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Smoothe Da Hustler-The Art of Rap

Real heads will remember the rough and rugged classic "Broken Language" from Brooklyn born Smoothe Da Hustler back in 1995 and the 1996 album that followed, plus a few 12" singles and guest appearances over the years...will now the man is back and has done the title track for the upcoming Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap film and it's pure dopeness.

Cold rocking the infamous Melvin Bliss "Synthetic Substitution" drums and the wah wahs from the timeless "UFO" is all that it takes for Smoothe to drop clever rhymes listing the names of legendary MC's, DJ's and Producers.

The Art Of Rap (2012)

CRDS Presents-Knowledge Rap Samples Vol 2/Wu-Tang Tribute Party

In honour and pure excitement of the legendary KRS ONE visiting New Zealand for the first time ever next week and I keep hearing how crazy mad and dope his Australian shows have been that I get more and more hype as the days go by.

I proudly present you to the second volume of tracks that have sampled the Blastmaster's music over the years and once again I went through a umber of tracks so there will more than likely be more volumes if the heads want them and this time you can work out the samples...enjoy :)

CRDS Presents-Knowledge Rap Samples Vol 2

1-All Natural-50 Years (1998)
2-Concrete Click-Naive To The Facts (1995)
3-Big Kwam-I Don't Give A F--K (Remix) (1996)
4-The Mental 1-Bring It (1994)
5-Alps Cru-Nocturnal Illusions (1995)
6-Hard 2 Obtain-Hip Hop Lifestyles (1994)
7- Masai Bey-Radical Radio (2006)
8-Figure Uv Speech-Wick Wick Wack (1993)
9-House Of Pain-I'm A Swing It (1994)
10-Poor Righteous Teachers-Get Off The Crack (1993)
11-Rawcotiks-Hardcore Hip Hop (Street Mix II) (1996)
12-The Beatnuts-We Came Here (1994?)
13- Redman ft Hurricane G-We Run NY (1994)
14-Comptons Righteous-In Winter AIDS Attacks (1992)
15-J-Rock-Drug Dealer (DJ Premier Boombox Jeep Remix) (1991)
16-Basement Khemists-I'm Doin Ya (1999)
17-O.C.-Constables (1994)
18-Jeru The Damaja-Brooklyn Took It (1994)
19-Blahzay Blahzay-Good Cop, Bad Cop (1996)
20-NWA-Gangsta, Gangsta (1988)

Don't forget to pick up a ticket to the KRS Welli show if you haven't got yours yet.


Also if you are not doing anything the night (Thursday 19th) before the show...then check this at Fast Eddies, free pool + $5 entry fee and Wu and Wu related music on the decks all night supplied from H-Town legends Omega-B and DJ SMV and also JB The War Villain (Villians) on the mic device, this will be nothing but good vibes.


DWG014: Sputnik Brown 'That Brown Underground' E.P.

DWG is proud to announce the release of 

DWG014 - Sputnik Brown 'That Brown Underground' E.P.
(350 copies / sticker cover / one sheet)


- 100 heavyweight brown vinyl copies will be randomly distributed amongst the orders
- We expect to commence shipping on Saturday 14th April
- DWG014 features 10 full vocal tracks with an informative 'one sheet' press release
- This record will also be available at select record stores throughout Europe, the US and Japan on black vinyl
- All tracks are previously unreleased on vinyl
- The material was recorded between 2005-2011
- This record is also available as part of the 'Triple Threat' bundle

Showbiz and AG-Walk With Me

The legendary Bronx bombers Showbiz & AG are thankfully still at it and are releasing a dope album before the album "Mug Shot Music" titled "Preloaded" this LP is set for release in May 2012, the great news is that this will be a free download and includes" God Is 4 Us", "South Bronx Shit" and "Suspended Animation" and as one lucky listener I can attest to this album being one you will be bumping loud through out the year...peep the new single here...

 Fat shout out to my man SPank.

JVC Force-The 1992-1993 Unreleased EP

Wooooooaaaaahhhh this one was kept mad quiet...but I am glad it was...because it flipped my wig and was nice little surprise from Chopped Herring Records.

So what we have here is unreleased material circa 1992-1993 from the mighty Strong Island legends JVC Force that has never seen the light of day until now and personally after the classic dope that was "Big Trax EP" on Big Beat back in '92, I always hoped that their third and lost album or at least some material would surface at some stage, AJ Rok even told me he had some tracks in the vaults that he hoped would see the light of day and here we have this tasty morsel that is...

strictly limited to 300 COPIES ONLY ON VINYL

All the info below

So, here's the coup, the first 75 copies are on PLATINUM vinyl and the NEXT 75 copies are on GOLD vinyl . If you want GOLD and you are in the first 75 we can do that, just state your colour preference when you make order and we'll get back to you to confirm you got the one you wanted. The rest (150 copies) will be pressed on traditional BLACK vinyl. It's first come first served, so when they are sold out that's it....

Price: 29.99GBP per copy + shipping (from France)

Shipping: We will be shipping as soon as they arrive back from the plant, which should be roughly 1st week in May.

Shipping Costs (from France):

EU: UK,France,Germany,Switzerland,Sweden,Denmark,Italy,Poland,Finland etc etc = 6.50gbp

Outside EU (USA/Australia/Canada/Asia/South America) = 8gbp

All records are now shipped AIRMAIL so even if you are in Oz, you should receive in a week to 10 days!!! No more long delays yo....

As usual you can make payment direct to our Paypal account.

Just send payment to Paypal ID: dobbinshields [at] yahoo [dot] com

1xEP = 36.50gbp (incl European shipping) or  38gbp (incl USA/Asia/Oz shipping)
2xEP = 70.50gbp (incl European shipping) or 72.50gbp (incl USA/Asia/Oz shipping)

3 or more copies require INSURANCE/TRACKING for your own piece of mind!!

Bananas...crazy stupid fresh salutes to AJ Rok, B-Luv, Curt Cazal and Golf and The Chopped Herring Records crew and make sure to check out the rest of the label's really impressive discography with lost and hard to obtain records from Natural Elements, Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren and Outdoorsmen, Prince Paul & Horror City, Da Dysfunkshunal Familee, Shadez of Brooklyn, D-Stroy feat. DJ Tony Touch, Tha Grimm Teachaz, Da Henchmen and others.

CRDS Presents-Knowledge Rap Samples-Volume One

In celebration of the legendary Teacha visiting New Zealand shores for the first time ever in April 2012....I have set out to make some compilations showcasing some fat and dope Hip Hop tracks that have sampled the veterans tracks and vocals for hooks and cuts.

KRS had been sampled hundreds and hundreds of times by all kind of artists, I (including myself back in the days on a lost demo) I have always seen sampling or cutting up another artist as a form of great respect and you know that Kris Parker has always had that in abundance.

I think this first 20 track compilation bears witness to the immense influence he has had on Hip Hop for a long time...enjoy.

 2012-CRDS Presents-Knowledge Rap Samples Volume 1
1-Das EFX-"They Want EFX" (1992) sampled BDP "Breath Control II" (1990)
2-MOP-"Anticipation" (1996) sampled KRS ONE-"MC's Act Like They Don't Know" (1995)
3-The Artifacts-"Whayback" (1994) sampled BDP-"South Bronx" (1987)
4-Cypress Hill-"3 Lil Putos" (1993) sampled BDP-"Remix For P Is Free" (1987)
5-EPMD-"Scratch Bring It Back Pt 2 (Mic Doc)" (1992) sampled BDP-"Duck Down" (1992)
6-Banji-"Can You Get With This" (1994) sampled BDP-"The Kenny Parker Show" (1990)
7-Special Ed-Lyrics (1995) sampled BDP-"Mortal Thought" (1993)
8-Tha Alkaholiks-2014 (1995) sampled KRS ONE-"Hip Hop Vs Rap" (1993)
9-Black Moon-"How Many Emcees" (1993) sampled BDP-"My Philsophy" (1988)
10-Icons-Battle, Battle (1998) sampled KRS ONE-"Wannabemceez" (1995)
11-Lace Da Booms-"Cut Dat Weak Shit (NYC Mix) (1996)" sampled BDP-"We In There" (1992)
12-X-Cutioners-"Word Play" (1997) sampled BDP-Steady B feat. KRS-One-"Serious (Ceereeus BDP Remix")
13-Souls of Mischief-"That's When Ya Lost" (1993) sampled BDP-"Jah Rulez" (1989)
14-Common Sense-Thisisme (1994) sampled  BDP-"Build and Destroy" (1992)
15-Caveman-Rap Biznezz (1992) sampled BDP-"Poetry" (1987)
16-Gravediggaz-"1-800 Suicide" (1994) sampled Just-Ice feat. KRS-One"Mos***up" (1988)   
17-Pete Rock and CLSmooth-"We Specialize" (1996) sampled BDP-"South Bronx" (1986)
18-Malik-No More 9 To 5 (1994) sampled KRS ONE-Outta Here (1993)
19-E-Rule-"Listen Up" (1994) sampled BDP-Elementary (1987)
20-Nine-"Ova Confident" (1995) sampled-Queen Latifah ft Heavy-D, Treach and KRS ONE-"Rough"(1993)

Volume 2 very soon...


This, That and The Other...

Mad love to all of my CRDS readers and many thanks for the e-mails I have been getting from longtime fans of the blog, it's really quite humbling...alright so it's a chilled Friday night after a busy week at work, a nice cider, some nibbles and a BDP compilation in my headphones, sounding lovely and getting me more and more hyped for the upcoming KRS One tour next month in Wellington (I was just listening to "Criminal Minded" and remember that the MVC Posse and myself once did a sting for the Weds Nite Jam over a sample of that back in the days, I don't have it anymore so I can't share it but I will always have the memories) not to mention a couple of dope gigs I have upcoming with my crew Evil Mule in April and May.

So without further ado, here are some things I would appreciate you paying attention too...


Limited edition vinyl version of the great Gensu Dean-Lo-Fi Fingaz LP

and speaking of Mello Music Group the label has just released this smorgasbord of dopeness

Self Sacrifice features new production from
Apollo Brown, Black Milk, Gensu Dean, illMind, Nick Tha 1Da,
Georgia Anne Muldrow, Def Dee, and Dunc of DTMD. 
And new vocal tracks from
OC, Boog Brown, Wise Intelligent, Black Milk, yU, Kenn Starr,
Oddisee, Finale, Hassaan Mackey, Roc Marciano, Toine of DTMD, and Stik Figa.

The legendary Digger/DJ and MC Phill Most Chills long awaited Fast Rap EP is now available for purchase! 4 fast and funky tracks made the way only Phill can! Produced by Bankrupt Europeans, with DJ Jazz T (UK ITF Champion) on the cuts. Sticker sleeve (remake of the classic Main Source ‘Fakin’ The Funk’ sticker). Limited copies – when they’re gone, they’re gone! This is the first release on the Bankrupt Europeans’ own label Nobody-Buys-Records
Listen to the EP here

DJ Snafu also informed me that there will they will be releasing Demigodz MC Rise's official debut LP The Cornerstone in the near future.

DWG have got a crazy dope exclusive EP with unreleased material from former Flavor Unit member Latee (aka Lati) very limited, the red vinyl edition has sold out but the black vinyl is still in stock.

Pick it up here and more info here and here

and last but certainly not least...straight raw promo video for the upcoming DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles-Kolexxxion LP.



KRS ONE first time in New Zealand for two shows...

And yes yes yall...I have not been so excited about an upcoming concert in a longtime, those that know me know how much I respect, admire and rate this great MC and The Ginnen Group are proudly bringing the legendary Hip Hop veteran The Blastmaster KRS One to New Zealand for the first time ever.

KRS is coming this way via boat and will be cold rocking 2 shows-
Wellington on April 20th at the Wellington Hall and Auckland 21st at The Cloud

All the info on local support etc can be found at the following links...

Purchase tickets here:

KRS-ONE TV3 Nightline interview

A quick look at some of 2012's dopest tracks so far...

So plug your headphones in and turn it up...

  ka-chamber (2012) by CRDS Radio:

  7 Immortals "Thursday Night Live" FULL WAV by Seven Immortals

  Joey BadA$$ ft. Capital Steez – Survival Tactics (2012) by CRDS Radio:

  Union ft Elzhi - Wings - REDEF Remix by Damu The Fudgemunk by Redefinition Records

  Clear Soul Forces: Get No Better by

  Cormega f. Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Saigon "MARS" (prod. by Large Professor) (CLEAN) by clockworkmusic

  DTMD feat. Godly MC & Kev Brown-Raw (Oddisee Remix) by CRDS Radio:

  gensu dean feat roc marciano-yen (2012) by CRDS Radio:

    Ungodly Etiquette (Feat. Supreme Sol) by Handbook

    Ibn Hasan-My Dopest Opus prod by BrainConcept by Ibn Hasan1

    KRS One-Tote Gunz (Dirty) by Dj ChillG

A Way Out Feat. Jimi Hendrix

EPMD & The Hit Squad Live @Best Buy Theater NYC Feb 24th 2012

The much anticipated Hit Squad reunion show slammed the Best Buy Theater in New York last night and by all accounts from some good people on Facebook it was an unforgettable night, mad hype and it just went off like crazy, stupid, dope... the legends that hit the stage were..EPMD, DJ Scratch, Redman, Das EFX, Kieth Murray, K-Solo, Knucklehedz plus guest Method Man.

There were also a lot of artists and DJ's in the audience including the dope DJ JS-1 who wrote the following...

The Hit Squad Reunion show in NYC was great last night. EPMD is easily one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, if not thee best. They never compromised their music to be slaves to the industry or the times. I was very happy that they rotated acts and songs instead of each group doing full sets. I was pleased to see the Tom J Knucklehedz perform, although i wish they did a few more songs. i loved their music. Keith Murray is insane. (already knew that...) Redman is always the best performer on the mic at any show, and this was no different. Ready Cee spun some treats at the beginning. THANK GOODNESS FunkFlex was not there, although Rosenburg spun some commercial songs on cd after he got booed. LOL. I can say it was quite confusing to see some dude who was announced as "one of the best djays in the tri-state area" perform HORRIBLE wanna-bee TI songs for 20 minutes. that REALLY sucked. nice to be friends with the promoters... Das Efx was also really on point with how they sounded and knowing the lyrics to all their songs unlike a few others... hahaha. Overall it was jam-packed and great... Highlights were definitely seeing them perform HARDCORE w Redman and HEADBANGER w Red n K-Solo, and the hilarious conversation i had w Mr. Walt of the Beatminerz. It was also great that i avoided all the usual suspects who talk to me about sh*t i dont wanna talk about. lol. #HIPHOP if you weren't there, but in NYC, you are crazy..

So with a massive thanks to Big Mike Jackson and Tom J from The Knucklehedz I can share these dope pics for those of that were not able to be at this historic event which also included EPMD and DJ Scratch donning Adidas tracksuits, hats and chains in a tribute to the great RUN DMC.

Real Hip Hop in E F F E C T.


Krispy 3...Good for the enviornment...

Peace CRDS readers, while I have been laying here on my sick bed (freaking flu) I have been listening to the great Krispy 3, a dope UK group that I feel didn't get the proper recognition they should have.

Krispy 3 from Chorley, Manchester was made up of Mikey Don, Mr Wiz and Sonic G and they released their first 7" way back in 1989 with the Parliament sampling "Coming In Thru Clear" which was later released as a 12" in 1990 and was backed with "Natch Up".

They followed up that single with the superb "Destroy All The Stereotypes" (Club Mix) a track that freaked the same sample as LL Cool J's "Jingling Baby" (Remix) with some dope keyboards sprinkled on top and accompanied with a smooth bass line.

That same year K3 released  the 4 track "Don't Be Misled" 12"

and a white label titled "Hard Times" that featured 3 non LP tracks, "Hard Times", "Harder Times" and "Unknown" and in the same year of 1991, they released their debut self titled album on Kold Sweat.

Although the LP was only 9 tracks long and most tracks had already been released on singles "(Hip Hop Boy", "I Chase U", "G's Summary", "Don't Be Misled", "Natch Up", "Destroy All The Stereotypes" it was still a dope album and featured a lot of classic breaks and samples and there was not one ballad or Hip-House cut in sight, which was pretty much the norm between 89-91.

In 1993 they released the follow up album, Can't Melt The Wax which featured the dope hit "On Tempo"

The other 12" released from that LP was the late, great Eugene McDaniel's sampling "We Don't Go Pop Like Bubblegum" which featured a dope remix.

In 1994 they released a revamped and re-licked version of "On Tempo 94 Lick" , which stands to be one of K3's finest ever moments and the video even received airplay on MTV in the US back in the days.

They also released the Herd Out Da Gate EP which had the "On Tempo 94 Lick" as well as a fat, head nodding remix of "Back It Up (Recylced)" the "Who Ya Know" (Remix) and a Non LP cut the Brand Nubian sampling "I Wont Hesitate (I'd Rather Be First)".

In 1995 K3 were now known as just Krispy and released the 12" "Takin It Easy" as well as a few other 12"s, which all appeared on the From The Country LP released on Bomb Hip Hop Records in 1999.

Check these links for more releases and info...

Krispy 3 Discogs 3

*Big thanks to JankZ at

DJ Jazzywhut - The Kool Out Sessions 2 (All Ladies Edition)

Peace Party people, here is the second session of the Kool Out Sessions (I shortened the title as the other one was too long) and this one ...