Get Biz Kidz/ Havok Research/ School Of Argument/ NORTH STAR ZULU


” Box Cutter Brothers 5 “

Screen Shot 2018-03-08 at 11.52.08 AM

*This is going to be a little long winded, so bear with me as I let my vocabulary spill..

Yeah man, Ayatollah & I are five joints deep with this BOXCUTTER BROTHERS shit..Today is the release of BCB5 on cassette, which is a little surreal for me, especially coming up in the boom box era…Feels like motherfucking 1987 again for the kid !!!! Luckily for me I still have a diesel ghetto blaster that I could pull out on dudes and really shock the house if necessary , HA…On the real side of things though, BCB5 is straight up nasty, and after five releases I honestly rank this one as one of the best…..

So if you have been rocking with HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD for the last ten years, I sincerely ask you to pump this at maximum volume to absorb the full effects….Thank you for your time, energy, and attention : As for me, I’m about to celebrate this release with a few libations….FEEL FREE TO SPREAD AROUND.

*Happy bornday to my BCB brethren Ayatollah….Big shout out to VENDETTA VINYL & 77RISE RECORDINGS in SF for making this happen…





Screen Shot 2018-03-08 at 11.52.30 AM

” King No Crown : Blueprint “

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 3.47.48 PM

To be honest I never really heard too much of BLUEPRINT’s music, but I have checked out his podcast and read excerpts from one of his books….It’s obvious that he is a talented brother that can easily articulate his years of experience touring, putting out independent music, and dealings with the up’s and downs of a forever changing musical landscape….

I recently peeped a movie he dropped last year, “King No Crown” that was interesting….If you haven’t peeped it yet, you can now check it out in it’s entirety…

” Monday Power Boosters : Green Mix “

Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 10.29.41 AM

Just peeped the newest mix by those JAZZ SPASTIK dudes…The Green Mix rocks some rare, b-side, under the radar type flavor that is worthy of a listen.Peep.


01. Lastrawze – Care Free
02. Trauma Center – Game Goes
03. Homeliss Derilex – Cash Money
04. Trauma Center – Spilling What I’m Feeling
05. Homeliss Derilex – Daily Operation
06. Keith Murray – World Be Free
07. Omniscence – Nuff Love
08. Artifacts – To Ya Chest
09. Trauma Center – Bad Territory
10. Reggie Capers – Suspect
11. Trauma Center – Just A Little Rage
12. ????
13. ????
14. Al Tariq – Crime Pays
15. Artifacts – Attack Of New Jeruzalum
16. Dead Poets Society – Don’t Quit
17. Omniscence – I’m On Mine
18. Omniscence – Wrecognize
19. A Tribe Called Quest – Phoney Rappers
20. Strickly Roots ‎– Beg No Friends
21. Heavy D & The Boyz – Blue Funk
22. ?????
23. Omniscence – I Gotta Maintain
24. ?????
25. J.V.C. Force – Sandee
26. ?????


” Dualismo Sound : Enrico Intra Mix “

Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 9.40.12 AM

The last few post have been centered around Italy, so to close out the Italian vibes I’m going to slap you with this session by the founder of Dualismo Sound Records Mr. Andrea Dallera for “Funk Sessions In Milan”…..55 minutes of all types of groove morale on deck troopers…


Rigol & Atta – Love and Tedium
Sergio Prandelli – La Paloma
Armando Cusopoli – Ain’t no Sunshine
Shaba – Sambamanao
The Monks Group – Music, Music, Music
Enrico Intra – Starbus
Enrico Intra – Insieme
Paolo Zavallone & His Orchestra – Yellow Fever
Gruppo 2001 – Stratosfera
La Comune Idea – Cuore di Serpente
Odeon – Disco Boy
The Yetians – Funky Disco Sound
Manhattan Express – I Came to Dance
Oscar Rocchi & His Orchestra – Jane
Enzo Minuti & His Orchestra – Happy Band

” Friday Firepower “

Screen Shot 2018-03-02 at 3.26.49 PM

Once again I’m headed to Italy for some goodies – for this post the Italian Sonar Music Edition label hits us with some official treats….

“Sonor Music Editions presents one of the most elusive records of Italian Library field and an insane piece of trippy mood music. The mental Psychedelic artwork reflects the hallucinogenic sounds of this crazy music production from 1971. Weird Lounge intervallos and deeply Experimental Avant-garde themed music with loads of different moods for background use and sound sensations. Early atonal and Psychedelic extreme Library music from the Italian 1970s golden production”.


1.Nello Ciangherotti – Attento! 01:59
2.Nello Ciangherotti – Desolazione Cosmica 01:54
3.Roversol – Raggio Di Luna 02:01
4.Nenty – Passi 02:33
5.Roversol – Mattino Stanco 01:45
6.Nello Ciangherotti – Viaggio 02:09
7.Nenty – Scooter 01:35
8.Nello Ciangherotti – Orbita Lunare 02:13
9.Nenty – Ezechiele Lupo 02:34
10.Roversol – Borgata Triste 01:23
11.Nello Ciangherotti – Arsenio Lupin 02:04
12.Nenty – Stelle Vaganti 01:32
13.Roversol – Chemin De Fer 01:54
14.Nenty – Cripta 01:46

” Sage Infinite : Air Em Out “

Screen Shot 2018-02-28 at 2.43.19 PM

Straight from the Italian label TUFF KONG comes this lo-fi, hazy, extra slow BPM joint by Sage Infinite “Air Em Out” produced by Cuns….Check it out and catch a zone…


” Midweek Wreckage “

Screen Shot 2018-02-28 at 1.30.09 PM

Originally posted June 11th 2015….

Alright how do I start this one off ? I guess the only way to begin this post is by stating that MFGRIMM was one of my all time favorite MC’s years before we met up and started recording….I copped the majority of his vinyl pieces, watched the rise of MIC with admiration, bought a copy of his book, listened to those ill freestyles on Stretch & Bobbito, and truly thought he was one of the most intriguing figures in Hip Hop…..

Never in a million years did I think we would record many albums together, and form a friendship…Every other day people hit me up and ask, “Yo when is the new GRIMM & DRASAR” coming out? “Are you guys going to make Good Morning Vietnam 4” ?……Trust me when I tell you- we have all types of wild shit already recorded and we have many plans and strategies to hit people over the head with a onslaught of some of the most dangerous music ever created….TRUST ME…

In the meantime, take a listen to this “MFGRIMM BORNDAY MIX” that I put together awhile back if you missed it on the first go-round….Salute to my cuzzo MF GRIMM REAPER for constantly dropping heavy jewelry….


Screen Shot 2018-02-13 at 8.49.39 PM

” Unreleased Heat : Tim Dog “

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 11.13.26 AM

Even though I naturally gravitate towards listening to top notch lyrical MC’s, I truly believe you do not necessarily have to be the most technically skilled to make straight up banging projects….SCHOOLY D wasn’t the most gifted rhymer, but I would rather listen to “Am I Black Enough For You” over any EMINEM, CHINO XL, SUPERNATURAL (Insert other rappers that focus on verbal gymnastics over substance and making thorough albums)….

Some might even say that EPMD were not top tier MC’s (I tend to agree somewhat) but their is no denying that they knew how to construct some of the illest shit when it came to getting busy in the lab…PERIOD….

Remember when “every one and there momma” tried to downplay GROUP HOME’s role in the crafting of the classic “Living Proof” album ? All you heard was “Premier” is the reason why it was dope, Premier this, Premier that – I could make a case that LIL DAP & MELACHI the Nutcracker (Even with their verbal shortcomings) might have been smart enough, and in-tune enough to have made one of the best albums that the “GANGSTARR FOUNDATION” ever put out….

While I’m on this train of thought, I have to bring up the SOUTH BRONX bomber, TIM DOG….”Penicillin On Wax” is one of my favorite albums ever made…The beats, blatant disregard, anger, and overall entertainment value of this joint is astounding, even by 2018 standards…..Whenever I get overwhelmed by all the soft, weakling Hip Hop that we are all constantly bombarded with – I revert to this album for a nice dose of rawness….HA….Recently I stumbled on to the previously unreleased video of “Bronx Nigga” which gave me even more admiration for Tim Dog…With all the shootings, police killings, and nudity in this video it’s no wonder why MTV RAPS or VIDEO MUSIC BOX never gave these visuals any air time…..


” Bumpy Knuckles 2018 “

Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 9.50.09 AM

When you have been around for 30 years on the mic, and you still have that hunger to represent yourself creatively – you not only deserve unwavering respect, you have to be mentioned alongside many others as truly great…PERIOD..

BUMPY KNUCKLES is the special guest on the latest episode of the NO IDEAS ORIGINAL SHOW, don’t sleep….


Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 9.50.49 AM

” Golden State Warriors “

Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 5.38.55 PM

Do yourself a favor and analyze this 50 minute clip of ISP going for broke on the decks (Boiler Room)…..They even throw in a few new routines that I haven’t seen throughout the years….


” Beat Nuts Remix Avalanche “

Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 9.03.39 PM.png

When it comes to top ranking remixes the BEAT NUTS name has to pop up somewhere in the conversation…PERIOD…There was a time when PETE ROCK, BUCKWILD, PREMIER, PRINCE PAUL & “BN’ were on fire with the way they were flipping wild remixes (Some of them sounded better than the original versions)…

I’m not quite sure why this special era came to a screeching halt, but its always nice to revisit some of these cuts….NO MASK took it upon himself to assemble a collection of strictly “BN” flips……CHECK IN !!!!!!


Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 8.55.58 PM.png




” Bad Cop : No Gimmicks Rap Shit “

Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 11.51.18 AM

On this episode of “No Gimmicks Rap Shit” by BAD COP you get to hear all types of B-Sides, rarities, demos, and all types of other shit that will activate your Hip Hop antennae…If you need a power boost this Monday morning – you know the motherfucking drill cuzzo !!!!


01. Essence – Essence Of New York (Demo)
02. Mister Voodoo – Let The World Know (Demo)
03. Total Pack – What’s The Deal (Demo)
04. Positive K – Mr. Jiggliano
05. Jamal – Keep It Live
06. Defari – Keep It On The Rise
07. MOP – How About Some Hardcore (Remix)
08. Ill Biskits – Let ‘Em Know
09. Intalec – Frustration (Demo)
11. Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On ‘Em (Sensi Remix)
12. Dark Skinned Assassin – Untitled Raw Shit
13. Method Man – WNYU Freestyle ’94
14. Mister Voodoo – Rhyme Scheme (Demo)
15. Natural Elements – Evil Dee Promo (Demo)
16. Juggaknots – Genuine (Demo)
17. The Bad Seed – Shit Is Hot
19. Juggaknots – Watch Ya Head (Remix)
20. Da Great Deity Dah – The Day I Raped Hip Hop (What A Dream)
21. Phonetik – Sounds Of Speech
22. Highrullahz – Burn Something
23. Defari – Gems
24. Widow Prizum – Pass It Around
25. Scienz Of Life – 9 Ether
26. Snaggepuss – Wake Up Show Freestyle

” Brazilian Heat On Deck “

Screen Shot 2018-02-18 at 9.47.07 PM

I’m going to transport you all the way to the lovely city of Brazil for a round of goodness with the CRATERY CREW this time around….Here is what ARCEE had to say regarding these batch of selections…

“One of the simple pleasures of being a rap fan is the passionate level of debate and analysis you can engage in with a fellow nerd at any given moment around any given album – old or new.I definitely don’t have the same debates around Brazilian music.

I rarely subject my favourite vintage records to the same level of scrutiny that I subject the music I grew up with.

And the reason is simple, really.

Being a first-hand witness to the rise and popularity of hip-hop culture gave me context for the significance of most records that came out during a certain era.

A new rap fan might still have an appreciation for Ice Cube’s “Death Certificate” but without an understanding of N.W.A’s “Fuck the Police”, the Rodney King video or the rising level racial frustration in Los Angeles in the early 90s, some of the album’s impact might be lost.

Some of us can debate the importance, significance and impact of certain records from the 90s because we were there.

I can’t do that with Brazilian music from the 70s because I wasn’t there.

I can certainly google Jorge Ben, Elis Regina, Azimuth or any of my favourite musicians from that era but I’m essentially relying on a simplified Wikipedia-like lens on history to give me my context.

And that’s just not ideal.

So my connection to the music of Brazil is based on a very simple criteria: energy.

Good energy to be specific.

It’s an energy I’ve connected with from the moment my father played “Chove Chuva” by Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66 on his Dual CS-506.

And it’s an energy I connect with every time I hear the music of Gal Costa, Luiz Eça or Banda Black Rio emanating from my speakers.

There’s something about Brazilian music that just makes you feel good.

The moods, melody, the orchestrations, the arrangements.

There’s a reason all three of us have Brazilian records in our collections.

And maybe even more in our wantlists.

That good energy.

You don’t need to speak Portuguese to appreciate it.

Hell, we’re just happy it’s around to appreciate.

You could probably sum up our feelings on Brazilian music with one word:




1. Lo Borges – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
2. Dom Salvador – Guanabara
3. Gilberto Gil – 2001
4. Jorge Ben – O Homem da Gravata Florida
5. Gal Costa – Vou Recomecar
6. Wilson Das Neves – Jornada
7. Azimuth – Faca de Conta
8. Waltel Branco – Jael
9. The Bossa Tres – Zelao
10. Tim Maia – Primavera
11. Wilson Simonal – De Noite, na cama
12. Joao Donato – A Ra
13. Milton Nascimento – Cata Vento
14. Tamba 4 – Zazueira
15. Sivuca – Inquietacao

” Kankick : Warped Dis Project “

Screen Shot 2018-02-18 at 9.08.29 PM.png

That dude KANKICK from the OX continues his nonstop barrage of dropping solid instrumental pieces…On his newest offering the “Warped Dis Project” he brings his own lane of unique compositions, dusty chops, and hazed out breaks into the mix….You got to give him credit for keeping it consistent…


” Shillz Da Realz : Reality “

Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 11.23.56 PM

As I patiently wait for the release of “BULLPEN THERAPY” this year by SHILLZ DA REALZ, I caught a flashback from the first time that I heard the SPECIAL ED produced track “Reality” from back in 1997…..SHILLZ has a descriptive, BK hardrock , no frills type of style that has managed to age very well in my opinion…