Posts Tagged ‘1995’

Terror Green – 1995 Demo EP

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Heavy Jewelz Records brings one of the most sought after Stretch And Bobbito played demos of all time, complete with a co-sign from Bobbito himself, and the 2 previously unheard tracks are just about as ill as 45 Stitchez and Check Tha File. Thanks to Dj Nastee for digging out the DATS so the world could finally hear the flow that should have at least gone gold but never did due to labels.

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Dropped Same Day: AZ / Jamal / Kausion / KRS / Menace Clan / Souls of Mischief

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Here’s another six records, this time from around the middle of the decade. AZ first shows up on the scene, in addition to three artists / groups that only ever dropped a single album and then of course there’s the Jive rematch between KRS and Souls.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 1995.

Six LPs: AZ‘s debut, via EMI, Jamal‘s only, on Rowdy Records, Kausion‘s only, through Lench Mob Records, KRS-One‘s sophomore, by way of Jive, Menace Clan‘s only, off  Noo Trybe / Rap-A-Lot and Souls of Mischief‘s second, via Jive.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Big L / Dana Dane / Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Monday, April 8th, 2013

For today’s history lesson, we’ve got the introduction albums from two deceased New York hip hop crew members in yet another D.I.T.C. / Wu-Tang connection and what is still the most recent record from eighties star and Kangol Crew member, Dana Dane.

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Tuesday, March 28th, 1995.

Three LPs: Big L‘s debut, on Columbia, Dana Dane‘s third, via Maverick and Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s first, off Elektra.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Foul Play – The Wild Pitch Demo (EXCLUSIVE)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Foul Play hardly needs an introduction to the hardcore hiphop fan.  However, very little information and material has been made available to the public. Hailing from Tacoma (near Seattle) Washington, Foul Play is made up by rappers Tommy Gun (aka Messiah) and Hooligan, with beats by Mario. They were later joined by rapper Young Have Not. Also, cuts on the tracks were made by Seattle’s DJ B-Mello. (more…)

Dope Sample Flips: Rotary Connection Vs. Nick Wiz

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Napoleon (bka Pudgee) – You Ain’t Know (ft. DMX, Ran Reed)

Rotary Connection – Turn Me On


T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Weekly (Week 22)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Probably not my all-time favorite Ol’ Dirty material, but contains one non-album track. At the end of the album version of “Don’t U Know” he does say “part two coming up” but then goes into “The Stomp.” Who else could drop unforgettable lines like “easy on my balls, they’re fragile as eggs.” Miss you Dirty.


Ol’ Dirty Bastard-Rawhide (Promo CD Single) (1995)

01 Rawhide (LP Version-Clean)

02 Don’t You Know, Part II (Clean Version)

— dirt_dog

T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Weekly (Week 21)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Thun said it best… it’s now more like Wu-Weekly, but never Wu-Weakly.

Some of my favorite reggae remixes and both happen to feature Method Man. Also a great Wu-Tang reagge remix project by Chris Macro can be found HERE in case you missed it a few years ago. RZA remix on “Scalp Dem”, that gritty Wu sound from 1994.

Capleton-Wings Of The Morning (CD Single) (1995)
01 Wings Of The Morning (Dynamik Duo Mix) feat. Method Man
02 Wings Of The Morning (Dynamik Duo Mix)
03 Wings Of The Morning (LP Version)

Super Cat-Scalp Dem (CD Single) (1994)
01 Scalp Dem (Dancehall Mix)
02 Scalp Dem (Wu Tang Mix) feat. Method Man
03 South Central (Outstanding Mix)
04 South Central (Dancehall Mix)


T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 19)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Editor’s Note: Better late than never.

Entirely produced by RZA, here’s another classic Wu instrumental album put out in 2007 by Think Differently Records. As requested by my fellow Wu head, Versive.

Raekwon-Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Instrumentals) (2007)
01 Striving For Perfection
02 Knuckleheadz
03 Knowledge God
04 Criminology
05 Incarcerated Scarfaces
06 Rainy Dayz
07 Guillotine
08 Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)
09 Shark Niggaz (Biters)
10 Ice Water
11 Glaciers Of Ice
12 Verbal Intercourse
13 Wisdom Body
14 Spot Rusherz
15 Ice Cream
16 Wu-Gambinos
17 Heaven & Hell



T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 7)

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Picked up this CD single back in 1995 because it had the Wu-Tang logo on it. Three years later, Sunz Of Man finally dropped their album but only “Five Arch Angels” was on it. I know the other two tracks have appeared on various bootlegs and such over the years.

Sunz Of Man-No Love Without Hate (CD Single) (1995)
01 No Love Without Hate (Spiritual)
02 Five Arch Angels (Dirty)
03 Soldiers Of Darkness (Dirty)
04 No Love Without Hate (Instrumental)



Demo: Half A Mill – Fast Money & Foreign Objects

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Download the mp3 here where I did my best to fix the sound quality a bit.

Hahaa… Yet another raw as all hell Half A Mill demo has surfaced and I remember loving this one upon first listen years ago. And again, straight off a WNYU radio show rip and most likely from that ever so elusive 1995 Half A Mill demo tape. In this era of unreleased material getting pressed up, this one is at the top of a lot of our lists and has been for quite a while. I wish someone would get on that already, I mean, what better time?

And make no mistake, this is indeed one of Half A Mill’s greatest joints, in my opinion ((A lot of people highly rate Half A Mill’s two “official” LPs but I honestly don’t. After hearing some of these demos, his first 12″, and all those freestyles from WNYU, those albums were straight doo doo in comparison, aside from a few joints on each one. My opinion, that’s all. )). (more…)