28 November 2015

Astrobwoy - Comin Up EP

More heat from the Ghetto Tyylit archives. Featuring Anacron, Irie, and Prosper Jones.

21 November 2015

Supermarket - Dump Koch

As requested by Burak, another post from the Ghetto Tyylit archives. Here's what KaliYuga Pro had to say about it back in 2010.

"Another classic slept-on underground album from yesterday's radiosession. Supermarket, a hiphop group from Arizona, released this cd back in 1996. Apparently this was their only album as a crew and went under the radar for some reason.. Jimi the Mantis Claw and Brandon B later collaborated with well known west coast artists, so their names might ring a bell.. but in case you missed this album do yourself a favor and check it out."

1. Intro
2. 9 Items Or Less
3. Connect Four
4. MC Tasty Awards
5. True Feelings
6. Vibe Killers
7. When I Get Signed
8. This Ones For The Club Scene
9. Milk Carton Kids
10. Hardest G's Are Still Alive
11. Peaceful Recommendations
12. Specialists
13. Automatic Rapper Machine
14. Frontal Lobe Piercing (feat. Puma)
15. Calvin Speaks
16. Many Many Ways
17. G Floes
18. The Supermarket Experience (Freestyle)
19. Time Rhymer

16 November 2015

Emanon And Dream Sequence - Four Track Files Vol. 1

As requested by Matthew and as it turns out is another repost from the Ghetto Tyylit archives
I have a lot of good memories of when I discovered Emanon, I took a chance and bought the Acid Nine EP because it was a cheap add on to an order. After hearing it for the first time I was hooked, I loved everything about that EP, however being a fan of Emanon in 1999 was not easy as no one seemed to know anything about them and none of their other music was readily available. At the time I did what anyone else would have done, I listened to the 4 track EP over and over while waiting for something else to be released. At some point in 2000 I got my hands on a dub of the Dawn's Second Coming tape and that solidified my love for this group. 2001 was a great year for Emanon releases, this Four Track Files Vol.1 tape was released as well as CD re-releases of Dawn's Second Coming and Imaginary Friends. A few years later I had the pleasure of meeting Aloe Blac and Exile while Aloe was recording his track for the Kegs One - Knock Twice compilation and I got to see Exile kill it on the raps, performing his Exile For President track at one of the Below The Surface shows....I think there is video of that performance posted somewhere on this site.
One more quick story I just remembered that relates to Emanon. In my neighborhood in 2003 the local newspaper was delivered by a family, every day a different member of the family would deliver the paper. One day the teenage son came to deliver the paper at the same time that the post office was delivering a box of music, the paperboy recognized the name of the store on the box and asked if I was into hip hop. We chatted for a few minutes about music and out of nowhere he asked if I had ever heard of Emanon. Obviously I was amazed because I didn't think anyone really knew about them and at the time it seemed like such an obscure group to ask about. We chatted a bit longer about their music and how hard it was to find, he had only heard 3 or 4 tracks he dubbed off some friends. I told him I would hook him up and gave him the dubs I had received in trades before getting my hands on the CD re-releases.

Anyways, enough of my reminiscing, enjoy some more good music from some great musicians.

11 November 2015

Astrobwoy - Sloe Jamz

Re-post from the Ghetto Tyylit archives. From the liner notes:

"these beats were made with 2 turntables a sampler and a tape decc don't bitch about the quality cuz I don't give a fucc this shit is tight anyways i'm a turntablist beat maker"

5 November 2015

Culturama Vol. 2 VHS Rip

It's time for another video post and this time I have Culturama Vol. 2. Just like Vol. 1 this is another low quality VHS rip that I can't find any info about online. Despite the quality of my rip this video is well made and features some really good footage. Featuring The Coup, Konceptual Dominance, Anticon, Sole, Kirby Dominant, Dose One, Alias, Sixtoo, Zion I, People Under The Stairs, Cali Agents, Willus Drummond. Peep the Vimeo link below.

Jan 22 2015 Update: Do yourself a favor and check out this link and watch a high quality version of the video from the person who created it.

Culturama Vol. 2 on Youtube