Hip-hop fans around the world worship the late, great J Dilla, and for good reason. He remains one of the most beloved rap producers of all time – celebrated by artists ranging from A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde to Madlib, Kanye West, Nas and Kendrick Lamar – because…
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The label that pretty much cleaned up at our 2015 Golden Biz awards is back with its first release for the year, and once again shows and proves that these guys are one of the finest in the game. This time Marc Hype and Naughty NMX take on two James…
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The "Originals" label is on a roll. When you look through their vast back catalogue you get a sense of just how much they love late eighties Hip Hop - and I must admit that era is totally my bag as well. Classic joint after classic joint - many of…
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I was in Singapore a year or so back in an amazing record store going through the substantial shelves of 45s "when suddenly" I chanced upon the picture cover of the 1989 pressing of "Serious" - But of course it contained a completely different record inside. Collectors of golden era…
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Out of Japan comes new information from producer Southpaw Chop, with a brand new 45 expected shortly featuring two big guests to the table, Kool G Rap and Craig G from Juice Crew. Chop's previous seven inch release "Finger Prints On The Record" featured A.G. (D.I.T.C.), and  was originally only released…
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Recorded back in 2006 in Nantes, France. 10 years later they appear on vinyl. They lost the master tapes so there is a mastering hiccup in it somhewere. Ha, raw... I like it. Produced by Supafah and Batsudai. Featuring an array of French emcees over both sides. Kefyr, Marshall'Ombre, Pumpkin, Gas,…
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Bristol lads DJ Moneyshot & Rackabeat aka The Allergies finally get another appearance on vinyl. Their debut was a digital only release on Riddim Fruit in 2013, but thankfully the following year Mr Steven Moove and his label Wack Records put the biggest tune, the handclapping funk soul instrumental, Heartbreaker on the…
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From time to time when I hear those clown conversations lamenting on how Hip Hop is dead I can't help but think of Soundsci, and how who ever it is I'm conversing with has probably never heard of them - And that's just too bad, because as long as Soundsci…
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I'm really liking the output on this label. The first release from Freqnik & WDRE released back in 2014 is everything I love about instrumental Hip Hop: Lots of samples, funky arrangement, and that gritty sound. It took well over 12 months until we were treated to the second release,…
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Ooh! This one is yet to land in my mitts, but how can you resist this iconic album that is credited as one of the corner stones of hip hop culture released as a series of five 7" singles?! Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band are to get the full reissue…
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