HipHopSite.com Recordings

HipHopSite.com Recordings

Profile:
Now defunct Online and brick and mortar hip-hop store. Although they do not operate as a record label, they often released promotional records & other items for various artists.

From their "About" section:
"HipHopSite.Com started in 1996 by KUNV DJ’s Warren Peace and Pizzo. As the world’s first regularly updated news, reviews, and information source, HipHopSite quickly became the most popular site in it’s genre, receiving numerous accolades and awards, including multiple appearances on MTV.

1997, HHS birthed it’s online mail-order retail store, which served customers all over the world, supplying deejays with 12″ singles and LP’s. The service would soon mature to carry a large selection of CD’s, mixtapes (yes, on cassette), B-Boy & Graf videos, t-shirts, and gear, shipping out thousands of packages per month, quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in hip-hop’s corner of the music industry. All of this was initially done from an empty bedroom at Pizzo’s house in Las Vegas.

1999: After the success of selling thousands of Eminem’s independently released Slim Shady EP, HipHopSite teamed with the newly Interscope signed artist to create and host Eminem.Com. The site was built and hosted for free in exchange for the exclusive distribution rights for Eminem’s tour merchandise. Similar deals would follow with Kool Keith, RJD2, MF Doom, Demigodz, and many others.

2002: Saw the launch of HipHopSite’s fourth iteration, arguably it’s strongest yet. The new site allowed each artist and record label it’s own exclusive store page, plus working search engine, inventory control system, and other perks. While these features are standard in any online store in this day and age, this was revolutionary at the time, making HHS the unprecedented leader in indie hip-hop retail. This would eventually lead to the opening of HipHopSite’s retail store in Las Vegas at 4700 S. Maryland Parkway, right across from UNLV. The massive two-story, five room homebase was where are orders were shipped from, and incidentally the largest hip-hop specialty store in the world.

2004: At it’s peak of popularity, HipHopSite saw the birth of Preemptive Hype, an exclusive new music sampler available free to HipHopSite customers on both vinyl and CD. The exclusive discs were included in each order, putting folks onto breaking new music before anywhere else.

2007: As music sales across the board began to slump, HipHopSite began to consider it’s options, on whether or not there was truly a “need” for an independent hip-hop retailer any more, especially considering companies like Amazon could do the job faster, better, and more efficiently. Albums leaking online before HipHopSite could even get copies to ship to it’s customers led to a huge dent in sales across the industry. Coincidentally, the company’s lease on the retail store building was up for renewal, at which point HHS made the choice to close up shop. After watching Tower, Virgin, The Warehouse, and other music stores close, the writing was on the wall.

2007-2008: HHS launched HipHopSite Digital, a last ditch effort to see if there was anything left in the music retail industry worth salvaging. The answer to that question is “no”, we have found out.

2010: HipHopSite.Com still the news and information source that it always has been, but now relaunched completely without the retail aspect. In the site’s sixth iteration and fourteenth year, HHS now focuses on daily hip-hop news, music, information, now complete with all of it’s archived reviews and interviews from the last fourteen years."

In late February 2015 Mike Pizzo wrote on the site: "It’s Time To Say Goodbye…
"Friends, the time has come to close the book on HipHopSite.Com. After nineteen years online, I have come to the decision to bring the site to its glorious ending. As many of you have seen, over the last few months I have been working closely with original Source Magazine founder Jonathan Shecter in creating Cuepoint at Medium. Most of my time and energy over the last few months has gone into acting as managing editor of Cuepoint, delivering a wide array of stories that cover all genres of music. Having also spent much of the last 19 years as a DJ, my musical palette has expanded well beyond just hip-hop. Cuepoint is a place that has allowed me to write, commission, and curate articles from the best writers in the business. I am very proud of what Shec and I have started, so now it is time for me to fully devote my time and energy into making Cuepoint into the best place to read about music.

I’ve had a lot of great memories in creating HipHopSite, from purchasing product to sell in our retail shop directly from an unsigned Eminem at a Motel 6 to crashing the “Forgot About Dre” and “Stan” video shoots. From helping unknown artists like Jedi Mind Tricks, Little Brother, and J-Live get heard to chasing down MF Doom in a Las Vegas casino for an in-store. From running official websites for Em, Doom, RJD2, Demigodz to hosting in store events with Redman, Pharrell, KRS-One, Questlove, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Talib Kweli. It’s truly been an incredible ride, but now it’s time to move on to the next chapter.

I will still continue to write album reviews on own personal Medium.Com/@DjPizzo account and will deliver more in-depth articles directly for Cuepoint. HipHopSite.Com will remain online for historical and archival purposes, so the option is there to pick things up one day later in the future. But for now, the site will no longer be updated. To be frank, I am not interested in collecting the content that is already infinitely blogged across the internet for HipHopSite each day. I’d rather devote my time to delivering you bigger, better, harder-hitting articles and Medium’s Cuepoint is the perfect place to do so. So below are some links of a few things I have written for Cuepoint recently. I invite you all to comment, respond, and even write your own articles on Medium. Hopefully I’ll see some of you on the other side."
Contact Info:
[now defunct]
4700 S. Maryland Pkwy. / Suite 2
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Ph. - (702) 933.2123
Fax. - (702) 947.2290
Sites:
[l14240]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0002 Makeshift Patriot  album cover Sage Francis Makeshift Patriot(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0002 US 2001 Sell This Version
0004 Rap Beautician / Just Listen  album cover Edan Rap Beautician / Just Listen(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0004 US 2002 Sell This Version
0005 The Last Hit (Remix) / Crooklyn (Remix)  album cover The High & Mighty / Crooklyn Dodgers The High & Mighty / Crooklyn Dodgers - The Last Hit (Remix) / Crooklyn (Remix)(7", Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0005 US 2002 Sell This Version
0006 The Day I Fell Off / School's In  album cover J-Live The Day I Fell Off / School's In(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0006 US 2002 Sell This Version
0007 If You Got Love / Strange Universe (Instrumentals)  album cover Non Phixion If You Got Love / Strange Universe (Instrumentals)(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings, Uncle Howie Records 0007 US 2002 Sell This Version
0008 The Trip  album cover People Under The Stairs The Trip(7", Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings, More Soul Records (3) 0008 US 2002 Sell This Version
0009 Snow Bunny  album cover Thirstin Howl III Snow Bunny(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0009 US 2003 Sell This Version
0010 On The Strength / Black Amadeus  album cover Jigmastas On The Strength / Black Amadeus(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0010 US 2003 Sell This Version
0011 2045  album cover Soul Position 2045(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0011 US 2003 Sell This Version
0012 Here We Go Again / Wha'll Out  album cover Tame One / 8076 Tame One / 8076 - Here We Go Again / Wha'll Out(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0012 US 2003 Sell This Version
0013 Saliva  album cover Viktor Vaughn Saliva(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0013 US 2003 Sell This Version
0014 Printmatic  album cover Soul Position Printmatic(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0014 US 2003 Sell This Version
0015 War / Meccalicious  album cover Pete Rock War / Meccalicious(7", Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0015 US 2003 Sell This Version
0016 So Many Rappers / Meccalicious  album cover Pete Rock So Many Rappers / Meccalicious(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0016 US 2003 Sell This Version
0018 Full Course Meals  album cover Planet Asia Full Course Meals(7") HipHopSite.com Recordings 0018 US 2004 Sell This Version
0019 Double Trouble  album cover RJD2 Double Trouble(7", Ltd) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0019 US 2004 Sell This Version
0020 Hot (Remix) / Whose To Blame  album cover The Beatnuts / Chali 2na The Beatnuts / Chali 2na - Hot (Remix) / Whose To Blame(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0020 US 2004 Sell This Version
0022 Funky Rhyming  album cover Edan Funky Rhyming(7", S/Sided, Ltd) HipHopSite.com Recordings, Big Nose Recordings 0022 US 2005 Sell This Version
0023 Schoolyard Scrimage  album cover RJD2 Schoolyard Scrimage(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings 0023 US 2005 Sell This Version
102-X Nastradoomus (Volume 2)  album cover MF Doom & Nas MF Doom & Nas - Nastradoomus (Volume 2)(2xLP, Unofficial) HipHopSite.com Recordings 102-X US 2005 Sell This Version
1010-X Nastradoomus  album cover MF Doom / Nas MF Doom / Nas - Nastradoomus(2xLP, Unofficial) HipHopSite.com Recordings 1010-X US 2003 Sell This Version
HHS0001 Freak Fantastic / Against All Odds  album cover Swollen Members Freak Fantastic / Against All Odds(7") HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS0001 US 2003 Sell This Version
HHS003 Rain / Find You Out  album cover RJD2 Rain / Find You Out HHS003 US 2002 Sell This Version
HHS-005 God's Stepson  album cover 9th Wonder & Nas 9th Wonder & Nas - God's Stepson(2xLP, Unofficial) HipHopsite.com Recordings HHS-005 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHS-006 God's Stepson Instrumentals  album cover 9th Wonder & Nas 9th Wonder & Nas - God's Stepson Instrumentals(2xLP, Unofficial) HipHopsite.com Recordings HHS-006 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHS0017 03 Rap Up  album cover Skillz 03 Rap Up(7", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS0017 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHS-0021 Supervillains  album cover MF DOOM Vs. Inhumanz MF DOOM Vs. Inhumanz - Supervillains(7") HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS-0021 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHS - 101X1 NAStradoomus Vol. 1  album cover MF Doom NAStradoomus Vol. 1(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS - 101X1 US 2006 Sell This Version
HHS102CDX Nastradoomus (Volume 2)  album cover MF Doom & Nas MF Doom & Nas - Nastradoomus (Volume 2)(CDr, Album, Unofficial) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS102CDX US 2006 Sell This Version
HHSCD-001 Hotter Than Fishgrease (Vol. 1)  album cover J-Zone Presents Go-Rilla Pimps J-Zone Presents Go-Rilla Pimps - Hotter Than Fishgrease (Vol. 1)(CD) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHSCD-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHSCD-002 Days Off  album cover De La Soul Days Off(CD, Promo, Smplr) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHSCD-002 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHSCD-004 The L.J.'s (Instrumentals)  album cover The Likwit Junkies The L.J.'s (Instrumentals)(CD, Promo) ABB Records, HipHopSite.com Recordings HHSCD-004 US 2005 Sell This Version
HHSCD-006 Best Friends (The Long Lost Bombshelter Mix)  album cover DJ Z-Trip & DJ Emile DJ Z-Trip & DJ Emile - Best Friends (The Long Lost Bombshelter Mix) HHSCD-006 US 2008 Sell This Version
HHSEP-002 Days Off  album cover De La Soul Days Off(12", EP, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHSEP-002 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHS-PH8 Preemptive Hype Vol. 8  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 8(CD, Comp, Enh, Smplr) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS-PH8 US 2005 Sell This Version
HHS-PH10 Preemptive Hype Vol. 10  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 10(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS-PH10 US 2005 Sell This Version
HHS-PH11 Preemptive Hype Vol. 11  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 11(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Smplr) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS-PH11 US 2005 Sell This Version
HHS-PH15 Preemptive Hype Vol. 15  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 15(CD, Comp, Promo + CD, Mixed, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings HHS-PH15 US 2006 Sell This Version
none NAStradoomus  album cover MF Doom NAStradoomus(CDr, Unofficial, Sli) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Nastradoomus (Volume 2)  album cover MF Doom & Nas MF Doom & Nas - Nastradoomus (Volume 2)(CD, Unofficial, Sli) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none God's Stepson  album cover Ninth Wonder* God's Stepson none US 2003 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow Megamix  album cover D-Styles vs. DJ Shadow D-Styles vs. DJ Shadow - DJ Shadow Megamix none US 2002 Sell This Version
none 1988 Live: The Official Nineteen Eighty-Eight Mixtape  album cover Blueprint 1988 Live: The Official Nineteen Eighty-Eight Mixtape(CD, Mixtape) Rhymesayers Entertainment, HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2005 Sell This Version
none The Return Of Dr. Octagon (The Decipher Remix Series)  album cover Dr. Octagon The Return Of Dr. Octagon (The Decipher Remix Series)(CDr, Ltd) HipHopSite.com Recordings, Sandboxautomatic.com none US 2006 Sell This Version
none El Da Sensei Then, Now, And Forever(CDr, Comp, Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Mm..LeftOvers  album cover MF Doom Mm..LeftOvers(CD, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none Ghostwhirl  album cover Jonathan Toth from Hoth Ghostwhirl(CD, Maxi) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2005 Sell This Version
none The Hogs Sing The Hits: Pig Parodies  album cover The Boss Hog Barbarians The Hogs Sing The Hits: Pig Parodies(CDr) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Vintage Instrumentals  album cover All Natural Vintage Instrumentals(CD, Promo) All Natural Inc., HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2005 Sell This Version
none My Own Worst Enemy (Acapellas)  album cover Edo G* My Own Worst Enemy (Acapellas)(CDr, Promo) Fat Beats, HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none The Lp  album cover Large Professor The Lp(CDr, Album, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Eastern Philosophy Extras  album cover Apathy Eastern Philosophy Extras(CD, EP, Unofficial) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Lost And Found  album cover Royce Da 5'9" Lost And Found(File, MP3) Game Recordings, HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2008
none UnCommon Classics Episode 3: Full Circle  album cover Common UnCommon Classics Episode 3: Full Circle(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) 800Lb Gorillas, HipHopSite.Com Recordings none US 2005 Sell This Version
none Molemen Mixtape  album cover Molemen Molemen Mixtape(CDr, Comp, Mixed) 800Lb Gorillas, HipHopSite.Com Recordings none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Redheaded Stepfather - The Fake Leak  album cover People Under The Stairs Redheaded Stepfather - The Fake Leak(CDr, Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 9  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 9(CD, Comp, Enh, Smplr) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2005 Sell This Version
none The Throwback  album cover 7L / Max Bedroom 7L / Max Bedroom - The Throwback(CDr, Mixed) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 13  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 13(CD, Comp, Enh, Smplr) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none World Domination: The Mixtape  album cover The U.N.* World Domination: The Mixtape(CD, Mixtape, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2001 Sell This Version
none Life Vegas  album cover Felt (2) Life Vegas(CDr, EP) Hiphopsite.com Recordings none US 2005 Sell This Version
none "Infected By Devils" Megamix  album cover Cage Vs. Mighty Mi* Cage Vs. Mighty Mi* - "Infected By Devils" Megamix(CDr, Mixed, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Backpack Thugs  album cover DJ Five?* & Pizzo* DJ Five?* & Pizzo* - Backpack Thugs(Cass, Mixed) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 1999 Sell This Version
none Demigodz.com Winter Sampler  album cover The Demigodz Demigodz.com Winter Sampler(CDr, Ltd) Demigodz Entertainment, Hiphopsite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none Crazy Confusion And Other Treats  album cover The Juggaknots Crazy Confusion And Other Treats(CDr, EP) Matic Records, Hiphopsite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Horsemen Extras  album cover Four Horsemen (2) Horsemen Extras(CDr, Comp) Hiphopsite.com Recordings none US 2003 Sell This Version
none The A.L.L.I.E.S.  album cover 9th Wonder Presents The A.L.L.I.E.S. 9th Wonder Presents The A.L.L.I.E.S. - The A.L.L.I.E.S.(CDr, EP) Hiphopsite.com Recordings none US 2005 Sell This Version
none Leaky Mashups  album cover DJ Mighty Mi Presents Cage Vs. Tame One DJ Mighty Mi Presents Cage Vs. Tame One - Leaky Mashups(CDr, Mixed) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none The Feeling (6 Dollar Mix)  album cover Phoreyz / Max Bedroom Phoreyz / Max Bedroom - The Feeling (6 Dollar Mix)(CDr, Mixed) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 2.5   album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 2.5 (CD, Comp, Enh) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none Brothers From The Housing Authority  album cover Kutmaster Kurt* Vs. Motion Man Kutmaster Kurt* Vs. Motion Man - Brothers From The Housing Authority(CDr, Mixed, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 4.5  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 4.5(CD, Album, Comp) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 1.5  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 1.5(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none Megamix  album cover Grayskul vs. Mr. Dibbs Grayskul vs. Mr. Dibbs - Megamix(CD, Mixed) HipHopSite.com Recordings, Rhymesayers Entertainment none US 2005 Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 14  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 14(CD, Album, Mixed, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 3.5  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 3.5(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none My Posse's On Lexington  album cover DJ Mighty Mi My Posse's On Lexington(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Hiphopsite.com Recordings none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Top Kwelity Classics Vol. 1  album cover DJ Risky Bizness Presents Talib Kweli DJ Risky Bizness Presents Talib Kweli - Top Kwelity Classics Vol. 1(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Hiphopsite.com Recordings none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Preemptive Hype Vol. 5.5  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 5.5(CD, Comp, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version
none Mo' B-Sides  album cover Mr. Lif Mo' B-Sides(CDr, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Judge Wisely/ Neva Antiquated  album cover Jedi Mind Tricks Judge Wisely/ Neva Antiquated(CDr, Single, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Santa's Got A Motherfuckin' Uzi  album cover Mr. Lif Santa's Got A Motherfuckin' Uzi(7", Shape, Ltd, Pic) HipHopSite.com Recordings, Definitive Jux none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Lobster And Scrimp  album cover RJD2 Lobster And Scrimp(CDr, Mixed) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Mark It Zero  album cover Opio, Unjust (3) Opio, Unjust (3) - Mark It Zero(CD, Ltd) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2010 Sell This Version
PEH-001 Preemptive Hype Vol. 1  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 1(LP, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings PEH-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
PEH-002 Preemptive Hype Vol. 2  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 2(12", Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings PEH-002 US 2004 Sell This Version
PEH-003 Preemptive Hype Vol. 3  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 3(12") HipHopSite.com Recordings PEH-003 US 2004 Sell This Version
PEH-004 Preemptive Hype Vol. 4  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 4(12") HipHopSite.com Recordings PEH-004 US 2004 Sell This Version
PEH-005 Preemptive Hype Vol. 5  album cover Various Preemptive Hype Vol. 5(12", Comp) HipHopSite.com Recordings PEH-005 US 2005 Sell This Version
STH 4002 Things Could Be Better / Things Are Better  album cover Ernie And The Top Notes* Things Could Be Better / Things Are Better(7", Ltd, Promo) Stones Throw Records STH 4002 US 2001 Sell This Version
UFO9D02210954 2 80A4 Flyentology EP  album cover El-P Flyentology EP(CD, EP) HipHopSite.com Recordings UFO9D02210954 2 80A4 US 2007 Sell This Version