29 October 2011

Zest The Smoker - 3 Faces Da Shape Shifter

3 Faces The Shape Shifter is a short 8 song EP from Zest The Smoker released sometime in the 90's. I don't have a lot of info about this release, it doesn't show up on discogs and there is no mention of it on Zest's myspace, facebook or last.fm account. If you have any info about this please let me know.

22 October 2011

Spex - Inspirations


More Spex, everyone wants more Spex. I've had lots of emails from people looking for more music from Spex and the 1628 Factor crew, so here it is. I first heard this album on a trip to the Bay area in 2003, I met Spex and we got talking about music, he asked me when I was leaving and told me he would drop off some tapes for my trip home. The night before I left there were 2 tape dropped off at the place I was staying, Inspirations was one of them. Thanks to Spex for hitting me off with good music, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.



Tracklist:
1. Hard 2 Remain
2. Years Of Tension
3. Someway Knowhow
4. Extra Credit
5. Little Did You Know feat. Brewmasta, Maleko
6. Team Effort feat. Autoflo, Maleko, Optimus Rhymes
7. Close The Book feat. Brewmasta
8. Extra Credit 2
9. Different Designs feat. Bucc Rogerz
10. After The Other feat. Brewmasts, Bucc Rogerz
11. Extra Credit 3
12. Redwood Rebels
13. Extra Credit 4
14. Untitled
15. Untitled

Production: Tracks: 9, 10 Bucc Rodgerz, Tracks: 2 , 12 Kegs One, Track: 6 Slugsworth

16 October 2011

The Remaining Factor (Spex And Brewmasta) - Deforestation Vol. 1


Since every album from the 1628 Factor or members of the crew have been very popular I though I would continue the trend and bring you The Remaining Factor - Deforestation Vol 1. More good music from good people, enjoy.

Tracklist:

1. Code Name
2. The Difference
3. Architecture
4. Soul Sale
5. Steady Flow
6. Deforestation
7. Life Is Repedative
8. After The Other feat: Buck Rodgers
9. Lyricalandoriginal02
10. Blank Sheet Destroyer

13 October 2011

Zaire Black & June 22 - Experiments With The Truth


I've always felt that Zaire Black and June 22 are two of the most slept on west coast artists. Neither of them have a large discography, however the music they've released has been really good. Experiments with the truth is a prime example of this as they combine to create one of my favorite post Y2K albums. Featuring guest appearances from Able Body One and Vesuvio of Anonymous, Astro, Natty Roots, Warbux, Stew, Ceylon, Dmalt and Lastman.

Tracklist:
1. Relax
2. Experiments With Truth
3. Reaching Out
4. Initiation feat. Able Body One and Vesuvio
5. Callin' All feat. Astro, Natty Roots and Warbux
6. Cali Built
7. B-Boy Break
8. Top Rankin
9. Day Tripper
10. Power Of The Trinity
11. Jah Jah
12. Celstia L's feat. Stew and Warbux
13. Oh My Lord
14. Stoned Lions feat. Ceylon
15. Flag
16. Clear
17. AD77
18. Rockin' This feat. Dmalt, Lastman
19. Wicked System
20. Subduction
21. Chants
22. Confusion
23. Recipients
24. The West Is

Producers: Jinsen (Tracks 12, 19), June 22 (Tracks 1-4, 6-11, 14, 15, 18, 20-24), Natty Roots (Track 5), Mr. Zinn (Track 16)
Scratches: Dj Drez (Tracks 4, 6, 11, 16, 17), Westafa (Tracks 2, 5, 10, 18), Doze77 (Track 8), Xile (Track 8)

4 October 2011

Exile - Imaginary Friends


Imaginary friends is another classic mixtape from Dj Exile of Emanon. Exile takes a similar aproach on this tape as he did on Dawn's Second Coming with side 1 being a mixtape and side 2 consisting of Emanon tracks. As you would imagine this tape is really good and Exile kills it on side 1. This has always been one of my favorite tapes and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.