Sunday, May 28, 2017

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 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Video : Vinnie Paz - Nineteen Ninety Three - 2017

"Nineteen Ninety Three" produced by Dj Eclipse, from Vinnie Paz's latest album "The Cornerstone of the Corner Store".

Hands - Payin` Dues LP - 2017

LP - 2017 - pquestrevivals  

A1.Wrong Side Of Da Tracks 
A2.Keep It Real 
A3.C-Notes & Grants 
A4.The Nod Factor 
A5.Nights Of Fear 
A6.1, 2, Pass It
B1.Tic Toc 
B3.Take You There 
B4.Money Talks 
B5.Where’s The Funk At

"Hands is a Swedish DJ and beatmaker who has been producing beats and remixes for almost 20 years. On "Payin' Dues" we collect some of his illest tracks from his remix serie "Dues Paid"."

Limited edition, 100 copies only .
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Deep As The Abyss : Mobb Deep

From The Source - December 1996 - Scans courtesy of Max the Keeper 

The Candy Store - Jewels Heist - 1997

12" - 1997 - Keep It Movin' Records

People Without Shoes - Unquestionable Optimism - 2017

CD - 2017 - 5*4*20 Records   

The album was originally recorded in 1993 and produced by Dj Logic A.K.A Project Logic.

300 copies only 
Shipping Date : July 10th 2017

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