December 9, 2015

Nick Wiz – Cellar Sounds Volume 4: 1992-1998

Nick Wiz - Cellar Sounds Volume 4


No Sleep Recordings and production master Nick Wiz, return with the long-awaited fourth installment of the “Cellar Sounds” 2CD series. Again, this is a treasure chest of vintage mid-90's underground Hip-Hop; the majority of which has never been heard before! Again, Nick showcases why his studio “The Cellar” was a key location in the NJ/NYC underground scene. His unique fusion of filters, horns, smacking SP-1200 drums and dense bass-lines gave his work a signature sound and it is also why Wiz was the producer of choice for the legendary series of Echo Unlimited / Lyricist Lounge cassettes, “Underground Airplay”.

Still, Nick Wiz was most noted for his contributions to the Cella Dwellas “Realms and Reality” debut, as well as albums from the likes of Rakim, Mad Skillz, Chubb Rock and others. In between putting in work on these major label releases, he still dedicated himself to the cause of the unsigned artist. Prolific to say the least, Wiz constantly ran sessions and developed several groups at a time.

Artists like Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ran Reed, Chino XL, and Pudgee were mainstays in the underground radio- dominated Nineties scene, while others like Hardwe’re and Gauge the Mental Murderah are best remembered from sought after “random rap” 12”s. While a lot of the material produced and recorded by Wiz did find its way to release, countless other tracks remained stored away on DAT tapes for over a decade.

Found on this incredible 2CD set are selections from the highly collectable “Underground Airplay” tapes, unreleased remixes, and obscure demos from lyricists throughout NYC and New Jersey.

Forty-six tracks in total, spanning from Wiz’s early recordings in 1992 to his zenith in 1998, this is a true time-capsule of the Nineties underground Hip-Hop sound; presented in perfect digital quality! Part eight of the “For Those That Slept” series.

Check out Nautilus-The Rain (1994)

Pick it up here and be sure to peep the first three volumes of these really dope collections...

One

December 5, 2015

C.R.D.S. Presents-95 Da Illest Vol 5

























Peace and Season Greetings JMS readers...here is the final installment of the C.R.D.S. Presents-95 Da Illest series...

To be honest I forgot to finish and post this up before the blog name change so here it is...another jam packed volume of fat head nodding and classic Hip Hop (and with a fair bit of Erick Sermon and Redman beats, cameos and influences haha) from '95, most of these joints got much run on The Wednesday Nite Jam show and at all of the bars and clubs/parties etc that myself and my old crew used to play at...fat shout to Winston Spliff, Pops, Don Luchito, Jnr Ranks.

Also I'd like to send out a fat shout to to Fats Eardrum and Juicy from 1994 Hip Hop for some of these joints.

I'd like to wish all of my readers a very Happy Christmas and a very prosperous 2016.

I am honestly not sure how often I will post on this blog in 2016 as I am getting the best Christmas/Life gift I could ever get...Fatherhood:) but I will do my best to at least post on a regular basis.

C.R.D.S. Presents-95 Da Illest Vol 5

01-Erick-Sermon-Focus
02-Boostin' Kev-That Be Boostin'
03-Funkdoobiest-Lost In Thought (Produced by DJ Muggs)
04-MHZ Clique-Physical Chemistry
05-Gravediggaz-Bang Your Head (Underdog Mix)
06-Denocka-Clicks & Crews
07-Heather B-All Glocks Down (Produced by Kenny Parker)
08-Science Of Sound Feat. Phife-Who Got The Funk
09-Mel-Low-The Day I Die (Produced by Redman)
10-Champ MC-Funkhouse (Reggie & Rockwilder Remix)
11-Jamal ft Erick Sermon, Redman, Keith Murray & L.O.D.-Genetic for Terror (Produced by RedmanRockwilder)
12-DJ Pooh & Threat-No Where To Hide (Remix)
13-Dominant Species-Pain To The Brain (Produced by Mr. Len)
14-Tucka Da Huntaman-Da Hunt Is On (Produced by Tony Stoute)
15-Street Poets-209A















Stay safe out there...

One L

Jaz