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Oct 16 '14

Project Oasis | Time Is Ticking | 1997

Group from Philly, formed by Ben-La, Karizma, Kariz, and Saleem. Their album ”The Green Bag EP” was released in 1997 but has been recently repressed by Sergent Records.

Oct 16 '14

Chapter 3 | Butter Hit | 1993

Short-lived group from The Boogie Down Bronx, originally signed to Guru’s label Ill Kid Records although their only album ”Ruff - N - Tuff” was finally released independently on their label Chapter III Records. All in all, Guru is credited as the producer of one of the songs titled ”Sounds Of Clap”.

Oct 16 '14

R.O.C. | Check Out My Vocals | 1993

Group from San Jose, CA, originally called ”N-EFFECT” but that changed into R.O.C (Renaissance Of Chaos) after they signed with L.A.- based label Scotti Bros Records. In 1992 they reached a local big hit single with ”Dedicated To My Girl” which sampled ”My Girl” from The Temptations and that was even remixed by Diamond D from D.I.T.C. crew. The following year the group dropped their last album to date entitled ”Bring The Chaos”, on Riot Records.

Oct 12 '14

AMG | Bitch Betta Have My Money | 1991

First single from the debut album by Ohio-born, L.A.-based rapper AMG, produced by DJ Quick and released on Select Records in 1991. The album didn’t cause much impact, but was followed by ”Ballin’ Out Of Control” in 1995, and ”Bitch Betta Have My Money 2001” in 2000. In 2007, AMG and DJ Quick formed the group ”The Fixxers” and were in the process of recording a new album titled ”Midnite Life”, but it was later scrapped after someone involved in the project tried to illegally sell bootlegs of the album over the internet, which caused its leak to the general public.

Oct 12 '14

Nile Kings | Listen To The Light | 1990

Old school group formed by Shafiq Husayn, Sudan Jeffers and Bilal Bashir, signed to Ice-T’s international but mainly L.A. based click ”Rhyme Syndicate”. ”Dropping Bombs” was their only album, from 1990.

Oct 12 '14

Busy Boys | Classical | 1988

Pure, raw, underground old school song by the Busy Boys, one of the many groups on the impressive B-Boy Records line-up of the mid/late 80s. Busy Boys (or Buzy Boys) is formed by The Devastating Krush Money aka Kid Krush Ski and DJ B-Stro. They started with Bee Pee Records with whom they released three singles, also picked up by B-Boy Records. Sad to say, after B-Boy Records folded in 1988, the group never released an album, but they have recently reconnected to make new music and drop an album titled ”Life After B-Boy”.

Oct 12 '14

Sweet Tee | I Got The Feeling | 1988

Queens rapper Sweet Tee (real name Toi Jackson) debuted in 1989 with her album ”It’s Tee Time”, released on Profile Records and produced by Hurby ”Love Bug”. She scored four chart hit singles out of it, which included this ”I Got The Feeling” that scored #48 in the USA. In 1995 she changed into Suga and dropped the single ”What’s Up Star?”. She has recently announced she’s back in the studio and ready to release a new album, this time using the name Sweet Tee again.

Oct 3 '14

Kess | Against The Law pt. 2 [Kenny Dope Remix] | 1997

B-Side of this classic underground track from NYC rapper Kess, produced by Kenny Dope from Masters At Work, and put out on Boston-based label AV8 Records.

Oct 3 '14

Rawcotiks | Hardcore Hip-Hop [DJ Premier Remix] | 1996

Latino duo representing Washington Heights, New York, formed by Jeff Valentino and Butta Lee. The group released a large number of singles during the 90s, but never put out an official album. ”Hardcore Hip-Hop” marked their debut, released on Freeze Records.

Oct 3 '14

Puppets Of Chaos | Tru Dat | 1995

Puppets of Chaos are a duo from New York, formed by Skrib and Sckala, although originally it was a third member called 7 Zark 7. Their demo from 1992 made into The Source’s Unsigned Hype column in July that same year. The group only released one 12” single, ”Tru Dat” b/w ”New & Improved” on Pro-Amp Entertainment in 1995.