Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Chicken-N-Kalinka Vol. 18 [Flint, MI]

Side A
1. Dayton Family - Killer Gz
(Whats On My Mind, 1994, Po' Broke Records )
2. MC Breed & DFC - Aint No Future In Yo Frontin
(MC Breed & DFC, 1991, SDEG/Ichiban)
3. Skanbino Mob - Killaz On Yo Team (Feat Jake The Flake)
(Playin Fo Keeps, 1999, Tommy Boy)
4. Project Born - World Is A Ghetto
(Crap or Natural, 1996, Hard Luck Production)
5. Jake The Flake - Time 2 Go Legit
(Out 2 Get Rich, 1993, Stick-N-Move)
6. Top Authority - It Be Real
(Rated G, 1996, TRAK)
7. Mafia - Straight Mafia
(Criminal Personality, 1995, Funkstreet)
8. Alien Planet - Victim To The System 
(Alienated, 96)
9. M.O.S.S - Erb-N-Reality
(Erv-N-Reality, 1995)
10. Criminal Background - Criminally Insane
(Blood On The Wall, 93)

Side B
11. Cat Dat - Still In The Game
(G's Live Forever,,1995, Funkstreet)
12. D.O.A. (Dead On Arrival) - My Citys Goin Down
(Marked For Death, 1994)
13. Q - Go On Witcha Games
(The Man With The Plan, 1995, Funkstreet) 
14. Dope Zone - Life of A G
(International Controversy, 1997)
15. H.A.N. - How Ya Livin
(The Playin Groundz, 1995, Straight Strugglin)
16. Ready Ace- The Booth
(The Sound Booth, 2001)
17. Selby Hood - Flint Niggas (feat Nickle Bag)
(Patience, 1995, Black Sunshine)
18. Small World - Mary J
(Mary-J, 1993)
19. Prince "Nard" - Tattoo Memoreez
(Player Haters Hate Me, 1995, Prince Nard)
20. DFC - Things In The Hood remix (Feat Nate Dogg)
(Things In The Hood 12", 1994, Assault/Big Beat)

A compilation of rap songs from Flint, Michigan. The home of Dayton Family, Top Authority, DFC, MC Breed (RIP), Funkstreet Records and producer Steve Pitts.

(Dayton Family history, source: All Music Guide to Hip-hop: 
The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-hop)

1. MC Breed - The Deal Is The Funk
2. Dayton Family - Oxydol
3. DFC - Put Your Locs On
4. Project Born - Cross Da Family (Feat Project Mob & Children Of Da Corn)
5. Jake The Flake - Goodfellas (Feat Bone Skanless)
6. Top Authority - Livin 2 Die
7. M.O.S.S. - Marijuana
8. Dayton Family - Thru A Thang
9. Alien Planet - Fork In The Road
10. D.O.A. - Payback (Dayton Family Diss)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bigtyme Recordz
Houston, TX
Founder: Russel Washington
(Producers: Dope E, Ice Mike, Pimp C, Bruce Grim, Point Blank, Klondike Kat, The H-Bomb Unit, Mike B, Curtis "Def-C" Whycoff , Johnny "Tiger" Walker)

Point Blank - Prone To Bad Dreams [1992]
UGK - Banned [1992]
UGK - The Southern Way [1992]
UGK - Too Hard To Swallow [1992]
20-2-Life - Inside Looking Out EP [1993]
PSK-13 - No Ordinary Aggin [1993]
20-2-Life - Up 4 Parole [1994]
Point Blank - Mad At The World [1994]
VA - Bigtyme Recordz Vol 1: Still Afloat [1994]
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part One) [1995]
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) [1995]
VA - Bigtyme Recordz Vol II: DJ Screw - All Screwed Up [1995]
Wreckless Klan - Blowin' Up Tha Scene [1996]
20-2-Life Twenty-Two-Life [1997]
Point Blank - N-Tha-Do' [1997]
PSK-13 - Born Bad? [1997]
Point Blank - Bad Newz Travels Fast [1999]
PSK-13 - Flagrant: The Hustle Game Project Pt. 1 [1999]
Ice Lord - Now Who Dat[2000]
VA - Bigtyme Recordz vol III: American Dream Volume [2000]
VA - Bigtyme Recordz: Banned The Soundtrack - Mixed and chopped [2000]
DJ Screw - The Legend [2001]
VA - Bigtyme Recordz: All Screwed Up 2 [2004]

Bigtyme Recordz Compilation

Side A
PSK-13, Ice Lord & Point Blank - Bigtyme
(Bigtyme Recordz Vol 1: Still Afloat, 1994)
Point Blank - Nuttin Ass Bitch (Feat  Ganksta N.I.P., 38, DBX, K-Rino, Dope-E)
(Prone To Bad Dreams, 1992)
UGK - Cocaine In The Back Of The Ride
(Too Hard To Swallow, 1992)
Wreckless Klan - 4 Ever N A Day
(Blowin' Up Tha Scene, 96)
PSK-13 - Like Yesterday (Feat UGK)
(Born Bad?, 1997)
SPM & DJ Screw - Wheel Watcher
(The Legend, 2001)
20-2-Life - Backstreets
(Up 4 Parole, 1994)
Point Blank & DJ Screw - My Mind Went Blank
(Bigtyme Recordz Vol II: DJ Screw - All Screwed Up, 95)
UGK - Tell Me Something Good
(The Southern Way, 1992)
Big Moe & DJ Screw - Sippin Codine
(3 'N The Mornin' (Part One), 1995)

Side B
Wreckless Klan - Murda Man - Part One
(Blowin' Up Tha Scene, 96)
20-2-Life - Servin A Deuce
(Up 4 Parole, 1994)
UGK - Pregnant Pussy
(Banned, 92)
Point Blank & DJ Screw - High With The Blanksta
(N-Tha-Do', 97)
PSK-13 - Sunshine
(Flagrant: The Hustle Game Project Pt. 1, 1999)
20-2-Life - Inside Looking Out
(Inside Looking Out EP, 93)
UGK - Trill As Nigga
(Too Hard To Swallow, 92)
Wreckless Klan - Hiphop Blooz
(Blowin' Up Tha Scene, 96)
DJ Screw & Laid Back - White Horse
(3 'N The Mornin' (Part One), 95)
Southside Groovin (Feat Big T, Flex, Lil Flea, PSK-13, South Park Mexican, Zero Zhane)
(Bad Newz Travels Fast, 99)

Houston based label founded by Russel Washington in 1991. Bigtyme Recordz helped start the carrer of UGK (Bun-B & Pimp-C), DJ Screw and SPC rappers PSK-13, Point Blank and 20-2-Life (Killahoe & Black). Some of the greatest albums out of Texas like 20-2-Life - Up 4 Parole, UGK - Too Hard To Swallow, Point Blank - Prone To Bad Dreams and DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' Part One and Two was released on Bigtyme.  

"How did you go from making tapes to signing with Big Tyme?
C: Actually the tape that Big Tyme signed us on had all four of us on it, from the group that had merged together. Actually the tape was a combination of songs that we had been making for about four or five years in several different groups that Big Tyme heard. I had went to the mall one day with some motherfuckers I knew, I rolled out with a nigga named Marlon Banks and these two broads from Port Arthur in a hooptie, came to Houston and went to King’s Flea Market. We pulled up on the flea market and went up in there and this dude had a record store. And he had a sign outside the record store that he was looking for a group. So shit, I always walked around with a demo tape in my pocket ‘cause I didn’t know who I was gonna meet. So I went up to a motherfucker and played it for him. He actually wasn’t there, his wife was there, she was like “let me go get my husband,” that was Big Russell [Washington] who owned Big Tyme and that was the start of that shit. So he put the money up and we started going to the studio and recording every week, trying to get it going. I figured we in the big time now, lets go and get some producers that know what they doing, but everybody we went to get with fucked us out our money. The studios were fuckin’ us out our money, the producers were fuckin us out our money, givin’ us trash and when we looked around we didn’t have no more money. So Big Tyme, not having no more money came to us and said “What you wanna do – we either gonna stop recording or we gonna sell this goddamn dope and keep going to the studio every weekend?” We didn’t have no choice, so we started hustling. But not to buy cars and not to buy clothes. We started hustling to go to the studio. We’d hustle all week and at the end of the week we’d go to the studio every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And we did that until we got the record done. And you gotta understand this work was being sold in Port Arthur, not in Houston, he didn’t have nowhere to sell in Houston so the work would come from Houston to Port Arthur. And everybody had a job to do. Bun was in transportation, I was in packaging. The other motherfucker was in delivery. And we made that shit work and go the money to put us through the studio and get the record done. Everything was cool until the record got done and the motherfucker hit. That’s when this nigga [Russell] started talking like he was our boss. Like, “nigga we all sold crack to get this goddamn record done, what the fuck is you talking about about? You fitta give it us this little percentage over here and you fittin to take the largest [percentage] when we all risked our motherfucking lives to put this shit together.” That was the breaking point with us and Russell. We all hustled to put that shit down, and we felt like we all should’ve had ownership in this shit."

Pimp C on Big Tyme Recordz from his interview with Noz at Cocaine Blunts

Full interview here part: 1, 2, 3

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ruff Era Records
Founder: Henry E. Glover
New Orleans, LA
Producers: Crazy, Demon, Face Forever, Mr. Sinister, Ice Mike, T-Bone, Ezell Swang, Hakeem, White Boy Greg, Solo, Wydell

Face Forever - World of Crime [1996]
Legend Man - Pressure & Pain [1997]
Sporty T - Chromed Out [1997]
Crazy - I Shed Tears For The World [1998]
Crazy - Please Dont Kill Me [1999]

Ruff Era Records Compilation
Face Forever - Rollin In My Ride (Feat Legend Man)
(World of Crime, 96)
Crazy - Chopper
(I Shed Tears For The World, 98)
Sporty T - Dope Tito
(Chromed Out, 97)
Crazy - Please Dont Kill Me
(Please Dont Kill Me, 99)
Legend Man - Ruff Era Compilation (Feat Crazy, Demon, Face Forever, Mr. Sinister)
(Pressure & Pain, 97)

A New Orleans based rap label founded by Henry E. Glover. The first release was World of Crime by a duo called Face Forever, consisting of J.S. and Big Nut. They released their debut R.A.W. on RedRum Records a year earlier. Legend Man and Crazy from Murder Inc. released 3 solo albums on Ruff Era between 1997-1999. Ninja Crew veteran Sporty T made Chromed Out for Ruff Era in 1997.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Murder One Records
Founder: Pedro (Front Page)
East Palo Alto, CA
(Produced by: Sean T, G-Man Stan, C-Funk)

Murder One Gangster - Exposed To The Game [1992]
Sean-T - Straight From The Streets [1993]
Chunk - Break Em Off A Chunk [1994]
Roots - Roots From The Underground [1994]
Kaos - In The Mist Of Kaos [1995]

Murder One Records compilation 

Side A
1. Murder One Gangster - Smoov
(Exposed To The Game, 92)
2. Chunk - Servin Mutha Fuckas
(Break Em Off A Chunk, 94)
3. Sean-T - Get Gone
(Straight From The Streets, 93)
4. Roots - Buck Shots
(Roots From The Underground, 94)
5. Kaos - For The Money
(In The Mist Of Kaos, 95)

Side B
6. Roots - P.A.P.'s Going Murder One
(Roots From The Underground, 94)
7. Murder One Gangster - Act Nutty
(Exposed To The Game, 92)
8. Chunk - Watch Out For The Setup
(Break Em Off A Chunk, 94)
9. Kaos - It Ain't Easy (Feat Trigga Face, Scrib, Young C)
(In The Mist Of Kaos, 95)
10. Sean-T - Murder One Gangster
(Straight From The Streets, 93)

A compilation of tracks from Murder One Records out of East Palo Alto. Murder One started by Pedro aka Front Page and the roster consisted of M.O.G (Kaos, Sean-TTop Dog), Roots from the Underground (Papoose and Mobboss) and Chunk. Sean-T was the in-house producer.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Screw Tape compilation vol. 5 [C-Bo]

Side A
1. Money By The Ton
(Money By The Ton, 98)
2. Birds In The Kitchen
(Fear No Man, 95)
3. Thats How We Break Bread (With TRU)
(Back To The Lab, 96)
4. Bald Head Nutt
(100% Business, 97)
5. Straight Killer
(Locked In The Game, 96)
6. The Autopsy
(Bow Down, 97)
7. Aint No Sunshine
(Popped Up & Smoked Up, 96)
8. Break Em Off (Feat Big Lerch)
(The World Is Mine, 97)
9. Gotta Buy Dope From Us (With B-Legit & Too Short)
(Ridin Dirty, 96)
10. Big Gangsta (Feat Laroo & Lil' Bo)
(Are U Still Down, 98)

Side B
11. Who Ride
(Bangin Down The Strip, 95)
12. Cant See The Light
(9 Months Later, 96)
13. Murder That He Writ
(If The Price Is Right, 96)
14. 357
(Pussy, Weed & Alcohol, 98)
15. Murder Man
(Haters Stay Away, 95)
16. We Aint Hard To Find (With Tupac, Richie Rich & The Click)
(Back To The Lab, 96)
17. Realer Than Real
(Payin' Dues, 95)
18. Riders
(Same Ol G, 98)
19. Can We All Ball
(Symptoms of a Thug, 98)
20. Groovin On A Sunday
(South Siders, 95)

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Chicken-N-Kalinka Vol. 17 [Lord Infamous]

Side A
1. Long & Hard (DJ Paul)
(DJ Paul & Lord Infamous - Come With Me To Hell Part 1, 1994)
2. These Hoes (La Chat)
(The Man, The Myth, The Legend, 2007)
3. Tounge Ring (Three Six Mafia)
(Three Six Mafia - When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1, 2000)
4. Aint no love (Gangsta Blac)
(Gangsta Blac - Can It Be, 1996, Prophet Entertainment)
5. Lick My Nutts
(Lord Of Terror, 1994,  Prophet Entertainmenht)
6. Where's Da Bud
(Three Six Mafia - Chapter 1: The End, 1996, Prophet Entertainment)
7. Ghetto Chick (Dj Paul & Juicy J)
(Three Six Mafia - Da Unbreakables, 2003, Hypnotize Minds)
8. All Dirty Hoes  (DJ Paul & Juicy J)
(DJ Paul & Lord Infamous - Come With Me To Hell Part 1, 1994)
9. 3-6 In The Mornin 
(Three Six Mafia - Chapter 2: World Domination, 1997, Hypnotize Minds)
10. Triple Six Clubhouse (Tear Da Club Up Thugs)
(Tear Da Club Up Thugs, 1999, Hypnotize Minds)

Side B
11. South Memphis
(Lord Of Terror, 1994,  Prophet Entertainment)
12. Funk'd Out Loced Out (Lil Loco)
(Lil Loco - Yella Tape, 2010, Hypnotize Minds)
13. The Scarecrow
(Lord Of Terror, 1994,  Prophet Entertainment)
14. Pussy Stank
(The Man, The Myth, The Legend, 2007)
15. Drag Em From The River
(Lord Of Terror, 94, Prophet Entertainment)
16. Pop A Pil (DJ Paul)
(DJ Paul - Scale-A-Ton, 2009, Hypnotize Minds) 
17. Grab The Gauge (Triple Six Mafia)
(Kings Of Memphis Underground Vol. 3, Smoked Out Music, 2000)
18. Ridin Spinners (Three Six Mafia feat Lil Flip)
(Three Six Mafia - Da Unbreakables, 2003, Hypnotize Minds)
19. Lay It Down (Da Koopsta Knicca, DJ Paul, Skinny Pimp, Lil Fly & Lil Gyn)
(Da Koopsta Knicca - The Devil's Playground, 1994)
20. The Roll Song
(The Man, The Myth, The Legend, 2007)

A compilation of tracks from South Memphis rapper Lord Infamous. Half brother of DJ Paul and co-founder of Three Six Mafia.

RIP Lord Infamous 

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Dogday Records
Founder: Chris Graham & Jo Treggiari
Oakland, CA
(Producers: T.C, Reg, Chill Black, Mr. Laid, Stevie K, Funk Daddy, Andre Nickatina, Sean T, Boots Riley, Never, The Enhancer)

11/5 - Fiendin' 4 Tha Funk [1995]
U.D.I. - Under Da Influence [1995]
Closed - Caption Greens [1996]
Sir Dyno - Interview With A Chicano [1996]
11/5 - Bootlegs & G-Sides [1997]
VA - Attack Of The Killahoe [1997]
Andre Nickatina - Raven In My Eyes [1997]
VA - Million Dollar Dream: The High Powered Double Album ‎[1997]
Crooked Path - Which Way Is Up [1998]
Darkroom Familia - Penitentiary Chances [1998]
Taydatay - Anticipaytion [1998]
The Coup - Steal This Album [1998]
UNLV - Underground Nation Livin' Violently [1998]
VA - Cue's Hip Hop Shop Volume One [1998]
VA - Murder Dog Presents - Southern XXX-Posure [1998]
51.50 Illegally Insane - The Classic First Two Albums: Games People Play / Crazy Has Stuck Again [1999]
11/5 - The Overdose [1999]
Connected Of Darkroom Familia - Felony Consequences [1999]
Darkroom Familia - From The Barrio With Love [1999]
Darkroom Familia - Gang Stories:The Darkroom Uncensored [1999]
Darkroom Familia - Por Vida [1999]
Darkroom Familia - Veteranos [1999]
Los Traficantes - Matan Mi Gente [1999]
Sir Dyno - Chicano Chronicles [1999]
LowDown - Valley Of Death [1999]
51.50 Illegally Insane - A.W.O.L. Missing In Action [2000]
LowDown - The Dirty Dozen [2000]
Ms. Chambers - Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover Vol. 1 - Causin' Tragedies [2000]
Never - Show No Mercy [2000]
VA - Minority Militia: The Peoples Army [2001]

Dogday Records compilation

Side A
1. 11/5 - 11/5 On The Side
(Fiendin 4 The Funk, 95)
2. Darkroom Familia - You Aint Nothin
(Por Vida, 99)
3. UNLV - Nuthin But Life (Feat Cougnut)
(Underground Nation Livin' Violently, 98
4. Andre Nickatina - I'm A Pisces
(Raven In My Eyes. 97)
5. Sir Dyno - Dead in the Darkroom
(Interview With A Chicano, 96)
6. U.D.I - It’s Goin’ Down
(Under Da Influence, 95)
7. Ten Dolla - Get Dim G´s
(Attack Of The Killahoe, 97)
8. The Coup - Me And Jesus The Pimp In A ‘79 Granada Last Night
(Steal This Album, 98)
9. LowDown - 420
(Valley Of Death, 99)
10. 51.50 Illegally Insane - Sometimes
(A.W.O.L. Missing In Action, 00)

Side B
11. UNLV - Livin On The Edge
(Underground Nation Livin' Violently, 98
12. Connected - No Love
(Felony Consequences, 99)
13. Closed Captions - Greens
(Caption Greens, 96)
14. Ms. Chambers - South Side Sickness (Feat Tangueray & Secret)
(Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover Vol. 1 - Causin' Tragedies, 00)
15. Crooked Path - Young Playa
(Which Way Is Up, 98)
16. Los Traficantes - Chiva Negra
(Matan Mi Gente, 99)
17. U.D.I - The City Was Made For Me
(Under Da Influence, 95)
18. S.S.P. - If It Ain't Gangsta Shit
(Murder Dog Presents - Southern XXX-Posure, 98)
19. Darkroom Familia - Marijuana Dreamz
(Penitentiary Chances, 98)
20. 11/5 - Brousin
(Fiendin 4 The Funk, 95)

Dogday Records was created in 1995 by Chris Graham & Jo Treggiari. The Oakland based label released some jammin albums in the 90's like 11/5 - Fiendin' 4 Tha Funk, U.D.I. - Under Da Influence, Andre Nickatina - Raven In My Eyes, UNLV - Underground Nation Livin' Violently and compilations like Attack Of The Killahoe, Million Dollar Dream: The High Powered Double Album and Murder Dog Presents - Southern XXX-Posure. It was also the home of Darkroom Familia for a couple of years.


Darkroom Familia compilation
1. Cruise All Night
2. Hot Dayz
3. Seven Deuce Juice
4. Haunt You
5. Northern Killa Cali
6. From The Valley to The Bay
7. I Just Wanna Fuck Alyssa Milano
8. Ritaliation
9. Horse Head In Your Bead
10. Only The Moon Knows Where The Dead Lie


Info: Discogs, Darkroom Familia Bio, Interview with Never of Low Down, Interview with Taydatay of 11-5,