lundi 28 mai 2018

U.S.F. - Unstoppable Force EP

I came across this vinyl through Luke Sick's zine Let's Side which had a full article about this one and some of interesting hindsight about the Redwood City hardcore/rap scene.

There's a couple of influential underground hip hop acts from there, some of them sharing members with hardcore bands like Spazz or Plutocracy. So it's not a total surprise if that EP was released in 2001 on a hardcore-centered label, Family Of Resistance.

USF stands for United Sicko Foundation or Unstoppable Force and includes, amongst others, members Stinkweed (RIP, also part of 152 other Bay Area bands) and DJ Eons One, who produced some of the cuts.

If you like this EP don't forget to check the post-mortem Stinkweed Bandcamp put together by Eons, there's most of his rap-related work for free download. Some of the Shed Dwellaz material has been recently reissued by Ormolycka on cassette btw.


Puff Dank Stuff Bank
Don't Fuck With The Doom Crue
Group Therapy
Hands Of Doom(Ryde)

Tape Out The Deck
Demonic Harmonics
Chemically Treated
What A Long Strange Dip It's Been

dimanche 20 mai 2018

C.I.D. (Culture Identity) - Street Rockers

As promised, this rare C.I.D. (Corey Harris from SFSM) album/demo/compilation.
The visual was taken from SFSM's facebook, I actually don't have any other info besides the title and that little Atak flyer. This is from Kaliyuga Pro collection. Enjoy.


23 untitled tracks.

mardi 15 mai 2018

SFSM - Fountains And Raps

This is a rather confidential SFSM album, courtesy of Kaliyuga Pro.. I don't even have a visual for this so I used this visual borrowed to Ghetto Tyylit which mentions it (that "Street Rockers" album is next btw). Not even sure if it was cassette or cd. 
While we're talking SFSM prepare for a vinyl reissue of Word Of Mouth released by Chaz by the end of the year also.

And while we're talking vinyl reissue, hope everybody got his copy of The Nonce' "1990" or more surprisingly the picture disc reissue of Living Legends' Almost Famous.

Finally, prepare for a brand new vinyl release by yours truly, probably for this fall. 

Z-Man's 4 Hours of Sleep is now available at VINYLResistance (Geneva, Switzerland), Park Blvd Records (Oakland, CA.), HHV and Vinyl-Digital (Germany) and finally our Bandcamp and BigCartel.
Big thanks to anyone who already purchase from us!

Oblique (Remix)
103.3 SFSM Radio Libre
Street Signs
Let My Spirits Go
Dank Right
W.C. (Without C)
Magik Pt.1
Mixed Nuts (Instrumental)
Magik Pt.2
103.3 SFSM Radio Libre
Head To Toe
Fountains And Raps
10th Ave
Fee Song
Rap Is About
Orange Juice And A Kiss
The More The Merries

dimanche 13 mai 2018

Bay Area Art Collective - Tuesday-Thursday 12''

This is a hard-to-find white label 12'' with 2 tracks off 2 different BAAC (also known as the Nameless & Faceless) albums and a couple of unreleased beats. Not really sure which Loki the cover is referring to since there's a batch of Bay Area emcees with that name.
I've ripped my copy. Enjoy!

Tuesday-Thursday (Clean Version)
Tuesday-Thursday (Instrumental)

Soul Shakedown
Soul Shakedown (Instrumental)

mercredi 2 mai 2018

The Jedeyes - Experiment 31

Another rather confidential group from San Jose (yes, lots of Zae Town material on this blog.. one of the most under-appreciated / underrated hip hop scene that is).

They share a member in Yota One with Kosmic Four. The rest of the crew member list is rather vague: depending on if you check this vinyl LP or their other release, the "It's Not What You Think!!!" cassette, there's a bunch of Star Wars-derivative pseudos mentioned as part of the group, and it's different on each album... so, hard to tell who are the Jedeyes really.

Both albums share a couple of tracks, although the vinyl is not just a selection from the longer cassette, it has some unreleased tracks as well, such as the opener "Jedeye Philosophy".

Musically the album is rather refreshing, jumping from classic straight boom bap numbers to a couple of more experimental tracks here and there and a large array of influences (dub, Sun Ra...). There's something for everyone in there. Have a listen!

Jedeye Philosophy ft. Kosmic 4
The Most High
Electric Dino Tribalized
Freestyle Improv
Earth Memories

I'd Rather Be Broke (& Have My Respect)
Jazz Break
We Keep The Shakers Shakin
Who's Watching Who
You Can't Get None

mardi 24 avril 2018

Outerbodied Compilation (Updated)

I finally copped an original copy of this compilation a few months ago, so I updated my previous post with a new, slightly better sounding-rip, full and correct tracklist and visual.

Right here

samedi 21 avril 2018

The Cuf - Affirmative Action

Following my recent post of The Hermits Cave, KP decided to re-rip his copy of Affirmative Action, another rare tape of The Cuf from 1997.
A previous rip was made available years ago on Ghetto Tyylit but he felt it needed a better quality one. So enjoy!
As you can see the cover on this one is actually a flyer for a show turned into a cover. There's an alternate cover on discogs for this EP.

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