Thursday, September 3, 2015

Jigmastas - Grassroots - The Prologue / Deluxe Edition - 2015

2xLP - 2015 - BBE 

"Formed in 1991 in the County of Kings, this DJ/producer-emcee combo in the tradition of Gang Starr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth showed enough promise to spark considerable, though ultimately unconsummated, major label interest. Such apparent setbacks would prove fortuitous, though, as the Jay I Gees found themselves amongst the important participants in a burgeoning NYC underground hip-hop movement alongside pre-Rawkus indie crews like Co Flow, Natural E and Bobbito Garcia’s Fondle ’Em camp. 
As subsequent releases more than aptly demonstrated (the metaphorical minded “Chandon”; a “World Is Yours”-esque paean to self-determination, “Iz You Dee”; the purist manifesto “Hip-Hop” etc.) being beyond real wasn’t just a philosophical ethos but a musical one as well – Spinna’s predilection for Moog synth riffs, vocal chorales, and other inventively chopped and diced samplescapes complementing Krim’s gravelly verses with an otherworldly air. 
Jigmastas dropped a single LP – 2001’s Infectious – during the duo’s most active period. But the collection of non-album material that forms the core of this fine sequel (or prequel given the bonus inclusion of so many essential early singles) that you now hold in your possession serves as a reminder of the potency and timelessness of their talents.
From Spinna’s classic breakbeat dissections on “Lyrical Fluctuation 2000” through Kriminul’s effortlessly fluid performance on “Thief’s Theme” some might call this that vintage NY boom-bap. A more accurate, and complimentary, descript is that it simply sounds like the Jigmastas. Long may they keep on rockin’."

01. Intro
02. Lyrical Fluctuation 2000 Spinna Mix 
feat. Mos Def, Mr Complex, Pharoahe Monch, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli 
03. Across The Globe
04. Keep On Rockin
05. Matrimony
06. Awareness
07. Lyrical Fluctuation Original Mix feat. Mr Complex, Pharoahe Monch, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli 
08. Thief's Theme
09. Outro
10. Beyond Real
11. Dead Man's Walk
12. Iz You Dee
13. Hip Hop
14. Chandon feat. Monet
15. Semi-Precious
16. If
17. Comments To The Sure Shot
18. Across The Globe (Joc Max Remix)
19. Beyond Real (Remix)
20. Iz You Dee (Remix)
21. So What feat. Guru

Buy It now !
Vinyl or CD  

Sure Shot Singles : Royal Flush - Movin' On Your Weak Production - 1996

From The Source - April 1996 - Original Scan by Burak Özfuruncu 

12" - 1996 - Blunt Recordings  

Album Review : K-Solo - Time's Up - 1992

LP - 1992 - Atlantic  

From Hip-Hop Connection - August 1992

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 23rd 1994 - WKCR

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - June 23rd 1994 - WKCR

Nas , Grand Wizard & Six Nine - '93 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
The Wascals - Hard Rhymes
A Tribe Called Quest - God Lives Through
N-Tyce - Hush Hush Tip
Das EFX - Gimme Dat Micraphone Instrumental
Das EFX - Gimme Dat Micraphone
Souls Of Mischief - Disseshowedo
The UMC's - Time to Set It Straight
Mobb Deep - Me & My Crew
Black Moon - U Da Man (Evil Dee Remix)
Stretch & Bobbito 

Props to Chris, Serch4beatz, Irish Craig (Random Rap Radio) , Jamo, Dj Nes, George Cee, Brandan E., Dj Eclipse & Philaflava Forum

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AG & Ray West - The Nickel EP - 2015

EP - 2015 - Red Apples 45 

"The Nickel EP marks Red Apples 45's five year anniversary. It's only right for AG & Ray West to celebrate the label in the spirit it started. The Nickel showcases the duo's chemistry and growth while keeping to their essence. Special guests appearances that include Roc Marciano, L Fudge, John Robinson and Red Apples' own Superstar Dave Dar."

A1. intro 
A2. Red apples 
A3. U ain't me 
A4. Don't ya baby 
A5. Alfa Romero feat L- Fudge & Dave Dar 
B1. Red Apple Kings feat Roc Marciano 
B2. Die another day 
B3. The one ( interlude ) 
B4. Common Man 
B5. We go hard feat John Robinson & Dave Dar

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Expected Release Date : 11/27/2015

Boogie & The Barber w/Bobbito & DJ Premier - Hot 97 WQHT - May 25th 1997

Tracklist :

Teflon feat M.O.P - Rawness
Chubb Rock - Mr. Rock feat Al B. Sure
Raheim - Life After Hip Hop
Shamus - Dwellin In Darkness (Rugged Brood)
Afu-Ra - Whirlwind Thru Cities
The Lox - We'll always Love Big Poppa
Lace Da Booms - Glory
Krumbsnatcha - Gettin's Closer to God
Ill Al Skratch - Stick N Moove
Bobbito & Dj Premier
EZD Feat Billy Danze, Teflon - Gunzis4
Boot Camp Click - Illa Noyz 
Ruthless Bastards - Bastards
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Deja Vu
Diamond D - The Hiatus
Mike Zoot - Bassickl'y (Track ID by Jaz)
Reservoir Doggs - The Difference
MF Doom - Hey (Original Version)
Mass Influence - Under Pressure (Track ID by Jaz)
Organized Konfuzion - Numbers
Chubb Rock feat PMD & Das EFX - Beef
Encore - Defined by the Dollar
Adagio - Everybody
Bobbito & Dj Premier

Props to Dj Eclipse  

Video : Sean Price - Figure More feat. Illa Ghee - 2015

Off the "Songs In The Key of Price" mixtape.
RIP Sean Price

Video : Black Concrete - 1995 - 2015

Prod by Timeless Beatz
 Off the "Rule Of 3" project