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Various Artists - Fly Fishing [Cassette]

[exquisitely] Mixed by Dj Woody [World ITF Champion 2001, World Vestax Champion 2002]

 

Tracks:

Intro
Phase n Rhythm - Brainfood (1987)
Da Henchmen - Blame It (1993)
Da Dysfunkshunal Familee - Far from the Average (1994)
J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E - 3 the Hard Way (1992)
Phase n Rhythm - The Force of the Matrix (1987)
Action Bronson - The Madness (Instrumental) (2011)
Da Henchmen - Brooklyn Bastards (1993)
Finsta Bundy - State of Emergency (1998)
Da Henchmen - Bronx Session [Unreleased] (1995)
Horror City - Take it How You Want it (1995)
Meyhem Lauren - Got the Fever (2010)
Finsta Bundy - Bushwick to Shin-Juku (1999)
Da Henchmen - Hot 97 Radio Spot [Unreleased] (1995)
Action Bronson - Shiraz (2010)
Meyhem Lauren - Drug Lords (2012)
Natural Elements - Life Ain't Fair (Original) (1995)
Da Henchmen - Live Wire (1993)
Action Bronson - Imported Goods (2010)
Burgundy Blood - Hello (2012)
Jay Glaze ft Rod Hotley - Out to Lunch (Instrumental) (2002)
Meyhem Lauren - Get the Money Black (2013)
Action Bronson - Get Off My P.P. (2010)
Tha Grimm Teachaz - Poobutts (????)
Da Dysfunkshunal Familee - I'm in the House (1995)
Da Henchmen - What U Gonna Do? (1994)
Q-Ball & Curt Cazal - Down For Mine (1994)
Finsta Bundy - What You Gonna Do? (1999)
D-Stroy & DJ Tony Touch - Frienemies (Original) [Unreleased] (1994)
North Bronx Alliance feat Aiello Wilson - Black Soil (1997)
Meyhem Lauren feat Roc Marciano - Cross Roads (2010)
Meyhem Lauren - Another Hustle (2010)
Meyhem Lauren - Live Shit (2009)
Action Bronson - Medley
Outro

 

 

Listen:

 

Price is £7.99 + shipping (from UK)

 


There will be 150 copies pressed ONLY.

 

 



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NEW RELEASES SHIP END OF MARCH

[SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY - LIKE MANY INDY LABELS, RECORD STORE DAY HAS SCREWED US AGAIN]

 

 

One more release drops Monday 23rd March

 

 

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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

SALE EXTENDED TIL SUNDAY MIDNIGHT UK TIME

 

 

The Dereliks – The 1994 Demo EP 12.99
Rahsheed & Ill Advised – Born to Use Mics 96-98 EP 12.99
Y.O.D – You Old Droog Instrumentals EP 8.99
The Almighty $am Hill - The Preface 8.99
Burgundy Blood - Suede Comet Instrumentals EP 7.99
The AbSoulJah – Dim The Light EP 8.99
Bakers Of The Holy Bread – End Of A Cold Experience 95 EP 9.99
Willie The Kid - The Collection EP 8.99
Darrin Ross Producer series Vol 1: Straight From Philly 1992-1995 EP 12.99
Poops - Bring Ya Best: The 90's Demos EP 12.99
Guerilla Godz - Unmask The Phantom EP 7.99
Madd Phlayva - Phlayva 4 Dem All 1994 EP 9.99
Doz Funky Baztardz - Who Stole The Funk 93-95 EP 12.99
MC Class - See Level 1991-1993 EP 12.99
Epidemic - Illin Spree 2 x 16.99
Epidemic - Monochrome Skies Vol 2 EP 8.99
Starvin B - Blood from a Stone EP 7.99
Timeless Truth - Dominican DINER EP 7.99
AYE - 90 NOW EP 7.99
DJ Jazz - The Philadelphia Files EP 12.99
Zigg Zagg - Demos and Instrumentals [92-94] EP 92 12.99
Zigg Zagg - Touch Da Sun 1992-1994 Pt1 EP 12.99
DreamTek - Tek The Terrible 7.99
Pazz The Jazz - The 1992-1993 Demos EP  9.99
Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild - Silk Pyramids 2xLP 16.99
Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild - Silk Pyramids Extras EP 7.99
Meyhem Lauren - Digital Camo EP
Meyhem Lauren - Mandatory Brunch Meetings LP 14.99
Meyhem Lauren - Respect The Fly Shit EP  8.99
Meyhem Lauren - Respect The Fly Shit Instrumentals EP 7.99
Truth By Design - Let My Tape Rock EP 7.99
Litta Buggz/DJ Stitches - The 5PLIT EP Series Vol 1 9.99
LEX - H.A.S.H EP   7.99
Da Halrazzers - Here Come Da Halrazzers 12.99
Endangered Elements - Heightz of Elevation 93-94 EP 12.99
Natural Elements - All Hail NE EP 7.99
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - When I BLow Up '94 EP 12.99
Starvin B - Be Like Water EP 8.99
Doap On Arrival - Eye Of Da Storm '92 EP 8.99
Doap on Arrival - Show Sum Skillz 92-93 EP 8.99
One Deep - Crime Stories EP 19.99
Brass Tacks - Game Iz Life 96-97 EP 12.99
Smooth Criminal - Straight Lynching 93 EP 9.99
uMaNg - The Revisited EP 7.99
JW Hype - Prince of the Hype Era EP 7.99
J-Zone - The 1993 Demos EP 12.99
Masta Ace - Shelf Life Vol 2 EP 19.99
Spit Gemz/Starvin B/Eff Yoo - Home of the Brave EP 7.99
Shaz IllYork - The Revival EP 7.99
Tha Grimm Teachaz - Situation on the Homefront Pt 2 7.99
Him-Lo - Late Night Dinna'z at da Brothel EP 7.99
MarQ Spekt - Mark of the Beast EP 7.99
Bound E! Hunters - Who the Fuck's in Charge EP 12.99
New England Hip Hop Massive - The New Line Up EP 7.99
J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E - The Unreleased 1987-1993 EP 19.99

 

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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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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER - ALL FEB ORDERS WILL SHIP TOGETHER 2nd WEEK OF MARCH [MAYBE SOONER!!!!]. YOU WILL RECEIVE ORDER CONFIRMATIONS FOR ALL OF THE FEBRUARY RELEASES BEFORE MONDAY....

 


THE 2ND EVER "FILL IN THE GAPS SALE" STARTS SUNDAY 22nd Feb  AND RUNS FOR 3 DAYS!!!

 

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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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THE 2ND EVER "FILL IN THE GAPS SALE" STARTS SUNDAY 22nd Feb  AND RUNS FOR 72 HOURS ONLY!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER - ALL FEB CORDERS WILL SHIP TOGETHER 2nd WEEK OF MARCH [MAYBE SOONER!!!!]. YOU WILL RECEIVE ORDER CONFIRMATIONS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE FINAL RELEASE OF THE MONTH....

 


THE 2ND EVER "FILL IN THE GAPS SALE" STARTS SUNDAY AND RUNS FOR 72 HOURS ONLY!!

 

NEXT DROP >> MONDAY 16th FEB + coloured vinyl GIVEAWAY on your EffBook Page >> here

 

 

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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.


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

 



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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER - ALL FEB CORDERS WILL SHIP TOGETHER 2nd WEEK OF MARCH [MAYBE SOONER!!!!]. YOU WILL RECEIVE ORDER CONFIRMATIONS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE FINAL RELEASE OF THE MONTH....


THE 2ND EVER "FILL IN THE GAPS SALE" STARTS SUNDAY AND RUNS FOR 72 HOURS ONLY!!

 

NEXT DROP >> THURSDAY 12th FEB

 

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THE DECEMBER/JAN RELEASES ARE NOW SHIPPING

 

ALL ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED BY MONDAY 9TH FEB [THERE ARE A LOT!!]

 

 WATCH OUT FOR OUR 2ND EVER SALE STARTING ON SUNDAY 8TH FEB AND RUNNIN FOR 3 DAYS ONLY

 

THEN WE WILL DROP THE NEW HEAT!!!!

 

 

 

 

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Here it is, the rest of the Crime Scene 12" from 1996 plus 4 extra, unreleased tracks from Drama Klub. Had to be done, so we did it!!! ENJOY....

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Drama Klub - Rolla Coasta Ride
A2 Drama Klub - The Baptism
A3 Drama Klub - Dreams Come True

B1 NSV - Times is Tragic
B2 Ooto - Funky Constellation
B3 Drama Klub - The Heist (Demo Mix)
B4 Lyrical D - Dear God (Instrumental)

 

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 Blue, Yellow & Clear mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Purple & Blue mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

 





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Memory Man - Broadcast One LP

 

Seven years in the making and following on from the two Chopped Herring Recs/Angry Bee 12"s in 2007/8 we have the HUGE debut album by Memory Man. This non-stop, cut n paste rap concept album features appearances from Memory Man's ex-roomate Edan, Organized Konfusion's Prince Po, Boston heavyweight Mr Lif and current Mello Music recording artist Open Mike Eagle among others. Super dope art work by Jon Hunt - check dude out! This, the first release of 2015 is a modern Hip Hop classic...

 

 

Tracks:

A1 We Now Begin Our Broadcasting Day
A2 PSA (What Does It All Mean?) featuring EDAN
A3 Point/Counterpoint
A4 The Kool Keith Show featuring KOOL KEITH
A5 The God Hour
A6 Funtastic featuring OPEN MIKE EAGLE
A7 Story Time

B1 Creature Double Feature featuring BLAISE B.
B2 Non-Stop Action
B3 Live From Death Row featuring BUSDRIVER & MC PAUL BARMAN
B4 Live From Death Row Part 2
B5 The War Room featuring PRINCE PO, MR. LIF & BLAISE B.
B6 Zoom Back, Camera


All tracks written and produced by Memory Man.

 

 

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


There will be 300 copies pressed ONLY.


The first 75 are on White, Orange and Yellow mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Clear and Orange mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 150 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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So, let's end the year AGAIN with some C-12 productions and everybody's favourite Red Hook Houses' MC Shabazz The Disciple. No story, no hook - just PEEP IT and ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Organized Rime
A2 Lidushopahorraz
A3 I'm Breathing For You

B1 Crime Saga 2
B2 The Souls Journey A.D. (After Death)
B3 Ya Exodus (Instrumental)
B4 I'm Breathing For You (Instrumental)


Lyrics by Shabazz The Disciple.
All tracks produced by C-12 except B1 which is produced by GODZWRATH and B2 produced by Freestyle with additional
production by C-12.

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.


The first 75 are on Gold coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are onSilver coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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Back once again with Volume 2 of the crazy dope GhettoLandz series. Included are 3 unreleased tracks including "Make it Happen" featuring Milkbone, plus the HUGE grail on most indie collectors wants lists "Can He Come Out" plus "Ginuwine Thoughtz" & "The Touch". More random indie pressure for the heads produced by Izniz....

 

 

Tracks:

A1 As the World
A2 Can He Come Out
A3 Getcha Open Remix

B1 Ginuwine Thoughtz
B2 Make it Happen
B3 The Toucha

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in 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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ChillxWill - Almighty LP

 

 

Bam!!! Where the hell did this HEAT come from?? A solid 90's throwback joint packed with East Coast flava, from the Pacific North West of the USA???? Peep it yo - so so DOPE!!

 

Here's a short interview with the man himself to get some background info on this stunning project:

 

Where did you grow up man?


The Pacific Northwest! Home of the Gore-Tex North Face. Haha, more specifically Tacoma, Washington my hometown. Which I self named "Nickel Plated" city, reason being when I was growing up a lot of my close friends' first burners were nickel plated 9mms. Putting things into perspective, I'm 22 now, this was around 2003/2004, G-Unit was heavy back then for my age group, growing up you either wanted to be like 50 (Cent) or Cam'ron. Word lol.


Your first experience of hip hop culture?


I was always exposed to hip-hop growing up, my pop's used to do graffiti and was a b-boy in his heydey, and my mother emceed for a while. She never put out any records, but emceed in her youth. Hip-Hop/RnB/Neo-Soul, all of that would get played in my household often growing up. Sunday was Neo-Soul day..

My first experience with hip hop culture personally was around the age of 4  or 5, 1996/1997. My brother and I got a Talkboy for Christmas, and I used to use it to make Radio Shows. I'd imitate what I would hear on the radio, and mix it in with songs I messed with. Using the Talkboy to record raps never came to mind, but looking back it just goes to show how connected to music I've always been.

 

Was it music first or graf?


I feel like I was put on to music and graffiti at the same time, however I didn't see those two as being apart of the same culture until I grew older. A lot of the graffiti I would see throughout my neighborhood would be handstyles and turf tags. That was the scene. I remember going to the East Coast for the first time, and just being amazed yo'. It put everything into perspective. Seeing rappers depicted in art, and just the colors used, it really put hip-hop as a culture into perspective for me. It let me see Hip-Hop as something more than just the music.

 

 


Are you more of a tagger or do you mostly do pieces? Trains? [you dont have to answer any of this ish btw!!]

Haha, I tag. I got a different tag name from my artist name, so I can reveal that. It's not hot out here yet lol.. I've been into handstyles a lot lately, like that's my niche. It's ill to see the graf scene staying present over the years.


When did you first grab a mic?


Around age 11, that's when I started taking rap seriously. I spit for my older brother and some friends for the first time, and they told me I was nice. It gave me the push I needed to take music seriously.


Did you have cats around you into the same stuff coming up?


Yeah. Everyone was, really. My generation caught the whole extravagant "From Rags to Riches" Rapper-lifestyle period. Only a few rappers making music during that time really held substance, the rest just made radio records. Whatever sold, those were the records you'd hear. My friends and I would head to the crib to watch Rap City: The Basement, and see these rappers with new sneakers, ill clothes, mad jewelry, Hummers lol, all that shit and we'd just watch in envy.

It only makes sense that those kids grew to be adults/teens pursuing rapping careers. We look back at our Role Models during those times, and how they turned out to be today, and think like, "yo' if I was in the position they were in back then, today, I'd make sure I'd never go broke." So now, you have every 18-26 year old anxiously trying to get to the top.

 


When did you first RECORD your lyrics?

13. Me and some close friends did a posse record, where we all jumped on an instrumental and just spit. The record was like 7 minutes long haha.


How did you meet your crew?

I linked up with the BKR$CLB in 2010, we shared a lot of the same music ideas. Shit just clicked. Raz (Fresco) nearly produced my entire first EP, "Cold Chillin", and we've been building ever since.


How did you hook up with the cats who produced the tracks on the album?


Networking. I recorded "Pickin' Pockets" to one of Figub's (Brazlevic) instrumentals in early-2013,  and sent him the record. He liked it, and we continued to work from there. The same with Izm, I think I recorded "Nickel Plated" first and sent it to him? I met Wirez through "G", an engineer out of NY. Jerome Cobain is Raz Fresco's brother. M Padrum's and I linked after I dropped the Music Video for 911.

In all situations it was genuine. Every producer I built with, I did so with the intent of just making ill records, and the feeling was mutual. All those guys are ill, making ALMIGHTY was mad fun. I enjoy the challenge of bringing together similar elements for a project, and trying to make it sound as though it was produced by one entity.

 


Who influences you?

Kase2, Phase2, and Skeme (Style Wars).


What's next?

More records, more records, more records. Inshallah I'm in this game for a long time. Just trying to get out there, and contribute to the culture. Give inspiration to the youth growing up the same way emcees and artists of the hip-hop culture did for me growing.
 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Tape Deck
A2 Warning
A3 Home Grown
A4 Cents Dae Wun
A5 Nickel Plated
A6 Pickin' Pockets feat. P Blackk

B1 F.A.N.z feat. The 6th Letter
B2 1-800-Fuck-Outtahere
B3 911 feat. BriskInTheHouse
B4 Dead Fish
B5 Ice Water Metallic
B6 The End

 

A2,A3,A4,A5 & B2 produced by Mister Izm. A6 & B3 produced by Figub Brazlevic. B1 & B6 produced by Wirez. B4 & B5
produced by Jerome Cobain.

 

Peep the snippets Fish headz:

 

Price is £14.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)


There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.


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

 

 




If you are buying 1 cop of the ChillxWill - use this link:
 

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This dope Philly project goes back to the group mMOMENTUMm, who dropped a single on Libra Records in 1994 called "Chaotic Frequency". Two of the three member, Cas and J-Rock started to explore other options after the group split. J-Rock enrolled in the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he met a dude from Chambersburg called Jeff [vague, I know]. Long story short, Jeff's "peeps" gave J some loot to open up a studio [read into that what you will]. Cas and J-Rock found a spot on the famous South Street in Philly at 818 South St in the basement and they called it Renaissance Sound Studio. Up until that point Cas only rapped but he took that opportunity to learn how to make beats and he also reconnected with his boy DJ Sat One who had a retail clothing store off 4th & South Street called "Funkadelphia". South Street at the time was the central meeting spot for a lot of underground MC's in Philly. So the boys took advantage of their location and started recording with a bunch of the cats who used to hang around that area. "Nasty English" was a Philly-based graf magazine which DJ Sat One and the writer PRAZE started and the fellas incorporated that name into the cassette-only compilation "The Genesis of Nasty English" which was dropped in small numbers and sold locally in stores as well as by hand. We have taken 7 tracks which featured on that tape from the original masters and one from the tape itself [it was a killer, we COULDN'T leave it out!!]. Several years later Cas set up the ReadyRock label putting out the first Chief Kamachi single and works by Maylay Sparks, Baby Blak and KMD. Cas grew up in South Philly in the Penrose section on Lindbergh Blvd. He got into Hip Hop when the school bus one day was playing a tape of Criminal Minded [imagine!]. We hooked up with Cas through Rahsheed/Maylay and that hook up led us to the "Genesis of Nasy English" material. HOLD TIGHT there is more in the vaults........

 

Tracks:

A1 Simon Barr - Like Dis Like Dat
A2 Simon Barr - Emcee
A3 A.S.C - As Da Record Turns (Tape Version)
A4 A.S.C - How Low?
A5 Dece N cAS (Interlude)

B1 Cas - Sumtin 2 Feed On   
B2 Minda Ova Matter - Chains of Survival
B3 Chief Kamachi - Shorti Bomb
B4 Wise feat. Chief Kamachi - Killabreed  

 

A1 & A2 produced by DJ Sat One. A3 & A4 produced by JRock. A5, B1, B3 & B4 produced by Cas.
B2 produced by Monda Ova Matter & Cas.
All tracks produced for ReadyRock Records 1992-1995.
Instru-Menatlly-Ill
ReadyRock - Bottom 215

Art by Swerveone TheFormula

 

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"$amhill is from the Morrisainia section of the South Bronx.
He was born and raised in the Daniel Webster projects by way of Boston Rd, by way of Forest projects. He first experienced Hip Hop culture as a little child as it blossomed in the early 1980's. His earliest memory was picking up and reading the info on a record purchased by his older brother - that record was "Sucker M.C's" by Run Dmc. He is from the same block as the late, great Tim Dog and came up in the same community as Ultramagnetic M.C's. Hip Hop has been embedded in $amhill from an early. He began rapping at 14, as a suggestion by friends on 167th st & Boston Rd. Rapping became a reality the day he saw Show of Showbiz & A.G. on Boston Rd right after seeing him on Video Music Box. $amhill credits his immense passion for hip hop to Show & A.G. who had a severe influence on his career.."

 

 

Tracks:

A1 The Sky
A2 Vagina Monologues
A3 Changed Man
A4 Verses

B1 Poetic Justice
B2 Not Respected
B3 The $amhill Story

A1 produced by Preservation. A2, B2 & B3 produced by $amhill. A3 produced by Dave Dar. A4 produced by
RTNC. B1 produced by Preservation, co-produced by $amhill.

Mastered by Lewis Parker.

Art/Design by Dral Ink.
 

Peep:

 

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Burgundy Blood - Suede Comet 2xLP

featuring Kool Keith, Sadat X, Meyhem Lauren, X-Ray, Konny Kon and Chalk...

 

40,000 years in the making, Fresh Herring Records presents, the pinnacle of hardcore, light-entertainment Rap music: the very nice, the very cuddly, Burgundy Blood and the debut album Suede Comet. Rumour has it that a clammy yet wonderous turd from another galaxy landed on Earth nearly 40,000 years ago, attached to a comet made of the underside skin of an extraterrestrial calf-like creature. The turd was worshipped by the pious for its distinctive aroma for many centuries until it turned white and disappeared. At this point it was forgotten forever.

Forever, that was, until NOW. Now [precisely 9pm GMT on the 17th November in the year of our lord 2014] the likeness of that aroma has been transmographised in the form of progressive Hip Hop jawns, arranged into a magical, mellifluous sequence and packaged in a full colour gate fold sleeve, designed by the reet excellent Mishka Henner. Guest apperances from Kool Keith, Sadat X, Meyhem Lauren & X-Ray and legendary production by Kill Money make this tribute to the original Suede Comet [which carried that shit to Earth] one of the musical highlights of your life. Don't sleep - this is so, so damn real..BELIEVE!!!

[Don't miss Jay Glaze & Rod Hotley - "Out To Lunch" on the limited bonus white label only available with the bundle]

 

 

Burgundy Blood - Suede Comet 2xLP

Tracks:

A1 Jane Fonda
A2 Splash Gordons feat. Meyhem Lauren
A3 Bury Fools

B1 Image of a Don feat. Kool Keith
B2 Jewmaicans
B3 Phil Coffins
B4 One Word Answer feat X-Ray (King Cesar)

C1 Out The Box feat. Konny Kon & Chalk
C2 Media City
C3 Elephants Breath feat Sadat X

D1 Triumph
D2 Vanderbilt
D3 Suede Comet feat  X-Ray (King Cesar)

 

Burgundy Blood - Suede Comet Instrumentals EP

Tracks:

A1 Jane Fonda (Instrumental)
A2 Splash Gordons (Instrumental)
A3 Bury Fools (Instrumental)
A4 Image of a Don (Instrumental)

B1 Jewmaicans (Instrumental)
B2 Phil Coffins (Instrumental)
B3 Out The Box (Instrumental)
B4 Triumph (Instrumental)

 

Bonus White Label

Tracks:

A1 Jay Glaze & Rod Hotley - Out To Lunch
A2 Burgundy Blood - Bacon
A3 Burgundy Blood - Hello (Instrumental)

B1 Burgundy Blood - I Got A Question For Ya
B2 Burgundy Blood - Image Of A Don feat Keith Keith (Acapella)
B3 Burgundy Blood - Splash Gordons feat Meyhem Lauren (Acapella)

 

 

 

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Next 150 copies on Burgundy coloured Vinyl
275 copies on Black vinyl

 

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Next 75 copies on Burgundy Vinyl
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Following on from the Ghettolandz release last month we have the Izniz produced "The Madness" project. We have 5 never released/never heard joints plus one from "that" 12" that most people "didn't get". NUFF SAID...

Here is how Izniz remembers The Madness and how it fit into the crew's history:

 

“We all are basically from the same area of New Jersey. I’m from Tinton Falls NJ,  I God, I Right, Shyheed and Original Blackman are from Red Bank NJ and Naji is from Fair Haven NJ. All three towns are next to each other and  I knew the others from round the way. Before “The Madness” project I did a few tracks with a group I God was in called “New Born Sons”. I used to hang out with Original Blackman here and there through mutual friends. Before we even did tracks I always heard he could rhyme but I never asked him to spit and he never asked me for beats.  First time I ever heard or seen Original Blackman rhyme was when we recorded “Imagine This”. I gave out the track to Naji, I God, I Right and  Shyheed and I can't remember who said it to me, but I heard Original Blackman got a verse for this beat.  I was with it because this would be my first time hearing him spit- so that was fresh.  We also did a solo album after “The Madness” went their separate ways. The first time I ever worked with I Right was on “So Many Sucka's” and first time with Shyheed was “Strictly Madness”. Naji I was already doing work with before we became the Ghettlandz, we was in a group named “No Alternative”, I was his DJ before I was the producer”. Peep it....

 

Tracks:

A1 Intergalactic Tactics
A2 Rain Storms
A3 Remedy

B1 Imagine This
B2 95 Was Live
B3 Won't Be Around This Year


A1 written by I God, Original Blackman & I Righteous. A2 written by Original Blackman & Mic Diesel.
A3 written by Naji, I God & I Righteous. B1 & B2 written by Naji, I God, Original Blackman, Shyheed &
I Righteous.B3 written by I God, Shyheed & I Righteous.
All tracks produced by Izniz.
All tracks recorded at Lorenzo Conte House Of Hits and engineered by Lorenzo Conte.

 

 

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You probably know The Dereliks from the "A Turn On The Wheel Is Worth More Than A Record Deal" EP from 1995. Here are a bunch of DOPE tracks from 92-93 which were included on their 1994 demo tape. See below an interview with Iz and Dj Hen Boogie. ENJOY!!

 

Hen, how old are you man and where did you grow up?

"Old enough to know better...Is that fair? HA!

I grew up in a city called San Jose, California.  Actually both me and Iz did.  San Jose is a really big city though and we lived on complete different sides of the city.  I was more in the North East side and Iz was in the South East side.  The chances that we would have ran into each other was pretty slim considering that and that I'm a couple years older than him." Hen Boogie

What were your first experiences of the culture?

"I mean I fell in love with Djing and the music at an age probably at alot younger age than most kids.  I had really supportive parents for the most part when it came to music.  Any money I earned I was at the record store buying records.  I think my first real experience was when I accidentally purchased "Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" on 12".  I didn't understand what and how it was making those noises (scratches) but I really fell in love with it right then and there." Hen Boogie

"When I was a kid, I went to some festival and saw this group called the "San Jose Poppers". These dudes was killin it on stage. Black top hats, black bogards, white shirts and gloves. I knew then I was home. The music was crankin, and them boys was on point." Iz

So Iz, when did you and Hen meet?

"So I had been in a couple of Junior High School and High School crews back in the day before Hen and I met. Mainly talent shows and neighborhood freestyle battles. I used to tag along with my step brother, coincidently at the same studio most of the Dereliks records were recorded. I thought I knew all I needed to when we hit the studio. I was wrong. Sessions were lasting 8 hours easy and I'd still have to go back and clean shit up. No pro tools editing then, so if you messed up, even a little, you had to run if from the top. And Boog and our Engineer Bill Williams were perfectionists. Ruff!" Iz

When did you start writing Iz?

"I was always writing in school, algebra, english, history. I wrote all the time but would rarely let anyone hear what I was writing. But me and my boy HP Kadofi would freestyle back in forth all day long. Eventually me in this one cat, I can't even remember his name, was gonna try to form a group and some how we hooked up with B. Walker." Iz


How did you two cats start recording together?

"Shit we just took what we had and went in. Actually I didn't have much at that time. Sort of the starving musician type. I was livin in my other brother's warehouse ( no, shower, no kitchen, no bed) when Boog's mom let me stay there. shit we was off to the races. Everyday, morning, noon and night it was recording, shows, and more recording. If Hen wasn't making beats, he was out a the club, or takin down some chic. I had more beats than any MC could need so I'd just put one in the air and write." Iz

Was Dereliks yours first group?

"My first group was called ATP, All Town Posse. It was me, Dolla, and Fast Drop. Dolla was always a player, he had lyrics. Fast Drop was more of a West Coast MC but he liked whoopin cats asses, I mean he was always ready to go and I was more of the lyricist. We recorded a couple of songs and preformed at a Juneteenth or two but nothin like what was in store for DERE." Iz

"Not at all.  I was in a group with my friend Ed Main called Menace to Society and in another group called Loaded Wax.  We never got further than making demos in different studios though." Hen Boogie

Hen, what are your memories of how you cats met?

"We actually were introduced to each other by the cat named Brian Walker.  I was working at this record store named Star Records and it was really the hub of the music scene in San Jose.  Everybody went there to shop and the guy behind the DJ counter was considered "the man" back then.  I actually took over the DJ counter position right after Peanut Butter Wolf  who worked there too." Hen Boogie

So I was looking for an MC and Brian used to come there all the time.  I asked him and he introduced me to IZ and some other cat he was rapping with who I didn't think was that good.  The funny thing is what impressed me about Iz was he rapped "Sidditty Kitty" to me acapella and I was like we gotta do something.  After that it was a wrap.

And how do you remember recording back then?

"We did it like it was done back then.  We would prepare everything in our minds and on the turntables  what the song was supposed to sound like and then go to a studio to lay it down.  It wasn't like it is now we used to pay $15 an hour which was big money for some broke dudes to get the tracks recorded and it was really a training.  We recorded everything at Studio Venus with our engineer Bill Williams.  He also recorded alot of cats back then but I'm pretty sure we were the champs." Hen Boogie 

So what happened after the 12” dropped?

"Man, it was like the doors opened up and closed all at the same time. I think we were one of the first in our class to drop vinyl. After we did it was as if everyone else could. It was a huge fraternity of undaground crews putin out wax." Iz

"It was weird because we had done 3 demos and then when we did our release with Low Self Discipline it was kind of a validation in some ways but a disappointment in other ways.  I mean it really was a great business card because we got played on the Stretch & Bobbitto show and even Just Blaze when he was a DJ at a skating rink.  So we really got alot of East coast love because the guy behind the release Brandon Himmel was connected and based in New York. 

We definitely got alot of shows out of it and performed with pretty much everybody back then.  You name it man, Brand Nubian, Roots, Fugees, M.O.P., Masta Ace, Onyx, Fu-schnickens, Saafir, everybody..The downside is that no one was really feeling us then or at least we didn;t know they were.  You have to realize this is before the internet was a way of life.  It's hard to imagine that now right?

But really especially in San jose we got no love and little did we know our limited run record was influencing so many people and people globally were feeling us.  We just didn't know.  We didn't see any real profit either.  We would do sold out shows and someone got paid but it definitely wasn't us.  Maybe they wanted us to stay "dereliks" HA!" Hen Boogie

Did you get any offers?

"No, we got close though.  We got flown out to New York to perform for a label (I won't say who) and it was really awkward.  It was like a showcase and there was like 75 people there and a really small stage.  Speech and Aerle Taree from Arrested Development were there and we kind of messed up our chance by coming to the show late.  We just were acting like we were stars before we really arrived.  In retrospect it was better because it gave us an opportunity to meet Brandon in person and we may not have gotten the chance otherwise.  He really let us do the EP like we wanted and gave us the freedom to do it where if we di d it with that label who knows what would have happened." Hen Boogie

"We had offers before the vinyl dropped, but nothin stuck. i think our Fuck the Machine mentality didn't do us any favors." Iz

How come you guys didnt keep recording as Dereliks?

"Well honestly we never stopped recording you just never heard any of it.  Me and iz are still brothers.  Like he's the closest thing I ever had to a brother and I'm happiest knowing that we still are like that and I don't think it would ever change.  But we have so much music we recorded no one heard and it's only because we're both perfectionists that it's never seen the light of day.  Maybe one day it will but I don't see it happening anytime soon.  Who knows though things can change." Hen Boogie

 

Props to Mad Human from YouTube for putting us on to this demo tape!!!

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Conceptualization of....
A2 No Gnus
A3 Siddity Kitty
A4 Travelling in between [Interlude]
A5 A.S.T.A.P.G.O.T.B

B1 In Summer I Fall
B2 Travelling Out [Interlude]
B3 Bug Off [Bonus Track]
B4 I am Record Live in Seattle feat D-Styles [Bonus Track]


All songs produced, written and arranged by One of the Dereliks 1992-1993 except B4 recorded 1995.
B4 recorded live in Seattle, WA featuring D-Styles on turntables.
Overseen by Uncle Travelling Matt despite what others might think...
Photos images by Edward Main for Edward Main Photography. Art by Susan Appe.
All songs courtesy of Low Self Discipline Music BMI

 

 

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  "Rahsheed Gray was born in Philadelphia´s West Philly Section,  well-respected for it´s rappers and world class DJ´s like Cash Money,  Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Steady B, Cool C, DJ Miz and many more of Hip Hop´s Elite.  It was just a matter of time before he began to take interest in the Hip Hop culture surrounding him, starting out by sneaking into basement parties and recording sessions with Brain “ Basun Beats “ Foster,  during the recording of the “Shawn G “ unreleased LP on RCA , which never came out due to his untimely passing in the early 1980`s.  The atmosphere surrounding his death and the music that was produced was very impactful on Rahsheed's rhyme style and method of writing.  After recording only 4 demo tapes , he was offered a deal by Cold Chillin Records supremo Marley Marl.  As he was only 13 and not wanting his education to suffer, his father turned down the deal.  Later in 1988 he formed a group named “ Foul Play" with his life-long friends “Mad Cune" and "Chief Da Sniper"and they began to record what would be the first of many demos tapes for “Stompp Down Records” , home to another well known Philly group "Double Image"  who at the time had a major record deal on NIA, also home to MC Shan.  With the guidance of the label owner and now manager of the group Bob Whiting, the boys were gaining momentum doing shows around the tri-state area and shopping the demos produced by DMC Champion “ DJ Miz" &  Foster.   After many attempts at getting a deal, the group was introduced to Newton Cohen & Zuri Edwards, who would later become the owners of  “Quake City Records “. Shortly after signing with the two , the other members from Foul Play decided to separate, leaving Rahsheed to begin his work with the “ High & Mighty  / Eastern Conference All Stars” in the early 1990´s.  While attending MIT in Boston, Mr. Eon and Milo Berger began a slew of collaborations with Rahsheed , among those would be the “Life I Live” 12" released in 1995.  Not long after, the All-Stars would drop several singles with Baby Blak and Mr. Lish , at the time known as Azz Backwadz. Being on the same record label, coming from West Philadelphia and with small budgets to record separately, it was the perfect idea to join the groups calling it “ Rahsheed & Ill Advised “.      

During the mid to late 90´s the group received a lot of exposure in major trade magazines like the Source receiving many column inches in the  Independent´s Day section and getting plenty of spins from “Strectch & Bobbito” on the East Coast, “The Wake Up Show with Sway & Tek" and DJ Revolution on the West. This led to worldwide exposure through the show and production from Rev, for the single "1.9.8.6". After having some moderate success, the group began recoding at Larry Gold´s studio where they became close with the Legendary Roots Crew and DJ Jazz both from South Philadelphia. “Internal Affairs” , the second 12” produced by Dj Jazz and James Poyser ( Eryka Badu, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Common) would also feature “Black Thought & Mailk B “ on the remix for "1.9.8.6".   By this time the group had been offered several major deals and getting heavy rotation on mix radio shows around the country.  Rahsheed was offered a deal by “Joe Nicolo” former Co-owner of RuffHouse Records  (Cypress Hill, The Fugees, Kriss Kross ) on his new label Judgement Records in 1999.  The group would go through trying times , which ultimately led to a split with their management. Before the recording of the his first major LP Rahsheed changed his name to “ Maylay Sparks" for the "Unusual Styles" release on  ReadyRock Records which featured Chief Kamachi & Crush on the B side track  “Imani". The record was named the best independent release of 1999 in an article in Time Magazine. The independent HipHop/vinyl scene was flourishing and they continued to drop several singles on Bronx Science. Judgement soon folded, leaving Rahsheed once again in search of a home for the music. 

That search took him to Europe on tour, then the signing with Rapster Records in Germany for his debut and first internationally marketed LP “ GrayMatter” in 2004.  Since then he has release several well-received projects , “The Ill Collabo” , released in 2005 on HotShit/Sony , “Flaskworthy “ 2007 Soulspazm Recs, "Fortuneteller Truck Driver" in 2010 , following up with “Shotgun Wedding “ in 2012,  “Spit On It Ep “ in 2013 , and now the release of “ Born to Use Mic´s", the long-awaited Rahsheed & Ill Advised unreleased studio album from 1996-1998 , a lost treasure from the  early days of quality, innovative and simply banging Rap Music."

 

Tracks:

A1 Tracking Room
A2 On The Rise
A3 Wake Bake Records
A4 Break It Down feat Foul Play

B1 Born To Use Mics feat High & Mighty
B2 Late Night Mixing
B3 Chinese Food
B4 Studio A


Credits:

A1 & B3 produced by The LG Experience. A2, A3 & B2 produced by DJ Jazz. A4 produced by DJ Miz.
B1 produced by DJ Mighty Mi. B4 produced by Kaos and Malory.

Props to Olie Sung for the dope artwork!!!

 

 

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CHOPPED HERRING RECORDS welcomes to the label, the dopest new act outta NYC

 

 

Following on from the debut vinyl releases of Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Timeless Truth, Epidemic, Da Buze Bruvaz and uMaNg we have this, the jewel in the 2014 Herring crown. B-Boys and B-Girls, we present for you... Your Old Droog.

Famed for so-called experts being convinced he was Nasty Nas in disguise, this Coney Island MC & artist has reeped valuable column inches in high and low brow publications alike. From The New Yorker, to NY Times, The Guardian to MTV [it's not for us to say which ones are high and which are low!!], dude has been makin headlines cause, he sounds like what every true Hip Hop head wishes Nas still sounded like - a huge compliment, no less. Last week when Nas was asked by MTV what he thought of the Your Old Droog situation, he conveniently forgot he knew anything about the whole saga, speaking volumes [up to 11] in the process and keeping the hardcore Hip Hop consipracy theorists salivating. Nas or not [not!], Droog killed it with his debut EP produced by himself and the extremely dope RTNC [famed for his beats for Timeless Truth, among others]. What we have here for the heads is the 2xLP which is comprised of the full EP plus 4 extra tracks,  the full EP instrumentals and a sick bonus white label 12" with 3 extra tracks and 2 insts. HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Y.O.D - Your Old Droog 2xLP
 

 

Tracks:

A1 Quiet Storm Interlude
A2 Bad to the Bone
A3 Nutty Bars
A4 Loosey In The Store With Pennies

B1 Good Times Are Hard To Come By These Days
B2 Droog's Anthem
B3 Gunsmoke Cologne

C1 U47
C2 You Know What Time It Is [Extended Version]
C3 Bye Outro
C4 Loosey In The Store With Pennies [Remix]

D1 On the News
D2 Boofanickoregs
D3 The 70's


All songs produced by EL RTNC & Droog except C1 & C2 produced by EL RTNC, DJ Skizz & Droog and D2 & D3
produced by EL RTNC.
Scratches on B2 by DJ Skizz.
All songs mixed and recorded by DJ Skizz at the
Mathematics Lab.

 

Y.O.D - Your Old Droog Instrumentals EP

 

Tracks:

A1 Bad To The Bone
A2 Nutty Bars
A3 Loosey In The Store With Pennies
A4 Good Times

B1 Droogs Anthem
B2 Gunsmoke Cologne
B3 U47
B4 You Know What Time It Is (Extended Version)

 

 

Bonus White Label 12"

 

Tracks:

A1 Free Turkey
A2 Free Turky Instrumental

B1 Senseless Killin
B2 Senseless Killin Instrumental
B3 The Dustiest

 

 

 

Peep it:

 

Here are the details:

175 x  Your Old Droog 2xLP + Instrumental EP BUNDLES @ £47.99 + shipping
including coloured vinyl copy of the 2xLP (FIRST 75 on Clear, Yellow & Red mixed coloured Vinyl)
+ a coloured copy of the Instrumentals EP (while stocks last)
+ BONUS WHITE LABEL ONLY available in this bundle (FIRST 75 on Clear, Yellow & Red mixed coloured Vinyl only 1 coloured per person)
including 3 unreleased tracks and 2 instrumentals.


500 copies of Your Old Droog 2xLP @ £26.99 + shipping
First 75 copies on Clear, Yellow & Red mixed coloured Vinyl (ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE BUNDLE)
Next 150 copies on Red & Black coloured Vinyl
275 copies on Black vinyl

 

350 copies of the Your Old Droog Instrumentals EP @ £14.99 + shipping
First 75 copies on Clear, Yellow & Red  mixed coloured Vinyl
Next 75 copies on Red & Black Vinyl
(COLOURS ONLY available with the BUNDLE)
200 copies on Black vinyl.

 

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OHHH YES - Here it is - One of the most in-demand mid 90's random indie Grails by New Jersey crew Ghettolandz. Included are three previously unheard and unreleased bangers as well as one track from each of the three 12's and remember, this is just Volume 1!!!

 

Here is a short interview with Ghettolandz producer and founder Izniz:

 

Where did you grow up Iz?

I grew up in TinTon Falls NJ.

 


So, when did you start spinnin?

5th grade when I got my first turntables.

 


Where dya first hear Hip Hop music?

Sugar Hill Gang was the first time I heard Hip Hop music but "Beat Street", "Krush Groove" and Boogie Down Productions sold the culture to me. I begged my parents for turntables for Christmas. I got a pair of straight arm turntables and my sister got me Run DMC's first album, the Dr. Jeckell and Mr Hyde record and AM PM, that's how I started Dj'ing, I wanted to be Jam Master Jay.



So who is Ghettolandz?
Ghettolandz is Naji, Huggy Bear and me, Izniz.

 

How did you meet each other?

I knew Huggy Bear cause he lived up the street from me and later on, the house producer Romanthony hooked me and Naji up.

 

So did u know Romanthony from your neighbourhood?

He lived up the street from me too and had a studio in his basement. Dude was 5 years older than me.

 

Was it there that you used studio gear for the first time?

In Roman's studio he use to teach me how to work the equipment and to keep the session going while he was on the phone!
At that time I was 17 and was just kicked out of high school. We had a Casio sampler there, an 8-track Tascam reel to reel, a Korg M1. Alesis compressor 3630, Alesis equalizer m-eq 230 and Roland R* to name a few.

 

When did you start producing/makin hip hop beats?

One day I had the urge to go to a studio and sample some sounds and breaks I had in my record collection.  I looked in the phone book for studios in my area and there were none that worked with Hip Hop, but there was this one rock studio and the dude there told me he had a friend who might be able to help me he had a studio in his basement with samplers and other gear and that dude was Lorenzo. I made the call and went that week, laid some samples down and brought the beat back, dropped it for Naji and he said "I think we got something here, when can we hit the studio?"  We went the next week and laid the first track down, which was "Getcha Open". I financed everything. I was taught some stuff about the record biz by Romanthony. I use to run his records to NYC radio stations and do all his consignment to all the top stores in NYC, so when we parted I took what it was I did for him and did it for myself. When I pressed "Getcha Open" I never sold any copies,  I gave them all to record pools. I never made a dime off that record, I made money selling my drum and beat records. By giving the "Getcha Open" record out for free to record pools and underground radio shows we sparked peoples interest.

 

Who spun it on radio?

Half Pint from the Hank Love and Half Pint Show was the only one I was aware of, the rest was overseas! The second record "Mic Hot/Ginuwine Thoughts" got played on Hot 97 and was spun by DJ Premier. He got the record from Fat Beats. I use to leave them records to give out to dj's and he happen to get the record.

 

So after the 3rd 12" what happened?

There was one offer from a label that never went through. With the group, as time went by they all went their own separate ways. I continued to make breaks and beats records like the "Drum Taps" LPs I dropped with Fat Beats. I had distribution through Landspeed, Buds, Unique as well as Fat Beats who were still reppin. I was doing a record every 3 months and I attracted an indie label off Universal to manufacture. That company eventually went under and that's when Universal gave me my own manufacturing deal. I made the records and they distributed them.

 

Props to Izniz for gettin down with Herring and now peep the goodness:

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Lets get it On
A2 Mic Hot
A3 Getcha Open

B1 Change The Name
B2 Real Gz
B3 Searchin


All tracks produced By Izniz and written By Naji except "Real Gz" written by Naji and Huggy Bear.
All tracks recorded at Lorenzo Conte House Of Hits and engineered by Lorenzo conte.

 

 

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Fly Fishing Vol 2

mixed by DJ Statik aka Mr Sonny James

 

 

So here is Vol 2 of the Fly Fishing mix series which includes 85 mins of pure, unadulterated Herring from Jan 2013 to May 2014, for that rod!! Exquisitely mixed by Philly deck technician DJ Statik aka Mr Sonny James, this mix is available on cassette and for free download and streaming on Soundcloud. Exclusive artwork courtesy of MF DOOM - Operation Doomsday artist KEO aka Lord Scotch aka Scotch 79. Peep it:

Tracks:

Intro - Mr. Sonny James
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - Kick It
Zigg Zagg - Da Man Upstairs
Endangered Elements - Lanodalos
Epidemic - Past The Margin
J-Zone - Wifey Dearest
L The Head Toucha - Rain
NBA - Live 97
Finsta Bundy - Payday’s Bliss Remix
Starvin B ft. Timeless Truth - Higher Power
Da Buze Bruvaz - Cold Ones
Zigg Zagg - Pick Any Tip
uMaNg - Stay Focused
Meyhem Lauren - Freestyle 1
Timeless Truth ft. Action Bronson - Amazin
Masta Ace ft. Paula Perry - Kick It On The One
Da Halrazzers - Death Rattle (Rockmaster Remix)
Tha Grimm Teachaz - Muthafucka Ay
Doap On Arrival - Jimmy Swagglers
Masta Ace - Scared of the Dark
JW Hype - On The Phone
J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E. - It’s Like That Anna
Da Buze Bruvaz - Tag Team Tactics
Endangered Elements - Here Comes The Sun
Keefy Keef (Keith Murray) - Thoughts My Brain Comsume
Mr. Sonny James - Interlude
Da Dysfunkshunal Familee - Committing Mad Sins
Smooth Criminal - Something to Hip
Meyhem Lauren - Egyptian Musk
LEX - Queens Action
Truth By Design - Let My Tape Rock
Meyhem Lauren - Freestyle 2
Killa Kidz - Timing
Him Lo - Elohim
Shaz IllYork ft. Sean Price - Power Pieces
Pauly Yams & DJ Jazz - When I Blow Up -
Doap On Arrival - So Bad
Doz Funky Baztardz - Straight Outta Remix
Modern Occupation - MO
Da Dysfunkshunal Familee - Shit Iz On Point
MarQ Spekt - Aquamarine
Da Henchmen - Gotta Make Moves
Natural Elements - Done
First In Command - My Next Project
Starvin B - Ulterior Motives
DJ Stitches ft. Eternal Intellect - Never Have Da Skillz
Meyhem Lauren ft Action Bronson & AG Da Coroner - Stewed Rabo
Mr. Sonny James - Outro

 

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For the first time - the 2nd section of Three Sinister Syllables available as a digital stream and download...BOOOOM!!!

 

 

 

 

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PRO CELEBRITY GOLF + JAY GLAZE - THREE SINSTER SYLLABLES Part 1 (2004)

 

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Chopped Herring Recs presents DJ Woody - 'Fly Fishing'

 

Chopped Herring Records was founded back in 2001. The same year DJ Woody became the first European DJ to win the International Turntablist Federation World Championships. At that time Herring HQ was located in Manchester, a 40 minute drive through Lancashire to Woody's hometown of Burnley. Chopped Herring Records' owner Pro Celebrity Golf and Woody had crossed paths on numerous times spinnin' in Manchester and the North West of England during the 90's, so it only seems natural (like the migration of Herring in the Baltic Sea) that  C.H Recs and DJ Woody should 'hook up' for a mix at some point. 'Fly Fishing', a selection of released and unreleased tracks on Chopped Herring Records, mixed by DJ Woody is something we've been thinking about for some time. Since the Herring catalogue has grown dramatically in the last couple of years it seemed an appropriate time to get in touch with one of the greatest DJ's to ever do it to de-bone some Herring fillets in his inimitable, flavasome way. Chopped Herring Records and DJ Woody proudly present 'Fly Fishing'..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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