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by Travis on September 26, 2007

I like these kind of posts, easy and not much required on my part but uploading materials. I don’t really have a problem with re-upping things (God knows how many albums are on this site), and I’m sure their will be more. Just ask politely, be patient and I’ll get to it. If its been awhile, don’t be afraid to remind me again. Between working two jobs, still fucking with school, dealing with other things that life throws at me and probably killing more brain cells than I should have in my younger years, I forget rather easily.

J-Zone – Gimme Dat Beat Fool!

1. Polka Intro
2. Saga
3. Famous
4. Rockaway and Crenshaw
5. Prostitute Interlude
6. On the Grind
7. Bitch Witta Weave
8. Late Greatness
9. KMDGMC Interlude
10. Hustlaz Iz Hustlaz
11. Stomp That Bitch Out
12. Outro

Ras Kass – Soul On Ice Demo ****UPDATED FIXED LINK (AGAIN)****

  • 1. Everything I Love
  • 2. Core Audience
  • 3. High IQ
  • 4. Won’t Catch me Running
  • 5. Capital R-A-S
  • 6. Blood Is Thicker Than Water
  • 7. Interlude
  • 8. Take A Deep Breath
  • 9. Remain Anonymous
  • 10. Take A Deep Breath (remix)
  • 11. Walk The Walk

From May ’06

When you talk about the offical release of “Soul On Ice“, the lack of quality of production is usually brought up somewhere in the conversation. Likewise, the quality of lyrics and the scathing social commentary is almost always brought up as well. When taking a listen to this demo version of “Soul On Ice”, in it’s orginal carnation, one must wonder what could have been.

The demo version (if that what it truly is) features a less polished MC in Ras, but a unpolished Ras is still better than 90% of the MC’s out there. It also features beats that are better than what is heard on the final version. Information on who exactly are the producers is sketchy at less, but it seems to be the same two producers who are featured on the majority of the production on the final version, fellow Western Hemisphere memebers, Bird and Voodoo. This version is dark in nature much like it’s final version, but the beats are more layred but with a fuller, harder sound.

Lyrically, Rassy still can bring it on the mic, which he does on this version. Yet, he just doesn’t seem as sharp as what was heard on the later product. “Remain Anonymous” and “Won’t Catch Me Runnin’” eventually did leak their way out in the public, so if you have heard those, it’s a glimpse of what to expect on this.

As far as I can tell, most of these songs were scrapped for a variety of reasons. Sample clearance issues, label drama (damn, even back then) and inner beefs with his Western Hemisphere crew lead to most of these cuts getting scrapped. While it’s not the potential “breakout” album Ras has been missing, it’s still fun to hear some of the stuff that didn’t make the final cut and some of that is unfortunate.

Chilly Tee – Get Off Mine (MCA, 1993) ****UPDATED FIXED LINK***

1. Thinking of a Master Plan
2. One for the Trouble
3. Get off Mine
4. I Guess She Didn’t Know
5. Audi Like Jetta
6. On the Outz
7. Krisis of Identity
8. Snap Ya’ Neck to This
9. Just Do It

They must have not paid the Bomb Squad enough money, because they couldn’t save this.

Gorilla Pimps (J-Zone) – Hotter Than Fish Grease, Vol 1 (Hip Hop Exclusive, CD Rip)

1. It Ain’t Easy
2. Pimptro
3. Bitch, I’m Rich
4. $lap That Bitch, Punch That Ho
5. Million Mack March
6. Pimp-A-Thon
7. Flo$$Traphobic
8. Ki$$ My Pimpin’ A$$
9. …And When You Whup Here
10. I $lapped The Bitch, The Money Was Short
11. Bu$ta Free Bubble Gum and Colla Pop Cookie$
12. Pimp Olympic$
13. What Work?

From the back of the Slip that came with the CD:
After years of legend and fable, Go-Rilla Pimp$’ album is here! This album was recorded one night, under heavy influence of Bacardi Limon, Billy Dee (Colt 45), the movie American Pimp, and some Too Short, Big Tymers, and Suga Free CD’s. Fuck a good mixdown, fuck creative production techniques, fuck getting it tight. We just made some typical funk “beats” hit the booth drunk and tried to have some fun and talk shit. Fuck edits, punch-ins, EQ, creative concepts, and all that shit! Once in a while you need to do something “unartistic” and clear your head! Half of y’all will probably take this project too serious and say, “Oooh, its not as creat as ‘Music Tu Madre’, he fell off.” Y’all need to chill the fuck out. This is me and Dick Stallion buggin in the studio, right after I finihsed recording “Fight Club” with Al-Shid and Huggy. So stop bitchin’ get a drink and pop this bad boy in ya system. But be warned ….I mixed this album drunk in one night in one take, so your speakers might get blown if you don’t adjust them song for song. Be glad u have this, cause this shit is NEVER comin’ out commercially. But volume 2 is going to be on MTV! And as much as this album was just a joke to us, its still better than your favorite rappers real album…..BITCH!

Hydra Beats 6 – Ghetto Pros (Hydra Beats)

Can’t find shit on this release, track list or cover

Hydrabeats Vol XI: God
father Don

A1 Mental Liks
A2 Pure Elevation
A3 As The World Burns
A4 Wilson Ave.
A5 Getaway
B1 Feel Me
B2 Pay Back
B3 Where I’m Coming From
B4 Twisted
B5 I’ll Be Back!

Scientifik – The Most Blunted

A few weeks ago we looked at Scientifik’s recently re-released gem ‘Criminal’. This week we’ve got Sci’s much more elusive ‘Most Blunted’ album. This record is a collection of demo songs Scientifik put together with the help of the Vinyl Reanimators team around 1992-1993. Thankfully, and unlike most other demo tape bootlegs floating around, the sound quality on this is pretty good and does not distract from the material.

According to the Reanimators’ DJ Shame, these songs were originally recorded on VR beats but for some reason were then remixed onto tracks made popular by other rappers of the time. Consequently, check the beat from Chi Ali’s ‘Step into My Room’ interpolated into the slamming safe sex anthem ‘Slicka Picka Upper’, Nas’s ‘Memory Lane’ flipped into the humorous ‘I Ain’t the Damn One’ etc. I’m not the hugest fan of recycling other people’s beats, but Scientifik definitely does all these tracks justice.

As much as I like ‘Criminal’, I think Scientifik comes off a bit nicer on the mic on these joints, his delivery sounds more relaxed and effortless. The subject matter here is more varied too, even if it ain’t groundbreaking. My favorite track ‘I Used to Know Ya’ with longtime associate Ed O.G. (the only guest spot on the record) features the two Bostonians trading stories about the hard it work it takes to get in the game and the inevitable lobsterheads who come calling once you make it.

No doubt these tracks would have languished in someone’s basement were it not for a mysterious entity calling itself ‘Don Corleone Entertainment’ who released the ten track album on wax around 2001. Reliable sources tell me that the people who put this out were the owners of the legendary Mr Bongo record store in London. I don’t know either way, but that’s where I copped my copy back in 2002 when I was living there (it was the last one in the rack). This shit now goes for crazy prices on eBay, and the revived interest in Sci due to the re-release of ‘Criminal’ is just more fuel to the fire. So for this is for all the broke cats like me: kick back and enjoy some classic east coast hip hop.

Polarity – with special thanks to Travis for uploading this for my busted ass.

Hydrabeats 14: Godfather Don 4

A1 Unreliable
A2 No Free Shows
A3 Hey! Why Show Up?
A4 Call Me A Cab
A5 Boning
B1 Just Mix It Yourself
B2 My Drivers Downstairs
B3 Video Taping
B4 Beep Lance
B5 Porno’s My Game

Omniscience – The Raw Factor (Unreleased)

Year: 1995Label: East/West Records

1. Intro
2. Maintain
3. Greatest MC In The World
4. Who Is Down With Us
5. Lost In The Music
6. Everybody’s Got An Ego
7. Love To The Crews
8. Bumpheads
9. Touch Y’all
10. Amazin’
11. My Main Man
12. Big Kap (Interlude)
13. Get Our Dicks Sucked
14. Act Like You Know
15. Lady’s Freestyle
16. We Do It Like This
17. Rules Of The Game
18. Stage Domination
19. Fuck The Critics (Interlude)
20. Causin’ Terror
21. Halfway

Thanks to ShareAndSshareAlike for the track listing

Today we’ll jump into one of the harder to find albums out there, at least before the mp3 boom, and even now it’s not the easiest thing to find. Before I get into this, I must thank 6MWTD for dropping gem on the cocaine blunts boards this spring.

Omni was an MC coming straight outta of North Cacalack (North Carolina for those who don’t know). Finding info on him is rather difficult, most of what I tracked down came from two sites, the legendary Vinyl Addicts (RIP) and a site that I never knew about before that had the most info about Omni that I’ve ever seen.

He first appeared on the scene sometime in the early 90′s as part of a group called Funke Leftovers with another North Carolina pioneer The Rhythm Fanatic from the early Bizzie Boys crew that also included Ski of Roc-a-Bloc fame. The duo dropped a single called “I Like Girls” in 92′. Around 93′ Omniscience ventured out as a solo artist and dropped “The Funky One Liner” EP. The EP featured four tracks, two for sure appears on this LP.

On the strength of that EP, Omniscience got signed to Elektra’s East/West Recordings, which would turn out to be the kiss of the death for Omni, among many others during this period of Elektra’s mishandling of classic underground hero’s. He would drop the underground gem of 95′ with his first single “Amazin’” (pictured up above). He would then drop a second single “Touch Y’all” which featured a remix w/ Sadat X, which Smoov from Vinyl Addicts posted up during his hayday. Shortly after the release of the second single, Elektra would do to him that they did to 8Off Agullah, Supernatural and a host of others, they shelved the album and dropped them from the label. As far as I can gather, the album was shipped as a promo to DJ’s and the such during the time and that’s probably where this came from.

Omniscience sounds like (voice wise) a mix of buckshot, canibus, and someone else I’m still trying to put my finger on. Lyrically he’s pretty nice with his. He drops lot’s of one liners (“I’m not Denny’s, I serve many brothers< /em>“) guess thats why he calls himself the “Funky One Liner”. Production wise, as far as I can tell, there were at least three people/crew’s involved in the production of the album, The Rhythm Fanatic, 3 Boyz From Newark, and Rheji Burrell and Vincent Herbert. There is some nice smooth shit and there is some funky ass shit. It’s very well produced..

This copy isn’t bad as far as sound quality. Some tracks fade out, and I’m not sure if that’s the way they are or not and their sounds like some basic freestyles here and there, so not sure what the deal is with that. None the less if you are a fan of the early/mid 90′s east coast sound, this is a MUST HAVE. Enjoy!

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Giancarlo Glorio September 11, 2009 at 7:15 am

Hey Great lookin site. I would appreciate it if you could re-up almost everything on this page cause i want that gorilla pimps hotter than fishgrease and i cant find it anywhere but here on its on Mediafire which is awesome and its the best one but unfortunately its not there so if you could re-up those it would be great! thanks

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