Have a Very N.O.R.E. Christmas…

And a Thugged Out New Year! Queens rappers Capone-N-Noreaga were riding the success of their classic album The War Report by 1997. With Capone in jail and N.O.R.E. well on the road to becoming a solo artist, Penalty Recordings decided READ MORE…

Guru – Freestyle (1995)

Freestyles from Guru (RIP) are rare to begin with. There are only a handful that I know of. This one comes courtesy of New York DJ Doo Wop (of the Bounce Squad). The freestyle was recorded around the time Gang READ MORE…

Heather B – Steady Rockin

All glocks down! Why am I posting up a Heather B song? This one happens to be produced by none other than DJ Premier. Heather B and Premo have worked together before and even released a single through his Works READ MORE…

Now Born Click

“Once you heard Wu, outta the blue, now your family’s from Shaolin…” – Ghostface Killa If you were outside of the New York area in 1995 when these lines were said by Ghost, you probably have no idea what he READ MORE…

Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Ill Style Live

Back in the day when people still bought music, record labels released some pretty interesting promotional albums. One of the better promotional albums was Ill Style Live by Elektra East/West Records released in 1995. The album featured live performances by READ MORE…

Onyx – Cold Case Files Volume 2

Move back mutha phuckaz, the Onyx is here! I just copped this new compilation of previously unreleased Onyx songs from the mid-90’s. Volume 2 of the Cold Case Files picks up right where the last volume left off. The sound READ MORE…

U-Krime – American Me

I have virtually no information about the group U-Krime other than what I can find on the liner notes of this 12-inch single from 2001. U-Krime was a group comprised of 2 twins, the Aquino brothers. So why are they READ MORE…

Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over (Large Professor Remix)

There are very few official GangStarr remixes in existance. Many of the real remixes are by DJ Premier himself. Fortunately, this one comes to us from the maestro himself, Large Professor AKA Extra P. The original version of “Got to READ MORE…