Why do labels keep fucking up and shelving perfectly good albums? Pacewon had a decent amount of street hype after dropping "I Declare War" but Ruffhouse didn't have a chance to get "The Pacewon Effect" out before they shut up shop. Columbia who owned Ruffhouse only kept around the rap artists that were making loot ie. Cypress Hill. This album came out much later with a revised track list as 'Won' but most of the joints on 'The Pacewon Effect' had disappeared into the abyss of industry shadiness.
Pacewon - The Pacewon Effect
Monday, February 26, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
This weeks gem is from Joe Buddha and Klashnekoff, who have just released a CD by the name of "Lionheart: Tussle with a Beast". Klashnekoff is one of our favourites around the Premium Blend "offices", with previous efforts such as 'daggo mentality' and 'murda' ranking high on the list of incredible songs to come out of the UK. If you haven't heard any of his previous material, I highly suggest you source yourself a copy of a CD called "The sagas of...". For now however, here is a little preview of his latest effort with producer Joe Buddha. This song is a certified Banger, and the fact that it features Kool G Rap (check unkut.com for a series Robbie is running on incredible G Rap guest spots) and Kyza only adds to its insanity.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Rawkus records made some bad moves in the late 90's one of them being shelving this Smif N Wesson album. A couple of these joints got reused on the dope come back album 'Smif N Wesson Reloaded' but the rest never saw commercial release. There are some tight joints on this album and I'm sure this would of been successful for both Rawkus and Smif N Wesson if it wasn't for industry rule #4080. Thanks to internet bootleggin' this album sees the light of day.
Smif N Wesson - Unreleased Rawkus Album
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Senim Silla and Onemanarmy (now known as One Be Lo)rip through this popular indie release, flipping over lo-fi relaxed beats. This EP isn't amazing but is worth checking out for 'Glen Close' alone. This was their first release from around 98/99 before 'Masters Of The Universe'. Hope you all enjoy!
Binary Star - New Hip Hop EP
1. New Hip Hop
2. New Hip Hop (instrumental)
3. Slang Blade
4. Slang Blade (instrumental)
5. Glen Close
6. Glen Close (instrumental)
7. Fast Food Joint
8. Fast Food Joint (instrumental)
Sorry my recording fucked up for the second week in a row. Stream back next week.
Downsyde - Something Natural
Def Wish Cast - Head Messer
Lake & Comega - Don't Start feat Greg Nice
Shawn Love - True Music
Adroit Effusive - No Edicate feat Funkoars
Hunter - Not The Sequel
Non Phixion - Refuse To Lose
Y'all So Stupid - 85 South
Crusaders For Real Hip Hop Thats how It Is
PRT - Hot Damn
Ed Og - Bug A Boo (remix)
Sham & The Professor - Can't Fuck With The Destruct
King Tee - At Your Own Risk
FLG - Funky Who's Deffer
Third Estate - Are You Satisfied
Koolism - Koolism '98
Clandestien - Invincibility
Clandestien - Track Record
Clandestien - Her Choice
Looptroop - Ambush In The Night
Czar Camanche - ?
Pete Rock - The Game
EZD - War & Position
Sean P - Jamaican
Bias B - Hot Shot
Mystro - Wizard Of Oz
Friday, February 16, 2007
To give our visitors something new to look at I went down no brainer avenue and pulled a couple clips from the tube. Sure they may be old but still piss funny.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I'm sneaking in ahead of the Kirk here to get my jam of the week in. Last week we posted something like 4 of them, so I'm sure it wont matter anyway.
I've had this new Apathy CD, Baptism by Fire, on heavy rotation since I copped it, the shit is good - real good. I was pretty dissapointed with Eastern Philosophy when it dropped. Ironically enough I thought his mixtape "Where's your album?!?" was a lot better than his actual album. So I was very pleased to discover this new CD was more like the "where is" than the "album", if yaknowhahImin. You can get it right now from here or you can wait for it to appear in stores. Until then, Here is a taste of what is to come. The track I've picked is "Oh My God" featuring Emilio Lopez, and its dope as fuck. Thats pretty much all you need to know.
Apathy ft. Emilio Lopez - Oh My God
ps. I'm using these mega upload links cause i dont have our server details (yes i'm an idiot), so be quick cause they expire
Thursday, February 08, 2007
We have won the title of Best radio show of 2006 in the Ozhiphop.com awards. Thanks to everyone who voted for us, the cheque is in the email.
Best Radio Show 2006: Premium Blend - 3D Radio -93.7 FM (ADL)
Slow Suicide Stimulus - Akinesia
Harsh Reality - The booth is mine
Hell Razah - Buried Alive
Joell Ortiz - 125 Grams promo
Apathy ft. Emilio Lobez - Oh my god
Sean Price ft. Chaundon - Hearing Aid
Move.meant - Rock Steady
Bronze Nazareth - Super Bowl Cypher
Apathy - Hip Hop is dead
FG - Premium Blend intro
Krs 1, Young Z, Tuffy, Last Emp - Yeah Yeah Yeah
Stig - Rhite Whino
Common - The corner
Bronze Nazareth, Byata - Street Corners
Blaq Poet - Bang This
Poor Righteous Teachers - Dreadful Day
Sean Price - Onion Head
Cypress Hill - Pigs
Mop - Cold as ice
Kanye West - Jesus walks
Jay Z - Friend or Foe
Beatnuts - Originate
Nas - Memory Lane
Jedi Mind Tricks - Outlive the war
Danjermouse & jemini - ghetto pop life
Xecutioners ft. Scram Jones, Saigon - Back to back
Verbal Kent ft. Rusty Chains, Wordsworth - Alley Rap
Outerspace - Blood Brothers
Apathy - Bobby Brown
Ill Bill - Dead Serious
Qwel & Mike Gao - A.D.D.
Ghostface - Daytona 500
Funkoars - Masterpiece
Last Emperor ft. Cocoa Bruvaz - The Umph
Trials - Mr. Trials
Eric Sermon - React ft. Redman
Biggie - Party and Bullshit
If it looks familiar it probably is - was stuck solo and underprepared so had to fall back on an emergency backup disc that had been played before. sorry.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
This has nothing to do with the rap group at all. Black Sheep is a New Zealand horror/ comedy movie due in cinemas in March. Seeing I'm too busy for a rap update and this clip had me in stitches I threw it up here.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
When I posted the first remix I had no idea there where two more to follow. This last one Nasty Nas puts on some dope 80's mc's. Hopefully these 3 tracks get some kind of official release on wax. I'm going to link all the remixes into this post.
Nas - Where Are They Now (80's Remix) feat. MC Shan, Raheem, Doctor Ice, Kangol, Kool Moe Dee, Sha Rock, Tito, Grandmaster Caz, Lique, Dana Dane, Pebblee Poo & Just Ice
Nas - Where Are They Now (90's Remix) feat. Redhead Kingpin, The Original Spinderella, Rob Base, Father MC, Monie Love, Mike G (Jungle Bros), EST (3x Dope), Positive K, Das EFX, Lord Doitall (Lords Of The Underground), Chip Fu (Fu-Schnickens) & Dres (Black Sheep)
Nas - Where Are They Now (Westcoast Remix) feat. Breeze, Kam, King Tee, Candyman, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix A Lot and Conscious Daughters
Kirk's got this site popping at the seams with updates at the moment, and is doing a kick ass job i might add. However I have been very quiet, because well... i'm lazy. Since he has already posted a jam of the week, i thought i'd do one of my own - thereby circumventing the rule that there can be only one 'jam' per week. In the last week I recieved a CD in the mail by a group called Movemeant, called "The scope of things".
I'm no good at writing reviews (because i only review things i like, so it invariably ends up in a couple of paragraphs of "this song is good... oh, and so is this one. This one too.. yeah"), but I will say that I like this CD, and if i were to review it - it would get the usual "this song is good, yeah this one too" treatment and at the end I'd tell you to buy it. Probably the standout track for me is 'Rock Steady', which is just Champ (the mc) flexing his rhyme muscles over DJ Spider cutting up doubles of Aretha Franklins track of the same name. I'm a simple man, with a simple mind - and I like simple things like a dope breakbeat and some tight rhymes - so this track appealed to me. Hope you enjoy it.
You can check out Movemeants myspace page here for more music and info -> http://www.myspace.com/movemeant
Movemeant - Rock Steady
Friday, February 02, 2007
Looks like we are going to see a bunch of these. This time Nas gets a gang of old school west coast artists on a track together.
Nas - Where Are They Now feat Breeze, Kam, King Tee, Candyman, Threat, Ice-T, Sir Mix A Lot and Conscious Daughters
Source: Diggers With Gratitude
Again this week I sat in for Kyza on Dope For Your Ears. Enjoy the show!
Smut Peddlers - Medicated Minutes
Smif N Wesson - Sound Bwoy Bureill
Wu Tang Clan - Can It All Be So Simple
Prowla - Renown feat Trem
Nas - Lifes A Bitch (Buckwild Remix)
Main Source - Looking Out The Front Door
Kool G Rap - It's A Shame
Nas - Where Are They Now (remix)
D.I.T.C - The Enemy
Declaim - Move On
Large Pro - After School
Diamond - When It Pours It Rains feat Jon Doe
Heltah Skeltah - Therapy
Low Budget - Speak Your Mind
Common - Food feat Kanye West
Dynamic Syncopation - The Essence feat Mass Influence
Pegasus - Rouge
Hilltop Hoods - Mic Fellon
Cross Bred Mongrels - Digital Criminals
Trem - Nineteen Ninety Two
2 Biz - Set The Place Ablaze
Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies
J Zone - Zone Mission
KMD - Sweet Premium Wine
J Live - Hush The Crowd
Reflection Eternal - Fortified Live
Obscure Disorder - Full Circle
Party Arty - Everyday
Redman - Whatever Man
El The Sensai - Keep It Live
Jeru - 99%
Organized Konfusion - Somehow Someway
Thursday, February 01, 2007
I had a go at Nas for his 'Where Are The Now' joint and his whole Hip Hop is dead steez, well I have to say 'Nas I forgive you'. Just found 'Where Are The Now' 90's remix where Nas gets a bunch of these rap legends back on the mic. Sure some sound a little rusty, but what an effort.
Nas - Where Are They Now feat Redhead Kingpin, The Original Spinderella, Rob Base, Father MC, Monie Love, Mike G (Jungle Bros), EST (3x Dope), Positive K, Das EFX, Lord Doitall (Lords Of The Underground), Chip Fu (Fu-Schnickens) & Dres (Black Sheep)
Source: Diggers With Gratitude/ Spine Magazine