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Baltimore & Washington DC Underground Parts 14-16 (1991-2007)

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Fresh off the heels of the last set come the next three editions of my Baltimore/Washington Dc. There are some obscure and dope cuts so don’t pass these over. If I had to pick some favorite tracks I’d probably go to ‘down with cpc’, unda pressha, and who’s this. I won’t lead you astray though. Let me know what ya like. Links and tracklists are after the jump. (more…)

Baltimore & Washington DC Underground Part 4

Thursday, March 12th, 2009


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

Baltimore & Washington DC Underground Part 3

Saturday, February 28th, 2009


Here’s volume 3 from the Baltimore/washington Dc area. A couple of these artists are actually from Lanham, Maryland. This is still one of my favorite mixes, 200+ compilations and almost 2 years later. ‘Peace, Unity And God’ aka P.U.G., starts off strong with ‘Living In D.c.’. Witness the killer scratching and mixing in the last part. It is so unbelievably smooth and dope I am hooked, Permanently. Do not be fooled by the name. ‘Peace, Unity And God’ ain’t no wussy christian rap. Production was done by Rick Frio and D.J. Shade. A discogs search didn’t turn up anything on either of these guys so if anyone out there has more info please hit me up! Some of the other rare gems on this compilation include tracks 4, 5, 8, 12, 18 and 22. There’s a fair amount of variety here. From the heralded early 90’s sound of Cage 1 to the heavy mood of Big Cuz And Dangerfeel this mix will have you nodding.

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01 (05:38) p.u.g – living in d.c. [washington dc 1992]
02 (00:15) dj kool – word to the marcus garvey [washington dc 1991]
03 (03:28) brother most – ready [washington dc 1996]
04 (03:32) cage 1 – poets giving criticism [baltimore 1992]
05 (04:48) defiant giants – the anthem [baltimore 1992]
06 (04:37) big u & the madhouse crew – raw deal [lanham, maryland 1995]
07 (02:49) ogun – bmore shit (all star remix) [baltimore 2006]
08 (04:36) ray lugar – holding court (bonus track) [baltimore 1991]
09 (05:08) little clayway – make it (radio version) [baltimore 2001]
10 (04:41) silouette – tru 2 what we do [baltimore 1996]
11 (03:45) felix cruz – stuck pt 1 [baltimore 1997]
12 (04:04) 3 levels of genius – rising star [washington dc 1997]
13 (03:30) constant deviants – competition catch speed knots [baltimore 1998]
14 (04:21) sparrow the movement – what you expect [baltimore 1995]
15 (03:36) black indian – 3 strikes [washington dc 2000]
16 (04:04) f-13 – kilz doc [baltimore 1997]
17 (03:08) the unspoken heard – mid-atlantic [washington dc 1997]
18 (03:25) norm skola – can’t be touched [baltimore 2000]
19 (03:37) labtekwon – the coming of day [baltimore 1999]
20 (05:34) asheru & blue black – b-boy [washington dc 2000]
21 (03:38) backland – is what it is [baltimore 2006]
22 (05:02) o.h.e – the struggle [lanham, maryland 2002]
23 (04:01) big cuz and dangerfeel – another brotha [washington dc 2004]

Some of these tracks you might not find anywhere else so don’t sleep!

–Schenectadyfan