Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Myka 9 - A Work In Progress

To speak honestly, it was hard for meeee to like that album for a very long time. It has solid beats but on some tracks I would have expected Myka to be more serious and more skilled like he used to be on It's All Love. Some tracks stand out from the average but then there is for example a track that is called "This ain't the shit". I think that it must have been the reason why I always underestimated this album but I'm happy that I haven't sold it! Besides some tracks its really a hidden treasure and a nice treat for fans of Myka. Be sure to peep The THIRDMAN's Blog where you can find the vinyl version with selected tracks from this album that was released by 247 records from Sweden.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rules Of The Game

Sacred Hoop - Retired

I can remember having copied this extended EP or album, no matter how you want to call it with its 8 tracks, from a friend from vinyl back in the day. And not long ago I was able to grab the CD and can now provide it to you. There are still copies left for sale on various platforms and I'll recommend to grab one copy, too. It's definitely a must have if you are a fan of bay-area related underground stuff.
Sacred Hoop consists of rapper Luke Sick, producer Vrse Murphy and the DJ Fondouglas who is replaced on later releases by DJ Marz. The same group organization with one MC, one producer and one DJ you can also find in the groups Third Sight and Glue to name two examples.
And what a surprise, Jihad of Third Sight appears on this album! DJ Quest and Eddie K of the Space Travelers also do.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Real High Life EP

The dig of the week is this fine record that I traded for a Mikah 9 record and also got a Candy's 22 record for it. Straight Bored Stiff ish that contains 8 tracks while the CD version contains some more tracks.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Glue - Seconds Away

This time I will present to you a group that is not from the Bay. The name is Glue and it consists of one emcee called Adeem who won the Scribble Jam twice and who is an Anticon affiliate, DJ DQ who is taking care of some Cuts and the beat-smith Maker who also produced 3 albums (be sure to peep em!) for Qwel of Typical Cats. In general the productions of Maker apply dirty drum sounds and can be compared with productions from Blockhead, Joe Beats, ANT, Alias and Void Pedal. Some of them beats also contain a note that is typical for the Bay like on the track "Mixing Excuses" were Neila could have hook up with Adeem! If you aren't familiar with Glue you should definitely check their music...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Foreign Legion

In my opinion this is one of the top hip-hop albums out. DJ Design created pure heat with his banging beats where its unavoidable to shake to your head to. Besides DJ Design, Foreign Legion consists of Prozack Turner and Marc Stretch.