CRDS Presents Da Ladies Are In Da House Volume 1...

crazy props to Werk for the cover

"All the Ladies in the house, the ladies, the ladies"...

What's good party people?

I recently got a text from my close and very good friend and homeskillet Apsara and she asked me what was some good Hip Hop from the Ladies?, so I gave her a few suggestions, but then I thought, you know what, I am going to do up a dope compilation for her and share it on the blog as well.

...and I definitely know I am not the first to do a compilation of all Women Hip Hop, as their was the Fat Beats and Bra Straps comps
Ho1ogramz has done some very ill compilations of the more obscure and rare Female Hip Hop on her blog and has breakdowns of the tracks.

I have gone through quite a few CD's and files to come up with this and I am pretty happy with the outcome, for the record MC Lyte is my favourite Female Hip Hop artist, whoever I missed on this round, I will get them on the next volume...

Also, The D.A. from the infamous Hobo Junction dropped one of my all time favourite Female (I refuse to say Femcees) Hip Hop joints with the ill "Oh Yeah" and I wish DJ Premier and Paula Perry did more than the one dope as hell "Xtra Xtra" and yes a DJ Premier production appears here more than once, there is a dope Pete Rock remix of Champ MC's-"Keep It On The Real" (one of my all time fave Pete Rock remixes), a rare Large Professor remix of a forgotten Roxanne Shante track...oh look it's all good...let me know what you think.

To the dope ladies (not the wack ones like Nikki Minaj etc) in Hip Hop past and present, the CRDS blog salutes you.


1-Queen Latifah-Wrath Of My Madness (Produced by DJ Mark The 45 King)
2-Shazzy-I'll Talk (Produced by The SD50's)
3-Apani B Fly Emcee-Strive (Produced by Nujabes)
4-Nefertiti-Miss Amutha Nature (Produced by DJ Pooh)
5-Big C-Look Alive (Produced by Diamond D)
6-The 45 King ft Lady Champain & Big Pooh-Drop Da Bomb
7-Paula Perry-Xtra Xtra (Produced by DJ Premier)
8-Bahamadia-Rugged Ruff (Produced by DJ Premier)
9-Champ MC-Keep It On The Real (Pete Rock Remix)
10-MC Lyte-Cappuccino (Produced by Marley Marl)
11-Rah Digga-Lessons of Today (Produced by DJ Premier)
12-Queen Mother Rage-Slipping Into Darkness (Produced by Brother J & Professor X)
13-D.A.(Hobo Junction)-Oh Yeah (Produced by Big Nous)
14-Yo Yo-Mackstress (Produced by Crazy Toones)
15-Lyrics-Woman In The Ghetto (Produced by Nolan Baynes)
16-Sah-B-Summa Day (Produced by Marley Marl)
17-Jean Grae-How To Break Up With Your Girlfriend (Produced by M-Boogie)
18-Passion-As The World Turns (Produced by Erick Sermon)
19-The Real Roxanne ft Chubb Rock-Gear (Produced by the Trackmasterz)
20-Roxanne Shante-Straight Razor (Large Professor Remix)

EPMD and Oh No live in Melbourne (2009)

"MC's out there you better stand clear..."

Oh Yes Y'all, Yes Y'all (Kick It E)...I was crazy fortunate to be able to stay in a beautiful little seaside village called Williamstown with my younger brother D (thanks for everything and I mean everything, love you bro) while I patiently waited for Friday night to roll around and even though I am now back in Wellington, New Zealand, I still can't quite believe that yes I finally got to see EPMD tear shit up on stage and being that it was their first time in Australia, I felt very lucky to be there.

Oh No (Madlib's younger brother for those not in the know) was really just a great bonus, or as Erick Sermon said "Fuck Oh No, I had no idea you were that nice"
(or something similar anyway)

The show was at the Espy (Esplanade Hotel) where I had seen People Under The Stairs and Atmosphere, Brother Ali and P.O.S. perform dope shows before and the warm up and support DJ Mark 563 rocked some straight up 90's classic with precision beat mixing, I thought the Low Budget crew okay, but a little well...boring, personally I think it would be better if it was 2 MC's going back and forth rather than just one MC
, I just didn't find them that good, then Oh No came out all hooded up and basically blessing the M.I.C. with his trademark ill beats and when Oh wanted the sound to be a bit louder or whatever, then Oh did that shit by himself and left the DJ looking a little bit silly, Oh was dope and he ran through a few solo tracks and tracks off The Disrupt album, with the highlight being the J-Dilla (R.I.P.) produced banger "Move" making the heads roar in appreciation, myself included, I had a good spot where I was and met some dope cats (what's good Mark, Alex Louie and Kris) they were all feeding off the live energy and when PMD took the stage and got the crowd to ask for Erick, the place erupted with loud chants, whistles and appreciation.

E came out and EPMD formed and then proceeded to rock the shit out of the Espy, running through a series of their greatest hits
"You A Customer", "It's My Thing","Crossover" "Golddigger" (with E & P saying that Kanye bit that shit ha ha), "Rampage" (with E's verse as an accapella),"So Wat Cha Sayin", "Headbanger" (with Oh No nodding his head like crazy on the side of the stage) "Richter Scale", "Da Joint" (twice, both times had the crowd hyped liked they had ten pounds of coffee) "You Gots To Chill".

E & P also rocked some solo shit including PMD's "Ruff, Rugged and Raw" and E's "React", it was very clear that E & P enjoyed this crowd and they said sorry that it had taken them 20 years to get to Oz
I thought this show was just mad incredible and from screaming out lyrics and yelling so much, I lost my voice, it's still croaky (lol) check out Mark 563's blog for video footage and pics

Major super duper crazy props to Fresh Pair Promotions for putting this show on and thanks to Pip for broadening her horizons and coming to the show, thank you for your generosity and sorry we missed each other after the show.

Here are some of the pics I took, I'm kind...I didn't post the blurry ones.

Oh No




Tony D...R.I.P.

(Thanks to Slurg for the pic)

Very sad news, I found out today (thanks Thun) that one of my favourite Hip Hop producers died in a car accident,Tony Depula aka Tony D from Trenton, New Jersey, was responsible for groups like the Poor Righteous Teachers and YZ and produced for the likes of King Sun, Scott Lark, Kwest The Madd Lad, Almighty & KD Ranks, Blvd Mosse, Blaque Sperm and many others as well as his own solo albums, on the 4th and Broadway and Grand Central labels and group Crusaders For Real Hip Hop, he was also a masterful digger and owned many independent and obscure records he would often use in his Indy Mixes CD's, he also had a ton of unreleased material that he planned on releassing at some stage.

R.I.P. to a great producer and entertaining MC that has left behind a legacy of great beats and artists.

Read more here:

link on his passing:

Philaflava-T.R.O.Y. blog post about Tony D

Fat Lace interview with Tony D

Tony D's My Space page

Various dope joints Tony produced over the years:

Too Kool Posse
-Give Em A Sample (1988)

King Sun
-In Pursuit Uptown (1992)

Ministers Of Black
-Step Into My Office (1989)

Blvd Mosse-U Can't Escape The Hypeness (1990)

Blaque Spurm-Splendid

YZ-When The Road Is Covered With Snow (1991)

Poor Righteous Teachers-Time To Say Peace (1989)

Crusaders For Real Hip Hop-That's How It Is (1992)

Almighty & KD Ranks-Trenton Where We Live (1991)

YZ-I'm Workin' (1990) (my favourite YZ track)

Tony D ft Too Kool Posse-Music Makes You Move (1989)

Scott Lark (1996) (Big thanks to akutt a Crates of AG for this link)



Tony-D-Droppin Funky Verses LP (1991)

1-Check The Elevation (4:24)
2-Buggin' On The Line (4:35)
3-Tony Don't Play That (3:52)
4-E.F.F.E.C.T. (4:27)
5-Don't Fall For The Gas Line (3:37)
6-Birdie Disease (3:42)
7-Droppin' Funky Verses (4:03)
8-Listen To Me Brother (4:33)
9-Harvey Wallbanger (4:07)
10-Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' (4:12)
11-I Know Who I Am (4:15)
12-Stop Racism (4:18)
13-Shoe Polish (3:48)

Thank you to Talksick at The War Of The Words blog for this one

Crusaders For Real Hip Hop-De Ja Vu It's 82 (1992)

1That's How It Is
2We Love the Hotties
4Funky Uptown
5Main Entree
6No Ballads
7May I Continue?
8Buggin' On Old TV
9Police Brutality
10Ultimate Reality (Beat Box)
11Real Rhymers (feat. King Sun)
13What Are We Gonna Do?
14Off to Another House
15Kicked to the Curb

Check Eric's review from When They Reminiscence blog and thanks to Eric for the link to the album.

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