I'm posting both of the 12"s from Brothers Of The Mind that were released in '95 and '96. Brothers Of The Mind come out of New York and are signed under Max'n Records. Max'n released some good stuff from '94-'96, a lot of instrumental and jazzy stuff. Both of these 12"s were produced by Pal Joey, who is well known for his work with BDP.
Stop Schemin' / Kick Facts - 1995
The first 12" they put out is my favorite of the two. It has the tracks Stop Schemin', on the A side, and Kick Facts on the B. I really like the beat for Stop Schemin', it has a crazy horn loop and lyrically it's a killer. Kick Facts has a bit of a faster beat and is a little more rugged.
Stop Schemin' / Kick Facts
Rough & Tough VLS - 1996
The second one has the track Rough & Tough and 2 different mixes, the Daytyme Mix and the Nitetyme Mix. The lyrics in this song are really well written. All 3 versions are sick and each have different styles. The Nitetyme Mix was remixed by Da Beatminerz and it's probably my favorite. This song has a sample from Mental Stamina by Jeru The Damaja. You all need to defiantly listen to these vinyls, and please leave me a comment telling me your stand on them. Enjoy!
Rough & Tough VLS
Monday, May 26, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Here is a pretty nice record by DaLush & The Click. This 12" was released in '94 and it's on this crew's own independent label, DaLush. Productions for this record were done by Thurmond Dooley. The only thing I know about these guys is that they released another single in '93, witch has got the tracks Skeezer and I'm A Bad, Bad Niggar. That release is also on DaLush Records and was produced by Thurmond. The 2 tracks on this records have completely different styles. The A side track, Ruff, Rugged, & Raw is as titled. The B side is alot more laid back and smooth. I don't really have a favorite. Leave a comment and tell me how you feel on this one.
Ruff Rugged & Raw / Blunt Is What I Want
Friday, May 16, 2008
This 12" is by the MC, Nomad (Da Nomadic) out of Seattle. This record dropped in 1998 and it was Nomads first release. Nomad released 2 other 12"s. In 2000 he put the Sedated Thoughts VLS and is 2001 he released the Worldwide/Divine Rhymer 12". All of Nomads work is on 300 60 Degree Entertainment. The A side track on this 12" was produced by Mr. Supreme, known for his work with Third Degree. Da Movement was produced by DJ Sayeed and Black Anger. Productions for Shantae were done by DJ Swift. My favorite track on this 12", hands down, is Blessed 2 Mic Check. Check it out let me hear what you think.
Blesed 2 Mic Check / Da Movement / Shantae
(Media Fire) Blessed 2 Mic Check / Da Movement / Shantae
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Dope EP on Hand' Solo Records. This 12" features 2 artists, Sixtoo, or Vaughn Squire, on the A side and Moka Only, or Daniel Denton, on the flip. This was released in '97 and Che Imperial and Kutmasta Kurt did the productions for the Moka Only tracks. Sixtoo did his own prods. Both Moka Only and Sixtoo come outta Toronto. Moka Only and Sixtoo are members of the Cryptik Souls Crew witch consists of many memebers such as, Abdominal, Buck 65, and Asicks. Moka Only has released alot of solo material. Some of his work in the 90's were the Upcoast Relix LP ('95), Dusty Bumbs LP ('96) , and the Monsterpiece LP ('98). All pretty dope. I believe that this is the first release that featured Sixtoo. Moka Only has 2 tracks on this EP, Ow and Taking You Places. Both are dope but I like Ow better. Sixtoo gives you a 5 different tracks. Sixtoo's style is more obscure and his flows are deep. This is an all round really dope vinyl. Let me know what you think in the comments.
The Crystal Senate EP
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
A while back I posted a 12" by the Gas Chamber and Izm Da Mad Soul on Next Millenium Ent. This record was released in the same year ('98) and also features the Gas Chamber and Izm Da Mad Soul. Both records have the Mo' Budded Ent. logo on them but this one is actually on the Mo'Budded label. I don't have much info on these labels but I can infer that they are affiliated in one way or another. There is a 12" by Master O.L.D. that features the Gas Chamber and is on Next Millenium Ent. That record has a small picture of the Mo'Budded logo on it and was managed by Mo'Budded. I also believe that the track, Mo' Budded Representation, witch is on this 12", features Master O.L.D. but under the name M.O.L.D. This EP features 2 other artists; Shane Hunter and Da Unsung Poets. This was the first 12" that Shane Hunter appeared on. Since then he has released a couple other tracks on compilations and one full length CD, titled Conditions and Shifts on Rotation Music. I haven't read or heard about any other Unsung Poets material but the track they did for this EP is really ill. The Izm/Gas Chamber tracks on this 12" are as dope as expected. Productions for this 12" were done by Phat Ro. (He also did the productions on the Maser O.L.D. 12") I'm into Movin On and Mushroom Kloudz the most. Tell me what you think!
Mo'Budded Phat Jointz EP
I love doing what I do and sharing the music I'm interested in with all you awesome people but this blog isn't very socially exciting. When I decided to make this I was hoping to see more interaction with all the people that visit. I don't want to be preachy and yell at you guys for not commenting but it would make the stuff I do feel a little more worth while. If everyone who picked up the links just left a little comment on their opinion of the record that would be dope. Even if you don't like it let me know! All the other blog runners have an idea of what I'm talking about. It's just nice to see who's using the links I provide. If the pattern continues of 3 comments per 100 downloads the only thing I've thought of doing was adding a password to my rips and you'd need to leave a comment with your E-Mail to get the pass. But this would be a hassle for me and you so let's just leave some more comments instead.
Thanks and bless ya life!
Thanks and bless ya life!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Here's a really dope 12" by Silouette of The Annexx Clique. K-Mack and Silouette released a bunch of 12"s from 95-97, I believe a total of 6. This one was released in '97. On the first two Annexx 12"s (CF001, CF002) the label went under the name The Concrete Foundation and they spelled their name, "Annexx Click". On the other 4 the label went under Concrete & Wiz Foundation Inc. and they changed the spelling to "Annexx Clique". Productions for this 12" were done by DJ Concrete. All the tracks here are really dope, I don't think I can claim a favorite. Leave me a comment telling me what you think or don't download it!
Bringin It Back / Africentricity / The Storm
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Main One featuring Trigger Tha Gambler & Smoothe Da Hustler - Something Special bw Cross Examination
Nice 12" by Main One featuring Trigger & Smoothe Da Hustler. This is on Main Ones label, Main One Recordings. The A side was produced by Main One and the B side was produced by Tic. The year for this one is '97. Main One released a bunch of 12"s in the 90's and one full length LP, titled "Birth Of The Ghetto Child" in '95. Both the songs on this 12" are nice. The B side track, Cross Examination, is the track that features Smoothe and Trigger. The A side track, Something Special, features a R&B signer witch I don't like but I still like the song alot because of the beat. Check it out!
*The track listings on this vinyl are incorrect. Each side has dirty, clean, and instrumental version*
Something Special bw Cross Examination