Haze* Presents DJ PremierNew York Reality Check 101

Label:Payday – 422-828 934-2, FFRR – 422-828 934-2
CD, Mixed
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Cut-up/DJ, Conscious, Turntablism


1DJ PremierIntro1:00
2J-LiveBraggin' Writes
Engineer, Mixed ByMark Mandlebaum*
Producer, Written-ByGeorges Sulmers
Written-ByJ. Cadet*
3Brainwash*Break It Down
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer, Written-ByT.R.O.O.K.U.L.A.
Written-ByNikon (2)
4LasterOff Balance
EngineerSteve Revilak
FeaturingEd O.G
Producer, Mixed By, Written-ByMadsol-Desar
5G-Depp*Head Over Wheels
Producer, Mixed ByQues
6DJ PremierSkit1:15
7Mr. VoodooShine
EngineerCarlos Bess
FeaturingA-Butta, Essence (14), L Swift
Producer, Mixed By, Written-ByCharlemagne
Written-ByA. Obiakor*
8Company Flow8 Steps To Perfection
Mixed ByJeff Cordero, Vassos
Producer, Mixed ByEL-P
Written-ByJ. Meline*, J. Ingleton*, L. Smythe*
9Shades Of Brooklyn*Change
EngineerKieran Walsh
Producer, Mixed ByDa Beatminerz
10L The Head Toucha*Too Complex
Producer, Mixed ByVinyl Reanimators
11DJ PremierIntro1:18
12Street SmartzMetal Thangz
Producer, Mixed ByOgee*
13RezidueInner City Blues
Producer, Mixed By, EngineerRezidue
Written-ByR. McCoy (2)
14Godfather DonProperties Of Steel
EngineerDino Zeruos*
Producer, Mixed ByGodfather Don
Written-ByR. Chapman*
15Brainsick MobMixmaster
Co-producerBrainsick Mob
Producer, Mixed ByPatrice Germaine
Written-ByA. Dempsey*, D. Wood
16Choclair21 Years
Producer, Mixed By, EngineerDey*
Written-ByK. Blake*, L. Fredricks*
17DJ PremierOutro1:58
18Finsta BundyFeel The High, Pt. 2
EngineerKieran Walsh
Producer, Mixed ByEvil Dee
Written-ByA. Suber, Walter Giddens

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Full title on cover: "Haze Presents New York Reality Check 101 Mixed By DJ Premier".

℗©1997 FFRR. Made in the USA. Printed in USA.

[Track#: publisher; copyright]
2: Only Child's Brother's (ASCAP)[adjusted to "Only Child's Brother's Music"]/Havick Music (ASCAP); ℗1996 Raw Shack Productions
3: DeSeante Music (ASCAP) [misspelled "Desante Music"]; ℗1997 Next Shi? Records
4: Copyright Control; ℗1997 Dark Records
5: Full Of Flava (ASCAP); ℗1997 Tape Kingz
6: Johnny Handsome Music (BMI)/copyright control; ℗1997 Fortress Entertainment
7: Copyright control; ℗1997 Official Recordings [misspelled "Official Records"]
8: Shades Of Brooklyn (ASCAP)/Chantelle Daddy Music (ASCAP)/T-Black Music (ASCAP)/copyright control; ℗1997 Pandemonium Records
9: Copyright control; ℗1996 Direct Records
10: Shystee Individualz Music (ASCAP)/ Omnifurious Music (BMI)/Organimz Music, Inc.(BMI)/ Stress Mode (ASCAP); ℗1997 Tru Criminal Records
11: Jeep Mix Music (ASCAP); ℗1997 Database Recordings
12: Don Town Music (BMI); ℗1996 Hydra Entertainment
13: Maurice Entertainment/Demps Doggs Music/Beer Money Music (ASCAP); ℗1997 Tape Kingz
14: Copyright control; ℗1997 Knee Deep Records
15: Captown Music/Shades Of Brooklyn/Beer Money Music (ASCAP); ℗1997 Tape Kingz

[Recording locations]
2: Recorded & mixed at Anatomically Correct and World Studios
3: Recorded & mixed at T.R.O.O.K.U.L.A. Crib
4: Recorded at Tom Waltons, Boston, MA. Mixed at Newbury Sound [misspelled "Newberry Sounds"]
5: Recorded at Some Kid's Crib, NY.
6: Recorded & mixed at Firehouse
7: Mixed at Ozone Studios
8: Recorded & mixed at D&D Studios
9: Recorded & mixed at Joe's Wax Museum
10: Recorded & mixed at Unique Sound Studios
11: Recorded & mixed at Data Base Studios
12: Recorded & mixed at Powerplay Studios
13: Mixed at House Of Sound
14: Recorded at Dey Production Studio
15: Recorded & mixed at D&D Studios

This CD is a compilation of independent New York City artists from 1997. It is arranged & presented by Haze (New York City graffiti artist) & mixed by DJ Premier. Blends, mixes, scratches and all that slick stuff: DJ Premier. Album mixed at Premier's Crib.

The intro/skit/outro tracks feature the voices of Mr. Dave & DJ Premier
Track 7 listed on cd as Natural Elements - Lyrical Tactics

Issued in a standard jewel case with fold-out insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Compact text): 042282893420
  • Barcode (Text): 0 422-828934-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout: 422 828 934-2 [email protected] A
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould ring): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1,2): IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0351
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0317
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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  • attila.novak.87's avatar
    A fantastic look into mid 90s New York hip-hop. They don't make them like this anymore.
    • DerFeindHoertMit's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      Imagine a mix tape created by the one and only DJ Premier gathering the best of New York's underground in 97: quality guaranteed.
      ~ This is for heads only, not for casual or commercial listeners ~

      Also check out Stretch Armstrong "Lesson 1". He's more conservative in his mixing style, but he offers excellent freestyles. Thus "New York Reality Check 101", and "Lesson 1" are complementary.



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