Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dead Poetz Society - Klockuz / Lick a Shot - 1996

In 1996, a dope 12" was released by a NYC group called the Dead Poetz Society. This group started in the mid 90s and was originally composed of 7Storm8 a.k.a Storm, GrymmTahborn Ba-MikBeef Mizer and Las Revinu (universal spelt backwards). They were all from Crown Heights except Las revinu who was from Sunset Park. 7Storm8 the founder member of the group was born in Barbados and raised in Bedstuy but moved to Crown Heights where he met the rest of the group. In the late 1995 two other members were introduced to the group. Drama Lord from Harlem and Red Devil from East New York were the last two pieces of the puzzle. 

The 12" came out on Dreamstate Entertainment / Challys Records, both labels managed by Storm, Suave and Face.  
On the first side of the wax, you can listen to the tracks "Klockuz" featuring 7storm8, Grymm, Tahborn Ba-Mik and "Lick a Shot" featuring Beef Mizer, Drama Lord, Las Revinu and Red Devil,  both tracks produced by 7Storm8. 

"Lick a shot" was well received by the indie hip-hop scene when it came out and the single ended up on many mixtapes like the Crooklyn Cuts Volume III mixed by the legendary Dj Premier. 
For your personal knowledge, "Lick a Shot" contains a sample of "Sensuality (Part 1 & 2)" from the Isley Brothers's album "The Heat Is On" released in 1975.
On the flip side "Lick a Shot" is available in its remix version, a version produced by Slomo the Ghetto Jedi for Demo Ya Dome Productions.

Mad Props to  Joel M Jones Sr. and Kevin Starks

Nujericans - A La Mala - 2018

Brand new project dropped by Sol Zalez & Joey Dynomite a.k.a Nujericans. The album is composed of 15 tracks produced by Joey Dynomite, AURC, A $harp, Sol Zalez, Tab, Kic, Solo for Dolo, DJ BrownBum, Shawn Luv, Saheeb BadHealth and featuring artists like The Artifacts, Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Nalm Myerz and Twilight. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Nonce - 1990 2xLP - 2018

2xLP - 2018 - Family Groove RecordsFatbeats  

"The discovery and release of The Nonce ‘1990’ is an important milestone recorded during the Golden Age of Hip-Hop. Recognized as innovators of the LA Hip-Hop Underground, The Nonce was formed by two seventeen year olds; Nouka Basetype aka Sach and the late Yusef “Afloat” Mohammed. As The Nonce, the duo was part of the Project Blowed collective.

Just after High School graduation in 1990, the young duo was given the chance to go into a professional studio. Their dreams of a record deal were soon dashed after the production company raised objections to their artistic choices. Unwilling to meet the demands, The Nonce walked away from the project, leaving behind the Masters of the very tracks that make up The Nonce ‘1990’.

Daniel Borine, of the independent Family Groove label, discovered the lost material for this album in 2017. Borine rescued the Master tapes from the studio where they were first recorded and subsequently misplaced, (but not forgotten), since 1990. Sach had assumed the tapes were destroyed or thrown in the dumpster bin.

These 14 rare tracks by The Nonce, predate their critically acclaimed 1993 single, Mix Tapes and the classic World Ultimate from 1995. Borine returned the found tapes to Sach with the idea to mix multitracks from the 2” tape master tapes and issue the album. The goal was to preserve the original sound from the era in which it was created. For that, they turned to producer and recording engineer, Kamal Humphrey, of Flying Carpet Studios in Redondo Beach. Humphrey mixed the tracks on the SSL console that had belonged to legendary 1980’s Producer, Maurice Starr and to Atlanta’s LaFace label of Outkast, TLC and Usher fame before reaching Humphrey’s Flying Carpet Studios.
What was once thought to be lost forever is now preserved for generations." - Fatbeats

The Nonce 1990 available for Pre-Orders on LP, Cassette Tape and CD .

Release Date : April 27th 2018

Lewis Parker - When It Rains It Pours EP - 2018

A1 - When It Rains It Pours ft. Verbz (vocal) 
A2 - When It Rains It Pours (instrumental) 
A3 - When It Rains It Pours (beat underscore) 
A4 - When It Rains It Pours (drums only) 
A5 - When It Rains It Pours (acapella)
B1 - Real Life Real Drama (vocal) 
B2 - Real Life Real Drama (instrumental) 
B3 - Time To Excel Remix (vocal) 
B4 - Time To Excel Remix (instrumental)

"It's been a while since we've heard any new material from Lewis. He's been busy in the studio working on his upcoming full length. “When It Rains It Pours” EP is a warm up EP and marks his 20th release with KU. 

Lewis’s sound is hard to compare to another but It wouldn’t be out of place to mention Lewis’s name in the same sentence as producers like DJ Premier, Pete Rock & The Beatminerz. He is forever pushing his sonics to the next level and creating his own sound, taking heavy influence from the “Golden Era” but putting his own musical stamp on it. Over the years he’s become a very sophisticated engineer and has an impressive studio full of old analog equipment, SP-1200’s (of course), bass guitars and more. As usual this entire record has been mixed and mastered by Lewis himself. 

The cover takes it’s influence from classic jazz LP’s (Blue Note etc) and makes use of some great photos taken by Elliot Baxter on a recent shoot at Lewis’s London studio and around the city. The sleeve itself is designed by Bee Graphics." - KingUnderground Records

Available on clear blue vinyl (150 copies) and traditional black vinyl.
Release Date : May 25th 2018


Video : RAWZ - Seeds In The Dirt - 2018

"Rawz first release of 2018 sees him team up with Inner Peace Records label mate and resident Producer/DJ Palmer Eldritch.  'Seeds In The Dirt' features a hypnotic melody and undeniably head bouncing bass line, brought together by Rawz charismatic and intelligent flow."  - Inner Peace Records

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B Flatt - Back To Basics 2xLP - 2018

2xLP - 2018 - Back2DaSource Records 

The album "Back To Basics" released by the Bay Area artist named B-Flatt in 1996 will be out this summer for the first time on vinyl with the help of the dope Belgium Record Label 'Back2DaSource Records'.
More info coming soon ... stay tuned Fellas !

Common - Charms Alarm (Unreleased Version) / U.A.C. Free Style

7" - 2018 - Black Pegasus Music

"Let's take it back 25 years ago on Chicago's south east side on 87th street where you have up and coming M.C. Common Sense recording his debut album with future hip hop music production legends Twilight Tone and No I.D.

'Can I Borrow A Dollar' the debut album heralded a new hardcore jazz sound with non orthodox lyrical imagery and officially putting Chicago on the rap music map! But just like most albums some songs make the final cut while others disappear into obscurity never to be heard.
Luckily Marc Davis, child hood friend of Common Sense now known as Common preserved one of the only recordings of the original Charms Alarm and the U.A.C. Free Style.

Now for the first time these holy Grail songs are debuting on Black Pegasus Records on a super limited edition colored 7inch and part of the newly formed Seven Sense Series.  The new series will be unreleased demos from Common and his original music family and spear headed by Marc Davis and original U.A.C. member David "Moe" Grant." - Black Pegasus Music