). they call themselves kuku productions. on the flipside you have a group called zo & ox of which i know even less. each group has one track with 3 different mixes. all tracks are nice! but i stick to the radio and oxidation edits  of "the prophecy". man, i love roc's voice and flow!

KUKU PRODUCTIONS / ZO & OX 12'' '97


SIDE A: KUKU PRODUCTIONS


1. THE PROPHECY [RADIO EDIT]
2. THE PROPHECY [OXIDATION MIX]
3. THE PROPHECY [DJ COOKIES MIX]

SIDE AA: ZO & OX

1. SPINNIN [HOT 97 MIX]
2. SPINNIN [OX BURNIN' MIX]
3. SPINNIN [UNFINISHED SYMPHONY]







anyway, since roc marciano dropped his amazing album «marcberg» earlier this year, i thought it would be the right time to share this with you today. also make sure you check out robbies interview over at unkut in case you have missed that.






pz,
akutt

(header image is taken from unkut)

Friday, July 16, 2010

big l / silky black - double pack 2x12"



another great project to announce!

our homie ed catto and freestyle records are about to release a 2x12" with unreleased big l and silky black material from 1991-1993.

crates of ag: where did you get these tracks from?

ed catto: showbiz and i have been working on this project for almost 1 1/2 years now. ever since we rediscovered these reels we have been working to bring this music out in an official manner which would allow all the original artists to be compensated. we had to work with big l's estate, silky black and the lone outside producer, lord finesse. we weren't sure that we were going to be able to pull it off, truthfully. if you look at the matrix numbers you will see that we had this planned but dropped other projects ahead of it while we worked out various issues.


crates of ag: how come nobody else pressed these up yet?

ed catto: no one pressed these up previously because no one had them or had even heard them besides showbiz, jazzy jay and big l. i don't think sony even had these as the full lp was never delivered to sony in the way that show intended it to be heard, they had started their tinkering by then. when the reels were rediscovered, show came to me because he had been happy with our work together on the showbiz & a.g. - broken chains 2xlp project.


crates of ag: is there more vintage stuff coming from big l or other artists in the future?

ed catto: i don't know for certain if there will be any other vintage unheard material coming from big l. so many original reels were destroyed in jazzy jay's fire. that these escaped is a minor miracle. still, you never know what could be out there or housed at another studio, etc. all i know is that this is all we have at our disposal from both artists that is fit for pressing and that is why we decided on a 2x12" format.




BIG L / SILKY BLACK - DOUBLE PACK 2x12"

DISC 1: BIG L

1. NO ENDZ, NO SKINZ (EXPLICIT OG VERSION), 1991
2. LET 'EM HAVE IT "L" (OG VERSION), 1991
+ INSTRUMENTALS

DISC 2: SILKY BLACK

1. TURN IT UP (PROD. SHOWBIZ)
2. BLOW UP (PROD. SHOWBIZ)
3. 163RD (PROD. LORD FINESSE)
+ INSTRUMENTALS

[limited to 400 handnumbered copies worldwide]


snippets





also check out two more releases on freestyle records dropping at the same time [they can also be purchased as bundles]:


BRANESPARKER & NUTRAGEOUS – DA GRITTY & DA GRIMEY EP 





FREESTYLE PROFESSORS – GHETTO GOSPEL B/W STANLEY GRIMES – STANLEY GRIMES 7” (200 copies pressed)



all three projects will be shipping together around July 25th




PRICING OVERVIEW:

Showbiz Presents: The Big L - Silky Black Double Pack 2×12” PC $85
($100/$92 w/shipping Overseas/N. America)
Preorder for $75 ($90/$82 w/ shipping Overseas/N. America)

Branesparker & Nutrageous – Da Gritty & Da Grimey SC EP $18
Preorder for $15 ($30/$22 w/shipping Overseas/N. America)

Freestyle Professors – Ghetto Gospel b/w Stanley Grimes – Stanley Grimes 7”
available as part of Bundle #1 or Bundle #2

Pre-order Bundle #1:
Branesparker & Nutrageous EP + FPs – Ghetto Gospel 7” $23 ($38/$30 w/shipping Overseas/N.America)

Pre-order Bundle #2:
Showbiz Presents: Big L - Silky Black Double Pack 2×12” PC + Branesparker & Nutrageous EP + FPs – Ghetto Gospel 7” $90 ($105/$97 w/shipping Overseas/N. America)

Ordering:
Please make payments to jenniferhandal at hotmail dot com




amazing stuff guys! "let 'em have it "l" (og version)" is the killer!

pz, 
akutt!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Delicatessen update #3

14 additions with Snippets!


Saturday, July 03, 2010

raw universal pot headz who stay high everyday all day zonin'




great post! my man handjob returns with another great interview. this time he reached out for jasson turner, mc and producer of the ruph headz from brooklyn. 

«hanDJob: What’s good Jasson? Please introduce yourself and tell the readers a little bit about the Ruph Headz as well as what it stands for.

Jasson: Ha! The Ruph Headz was Raw Universal Pot Headz who stay High Everyday All day Zonin'...»



also, we have the two 12"s for you guys, plus three exclusive joints from an ep called  "at ya service", which got shelved back in '97. can u dig it?! 


 RUPH HEADZ  12" '95

1. SETT-IT
2. AIN'T NO 1/2 STOMPIN


RUPH HEADZ "'96 SPRING SAMPLER VOL.1" 12" '96 (courtesy of hanDJob)

1. HOME OF THE CROOKED MEN
2. HOME OF THE CROOKED MEN REMIX
3. SHEETS IN BETWEEN
4. HOW WE GET DOWN


RUPH HEADZ "AT YA SERVICE" EP '97

1. CAN U DIG IT
2. SPILL OUT 4 U
3. WRECKIN' YA





make sure you read the interview and support handjobs effort! big thanks to jasson and the whole ruph headz crew! special thanks for the exclusive stuff!

peace!
akutt & handjob