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July 30, 2013 12:43PM
Last night...


Camp Lo - Black Hollywood 12" (Good Hands Records) 2007



^Dope late period twelve from Camp Lo, once in a while the A-Side wins and this is that time. The B side is wack but the A side "Black Hollywood" is pretty dope. Kinda reminds me of Alchemists' cinematic production style around that time period.



Cypress Hill ‎– Throw Your Set In The Air 12" (Ruffhouse Records) 1995



^Staple Cypress Hill shit, the remix is pretty dope on this, the OG is nothing to sneeze at either. This pic cover was a good solid cheap buy from Metrowax.



Lord Finesse ‎– Funky Man: The Prequel LP (Slice of Spice) 2012



^SOS records drops an album or 12" that is beyond dope at least bi-monthly. This one is no slouch either, if anything, this one along side his first few albums sets the high water mark for Lord Finesse. Almost every single track on this 2LP is jaw dropping dope golden era beats and Finesse is spitting pure fire throughout each song. Production by DJ Aladdin of Low Profile, Showbiz, Diamond, Large Pro and his own damn self. So naturally it's loaded with choice boom bap beats. An absolute must have for LF fans. It's a UK Import, so it's not cheap, but it's worth every penny.



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July 30, 2013 06:21PM
All Natural - 50 Years






and....


Dynamite - Lone Catalysts feat. J-Live








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August 01, 2013 12:23PM
Went back to the 36 Chambers today


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August 07, 2013 08:51AM
DJ Exile - Time Has Come





...which is a monster reworking of this classic...


Billy Paul - War Of The Gods


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August 07, 2013 12:23PM
^I like quite a few of Exiles productions. His "Black Album Remixes" EPs are some of my favorite from that remix craze of Jay Z's Black Album years back.



Recently... (Catch-up. embarassed Yeah, again)


Dr Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - The Champagne or Rap LP (Profile Records) 1985



^I've always liked these guys from the moment I heard em way back in the day. They always had simple unfuckwidable, straight forward samples, fun loving 80s themes, and simple rhymes and good flow. Their profile singles are all great but this is a nice way to get the bulk of them in one swoop.



Royal Flush - Dance or Die 12" (Rap-A-Lot) 1988





^Corny name, goofy cover, but a really dope 12" from Royal Flush. Both the A and the B side is where it's at and despite what you might think by the title and time period it's not a cheeky Hip House single. I couldn't dance to this if I tried, it's too non dancy.


Beastie Boys - Black Label Remixes 12" (Black Label) Unknown Year



^Rare? Black label (bootleg?) of some crazy dope Beastie Boys remixes. I bought this from Dustygroove on a whim hoping that it would be cool and I lucked out. Thing is it had no information whatsoever on it about the songs or remixers so I had to email Dustygroove and ask them for the tracklisting and production credits. Being the good people they are, they got back to me shortly with the list of tracks and remixers. I was suprised to see some of their names and really they are all pretty great. But (and I'm not being biased) J-Rocc's remix by far is the dopest Beasties remix I have ever heard.



Dabrye - Two/Three LP (Ghostly International)



^Really dope inde production on this now HTF record. I have always loved this guys spacy minimal approach to Hip Hop production, it's abstract enough to stand out but still has the proper ammount of simple boom bap to keep it real and out of the fucked up backpacker realm. I have a lot of this guys stuff, he's really top notch, and he's been lumped into the glitch hop style but he rules over all those other glitch dudes in my book. He must have a little pull with some people in good places because here is a list of the performing rappers on this album: Wildchild, Doom, Vast Aire, Beans, Waajeed, Guilty Simpson, Paradime, Ta'Raach, Kadence, Finale, Invincible, AG, Jay Dee, and Phat Kat to name a few. Each and every rapper seems to fit perfectly over the beat Dabrye built for them, I think that's pretty impressive.



Mix Master Mike - Anti Theft Device LP (Asphodel) 1998



^This is one of the few strictly turntablism albums I can chill out to and listen to all the way through without going completely ADD from the lightning fast tricks bombarding my ears. Bottom line, MMM did it perfectly. Choice beats, that are absolutely banging, not too much technical trickery or crazy sound effects repeated backwards and forwards and short songs that cut out right when they should instead of dragging on forever. This guy is one of my favorite turntablists, and I have always liked this since it came out in 1998, but to this day I can still put this on and not get bored like I do with a lot of albums in this style. I also have his later album, Bangzilla which isn't as simple or good as this now classic TT album.



DJ Frane - Electric Garden of Delights LP (Tuff City Massive) 2003



^This is another strictly turntablism album that I can chill out to all the way through. The differences between this and MMM's is like night and day. This one is more of the moody laid back sounds, DJ Shadow styled subtle yet hard beats, deep digging samples, and very sparse scratch solos throughout. He layers the beats and keeps the tempo slow and chill and he adds on when he scratches instead of overpowering the sample. You can tell I bought this 10 years ago when I was pretty fresh to buying records because like an utter dumbass I had to put a BPM label sticker on the cover, covering up some incredible original Mear One artwork in the process. Seriously, this could be such a cool-ass cover to keep mint under an outer protective sleeve but my newb-ass didn't get it back then. I MUST KNOW THE BPM OF EVERY SONG OR I CAN'T MIX type dumbassery. Oh well, live and learn I guess. worried



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August 13, 2013 01:39PM
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Hard 2 Obtain - L.I. Groove





Cool, never knew they had a vid for this.



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August 13, 2013 02:35PM
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Hard 2 Obtain - L.I. Groove

Cool, never knew they had a vid for this.

Nice...the b-ball reminds me of this....



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August 13, 2013 02:55PM
Posse cuts with ill beats....


D&D All-Stars (Premo,MadLion,DougE.Fresh,KRS-One,FatJoe,Smif-N-Wessun & Jeru) - 1..2.. Pass It





Crooklyn Dodgers (Special Ed, Masta Ace & Buckshot) - Crooklyn




^^^^during the closing credits in the Beats Rhymes & Life flick, Dave/Dove from De La asks Q-Tip, "what's the filtered joint (referring to the bassline) on Crooklyn?"....anybody know the ledge???^^^^^
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August 13, 2013 04:25PM
^Dope.

I never saw those vids either. Man there's finally a ton of golden age HH on Youtube, we should be tapping that in it's own thread.



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August 14, 2013 09:47AM
Just some random stuff today:







^^All quality


Also found a copy of The Playgirls - Gangsta Bitch/Never ran never will/Equal to none 12". This is the last record Sparky D did that I know of (1993). Never ran never will is also probably the best song in her catalogue if you ask me. The acapella was on her 1988 lp but this has her doing it over funky drummer. This song finally makes her angry delivery justice.
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August 14, 2013 09:57AM
^Great stuff G. thumbs up
I was about to bust out some Sparky D last night, that reminds me to do that tonite.


Recently...



Grits – Mental Releases LP (Gotee Records, Inc) 1995



^With a name like the Grits, and knowing that they are from TN, I assumed they’d be a grittier Southern style not the laid back mellow niceness before me. This is one of those odd random rap records that got slept on for whatever reason that has a few 9s and 10s every other track. It’s not a solid album, cuz every other song isn’t that great. For example, they just had to do the bad slow\love jam rap that always seems to ruin the upbeat flow of early rap albums. But for the songs that rock it makes this well worth seeking. Lots of great, almost Tribe-like vibes on this.



Various - We Got A Lot (CM Records) 1993



^Speaking of random rap, I busted this comp out again for the 11th time. It’s one of those covers that makes it look like it’s 10 years older than it actually is. Black and white, cheap graphics = pure throwback niceness. Now this is some golden age styled beats.

I’ll drop a little PSA for the collectors, here it is and it is WAY WAY nicely priced. I spent 60 bucks on this years ago. I thought that was a good deal at 60 because it’s gone as high as 100$ to serious rap collectors. This is the best price for a Near Mint copy I’ve ever seen. Not surprisingly, it’s at Dustygroove right HERE. That's 20 dollars less than what I paid, so I hope one of you guys gets this.

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Tuff Crew – Phanjam LP (Traffic Entertainment Group) 2005 Reissue of 1987 OG



^You could file this under electro just as easily, while there is plenty of rap on this it’s laced with electro beats. Lots of great production on this from Ced Gee and Kool Kieth. They make fantastic use of Kraftwerk beats on this.



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...Also found a copy of The Playgirls - Gangsta Bitch/Never ran never will/Equal to none 12". This is the last record Sparky D did that I know of (1993).

^That reminded me to bust this out last night...


Sparky-D - This is Sparky-D's World LP (B-Boy Records) 1988



^I don't know if I got a shady press of this or what but the first 4 songs on side one sound like absolute ass. I had to put in on both decks to make sure there wasn't something wrong with my needle. Turns out theres no bass and it's tinny sounding. I hate having to tuch my EQ, I never do to hear the true sound of the record, but this one is so bad I have to crank the bass and it still sounds like dung beatles galloping. Then for some reason it starts sounding ok on the B-side. Besides all that it's loaded with dope tracks. She really was a great rapper, I got a lot of respect for Sparky-D but be wary of this probably unofficial release.





Gangstarr - Daily Operation LP (Chrysalis) 1992



^((chiefing)).



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August 18, 2013 06:53PM
Listening to the 'Kill At Will ' EP... Man....I remember the times - when Ice Cube bounced from NWA - he dip-set to tha East (NYC), and linked with the Bomb Squad...






Ice Cube - Dead Homiez




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August 19, 2013 02:24PM
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^I don't know if I got a shady press of this or what but the first 4 songs on side one sound like absolute ass. I had to put in on both decks to make sure there wasn't something wrong with my needle. Turns out theres no bass and it's tinny sounding. I hate having to tuch my EQ, I never do to hear the true sound of the record, but this one is so bad I have to crank the bass and it still sounds like dung beatles galloping. Then for some reason it starts sounding ok on the B-side. Besides all that it's loaded with dope tracks. She really was a great rapper, I got a lot of respect for Sparky-D but be wary of this probably unofficial release.

Hven't played mine in a while but iirc mine is the same way plus the cd was also probably the worsed pressed cd I've ever heard. I remeber thinking the a-side of the album hade a couple of nice joints but the b-side had some real wack ones.

Moving on I played two random nice old school 12"s

Rhythm Makers LTD - Pary Rap





Zoot II - Dr Ice Rap




Now I'm in the process of going through my collection to see what I can sell to make more room. Some records I haven't listened to in ages and I'm not sure I need to keep them on my shelves. I start off with a couple of lp's I should know better than I actully do.

First up to bat is:



Wow, this sounds more dated than I remeber. One or two ok joints but the rest are only listenable because it's Moe Dee. I will not be keeping this one.

Second up is:



Better than I remembered, a solid effort from Ice, I will be keeping it.

Last one for the day:



Average lp that has it's moments. Can't quite make up my mind on this one. If it was new to me and I listened to it at the store, I probably wouldn't buy it, but since I already have it, I might as well keep it.
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August 20, 2013 04:54PM
^Good stuff.

^^I really like that Donald D. Not for the overall album, but for the strong tracks it makes it worth having.


Right now...

Capital Tax ‎– The Swoll Package LP (MCA Records) 1993



^I had to put the breaks on this to drop a "right now". This has grown on me a lot. I paid a few bucks for it and it's at the top of my "return to" Hip Hop records. 93 was a very good year for Hip Hop. So much so that albums like this got slept on. I'm not snoozing any more and if you don't know, seek it. PSA, not spam, but spame for my mane, Wade at Metrowax has 2 copies under 10 bucks and that's where I got mine. If you can find a better price elsewhere, by all means go for it but definitely look for this LP if you don't already know.



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August 20, 2013 10:50PM
Yo Rchecka , listened to a few joints on that Capital Tax joint . I'm feelin it . Probably gonna have to cop that when I get a little dough .
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August 23, 2013 11:41AM
Had the pleasure of seing Wu Tang live last night and they ripped it in front of 17 000 on their 20th anniversary tour. All og members except Meth. Great show and great crowd. They even gave the dj a time to shine:



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^That's cool! I still haven't seen these guys live yet... worried



Recently...



The 2 Live Crew - Is What We Are LP (Luke Skyywalker) 1986



^The only 2 Live Crew album I have and will ever get. They just ain't really my thing. But this is undeniably cool for the B side's Miami bass style DJ-cut tracks. I could care less about the track I was forced to play a million times at the club "We want some Pussy". The last track IMO is top notch cutting by the slept on DJ Mr. Mixx.



The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale LP (Chocolate Industries) 2009



^When I got this back in 2009 I was digging it. Now I think it sounds overly simple and fairly outdated. I don't know why I got this, it's just not really that good of Chicago Hip Hop, there are so many better Chicago Hip Hop groups than these dudes.



Showbiz & AG - Show & Prove EP (DITC Records) 2004



^These guys are basically as good as Hip Hop gets IMO. So I gotta get everything on vinyl. This one has a monster first track and the rest of the tracks are so-so. Not nearly as dope as they can be, but still worth it for the one great track.



Beat Konducta - In India LP (Stones Throw) 2007



^At one point I had all these on wax. Then I just gave up on Madlib cuz he dropped way too much way too often and it was killing my wallet. Plus, his quality suffered due to overproduction of releases. Now I'll check for his stuff occasionally, but there's no way I'll ever go back to being a Madlib completionist ever again. This one is really cool though, my only complaint is that it's too short.



Ra the Rugged Man - Legendary Classics Volume 1 LP (Green Streets Entertainment) 2010



^Easily one of my favorite solo MCs, I busted this out again this week and as usual enjoyed the hell out of it. Every single track is a certified stormer. His lyrical plays are unforgivably rancid, and I love him for it.



Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark - Live at the Variety Arts Center, 1997 LP (Not on Label) 2002



^One of the first records I ever got I think. These kind of mixes aren't really made for records, but it works out ok on this. Man these guys were so unstoppable back in the early aughties, just absolutely on point with scratching and mixing on this. This one easily is along the same caliber as their Future Primitive releases and BrainFreeze related mixes. Truly flawless and still awe inspiring for me personally.



Cutmaster - Back Bone Breaker 12" (Don't Sleep Records) 1994



^You are looking at the most expensive record in my collection. I paid $200 for it, 100 in store credit that I worked off at metrowax and 100 in cash. YES, It is THAT DOPE. It is a 200 dollar 12" kind of dope. I think I got it for a steal of a deal since it goes for $300 normally. It's super rare, both sides are 10/10, he brings the rawest gritty rhymes, and the slicing snares boom bap style and the beats in general are perfect. Seriously, I love this so much I almost can't bring myself to dropping a needle on it. I act like I am holding a Ming dynasty vase when I'm putting a needle on this. If you ever see this for a dollar, like the price tag on it says, buy it! Not that you would sell it if you did find it, but if you did, you'd be able to make $199 easily if you flipped it.



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August 26, 2013 11:21AM
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Ra the Rugged Man - Stanley Kubrick







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August 27, 2013 01:10PM
^^I still dig that Cool Kids album. It has its moments. "88" is one of my favorite tracks from that year. Can't remember the title but the opening track was pretty good too, it had the entire beat made from the words "base", "tick" and "clap". Genius. It's not a solid album all the way throught though, I'll give you that.

Haven't been playing much hip hop the past few days so I'll leave you with the short review above.
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Bumpin this at work . Been here so much lately , I'm starting to forget what home is like . At least the music helps get me through the day
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^^I still dig that Cool Kids album. It has its moments. "88" is one of my favorite tracks from that year. Can't remember the title but the opening track was pretty good too, it had the entire beat made from the words "base", "tick" and "clap". Genius.

Yeah, the opener I'll give you that, that's the best track by far. It does have a few more good ones but I agree it's only a few stormers.



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DJ Sushi - The Lost Dub Plates EP (Hip Hop Slam) 2000



^Ever buy something because you see a name on it and you buy everything from that artist? Yeah, don't do that without researching it first. I just threw away money on this piece of shit turntablism composition album because it said DJ Krush on it. If I would have read it better, I'd see it says Introduction by DJ Krush. And if I woulda thought about it that can be as simple as DJ Krush saying... "Yo, this is DJ Krush and you are listening to DJ Sushi! PEACE!" in the beginning of the song with his name. And whadya know that's the case, it's a name drop on an otherwise boring as hell guy basically doing nothing more than getting belligerent on his cuts. I am so past turntablists like this who think that they can drop an EP or LP of them simply cutting and scratching over a Hip Hop beat, that shit is so played out and boring as hell. You gotta have a great ear to be able to do that without boring your listeners and this guy doesn't even come close to having an ear for what sounds good. It's all about his super speed scratches which just pisses of everyone after about 2 minutes of it. It's this guys only EP, so I guess he woke up eventually and got a real job.



Funkdoobiest - The Funkiest 12" (Epic) 1993



^Classic. Had to cop this for the top notch remix. Nice and cheap and dope enough for any tape.



Raw Produce - The Weight of the World 12" (Insomnia Records) 1996



^Another dope Raw Produce 12", I shoulda been down with Cadence's works when he was still alive, but I guess better late than never.



Various - Red Label Boot 12" (White Label) (Unknown Year)



^I got a few of these various color boots from Metrowax years ago. Each has nice freestyle versions of various now classic MC cuts. But these are slightly different which makes you do a triple take when you hear a different verse. Really cool and impossible to learn about where they are from. MC Ren, Gangstarr, and the College Boys reside on this one.



Various - Blue Label Boot 12" (White Label) (Unknown Year)



^This one has Chubster and Redman and some rare Wu Tang posse cuts on the flip. So dope, and so obscure.



Mannish - Tasha's Room 12" (Correct) 1996



^ Top of the Chitown clique IMO, this guys beats and rhymes are as dope as it gets. Kind of like a 93 sound in 96, which is a good thing. Banging boom bap beats.



J-Rocc - Conception Presents Walkman Rotation LP (Conception Records) 1998





^Nice, sealed!!! Conceptions Records unmixed 2LP comp compiled by J-Rocc of the Beat Junkies. I got the CD version which is mixed, and I'll never be able to juggle like J-Rocc, but now I can at least try! Many of these tracks are so dope and hard to track down on individual 12" singles so this was a really good bang for the buck.



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Nick Wiz - Cellar Selections Volume 3 LP (GRR\No Sleep Records) 2013



Landed last night from Debonair P's GRR in the UK. Dope. Nick Wiz remixes cerca 93-98 of a bunch of underground Hip Hop artists. I never even heard of most of these dudes. But the whole thing is solid. Pudgee, and Rakim (oddly enough) grace the same record. Imagine 1993 boom bap beats on a bunch of slept on underground rappers = this. Limited to 300, sold out at GRR.

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Bald Head Slick (Guru)/ 2Mex ‎– I Win, U Lose / Once Again (Split) 12" (Dim Mak Records) 2004



^Strange split I found after cleaning up my rap section. It's cool what you find when you clean. I love GURU and I like 2 Mex so this was a no brainer buy for me back in 04. GURU's track is much better, one of these days I should do another best of GURU mixtape and put this on it.



Digable Planets - Dial 7 12" Promo (Pendulum Records) 1995



^One of the sweeter promos from my favorite Jazz Infused Hip Hop groups Digable Planets. I didn't need it but I wanted it badly for what was inside the 12". Sometimes with promos you get lucky and find promo pictures inside, I thought it was so cool I decided to frame it and display it. (See below)





The Creators - The Weight LP (Bad Magic) 2000



^I had this on CD for 13 years and finally now I bought it on LP. I put this one on the back burner for too long and Wadetrowax had it priced cheap so I bit. The best track on this to this day is still Phil Da Agony - Kronkite. The album starts out a little generic sounding but by the time this track comes around it gets real solid, real quick.



R.A the Rugged Man - Die, Rugged Man, Die LP (Nature Sounds) (Reissue) 2004



^I missed out on the OG, but Fat Beats Reissues are not to be fucked with, so I pounced. I have "Legendary Classics" so I thought I had a lot of these already but truth is this whole damn album is top notch and very few of these tracks made the comp. I still have to get his new album, has anyone heard Legends Never Die yet?



DJ Quik - Summer Breeze 12" (Profile) 1995 and Devin the Dude - Hot Club Wax (Rap-A-Lot) Unknown Year



^Last week I went into Summertime Hip Hop mode as I was feeling like Summer slipped away way too fast this year. Quik's remix of Summer Breeze on this is SO hot, it's gotta be one of his best tracks ever.

Devin the Dude's Hot Club wax has a few "Summerish" vibes on it but most importantly his HTF "Sticky Green Buds" track resides on this. Devin is one of those dudes who's good sometimes and misses other times, he's got a few flops on this IMO.



DJ Quik - Born and Raised in Compton 12" (Profile) 1991



^Another classic Quik joint, Born and Raised is top notch West Coast Gangster HH. The flip "Sweet Black Pussy" kinda sucks though.



Hieroglyphics - 3rd Eye Vision LP (Hiero Imperium) 1998



^One of the few Del albums I can tolerate all the way through without getting turned off by his sarcastic brainiac style of rap. This is the only album by the Hieroglyphics that I'll ever pay for, I think the next one that came after this "Full Circle" wasn't as good probably because it was cursed by Del played out snarky rap style.



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September 10, 2013 09:02PM
Good stuff Rchecka !! Today at work , bumped this classic


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September 11, 2013 08:06PM
Drake's Take Care....I'm so sick of dudes makin' thugs sing and his "when thugs cry' sensibility.he's like some sort of weird Lionel Richie of hip hop ..still haven't gotten the hype although I Loove Lionel



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Recently... (long overdue catching up here)



DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt.1 Remix 12" (Mo Wax) 1997



^Shadow completionism going on here. I guess I coulda put this in the Non-Hip Hop thread since it's strictly Drum and Bass remixes and not really Hip Hop but not splitting hairs. This is actually pretty good remixes especially the DJ Die remix.



DJ Spinna - Compositions 1 LP (Not on Label) 1996



^see below...



DJ Spinna - Compositions 3 LP (Female Fun Records) 2005



^I got parts 1 and 3. No number 2 though. In a nutshell these are super dope Hip Hop instrumentals that are repeat listen worthy. There are some cats that know how to make beats that are so dope they stand on their own without any rappers, this is one of those cats. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for my missing part 2 for sure.


UGK - Int'l Players Anthem 12" (Jive) 2007



^More completionism. I gotta get every single UGK 12" there is. Slowly but surely I am making this happen. This later period one with Outkast is a seriously dope single. The minimal cinematic beat is unbeatable.



Ghetto Boys - You Ain't Nothing 12" (Rap-A-Lot) 1987



^Pre dropped "h" Ghetto Boys 12". Ready Red did the heavy lifting on this and really his beats are what saved this otherwise average sounding Hip Hop 12".



Geto Boys - Do It Like A G.O. 12" (Rap-A-Lot\Def American) 1990



^My all time favorite Geto Boys 12" (well besides the obvious My Mind's Playing Tricks On Me) One of the last twelves featuring Red and he goes out on top with some of his dopest beats. All the tracks on this are dope.



Ghetto Dawgz - Ghetto Dawgz EP (Now & Forever) 1998



^Very generic looking random rap with some seriously dope heavy beats. One of those singles where you wish they didn't bother with the R&B diva singing the hook. It's so dark sounding and when the female vocalist comes in she "brightens it up" a little too much. The best songs on this are the ones without any singing. Well worth seeking this obscurity.



Mr Melody - Funk Motor 12" (On the Rap Side) 1989



^Another obscurity on a very obscure label. This one makes great use of JB's Funky Drummer sample.



M.C. Watchout & D.J. Oz ‎– Blind Man's Bluff / My Tom Tom 12" (Body Rock) 1987



^Blind man's bluff is wack. My Tom Tom is dope. Great drum machine programming with emphasis on the toms for a change.



MC Gator C - Just Kickin' Science 12" (Underwood Records) 1990



^Bought this miami bass gem at Strictly Discs in Madison a while back. This is THEE DOPEST MIAMI BASS SONG I EVER HEARD. No joke, whoever this guy is he took "Blinded me with Science" and flipped it in the dopest possible way. I see this single is up for sale right now at Discogs by one lone seller selling it for a mere 14$. This is so dope I'd easily pay twice that much without batting an eyelash.



Positive K - Quarter Gram Pam 12" (Test Press) 1987



^I don't know how many of the remaining OSHH heads remember a cool cat named MP. One day he shipped me this and a bunch of super dope test presses like it for hooking him up over the years with various mixes and DVDs. It was a great surprise and I'll never forget that gesture. I wonder what happened to him, I'd love to see him join up here. But besides that personal stuff, if you don't already know, this is really dope early Positive K. Test press or not, this one is worth seeking.



Tha Mexakinz ‎– Zig Zag LP (Mad Sounds) 1994



^One of the best slept on random rap LPs I have from 1994. I can't believe how dope these guys are. They sound a lot like Funkdoobiest production wise, with that heavy Latin influenced rhyme style. I plucked this out of my big buy pile at Metrowax recently and have been bumping it non stop ever since. I spent 8$ on this, it was a steal of a deal for the quality music.



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