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…

E.S.G. Sued by E.S.G.

Normally when I write about a music-related law suit, it’s a publisher/content owner suing a rapper over a sample. In this case, it’s 1 sister suing 2 others. E.S.G, the funk/punk band from the South Bronx is the subject of 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…

Blues Rock Drum Break

Fancy was a blues/rock/pop group comprised of session musicians – produced by Mike Hurst. The lead vocalist of the group, Helen Caunt was a former Penthouse Pet (maybe she knew Lynn Carey from Mama Lion!?). Despite their first album being READ MORE…

Tru Life – When Your a Thug

When You’re a Thug, you don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re“… All jokes aside, the story of rapper Tru Life is a sad one. The Puerto Rican MC from New York got his start in 1999/2000 with the READ MORE…

Guru – Behold

R.I.P. to Guru, whose birthday recently passed on July 17th. To celebrate his career, I posted up a rare 12-inch I found while digging in the crates a few days ago. Once again, underground producer and DJ J-Love is behind READ MORE…