FreshIn and StickUpKids are proud to present: ANTE UP Vol.2!!


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With the success of ANTE UP’s debut event featuring Sean Ray as special DJ on the night, FreshIn and Stick Up Kids are proud to present volume 2  ANTE UP happening this Saturday the 3rd of July, 2010! It’s all about Hip Hop jams from the 90’s, current anthems to date and of course, New Jack Swing!

Special DJ on the night will be Miss self confessed sneaker freaker obsessed hip hop  DJ M.A.F.I.A from Melbourne, with the ANTE UP family DJ’s spinning dope music you won’t hear in clubs, but would rather the DJ’s played it! It’s all about great music and no posers! Come as you are, kick it on the dancefloor and enjoy music with good vibes and good people!

77 Oxford Street @ Brighton Up Bar (Opposite Doctor Pong’s)! Doors open at 9pm!

Just a side note:

FreshIn along side Well Dressed Vandals, Acclaim Magazine, Thirteen Itches and more are hosting a day of fashion, culture and music leading up to ANTE UP! The day kicks off at 11am and as follows:

11am – Mishka Warehouse Sale
FreshIn and Well Dressed Vandals T-Shirt release
Thirteen Itches Vol. 2 Collection Release
Dirtyrich Pop Up Store

1pm – BBQ hosted by Itches Crew (Food Supplied- BYO)

4pm – FreshIn x Thirteen Itches Langley F.C. collection release
FIFA World Cup 2010 PS3 Tournament

6pm – Acclaim Mag Japan Issue presents “DROP EVERYTHING: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY TO THE RISING SUN”

9pm – ANTE UP 2 featuring the world famous DJ M.A.F.I.A. and residents killing the dance floor!!

FreshIn is located on 17a Langley Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010.

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Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "Wanted Dead Or Alive" Large Professor Remix


To summarize one of the greatest stories ever told

The world’s greatest rapper (at the time) announces a follow up to his already classic “Road to the Riches” LP to be produced by Eric B of Eric B & Rakim fame.   After an entire years worth of release date postponements “Wanted Dead or Alive” finally gets its commercial release featuring a musically advanced Eric B.  Up and coming producer and protege of Paul C, Large Professor, spills the beans in “The Source” on being the real person supplying the beats for G Rap’s second album and not getting any credit/money for it.  The kool genius of rap later moves family from New York to sunny Arizona, and the rumors start flying.  The most circulated of rumors detailed Eric B being pissed off about the accuracy of the production credits being publicized, muscling G Rap and fam out of house and home.  The real reason behind G Rap’s relocation remains a mystery today.

“I know there was a lot of rumors going around and all that shit, people talking that witness protection program shit, which it never was. Source magazine did an interview with me [at the time] out in Arizona, so it’s like how could I be in the witness protection program doing shit like that? As a matter of fact, me and Eric still talk to this day.”

Read the rest of G Rap’s interview here.

Here Dr. Butcher touches on the drama surrounding “Wanted Dead Or Alive”.

“I remember a thing in The Source where Large Professor was complaining about his credits and getting ripped off by Eric B. I imagine that caused a bit of bad blood.

I think that’s what he’s talking about – he didn’t get a lot of the credit that he wanted for that. ..On Wanted Dead or Alive, Eric B. was gonna executive produce, so Eric was like ‘I wanna sign you as my producer’. Eric was like ‘I’mma pay you!’ Large was just excited to be working with Rakim and Kool G Rap at the time, and we was goin’ to the studio every day…Large wasn’t getting no money. Eric would stop in every so often and just check-in on the session, but nobody was thinking about it…There was an interview and they asked Large about it, and it got out there in The Source.”

Read the rest of  Unkut’s Dr. Butcher interview here.

And here we see Eric B avoiding the issue and inflating his ego at the same time;

“When you worked on the second G Rap album [Wanted Dead Or Alive] there were some issues with Large Professor over production credits. What are your thoughts on that situation now?

You know what? When I was doin’ all this stuff it was pretty new – new to me, new to everybody else – and when people sit there and say, ‘Oh, you put together a legendary project’ – it really hasn’t sunk in. ..I say, ‘Hey, there was some stuff that I did, it had to be done’. Actually, I say I took one for the team.”

Read the rest of Unkut’s Eric B interview here.

From Wikipedia;

“Kool G Rap is described by Kool Moe Dee as ‘the progenitor and prototype for Biggie, Jay-Z, Treach, Nore, Fat Joe, Big Pun’. MTV describes Kool G Rap as a ‘hip-hop godfather’. Rolling Stone says, ‘G Rap excelled at the street narrative, a style that would come to define later Queens MCs like Nas (who was hugely influenced by G Rap on his early records) and Mobb Deep’. Allmusic calls him ‘one of the greatest rappers ever’, ‘a master’, and ‘a legend’. A number of rappers, such as Ice Cube, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and Nas have put him in their lists of favorite rappers.

Other artists who have named Kool G Rap as a major influence include Eminem, Jay-Z, Tajai of Souls of Mischief, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Steele of Smif-n-Wessun, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, MC Serch, Termanology, Black Thought of The Roots, M.O.P., Scarface, R.A. The Rugged Man, Bun B of UGK, Rah Digga, RZA and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Lady Of Rage, O.C. of DITC, Memphis Bleek, Kurupt, Pharoahe Monch and Twista, among others.”

Some people did gangster rap, but some people did more what I like to refer to as reality rap. Ice Cube and them they did gangster shit, said gangster shit in some of they rhymes, but if you look at them as a total, as a artist Ice Cube was real positive in the shit he was saying. He was like an activist. If you listen to Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, he’s like a pro black activist pretty much. And Scarface did a lot of street shit, but when he was with the Ghetto Boys they would also do shit like Under Siege talking about how Reagan was in cahoots with Noreaga and all that shit, so these dudes was dropping science, it wasn’t just “suck my dick bitch”, “I’ll blow your fucking head off”, They had that element because that was the environment that they came from, but at the same time dudes was kicking real shit too. Some mental awareness shit. You’ve got to look at an artist as a whole.”

Read the rest here.

Originally released as the B-Side for “Erase Racism”.

Buy it here.

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo “Wanted Dead Or Alive” Large Professor Remix @ 320

note – the cuddie Syze out in Hawaii brought this to my attention

“The proof is in the pudding, Eric Bʻs Stellar, solo effort…http://www.discogs.com/image/R-785312-1185570075.jpeg

hahaha

extra note – Big shout out to Matt Franklin and Syze (again) out in Hawaii for also bringing this to my attention – someone actually took the time to rip and upload Eric B’s entire solo album as separate tracks on youtube!

hahahaha

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo “Wanted Dead Or Alive” Large Professor Remix


To summarize one of the greatest stories ever told

The world’s greatest rapper (at the time) announces a follow up to his already classic “Road to the Riches” LP to be produced by Eric B of Eric B & Rakim fame.   After an entire years worth of release date postponements “Wanted Dead or Alive” finally gets its commercial release featuring a musically advanced Eric B.  Up and coming producer and protege of Paul C, Large Professor, spills the beans in “The Source” on being the real person supplying the beats for G Rap’s second album and not getting any credit/money for it.  The kool genius of rap later moves family from New York to sunny Arizona, and the rumors start flying.  The most circulated of rumors detailed Eric B being pissed off about the accuracy of the production credits being publicized, muscling G Rap and fam out of house and home.  The real reason behind G Rap’s relocation remains a mystery today.

“I know there was a lot of rumors going around and all that shit, people talking that witness protection program shit, which it never was. Source magazine did an interview with me [at the time] out in Arizona, so it’s like how could I be in the witness protection program doing shit like that? As a matter of fact, me and Eric still talk to this day.”

Read the rest of G Rap’s interview here.

Here Dr. Butcher touches on the drama surrounding “Wanted Dead Or Alive”.

“I remember a thing in The Source where Large Professor was complaining about his credits and getting ripped off by Eric B. I imagine that caused a bit of bad blood.

I think that’s what he’s talking about – he didn’t get a lot of the credit that he wanted for that. ..On Wanted Dead or Alive, Eric B. was gonna executive produce, so Eric was like ‘I wanna sign you as my producer’. Eric was like ‘I’mma pay you!’ Large was just excited to be working with Rakim and Kool G Rap at the time, and we was goin’ to the studio every day…Large wasn’t getting no money. Eric would stop in every so often and just check-in on the session, but nobody was thinking about it…There was an interview and they asked Large about it, and it got out there in The Source.”

Read the rest of  Unkut’s Dr. Butcher interview here.

And here we see Eric B avoiding the issue and inflating his ego at the same time;

“When you worked on the second G Rap album [Wanted Dead Or Alive] there were some issues with Large Professor over production credits. What are your thoughts on that situation now?

You know what? When I was doin’ all this stuff it was pretty new – new to me, new to everybody else – and when people sit there and say, ‘Oh, you put together a legendary project’ – it really hasn’t sunk in. ..I say, ‘Hey, there was some stuff that I did, it had to be done’. Actually, I say I took one for the team.”

Read the rest of Unkut’s Eric B interview here.

From Wikipedia;

“Kool G Rap is described by Kool Moe Dee as ‘the progenitor and prototype for Biggie, Jay-Z, Treach, Nore, Fat Joe, Big Pun’. MTV describes Kool G Rap as a ‘hip-hop godfather’. Rolling Stone says, ‘G Rap excelled at the street narrative, a style that would come to define later Queens MCs like Nas (who was hugely influenced by G Rap on his early records) and Mobb Deep’. Allmusic calls him ‘one of the greatest rappers ever’, ‘a master’, and ‘a legend’. A number of rappers, such as Ice Cube, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and Nas have put him in their lists of favorite rappers.

Other artists who have named Kool G Rap as a major influence include Eminem, Jay-Z, Tajai of Souls of Mischief, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Steele of Smif-n-Wessun, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, MC Serch, Termanology, Black Thought of The Roots, M.O.P., Scarface, R.A. The Rugged Man, Bun B of UGK, Rah Digga, RZA and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Lady Of Rage, O.C. of DITC, Memphis Bleek, Kurupt, Pharoahe Monch and Twista, among others.”

Some people did gangster rap, but some people did more what I like to refer to as reality rap. Ice Cube and them they did gangster shit, said gangster shit in some of they rhymes, but if you look at them as a total, as a artist Ice Cube was real positive in the shit he was saying. He was like an activist. If you listen to Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, he’s like a pro black activist pretty much. And Scarface did a lot of street shit, but when he was with the Ghetto Boys they would also do shit like Under Siege talking about how Reagan was in cahoots with Noreaga and all that shit, so these dudes was dropping science, it wasn’t just “suck my dick bitch”, “I’ll blow your fucking head off”, They had that element because that was the environment that they came from, but at the same time dudes was kicking real shit too. Some mental awareness shit. You’ve got to look at an artist as a whole.”

Read the rest here.

Originally released as the B-Side for “Erase Racism”.

Buy it here.

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo “Wanted Dead Or Alive” Large Professor Remix @ 320

note – the cuddie Syze out in Hawaii brought this to my attention

“The proof is in the pudding, Eric Bʻs Stellar, solo effort…http://www.discogs.com/image/R-785312-1185570075.jpeg

hahaha

extra note – Big shout out to Matt Franklin and Syze (again) out in Hawaii for also bringing this to my attention – someone actually took the time to rip and upload Eric B’s entire solo album as separate tracks on youtube!

hahahaha

Live Hip Hop: Volume Tour, Sat 26th June @ Newtown RSL. Feat 206Collab,LHA,NJE Julie Stern,DLect & JPlatnum


It’s finally here! hatonrack’s Volume Tour series returns to Sydney! hatonrack have been busy working hard on a string of new album releases from those under their label, and with the current release of 206 Collab’s new video clip “The Paradoxx” from their highly anticipated new album ‘Watch Kulagina’ Side A, this Saturday night sees the hatonrack artist’s 206 Collab and LHA hit Newtown RSL! Special guests on the night feature live music by NJE and Julie Stern with Sydney’s favourite DJ’s DLect and JPlatnum holding the fort with dope hip hop tunes to get you vibin’ througout the rest of the night!

There will be all types of ‘crazy’ so come down and support your local scene! It’s going to be a great night showcasing local talent fresh out the speakers from independent hip hop label hatonrack!

Log on to www.hatonrack.com for information on artists, album releases, video clips and music downloads.

It’s senior citizen friendly too, so tell nana and pop to get their best outfits dusted and ironed!
Did I mention it’s FREE ENTRY? 🙂

That's what she said!


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Sloppy Seconds is…

A re-edit label (Sloppy Seconds – get it?).  You can find me digitally on Juno for now.  I do have plans to press up vinyl sometime in the near future.  The material that I plan on using for the vinyl releases will be titles exclusive to the wax catalog (I have a secret stash saved specifically for this purpose).  I’ll let you all know when that happens.

A music resource website.  I’ve been collecting vinyl since the early/mid 80s and have amassed quite an amount of relatively obscure stuff and started the blog as a way to promote lesser known artists and their releases.  Because of the controversy surrounding mp3s I had originally intended to only post titles that are out of print, but I also realized that there are tons of new releases that are equally as amazing that weren’t being promoted very well.  The music selection there varies greatly and includes just about anything that moves me and/or  makes me laugh.  Here’s the addy.  Make yourselves at home.  Beer is in the fridge.

http://kennyconga.blogspot.com/

(For the record, I have received numerous emails stating that purchases of posted material were made due to promotion of said titles from the blog.)

And a DJ.  I’ve been DJing for quite some time now.  Most of you have never heard of me, which might have something to do with the severe lack of self promotion over the years – I never liked that part of the job, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the self promotion game needed to be stepped up if I wanted to continue to do this.

(Sloppy Seconds promo #4)

In order to make this post as short as possible the track listing will be available in the comments section.

Other places known to have Sloppy Seconds sightings aka where to contact me-

Facebook

Soundcloud

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That’s what she said!


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Sloppy Seconds is…

A re-edit label (Sloppy Seconds – get it?).  You can find me digitally on Juno for now.  I do have plans to press up vinyl sometime in the near future.  The material that I plan on using for the vinyl releases will be titles exclusive to the wax catalog (I have a secret stash saved specifically for this purpose).  I’ll let you all know when that happens.

A music resource website.  I’ve been collecting vinyl since the early/mid 80s and have amassed quite an amount of relatively obscure stuff and started the blog as a way to promote lesser known artists and their releases.  Because of the controversy surrounding mp3s I had originally intended to only post titles that are out of print, but I also realized that there are tons of new releases that are equally as amazing that weren’t being promoted very well.  The music selection there varies greatly and includes just about anything that moves me and/or  makes me laugh.  Here’s the addy.  Make yourselves at home.  Beer is in the fridge.

http://kennyconga.blogspot.com/

(For the record, I have received numerous emails stating that purchases of posted material were made due to promotion of said titles from the blog.)

And a DJ.  I’ve been DJing for quite some time now.  Most of you have never heard of me, which might have something to do with the severe lack of self promotion over the years – I never liked that part of the job, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the self promotion game needed to be stepped up if I wanted to continue to do this.

(Sloppy Seconds promo #4)

In order to make this post as short as possible the track listing will be available in the comments section.

Other places known to have Sloppy Seconds sightings aka where to contact me-

Facebook

Soundcloud

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One of my craziest record buying experiences EVER happened when the Tower Records in Berkeley called to tell us how they were moving to another location across the street from their current location. While moving they discovered an ENTIRE room full of untouched records dating mainly from the mid 60’s to late 70’s.

Unfortunately they were mostly obscure jazz and soul albums that no one there had heard of, and they had no idea what to do with them. They wanted us to go through these records, tell them what they were worth (price them), and in return we were allowed to purchase ANY album for a dollar.  Skullsnaps. Leon Thomas. The Black Jazz catalog. Random Groove Merchant titles. Some were even still sealed!

To show you exactly how many records we were dealing with, at just a dollar apiece there were still too many records to buy, and I unfortunately had to leave some behind colon open parentheses.

I picked up a copy of Young Holt Unlimited’s “Mellow Dreaming” that day.

and discovered this song

Young Holt Unlimited’s “The Creeper” @ 320

which was sampled by Showbiz for Show & AG’s “Diggin’ in the Crates”

and that’s the story behind my Young Holt Unlimited “Mellow Dreaming” record.

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