samedi 7 juillet 2018

Ultraman - A Universal Language Taught Regardless Of The Animosity Of Man

San Jose rap circa 1999. As far as I know it's his only album, but you can find more material from him under the name Provy Suflayy if you google it.
Definitely worth a check.
Edit - an extra flash-info from a well-informed source: Ultraman was also FTA's Unbreakable Comb's big brother.

Galloping Through Galaxiez
Automotive Digestion
Decadence Of Destruction
Humanity (Poetic Intermission)
Corridorz Of The Mind
Man With 2Brainz (Remix)

Legendary Teachings And Tall Talez
Trialz And Tribulationz
Thought (Poetic Intermission)
Song Of Time

jeudi 21 juin 2018

Requests (Update 2018)

Like last year, this is the request post updated.
You can post your requests and your dl links on the comment section.

San Jose:
Underbombers - White Label Chronicles
Visual Training - Obstacles Are Daunting
Peaceshine - No More Hip Hop EP
KHZ Devils - No Big Deal
VA - Local Dynasties - San Jo's Most Underrated Finest
Style Misia - Life - An Ethics Of Non-Fiction
Epic Paradox & Kinx - Madhermit Presents...
Full Deck - The Mighty Full Deck
C-Ali - Ill Conversations With Myself

San Diego:
Millenium (MOTU/Nommo Collective) - Adura EP
Eclipse (MOTU) - Total Darkness
Mr Brady - Pure Action 12''
Olufemi Lasana - 4 Da Luv Of Da People
Jahsun Edmonds - Catabasis
Enigmatic - Sons Of The Forgotten Tongue
Matrix (Odessa Kane) - 1997 Demo
Retna - S-T
Solseekers - Heatstrokes + Halfway There EP

San Francisco/ Oakland:
Fatgums & Gamma Ray - Ohhssh!! (Mixtape)
Young Joseph - Average Joe ('96) + Humble Foot EP + White Gangster
Eyedlmode - S/T EP
Dojah - Destination: Don't Know, Don't Care
Mad Squirrel - Summer Madness
The Latter - 1983 + Hearing Aids
Prego W/Zest - Unemployed Workaholic EP
The Disturbers - Negusa Negast
The Moonies - Invasion + Ear Therapy EP
Hansover Fist - S/T 7''
Hanover Fist - Viva El Puno
Opus X - Rat Vs. Squirrel 12''

Darkleaf - Mission I
The Havenots - No Attachments
Himself - Summer In The City + Remiccs
Perfecto - Melanin Music + The Voice Of Inglewood
Yusef Afloat - Foreign Objects
3 Loc (Tray Loc) - Gold Digger
L.O.R.D. (of Western Union) - B.P.C.L.R.G(...) + My Female 7'' + Mic Snatchers EP
Penuckle - Blunts & Roses + Love Dies 12''
Dashiell - Separate Settlements

Acheeka - Music For Musicians
Parallel - Digital Wasteland
Zezer / Zez One - Discursive Grandiloquence
VA - Chocolate Park (1997)
Kidd X - X Marks The Spot
Black Tongue - Future Shock
Antisocial Products - Bus Stops And City Blocks
Ghetto Sage - Poetry Or Prophet Sees
J The Sarge - Head Music
Halfway House Emcees - Tha Foreword Lateral
Pluto Faction - Future Pop 7''
The Cookers - Hermano 7''
Invisible Inc. - Walkman Classic EP
Protest - The Nitro EP + The Dope Game 12''
Yard Massive - Lifestyles Of A Cali Mcee
Insult 2 Injury - any stuff (12'', 99 Sampler..)
The Unstoppable Youth - Eclectic Stimulation
Compound Elements - The Struggle + Solutions 12''
We Be I - Middle Eastern Thought

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