Stream: Tragedy Khadafi – Pre Magnum Opus LP
Wednesday December 17th 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Speaker Smashers,Steady Bootleggin',Tragedy Special
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Spotify has the new Tragedy album available for your streaming pleasure, serving as a prelude to the Magnum Opus LP next year. You can get it through iTunes here if that’s more your bag.



Stream: Boogie Down Productions – Live In London [1990]

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DJ Kenny Parker has shared this recording of a Boogie Down Productions show at Brixton Academy, 1990. Highlights include the freestyle session where KRS kicks some rhymes that would appear on later albums. Also, it’s my birthday today so I’m off to drink some RAER whiskey and whatnot.



Download: Ultramagnetic MC’s – Destroying All Germs LP [Unkut Bootleg]
Wednesday December 03rd 2014,
Filed under: Ced Gee Special,Crates,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',Unkut Originals
Written by:

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This is the ultimate rap addict dedication – the fantasy league lost Ultramagnetic album that we might have enjoyed if they’d released a follow-up to Critical Beatdown in 1990. Sure, it’s a collection of b-sides and vaulted tracks from between 1987 and 1990, but this sums up everything that makes Ultramagnetic MC’s the greatest rap crew of all time. All praise due to Ced-Gee, Kool Keith, Moe Love and TR Love – the best to ever do it. Shout out to James aka BadNewz of 100X Posse for dropping that ‘MC Champion’ verse.

Download: Ultramagnetic MC’s – Destroying All Germs LP [Unkut Bootleg]



Stream: Conservative Rap Coalition Radio, Episode Four

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This episode’s theme? Deep cut remixes. Hence no ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ or ‘I Gotcha Opin.’

Stream: Conservative Rap Coalition Radio, Episode Four



Download: Delta – Diggin’ For A Livin’ Mix
Friday November 28th 2014,
Filed under: Crates,DJ Mixes,Steady Bootleggin'
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Artwork by Hams.

This dropped last month but what can you do. Delta has assembled an impressive collection of Australian funk, soul and jazz tracks for this mix, including the original loop from Kool G Rap & DJ Polo‘s ‘Butcher’s Shop.’ Please enjoy and accept this offering as part of Australia’s ‘Sorry ‘Bout Iggy’ initiative.



Ras Kass and Apollo Brown feat. Sean Price & Bleu DaVinci – Impossible Dream
Tuesday November 25th 2014,
Filed under: LA LA Big City Of Dreams,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin'
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Bonus track from the Blasphemy LP, with Mr. Price making an always welcome appearance. You can download it for free here.



Tragedy Khadafi – Running
Tuesday November 25th 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin',Trag Invasion
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New Tragedy Khadafi, from the Pre-Magnum Opus LP, due December 16th.



Download: Grandmaster Caz – The Grandest Of Them All LP [Ced-Gee Version]
Tuesday November 25th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Ced Gee Special,Compilations,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
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Photo: Joe Conzo

Back before rap magazines and the internet, I heard a rumor that Grandmaster Caz and Ced-Gee were working on an album together. Needless to say, my young mind was blown at the possibility of these two rap geniuses teaming-up. While we only got a couple of Tuff City singles from this meeting of minds, it turns out that they did in fact record an entire album of material together in 1992 before Aaron Fuch‘s decided that the material ‘wasn’t commercial enough,’ according to a piece that Dave Tompkins did on the ‘You Need Stitches’ single. Tuff City eventually released the vaulted material on a couple of compilations, so I thought I’d assemble it all together to paint a picture of how Caz’s 1992 LP, The Grandest Of Them All was originally intended to sound before The Mighty Maestro was recruited to remake it. ‘I’m Gonna Freak You’ deserves a special mention as being one of the most amusing sex raps ever recorded, while ‘I’m Rich’ is flossing at it’s finest. I’ve also included the earlier records they did together, just on the general principle that everything Ced touched during that period was amazing and Caz still had some gas in the tank despite being part of the old guard by this point. Bronx brilliance at it’s finest, albeit in poorly mixed, unpolished form.

Download: Grandmaster Caz – The Grandest Of Them All [Ced-Gee Version]



Sugar Bear & Stezo – Capital Rap Sessions [1989]

Sugar Bear The Powerful Powerlord was responsible for the highly enjoyable 1988 single, ‘Don’t Scandalize Mine’ / ‘Ready To Penetrate’, and was also no slouch when it came to freestyling, as he demonstrated with this amusing Tim Westwood guest spot.



DJ Skizz feat. Your Old Droog, Sean Price, Lil’ Fame and Milano Constantine
Tuesday November 25th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Steady Bootleggin'
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DJ Skizz cooks up a marvelous track for Lil’ Fame to threaten that he’ll ‘put a hole in your chest bigger than sleeves on a wizard,’ which is a nice variation of the old saying used to describe the size of a particularly well-worn skeezer’s cooch.



Ghostface Killah feat. Kool G Rap, AZ & Tre Williams – The Battlefield
Monday November 17th 2014,
Filed under: Newest Latest,Rap Veterans,Staten aka Shaolin,Steady Bootleggin'
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The second single from 36 Seasons, featuring two CRC-approved veterans of rap.



Download: A Salute To The Mighty V.I.C
Thursday November 13th 2014,
Filed under: Compilations,Free Ninety-Nine,Killa Queens,Steady Bootleggin',Unkut Originals
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Photo: Alexander Richter

The Mighty V.I.C. has been a part of some great production teams over the years, as part of The Beatnuts, Groove Merchantz with Godfather Don and Ghetto Pros with Mike Heron, in addition to his own solo work as a producer and engineer. I recently uncovered an extensive interview I did with him which was left over from the short profile that ran in Hip-Hop Connection in December 2008. I’ll be dropping that in the next week or so, but in the meantime it inspired me to revisit some of his best moments behind the boards so far.

Download: A Salute To The Mighty V.I.C

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LL Cool J – Soul Survivor [Unreleased Original Version]

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After speaking to Dr. Butcher again the other week, he revealed that he’d located a copy of the song he produced for LL Cool J in 1993, which went on to be remixed by QDIII and included on his fifth album, and generously agreed to allow me to share it with the world.

Dr. Butcher: I produced a song called ‘The Soul Survivor’ for him on the 14 Shots To The Dome album, with C4. Me and C4 – the guy who did [Akinyele’s] ‘Put It In Your Mouth’ – were production partners. I was going to C4’s house one day to work on some music, and LL was shooting his first video from that album on Farmer’s Boulevard, and C4 lived on Farmers Boulevard at the time. I got off the bus and saw him and I was like, ‘Yo! What’s up!’ We was always real cool, whenever he had time he would always come see me, but he had been so busy we hadn’t seen each other in a while. So he’s asking, ‘Where you going?’ and I’m like ‘To my production partner’s house right down the street’. When we originally did the track, we sampled JDL from the Cold Crush Brothers saying, ‘The L baby, baby, the L baby, baby!’That was the first song I ever produced, I didn’t know how to use machines at the time. We had just got an Ensoniq and was learning what to do. It was rough around the edges. As soon as he heard the track he just sat down, got a pen and pad and wrote the song right on the spot. He was like, ‘Yo, we’re goin’ to the studio tomorrow, gimme your information.’ So I had to go get attorney’s and set-up publishing companies and we were in the studio the next day, recording. It happened that fast.
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Download: Clever 1 – The Dirty Dozen Album

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Halloween is here, and so is another Conservative Rap Coalition Records sure-shot! This time the other half of Da Buze Brovaz, Clever 1, delivers twelve slabs of Philly heat produced by DJ Rocksteady. Throw your L’s up and don’t turn nothing down but the collar.

Download: Clever 1 – The Dirty Dozen

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DJ JS-1 feat. AG, Sadat X & Neek the Exotic – Sample Abusers

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Here’s the premiere of the new DJ JS-1 track which makes clever use of a Larry David quote to form the hook. Why has it taken this long to incorporate the genius of Curb into rap songs? Talk about a sure-fire way to gain instant Conservative Rap Coalition approval! Taken from JS-1’s latest LP, It Is What It Isn’t, which is now available from UGHH.



Positive K – Supreme Alphabet [2001]
Wednesday October 29th 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Crates,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin'
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Here’s a late entry into Pos K‘s discography where he calls in a solid from Jesse West to freak a trusted Bob James break and get belligerent on all the herbs, suckers and chumps out there on the alphabetical slaughter tip.



Tragedy Khadafi – Free Thinkers 2
Thursday October 23rd 2014,
Filed under: Killa Queens,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin',Tragedy Special
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New Trag track, taken from off Pre-Magnum Opus dropping Nov 24th. Produced by Audible Doctor.



Puffy Dee = The OG Iggy Azalea?
Monday October 20th 2014,
Filed under: Crates,Def Dames,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by:

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When the Tuff City head honcho mentioned that this was the most slept-on release from the label I had to track down a copy. Having previously explained to Fat Lace that “she was white girl living uptown. I thought her rhymes were brilliant but she predated video unfortunately,” Mr. Fuch’s expanded on the topic when I interviewed him in 2013.

Aaron Fuchs: The most overlooked record in my catalogue is this record called ‘Joe Blow’ by Puffy Dee. She was really difficult to work with and she had a real mousy voice – until somebody tells me that that record isn’t good I’ll think it’s brilliant. It was a real beats and rhymes record – Pumpkin on drum machine. It came out around the same time as the Disco Four ‘School Days’ when he went through a very spare period.

I haven’t seen a photo of Puffy Dunster, but based on the comment about her not benefiting from having a video, it’s safe to assume she was a bit of a looker. ‘Joe Blow’ is certainly an amusing curio over a quality Pumpkin track, while the a-side ‘Young, Single and Free’ is a literally unlistenable attempt at the rap game Minnie Mouse to croon.


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Clever 1 – Canteinz Of Whiskey

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Clever 1 [Da Buze Brovaz] is dropping an album titled The Dirty Dozen through Unkut/CRC this Halloween, produced by DJ RockSteady. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.



Buddy Leezle feat. Da Buze Bruvaz – Saddle Soap
Tuesday October 14th 2014,
Filed under: 'Lo End Theory,Newest Latest,Philly Jawns,Steady Bootleggin'
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I’m not familiar with Buddy Leezle but Da Buze Bruvaz are possibly repping the CRC harder than anyone out there right now. Produced by The Custodian of Records.