Archive for March, 2005

ESP >> Tha Alkaholiks


ESP aka Tha Alkaholiks:
Getz Funky
LA Law
Groove Yard
from Tha Alkaholiks-Demo Tape (1992/1993)

Before blowing up as Tha Alkaholiks, J-Ro, Tash and E-Swift went under the name ESP (Everyday Street Poets). I somehow got a copy of this, I dont even remember how. Disregard the sound quality because it does no justice to how dope these cats were before signing their deal with Loud Records. If anyone has anymore info on this Demo Tape, holler. The Alkaholiks are one of my favorite hip hop groups ever. So many dope records they’ve made… would be nice to get these tracks in vinyl format and near perfect sound quality.

Onto other matters,
You may have noticed that we’ve added some new blogs to the link scroller, so please, visit them all daily and let em know who got ya there (unless if they got one of them neat List Referrers)… I gotta figure how to get one on here. Holler if you can help.

We’ll.. that’s it for today. Leo and I are working on some tribute postings coming up so stay tuned. Peace.

-Audio1

p.s.
What’s up with Kardinal Offishal dissin the U.S.A. ??

ESP >> Tha Alkaholiks


ESP aka Tha Alkaholiks:
Getz Funky
LA Law
Groove Yard
from Tha Alkaholiks-Demo Tape (1992/1993)

Before blowing up as Tha Alkaholiks, J-Ro, Tash and E-Swift went under the name ESP (Everyday Street Poets). I somehow got a copy of this, I dont even remember how. Disregard the sound quality because it does no justice to how dope these cats were before signing their deal with Loud Records. If anyone has anymore info on this Demo Tape, holler. The Alkaholiks are one of my favorite hip hop groups ever. So many dope records they’ve made… would be nice to get these tracks in vinyl format and near perfect sound quality.

Onto other matters,
You may have noticed that we’ve added some new blogs to the link scroller, so please, visit them all daily and let em know who got ya there (unless if they got one of them neat List Referrers)… I gotta figure how to get one on here. Holler if you can help.

We’ll.. that’s it for today. Leo and I are working on some tribute postings coming up so stay tuned. Peace.

-Audio1

p.s.
What’s up with Kardinal Offishal dissin the U.S.A. ??

Its the Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid Capri


Kid Capri:
Follow me feat. Buckshot & Cocoa Brovaz
Creepin feat. Kurupt, Eightball & Too Short
from Follow Me/Creepin’ Promo 12″ (1998, Columbia)

I remember when I used to buy from the catalogs that Tape Kingz would mail ya every month. Kid Capri has a bunch of joints on there. This one is a strange 12″ because of who it features. You got the dope banger, Follow Me, which features the BDI MC Buckshot and the Cocoa Brovas. On the B-Side, you have a strange trio of Kurupt, Eightball and Too Short. I think Kid Capri wanted to experiment with a bunch of different artists, especially after all that east/west bullshit that went down. Heads had to show that there was no hostility. I think Kid Capri proved his point with his “Sooundtrack To The Streets” albums. Im unsure how great a commercial success it was. At least he gave it a good shot. Enjoy these two. My apologies for not posting this whole week. I spent an entire week up in Seattle working. While there was nonstop rain and wind in cali, It was sunny and cold up there. Good times. Ill have some more gems posted by tomorrow. Stay Tuned.

-Audio1

Crawl before you Ball

Saafir:
Just Riden’ (Remix) / Battle Drill
from Boxcar Sessions (1994, Qwest)

Originally from the Bay Area, Saafir came thru with one of those albums that appealed to thugs and hiphop heads worldwide. Right before he dipped to ATL (T.I. anyone????), He left “Trigonometry” under the alias Mr. No-No and these 2 hot joints off the “Boxcar Sessions” album. I’ll spare you all the details… I got a fuckin headache and wanted to post some new music. I’ll be back with more tomorrow.

-Audio1

p.s.
and I stand corrected. The “Just Riden (Remix)” wasnt off the album. It’s a track I had layin’ around. Thanks Aurich for the info.

Fela’s funk forever moves


Mixmaster Mike, Lateef, & Gift of Gab: Kalkuta Show
Dead Prez, Jorge Ben, Talib Kweli, Bilal, Positive Force: Shuffering+Shmiling

Off of the Red Hot Riot tribute compilation for Fela Kuti, a bunch of artists came together to do their best interpreting his influential music. The compilation was to raise money for Red Hot’s AIDS prevention and awareness program in situations like Africa. Definitely a dope compilation, lots of talent represented for a man who had more than enough. I’m still getting into his music, so I don’t neccessarily know how certain songs were flipped. Peace, and recommendations are more than welcome!

-BoogaLeo

Broke BBoys stops the cypher for a bit..


Rest in peace Lyn Collins, planet rock will definitely miss you.

Album wasn’t Hard 2 Obtain


Hard 2 Obtain:
Heels Without Souls / A Lil Sumthing (feat. Artifacts & Raquel) / Parkyard Lingo
From Ism & Blues (Atlantic, 1994)

Quick late night post. Hard 2 Obtain was down with a few folks in the right year. They also made a cameo on KMD’s Black Bastards. Stimulated Dummies (aka SD50)production all over the album makes it extra funky. I’m lookin for that “Isms and Blues” track, you’d think they’d drop the title track on the LP. Oh yea, also on this album you get some early appearance scratches by the one known as “Rockraider”. Enjoy

-BoogaLeo