Download: DJ Statik aka Mr Sonny James – Fly Fishing, Vol. 2 Mix
Monday August 18th 2014,
Filed under: Blend Tapes,DJ Mixes,Mix Tapes,Steady Bootleggin'
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Here is the second installment of the Chopped Herring Records mix series, compiling a year and a half of limited-edition vinyl releases. You can grab a cassette version from their site, with artwork by KEO aka Lord Skotch.

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No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown Are Both The Greatest Rap Album Ever Made

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The penny finally dropped as to why I couldn’t pick between my two favorite rap albums…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown Are Both The Greatest Rap Album Ever Made



Download: Sparkle Motion – Mega Blends Mixtape
Thursday August 14th 2014,
Filed under: Blend Tapes,DJ Mixes,London Blokes,Mix Tapes,Steady Bootleggin'
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DJ Yoda and TOBES thought it would be a good idea to blend 80′s pop with the beats from “Cold Gettin’ Dumb,” “Marley Scratch” and more. Grandmaster Vic and Ron G so proud right now.

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Diamond D feat. Pete Rock – Only Way 2 Go
Thursday August 14th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
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Second release from The Diam Piece. Will Black Rob steal the show on the LP as he did on Cormega‘s new album? Odds point to yes.



Download: Debonair P – Debonair Blends 11 [1990-1992 Megamix]

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The eleventh volume of Debonair P‘s blend mixes has just dropped, this time covering the first two years of the 90′s. You can download or cop a bundle of CD’s from his Gentleman’s Relief site, which includes the exclusive Hydra Beats megamix.



Ten 90′s B-Side Deep Cuts
Tuesday August 12th 2014,
Filed under: Listicles,Not Your Average,Steady Bootleggin',The 90's Files
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The good thing about actual singles was that it was possible to keep track of b-sides and such. These mp3 folders are far too confusing for old folks, so I’ve been told.

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Sermon’s rapping fell off seriously after the third album, but this beat and Greg Nice hook can’t be denied.
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UNKT vs UPNT Soundclash – RZA & Prince Paul Productions [Gravediggaz Tribute]

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Twenty years ago today, The Gravediggaz release ’6 Feet Deep’ / ‘Niggamortis,’ and in tribute both myself and UpNorthTrips selected our top ten beats from both Prince Paul and RZA and gave them to The Vinylcologist to mix for us. Check the picks and vote for the best below…

Unkut Picks:

UpNorthTrips Picks:
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Stream: Doo Wop – Mixtapes Not Dead, Pt. 2

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Doo Wop with a quick follow-up to his Mixtape Not Dead tape, with a mix of new tracks and exclusive freestyles.

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Stream: DJ Sheep – Winter Bluntz Three
Wednesday August 06th 2014,
Filed under: DJ Mixes,Down Under Blunders,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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The final chapter in Sheep’s trilogy of mixes, this edition features:

“Drum breaks off live 1970′s concert cassettes, kids TV show stuff, libraries, a lot of Australian, Japanese, African, Czech, Polish, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Greek, French, WORLD stuff, a touch of latin, some stems, edits, a few raer acapellas, a live crooklyn dodgers j-pop blend, jazz, hip-hop jawns, soundtracks, b-boy breaks, a beat from the Bulletproof homie Matty Fresh, some 45s, private press stuff, some 90′s wall of fame classics, soul, disco, reggae, console music, blaxploitation radio advertisements, drum breaks of all-sorts, and it goes on and on…”

You can buy digital versions of all three over here.



Clever-1 feat. Him Lo – Shattah Proof English

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That Old Gold proves why it’s the reigning champion of rap beers once again. Produced by Gos’illa with cuts by Jay Ski.



Stream: DJ Sheep – Winter Bluntz Two
Saturday August 02nd 2014,
Filed under: DJ Mixes,Down Under Blunders,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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More breaks for you to space-out to as the Southern Hemisphere enters it’s final month of cold weather – although considering the lack of snow in most areas it really isn’t anything to complian about.



Stream: Pete Rock – James Brown Tribute Mix
Saturday August 02nd 2014,
Filed under: DJ Mixes,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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Considering both the influence that James Brown has had on Pete Rock’s career, and Mr. Rock’s tale of meeting the great man as a child, it’s only right that he pays musical tribute with this collection of rap tracks that sampled the Godfather of Soul:

“I met James Brown when I was seven years old. My mom took me to a concert in Mt. Vernon, New York. He came and performed and me and my younger brother met him. My younger brother was six and I was seven and we met James Brown. It was crazy! When we met him I think he passed something on to me. I wasn’t the same after I met him.”



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: How Droog, Rast and Two DJ’s From Nottingham Brought NY Back

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Cue my annual token “positive” article aka shameless jocking aka got a little gassed.

No Country For (Old) Rap Men: How Droog, Rast and Two DJ’s From Nottingham Brought NY Back



M.O.P – 187
Thursday July 31st 2014,
Filed under: BK All Day,Mash Out,Newest Latest,Rap Veterans,Steady Bootleggin'
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Fame loops up Cash Money and Marvelous‘ “Ugly People Be Quiet” for a new cut from the next EP.



Him-Lo feat. Big Nawz – Valore Bathrobes

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If you caught my footage of the Kool G Rap and DJ Polo show in Philly last year, you would have noticed that huge dude standing on stage next to G, chomping on a cigar. Turns out he’s a fellow by the name of Big Nawz, who is not only KGR’s road manager but also been known to drop a rhyme from time to time, as he’s done for this guest spot with Da Inappropriate.



Your Old Droog feat. Rast RFC – No Message

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This is the best thing I’ve heard from both Droog and Rast yet. Better yet, it’s produced by the mighty P Brothers, who we haven’t heard any new music from in some time. There’s a show featuring Timeless Truth, Rast RFC and Your Old Droog at Webster Hall on 3 September if you’re in need of some CRC-approved rap.



Cormega feat. Craig G, Masta Ace and Kool G Rap – Industry [Juice Crew Remix]

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Large Professor‘s majestic track gets an injection of much-needed J.U. Ice as Craig G, Masta Ace and Kool G Rap give Cormega an assist for his musical update of Rule #4080.



Cole James Cash feat. Crew54 – Sofia Rose
Saturday July 26th 2014,
Filed under: Def Dames,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin',Unsigned Skype
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Cole James Cash drops the second track from his album dedicated to the gals of pr0n who live extra large. Let’s hope that he at least gets broken off a little something something by one of them for all his hard work.

“This is the second single from the album BBW A Pornographic Opera I chose a song about Sofia Rose because that Teena Marie sample was so fitting. Not to mention shes a serious talker in her scenes. You not hip hop if you aint never jerked off to a scene of a woman beggin for cum on her face dunny”



Video: The 45 King – Boiler Room Session
Friday July 25th 2014,
Filed under: 45 Kings,DJ Mixes,Flavor Unit Special,Jersey? Sure!
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Class is in session. All hail the King.



$amhill – The Benches
Saturday July 19th 2014,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Hoody Rap Ain't Dead,Steady Bootleggin'
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Produced by Chopz Da Beatz. Taken from the forthcoming Hardcore Righteousness project, featuring all Bronx-based producers and features.