November 27, 2008
CRDS Presents The East West Collection
Eastwest records had quite a large roster of Hip Hop and R & B in the 90's (ahhh the 90's) and a lot of great records were released through this label, but here at cold rock da spot we are focusing on the Hip Hop, Eastwest was the home to Das EFX, Supernatural, 8-Off (aka Agallah) (whose 1995 album Wrap Your Lips Around This never saw a release, although I do remember seeing ads for it in the Source, if you haven't heard it, it's basically 8-Off's gruff and raspy vocals over hard hitting beats and some smooth ones, it's worth getting), Kam, Da Lench Mob, Champ MC, Coz, Knucklehedz (whose Stricktly Savage album never got a proper release, correct me if I am wrong about that though) Da Youngstas, Yo Yo, The Future Sound, MC Lyte and pop-rap artists like Snow (or was he dancehall-slash-reggae-slash- ragga?...lol...I must admit if you put Lonely Monday Morning on, I would probably nod my head, but Informer?...helllllllllllllllll no).
Missy Elliot, Ini Kamoze,Terror Fabulous, MC Peaches and the 69 Boyz were also on the roster, along with a few more artists like Big Bub and Men At Large who crossed the R & B/Hip Hop divide and an interesting fact, A-Kon released a 12" on the label in 1996, anyway and The Clipse's dope The Funeral was issued as a test pressing and was never officially released in the U.S.
Albums released on the East West label
I have compiled a few of what I think are some of the best tracks to come from the East-West label over the 90's.
1-champ mc-keep it on the real (pete rock remix) (1994)
2-8-off-alize for dolo (1995)
3-the future sound (tfs)-the bop step (mix phade) (1992)
4-da youngstas-hip hop ride (1994)
5-da lench mob-aint got no class (beatnuts remix) (1993)
6-kam-yall don't hear me though (1993)
7-das efx-klap ya handz (1992)
9-the future sound (tfs)-lady/what's a bro to do (clark's ave supermix) (1991)
10-supernatural-mind tricks (1995)
11-champ mc-funk house (1994)
12-da youngstas-wildchild (beatnuts remix) (1993)
13-mc lyte-cold rock a party (milk dee remix) (1996)
14-supernatural-buddah blessed it (1995)
15-yo-yo-pass it on (1993)
16-8-off-ghetto girl (1995)
17-clipse-the funeral (1999 test press)
18-terror fabulous-yaga yaga (da beatminerz remix) (1994)
crds presents the east-west collection