Raw Collective - Waterproof Coat (Official Video)

Take a metaphorical journey through the ego with Raw Collective's first single 'Waterproof Coat' lifted from their long awaited and highly anticipated upcoming debut album 'For the Ancients.' 

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2018 -The JMS Fat Tape Vol.9 (Canadian Hip Hop Special)

Volume 9 of The J.M.S Fat Tape's is just a 15 track reminder that some really dope Hip Hop came out of Canada back in the days and the scene was just as strong as the NYC and West Coast etc scenes were....enjoy.

01 Choclair - Twenty One Years (produced by Day) (1995)
02 Saukrates feat. Marvel - Hate Runs Deep (Album Version) (1995)
03 Citizen Kane - Soldier Story (1999)
04 Dream Warriors - Are We There Yet (1994)
05 Rascalz ft CheckMate, Flipout  - Clockwork (produced by Kemo) (1997)
06 Maestro Fresh-Wes - Make It For The Ruff (produced by Showbiz) (1994)
07 Wio-K - Sunlight (1996)
08 Apple & Orange - Givin' Ya A Taste (International Mix) (produced by 2-Rude) (1993)
09 Endangered Elements - Critical Lyrical Message (1992)
10 EQ - Come Alive (King Otto Remix) (1991) *
11 Fresh B - This Is For The Record (1991)
12 Frankenstein - The Pain (1995)
13 MVP - Fresh Has Jus' B-Gun (produced by Phil Cold) (1993)
14 Da Grassroots - Drama (Feat. Elemental) (1995)
15 Dan E-O - Dear Hip Hop (1996)

2018 -The JMS Fat Tape  Vol.9 (Canadian Hip Hop Special)

Check out this dope documentary on Hip Hop in Toronto in the early 90's

*R.I.P. The Incredible Ease (EQ)


2018-The J.M.S. Fat Tape Vol.8

"It's not my Birthday and I'm still pulling cards"...

01 Mr Slipz - Mic Loud ft. Vitamin GVerbz (2018)
02 Tha Connection- Realness (produced by Marc Swing) (2008)
03 Koncept Jackson-  Reported Missing (produced by Tuamie) (2018)
04 Jungle Brown - Wicked (2018)
05 Screwball - They Wanna Know Why (produced by Mike Heron) (1996)
06 Encore - .084 (produced by Architect) (2000)
07 Briz - Blown Mind (produced by Grass Appeal) (2001)
08 Donald Mayhem - Flatlines feat. Dee Jackson of 80's Babies (2015)
09 Freedom of Soul - Dusk Till Dawn (1994)
10 The Nonce - Keep It On (1995)
11 Peanut Butter Wolf & Charizma - Just Like A Test (1994)
12 Sparrow - Scoop
13 SMP ft Mr Lif - This Is A Test (2004)
14 Chino XL - Rise (produced by Dan Charnas) (1996)
15 Water Water - Still Real (produced by Ease) (1999)


Yusef Afloat

2018...The Dopest LP's released so far...

I have to say that 2018 has already been a very dope year for quality Hip Hop releases and we are only in late March, these are what I consider the best and most essential releases for 2018 so far...salute to all of these artists and producers for staying true to the art form and letting us know that true Hip Hop will never die.

2018-The J.M.S. Fat Tape Vol.7

I get goosebumps when the bassline thumps...

01 DJ Muggs feat. Damian Marley, Everlast, Meyhem Lauren - Jump Around 25 Year Remix (2018)
02 Dred Scott - I Gotta Get Mine (1995)
03 J Scienide - Chasers (Cuts by DJ Jon Doe) (2017)
04 Dillon & Batsauce - Keep Pushin feat. Sadat-X (2018)
05 Mars Ill - Black Market (feat. Playdough) (2001)
06 Awon & Phoniks -  Love Is A Hurting Thing (2018)
07 Homeliss Derelix - Operations (1996)
08 Dome Crackers ft Grap Luva - Take A Look (2001)
09 Wee Bee Foolish - This Kid (2001)
10 The Legion - For You (2014)
11 Triflicts - Genuine (Produced by The Beatnuts) (1996)
12 Tha Grimm Teachaz - Melissa (2010)
13 Da Bush Babees - The Ruler (1996)
14 Mecca 83 - Let's Get It (feat. Grap Luva) (2017)
15 Zoom & Rectape - Smart Dummies (feat. Masta Ace) (2018)

Say Turn It Up! (Louder!)

2018-The JMS Fat Tape Vol.6

Music calms the savage beast...

01 Kwest tha Madd Ladd - What's the Reaction (Remix) (Produced by Don Charnas) (1996) (Re-released in 2007)
02 Big Daddy Kane - Daddy's Home (Produced by LG) (1994)
03 J Dilla ft Elzhi - Come Get It (2001)
04 VVS Verbal feat. Sadat XCraig G - Then 2 Now (Produced by ES-K) (2018)
05 J-Live - School's In (Produced by Mark Ronson) (2001)
06 Prophetix - Unstoppable (Produced by Aspirin) (2002)
07 Capital Tax - I Can't Believe It (G's Jazz Mix) (1993)
08 Luv NY - Snake Charmer feat. A.G., Kurious and Dave Dar (2014)
09 The D.O.C. -  No One Can Do It Better (Produced by Dr Dre) (1989)
10 Stezo - Freak The Funk (Produced by Doug Lazy) (1989)
11 al.divino x ESTEE NACK - EVANGELIUM (prod. OLASEGUN) (2018)
12 Celph Titled & Buckwild - There Will Be Blood (Feat. Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G., O.C. & Diamond D) (2010)
13 MED & Guilty Simpson - Face Down (Produced by Black Milk) (2018)
14 CRIMEAPPLE & Big Ghost Ltd - Grey Poupon (2018)
15 Cash Crew - Original Freaky Flo (1996)


R.I.P. MC EZ aka Craig Mack

Kick that old roboticfuturisticGeorge Jetson, crazy joint!

Yet another Hip Hop entertainer has left us at a young age (46), I first saw a post on Instagram from the legendary Biz Markie that another great one has gone, RIP Craig Mack, the odd part is that there was a photo of Biz himself and he wasn't replying to any comments, it wasn't until DJ Scratch left a post on Instagram and it was confirmed that MC EZ aka Craig Mack had sadly passed away.

No one knew how or why he had passed but it eventually surfaced that Craig Mack died from heart failure and had been ill for some time, the saddest part is that the legendary Easy Mo Bee stated that he had finally convinced Mack to make new music but even Mo Bee was left in the dark about Mack's health.

Mack first made his way into Hip Hop recording "Get Retarded" (probably best known for it's zoom zoom zoom vocal refrain) b/w "Just Rhymin" for the Fresh records label in 1988 under the MC EZ alias, it made a little noise but enough to sustain a career so Mack became a roadie for DJ Scratch and often joined EPMD on their tours, where legend has it that him and Redman would battle anyone and anybody in Hotel lobbies.

It wasn't until 1993 when he appeared on Mary J Blige's remix of "You Don't Have To Worry" (sampled brilliantly by NYC crew Sourface in 1994 and also known as the joint that they didn't understand Mack on lol) that I went back to that MC EZ and Troup 12" and released that it was the same MC, see these were times way before Google and smart phones and there was never anything said that Craig Mack was in fact MC EZ that I could recall.

"Flava In Ya Ear" (produced by the legendary Easy Mo Bee) was immensely well received in clubs, bars, gigs, parties etc and on radio and still is to this day and set the precedent for Bad Boy Recordings, the All Star posse remix was huge and there were a couple of other remixes for the track as well and the 12" also contained the ill B-Side "Shinika" which didn't make the LP, this can also be found on the Non LP Cuts compilation.

His dope debut LP Project: Funk Da World was also released the same year (and it's no secret that snake Diddy (known as Puff Daddy back then) dropped Mack like a bad habit after the album only went Gold, I enjoyed his second album as well and the slew of singles he released over the years, I could be wrong but I think his last appearance was on Erick Sermon's "Come Thru" track) there was also The Mack World Sessions released in 2017.

There was a documentary being made about Mack's career and religious Life after his Rap career but it is not known if it was finished or will be finished yet, it is also not known when his unreleased music will be see the light of day but hopefully it will soon. 

Thanks for the great memories Craig Mack.

Mack Come Thru (Produced by Easy Mo Bee)
Wooden Horse (Produced by The 45 King)

R.I.P. Craig Jamieson Mack

May 10, 1971 - March 12, 2018

Raw Collective - Waterproof Coat (Official Video)

Take a metaphorical journey through the ego with Raw Collective 's first single 'Waterproof Coat' lifted from their long awa...