This trailer for the “Music Regulators” doc looks promising…Shout out to MAGIC MIKE & THE GHETTO STYLE DJ’S for inspiring me in many ways coming up…
CHECK IN DUKE !!!
“A closer look at the art of down south DJ’ing with the Jam Pony Express DJs, Dem Damn Dogs, DJ Chipman, The Sugarhill Djs with Dj Uncle Al & more ! For more info Rayloddd@yahoo.com This project will be released Feb 2019”.
Like I said in the last post, it appears as if cats are hitting the ground running in the first quarter of 2019…For example AGALLAH (Who has increased his output the last few years) dropped the impressive “Rugby Marathon” a few days ago…
2019 is barely under way and it appears as if we are going to get hit with a barrage of fresh joints EARLY…ULL BX rhymer LOS LAUREN comes to the table with all types of Polo allegiance on “Closet Full Of Fresh Lo”…I’m digging this shit, and whoever did the beat (It’s not credited) should get a pat on the back for keeping it raw!!
CHROME RADIO from out of Baltimore, Maryland is back on the set with a batch of all brand spanking new joints to rock out with..If your on the hunt for a Monday power boost, you know the motherfucking drill !!!
Since I posted up that new shit from MINNESOTA earlier this week, it’s only right that I catch a flashback and rock some older MONEY BOSS shit…LORD TARIQ, CHEEBA, & TREY BAG invaded the WUSB studio awhile back for a nice round of mic wrecking…
BIG UP TO DC for the action!
CHUCKY SMASH, MOLECULES & DICEMAN are continuing their consistent streak of dropping material in the new millennium…Nothing but that raw BX shit banging out the speakers on the the “3 The Hard Way” full length duke..
2.Word ft. Sadat X 03:57
3.1980 Something 03:09
6.Sour Break 00:17
7.Drop The Beat 03:46
8.Make It Hot ft. Beneficence & Dres (Black Sheep) 04:37
9.Heard We Quit ft. Droopy Dog 04:57
10.Three The Bronx Way 04:06
To accompany the great LIBRARY MUSIC FILM that dropped awhile back, SHAWN LEE included a special “Champ” segment to add fuel to the fire..If you haven’t seen the film in it’s entirety I highly suggest you figure out a way to do so with a quickness…
And here is a extra treat, an extended trailer teaser..
“A long-overdue look at the legendary sound library music scene overseas – produced by Shawn Lee, who’s clearly a strong fan of the genre with the style of his own music – and featuring appearances by Lee, and a host of sound library legends who include Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Janko Nilovic, Keith Mansfield, Alan Parker, John Cameron, and Stefano Torossi – all artists whose funky music we’ve stocked strongly over the years! The film tells the full story of this underground world where great musicians and composers created amazing music that was often not for sale to the public – but just stored away in libraries, with hopes for later use in films, or broadcast on TV or radio! Yet despite the “secret” nature of the sound library recordings, they’ve grown to legendary status over the decades – thanks to the work of record collectors and DJs, plus a fair number of artists who’ve sampled their cuts too. Some of these are included in the film – which also features appearances by Cut Chemist, Adrian Younge, Matt Berry, Fatboy Slim, Mr Thing, and others. The core film is almost two hours”.
PEEP-The Library Music Film – Extended Teaser from HutTwenty9 on Vimeo.
DEMON BOYS, HARDNOISE, GUNSHOT, DERRICK B, COOKIE CREW, HI-JACK, BODY SNATCHERS, DADDY FREDDY, KILLA INSTINCT, HUNTKILLBURY FINN, ICEPICK, MC MELLO are just a few names that I remember hearing in the late 80’s….When the Rock Steady Crew ventured to the UK with BAMBAATAA, FUTURA, and a host of others in the early 80’s, it made such an impact that Hip Hop spread throughout the rest of Europe like a wild fire from all accounts that I have come across…
In the book “UK Wild Dayz” Andrew Beese documents a heavy time in Bristol from 1982-1987…Do yourself a favor, scoop up a copy and catch a heavy zone..
“As a photographer Beezer was in a unique position in Bristol in the 1980s. Close friends with the Wild Bunch (later to become Massive Attack) and other Bristol hip hop crews, he was able to capture on film the rich urban culture at the heart of the underground music and art scene prevalent in Bristol at the time. Many of the shots are of the Wild Bunch performing at the Dug Out Club, the infamous Red House Jam and at St Paul’s Carnival, but there are many more shots from festivals and events and a selection of portraiture. This book has previously only been available as an import from Japan where it was originally published”.
When MINNESOTA sent me this new heat rock he has on deck (Variables) I damn near lost my motherfucking mind..I have been a fan of not only his beats for quite sometime, but I truly believe he is one of the greatest producers on the mic..
He has a uncanny way of sprinkling street parables and jewels into his bars that only a seasoned war scarred vet can do..”Variables” is one long quotable that has so much poetic value that it would translate well in written form just like the majority of his rhymes…No wasted words, no toying around, just pure uncut freshness from beginning to end..Be on the lookout for a few projects from him this year!!!!
Salute to you MINN and the entire MONEY BOSS PLAYERS for keeping me inspired over the years, when dudes went left and tried to take the grit out of this shit..
Former School Of Sharks MC / producer LEX BOOGIE from the BX comes to the table with some newness on “Johnny Walker Black”… Be on the lookout for a full length in the near future duke…
In the Hip Hop world groups come and go with a quickness…You can have a major budget, a major label backing you, tons of press and publicity, radio play, and all types of extras in the mix and still disappear without a motherfucking trace..
Before ROCAFELLA records turned into what it eventually became – Dame Dash used to manage two groups; ORIGINAL FLAVOR & the heavily slept on mysterious duo THE FUTURE SOUND…I can vividly remember picking up the FUTURE SOUND debut album “The Whole Shebang” when it initially dropped in 1992 and liking a FEW cuts on it, but now when I revisit it, I have a deeper appreciation for their approach and overall unorthodox steez..Sadly, the duo only put out one album on Atlantic Records (East / West) and I never heard anything about them since.
I never knew they had any videos out until I recently stumbled across a gem on You Tube…You will even spot DAME DASH with a minor role HAHA..
*HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD TOP PICK FROM THE ALBUM- “WHEN THE ENDS MEET – LIFE OF A FUTURISTIC B-BOY”
When I started HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD ten plus years ago, social media wasn’t really popping off at the time…Certain blogs and sites were flooding the internet with all types of jewelry and links of material that was once under the radar..It was a very interesting era..Unfortunately many of those links and file sharing sites were deaded around 2013-2014, and in their place names like Soundcloud, Bandcamp, You Tube and others started popping up due to the heavy influx of streaming over downloading…
Half of the history of HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD is gone without a trace…I never really took the time to transfer all that shit to a hardrive because like many of us, we figured the links would be around for a longer period of time…That’s why I’m thankful that I always put supreme value on vinyl since a kid…This whole digital world is helpful for some things – but it could never replace the actual hardcopy in my opinion…
A link that was deaded by Mediafire was my “EVERY POSSE GET FLAT” mix from, 2011….Check the sidebar for proof HAHAHA…
Once again the turntable wrecking ball from Japan (DJ KOKO) shows and proves behind the wheels of steel..On this 45 minute clip at the recent Boiler Room Las Vegas broadcast he hits us with a avalanche of breaks, trick mixing, 45’s, and explosive selections..
You know the drill !!!
The producer of heavy classics like “How About Some Hardcore” & “Broken Language”, the elusive Brownsville BK beat smith DR PERIOD joins the Drop A Gem On Em show for a round of thorough Q&A…Over an hour of treats on deck so do not sleep!!!
The “Live guy with glasses” Mr.Extra P gets the full blown homage mix by BAZOOKA JOE..
“Picking up where I left off the 1st part of the ‘Fresh Produce’ series, this one is numero dos….still all about Large Pro productions once again but focused on the mid/late90’s and beyond including a lot of his solo material post Main Source as well as some of the less obvious productions he’s done over the years. I could have easily made 3 or 4 volumes of this because he has so much classic material but if you like what you hear do some research on his solo projects and so on… if you know..you know…Got some mean features/tracks/verses from folks like Tragedy, Havoc, Pete Rock, Nas, Lord The Arkitec, Mad Skillz, Common, Ghostface, Raekwon, Roc Marciano, Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, The U.N., X-Ecutioners, Grand Puba, Killa Sha, Fashawn, Styles P, AZ, Jeru Tha Damaja, Keith Murray, DJ Koss, Powerule, Mic Geronimo, Reks, Timeless Truth, Neek The Exotic, Black Rob, Cormega & Senor Kaos ft. P.So…rockwiddit”!