Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Reflexionz - This Could Be The Day / Tell Em What - 199X







No info about this group called Reflexions or Reflexionz neither info about productions or producers. The wax seems to be released in 1996 on the unknown Record Label "Three House Entertainment", but not sure about the date ... If you've got more info about this 12" or the group members, please feel free to contact me. 







Demo Tape : Mountain Brothers - EP - 1996




Original 1996 EP by the Mountain Brothers, the Philadelphia-based rapping trio consisted of Chops, Peril-L and Styles Infinite.





Props to O-Dub for the upload.



Monday, January 15, 2018

Video : Saipher Soze x Daniel Son - Graveyard Shift - 2018





Video of the single "Graveyard Shift" produced by Vic Grimes, off the Canadian duo’s album "Divizion Rivals" dropped in 2016.


Album Review : The Lost Boyz - Legal Drug Money - 1996




From Vibe Magazine - June / July 1996


From The Source - June 1996 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle






DJ Scribe & Napoleon Da Legend - Brooklyn In Mulhouse - 2018





A1. BKLYN (Main)
A2. BKLYN (Instrumental)
A3. BKLYN (DJ Flotech Baby Remix)
A4. Slash (Album Version)
B1. Fearless (feat. Lexy)
B2. Fearless (Instrumental)
B3. Fearless (DJ LBR 90’s Remix)
B4. Slash (Jimmy Jay Remix)






Médiapop Records, Bot' Fess Records and Larchiviste Records present the last release of the Brooklyn based artist Napoleon Da Legend, with productions by DJ Scribe (Mulhouse's Finest), Crazy DJ Bazarro, Jimmy Jay, DJ LBR and DJ Flotech.


Available on limited Vinyl and CD.
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HHC - May 1994 : QDIII



From Hip Hop Connection - May 1994



Album Review : C.E.B. - Counting Endless Back - 1993




Press Kit Scans courtesy of Frederic Thecle


From The Source - July 1993 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle  






Sunday, January 14, 2018

Album Review : Heltah Skeltah - Nocturnal - 1996


2xLP - 1996 - Priority Records 


From The Source - July 1996 - Scan courtesy of Engin Emir 





Grap Luva - Touch The Sky 7" - 2018


7" - 2018 - Backatcha Records 


A1 - Touch The Sky (Vocal)
B1 - Touch The Sky (Instrumental)






"Originally released on the Wide Angles compilation in the late-90's, the stand-out cut 'Touch The Sky' by Mount Vernon's Grap Luva and Barkingside's DJ Skye, is remastered from the studio tapes and available here on 7" with vocal and instrumental (previously unavailable)." - Backatcha Records

 200 copies only...
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Icerocks - Live From The Bunker LP - 2018




LP - 2018 - DXA Records 


A1 - Represent Queens
A2 - Timbs In The Summer
A3 - 3 Eyes Closed
A4 - Turn It Up
A5 - Worldwide Remix
B1 - Bring It On
B2 - The Waltz
B3 - Forever Dignified
B4 - And I
B5 - Smoke Signals
B6 - Worldwide Remix (Instrumental)




"DXA Records would like to present Live From The Bunker, Producer IceRocks follow up to Bunker Beats. Unlike the instrumental beat tape, Live From The Bunker features lyrics. There are the usual suspects, Meyhem Lauren, DXA, and AG Da Corner (among others), as well as first time collaborators Blabbermouf, PF CUTTIN, and DJ M-Tri. The Live From The Bunker release invites listeners to IceRocks inner circle of artists, presenting a diversity of styles. The experience can be accessed through cassettes, vinyl, graphics and merch. Inside the vinyl sleeves find a comic by artist Sabin Cauldron that illustrates the story of Live From The Bunker. Sabin’s black and white graphics further adds to the album’s post apocalyptic feel.
Live From The Bunker is a statement piece. It showcases an impressive selection of artists that IceRocks works with. There are live instrumentation from musicians, as well as samples which weave together the fabric of the album and the rappers enrich with their lyrics, content and flow. Between tracks are audio snippets that instruct the listener what to do if they need to bunker up for a period of time. The album intends to act as a survival guide." - DXA Records  

Shipping Date : January 15th 2018

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Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One - Parallel Uni​-​Verses LP - 2018

LP - 2018 - Parallel Thought  





"Remember the old-school Marvel Team-Up comic book which paired, say, Spider-Man with Thor, Wolverine with the Human Torch, or the Hulk and Daredevil? In the spirit of those classic collaborations, Gold Dust announces Parallel Uni-Verses, a joint effort between Hieroglyphics founder Del The Funky Homosapien and original Artifacts emcee TameOne. Produced entirely by Parallel Thought, the album’s ten tracks return to a time when inventiveness, creativity, funky beats - and, above all, lyricism - ruled hip-hop" - Parallel Thought


Originally dropped digitally in 2009, the album "Parallel Uni​-​Verses" will be available soon on limited edition Purple Smoke Infused Vinyl. 100 Copies only, shipping date : February 2nd 2018

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Video : Edo.G - Brick Buildings - 2018





Here's the latest Edo.G's video for "Brick Buildings" off his critically acclaimed album "FreEDOm".


Friday, January 12, 2018

The Blind Mice's Story !





In the mid 90s, two singles were dropped by the group Blind Mice. Maybe some of you aren't familliar with this name but it means a lot to me. I was 21 when they dropped their first single and all I can say is that the track "How Many?" was on heavy rotation at home at that time. 




Blind Mice was a rap duo from Brooklyn, Clinton Hill precisely and was composed of Shadow (Super Hydraulic Advanced Doer Of Words) and 5'6"

Shadow : "Shadow cuz I was kind of quiet back then... newly evolving into an artist and liked to play the back like a shadow I guess... 5'6" cuz he was kinda short but huge on talent... 5'6" was signed to Eric B and Rakim's first label at first.
My boy Rick a.k.a Rick Rhude introduced us... he knew 5'6" and myself... knew I was into production and 5'6" had a sick flow and figured we should work together.
Rick Rhude : "Well Shadow is a lifetime friend I knew him most of my life, Fivesixx is another longtime friend of mine. At the time they both were rapping but didn't know each other so I introduced them to one another. They quickly became cool and decided to form a group."
Shadow : " 'Blind' represents how Black people act like they're blind to the ways how they can uplift the race and escape their plight thru education and self promotion of each other. 
'Mice' represents how we live in the ghetto... on top of each other huddled together... also if you take the initials B and M stands for Black Male which is the perspective we give you thru our music..."


They formed the group around 1993-1994 and released their first 12" single in 1996 on MCI Entertainment Records (Most Crush Illin Entertainment Records), a label founded in 1986-87 by Gazelle Alexander and his partner Gamal Tabb while they were in High School. 
Gazelle : "Thomas Porter (Shadow's cousin) was managing Blind Mice. He went to high school with us. He brought the group to me because he knew we were constantly releasing records."




12" - 1996 - MCI Entertainment Records  




Their first 12" is composed of two tracks, "A New Beginning" produced by Mic Smythe and "How Many?" produced by the well-known Shawn J Period and which is for me the lead single of the record.
Shadow : "I think Mic Smythe was 5'6 's boy... He was from Brooklyn and a cool dude too... we meet and instantly worked well with him. It was Rick who introduced me to Shawn J as well...he lived on his block."
Rick Rhude :"Later on as they were trying to get the group established, I moved to another part of Brooklyn called Bedstuy and that's where I became cool with a rap group called Down South. They were originally from Virginia and came up to live in NY and moved on my block. Shawn J was part of the group as the producer and I used to go over to their crib and he listen to his beats. Shawn always had fire beats, so I told him about my boys Blind Mice and he agreed to meet them. When he met them it was instant chemistry and  they started working together shortly after. At the time Shawn was also doing beats for Mos Def and some other big names so I always appreciated the fact that he made time for Blind Mice and made them a priority."






One year later, they dropped their second and last 12" single on the same label. "The Book of BM" produced by 5'6" and "Paper Capers" (Chapter 1 & Chapter 2) produced by Shawn J Period. 
By the way, you can find a review of this record in the Vibe Magazine issue of July 1996 :


From Vibe Magazine - July 1996 



Like many groups of the 90s, Blind Mice ended after that without getting a record deal for the release of an album...


Massive Props to Shadow, Shawn J Period, Thomas Porter, Gazelle and Rick Rhude.
Peace Fellas !



Narcotik - Intro To The Central CD - 2018



CD - 2018 - Back2DaSource Records  




If you like the Northwest Hip-Hop scene and especially the Tribal Music Inc crew, this album is definitely for you ! 
Originally released on tape in 1995, the Narcotik's album "Into Da Central" is now available on CD with the help of the indy Label Back2DaSource Records. And for info, It will be available on Vinyl in February. 





"Here we go again with another BOMB from 95' , Seattle heat that is impossible to find in physical, tape format does exist though and if you own it cherish it for you got a really really rare GEM : Narcotik - Intro To The Central is now finally out on cd and next month it will be on vinyl for all our wax fanatics. 
Original lyrics, flows and soulful productions. Produced by Vitamin D & Top Spin, Written by C Note & Tizzy T (RIP) this one is dedicated to him. Also contains Infinite featurings . One of the hard to find record to ever come out of the Northwest . The cd version contains 3 bonus tracks compared to the vinyl version that will be out in mid february 2018. We did our best with the mastering as even the producers or artists couldnt help with the OG masters but you wont find best audio quality anywhere else on Earth"  Back2DaSource Records


250 Copies only ... Don't Sleep !
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Mello Soul Black - SexamaliciousRambunctification EP - 2018


EP - 2018 - Soundweight Records


A1 - Onthamic
A2 - Rhythm Krusaders
A3 - Deeez Beats
A4 - Funk Rocks
A5 - Sexy-Jutsu
B1 - Onthamic (Instrumental)
B2 - Rhythm Krusaders (Instrumental)
B3 - Deeez Beats (Instrumental)
B4 - Funk Rocks (Instrumental)
B5 - Sexy-Jutsu (Instrumental)




Soundweight Records is back with the physical release of the "SexamaliciousRambunctification" EP originally dropped in 2017 by Dorian James, Master GEA and Clue a.k.a Mello Soul Black. The EP is entirely produced by Mike B.

Pre Orders start on January 15th 
Shipping Date : January 22nd



D-SMOOTH - Droppin Smooth Lyrics EP - 2018




Dope Folks Records will be back soon with their 88th releases !!
D-Smooth from Providence, Rhode Island had two 12” singles in 1988 and 1990. The EP will feature those tracks plus a few more previously unreleased cuts direct from D-Smooth’s vaults. 
More info coming soon ... Stay Tuned !







Mix : Wreckognize Lesson 1








01 - Score34 - The Bones
02 - M-Slash - Feel It!
03 - Dungeon Lordz - Told Ya
04 - Omniscene Feat. Lil' Kalef - Represent
05 - Brass Tacks - Ice Breaker Classic
06 - Rick Da Bro - Casket
07 - Nappy Head Guerilla - Phat Enlightenment
08 - Spicemaan - Before Storm
09 - Da Shaüp Productions - Pen And Pad
10 - Krysis - Cyberia
11 - NATO - Foul Play
12 - ?
13 - Dirty Science Crew - They Be Loving Me
14 - Mass Influence - Under Pressure
15 - Definite Vakashun 4 Suckas - Killanoize
16 - ?
17 - Big Dogs Feat. Ghugga - Watch The Syles



Album Review : Ras Kass - Soul On Ice - 1996



LP - 1996 - Priority Records 


From The Source - October 1996 - Scan Courtesy of Frederic Thecle 






From The Source - August 1996 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle