April 18, 2014

CRDS Presents-Da 94 Fat Funk Flav Vol 4

Peace and here is Volume Four!

I'm thrilled to be filling in the quota of one compilation of dope material from 1994 every month as promised...enjoy and as always much respect to all that check this blog on the regular and to my blog fam that re-post my compilations and posts etc...I really appreciate it.

Happy Easter to all my readers

CRDS Presents-Da 94 Fat Funk Flav Vol 4

01-Da Youngsta's -Hip Hop Ride (Produced by Marley Marl)
02-Quinton-I'm Not An MC (Produced by J-Swift)
03-The Nonce - Mix Tapes (81st Street Subliminal Remix)
04-Freedom Of Soul-Sooner or Later (Produced by Sup The Chemist)
05-The Prunes-KMW
06-Banji-It's Like Dat (Produced by 3 Thieves and A Liar)
07-M.C.M.-Powermoves (Produced by Uncle G)
08-UMC's-My Thing 
09-Krispy 3 - On Tempo ('94 Lick Re-Vamp)(Produced by Mr. Wiz)
10-Red Hot Lover Tone - The Illest (Produced by Trackmasterz)
11-Artifacts-Heavy Ammunition (Produced by T-Ray)
12-25 Is Life-Mic-Slaughter (Produced by Lyvio.G)
13-Jeru The Damaja - Brooklyn Took It (Produced by DJ Premier)
14-Souls Of Mischief-Get The Girl, Grab The Money (Produced by A-Plus)
15-Ronny Jordan meets DJ Krush-Season For Change (Dawn Of The Season Mix) feat. Guru

R.I.P. (April 19th will mark the fourth anniversary of the late, great Guru's passing)

April 14, 2014

The Barber Shop by Bobbito Garcia-3rd Annual Butter Awards-Feb 95-Rap Pages Magazine

Word...life, I found the article for the third one but I haven't set eyes up on the first one yet...

Butterslick Album of The Year:

Buttermilk Single of The Year: 

O.C.-Time's Up 

Honorable Mentions:

A Tribe Called Quest-Award Tour
Wu-Tang Clan-C.R.E.A.M.
Crooklyn Dodgers-Crooklyn

Butter Hot Video of The Year:

Honorable Mention:

B (Stands for Butter) Side Slides:

Smif-N-Wessun-Let's Git It On

B-SIDE Group of The Year:

Black Moon

Act Like U Want It (Remix)

Murder MC's
Honorable Mentions:

H20 ft Artifacts-Ism and Blues

Kurious ft Sadat-X & Mike G-Mansion and a Yacht

Butterfuco Remix of The Year:

Artifacts ft Busta Rhymes-Come On Wit Da Get Down (Remix)

Bed of Butter (Most Slept On Cut) Award of The Year

Beatnuts-Lick The P--Y

Col' Butter Demo slides:

Company Flow-Corners
Tragedy ft Havoc-Funk Mode (Large Professor Remix)

Download article here


April 13, 2014

Bobbito The Barber-Butter Awards #2-Feburary 1994-Rap Pages

Like butter baby...I just found this hiding in an old record sleeve...

Butter Hot Video of the Year:

Buttermilk Singles of The Year:

Black Moon-Who Got Da Props
Souls of Mischief-93 Til Infinity

Gangster Hard Lard:

Fat Joe ft Apache & Kool G Rap-You Must Be Out Of Your F----' Mind

B (stands for butter) Side slides:

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth-It's Not A Game
Diamond-D ft Lord Finesse & Sadat-X-You Can't Front

Butterfuco Remix:

Col Butter Demo Slides:

Juggaknots-Clear Blue Skies
Godfather Don-Slave of New York 

Interesting things of note...Supernatural did end up battling Craig-G...and what a classic battle it was (that the legendary Juice Crew member took out of course)

Juggaknots was spelt Juggernauts and the timeless"Clear Blue Skies" didn't see the light of day until 1996, when it was included on the debut Juggaknots LP released on Bob's Fondle 'Em label.

Cage was spelt Kiege

Godfather Don's "Slave of New York" was only on record officially for the first time in 2007 when it was released on the Diggers With Gratitude label.

April 12, 2014

CRDS Presents-The CRDS Fat Tape Vol 24

I let my tape rock till my tape popped...

1-Kool Kae Dee-Vibing In The Cypher (1994)
2-SESH-Defintion S.E.S.H.(1998)
3-Ill Al Skratch-Don't Shut Down On A Player (Remix) (1995)
4-Lord Finesse-Down For The Underground (2001)
5-MF Grimm & Drasar Monumental-Check 'Em (2013)
6-Phunky Dialect-L.A.P.D. (1995) 
7-The Cenobites-I Was Forgotten (1995)
8-The Doppelgangaz-Dead Already (2011)
9-Cru-The Illz (1997)
10-Water Water-Still Real (1999)
11-Sleestack'z-All You Want (1996) 
13-Divine ScienZe-Beyond The Point (2014)
14-String Theory-Art of Rap (2014)
15-Ed Rowe & Concept-Delayed Gratitude (2013)

Fat shouts to: Drasar, Unikone, Claaa7, akahh, OG DonNinja and Fats Eardrum

March 30, 2014

CRDS Presents-Piles and Piles of Demo Tapes By Da Miles Volume 2


I have just compiled another volume of ill demo's from the East and the West Coasts with material from some established artists and some that we never heard from again, material that dates back from early to mid 90's.

Most of these tracks are ripped from old radio shows and dubs of dubs so it goes without saying that the quality on some tracks is not overly great...still this compilation sounded all grav in my headphones.

I'd like to send fat shouts to Roy Johnson, Nobs, Nes, Eons One from Ripped By Metal Explosions, Blockhead, Verge and the crew at Heavy Jewelz and everyone that has kindly supplied these demos over the years and of course all of the legendary DJ's that played the back in the day and all of the producers, MC's and artists that featured on these, thank you for the timeless music and your contributions to Hip Hop.

Also fat shouts to Unikone and Drasar Monumental for posting this up at their dope blogs.


CRDS Presents-Piles and Piles of Demo Tapes By Da Miles Vol 2

01-Universal Dialect-Movin' On
02-Sazon-Untitled (More Powerful?)
03-Chaos-Turn It Up
04-A-Math-If It's On Like That
05-EIM-Undaground Rappa
06-Sandman-Know What I'm Sayin
07-Earthquake-Quake The Broadcaster
08-Kurious-Trueness To The Blueness
09-Diezzle Don-School of Hard Knocks
10-Cipher Complete-Like This
11-Grand The Vis-I Can't Understand
12-Mykill Myers-Triggernometry
13-The Kraken-Rise of The Kraken
14-Next of Kin-Brothers Keeper
15-Spalanys-Spaghetti and Bisquits

Diggers ID Spot/ DJ Premier in D&D Studios

This was a really dope demo from the infamous  
The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito show (big up to serch4beatz for the hook up)
Massive props to Zgedi for letting heads know that it was a demo from a kid called Berry White-The Man Is Back (1993)...I can only imagine how ill this kid's album would have been.
I still would love an ID on this dopeness please...

...and while we are on the history tip, check out this video of DJ Premier running down the history of the legendary D&D studios which was home to hundreds of classic singles, albums and veteran producers behind the boards plus he speaks on the making of some classic Gang Starr joints.


March 23, 2014

Nomad, Big Frank, Chill-Nomad Sampler (1996)

Fat shouts to Unikone from HipHop The Golden Era and Uprock from Discogs for reminding me of this dope New Jersey rawness released back in '96.

Big props to serch4beatz for the rip and 12" cover as well.

Nomad Sampler
DL Here

March 18, 2014

Chopped Herring Presents: CeStyle of TOTAL PACK PARKHOUSE MUSIC 1995-1998 EP

True heads and lovers of vintage 90's Hip Hop radio stalwarts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito (peep this legendary freestyle alongside The Artifacts) and Wildman Steve at WBAU's shows will fondly remember the name of Hollis, Queen's MC CeStyle and the name Total Pack who featured as the Unsigned Hype pick in the The Source magazine in December 1992 (see article here)

Sadly like so many before them, Total Pack suffered through record label deals that never eventuated, artistic differences and music that was never released, technically the only real releases from Total Pack were on the limited promo DJ Eclipse mixed Wild Pitch Blends cassette released in 1994.

"What's The Deal" and "Battle Hymn" 

In the late 90's CeStyle was part of the group The Korp, who were signed to Stretch Armstrong's Dolo records label and released the "We Comin" 12" and featured on his classic Lesson 2 mixtape.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the crew, the infamous and incredible label Chopped Herring how now have a staggering resume of the finest top quality Hip Hop old and new is proud to be releasing yet dope music that hasn't seen the light of day until now...


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.

Pick up the wax here and don't forget to check out the lengthy and very comprehensive background on CeStyle here


 Fat shouts to the crew at Chopped Herring and CeStyle.

March 17, 2014

Heavy Jewelz Presents-12 Block - Movin Island Style Thorough 12" EP

Heavy Jewelz is once again making power moves, following up truly ill releases from Adagio, Gee Rock & DA CND Coalition and Terror Green they are now releasing dope unreleased and much sought after material from 12 Block.

What exactly happened to Hard 2 Obtain?
Well, I can't tell you what i don't know but I can tell you this much. A Math (12 Block) was originally supposed to be one of the main emcees in H2O, along with Taste The Terror (12 Block, Hard 2 Obtain), but as the recording of Ism & Blues was about to commence, A Math decided that finishing his education down south was the right move at the time. 

Fast forward a little while later to September 1994 and A Math makes his way to the studio with Taste and Dj Nastee who also worked closely with H2O. 
These tracks were all recorded from Sept 94 to Feb 95. "If It's On Like That (C'mon)" was played on Stretch And Bobbito and is another elusive sought after demo, as was "Movin Island Style Thorough".

12 Block - Movin Island Style Thorough 12" Vinyl EP

1994 - 95 ALL UNRELEASED Demo's
100 copies Clear with Black Smoke
200 copies 150 Gram Black
12 Test Press bundles
All retail copies come housed in polylined innersleeves in no die cut hole white jackets with an 8" x 8" sticker with artwork by Spek The Architek.

Fat shouts out to Verge, Martin Catchwreck and Patrock