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
The CRDS Fat Tape Vol 11
Brand Nubian/Grand Puba Remixes
What's good party people?, life can be hectic, but I haven't forgotten my blog and I will try and get these all done by next month,(2 of them are almost complete) and on a sad note , Hip Hop has lost 2 more dope MC's, MC Breed of the classic "Aint No Future In Yo Frontin" and Jax (of Binkis Recs) my sincere condolences to these artists families, they won't be forgotten. R.I.P.
What's good party people?... here is the tenth installment of the CRDS Fat Tape series, more fat chumpies for the system, car, jeep or the headphones, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed compiling it.word is born.
The CRDS Fat Tape Vol 10
1-Kaotic Style-Represent (1994)
2-Triflin Pac-Flava (1993)
3-Sons Of Sam-Oooh He Got An Afro (1993)
4-Get The Fist Movement-Get The Fist (1992)
5-Chubb Rock-Lost In The Storm (Marley Marl Remix) (1992)
6-Sid & B-Tonn-Deathwish 2 (1990)
7-Schoolly D-Where'd You Get That Funk From (Remix) (1991)
8-Pazz The Jazz ft Couzin Steve-Incredible Shit (Remix) (1993)
9-Black Sheep-Still In The Ghetto (1992)
10-All City-The Actual (1998)
11-La The Darkman-I Want It All (Six July Mix) (1996)
12-Del ft Pep Love & Q-Tip-Undisputed Champs (1993)
13-Live Wire-Fast Lane (1997)
15-Nas-One Love (One L Main Mix) (1994)
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