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Doz Funky Baztardz - What's Goin On In A Baztard'z Mind 1993-1995 EP

 

Tracing the roots of this obscure, yet extraordinarily talented Floridian trio, you end up somewhere between Haiti, Trinidad and Miami - so like this bangin' EP of 1993-1995 material, it's scorching hot yo!.

Doz Funky Baztard'z was made up of three members, DJ Taz, Melo and Class. Taz was born in Haiti but was raised in East New York. After his mother broke her leg at work in 1987, the family moved down to the warmer climate of Miami on the advice of her doctor who suggested that her leg would heal quicker if they got out of the North East. Taz started DJ'ing in Miami from the early 90's and made a living selling beats to round-the-way artists. He met Melo one night at a party thrown by a girl he was dating, who happened to be a cousin of Melo's. Melo was spinning in the bedroom, where the decks were set up. The speaker was placed outside the door in the hallway so no one could see who was DJ'ing. Melo dropped some Kwame instrumental [he recalls] and started to freestyle over the beat. Taz immediately recognised the MC's talent and made his way up to the bedroom to see who it was. The next day they were writing tracks together.

Melo too had arrived in the States in 1987, he coming direct from Trinidad to Miami. His first memory of the music was "The Message", but before getting into music he was a B-Boy. Named after his favourite artist, Grandmaster, he formed a B-Boying crew called Clan, along with two cats Crazy D and Slick D. Before the music was Graf and dancing. On arriving in America he would show off his DJ skills on Saturday nights by hanging his speaker out the apartment window. His first experience of the "biz" was selling rhymes to local Hip Hop artists. He wrote poetry at school way before he heard "The Message", so he had a natural skill for scanning and word play. But it wasn't until he connected with Taz that the music really began to flow.

Taz's first paid work came from selling beats for $50-$100 to local acts. He graduated from his Casio RZ1 with its 4 seconds of sampling time to a secondhand SP1200 which he bought from Space Music in Miami with money saved from selling beats and his part time job in a movie theater. The two started to lay down their first recordings around 1991 funded by Taz selling beats. They recorded in a studio called "Who Brought The Dog" owned by a cat called Harvey in Miami. They pressed up 300 copies of a white label called "Journey To The Weedhole" around 1992/1993 and distributed it themselves to local Mom & Pop stores on consignment. Around this time, through their DJ'ing and promoter contacts they started getting booked to support Hip Hop acts when they came to Miami. They supported Cypress Hill, Nice & Smooth, Busta Rhymes, Fugees, Jeru and Redman among other notable NYC acts. With momentum building they self financed another single, "What's Goin On" in 1994, again pressing only 300 copies. They followed that record up a year later with "Straight Outta", again pressing 300 copies.

Doz Funky Baztard'z suffered from a Hip Hop disease prone to all East Coast-influenced acts hailing from Florida - known as Bass-osis! If you didn't "do" Bass music, you didn't get supported. Miami had its own sound and "copying" the NYC Hip Hop sound was frowned upon. The labels down there didn't invest in anything other than Miami Bass. So this huge talent was left by the wayside. Criminal! So to make up for it in some way we have obtained the masters and have remastered and repressed 3 tracks from the "Weedhole" white label, the title track from the "What's goin On" 12" and we've included the HUGE, never before heard remix of "Straight Outta" and an unrelased track "Master Plan" which would've been the title track off their 4th release, which never materialised. BELIEVE, THERE ARE MORE BOMBS IN THE VAULTS!!!!!! Peep it:

 

Tracks:

A1 What's Goin On In A Baztard'z Mind
A2 Straight Outta (Remix)
A3 Story Book Lover
B1 Slippin
B2 Get Down To My Dungeon
B3 Master Plan

All tracks produced by Ernst Dimanche.
A1, A2, B1 & B3 written by Keith Smith, Ernst Dimanche and Carlos Henfield.
A3 written by Keith Smith. B2 written by Keith Smith & Ernst Dimanche.

 

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"STRAIGHT QUEENS ACTION"

 

Born in Westchester County just north of the Bronx in the first few days of the 1980's, LEX moved, as a young child, to Queens where his dad got a job as super in a tenement building. His parents were both born in Puerto Rico so there was always some dope latin sounds in the family home as well as a lot of Jazz and 1970's pop. But it was his older brother's tastes which had the greatest influence on LEX as he grew up. The first album he remembers hearing at home was "Low End Theory" in 1991, at the tender age of 10 and it hit him hard [not surprisingly]. His first "Hip Hop purchase" came shortly after in a local branch of Sam Goody, where he copped a nice copy of D-Nice's "To The Rescue" on cassette....

Hip hop was visible all around the young LEX and the 7 train which ran through Queens was legendary for graf and he would see tags by BRUZ and NATO on the reg. But it was a different landscape that would take his appreciation of Hip Hop on to the next. At the age of 15 he went on a trip to the Bay Area (CA) to visit his uncle. It was there where he saw his 12 year old cousin catch wreck on the decks. This cat was sick with it. He was doing all sorts of fresh shit like running one deck through a wah wah peddle and scratching up a storm. This cat wasn't any old [or young] turntablist - his godfather was Mixmaster Mike and he'd learned to scratch from Mike and Q-Bert!! The outrageous skills blew LEX's mind and on returning to NY he had to get himself a pair of decks. His first purchase was an early pair of Numark turntables and he applied the styles he'd seen out west to his own development of the art of mixing and scratching. Next came rhyming...

Using his skills as a DJ he'd make instrumental beat tapes and take them out to the park and freestyle over them with other local kids. Freestyle was his earliest experience of lyricism. For several years he was more interested in the act of freestyling than the process of writing down rhymes. It was during these formative years he learned discipline. In order to record a dope vocal track, and without the ability or technology to edit, he had to drop a whole verse without mistake. Back then he was using his headphones plugged into the mic input of a mixer - as all young artists did who didn't own a real mic. It was only when his brother returned to the east coast after several years living out in the Bay Area, that LEX got more serious with recording and writing music. His brother began to construct what was initially a home studio in his apartment and what grew into a pro recording space. Having a studio at his brother's was a huge advantage and from that time until the present day his brother has engineered and recorded the vast majority of his work, including this project.

Nine years after his first drop, a "street mixtape" entitled "The Vague Clarity Mix" and following on from self-released titles like "Forward Movement" in 2007, "Maintaining" in 2009 and "Hennesy & 76th" (includng recordings from 2005-2008) LEX drops H.A.S.H (How About Some Hardcore?!). This, his ILLEST work to date features Herring favourites Meyhem Lauren, Timeless Truth & Eff Yoo, production from among others Psycho Les and incredibly flavasome cuts courtesy of Debonair P and DJ Young C. Peep it yo:

 

 

 

 

Tracks

A1 The Livest Poet
A2 Rock n Rol
A3 Straight Queens Action feat. Timeless Truth
A4 LEX Laurenovitch feat. Meyhem Lauren

B1 Nightime Grime
B2 Hear Me Out
B3 Riggity Raw
B4 Insatiable Bloodlust feat. G.S. Advance & Eff Yoo

 

A1 produced by Psycho Les. A2 prod. by N1 Illa. A3, A4 & B1 prod. by Buck. B2, B3 & B4 prod. by
The Dirty Turk. Cuts on A1 & A3 by Debonair P. Cuts on A4 by DJ Young C. All songs were
recorded by Realyz at Headzup Studios with the exception of "Hear Me Out" which was recorded
by E-Noids at Ultra Soundlabs. All songs mixed by E-Noids.

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From OmniSpin's original press release:

 

“DOWN ANY STREET… AROUND … ANY CORNER.”


Birthed from the crooked streets of New York moving South, The Crime Scene Committee paves a new hip-hop avenue of American sound.  OOTO, Drama Klub, Big Cel, Lyrical D and N.S.V draw from unique experiences in Freeport (Port Knox), Brooklyn (Crooklyn), Huntington (Basetown), North Carolina (Dirty South) and Amityville (Horror City).  Their highly anticipated release Crime Scene is a musical departure from traditional rap.


“WHEN IT’S REAL… YOU CAN’T HIDE THE EVIDENCE…”


The album was conceived by Crime Boss #1, Executive Producer Charles L. Sessions aka Chuck Malone. To him, Hip Hop culture is a diverse collection of graffiti, fashion, MCs, Break Dancin’, DJs, Beatboxin’ and much more.  It's roots are derived from prime American art forms in the spirit of blues, cool jazz, ragtime, bebop and many other types of self-expression whether musical, political or otherwise.

Chuck said: “I felt that collectivism and story-telling was lacking on the part of many prominent rap artists. They sought to become main-stream by selling clothes, liquors, hats and other mogul apparel. No one was satisfied with being a “lyrical Steven Spielberg” of their time.” Chuck D of Public Enemy in a conversation with Chuck Malone said: “It’s 200 rappers… talking about 2 things.”  In essence, The Crime Scene Compilation is a new set of voices set out to reign beyond the usual artifacts. 


“DON’T DO THE RHYME… IF YOU CAN’T DO THE CRIME...”


Collaboratively, The Crime Scene Committee drew lyrical swords and came up with the compilation to provide relics of their underworld view of hip-hop.  These foot-soldiers Drama Klub, Big Cel, Lyrical D and N.S.V. sought to journal their ghetto creations into potential world-wide anthems. The Heist, Strictly Creepin’, Russian Roulette, Suspicious, Crime Boss, Dear God and more  – carry a dual message where most envision a plot of common thievery and mayhem. Yet, ostensibly, the Crime Scene Committee’s true intent is to enter the Mafioso caverns of human imagination and steal attention.


CRIME SCENE: Dope stories… five new artists with worthy tales’ for the staunchest critic. It’s a place where daily reality turns out to be a “Ghetto-Wheel-of-Fortune”. A collection of undulating hypnotic beats that feature diverse sides of backyard factions. In response to an age where rap is defined by bling, samples and cover material… Crime Scene is the “Hip-Hop God-Father blueprint” for generations to come.

 

Little else to say except, enjoy yo!!!!

 

Tracks:

A1 Drama Klub - The Heist
A2 Big Cel - Suspicious
A3 Big Cel - Russian Roulette

B1 NSV - Strictly Creepin'
B2 NSV  - Crime Boss
B3 Lyrical D - Dear God

 

A1 written by E.Saleem, R.Saleem, C.Ritter, C.Sessions, V.Sessions. A2 & A3 written by
M.Cheeks & Randy Jackson. B1 & B2 writen by J.O'Brian, C.Burke, C.Sessions & V.Footman.
B3 written by Lyrical D, C.Sessions and P.Pitts. A1 produced by C.Sessions & V.Sessions.
A2 & A3 prod. by R.Jackson. B1 & B2 prod. by C.Sessions. B3 prod. by C.Sessions and
P.Potts. Mastered by Thom Brick. Executive producer Charles Sessions.

 

 

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The first 75 are on Blue + Yellow + Clear mixed coloured vinyl.
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CeStyle of TOTAL PACK

PARKHOUSE MUSIC 1995-1998 EP

 

CeStyle, then just known as Corey, grew up in an especially musical family. His father was the songwriter and musician Larry Banks and his mother sung in her husband's band "The Pleasures" and also recorded and performed with Larry in "Lawrence & Jaibi". The Banks' found further fame years after their careers ended, due to the resurrgence of their works through the "Northern Soul" scene in the UK and specifically due to the compilations of Dave Godin. The family house at 202 Street & 100th Ave in Queens Village, saw the likes of Clive Davis and Burt Bacharach visit and a very young Corey would be surrounded by classic Jazz and Soul artists before he could even walk. As you would expect, music was always in the air, as was the music business. Larry had a production deal with RCA and wrote songs that would later be sung by Elvis and The Moody Blues. During his career he got "ripped off" on a number of ocassions, so a hesitance to work with majors or even labels pur se was ingrained in Corey at a very early age. He would, later in his career, be dropped from two big labels with his recordings being shelved...

At the age of 12, after a fight during art class while attending I.S 192 Elementary School, Corey was punished by being made to attend singing class. He was told to sit by the piano and sing so that the teacher could discover his forte. He began to sing and instead of being chosen as suprano or alto, he was told that he would be a solist. He hated this new role, but his dad ran with it. Every day after school he would return home to find that his dad had penned him a new song to sing. However, his musical passion was genuinely ignited during maths lessons. The kid behind him in class would spend the whole lesson writing rhymes. Corey would look round and see the kid highlighting "long words" in a big dictionary on the table and attempting to squeeze them into his rhymes. This fascinated him. After class one day, he said to the kid "Teach me how to rhyme". The reply was a very mature and informed one: "Either you can or you can't - it's already inside you or not. Look, go home tonight and try to write a rhyme and we'll see if it's good and maybe I can help you". That night Corey wrote four pages of rhymes. He took them to school the next day to show the kid. His response was "You NICE!".

He formed a crew while at Benjamin N Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens, called "High Tech Crew" and took the (as he now claims, corny) name of Core-Sants - the Core was his graf tag and the Sants was a play on the new Burger King Croissants sandwich! [I actually thought that was pretty DOPE!! haha]. It would change to CeStyle soon after and his next crew was formed, known as "Hollis Spies" which included cats like Eguan, Self Lord and Bill Skills among many others. It was this crew that morphed into Total Pack. The dudes would rhyme over beat tapes at block parties and house parties and got themselves a name locally. Their neighbourhood was RIFE for Hip Hop. Corey's earliest memories of Hip Hop music were his elder brother's Treacherous 3 and Coldcrush tapes, but he was personally hit hard by the bug after returning from Summer Camp in 1983 and being exposed to Run DMC's "Sucker MC's". Here was the hottest Hip Hop group in the world talking about his local area, Hollis, Queens. It had a profound affect on him.

Corey was a regular kid, hanging around in the streets, selling this and that. He was noticed by a local beatmaker/producer called Darryl Crush who had a little studio round the way. Crush saw that Corey was getting up to no good and invited him over to his studio to check his gear and foster a passion for the music. He told him he could come round whenever he wanted and even if he wasn't home, to just knock at the door and his mum would let him in to work - but to stay off the streets!! Crush owned a Roland S-10 and a 4-Track, among other boards and desks and Corey had his first experience of production there.

He met his soon-to-be partner playing basketball in Jamaica Park. After the ball game Corey pulled out a tape of beats and played it in a boom box while cats dropped rhymes. One of the fellas was nice with it. Kamal was from Tennessee and was up in the North East now and again to stay with his aunt. The two rappers had a noticeably fresh rapport on the mic and soon formed a rap duo - again named Total Pack. Corey would use the name throughout his early career as an artist, in multiple different group and solo set-ups. Kamal frequented a lot of the clubs in the city whereas Corey would mainly be in the street or local house parties, so Kamal brought with him a series of contacts. One of these, Bobbito Garcia, had a radio show (!). They had two demo routines recorded, one entitled "Catch Wreck" and the other "Represent" and Bobbito would play them on his Tech Nine show and the group off the back of the spins, got a little NY love.

The next stage in their career occured one Sunday morning. Corey was stood in his grandma's kitchen doing the dishes in his pjamas. A friend knocked at the door and was like "Yo Corey, they are filming a K-Solo video up on Hillside - let's check it out NOW". So, still in his PJ top, he rushed out the house to peep the scene. His friend knew Solo a little and asked him to listen to Corey rap and K-Solo was duly impressed. They rushed off to get Kamal and when they returned Erick and Parrish were there, so they peformed their routines for none other than EPMD. Next they were introduced to EPMD's manager Sandy Griffin who got them a meeting with Faith Newman (who signed Nas) at Columbia. They performed their routine over some breakbeats and Faith got them a meeting with her boss Dave Kahn. Based on that meeting they signed a 10 album deal, so the story goes, the only major label deal signed without a demo since Janis Joplin. As far as management they had some issues with Sandy Griffin and signed a management deal with MC Serch who Corey had run into several years before while doing a radio freestyle.

They went into the studio with Charlie Morotta for the first time as a crew. Remember they had never really recorded  any songs, just a series of rhymes over used beats and breakbeats - they got the deal off the back of their rhyming, not songwriting skills. Around this time Nas had just signed to Columbia and the label were focusing on Illmatic. The boys had a solid NY/Tri Boro Buzz but that was it, so they were really starting from scratch. When they got into the studio they found that they weren't gelling well together. There was a lot of friction between the two and they had different ideas about how to write. One track that just featured Corey on it, called "Verbal Assault" was played to Faith Newman who loved it and was ready to have that as the first release - but Corey was concerned that it was just a solo track - so he left it back and continued to write with Kamal. That turned out to be a fatal mistake! They submitted a new track with both MC's on it and she hated it. They had a production meeting lined up the following
week with Trackmasters but it was cancelled at the last minute and shortly afterwards they were dropped. The 10 album deal didn't even see a single released - but several of those tracks from the Columbia deal are on 2" reels which are in the process of being recovered - more soon...

Through Serch, Corey got himself a solo deal with Wild Pitch, again using the name Total Pack. Again his music was put on the back-burner while Stu Fine concentrated on the N-Tyce project which had amassed sales of 100,000 in the south alone. At this time Corey continued to shop deals with the new material, but every label he talked to had just spoken to Fine and didn't wanna work. In the end, the Wild Pitch material was shelved as the company moved more into distribution deals. Several tracks have leaked on to the net in recent years but Chopped Herring is pleased to announce that they are being dropped on vinyl for the very first time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the crew. Also included are two tracks from around 1998 "Beyond Limits" + "We Comin (Remix)". Peep it yo:


Tracks:

A1 Backstreet
A2 Fine Print
A3 Parkhouse Music feat. Eguan

B1 N.B.A. (No Biting Allowed) (Demo Version)
B2 Beyond Limits feat. A Fect
B3 We Comin (Remix) feat. Self Lord, A Fect & Eguan (Korp Dynasty)


All tracks produced by CeStyle aka Corey Drumz for #IKEBoy Music
Group LLC except B3 produced by Charlie Morotta. All tracks
written by Corey Banks/BMI except B2, written by Corey Banks/BMI
and Alden Moses/BMI and B3 Written by Corey Banks/BMI, Marcus
Hayes, Alden Moses/BMI & Eric Green/BMI.

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

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The first 75 are on Red + Gold + Yellow mixed coloured vinyl.
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Previous Herring:

 

Da Halrazzers were born in the 1980's when a young cat, later knows as PM, moved with his family from the Crown Heights neighbourhood of Brooklyn, NY to Liberty City, Miami, Florida. He moved next door to another young cat, later known as Rockmaster. Their first experiences were of playing basketball on the local courts but they built a friendship through their mutual passion for Hip Hop culture. After a failed attempt to get into college on a football scholarship, Rock began to get heavy into beats and rhymes. In the family's garage the two knocked up a 7 track demo and began to push it. Through a good friend who was tight with a label owner in Miami they got signed on a multiple single deal to Showcase Records They were now exposed to real studio gear and techniques for the first time. Previously, Rock had constructed beats by looping breaks on his Gemini mixer and overlaying beats and samples. Through Showcase he was introduced to their in-house producer Ephraim Enriquez who would produce their first 2 singles. The first "Here We Come" dropped in 1992 and the second "Stylez Of Uh Razzer" in 1994. Following the second release, they began to get more exposure and found themselves opening for the big acts of the day when they came to Miami. If you were anyone at that time you would play at The Carver Club at 61st and 7th Ave in Miami - that was the Hip Hop Mecca in those days. The Halrazzers opened for acts like Black Moon, Method Man and many more during the early - mid 90's....

The group parted ways with the label soon after the second release, on friendly terms. The fellas didn't want to compromise their sound to achieve radio play which they found was the direction they were increasingly being led in. They continued to write hardcore Hip Hop tunes and furthered their craft independently while looking for new avenues. Through contacts they got themselves a show at the Lyricists Lounge club night in NYC, being the first Florida based group to do so. After that successful show in early 1995 they were introduced to Black Pride Management who would soon after sign them to their management company. At this point a new MC was added to the fold, called Sin. The group moved up to NYC and made Crown Heights their new base. The third single "Death Rattle" was released while they were up their trying to secure a deal. But as usually happens when real life gets in the way, the group slowly grew apart. Again, the split was amicable; families, jobs and different musical experiences made it hard to focus on the Halrazzers mission and the third single was unfortunately their last. Chopped Herring Records is proud to have collected all the single tracks together for this vinyl release, as well as an unheard remix of "Death Rattle". We also managed to convince Rock to have the reels of "Stylez" baked so that the unheard acapella could be extracted from it for the first time. Peep it yo:

 

Tracks:

A1 Stylez Of Uh Razzer
A2 Death Rattle (Rockmaster Remix)
A3 Here We Come
A4 Death Rattle

B1 Verbal Warfare
B2 Death Rattle (Remix)
B3 Peace Talks
B4 Stylez Of Uh Razzer (Instrumental)
B5 Stylez Of Uh Razzer (Acapella)

 

All tracks written by Tori Newkirk & Oslyn Sullivan except A2, A4 & B2 written by Tori Newkirk,
Oslyn Sullivan and Victor Julian.
All tracks produced by Rockmaster Productions Inc. except A1, A3, B4 & B5 which are produced
by Efrain Enriquez a.k.a "E2" and co-produced by Da'Halrazzers.

 

 

 

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The first 75 are on Purple + Black + Clear mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Silver + Clear + Orange  mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

 

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HOLD TIGHT - NEXT BOMB DROPPIN SOOOOON

 

 

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You know who's back. This is the 2nd Da Buze Bruvaz release on Chopped Herring Records following on from May 2013's "Cheesesteakz N Beat Breakz EP". We have 6 brand new tracks from the drunk-driving, Lo-racking Philly blood brothers. Also included are the internet favs "Unsportsmenlike Conduct" and the re-named "Cheap Whiskey". Into hardcore, 90's influenced Hip Hop ignorance and rap Thuggery?? Peep this filth here:

 

 

A1 Spidey Sense
A2 Olympic Medalizt
A3 Cheap Whiskey
A4 Every Night

B1 Arkham Asylum
B2 G.I. Joe
B3 Cold Ones
B4 Unsportsmenlike Conduct


Da Buze Bruvaz are Him-Lo and Clever-One
A1, A2 & B2 produced by DJ Tee. A3 prod. by Wade & Him-Lo.
A4 prod. by Lex Boogie. B1 prod. by Vherbalist. B3 prod. by
Clever-One. B4 prod. by Wade.

 

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The first 75 are on Red + Silver mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Blue + Black + Clear mixed coloured vinyl.
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"In the early 80s Hip Hop B-Boy culture started becoming more noticeable in Toronto; on Subway trains, in record shops and in the sub-culture of the streets. Hearing scratching and looped beats - that represented a culture of broken lives, housing projects and a voice for underprivileged youth. Graffiti, cardboard mats, B-Boy dance moves and Adidas-wear started to represent who we were -  as it did for the New York youth..." Endangered Elements

 

Endangered Elements was a Canadian Hip Hop group active in the early to mid 90's, consisting of MC's Exotik-Prominent, Gravity and Grimm. Exotik was born and raised in Toronto while the other two members came as kids from St Kitts and the UK in the mid 1980's. Exotik and Gravity met in high school around 1991 in the lunchroom during "table and beat box sessions"! They shared Hip Hop beats, rhymes and life stories and after hanging out for a while began to record their own beats and rhymes together at Gravity's mother's place. It was there that Exotik met Gravity's younger brother Castro, who then began to write his own story into the mix, thus creating the first incarnation of the Endangered Elements crew, then known as ILL Elements.

Through Gravity's brother, a DJ on CKLN called Tony Tone, the crew started to get their music heard on Canadian college radio. They would frequently hit up CKLN 88.1 FM, CHRY 105.5 FM and CIUT 89.5 FM and met up with on-air personalities like Mastermind, Qwame, Pauly Lopez, Ron Nelson, John Bronski, DJ Power and DJX to drop live freestyles on their shows .College radio became a significant outlet for the boys. Those radio connections led to hooking up with Michael Williams and Master T who were involved with Rap City on Much Music in Canada. After the radio exposure, a number of television appearances followed and from there they started to perform, mostly in Toronto and the neighbouring US States. They appeared alongside other T-Dot acts as well as successful 90's Hip Hop stalwarts like The Roots, Jeru the Damaja, Dj Premier, Gangstarr, Redman, Sadat X and Leaders of the New School.They had a few (handful of) promo TP's made for DJ friends and college radio cats and then released a packaged cassette EP which sold out instantly. Then things started gettin' rude. Their success was attracting some undesired, external forces and the cats went through some unsavoury events which would eventually bring about the collapse of the project. The post-94 material was stolen when the studio was broken into and there was some real-deal violence as well. Those were some rough years for all the members of the group and there are some actual serious battle scars to go with it...

But, on a more positive tip, what we do have for your listening pleasure is some crazy dope 90's true-school joints. This is one of the sickest crews never to blow up out of the scene and we're very proud to present this project on Chopped Herring Records. We have 3 vocal tracks and 2 interludes from the 1992 "Natural Heights" EP, 3 vocal tracks and 3 interludes from the 1993 "Mindz of Elevation" EP and one previously unreleased track entitled "Whatz the Deal". Peep it:

 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Here Comes The Sun
A2 Wake Up (Interlude)
A3 Next To The Norm feat. J-Flow
A4 Drunk Mic Steala (Interlude)
A5 Black Ceral Killer feat. Bug'd

B1 Blissful Reflektion  (Interlude)
B2 Landodalos
B3 The Trip To Never (Interlude)
B4 Pass It Off
                                                       B5 Elevated Strut (Interlude)                                                       
B6 Whatz The Deal

 

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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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Ohhhh 5h1111111111111t - You didn't see this comin......

 

Let's welcome back everyone's favourite 90's "Underground Hip Hop" crew Natural Elements for part 3 in our CHNE series. For your listening pleasure we have selected the DIZZZOPE 2013 joints "doNE" produced by Charlemagne (+ instrumental) and "All Hail NE" produced by Scram Jones. We also have 2 jawns from the 1999 - 10th Anniversary CD only album - "Off Beat Bop" + "Survive". We've also included the Acapella to their 2013 ode to the DJ "Turning Tables" for you to cut the eff up. Peep it:

 

Tracks:

a1 doNE
a2 All Hail NE
a3 doNE (Instrumental)

b1 Survive
b2 Off-Beat Bop
b3 Turning Tables (Acapella)

All tracks written by Natural Elements.
A1 & A3 produced by Charlemagne. A2 produced by Scram Jones. B1 produced
by Kendu. B2 produced by Sebb.

 

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DJ Jazz, Jazzy Joe, Jazzy J, Big Jazz, Joey Papers and J Papers all go
a ways back on the Philly Hip Hop scene....

 

Jazz's first memories of the culture were from the late 1970's. One of his aunts lived up in North Philly and he remembers going to block parties in a local school playground. Old school cats like Sex Machine and Disco Rat were the original sound system DJ's who rocked block parties with a set of belt- driven decks rigged up from the back of a U-Haul truck. After seeing this spectacle at a few jams he had to cop a pair of decks. He saved up for a while and eventually scored an early pair of Technics tables. After seeing "Wildstyle" in 1983 he, like most cats, was heavily influenced by DST's cuts and copying those fly techniques was his earliest memories of developing his own style.

 

 

Jazz would often hang out at scratch pioneer Grandmaster Nell's crib in South Philly watching him scratch and at another pioneer's spot, Grand Slam DJ Jam's crib, to get "breaks info". Jazz remembers that Slam had the 45 of "Last Night Saved It All" without the phone ringing and he would watch him double-up the drum break using 45's stuck to busted 12" records. Slam was in a crew called Super Bad Disco along with yet another pioneer Grand Wizard Rasheen. According to Jazz, Rasheen was an unorthodox kind of dude. Technology-wise he was crazy creative. Jazz saw all kinds of hybrid gear round at his yard. Rasheen was (reputedly) the first cat to spin round when doubling up/juggling records and do the "under the leg" move. Cashmoney got that from Rasheen. He also reputedly taught Cash to scratch. Back then Cash was a dancer and into breakin (like Rasheen was before he got into turntablism). Cash came up under Rasheen and went on to be one of the greatest to ever do it. Why am i telling you cats this? Because Philly was/is of vital importance in the evolution of turntablism and the art of DJ'ing and Jazz was at the heart of the scene and was surrounded by all the main players throughout it's most important phase.

A key moment for all the up and coming DJ's was a show at Houston Hall in West Philly in the early 80's. Masterdon Commitee had come to town after their early releases on Enjoy Recs and EVERYONE into Hip Hop was at this show but, at this stage, didn't know each other - the scene was localised and if you were from West Philly you might not know someone from South Philly. The DJ was breakin down "Spoonin Rap" on one turntable and this flipped the crowd out, especially all the wanna-be DJ's. At the time kids were gettin tapes through from NYC by Flash and recordings from nights at the Fever, but to see it in person was a different kind of buzz. In 1985, after several years of practising on the decks and playing parties, Jazz got up and won a DJ battle at the Wynne Ballroom which was put on by promoter Bobby Dance.

He started gettin into the production side of things as a DJ, scratching on other artists' tracks. He did cuts for an MC called Kid Fresh and in 1985 with Robbie B, under the name Street Kings dropped a single called "Gettin Fresher" on Hi-Wen records, a label put together by unsung Philly music industry legend, manager and entrepreneur Hiriam Hicks (one time manager of Babyface, Bell Biv Devoe, Dru Hill and the Isley Brothers) and Lady B aka Wendy Clark. Jazz and Robbie B worked on more material together and after dropping a tape of a new track at the notorious Philly night club "After Midnight" got themselves a Philly anthem with their next single "Rock The Go-Go" in 1996 - this time appearing as Jazzy J. They were in talks to be signed by Luke Records, which formed a year earlier, but eventually dropped it with Schoolly D (who, incidentally, Jazz says he taught to use a drum machine) on his own Schoolly-D Records in 1987 after it was originally released the year before locally on R.B.A. Recs.

Jazz was spinnin a lot at this point and was doin a lot of block parties. He started to go down to Studio 4, a studio set up by Joe the Butcher and his brother, who set up Ruffhouse Records. Jazz and Robbie dropped one of the first releases on the label, "Heart of South Philly" in 1989 before Columbia bought the label. It was back then that he met Muggs who was in the group 783, pre-Cypress Hill. He produced a few tracks for the band and when Muggs came to town Jazz took him around and showed him (like with Schoolly-D) some drum machine technics and beats.In 89 he produced the Too Brown material on Vibe. In 93, through his connections with Jeff he produced the Remix of "Boom! Shake the Room" and "Code Red" off the album which earned him a Platinum Disc. He toured with different groups all over the world during the early to mid 90's including Bahamadia as her tour DJ.

 

 

In the mid to late 90s he produced a lot more beats for cats on the "Underground Hip Hop" scene, including Rahsheed (aka Maylay Sparks), Ill Advised, Posse-O, High and Mighty and another Philly MC Pauly Yams. Jazz had heard about Pauly from a friend who thought the two might work well together. The friend brought Pauly round to Jazz's studio one day and the two had an instant musical rapport. Pauly was studying at the GAMP music college in Philly so Jazz didnt have to teach him about counting bars and timing, like he had to with most MC's. They recorded a few mixtapes together which were distributed locally and off the back of some positive feedback they decided to work on some tracks. When Jazz heard that a friend Terrance Glasgow was looking to invest some money in an independent Hip Hop label he suggested the Yams project. Terrance's uncle owned a gym in Philly so he built onto the side of that building, copped some recording gear and that became Rare Form Entertainment HQ. The "When I Blow Up EP" was recorded in 1994 and following that Jazz went on to record a bunch of other independent projects. So what we have for you is 5 tracks from that EP re-mastered from the original ADAT recordings plus one snippet of track that never made it to the EP, which we copped off a cassette found in a box of tapes from that studio!!! Peep it:

 

Tracks:

A1 When I Blow Up
A2 Kick It
A3 Snitches Pt 1

B1 Lean Left, Lean Right
B2 Get Paid
B3 Money (Snippet)

All tracks produced by DJ Jazz & Pauly Yams

 

 

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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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