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Straight out of Baltimore, MD we have a crew known as Afiliashun. This monster grail has been on indy-heads wants lists for a minute. It took a few years to get hold of the original studio DAT - big up to producer Reg E Ruckus for diggin through his storage unit mupltiple times before finally finding the crown jewels. PEEP IT!!

 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Tell Me If You Open
A2 Who's This
B1 Bullet Proof
B2 King Of The Hill

 

All tracks produced by Reg E Ruckus except Track4 produced by Verbal.

 

 

£19.99 + shipping

 

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Shawn Lov - Right Here, Right Now 7" EP

 

 

For your listening pleasure we present 4 dope tracks from Shawn Lov's 14th and final album. The Trenton MC has been laying down tracks since 1989 and recorded from 1989-1996 at his father's studio - the very same spot that Courageous Chief, Royal Family, Soul Survivors, and Shakespeare and Last Empire recorded their grails! Being from Trenton you might guess he would've been tight with Tony D [R.I.P.] - which he was. The legendary Poor Righteous Teachers producer mentored Shawn until his untimely passing and produced and featured on a bunch of Shawn's jawns. Included on this project is production from Shawn himself as well as the excellent The Custodian of Records and German beatmaker Raiden. ENJOY YO!!!

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Right Here, Right Now
A2 UNO
B1 Damn Tough
B2 #FOH feat Pacewon


A1 produced by Raiden. A2 Produced by Raiden with Shawn Lov.
B1 produced by Custodian of Records. B2 produced by Shawn Lov.
Mixed & Mastered by Melph.

 

 

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2 DOPE NEW CDS >>>

 

Q-Ball & Curt Cazal - My Kinda Moves

 

 

 

Tracks:

1 Combination
2 My Kinda Moves
3 Makin' Moves
4 Hedz To Bed (Alternate Mix Version)
5 Breakitdown
6 New Bit
7 Howidiz
8 Down For Mine
9 War Out Here
10 How I Feel (This Is)

 

 

 

 

Doz Funky Baztardz - Get Down To My Dungeon

 

 

 

Tracks:

1 What's Goin On in A Baztardz Mind
2 Straight Outta Remix
3 Story Book Lover
4 Slippin
5 Get Down To My Dungeon
6 Master Plan
7 Doz Funky Baztardz (I'm a Baztard)
8 Who Stole The Funk
9 Funky Smooth Shit
10 Clowns
11 Straight Outta
12 Dyin' in Darkness

 

 

 

 

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RELEASE #201 

 

 

And for the first time on wax, Jazz Spastiks' debut 2010 album "12 Bit Spit".....

 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 They Spastik!
A2 Penpusha feat. Selph Conscious
A3 Hot Shit! feat. Junclassic
A4 Yes Yes feat. Rebels To The Grain
A5 Gold Roast
A6 The Goods feat. Rebels To The Grain
A7 Ride The Rhythm feat. Destruct and Turtle
A8 Unkut Fresh feat. Rebels To The Grain

B1 Paladin
B2 Circumstances feat. Warpath
B3 Dashtastik feat. C-Dash
B4 The Clap
B5 Buzzin feat. Wes Restless and The Primeridian
B6 Spastik feat. Selph Conscious
B7 Lucy Lui Respaz - Atari Blitzkrieg feat. Ryu
B8 Apids Respaz - The In-sect
B9 Game Over

 

 

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RELEASE #200 CAN BE FOUND IN THE DEEP WATERS....

 

 

So instead of releasing the ATCQ demos we have in the bag, I decided to roll with a super-rare fish-related jawn for the 200th release, just like the 100th and if possible, just like the 300th release will be. This project by Manuel out of Cambridge MA is crazy hard to find. It has numerous fish references and is dope as fuck so had to be Herring #200.  Thanks for all the support fishermen - YOU MAKE THIS ISH HAPPEN!!!

 

Tracks:

A1  Deep waters
B1  Clientele
B2  Luv Luv


Produced by Derek Marazzo.
Written by M. Matos, D. Marazzo

 

Dope artwork by the designer of the 100th Herring release, NercoBlack. Big up!!

 

bIG UP TO uNI Kone@  http://hiphop-thegoldenera.blogspot.fr for hookin us up - 1L

 

 

 

 

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7" ep in Full Colour Picture Cover

 

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BEFORE GRAVEDIGGAZ THERE WAS....

 

 

So Prince Paul [gotta drop the name] hit me up and said words to the E.F.F.E.C.T. of  "Bob, you need to contact my guy Rich, he has a dope early 90's project you might like.."  

 

Then this project happened....

 

 

 

Here is the straight-lifted Wiki page for Brothers G.R.Y.M. - it's on point [like bathroom tiles yo] >>>

 

 

Brothers  G.R.Y.M.

 

 

The Early years:


The first incarnation of the group was formed around 1989 in Amityville, Long Island, New York, although the family grew up in Wyandanch, Long Island. The family of four brothers (Anthony, Richard, Joel, and Edward) and one sister (Dawne), of which Poetic (Anthony) was the eldest, were born to Trinidadian parents who moved from Trinidad and Tobago in 1971, making their first residence in Queens, New York for a short time, then moving to Wyandanch. John Berkeley (a pastor and a local businessman) and Ela Berkeley (a homemaker, cook-nutritionist, and teacher) were both singers and artistic in general, and they encouraged artistic expression in their five children. The family was well-rounded musically, singing gospel and R&B up to their early teens all around New York, other states, and Canada as "The Berkeley Singers". Anthony (Poetic), Dawne, and Joel (Brainstorm) sang, accompanied by Richard on the drums and Eddie (E-Sharp) on the piano or keyboard.

Poetic began rhyming in his early teens in Wyandanch, and was known by many names, the first of which was MC Supa Flea of the Wyandanch Crew The Phantom Squad, rolling with many other local crews of the era and building a name for himself as a lyrical battle MC. He changed his name to Poetic around 1985, and in 1986 he formed the crew known as Too Poetic, who in 1988-89 released a modestly popular single called: “God Made Me Funky/Poetical Terror”, under the DNA/Tommy Boy Music imprint. The group was composed of his two DJs and childhood friends - DJ Capital K (Fred Cox) and DJ Woody Wood (Randy Woods) – Too Poetic alluded to “Two DJs and One Poet”. The radio personality called DNA had been his manager and the host of the Hank Love & DNA Radio Show on 105.9FM WNWK of hip-hop underground radio fame. The group’s relationship with Tommy Boy Records eventually panned out for various reasons, scrapping the album and making Poetic very displeased, an early casualty of the politics of the music business. Many artists who are not marketed properly have this attitude with their former labels.

While Poetic was just beginning his formal hip hop career in 1987–89, Brainstorm was attending college at the State University of New York at Farmingdale, Long Island, where he was the roommate of Brooklyn’s own Super DJ Richie Rich (who had been in Third Base, Clark Kent’s Supermen, and the movie Juice). The college-based MC-DJ party collective called The Group Home Posse was loosely formed with Brainstorm and DJ Richie Rich to include his childhood friend The DJ-Rapper J.A.T. (Thomas Allen James), DJ Nike, Diamond Jay AKA “Americas Favorite DJ” (EPMD, Gravediggaz, Beyoncé Knowles), and Diamond Shell (Biz Markie’s brother) – all of whom attended Farmingdale University between 1987 and 1989. The university was host to many hip hop artists as visitors for parties and to do shows like Rakim, EPMD, Producer-Super DJ Clark Kent, and Biz Markie.

After Brainstorm finished his college run in 1989, he took time to learn many aspects of the music business and attempted to record a solo demo with Marcy Projects’ Rapper-Producer The JAZ (Big Jaz, mentor of Jay-Z), and was found in many rap circles with Long Island's KMD and other “conscious” MCs of the time, but in 1989 he and Poetic mutually decided to pair up with a hardcore lyrical edge, original word play, and acute metaphors, after many collaborations between them since 1985. Thus, Da Bruthas G.R.Y.M. was born shortly after Too Poetic’s deal with DNA/Tommy Boy had soured. The energy and high chemistry between these true by-blood brothers at the time was, simply put, natural.

 

The 1989–1992 years


In the first Bruthas G.R.Y.M. era (c. 1989–1992), the brothers Poetic (Brother One) and Brainstorm (Brother Two) garnered much respect on the underground hip hop scene of New York – whose “dubs” from underground radio shows were boasting lyrics beyond what was known at the time. Their first official demo featured the underground bangers “Bruthas G.R.Y.M.”, “Circle-Circle-Dot-Dot”, the politically charged “Popcorn” and “Livin’ In Hell (Had To Survive)”, the name-calling “Turtle Soup”, and a neighborhood favorite, the battle rhymes of “GRYMnastics”. The demo featured production mastering by Nate "NATO" Tinsley, their in-house producer Semi-Automatic (Pedro Sims, Mr. Semi, Gravediggaz), and the brothers themselves. After blazing underground radio and live shows around New York City with their lyrics and knowledge of self-based content, they were listed in The Source magazine as the best unsigned rap group of 1989. The crew was then managed by longtime friend Jack Pope (Jack Sprat, Starving Artists Entertainment), who later became the road manager of the Gravediggaz. They acquired many long-term relationships from Poetic’s various musical ties, as well as with Amityville locals like DJ-Cut Monitor Milo of Leaders of the New School (“The Case of the PTA”), Posdonous of De La Soul, and Doo Doo Man Records’ Crew (Prince Paul’s Def Jam Imprint) Resident Aliens.

These cassette tape “dubs” floated around the New York streets in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and their demo eventually made their way to the seasoned musical ear of fellow Amityvillain Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz) from his association with the local Long Island artists who had met the brothers and saw their raw talent. He was hooked on the brother’s metaphoric flare—all living in Amityville, Long Island, at the time. In 1990 Prince Paul decided to fund and executive produce further demos, finding various other known and up-and-coming producers for the unnamed project, as well as being the tentative DJ for the group, after which they were very close to closing a deal reaching seven figures within a year's time, with bidding by well-known record companies propositioning for their lyrical artistry.

Then the unfortunate happened – being disenfranchised by the politics and games of the music business and life in general, Brainstorm just quit altogether for “personal enlightenment”, before any formal deal could solidify. According to him, “it was not about the money, it was about my personal growth and spiritual maturity”. Poetic understood about Brainstorm’s personal path at that stage in his life, but was silently devastated because they were so close to sealing a major record deal that would have propelled them further into Hip Hop history. Prince Paul was even more puzzled, not fully realizing the reasoning of Brainstorm’s sudden move – but he was still optimistic that a future project would be possible. Their original demo, even today, is still one of Prince Paul’s favorites. It was not until 1992 that Poetic, after Brainstorm quit pursuing a Hip Hop Career in 1991, that it is said that Poetic “fell on hard times”, including a short period of homelessness. Brainstorm would continue to write for leisure and therapeutic reasoning, but never to seriously pursue a music career, moving to Brooklyn New York and later down south to various states; in fact, Brainstorm was so “finished with Hip Hop” that he gave Poetic all of his original rhyme books to use at his own discretion – some lyrics ending up on Gravediggaz projects."

 

 

R.I.P. Anthony Ian Berkeley (November 15, 1964 – July 15, 2001)

Thanks to Dee & Bazz for everything...

 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 How Do Ya Do?
A2 Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot
A3 Bruthas G.R.Y.M.

B1 Ain't Tryin To Hear It
B2 Turtle Soup
B3 GRYMnastics
B4 Livin' In Hell (Had To Surive)

 

Produced by Brothers G.R.Y.M. 1989-1992

Recorded right off the off the OG DATs

 

 

 

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The final drop of Feb/March is MC Gels' debut release from early in 2016 - now available on wax for the first time. Following on from last year's  "Wandering Souls" LP on Chopped Herring, this heater produced by Chief Rugged had to make its way onto wax  - straight out the BX, the young MC Gels - "Da Funkee Man"..

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Da Funkee Man
B1 Da Funkee Man (Instrumental)

 

Produced by Chief Rugged.

 

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3 NEW CD's YO!!!

 

#1

 

 

Tracks:

1 Last Days of Wax
2 No More 9 to 5
3 Hip Hop Homicide
4 No More 9 to 5 (Instrumental)
5 No More 9 to 5 (Remix)
6 The Son Of Man
7 Rap's a Joke
8 Faces of Death

 

 

 

#2

 

 

Tracks:

1 Laid Back
2 Groove Wit It
3 Like Sistas & Brothas
4 Crazy 4 A Quarter
5 Brothers In The Hood        
6 Big Man For Hire
7 Nuff Respect
8 Who's Wreckin Da Mic
9 Commercialized Music
10 High School Daze

 

 

 

 

#3

 

Tracks:

1 Contents Under Pressure
2 Suckas Brevity
3 Hostile Lifestyle
4 Hostile Lifestyle (Instrumental)
5 Suckas Brevity (Remix)
6 Rigid Temperature
7 Mr. Sense
8 Running Em

 

 

 

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Collectors of rare 90's Hip Hop will be familiar with the excellent "No More 9-5" 12". - a massive grail and a solid project! Here are all but one joint from that very hard to obtain record as well as some killer unreleased joints from 1992-1995. Mastered by Tony Dawsey. Remastered by Duncan Stanbury. Here's some more info from the man like Malik Turner >>>

 

 

Where did you grow up man?

I grew up between Fayetteville, NC, NJ, and New York. Ironically, I went to the same High School (Terry Sanford) as J Cole, but graduated way before him. He went to school with my younger sisters.


What are your earliest recollections of the culture?

My earliest recollections of the culture was in Plainfield, NJ when I heard "A New Heart Beat" by the Treacherous Three at a block party.

 

When did you pic up a mic?

I started writing when I was around 12, but picked up the mic around 13, performing at house parties in Fayetteville with a friend who was a DJ. I pretty much was hyping him up and spitting freestyles.  Then we started doing our own songs to Hip Hop instrumentals and break beats that he would spin back to back. His mom bought him a four track and we started recording our own sounds.  We were 13 and 14 years old.


Who were your earliest influences - both local and in terms of artists?

My earliest influences were Moe Dee, LL, Run DMC, Dana Dane, Biz, Melli Mel, Mantronics, Slick Rick, ColdCrush, Schooly  D. Later, the Rza and Gza because they were the first people I actually knew who had record deals.  I met them through my cousin Haneef, also Melquan and Shabazz who use to manage them when Rza (Prince Rakeem) was on Tommy Boy and Gza (Genius) was on Warner Bros. I learned a lot from them,  just by being around and being up under Melquan, Shabazz and Rza while being in Trenton, and Brooklyn every summer from NC. Me and my cousin Haneef formed a group called "Supremacy" and since Melquan was managing him, by default I was on the team.


How did you first get into a studio?

I originally went to college for Audio Engineering. The program was closed down and I changed my major. I met my man Master Jam one summer in Trenton, NJ and we went to college together. My cousin Haneef introduced us. Beneficence went to college with us too. Me and Jam agreed at college that we would make records. But, I had made songs in the past, just in a home recording environment. My first professional recording session was at a spot in downtown Brooklyn called Funky Slice. The Sun Of Man was actually our first professional recording (1992) produced by Master Jam.


How did the 9 to 5 12" release come about?

Me, Jam, and two other good friends, Nadir Muhammad and Fahym Sharp recorded a few songs. We decided to release the first record ourselves because we thought begging for a record deal was corny, thus "No More 9 to 5". By then I had some exposure on local college radio stations, even rocked with Treach from Naughty By Nature and Rza at Princeton University.  I did some traveling with Poor Righteous Teachers to their shows and opened for them once or twice. We had performed in NY, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas. We were opening acts for, Das EFX, Black Sheep, Fu-Schnickens, Rakim, Brand Nubian and others. We did a lot of performing and now felt we could back it up with good product.


Can the cats get a little more info on yr recording history and your work on the Jazzamatazz project? [edit: I meant "New Blackbyrds" but left it in as it lead to some interesting history!!] 

I never worked on Jazzmatazz.  But, there is no doubt that we would've worked with Guru on other projects. DJ Sean Ski was his back up tour DJ and had already did work on Bahmadia's album and a few other projects for Guru, including some of the earlier Gang Starr work, pre-Premier. Me and Ski lived together in Jersey City, NJ.  We were dope.  Guru was the first one we let hear the song "Hip Hop Homicide" sitting in this Jeep or SUV he use to drive, in front of Penn Station in NY.  Guru was the one that took us to Master Disk to get the "No More 9 to 5" record mastered after we recorded it.  Tony Dawsey did it as a favor for him and gave us a dope rate. That's why the original vinyl sounds so good.  Guru loved that record and was impressed that we would even think to release it on our own.  So, he wanted to help any way he could. He was working on something and told me one day at his crib in Long Island that our shit was too dope to be released on his Ill Kid label.  I pushed up on him about it. He told me he had something else in mind. But, it never materialized and that's a different story. 

But, I met DJ Sean Ski from a college friend that made records with him and lived in the Bronx.  Ski saw me perform at a college show and was impressed.  At that time we were working on the "No More 9 to 5" release. Me and Ski hit it off. I liked his beats and asked him to jump on the project and do a remix. We had a dope session at Funky Slice and he loved our work, professionalism, and studio decorum. Me and Ski stayed tight, but unbeknownst to me, Ski and Guru were very good friends.  Ski invited me to a session at D&D and the rest is history.  Me and Guru became real cool and me and Ski started working on some more stuff while I was still working with Jam.  As I mentioned, Guru was putting some stuff in place for us at the time, so I stayed close to him and Ski. Ski called me one day and said come to D&D.  Donald Byrd was there, Kool Keith, Guru, Shug, Lil Dap, and a few others.  They were playing something Donald Byrd was working on. Guru and Ski hyped me up to get in the booth and spit over the track.  I did and Byrd loved it and asked me to be a part of a new group he was forming called the New Blackbyrds. That song eventually became a song titled, "No you no me", which was a tribute to Jazz and Hip Hop. This project was a sister project, so to speak, to Guru's Jazmatazz, at least that how Byrd promoted.  Byrd was trying to do what Guru did, but by bringing Hip Hop to Jazz. All the stuff Blue Note is doing now with Hip Hop and Jazz was Byrd's idea.  But, they didn't want to touch it back then and he was offended when they didn't want to work out a deal with him. However, I had verbal commitments from Lauren Hill and Guru was a definite, as well as others willing to work with us.

So, I never worked on Jazzmatazz.  I believe Ski did though, doing some scratches. But, I worked with Byrd and we did a ton of shows, including BET Jazz Central, the Playboy Jazz Festival, a lot of radio, etc...  My studio experience is amazing, because I was always the dude in the background observing and absorbing -  back then it was serious for me to be in a session to observe the process of another artist.  That's what made the music so dope; the process. I've been blessed to witness a lot great Hip Hop created by some of the great artists of what is called the Golden Era.

 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Last Days of Wax
A2 No More 9 to 5
A3 Hip Hop Homicide
A4 No More 9 to 5 (Instrumental)

B1 No More 9 to 5 (Remix)
B2 The Son Of Man
B3 Rap's a Joke
B4 Faces of Death


Tracks A1, A2, A4, B2 & B3 produced by DJ Master Jam.
Tracks A3, B1 & B4 produced by DJ Sean Ski.
All songs Engineered by Michael K. Success (Funky Slice Studios, Brooklyn, NY).
"No More 9 to 5", "No More 9 to 5 (Remix)", "Last Days of Wax" originally mastered by Tony Dawsey (Masterdisk Studios NY, NY).
All songs remastered by Duncan Stanbury.

 

 

 

£19.99 + shipping

 

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This project started up about 4 years ago. Tabb licensed us the "Brothers in Da Hood" joint, a known Heavy Grail - but we were always looking for more tracks to make a solid project. It took a series of collectors and hardcore Hip Hop Headz to take it to the next. PQuest, a collector and music afficiando from Germany hit me up requesting we release the Big Tabb demos from 1994 - some short snippets had been upped to the tube. Even though it'd been a while, I got back in touch with Tabb [aka Jakk Frost] to find out if he still had the masters of his early demos - he did not. I got back in touch with P and asked if he knew anyone who had seen the demo tape around. It turned out that a copy of the original demo tape had recently sold at auction. The buyer was known to Herring and after a few months the high quality tape transfers were in the hands [fins?] of Herring. 

Oh and how is the record? One of the DOPEST on Herring. Very much reminiscent of a "classic 1994 album" - production comes from undercover Philly producer MG aka Mentally Gifted and the beats are on a Beatnuts/Extra P/Groove Merchants/Pete Rock tip - ha - sounds good right? IT IS!!!!

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Laid Back
A2 Groove Wit It
A3 Like Sistas & Brothas
A4 Crazy 4 A Quarter
A5 Brothers In The Hood         


B1 Big Man For Hire
B2 Nuff Respect
B3 Who's Wreckin Da Mic
B4 Commercialized Music
B5 High School Daze


All tracks produced by MG

 

 

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Originally recorded in 1991, but finally released in 1994, the "Suckas Brevity/Hostile Lifestyle" 12" by New Jersey MC & producer Beneficence is what you would probably refer to as an "obscure record". Only 100 copies were ever pressed on indie label Big House Records , so Herring & Beneficence's label Ill Adrenaline thought it might be a good idea to repress the 12" and to add some previously unreleased Beneficence jawn from the 90's. Chopped Herring Records is proud to present the "Contents Under Pressure EP". Peep it!!

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Contents Under Pressure
A2 Suckas Brevity
A3 Hostile Lifestyle
A4 Hostile Lifestyle (Instrumental)

B1 Suckas Brevity (Remix)
B2 Rigid Temperature
B3 Mr. Sense
B4 Running Em


Tracks A1, B2, B3 & B4 produced by DJ Supa C.
Tracks A2, A3, A4 produced by Beneficence.
Track B1 produced by DJ Kev-1.
Cuts on A2 & B1 by DJ Kaos and on A3 & A4 by DJ Neat.
All songs remastered by Duncan Stanbury.

 

 

£19.99 + shipping

 

There will be 350 copies  pressed ONLY
This first 120 copies will be on Clear & Black & Purple mixed coloured vinyl
And the remaining 230 are on traditional black vinyl

 

 


 

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Speakeasy - Jive Turkeys & Cat Daddies [CD] 1995 TX

 

 

Just released by Herring on vinyl, here is a real obscure project outta Austin, Texas from 1995. The group never officially released anything. There was just this full length demo tape. Reminiscent of the Bay Area sound, on a Hiero/Dereliks/Sacred Hoop [?] tip, this underground bomb was handed to us by French demo tape collector Hakan Dougpark - thanks bro - killer [f]ish. Here's a few words from MC & Producer Tony Hardman [now a footwear designer based in Portland,OR]:

 

"Kichi and I met working in a record store when I lived in Austin in 94. We were 20 years old and as Hip Hop heads, we hit it off right away. He had been rapping and mixing/scratching for years and I had been involved in a few other groups rapping and doing production. Naturally we came together, inspired by all of the amazing music coming out at that time (the B.U.M.s, Nas, BIG, Common, Artifacts, Co Flo). We spent nights in my mom's garage or in a little lab room at his crib writing and recording as much as we could. The album was recorded over the course of a year in 94/95 with an EPS 16 plus and a Tascam 4 track recorder. We went on through the late 90s gaining local notoriety through the college Hip Hop radio (House of Phat Beats) and performing at a few different spots in the city. Eventually I moved to Denver to go back to school around 2000. The rest is history."

 

Tracks:

1 Butta
2 Ashes to Ashes
3 Til I Die (Interlude)
4 Complex
5 Ants (Interlude)
6 Hi
7 Kichi's Dojo
8 Once Upon A Rhyme
9 KLYT station break
10 Bob Ya Head
11 Jive Turkey's Groove
12 Omnipotent
13 Soda and a Cigarette
14 It's About to Come Down
15 Ease On Out

 

All tracks produced by T.Hardman & K. Watters

 

 

 

£10.99 + shipping

 

shipping from Monday!!!

 



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THE URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT 

featuring Camp Lo

7" Single

 

 

The Urban Renewal Project is a 13-piece big band out of Los Angeles, founded by musician R.W Enoch. This is  an extremely dope 45rpm single featuring none other than Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba of Camp Lo. Included is the vocal and instrumental for your listening pleasure. BAMM!!!!

 

 

£6.49 + shipping

 

350 COPIES ONLY

 

 

 



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PROPS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT FISH HEADZ


THE DADDY-O presents JUNIOR MAFIA feat. BIGGIE SMALLS + FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP EP........SOLD OUT WITHIN 3 MINS OF THE PRE-ORDERS GOING LIVE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRO CELEBRITY GOLF + JAY GLAZE - THREE SINSTER SYLLABLES

 

Part 1 (2004)

 

FREE DOWNLOAD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

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