The hard working team at Get On Down certainly are not disapointing collectors. Hot off the heels of their recent Juke Box binder of classic Rap 45s comes news of two more scheduled vinyl releases on the seven inch format expected to be released next month. This news comes to light even as thier last round of 45s are still yet to see general distribution.
This time we get two more tracks off the classic Raekwon's album Only Built For Cuban Linx from 1995. Ice Cream see it's first pressing as a 45, with Incarcerated Scarfaces on the flip side. As welcome as these tunes are (And believe me, double copies will be essential), I find it an odd choice considering Get On Down just released Criminology and Glaciers Of Ice only a couple of months ago. Is this a sneak preview of a forthcoming album release spread over a series of 45s? This would certainly be inline with how Get On Down has released other classic Hip Hop albums.
The second forthcoming 45 that has come to our attention is I Got It Made from Special Ed, including the classic Businesslike version - Both versions produced by Howie T. This is a faithfull repress of the original 45 that was released back in 1989 on Profile Recordings. It's worth noting that I Got It Made only very recently made it's way onto the bootleg series of 45s on the Originals label.
The team at Get On Down continue their winning streak of releasing high quality packages with news of quite an extraordinary box set on the horizon.
Twelve Reasons To Die Vol 2 is quite the powerhouse of musical imagry as it continues on from the story established in the first volume. I won't go into detail here on how dope the album is. It's already been our for a minute, so you should go check it.
Of interest to this website is how crazy dope this forthcoming boxset is. It comes complete with the LP, Instrumental LP, T Shirt, and six 7" records - Two is which come with Serato tones on the flip. Now, I'm not sure how much interest that might garner for readers on this website, but as a DJ who uses both vinyl and digital I'm kind of geeked about the prospect of having some Serato control records on 45 (I wish they would do the same for Traktor, which is infact my DVS of choice). How practical is it to use Serato with 45s? Well, probably not very practical at all - Plus it's kind of gimmicky. However, this certainly doesn't diminish the awesomeness of this box set which is due to hit stores real soon.
This limited Box Set Contains:
The fever pitch for Hip Hop 45s is at an all time high right now. The reasons for collecting 45s are as varied as the people collecting them. The good people at Get On Down know this, and have provided us with another beautifully presented collection of music - this time picking four iconic releases previously only available on 12 inch, and now pressed as a 45 for the first time. Each comes on coloured vinyl and presented in a binder folder. Each release is also available seperately on plain black vinyl.
Get on down promise to release a new 45 in the series each month, with first dibs on the colored vinyl going to those who have purchased the jukebox binder series.