Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Knights Of The Templa ‎- Maintain'' Wid Da Pressure

From Hip Hop Connection - August 1994

A5 - Memories

Mixtape : DJ Koco & Sunao - Nuthin But Emotion Mix

Mixtape - Donuts Records 

Album Review : Papa Chuk - The Badlands - 1994

From Hip Hop Connection - August 1994 

LP - 1994 - Pendulum Records 

A1. The Reincarnation
A2. Make Way For The Rudeboy
A3. Amidst The Badlands
A4. Desolate One
A5a Some Ill Shit
A5b Flip The Shit
A6. Down 'N Dirty
A7. Desert Dog
B1. Trunk Of Funk
B2a Jailbait
B2b Show Some ID
B3. Lord Have Mercy
B4. Nigguz Will Be Nigguz
B5a The Draft
B6a Cesspool
B6b Runaway

From The Source - May 1994 - Scan by Frederic Thecle 

From Billboard - March 1994

Video : Mad Macks - Introduction - 2017

Produced by Lee Sands and Directed by Muds One, from Mad Macks' new album "IMAGES", available for Free Download Here  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Herd It Through The Grapevine ? - Black Sheep - HHC 1994

From Hip Hop Connection -  December 1994

Donnie Propa Presents Masta Ace - The Ace Tape 2

Tape - 2017 - Village Live Records 

Donnie Propa is back with his last tape project in collaboration with legendary Juice Crew & EMC MC, Masta Ace for the follow up to 'The Ace Tape', a fresh selection of classics and hidden gems.

Limited run of 50 orange & 50 brown cassettes 

Order your copy 

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode 112 with Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo

Hosted by veterans DJ Toast & Paul Nice and broadcast live every Sunday night 10pm-12 midnight (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast & Paul bring you 2 hours of the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop.

This is Episode 112 with Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo - originally aired on March 26, 2017

Steady B “Bring the Beat Back” (1986)
(Paul Nice set)
Almighty 3 “To the Other MC’s” (1985)
Cash Money & Marvelous “Ugly People Be Quiet” (1988)
Cash Money & Marvelous “Ugly People Be Quiet (Remix)” (1988)
Cash Money & Marvelous “Play It Kool” (1988)
Cool C “Down To the Gristle” (1988)
Steady B “Hit Me” (1986)
Pimp Pretty, Royal Ron & DJ M.A.$ “Rock the B-Boy Stance” (1986)
Cypress Hill “How I Could Just Kill a Man” (1991)
Three Times Dope “Greatest Man Alive” (1988)
Nasty Nas “Halftime (Butcher Remix)” (1992)
** Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo Interview **
(DJ Toast set)
Fugees “Nappy Heads (Remix)” (1994)
Cypress Hill “Hand on the Glock” (1991)
Cypress Hill “Hand on the Pump” (1991)
Cool C “Juice Crew Dis” (1987)
Schoolly D “Saturday Night” (1986)
7A3 “That’s How We Livin’” (1988)
Three Times Dope “Funky Dividends (Goin’ For Broke Remix)” (1989)
Steady B “Use Me” (1987)
Lin Que “This Is It (Butcher Remix)” (1993)
Cypress Hill “Cock the Hammer” (1993)
Cypress Hill “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That” (1993)
Schoolly D “Housin’ the Joint” (1987)
Steady B “Believe Me Das Bad (Remix)” (1987)
Kris Kross “It’s a Shame” (1992)
Schoolly D “Mr. Big Dick” (1988)
Cash Money & Marvelous “A Real Mutha For Ya” (1988)
Schoolly D “Gucci Time” (1985)
Cool C “I Gotta Habit” (1989)
The Krown Rulers “Kick the Ball” (1987)
Cypress Hill “When the Shit Goes Down” (1993)
Three Times Dope “Original Stylin’ (International Airwave Groove)” (1989)
Cypress Hill “Real Estate” (1991)


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hype - HHC 1994 : Dredknotz

From Hip Hop Connection - December 1994 

12" - 1994 - Elektra 

MC Destruction - Blow Of Death EP - 2017

DF0083 - EP - 2017 - Dope Folks Records  

 Limited to 300 copies (50 colored copies (already sold out ! )  & 250 on standard black) 

Pre-order your copy now !

Video : Venomous2000 & Trilian - Hot Damn ft. The Artifacts & Tiye Phoenix

Second official music video from the album "Sounds of the Great Ones". The video features guest appearances by Poet Substratum, MTA (Mass Transit Artists), B.A., Tone, Mystic, Flan, RhinoCMZ, Dodge, Big Joker and Big Brotha Trey. The New Jersey natives all come correct over the Trilian produced track, accentuated with cuts by DJ Trickalome.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Beneficence - Smooth Hardcore - 2017

12" - 2017 - Ill Adrenaline Records  

A1 - Smooth Hardcore ft. AG
A2 - Smooth Hardcore (Instrumental)
A3 - Smooth Hardcore (Instrumental w Cuts)
A4 - Smooth Hardcore (Acapella)
B1 - Smooth Hardcore (K-Def Remix)
B2 - Smooth Hardcore (K-Def Instrumental)
B3 - Smooth Hardcore (Brous One Remix)
B4 - Smooth Hardcore (Brous One Instrumental)

The 12" comes on black (500 copies) or white colored vinyl (175 copies and exclusively available at

Order your copy now :

The Hip Hop Spot w/WildMan Steve & DJ Riz - April 18, 1994 - WBAU

 The Hip Hop Spot w/WildMan Steve & DJ Riz 90.3 WBAU April 18, 1994

Talk Break
N-Tyce - Hush Hush Tip
Talk Break
Lords Of The Underground - Flow On 
Nas - It Ain’t Hard to Tell Remix
Talk Break
The 45 King - Red Alert
Smif-N-Wessun - Bucktown
A Tribe Called Quest - Mr Incognito
Artifacts - Flexi with Da Tech(Nique) Instrumental
Talk Break
Artifacts - Flexi with Da Tech(Nique)
Gravediggaz feat. Shabazz The Disciple & Killah Priest - Diary Of A Madman
Nas - Memory Lane
Fat Joe - The Shit Is Real Remix
Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn Instrumental
Talk Break
Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn
The 45 King - Funkier
Talk Break
Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin Remix
Nas - Represent
KRS One - Return of the Boom Bap 
Talk Break
King Just Interview
King Just - Warrior’s Drum
Talk Break
King Just Freestyle
Talk Break
Gang Starr - The Planet
Talk Break
Masta Ace Interview
Masta Ace Inc - The B-Side

Props to Dj Eclipse  

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Photo courtesy of Rick Mcginnis

"Christopher “Thrust” France (born July 8, 1976) maybe best remembered for his verse on the Rascalz classic, DJ Kemo produced “Northern Touch“, featuring Canadian notables Choclair and Kardinal Offishall. But his legacy stretches much further than a dope 12” or a couple of popular music videos. Living in Toronto – Thrust’s home and arguably the center of mainstream “urban” culture in Canada – it’s clear that the man’s incredibly popular. Little known fact: Thrust appeared in a 1990 Kids in the Hall skit (he was 15 at the time) and for the past few years, he has served as a music instructor, teaching hip hop production (as well as the occasional history lesson) at Harris College. He is probably the youngest Canadian hip hop artist to date and gained much of his hip hop identity from the source – summers in New York City circa late ‘80s-early-‘90s. With the exception of some pioneers: Michie Mee, Maestro, Dream Warriors and a handful of others, few in Canada were making rap music or breaking into the U.S. market, getting radio play or making a living on it. In the days before broadband and before everybody and their best-friend’s homie rapped or made beats, hip hop in Canada only played on a few select radio stations across the country. This is the environment where Thrust came up in, which makes him a significant figure – even if you can’t name one of his albums. I caught up with a slimmer, rejuvenated Thrust at “Slept-On Studios” on Toronto’s East side."

EP  - 1996 - Knowledge of Self 

12" - 1996 - Blueprint Records Inc. 

12"  - 1998 - Blueprint Records Inc. 

Menteroja & AK420 - Righteous Villains - 2017

EP - 2017

Originally released on tape in August 2016 on Amajin Records, the album "Righteous Villains" is now coming out on vinyl. 

"From Sweden to Germany - Menteroja & AK420 teamed up to clean up your city. The Righteous Villains bring you 5 gritty tracks that take you back to the days when it was all about thoughtful rhymes, hard beats and dope cuts. Simple as that."

300 copies only 
Order your copy now !

Wildelux - A Breath of Fresh Air - 2017

EP - 2017 -  Ol' Dayz

  Produced by Ol' Dayz, Mixed and Mastered by Icerocks & Dface (DXA), 
Cuts by Dj Djaz (Effiscienz).

Limited Blue Vinyl Edition EP 
200 copies available 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

L. - Live from Londyn Ep - 2017

DPSWR004 - EP - 2017 - Dusty PlatterSoundweight Records  

One month ago , the good 'Live from Londyn' EP was released by Soundweight Records and Dusty Platter, and I have to admit that It has been on heavy rotation since I received my copy. 
So here are more information about L. aka L. Fly and this release, strictly for your personal Hip-Hop Culture : 

Born the son of a radio personality and a schoolteacher, rap music was an easy sell to a young boy who loved music but had to read & write because of his mother's stern stance on education. L. Fli or L. as he is more commonly referred fell in love with the culture of Hip Hop while spending a summer in its birthplace: New York City. Too young to venture out on his own L. would perch himself by the window of his Aunts uptown apartment soaking up the sounds of the city blasting from the park jams, portable ghetto blasters and cars passing by. The sounds of early pioneers such as Grand Master Flash, Run-DMC & Big Daddy Kane left a huge imprint on the impressionable pre-teen.

Shuffling between Maryland's Eastern Shore, Baltimore & NYC, the different music heard inspired L. to first try his hand as a D.J. following in his father's footsteps. Born and raised an only child, L. was given a drum machine for his 13th birthday and a set of turntables for X-mas. Becoming enthralled with the music, his parents would often have to tell him to put away his records and go-to-bed. It was then that the precocious teenager started to write the rhymes that had been swirling around in his head, illuminated only by the streetlight right outside his window. With his writing ability improved L. was ready to make his debut at bar-b-q in a neighbors back yard. Nervously taking the mic L. spit a verse that was well beyond the spectrum of his 14 yrs that not only impressed all who were in attendance but his grandmother as well who had been secretly watching him from her back steps two houses over and applauding proudly. Inspired by the reaction of the crowd and the proud look on his grandmothers face, L. began to take his craft more seriously and continued to write, perform & hone his skills through out high school into collage up & down the Eastern seaboard. 

Making his foray into professional recording was an easy one for L. because of his lifetime of experience. Having released well over 10 singles independently over the last 12 years L. has garnered a respected following from Los Angeles to as far away as Japan, where his music is so popular that a bidding war ensued between two labels for the exclusive licensing rights to his entire catalog in that region. Having been embraced by such taste-makers as Rich Medina & DJ Spinna some of L.'s out-of-print recordings have fetched top-dollar on Ebay through out the world. 

L.'s latest Long Player entitled 'Sunrise on the Reservoir' is his most cohesive and eclectic work to date, L. attributes the affinity to his music through out the globe, to god, family, an awesome support team and HIS undying love for the music & the culture that his feels is responsible for sustaining him to this point in his career and life.. 

Side A (Live Side) :

A1 - ILL Vs. (L. Allen & J. Carter) produced by Jay Funk recorded by IllDECIBEL at KC Studios Mixed by Joe Quinde at Unique Studios, NYC 

A2 - Street Superstar (L. Allen & J. Carter) produced by Jay Funk recorded & mixed by Jay Funk at Illsteet Studios

A3 - Relax Your Mind feat. Black Spade & Jay Funk of the Ghetto Connect (L. Allen & J. Carter) recorded and mixed by Fred Derby at Sheffield Studios 

A4 - Guns (L. Allen & J. Carter) produced by Jay Funk recorded & mixed by illDECIBEL at KC Studios

Side B (Fly Side) :

B1 - Blue Lights & Blunts (L. Allen & J. Carter) produced by Jay Funk recorded at Central Studios by Mike Neal, mixed by Joe Quinde at Unique Studios, NYC 

B2 -  O.N.G. (L. Allen & J. Carter) produced by Jay Funk recorded & mixed by Jay Funk at Illstreet Studios 

B3 -  Stackin' Grands feat. K. Mack (L. Allen, J. Carter & K. Mack) produced by Jay Funk. recorded & mixed by Jay Funk at Davis Street Studios 

B4 -  Tight (L. Allen & J. Carter) produced by Jay Funk recorded by Mark at Cloud 9 Studios, mixed by Joe Quinde at Unique Studios, NYC 

All songs Produced By J. Funk for Funkie Ave Productions 
Re Mastered By J. Funk at Cool & Company Studios, USA
(Re-Mastered for the Vinyl release completed by Dj Drinks (UK)) 

L.'s S/O's and Thanks - 

1st & foremost thanks to the creator for giving me life and sustaining me despite my shortcomings and misgivings. My parents looking down on me from heaven, my entire life is dedicated to your memories. My Grandmother for taking me in and allowing me the space to learn and grow as a hip hop musician. My family for praying for and believing in my dreams. 
My bro Jay Funk for spending countless hours in & out of studios with me while I 'searched for my voice' no check could ever cover the debt I owe you, bro. Syl Henderson for believing in me and helping me in more ways than this space will allow. Sid Wilson for staying down and being diligent through the years. All the people who have supported us worldwide. Our music has reached places and touched ppl we've yet to see and for that we are eternally grateful. 
Special shout out to the homie Mike Cole (the plug), Dusty Platter / Soundweight Records and all the other hip hop labels keeping the spirit of traditional hip hop alive.

All Tracks taken from the original recordings straight from J Funks own personal archives, The original recordings of classic material before it was re-recorded into 12" Singles and distributed to the masses, Along with 5 unheard original recordings from Jay & L.'s personal archives for an unprecidented look at the come up of one of Baltimore, MD's Undoubtably most talented duo's to ever do it! Nostalgia is key to fully appreciate this unreal release. Perfect for the Hip Hop Collective resurgence!

The wax is still available on Soundweight Records  or on Dusty Platter , Don't sleep !!!!

Mad Props to L.Fly , Mike Cole , Neil Richardson , Jay Funk & Ant Cole