12Mar/0911

Baltimore & Washington DC Underground Part 4


Here’s trusty old Volume 4 from the Baltimore And Washington Dc compilation series. I know I say this all the time, but this is still one of my favorites. It’s got a consistent feel, and rocks hard beginning to end. As is generally true, this collection is full of obscure goodies. The tracks I like best are numbers 3,5,7,10,11…. fuck it I can’t even pick. For those familiar with Ray Lugar’s more contemporary work, here’s a treat from his earliest lp. ‘High Roller’ is a perfect blend of Baltimore club and hip hop. Also check out the track by Juan Donovan in particular. It may not be your style, but to me it proves without a doubt that hip hop was alive and well even post-2000.

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01 (03:58) circle of native vibes – ragtime (baltimore 1997)
02 (02:08) dj 730 & overkast records – intro (baltimore 1996)
03 (04:19) under achieva’z – seems kinda strange (washinton dc 1996)
04 (03:11) starvin art clique – rogue & vagabond (baltimore 1997)
05 (03:31) new testament – sunlight (baltimore 1995)
06 (03:43) wolfe d.o.m – n.y to b more (baltimore 1996)
07 (03:59) k mack – in baltimore (baltimore 1995)
08 (00:13) dj kool – koolin with flavor (washington dc 1991)
09 (01:33) khaos and dba – dope beats always time (baltimore 1992)
10 (04:58) p.u.g. – girls be killing me (washinton dc 1992)
11 (03:41) ray lugar – high roller (baltimore 1991)
12 (02:13) natures problem – bloody rivers (baltimore 1997)
13 (04:39) derrick rebel – all fucked up now (baltimore 1998)
14 (04:02) i.c. – live from the pentagon (washington dc 1997)
15 (04:11) sparrow – inheritance (baltimore 1998)
16 (04:49) s.c.u. – harm city (baltimore 1997)
17 (04:01) norm skola – park heights (baltimore 2000)
18 (04:56) juan donovan – take it like a man (baltimore 2005)
19 (04:36) raw elements – changin seasons (baltimore 1997)
20 (02:57) jb the messenga – one day (baltimore 2001)
21 (05:09) forbidden – how do i say goodbye ? (baltimore 2000)
22 (03:41) l.m.s. – brighter days (baltimore 1997)

A few of these tracks you might have trouble tracking down in other places. No, I am not from the area but I have been transfixed for years. These compilations are the result of much earnest digging. Please tell me know what your feedback is! Comments are always welcome and let me know that people are really listening. Thanks for reading and continue to check back!

–Schenectadyfan

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11 Responses to “Baltimore & Washington DC Underground Part 4”

  1. Anonymous says:

    not feelin this one

  2. Anonymous says:

    wow….

    has no one else checked this out ? this is by far some of the best bmore/dc shit i have heard.

    do you like g-funk but you cant stand east coast boom bap or something ?

    i am mystified…..

  3. Philaflava says:

    You can't go by what feedback has been left. Matter of fact I know you can't because I view all the hits/stats we get. Unfortunately we don't receive enough comments as we should but peeps are definitely checking. We'd appreciate if people did take the time to give props though.

  4. Anonymous says:

    great Compilation man!
    … damn hard to find any information 'bout most of these artists.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    keep it up!

  5. krym says:

    Wussup glad to see some new testament on here. Been a long time since we recorded together but we at it again now. Look for us in 2012 with that new new test shit. Check out bnai yisrael and black reign for some more of tha new test sound on reverbnation too.

  6. obilinx says:

    New testament caught my attention. From where is their material?their discography I mean

  7. obilinx says:

    And yes now I remembered. P.u.g. livin in dc is the name of the release. Is it a Lp or Ep? Or there are different releases from him?

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