Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kyo Itachi - Genkidama 3xLP - 2017

3xLP - 2017 - Kamehameha House

A1 - Samurai Sushi feat Ruste Juxx
A2 - Organic feat Planet Asia
A3 - Da Super Heroe feat Shyheim
A4 - Like a Movie feat Big Twins (of Infamous Mobb)
A5 - At It Again feat Krondon
B1 - Look in Their Eyes feat Bishop Lamont
B2 - Off Course feat Vast Aire (of Cannibal Ox)
B3 - Trillmatic Anthem feat Conway, Ruste Juxx, Termanalogy, Skyzoo, Reks, Edo G
B4 - Megarm feat Supreme (of Representativz) & Steele (of Smif N Wessun)
B5 - The Dart Board feat C- Rayz Walz 
C1 - Trippin feat Rim Da Villins
C2 - Surprize feat Illa Noyz
C3 - Stolen Base feat Chris Spencer (Vic Spencer + Chris Crack)
C4 - Costolomy Bag feat Pressha Dinero,Vvs Verbal, Louie Skaggs, Dan Jah
C5 - Vibratium Dartboards feat Clever One (of Da Buze Bruvaz)
D1 - Genkidama flow feat Vizar Rancarr (Skanks & Kyo) & Haile Ali, Madman (of F.O.D)
D2 - Carnage feat Milez Grimez 
D3 - Proof feat Ran Reed & Innocent?
D4 - Dead Zone feat Shabaam Sahdeeq & Homeboy Sandman
D5 - Rosary Beads feat Realio Sparkzwell, Berreta 9(of Killarmy), Poison Pen, Block Mccloud
E1 - Bang Bang feat Sage Infinite, Recognyze Ali, Ill Conscious, Haile Ali, Rigz, Mooch, Twistello, Phil Blount
E2 - Should be Know feat The Committee Sounds
E3 - Bringing Back feat S.I.T.H.
E4 - Red Ribbon Flow feat M3 (of F.O.D)
E5 - Aint No Question feat FKB$
F1 - Dil Nah Nah feat Squeegie Oblong
F2 - Killamanjaro feat Haile Ali ,El Ay
F3 - Knukles Game remix feat One Click Bang
F4 - End Of Times Rhymes feat Sleep Sinatra
F5 - Up & Down feat Mélanie Rutherford

Kyo Itachi is back 8 years after "Musikyo" with certainly his biggest project : "Genkidama", a limited edition triple vinyl (Gatefold) with a huge guest list : 
Ruste Juxx, Bishop Lamont, Big Twins, Conway, Planet Asia, Termanalogy, Skyzoo, Reks, Edo G, Shyheim, Krondon,Vast Aire (of Cannibal Ox), Supreme (of Representativz), Steele (of Smiff N Wessun), Shabaam Sahdeeq, Homeboy Sandman, C - Rayz Walz, Rim Da Villins, Illa Noyz, Chris Spencer (Vic Spencer + Chris Crack), Ran Reed, Innocent?, Realio Sparkzwell, Berreta 9 (of Killarmy), Poison Pen, Block Mccloud, Pressha Dinero, Vvs Verbal, Louie Skaggs, Dan Jah, Clever One (of Da Buze Bruvaz), Vizar Rancarr (Skanks & Kyo) & Haile Ali,Madman (of F.O.D), Milez Grimez One Click Bang, Mélanie Rutherford, Sage Infinite, Recognyze Ali, Ill Conscious ... and many more. 

The project is entirely produced with his SP1200 and will be available in October 2017.
Cuts by Venom, Dj Impact & Dj Audas and Arwork Design by Jilva The Maker. Help to see this project comes true, It needs 300 pre-orders via Diggers Factory.

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen - March 5th 1994 - 105.9 WNWK

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen 105.9 WNWK March 5, 1994

Kevin Keith & Dirty Dozen Promo
Shyheim feat Down Low Recka - You The Man 
Nas feat AZ - Life’s a Bitch
Gang Starr feat Jeru The Damaja & Lil Dap - Speak Ya Clout
Dr Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Poor Young Dave
King Just - Warrior’s Drum
Da Henchmen - Come On
Kool G Rap & Dj Polo - Letters
20:00 ?
N-Tyce - Hush Hush Tip
Talk Break
Mr Voodoo - Interview 
Mr Voodoo - Come Off Hard 
Fourtie - Shawn
Nefertiti - Visions of Nefertiti
Yaggfu Front - Left Field
Smif-N-Wessun - Bucktown
Notorious Big feat Method Man - The What
The Funk Children - Step It Up 
 44:45 Freshco - ? 
Maestro Fresh Wes - Dat’s My Ni**a
Mr Voodoo - Freestyle
51:00 ?
Poetry - Rhyme Writer
Maestro Fresh Wes - Certs Wid Out Da Retsyn
Talk Break
Souls Of Mischief - Make your Mind Up (Rock On Mix)

Props to Dj Eclipse 

United We Chill - Book & Mixtape

"United We Chill" is a photography book and cassette mixtape combo published by Seven Dollars Crew. Production is of the highest quality. These photographs only exist in print, and the mixtape does not exist digitally. Photography and design by Aple76. Mixtape by Aidan Leacy. Letters and drawings by Steven Serval and Kid Kash

 Book is 80 pages, hard cover, lithograph print, 165 x 252mm.
Available now only from

Veks - Consolation LP - 2017

MCR001 LP - 2017 - Missing Children Records  

This is the official 2nd Instrumental LP release from the San Diego based artist Veks (Last Jazz Club). 16 tracks of raw instrumentals release on Missing Children Records. 
Available on Ltd 12" Vinyl (300 available, 500 pressed), 4 Panel J Card Cassette (only 50) & 4 Panel DigiPak CD (only 100).

Pre-orders :
Vinyl / Cassette / CD

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lower Level - Top Notch / Flavorable Fluids - 1995

Lower Level was a crew from Charlotte (NC) and consisted of 4 members : Joseph Caldwell a.k.a Jay Flav, Milton Smith a.k.a Money Milt, Willie McDuffy a.k.a Wil-Nice and Barry McDuffy a.k.a KHB. 
If you have to spend a lot of your money on a record it should be this one because technically it will never come out again due to lost Masters...
This wax came out in 1995 on Queen City Production Records and is composed of 2 very good tracks "Top Notch" and "Flavorable Fluids" which is certainly the best track of this 12", containing a sample of  Slippin' Into Darkness performed by Ramsey Lewis. 

Here is the short interview with Jay Flav from Lower Level done by Bob Lipitch courtesy of Chopped Herring Records for the release of The 5PL1T EP Vol 2 :

"Did you all grow up in Charlotte?

We all grew up in Charlotte myself, Wil & Barry grew up in Hidden Valley and Money Milt grew up in Earle Village. Milt was the only one that didn't  grow up with us, we met in another street capacity.

How did you end up recording at D&D Studios?

We were working with Mark Spark at D&D on the production side and stumbled on an engineer by the name of Joe Quinde....he was a beast at mixing. That was around the time we were working with a label out of Newark called Brick Boulevard  that had a production deal with Elektra Records. We were going to be the first act off that label, but when Busta left the Leaders of the New School, Elektra went on a all out campaign to promote The Coming album by Busta, so the label along with other groups on Elektra, such as 3 Boys from Newark [which had another NC native Omniscience] got dropped by Elektra. Unfortunately they let alot of good music go to waste.

What was the scene like in North Cackalacka back in the day? 

The scene in NC was crazy, we had mad talent with groups like SoHo (Southern Hospitality) my brothers they were dope, Omniscience the Funky One Liner, Ski Beats (produced Reasonable Doubts for Jay Z) and was also the founder of Original Flavas, Nasty Fruit. ....and many more. Dopeness brother!!! Alot of notable producers such as Fanatic, Mark Spark, Laquan, Skazz Daddy, Wil-Nice and many more....

Who did you look up to growing up?

Locally I looked up to all the cats on Payroll Records such as the Bizzy Boyz and Supreme Nyborn, nationally I looked up to Large Professor, KRS One, Cold Crush Brothers (Almighty K.G) my man, Big Daddy Kane who has been in NC for over 20 years and actually came to a couple studio sessions.

Did you do cats do the support slot  for acts touring down South from the North East?

We opened a lot of shows back in the days. NC was different than other parts of the south because we banged Hip Hop and artists would come down to perform and be amazed that we sounded professional and on the same level as they did. A lot of groups came to perform in NC and left with a new found respect for NC. Even recording at D&D, up north cats would come in the room spark up and pop their neck to the sounds, such as Guru, Sadat and many more."