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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Download: Milano – The Believers Album [2002]
Thursday October 30th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Harlem Nights,World Premier
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Milano is finally releasing his vaulted 2002 album The Believers on CD and iTunes, featuring an impressive production team consisting of DJ Premier, Showbiz, Lord Finesse, Buckwild, Emile, Ahmed, T-Ray and Molecules from The Legion. For those who can’t wait for the official tissue, Milano has blessed me with a copy to share with the loyal Unkut Dot Com readers. Tell ‘em!

*Update: The album is getting an official release so Milano requested that I remove the link. Please cop the official version when it drops.*

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Download: Cole James Cash – BBW A Pornographic Opera Album

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The latest release on CRC Records “tells the saga of various Big Beautiful pornographic actresses and their stories narrated by various rappers. Backed by melodic production and storytelling dedicated to all of the best and beautiful big girls who fornicate on film.”

I’ll be posting an interview with Cole James Cash discussing how he put this album together, but in the meantime, stream or download this dedication to chubby chicas.

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Stream: Diamond D – The Diam Piece Album

Empire Music have posted the new Diamond album on their YouTube channel for your enjoyment. Here’s a re-up of D-Squizzy’s track-by-track breakdown of the album here while you listen. Available now on CD and digital.

Diamond D: It’s more or less a production LP, about two and a half years it took. A lot of tracks I didn’t even use. I had about 27 tracks but I only used 18. Some of the artists I was in the studio with, and others – because of their touring schedule and my touring schedule – I just sent them music and they sent me the session back. If the track that I give them has a sample in it that’s giving it direction then they’ll follow that. If there is no sample or concept at the beginning I just let the MC’s paint their own pictures and try to figure out how can make it connect. I use a lot more live instrumentation now. I still chop and manipulate samples, but my sound just sounds bigger now. Just using better equipment so the sample frequencies are better.

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That Shit I Don’t Like: Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star Album
Monday September 29th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Features,The Unkut Opinion
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The Rawkus era, so fondly remembered by misty-eyed hip-hop forum regulars as some kind of third golden era, left me largely nonplussed at the time and with the steady passage of time passing us by, many of those records haven’t aged well at all. I was all about Hydra Entertainment and Tru Criminal, personally, but I did have an unfortunate run-in with the horrendously overrated Black Star LP after a buddy of mine who worked in a record store recommended it to me while I was ordering second-hand Big Noyd singles. After the records arrived in the mail and I threw on the Mos Def and Talib Kweli album, which certainly looked the business courtesy of Brent Rollins sharp artwork. I was then subjected to what can only be described as the most disappointing album purchase since I copped the first Arabian Prince album.

Let me break it down the issues I have with this record, one at a time:

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Download: Him Lo Da Inappropriate – Complimentary Snacks Album

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The Conservative Rap Coalition is proud to present the new Him Lo Da Inappropriate album, Complimentary Snacks, hitting you in the face with a broken beer bottle on some non-progressive, anti-social beats and raps type shit. You’re either with us or against us.

Download: Him Lo Da Inappropriate – Complimentary Snacks Album

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Stream: Big Rec – Doomsday Album [Produced by Diamond D]
Wednesday June 25th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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Check the debut LP from new Diamond D discovery Big Rec from Oklahoma, produced entirely by the “Best Producer On The Mic” himself. Stand-out for me was the “NO 2 NC” which flips the same loop that Godfather Don used on “Seeds of Hate.” Cop it over at iTunes.



Meyhem Lauren – Silk Pyramids Album Review
Tuesday May 27th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Killa Queens,Outdoorsmen,Reviews
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Meyhem has just delivered the first of several collaborative projects with a single producer (next up is his DJ Muggs project), which thankfully proves to be a trimmed-down affair in light of his “everything and the kitchen sink” debut album, Self Induced Illness. His following two projects benefited from more focus, and having Buckwild at the helm for the whole of Silk Pyramids certainly pays off.
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Stream: Cole James Cash – Saigon LP

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Cole James Cash has just dropped a new instrumental project themed around all Vietnamese-based musical samples. He also provided a detailed explanation of each track exclusively for Unkut below the break…

Track by track breakdown:

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Stream: Coalmine Records Presents – Unearthed Compilation
Tuesday May 13th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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Check this tenth anniversary compilation of Unearthed Records material, mixed by the one and only DJ Revolution, who I once suggested should go and punch a whale during his stay in Australia. Available on 2CD with mixed and unmixed versions.

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Download: DITC – Remix Project LP
Tuesday May 13th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Crates,Free Ninety-Nine,Remixes,Steady Bootleggin'
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For the three of you who missed this last week…courtesy of the DITC site.

Download: DITC – Remix Project LP

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This Is What Roc Marciano’s Debut LP Originally Looked Like

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Schott Free just blessed his Instagram with the track listing for an early version of Roc Marciano’s debut solo project, back when it was intended to drop on SRC Records. As you can see, only a portion of these tracks made the final version (albeit with some changes to the names and spellings). Here’s what Schott had to say about it:
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Download: AG feat. Ghetto Dwellas – Return To 1999 LP

Just got off the phone with Andre The Giant from D.I.T.C. after what is easily a top five Unkut interview, where he mentioned that he’s just emancipated the vaulted Ghetto Dwellas LP from 1999 for free download over at his new site.

*Updated with new link to full-length version of the album courtesy of OnkelMichael via FreezyPazzy*

Download: AG feat. Ghetto Dwellas – Return To 1999 LP

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Stream: The Doppelgangaz – Peace Kehd Album
Thursday March 20th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Sharking,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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Forgot to post this last month, but in case your sitting on the fence about copping the latest chapter in the Doppel Gospel, you can stream the entire Peace Kehd LP before grabbing the CD or vinyl.
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Diamond D Reveals The Diam Piece Album Cover Art
Thursday February 13th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Announcements,Bronx Bombers,Rap Veterans
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Diamond just threw me the artwork for his next LP, which is due to drop in April and has a number of features from big name rapper dudes, the one that I’m the most excited about being Black Rob



Stream: Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth – The Living Daylights
Wednesday February 12th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Newest Latest,Streaming-Only
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Willie The Kid and Bronze Nazareth‘s LP is now available for sale on iTunes, but you cab try before you buy with the streaming link below. “Ain’t Nothin'” with Boldy James is my pick of the litter so far.
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Twenty Rap Albums To Be Buried With

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I’ve had a few requests of late to break-down my list of personal favorite rap albums, so to set off this tenth anniversary week of Unkut Dot Com, here are the twenty tapes I’d like to be buried with, or take to a desert island with a crate of AA batteries for the Walkman.
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Stream: The ARE – Here, My Dear
Wednesday February 05th 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Internets,Non-Rapper Dudes,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
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Just stumbled across this debut release from the Rappers I Know blog’s new label, which is the latest instrumental project dealing with the breakdown of his relationship with his daughter’s mother, based around the Marvin Gaye album of the same name, from former K-Otix’s producer The ARE, who’s previously blessed us with Manipulated Marauders and Dem Damb Jacksons.

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Pre-Order: 93 til Infinity Souls Super Bundle

The latest collectible from Get On Down is this Souls of Mischief ’93 Til Infinity bundle includes a Hiero Light Box, a music box, gatefold 2XLP, a t-shirt and eleven bonus tracks. Unfortunately there’s no sign of the instrumentals, which I copped on double vinyl from the Hiero site years ago and allowed me to enjoy the production goodness of this album minus the high-pitched rapping.



Timeless Classics Or Only Classics For Their Time?
Monday February 03rd 2014,
Filed under: Albums,Crates,Face Off,Features,Listicles,The 80's Files,The Unkut Opinion
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Every now and then, one of these rap websites puts together a list along the lines of “The 30 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of 1993″ and such, which in theory isn’t something I should have an issue with. The reason I mention it is that a decent proportion of these albums – most of which are widely regarded as “classic” and important records – don’t exactly inspire me to dig them out of the shelves and throw them onto the turntable (or, if I’m feeling lazy, navigate to the folder on my hard drive). Is this simply due to the fact that I played that shit to death back when it was released? Or is it more of a case that some music outlives its usefulness?

Take De La Soul’s much discussed 3 Feet High And Rising, for example. While there’s no doubting the impact and originality that Prince Paul and Plugs 1, 2 and 3 brought to the table, I can confidently state that I have no intention to ever listen to that record in it’s entirety in the foreseeable future. That’s likely more of a reflection of my preference for anti-social rap with loud drums than anything else, but it’s an issue worth considering. Let’s take a look at the 1989’s greatest hip-hop albums according to ego trip‘s Book of Rap Lists for example:
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