lundi 4 décembre 2017

Persevere - Void Filler



At last! One of the oldest item on the wishlist is finally down, thanks to a friendly anonymous benefactor (eternal props to him!).
The elusive first and only Persevere album released in 2000 on Isolated Wax. Most of the material is known there, the Stones Throw 12'' joints, the 7'' track, but there's still a couple of never-heard tracks on it.
In case you didn't know Persevere released another solo joint 3 years ago called "Meet Jesse Medina" (his real name).

In another news, the Beetbak homies just released another cassette, Folk Hop Blues by DK NoDeal (formerly known as DK Toon from Beneath The Surface, etc.) and another one by EX2's Syndrome228 should be out soon.

San Diego producer Milky Wayne who released the classic Homesick compilation back in 2001 just released "Homesick 2.0, Still Ill" on cassette with another batch of dope MCs, available through RLK.

Annd.. The Third Sight 12'' & 7" we were talking about a while ago is finally out on Sanctimonious Records



My Low End Strange
Beta Boy 2G ft. Dave Dub & Zest The Smoker
The Great Escape
From A Place Called SJ ft. Dave Dub
Four Corners Of Freestyle
Thought Provoking ft. Encore
To The Beat
Ideal Paradise

jeudi 23 novembre 2017

Visual Training - Contrapuntale Rhythms


As requested, this tape from San Jose group Visual Training thanks to Jack Devo from Beetbak. 
I don't know much on them..  It's comprised of Mr. Ceye and Retina Etcetera, this is their first album from 2000 and sounds like impros over super dry beats. There's another cassette album that I don't have, so if you do holla.
They have guest appearances on SJ comps Outerbodied, San Jose Finest and Agriculture as well.
There's no tracklist on this.
Enjoy!



samedi 11 novembre 2017

VA - Stones Throw - Radio City Chaos Vol.1


Another item with a dope artwork, here's Radio City Chaos, Stones Throw' hard-to-find cassette from 98 (back when they were still located in San Mateo).

What you have here is 28 minutes of snippets from Stones Throw 12'' singles catalogue from back then, and a cool little intro by PBW & Rasco. Enjoy.



A
RASCO - Intro
LOOTPACK - Likwit Fusion
THE TURNTABLIST - Super Duper Duck Break #1
RASCO - Suckas Don't Respect It
PERSEVERE - Word Agression
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF & PLANET ASIA - In Your Area

B
THE TURNTABLIST & J-ROCC - Super Duper Duck Break #2
RASCO - Heat Seeking
FANATIK - Amuzin
PERSEVERE - Oblivion
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF & DAVE DUB - Necromancin
LOOTPACK - Episode #1

samedi 4 novembre 2017

VA - Project Blowed (1994 OG Tape Version)


It's the first version of the classic Blowed Compilation reissued a year later with a slighly modified tracklist. I read only a few of these has been made, not sure how much, and it was all cassette.

So, is it that special? Well, if you have a fetish for cool objects I'd say yes. This original artwork with a flap and cool b&w photo montage is way better than the rather dull artwork of the reissue in my opinion. The tracklist on the flip got a cool retro feel with slightly different names (introducing The "Nonces" and their hit "Them Tapes"; Dolla Holla was called Section 8 but it's the same track; Aceyalone found 4 different ways to spell his rap name; etc.)

And musically wise? Well, not that special actually. Here's the differences: you got a (not that great) track by Lil Juggsta, "All Balls Don't Bounce" replace "I Don't Know". A track off ATU's Mood Pieces is there instead of the DK Toon joint, "Treble and Bass" is not there, but instead you got a handful of intro/outros and skits including a short instro by CVE called "Feels". It's nice, but nothing too crazy. Otherwise, all the versions of the tracks are pretty much the same than the ones on the reissue.

So there you go, in any case it's still great to bump this essential piece of music once again.



A
Introduction
ACEYALONE, SPOON IODINE & CVE - Jurassick
JUPITER - Who's There
ABSTRACT RUDE - Strength Of A.T.U.
C.V.E. - What A Pity
FIGURES OF SPEECH - Don't Get It Twisted
FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP - Hot
ABSTRACT RUDE & TRIBE UNIQUE - Blast Off n2 Infinity
TRAY-LOC - Once Upon A Freak
SECTION 8 - Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Hold Your Wigs

B
This Evening
P.E.A.C.E., TLOVE, ACEYALONE, NEFFRITTITI, JUPITER, BJ, GANJAH K, MEDUSA, KOKO, MICAH 9 & VOLUME 10 - Heavyweights Round 2
THE NONCES - Them Tapes
C.V.E. - The Feels
LIL JUGGSTA - Nigguzn Blak
FUNKY TREND - Funky Commercial Break
Secondz Chanced
ACEYALONE - All Balls Don't Bounce
ABSTRACT RUDE - Yeh Man
C.V.E. & ELLAY KHULE - Narcolepsy
ACEYALONE - I Think?
ACEYALONE & ABSTRACT RUDE - Maskaraid Part 1 (The Invitation) & 2 (The Finale And Actual Party)
ACEYALONE & ABSTRACT RUDE - More Beat Breakage

samedi 28 octobre 2017

VA - Rotation Music - The Return Of The Ancient One



This label Rotation Music was hailing from California, not sure where exactly, and released a couple of interesting releases (including 2 albums, this compilation and a couple of 12''s), all in the year 2000. It seems that the same guy that is producing most of these releases is also the head of Rotation and is going by the name of Cosmic Ro.

While the MCs are not always super technical I really like the overall mood of the productions: slow beats, dark themes, etc. That type of beats was all over Izm Da Mad Soul's self titled album which I really liked, and now with this comp I realized it's pretty much there every time, no matter which emcee is rapping.

So if you're familiar with the label's work you already most of the tracks here, they were featured either on the albums or the 12''s, or both, minus a couple of instrumental here and there. But it still forms a coherent whole that you can enjoy from a to z. 
It's cassette only though. Freshly ripped from the tapedeck. Enjoy!



A
GAS CHAMBER - It's Yours
JIZZM - Trembling
IZM DA MAD SOUL - Who Lit Dat
PENUCKLE - Putang Ina Mo
JIZZM - Beef
IZM DA MAD SOUL - Untitled
COSMIC RO - Cosmic Interlude

B
PENUCKLE ft. BESUS CHRIST & DEADLY - Godself (The Secret Doctrine) Pt.1
SHANE HUNTER - Boxkit
IZM DA MAD SOUL - Maintaining Izmatic Degrees
JIZZM - Here After Uprizing
PENUCKLE ft. MR. BEASLEY & BIG CHRIS - 3 M.C.'s
COSMIC RO - Return Of The Ancient One
PENUCKLE - Underwater Dormitory (Swimming With The Dolphins)
IZM DA MAD SOUL - No Dollar Signs

lundi 23 octobre 2017

Eb.F - Mockumentary Sampler


Another one from Kaliyuga Pro's deep collection. Eb.F is half of San Mateo's Various Blends and this little cassingle from 97 contains the single "Home Improvement" heard on 'More Chemicals', the instrumental, the beat alone, Born To Blow Up featured on their classic Levitude album and a nice unreleased track called Condiments.
Something for the hardcore cassette collectors, pretty hard to find.



A
Home Improvement
Untitled Beat
Home Improvement (Instrumental)

B
Condiments
Born To Blow Up

dimanche 22 octobre 2017

Himself - Book Of Hymns Vol.1: Himpressions



Another repost from the Ghetto Tyylit archives, this is the first cassette EP from Himself. The picture above is not the original art, it's a just a random photo of him.
If like me you like the Netherworlds you'll enjoy it. 

In another news, you might not sleep on that super dope new 45  by San Diego's Inna Attic Crookz (from the Missing Children crew, related to Veks).

Same for the Blak Forest cd reissue we were talking about (plus there's also a cassette filled with Wiz One's beats).

There's a new Haez One album, so support that dope music from SJ.

Last but not least, you need that crucial FBCFabric & Reindeer classic album vinyl reissue on swiss label Mism. If you're into early Anticon, dark & melancholic beats and the name Constellation Records rings a bell, that might be your cup of tea. There's only 100 copies on triple vinyl though, so be quick!

Back to our program:



A
Intro
Summer In The City
Aches And Pain (Remix)
The Rape Of Mother Africa ft. Masequa Myers
So Put That On Your Tape (Interlude)
Summer In The City (Instrumental)
Outro

B
Intro (A Wailing Litany)
Aches And Pain
Dirty A__ LA
Interlude
Something From Met
Aches And Pain Remix (Instrumental)
Outro