Feb 2015 - April 2015

 

 

Oh shiiiiiit - More unreleased Ghettolandz joints!!! This is the FINAL release in the Ghettolandz series.

Peep some of the heaters we held back yo...

 

 

Tracks:

A1 East Coast to West Coast
A2 Exposed to the Game
A3 Illin feat Milkbone

B1 Funk for Days
B2 X-Files
B3 Freak Mode


All tracks produced By Izniz.
All tracks written by Naji except A1 written by Naji & Huggy Bear & A3 written by Naji & Milkbone.
Recorded at Lorenzo Conte House Of Hits and engineered by Lorenzo conte.
 

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY

 

The first 75 are on Green & Silver mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Clear, Purple & Orange mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

 



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"The Baltimore Archives 1993-1996" project includes unreleased and unleaked joints from the FunkieAve Productions' vault, all produced by Baltimore Hip Hop producer and MC Jay Funk. Famed for his production of local artists such as Mr.Rukkuz, Kmack, L-Fly, Infinite Description,
S.C.U, Labtekwon, Amp Boogie, NormSkola, Pat Leach as well as his own group Da Ghetto Connect, Jay was the go-to producer for that 90's, raw Hip Hop sound! Recording at the family owned,TicToc Studios in Baltimore, Jay made the most out of limited resources by using two ADAT players simultaneously to create 16 audio tracks as well as sampling on his trusty Eps16. Cats knew where to go to get their demos recorded and Jay worked day and night on the boards. When he wasn't producing for other acts, he was recording a host of tracks for his own group Ghetto Connect which included himself on the mic as well as MC JD. Inspired by acts like EPMD, Gang Starr and the Wu Tang Clan, The GC would break the rules any chance they got - whether it was sonically, timing- wise or production-wise, they always tried to keep shit FRESH!! Most of their material hasn't been released until now and this EP includes 5 tracks by the group as well a very early demo by S.C.U. and joints by L Fly & Bugga and K-Mack. ENJOY!!!!

 

 


Tracks:


A1 - Da Ghetto Connect - Ego
A2 - L Fly and Bugga - F What U Heard
A3 - Da Ghetto Connect  & K Mack - Keep It Street
A4 - S.C.U. - Keep Ur Eyes On The Prize (Demo Version)

B1 - Da Ghetto Connect - Knockville Vol. 1
B2 - Da Ghetto Connect  - So Far So Good
B3 - K Mack - That's All
B4 - Da Ghetto Connect - Verb Gymnastics


All tracks produced by Jay Funk for Funkie Ave. Productions.

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY

 

The first 75 are on Clear and Blue mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Green, Blue and Clear mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

 

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Let's welcome to both Soulville and Fresh Herring Records, Chicago native, Philly resident, MC & producer Fatnice. This is the first ever vinyl pressing of his full 2013 album "It's Nice To Meet You". Fatnice's sound takes you back to the Golden Era of Hip Hop, with his skillful rhyme style and prolific use of jazz/funk samples. We at Herring couldn't believe this banger hadn't reached the flava radar, so we hit the man up himself and offered to drop this on wax - he said sure - the rest is his- story....ENJOY YO!!!

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Kingstons Voice
A2 Sound The Horns (Interlude)
A3 You Know The Name
A4 Roseland (Interlude)
A5 Each and Every Day
A6 Babies feat. Charlie K
A7 My Favorite Things Revisited
A8 Lets Get It feat.

B1 Kingston's Liberty
B2 Lyrical Fitness
B3 The Ballad of Gwendolyn (Interlude)
B4 Deep
B5 Commercialism at its Best #3
B6 Watercolors feat. Charlie K
B7 Peace Love Unity and Havin Fun (The Windy City Mix)
B8 Kingstons Victory


All tracks produced by Fatnice for Write On Brotha (ASCAP) except A3, A8 & B5 produced by Blaak the 9th Man, A6 produced by
Luke Raws and B6 by Kush Shalimar.
All tracks written by Fatnice for Write On Brotha (ASCAP) except A6 & B6 co-written by Charlie K and A8 with Soultastic.
Cuts on A5 by DJ Statik aka Mr Sonny James & B2 by DJ Panek.
Lift and Ev'ry Voice and Sing sung by K. Jackson.

 

 

Price is £11.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 275 copies pressed ONLY

 

The first 75 are on Transparent Green coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Purple coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 125 are on traditional black vinyl

 

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"The collective known as Massive Staff was formed by a group of MC's and producers that started recording out of "The Safehouse."  The Safehouse was a home studio owned by Kyle Knordle, aka Knowledge, based in East Orange, NJ.  In the early 90's, The Safehouse was a creative center for numerous underground New Jersey artists.  Known for its clear sound and hard, gritty beats, produced by Knowledge and his partner "Gee the Madman," The Safehouse attracted a number of up and coming artists that were well known to the Jersey music scene. 
Artists like Rah Digga (Flipmode, Outsidaz), Josh Milan (Blaze), Fatal Hussain (Tupac's Outlaws), Omega (N.A.C./Refugee Camp), Tame One (Artifacts), Pace Won (Outsidaz) , Feerce (Crazy Cat), and even the legendary Grand Master Flash are just a few of the artists that passed through and honed their skills at the Safehouse.

It is from this hotbed of activity that the artists of Massive Staff initially came together. Since teenagers, Knowledge was partnered with his friend Rich Fresh, aka Troublemaker. This friendship was formed in East Orange High School where they battled against future rap stars Treach & Vinnie from Naughty by Nature and Chino XL.  The two rappers along with engineer/producer Gee the Madman decided to start an independent label known as Safehouse records. 
They added 2 artists based out of Newark, NJ. The witty and complex MC known as Malai Majid, and the smooth criminal, Killa Nug. Each artist brought a different style and personality to the group. Knowledge, a metaphor genius; Malai, unpredictable flavor; Troublemaker, a freestyle master and Killa Nug; no-nonsense hardcore street flow. The 4 artists would come together as Safehouse Records' vanguard.

 

The group intention was to show the strength of the group but also to showcase their individual skills. Engineered by Gee and joined by a small cast of crew members, "Nasty Newark Air" hit the street in1994. A six song opus with two group songs along with solo cuts from each member of the group gave fans of all hip-hop genres something they could listen to from beginning to end.  After holding a launch party and show at the legendary Newark Club Zanzibar, the group would go on to perform all over the New York/New Jersey area, and down the east coast. Cuts from the album would get airplay on legendary under-ground radio platforms like the Stretch & Bobbito show and the Awesome 2 (Teddy Ted/Special K) show.  The quality and buzz attracted the attention of local labels such as Queen Latifah's FLava Unit imprint, and with the proper backing and push the sky was the limit.

Within one year, the group would disband due to internal conflicts and some artists not adhering to the group chemistry. Troublemaker would go on to record and release 3 solo albums under his own label and the other members of the group continued to record as solo artists.  In 2004, the Safehouse would shut its doors after 10 years of being a major factor of the New Jersey music scene."

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Nasty Newark Air
A2 Demanding
A3 Stick Up

B1 Suspect
B2 Payback
B3 Your Last Breath (Ya Smel'At?)


All songs written, produced, and mixed by Massive Staff for Safehouse Productions.
Recorded at Fly Guy Studio & Ironbound Studios

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY

 

The first 75 are on White + Yellow + Silver mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Clear + Yellow + Black mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

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The Almighty $am Hill - The $amhill Story LP

 

Following on from the excellent "The Preface" on Chopped Herring Records, The Almighty $am Hill drops this, his incredibily dope debut album including production from Money Boss Player's producer Minnesota and Timeless Truth/Your Old Droog producer RTNC. Mastered by Lewis Parker this future classic will take you on a poetic stroll through the harsh streets of the Bronx, accompanied by a crazy classy funk/soul score. No doubt cats will sleep, but this artist IS one of the greatest to ever do it - that's a Herring promise!!! PEEP THE SNIPPETS YO:

 

 

Tracks:

A1 The Mudman Cometh
A2 $am I Am
A3 Can't Trust You
A4 God Bless The Child
A5 Sunshine
A6 My Fate

B1 The Benches
B2 Bad Bitches
B3 Hustlers Holiday
B4 Lesson Learned
B5 Poetic Justic 2

A1 produced by Minnesota (co-produced by $am Hill). Tracks A2 & B3 prod. by Jean Duvall.
Track A3 & A6 prod. by RTNC. A4 prod. by Adel Ismail. Track 5 prod. by Dirty Ass Andre Israel.
B1 prod. by Chop Da Beatz. Track B2 prod. by Molecules. Track B4 prod. by $am Hill. Track B5 prod.
by Jean Duvall (co-produced by $am Hill).
Mastered by Lewis Parker.

 

Price is £16.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 400 copies pressed ONLY.

Cover includes a large 200mm x 200mm sticker.


The first 75 are on White + Red + Purple mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Clear + Red +Black mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 250 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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JUGGAKNOTS - BABY PICTURES [C. 1989-1993]

 

Herring is extremely proud to present this EP of unreleased, unleaked material from cult indie group Juggaknots. Cats will be aware of the Fondle 'Em Records material as well as some of the S&B demo tracks, but with the kind assistance of Matic Ent. we have, over the past 9 months, been going back through the archives to find the very earliest recordings of this extremely popular NYC outfit. Some tracks were taken from reels, some from DAT and some from cassette to make this, the earliest anthology of the group's work. A more in depth analysis of the project and interview will follow shortly. ENJOY!!!!!

Tracks:

A1 Catch My Drift (Intro)
A2 40 oz of Flavor
A3 Grand Larceny
A4 Next of Kin

B1 Lap of Luxury
B2 Ol Faithful
B3 Boogernose Funk
B4 Catch My Drift (Outro)


All tracks produced by the Juggaknots (Buddy Slim aka Kev Fever, Breeze Brewin, Chris "Suga Shadow" Liggio
and DJ Esssence). Juggaknots appear courtesy of Matic Entertainment.

 

Price is £24.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 400 copies pressed ONLY.

Cover includes a large 200mm x 200mm sticker.


The first 75 are on Red coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Gold, White & Yellow mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 250 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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Tree House presents

The Rare & Unreleased EP Vol 1

featuring Citizen Kane, Down To ERF, Sic Sense & Headnodz

 

 

Canadian label Tree House dropped some killers during the mid to late 90's, mostly with cult producers Down to ERF on the boards. Cats will know the first two Citizen Kane records, but there was also the incredibly rare Scartown Memories record which is on many a wants list. We have pressed up one track from that indy grail (Sic Sense's "Conscience Abduction") as well as Citizen Kane "The Gambler" from "The Epic EP" and "Black Rain" from their debut 12". Also included is the previously cd-only joint "War Crimes" by the production crew Headnodz and two unheard tracks from Citizen Kane, produced by Down To Erf. Hold tight - there will DEF be more to come from this series.....PEEP IT!!!!

 

Tracks:

A1 Sic Sense - Conscience Abduction (Previously Test Pressing Only]
A2 Citizen Kane - The Gambler
A3 Citizen Kane - Backstreet Religion (Previously unreleased)

B1 Citizen Kane - Black Rain
B2 Citizen Kane - Black Rain (Unreleased Version)
B3 Headnodz - War Crimes feat Citizen Kane & Zaki (Previously CD Only)

 

A1, A2, A3, B1 & B2 produced by ERF Productions.
B3 produced by Headnodz

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.


The first 75 are on Red + Gold + Green mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Green Pearl coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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BACK ONCE AGAIN

MEYHEM LAUREN & ICE ROCKS - MORE CASHMERE EP

 

Following on from the hugely successful and now sold out, debut collaberation between Mey & Ice Rocks "Raw Cashmere" we have the 17th release in the ever popular CHQU33NS series entitled, quite simply "More Cashmere". This is going to be one of the dopest EP's of the year. "Raw Cashmere" was a banger, but this baby is EVEN tighter and includes guest features from Herring regulars Timeless Truth and Hologram as well as verses from Nems, Mr Muthafuckin Exquire & Kool AD. Seriously, peep the snippets, this is probably Mey's nicest release ever. Production comes exclusiviely from DXA Recs SP-basher Ice Rocks. Don't sleep - this WILL sell out quick....

 

A1 Fly Counterparts   
A2 Street Caviar feat. Bags & Hologram
A3 Sidewalk Etiquette feat. Nems      
A4 Mind on Queens

B1 Black Cumin Oil feat. Timeless Truth
B2 Burgundy feat. Mr Muthafuckin' Exquire, Kassa & Kool AD
B3 Summer Squash Yellow


All tracks produced by Ice Rocks

Price is £14.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 400 copies pressed ONLY.


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The next 75 copies are on Blue coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 250 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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