Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dirt Nation ‎- Khadijah - 1993

12" - 1993 - Zoo Street  

Back in 1993 with the debut single "Khadijah" released by Dirt Nation, a group composed of JB (Brooklyn), KD (Jamaica) and E Depp (NJ). Everything was produced by EdMan who also worked for Freestyle Fellowship.

Album Review + Microphone Check : Genius / GZA - Liquid Swords - 1995

From The Source - December 1995 - Scans courtesy of Frederic Thecle

Remix Session : Street Smartz - Metal Thangz (Esco Remix)

Contact : Esco 

Shazam X ‎- Down For My Crown - 1994

"Shazam X started his musical career pursuits back in 1984 as a DJ who did house parties in his neighborhood. He soon after got offers from club promoters and began DJing in clubs. Later he became interested in mixtapes and began doing a mixtape series labeled "The X-Files" and he also did a "Best Of" series. Soon after that he took an intrest in making beats and studio engineering. He began to hang around Calliope studios with the rap group "Ultramagnetic" where he began to find his love for music production. Later down the line he began to hang out with his friend Raheim, who later introduced him to Salaam Remi. He learned alot from Raheim and Salaam and he took what he learned and used the knowledge wisely. With the help of his long time friend Kenny Dope, Kenny helped Shazam get his chance to make his first record back in 1994 which was titled "Down For My Crown"."

EP - 1994 - TNT Records

The EP came out on TNT Records (sub-label to Freeze records). All tracks are written and produced by Shazam X except "Down for my Crown" which is also co-produced by Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez. This wax is not really hard to find and you can easily cop it for a good price. The most interesting tracks of the EP are certainly "Scary Thoughts" featuring S.L.D a.k.a Sick Lyrical Damager from the Bronx, and "Stick Up" featuring Kaotic Style.

Press Kit : Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full - 1987

LP - 1987 - 4th & Broadway 

Press Kit Scans courtesy of Slick