Mainframe (7)

Mainframe (7)

Real Name:
Jon Ancheta


Mainframe (7) Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

SICWHITE100 Various The Future's Oldest Story Various - Absence Of Color Phase I & II(12") Sound In Color SICWHITE100 US 2003 Sell This Version
SIC 12100 Various Bonus Beat (Remixed By Daz-I-Kue 4 Bugz In The Attic) and 1 more… Various - MU.SIC(12") Sound In Color SIC 12100 US 2004 Sell This Version
UPA 3098-1 Various Doble Ooh (Remix) Various - Keepintime 12" Series: No. 3 Of 3(12") Up Above Records UPA 3098-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
XTINCT-12000, CF080-1 Various Get Krushd Various - Opera Xtinct(12") OX: Operation Unknown, Counterflow Recordings XTINCT-12000, CF080-1 US 2006 Sell This Version


Various The Future's Oldest Story Various - MU.SIC (Comp) Sound In Color US 2003 Sell This Version
none Various Future's Oldest Story Various - Geisha House & Dolce Enoteca Presents: Sound In Color Vol. 1(2xCD, Comp) Sound In Color none US 2006 Sell This Version
EDV-001 Various Booyakah Shots Various - Pieces I(Cass, Album, Comp, Ltd, Pur) EveryDejaVu EDV-001 2015 Sell This Version


SPOTLIGHT MixCDR DJ Amagumo The Future's Oldest Story DJ Amagumo - The Mix(CDr, Mixed) Spotlight Records (3) SPOTLIGHT MixCDR Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none DJ Revise The Futures Oldest Story DJ Revise - Old Number Seven(CD, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version


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March 22, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
yo bro get a twitter so we can follow you and get more of your projects...I found out that you were the founder of operation ox??? (label which even had j dilla projects on it??) later to have been replaced by sound in should sell that unreleased operation ox/sound in color stuff AND PUSH THOSE LABELS BACK UP!!!!!! AND MAKE MORE PROJECTS FAM, PEACE!!!!!!!

"One of the greatest hip hop albums never heard. 'Titus' was an Operation Unknown release to follow J Dilla's critically acclaimed album Jay Love Japan. Titus is raw. It harkens to Dilla Donuts with each song being short but working as one piece. The verses focus on everything from inner city struggles, relationships, and visions of his past life as heir to an ancient throne. Lyrics like "Now who will be the first of any race to step forward and stand for unity of all human kind?" ring heavier today than ever. Baatin even introduces a new rap style on 'Howa' (8:33) by rapping in Ancient Hebrew. In one line he speaks on his past life, and on the next line he is back in the car with a gun ready to ride in the cold city of Detroit. Baatin, a co-founder of Slum Village with J Dilla, shows us he was an evolved spirit that spent this life existing in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Detroit. With lines like "I cry for the world and laugh at myself, this life I'm living is not designed for the wealth, it's for the life force". Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs is quoted as saying that Baatin is his favorite rapper. While one of Baatin's favorite rappers was 2pac, and always wanted to do a song with him. That being impossible, he imitates 2pac's style (23:33), then does a verse as Baatin. 2012 is a perfect time to reintroduce this album to the world. Baatin's message is more potent now than it was when he recorded this album. The album 'Titus' is going on 8 years old, and still sounds timeless. We should also remember that Baatin gave his life for this music. Due to Operation Unknown's legal issues with Dilla's estate, the album was never released, and OX couldn't support Baatin in the way they should of. Although some singles were released from this album, Baatin passed away before ever seeing this full album released. Jay Love Japan was intended to be the album to finance the next OX releases. Jay Love Japan was shelved by Dilla's major label selected estate based on a contract technicality. MaDukes, Dilla's mother, explains the greed of this estate and how they were later sued and removed for illegally stopping J Dilla's side projects: and Unfortunately profits from the sale of Jay Love Japan went to pay court fees instead of releasing albums. 2 years later, the estate receded and paid Operation Unknown a fraction of what they spent on lawyer fees, and promised a percentage of a now bootlegged album. Operation Unknown is now a defunct label and probably LA's most talented line up of hip hop artists ever assembled. Operation Unknown was the reincarnation of the seminal label Sound In Color founded by Mainframe. In 2006, Operation Unknown had releases or collaborations lined up with J Dilla, Ruckazoid, GB, Exile, J Davey, Baatin, KRS ONE, Oh No, Pac Div, Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi, KRS One, Miguel, Raekwon, and many more. Shout out to Operator X and Mainframe." from Ruckazoid's youtube