Posts Tagged ‘mad skillz’

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 3: Holiday Edition)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

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For some, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until we see our pals John McClain, Kevin McCallister or Ralphie Parker. Episode 3 is our holiday special and its packed with classics from OutKast, Redman, Common, Lord Finesse, Big Pun, Nas, Screwball, The Roots, Mad Skillz, The Beatnuts and L.O.T.U.G., plus new music from The LOX, Snowgoons, Meyhem Lauren and Hus Kingpin & SmooVth. And what’s our show without a little banter? We each discuss/diss our favorite years in hip-hop as well as our guilty pleasures. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this show!

Download Take It Personal (Ep 3 Holiday Edition).mp3 from Omerta.is

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Shawn J. Period – The Unspoken 90’s

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

 

A few years ago we had ran a Shawn J Period production spotlight, which captured some of his greatest work. It was definitely a popular piece as we helped many people get acquainted or re-acquainted with the man they call Shawn J. Unfortunately, Shawn stopped making beats all together once the millennium hit. Luckily for us, Vinyl Tapes has teamed up with Shawn J. Period to release an instrumental album, one of many to come. For all the vinyl lovers out there, you can now cop this release directly from their site.

SIDE A: Living the Street, Under My Breathe, Mos of the Time, Sprink Wall, Flower Rose, Red Hear
SIDE B: Life Worth, Type Set, Super Dope, Lunar Sunday, Farside Moon

Vinyl Tapes is a new vinyl only label based out of Brooklyn NYC. Shawn J. Period’s “The Unspoken 90’s Volume One” is the first in its series of unreleased Hip-Hop instrumentals from the Golden Era. This record picks up where “Frontline” and “Universal Magnetic” left off, when Shawn stopped sampling and began creating all of his music from scratch. The result is a wider and warmer breadth of music where the musicality of Shawn J. Period emerges. The beats are complete with bridges and breaks, shattering the monotony that can often be all too common from an instrumental release.

The record contains “Living the Street”, the heavily sought after track from the NOTORIOUS movie score. They are pressed on translucent red vinyl with the first hundred signed by Shawn J. Period. The covers are thick heavy gloss with a poster insert with every record.

Check out the samples here.

Order vinyl here.

Shawn J Period – Production Spotlight

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Shawn J Period was a dope mid-to-late 90s producer that hooked up beats for The Artifacts, Bush Babees, Mad Skillz, Mos Def, Black Star, J-Treds, etc. He became a born-again christian right around the turn of the century, and shortly thereafter, he disappeared from the hip hop scene. Here’s a two volume set of tracks that he produced between the years of 1996 and 1999. He also handled production for his group “Down South” between the years of 1994 and 1995, so I’m including a link for their “Lost In Brooklyn” LP. Be aware that his Down South era production style is drastically different from the sound that he provided between the years of 1996 and 1999.

Artifacts – 31 Bumrush

Artifacts – Art Of Facts

Artifacts – Break It Down

Artifacts – Return To Da Wrong Side

Artifacts – To Ya Chest

Artifacts – Where Ya Skillz At?

Artifacts – Who’s This

BCC – Illa Noyz

Bush Babees- God Complex

Bush Babees – Gravity Intro

Bush Babees- Melting Plastic

Heltah Skeltah – Place To Be

J Treds – Never Too Much

Mad Skillz – All In It

Mos Def, Q-Tip & Tash – Body Rock

Mos Def – Universal Magnetic

Mos Def – If You Can Huh…

Wizdom Life – Fruits Of Labor

Download everything in one mediafire folder:
http://www.mediafire.com/?mdmmuyd4tmy

I have another 100 MB worth of Shawn J tracks that I left out of this, so if you’re looking for anything in particular, post a request in the comments section.

The aforementioned Down South LP:

Down South – Lost In Brooklyn (1994)

http://rapidshare.com/files/117099195/Down_South_-_Lost_In_Brooklyn__1994_.rar

–Roy Johnson

Echo(Lyricist Lounge) Mixtapes Vol.2-5

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Some of you might remember these dope little tapes.One would get a free tape with the purchase of an Echo t-shirt and there was always something good on them.I had the one with the Problems joint on it and one of my boys had another one.Up until recently,I had never even seen the rest of them.Props to T.R.O.Y poster DULLAH for blessing us with these:

Download Volume 2 here
Download Volume 3 here [–re-upped 07/29/2012]
Download Volume 4 here
Download Volume 5 here

Stay tuned for Volumes 1 and 6!

–verge