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

Companies, etc.



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 (Scanned): 042282893420
  • Barcode (Text): 0 422-828934-2 0
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 3): IFPI L006
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): 422 828 934-2 02@ A MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 422 828 934-2 01@ A MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0351
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0317
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0365

Other Versions (5 of 9)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
New York Reality Check 101 (3×LP, Mixed)Payday, FFRR422-828 934-1US1997
Recently Edited
New York Reality Check 101 (Cassette, Mixed)Payday, FFRR422-828 934-4US1997
New Submission
New York Reality Check 101 (Cassette, Mixed, Promo)Payday, FFRRSAC 1312US1997
New Submission
New York Reality Check 101 (CD, Compilation, Mixed)Payday, FFRR828 934-2Europe1997
Recently Edited
New York Reality Check 101 (2×LP, Mixed)Payday, FFRR422-828 934-1US1997



  • jimmyrupe's avatar
    How raw is this album? "Too Complex" has skips, tracks 6 and 11 (the introductions) seem to be switched because track 11 references the G-Depp track that preceded track 6, and track 7 says, "Natural Elements - Lyrical Tactics" (it's actually Mr. Voodoo with the other NE group members, and the track is called, "Shine"; "Lyrical Tactics" is the name of another Mr. Voodoo track that preceded "Shine" on his EP). Yet those imperfections are also what makes this album so special. Cop this if you haven't already.
    • 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 3 years 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.


        For sale on Discogs

        Sell a copy

        8 copies from $13.00


        • Have:509
        • Want:302
        • Avg Rating:4.6 / 5
        • Ratings:77


        Videos (7)