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 
B2.BunWatcher 
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 .
Pre-Order your copy now !




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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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Album Review : Artifacts - Between a Rock And A Hard Place - 1994


LP - 1994 - Big Beat  



From The Source - September 1994 - Scan courtesy of Frederic Thecle  








Video : Bad Company x K Zorro feat Tesla's Ghost - Ghosts - 2017






New single video by K Zorro featuring Tesla's Ghost and produced by Bad Company, off the album "Deferred Gratification" released in 2016 . Video directed by Ringz ov Saturn.



Debonair Blends 1-3 CD Bundle + Bonus Lost Mix









1. ABSTRACT RUDE & ATU - LEFT HAND SIDE
2. X-ECUTIONERS - TURNTABLIST THEME
3. SCIENTIFIK - INTERNAL AFFAIRS (REMIX)
4. WALKIN’ LARGE - SELF
5. LORD FINESSE - SOUL PLAN
6. JUGGAKNOTS - EPIPHANY
7. JERU THE DAMAJA - WHATEVER
8. AZ - GIMME YOURS
9. MIC GERONIMO - SHARANE
10. SCHOOLZ OF THOUGHT - THESE THINGS YOU SAY
11. CHINO XL - RAPPERS ARE IN DANGER
12. VARIOUS BLENDS - TO THE GUT
13. RED HOT LOVER TONE - #1 PLAYER
14. DJ SPINNA - PLATINUM
15. METHOD MAN - FREESTYLE
16. PLANET ASIA - CALI BREEZE
17. REDMAN - I GET DOWN LIKE THAT
18. KOOL G RAP - BLOWIN‘ UP IN THE WORLD
19. SAUCE MONEY - WHAT WE DO
20. COMPANY FLOW - CORNERS 94
21. GRAND PUBA - 7XL
22. T-MAX - WHAT WOULD U DO?
23. NICK WIZ - MIND CRUSHER
24. LITTLE SHAWN - CHECK IT OUT Y’ALL
25. RASCALZ - FITNREDI
26. FOUNDATION & REZIDUE - DON’T GET IT TWISTED
27. GRAV - SICK THOUGHTS
28. RUBIX & TALIB KWELI - MILLIONAIRES
29. GURU - FOR YOU
30. ARTIFACTS - WHERE YO SKILLZ AT?
31. CL SMOOTH - ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
32. MASSINFLUENCE - LIFE TO THE MC (REMIX)
33. BUCKSHOT - TRAPPED
34. PETE ROCK & OC - RESPECT MINE
35. SHOW & AG - YOU WANT IT
36. THE BUMS - 6 FIGURES AND UP
37. RASCO - TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN
38. THE NONCE - LIVE & DIRECT
39. BAHAMADIA - RUGGED RUFF
40. ZION I - CRITICAL
41. RANJAHZ - DAILY BASIS
42. LEE MAJORS - TINSELTOWN TO BOOGIEDOWN
43. PETE ROCK - SMOKING ROOM ONLY
44. KEITH MURRAY - MANIFIQUE
45. COMMON - RESURRECTION (REMIX)
46. DA YOUNGSTAS - NO MERCY
47. MAD SKILLZ - NOD FACTOR (REMIX)
48. DITC - DIGNIFIED SOLDIERS (REMIX)
49. TASH - THE GAME
50. PEP LOVE - A NEW RELIGION
51. BOOGIEMONSTERS - SAY WORD
52. NAS - ONE AND ONE
53. TRACEY LEE - BIG WILL
54. K-OTIX - QUESTIONS
55. BIG PUN - BOOMARANG
56. KID THUN - I WONDER (LIFE)
57. VAKILL - THE CREED
58. BIG NOYD - USUAL SUSPECT
59. STYLES OF BEYOND - ENDANGERED
60. DJ PREMIER - RETURN OF THE CROOKLYN DODGERS (INSTRUMENTAL)
61. MISSIN’ LINX - WHO U BE
62. MOBB DEEP - DRINK AWAY THE PAIN
63. AL TARIQ - TALK ABOUT IT
64. MASTA ACE - EASTBOUND




Volumes 1-3 of the Debonair Blends mixtape series are now available on GRR 
(First 25 orders receive a FREE copy of the Lost Mix CD)



Monday, May 22, 2017

Album Review : Hard Knocks ‎- School Of Hard Knocks - 1992


LP - 1992 - Wild Pitch Records  




Original Scans courtesy of Drewhuge



From Hip-Hop Connection Magazine - June 1992








Millenium - How Far Will You Go ? - 1998




12" - 1998 - House of Abdul Recordings  



House Of Abdul
260 South Reynolds St  #201 Alexandria , Va 22304

For Immediate Release - April 12, 1999

MILLENIUM IS APPROACHING 
House Of Abdul Rapper Asks How Far Will You Go ?


"If your sound system is not Y2K compliant , insert the new single by 18 year-old Clinton Green a.k.a Millenium, «  How Far Will You Go » , the first single from his debut album KAOS THEORY (House Of Abdul), will enable your boombox to keep rocking into the next millenium. Or at least until the next Millenium single.

Millenium was born in Baltimore and raised in Washington D.C . Rap was just something cool to listen to until he heard Wu-Tang’s « C.R.E.A.M » that’s when rap took on a more important role in his life. That’s when the pen hit the paper. And Fellow D.C rappers hit the floor as he won contest after contest in school talent shows and radio station on-air battles.

Millenium has put together an impressive collection with KAOS THEORY. CMJ, a music trade publication, stated, « This young lyricist … attacks the mic with the combined charisma of Notorious B.I.G and Keith Murray. From gritty jewels like «  Run, Run, Run » to the souled-out « Fantasia » Millenium proves age still ain’t nothin’ but a number »

Make sure that KAOS THEORY is in your sound system , if you don’t you may experience the Chaos of the Y2K bug. How far will you go ?

Millenium is approaching !"
From House Of Abdul Recordings Press Kit 



From Vibe Magazine - August 1999 







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Friday, May 19, 2017

Connecticut Kartel - The Question Is? - 1997





Photos courtesy of Yahiness  

The Group consists of Ed Vorhéez a.k.a yahiness, Drama a.k.a Authentic & Verge Body (RIP) out of Bridgeport, CT.  They dropped a 12" EP (4 tracks) and a full length album (9 tracks) in 1997 on Chase Entertainement. 



EP - 1997 - Chase Entertainment




01 - Intro
02 - Money Clips Feat Chief Xtra Nassem
03 - C.K. State Of Mind Feat Gerald Isaac
04 - All Out
05 - The Shadow
06 - Committee 300 Feat Shaneika
07 - Birth Control
08 - Certified Criminals
09 - Lyrics


Tape / CD  - 1997 - Chase Entertainment  










The album became an underground classic but It was only available on tape and CD. No need to say that you must be a lucky guy if you find a copy at your local record store ... but stay tuned fellas because a little birdie told me that it could be back soon on vinyl with unreleased joints ...  so keep your eyes wide open !!





Album Review : LL Cool J - 14 Shots To The Dome - 1993





LP - 1993 - Def Jam Recordings 


From  Rap Sheet Magazine - June 1993