Friday, July 29, 2016

Converse (Sho Nuff) Remix and Cassette Single Drops

When we were coming up with the idea for a cassette single release for "Converse" we thought of the days when there was either a dope b-side or remix on the tape.  I remember when Show & AG dropped "Next Level" and how the remix Premier did was just as dope as the original.  With that in mind I put together the Nyte Tyme Remix paying homage to DJ Premier's version.  (In many ways this remix actually is a catalyst to put together another round of "Revisionist History" tracks.)

In the meantime...

D&G are giving a glimpse into this project in the form of this cassette single.  The two different versions are limited to 50 and all are hand stamped, sealed etc.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

D&G Debuting "The Scepter & The Sword" at Chreece

D&G are proud to announce they will be debuting "The Scepter & The Sword" at the Chreece Hip Hop Music Festival on August 27th.  If you're in the Indy area, come see us unleash our epic.

More announcements to follow...

Something's Coming...

Monday, July 25, 2016

D&G - Converse (Sho Nuff) and Cassette Single

As D&G are gearing up to release their epic, they pull back the curtain a little to show the 1st track they recorded when they started working on "The Scepter & The Sword".  "Converse" pays homage to the Shogun of Harlem as D&G glow alongside their longtime homie Joe Harvey.  And to continue glowing, the "Nyte Tyme" remix gives a nod to Show & AG's "Nyte Time" mix DJ Premier did of "Next Level".

This glimpse into the project will also be celebrated as a cassette single.  (in two versions)

Bruce Leroy Green and Sho Nuff Glow with glowing wax seals.  Both are limited to only 50 of each variant and are available for preorder.  Each cassette single is stamped and sealed by hand as the duo has treated this project like a precious document.

The digi 12" and cassette tape will officially be dropping on 7/29, but you can preorder the items now as they will soon become a collector's item.  

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Klinik Dropping Battle Beats

Klinik is the man behind the boards of PHD (with J.O. and DJ Spoolz)  He just recently finished a bout of beat battles through the JBBL series with Jay Brookinz and the results are in...

Here's a selection of the man's battle tested beats and blaps.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Just Due Sampler Vol. 2 (feat. D&G)

Just Due recently dropped a compilation of tracks from their roster to act as a glimpse into their current and upcoming releases. To bridge off of the recent Monstarrrrs "Rampage" LP it features various cuts with all three members, Stak, Ace & Big Oil.  With that in mind, the jump off track is none other than D&G's "So Hellified" to bring the pain.

Get your Just Due and Stay Hellified!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monstarrrs - Rampage (Ace-One, Stakzilla, Big Oil)

Release the Kraken!!!

Monstarrrs is one of Ace-One's many groups and side projects.  The Rapmonster, the Kraken, the Kaiju... Goliath... this rap titian is on a RAMPAGE and he brought company with Stakzilla on the rhymes and Big Oil on the beats.  These Monstarrrs follow the themes that Ace's carried throughout his last few LPs/projects and like an ungodly disaster on a great city, the Monstarrrs come stomping through leaving a wake of destruction in their path.

With the energy and chest pounding bravado of a wrestling theme, "Takeover The Jam Sh%t" sets off the 8 track LP and to quote Ace, "It's ON!"  The trio are on monster mash busting beats, rhymes and eardrums throughout the whole project as it goes from the above mentioned track to the closing "Change Sh%t."

The tempos may change, the energy may ebb and flow, but it is nothing but a bumrush from the trio.  An end to end burner and much like any disaster, this LP attacks with force... and before you know it... it's calm as we see the devastation laid from the Monstarrrs.  But, unlike the monster movies of old, we want the rampage to continue and for the Monstarrrs to return.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

R-Juna - "The Inner Voice Part 2 EP"

Strongroots Records is a co-op boutique, but if there was an underboss, R-Juna would be the one you would "put some RESPEK" on.

The concept is simple... R-Juna on the rhymes, Iris on the beats and DJ Spoolz on the cuts. As simple as that is, it's also a complex project and with many layers.  This is a balancing act that many artists have to fight when working on a project tackling concepts like this.  Like a "spoonful of sugar" you need to find a way to get people to take their medicine and R-Juna has done that without coming across as too preachy.  Iris is in top form with the production providing a sugar laced head nodding backdrop for R-Juna to weave verses to.  And Spoolz wraps the bow on the package with precision cuts.  Guests are kept simple to Richard Cook and Ace One on "No Worries" allowing Juna to flex fully but allow what guests are on the project to shine like AZ did on Nas' debut.

This is probably the best I've heard from Juna and it easily makes me want another dose.