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posted a review of Big L - Devil's Son EP (From The Vaults). 6 months ago
RSD at this point is a shitshow of overpriced reissues and novelties, but every year, there's a gem or two among the $35 picture-disc editions of the Cocktail soundtrack or whatever other dollar-bin record the majors are trying to mark-up. This right ... See full review
posted a review of Schoolly D - Saturday Night! The Album. 8 months ago
CRUCIAL reissue. Every track goes HARD. Still love how Schoolly would rhyme and drum out the beat on the sampler simultaneously. All the way live, for real.
posted a comment on Das EFX - Dead Serious. 8 months ago
So when's Get On Down or Traffic or someone going to reissue this with billion remixes and the immortal "Hard Like A Criminal"? I can't be the only one who needs this in his life.
posted a comment on Various - Soundbombing II. 8 months ago
Yeah, most of these tracks got their own separate 12" releases. Collect 'em all....
posted a comment on Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician. 10 months ago
Worth it for the bonus 12" version of "Baby You Nasty," but please note that there is a pressing defect during "Track The Movement" where there is some very noticeable glitching/clipping during parts of the last verse.
posted a review of Show & A.G.* - Goodfellas. 11 months ago
Very much a slow-burning grower, particularly if you were previously taken by the untouchable Runaway Slave (in the running for one of my favorite hip-hop albums ever). On Goodfellas, the atmosphere is much, much darker, dustier, and colder. Show has ... See full review
posted a review of Diamond* - Hatred, Passions And Infidelity. 11 months ago
A sleeper gem, Diamond D's second album is all about those rich, heavy beats, which overwhelmingly do not disappoint. The man himself still holds his own on the mic, though he does sound a bit subdued and exhausted, possibly because of the label drama he ... See full review
posted a review of O.C. - Word...Life. 11 months ago
An absolute classic record that still gets way too overlooked all these years later. O.C. was an exceptionally talented MC, on par with all of the lyrical heavy-hitters (Nas, the Wu guys, Organized Konfusion) of that era. The man oozed confidence, a ... See full review
posted a comment on O.C. - Word...Life. 11 months ago
For whatever reason, I just found out in the past week about the differing versions of "Ga Head" depending on the pressing. I've owned a Columbia House version since the 90's, and it has the "alternate" shorter version with the tweaked beat. Somehow the ... See full review
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posted a review of All City - Metropolis Gold. 12 months ago
A bit of a missed opportunity with this one. Starts out strong, but then goes kinda off the rails for the second half. While you have gems like "Metrotheme," Pete Rock's "Priceless," and the classic Premo banger "The Actual," the b-side features way too ... See full review
posted a comment on Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother. 12 months ago
Yeah, I had a tape copy back in the day with the bonus remixes, and "Mecca" was definitely the one from the EP. I figured All Souled Out had the "WIg Out Mix" that I had heard in the video, so I was really confused/disappointed when it was the same ... See full review
submitted Stretch* And Bobbito - Radio That Changed Lives - 11/2/95. about 1 year ago
submitted Wolf Eyes - Mugger. about 1 year ago
submitted Emeralds (2) - Untitled. about 1 year ago
submitted Decaer Pinga - Untitled. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Chaabi Music From Al-Maghrib. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on World Renown - World Renown. over 2 years ago
Would they ever consider/be able to put it out themselves? Gentleman's Relief Records has been putting out some great shelved 90's albums (Young Zee, Omniscience). Would love to see this finally see the light of day.
submitted Nick Forté - Overdoes It. over 2 years ago
submitted Anla Courtis - El Raspiarero. over 2 years ago
submitted Rust Worship - Routine. over 2 years ago
submitted Dreamcrusher - Katatonia. over 2 years ago
submitted AMK - Bungalow. over 2 years ago
submitted Chapels - Night Thoughts. over 2 years ago
submitted Howard Stelzer - Narrow Escape. over 3 years ago
submitted Rust Worship - Expulsion. over 3 years ago
submitted Derek Rogers / Sindre Bjerga - Split. over 3 years ago
submitted AG Davis - Audio Works. over 3 years ago
submitted Rust Worship - 11519. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Whitehouse - Birthdeath Experience. over 3 years ago
Even though Erector gets written-up as their "true" entry into what would become known as "power-electronics," Bennett and Whitehouse were pretty fleshed-out and confident right out of the gate with Birthdeath Experience. I can only imagine what such an ... See full review
posted a review of Prurient - Palm Tree Corpse. over 3 years ago
I heard this for the first time back in 2009 when it was initially released as a limited tape box. At the time, I saw it as a return-to-form of sorts for Dom, moving away from the more synth-driven, ambiguously melodic work of opuses like Pleasure Ground ... See full review
submitted Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping. over 3 years ago
submitted Aceyalone - All Balls Don't Bounce. over 3 years ago
submitted Snd - Tplay,1:5. over 3 years ago
submitted Crawl Unit - Proprietary Acoustics. over 3 years ago
submitted K.M. Toepfer - Instigate. over 3 years ago
submitted The Tenses & Guzo - Full-On Rager. over 3 years ago
submitted Zaïmph & Yek Koo - L’interieur De La Vue. over 3 years ago
submitted Witches Of Malibu - South Of Zuma. over 3 years ago
submitted Spine Scavenger - Pigs. over 4 years ago
submitted Lea Bertucci - Resonance Shapes. over 4 years ago
submitted Lea Bertucci - Resonance Shapes. over 4 years ago
submitted Pedestrian Deposit - Eleventh Hour. over 4 years ago
submitted Funkadelic - Maggot Brain. over 4 years ago
submitted Slicing Grandpa - Poor On The Grits or Smaller Than Beans, Bigger Than Rice. over 4 years ago
submitted Various - Re: Pulsion. over 4 years ago
submitted Shearing Pinx - Storm Majorities & Magnetic Tremors. over 4 years ago
submitted Cops (6) - Cops. over 4 years ago
submitted Caldera Lakes - Arranged. over 4 years ago
submitted Wretched Worst - Funeral Burning. over 4 years ago