Monday, January 17, 2011

E.C. ILLA : "No More"


If you thought Common and Tung Twister were the only M.C.s in the MidWest putting it down in the 90's, well, there is another... E.C. ILLA from Chicago was Definatly making a impact on the BOX music channel, and this cut is no exception! Real UnderGround Heat from the Midwest.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Black, Rock -n- Ron : "That's How I'm Living"


I still have some of my original records from the 80's. This is one of them! Black, Rock -n- Ron: "That's How I'm Livin" on Next Plateau records. This is the elusive white label promo. Not only is this record scarce, but it looks like the labels on the whole press run were put on backwards! None the less, One of my big underground faves from NYC, produced by heavyweight JAZZY JAY! Good Luck finding this one!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Smiff n Wessun : "Nuthin Move But The Money"


Smif N Wessun "Nuthin Move But The Money" White Label Vinyl 1995 CMS.
I remember seeing this record at Fat Beats NYC when I lived there in 1996 and regretted not picking one up. When I got back to St. Louis, I would constantly listen to white labels looking for this record. Turns out, I found one for 3.00 bucks at Deep Grooves in the Delmar Loop / U.City, MO. Evil D uses "Star of the Story : Heatwave & Lays the Harlem Underground feat. George Benson : Cheeba Cheeba drums up under it. Dreamy and mysterious to say the least. It's such a great track, I actually assembled the same samples and payed hommage to it by making my own track.
A pretty rare record outside of the Big Apple!

Mikey D & The L.A. Posse : "I Get Rough"


All right, Check It. This is one of the TOUGHEST records that is totally underated! Mikey D & the L.A. Posse! Mix and production by the legendary Paul C. R.I.P. Rahzell, or Rozell (according to him, as his mother named him) is being sampled on the cut and Paul C created the brick house bassline by Sampling Rahzell's voice. The other melody that you hear is Paul C playing the S.W.A.T. theme w/ blazing horn samples. You can also hear him on the breaks going " Ahhhhhh....) Scratches by: Johnny Quest! Sorry L.L., You can't fucks wit' this hardcore Hip Hop!!!

Scholly D : "Gangsta Boogie"


This is one of my ALL TIME Favorite Schooly D records! I just found another one of these recently for 2.00 dollars. store stock mint. Mastered at virtue, Artwork by schooly D. 1986. A must for ANY Old School Collection!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Kings of Pressure "You Know How To Reach Us" Let's Go

Before "rebel without a pause" Hank Shocklee and Chuck D were writing and producing, and this is one of there records. I had a radio show at KWUR 90.3 FM in 1988 when this came out, And we had no idea of what was to come. This record has the pre- public enemy elements though, and very much like ultra magnetics.I won't disclose who lifted the station copy back in the day, But I paid an honest 40-50 bucks for this minty copy on E-Bay.

THE 45 KING : "Master of the Game" LP Tuff City

I used to dream about finding impeach the president on a 45. Seeing this cover back in 1987 was crazy, I'm sure this record and cover influenced a lot of dj's to start producing. I know I did. 45 king amazes me to this day with his minimalist approach to beatmaking and coming up with DOPE stuff. I am still looking for some of those samples today.