October 24, 2014

October 21, 2014

Showbiz & AG - Stand Strong

I consider Showbiz & AG's 'Goodfellas' a top ten hip hop album. You never really hear this LP mentioned when people talk about favorites, but for me it is's definitely up there. The production sound Showbiz had during this time was so unique. It was a departure from the jazzy, funky stuff they were doing on 'Runaway Slave' to a more cryptic, grimy sound.

I picked up this 'Unreleased Shit' a while back for 'Under Pressure,' which was an incredible track I thought needed a spot on the LP. Going back to it recently, I forgot about this track 'Stand Strong,' which was equally as dope. You had AG at his best, Lord Finesse on the hook, and Showbiz with the gutter beats that matched the rest of the album. The way he throws the samples in and out at the end is pretty fresh too. 

Showbiz & AG - Stand Strong

October 20, 2014

20 years of DJing

It was around this time 20 years ago, in 1994, when I got my first DJ set-up. A pair of Technics 1210s and a Gemini Scratchmaster mixer. I don't often do editorial pieces on my blog, but seeing this year marks my 20th year of DJ'ing, I wanted to write up a little piece to mark this occasion.


October 1, 2014

Fuse Crate Diggers

Really diggin' these episodes.
This should be a show on the History channel.
Here are some of my favorites...


September 29, 2014

Platter World


Platter World in Garfield NJ will be closing this November after an incredible 40 year run. They are eager to get rid of all their stock and have dropped the prices down to $3 per record. Just wanted to give them some promotion to help out as it's been one of my favorite spots, and a staple in Garfield, for a very long time. Check them out if you get the chance.

September 14, 2014

Re-Up: Future Flavors 6-15-1996


Here's a Future Flavors show, with Pete Rock & Marley Marl on Father's Day, 1996. Ed Lover was in the studio. This one is courtesy of DJ Emskee from the Underground Railroad, so definitely big shouts.




July 31, 2014

July 29, 2014

Stretch & Bobbito 10-13-1994




This is another Stretch Armstrong Show from Koop's collection. Featured guests include The Genius, Killah Priest and Mad Skillz. The second half of this show that features Common Sense and Infinity and comes courtesy of A-One posted here back in 2008. Peace to Stretch & Bobbito and everyone looking out with tapes and rips.



July 15, 2014

Underground Railroad 3-4-2000




Here's an Underground Railroad show from March 2000. You get a good 90 minutes from DJ 3-D, MonkeOne, Jay Smooth, and co.  Monkone plays some older stuff on here too. Enjoy.