Hip-Hop Rap Up 10:06:17: Reissues & New Releases (LP, CD, cassette), News inc. DMC World Results, Cookie Turntable Technology

Posted by Billyjam, October 6, 2017 12:31pm | Post a Comment

Previewed here on the Amoeblog was the 2017 DMC World Champions, last weekend's big international turntablist competition that featured USA representatives DJ Perly and DJ Dwells who each proudly repped their nation but did not win titles in their respective fields. Instead the 2017 DMC World DJ Final was won by DJ Rena from Japan who is only twelve years of age but possesses the experienced moves of a DJ twice his age. That win makes the preteen the youngest ever DMC World Champion. Meanwhile in the separate battle for the Supremacy title, another Japanese contestant,  DJ Yukichi won the battle for 2017 DMC World Supremacy. Congratulations to them both and to all of the participating battle DJs who traveled to London last weekend for the event.
In other hip-hop news, Fat Joe was among those artists who selflessly lent support to the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico by flying a plane down to the island (on loan from Jay-Z) to personally help victims with needed supplies. LL Cool J is among the 19 artists nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: five to seven of which will be chosen to be inducted later this year. The Bay Area lost an important figure last Sunday with the sudden passing of Stephanie Orneles, better known as DJ Stef. The universally beloved longtime Bay Area hip-hop DJ/writer/historian's death was attributed to a heart attack. Look for a more detailed report (inc. a rare interview with the late DJ) in an upcoming Amoeblog.  Former Digital Underground manager Sleuth Pro has been making the rounds lately including stopping by KPOO radio in promotion of his acclaimed newly published memoir: Hip-Hop Tales: From Humpty Dance to Blondie Locks (The Golden Years: 1987-2002).


Kid Capri Live At The Building 1990 (No Sleep/Fat Beats)

Orgone Undercover (Colemine/Fat Beats)

Your Old Droog Packs (Fat Beats)


Black Moon
Enta Da Stage LP (Fat Beats)

Mos Def The Ecstatic LP (Downtown)

Pete Rock Center of Attention LP (Vinyl Digital)

Master P Ghetto D LP (Priority)

Silkk The Shocker  Made Man LP (Priority)

The vinyl reissues of the week include Pete Rock's Center of Attention LP and the 1993 Black Moon classic debut album Enta Da Stage LP (originally released by Nervous Records, this time via Fat Beats. Then there's Mos Def's oft slept on concept album from 2009: the artist's fourth studio album  The Ecstatic LP via Downtown label who also put it out originally seven years ago. Also out this week are two vinyl reissues, care of Priority Records, from the tank-logo label owned by Percy Miller: No Limit Records. These releases, both from the 90's, are label head Miller's (aka Master P) 1997 album Ghetto D LP and his younger brother Silkk The Shocker's 1999 album Made Man LP. Both come once again in that early bling era trademark cover art designed by Pen & Pixel outta Houston, Texas who once dominated in their field.  And on the topic of vinyl and turntables and records, props to the creators of the totally unique new Oreo cookie designed records that are both musically functional and edible. See the video immediately below for full details on this novel creation.

Oreo Vinyl Design from Dimension Plus on Vimeo.

Amoeba Music Hip-Hop Top Twelve 10:06:17

01: CunninLynguists Rose Azura Njano (RBC Records)

02: Danny Watts Black Boy Meets World (Authors/Order Label)

03: Chip League of My Own (Cash Motto Limited)

04:  Milano Constantine  The Way We Were (Slice of Spice)

05: Masta Killa Royalty Is Loyalty (Nature Sounds/Fat Beats)      

06: Issa Album (avail on vinyl/LP)  (21 Savage)

07: Mike Will Make It Ransom 2 LP (Eardrumma)

08: Rittz Last Call (avail in Deluxe Edition CD) (Strange Famous)

09: Smino blkswn LP (Downtown Records)

10: Felly Young Fell (avail on vinyl/LP)  (Black 17 Media)

11: Thouxan Heavyweight Champs LP (Omerta Inc.)

12: Slaine Anti-Hero (Brick Records)

CunninLynguists, who were among the performers at the recent Hiero Day in Oakland, return with the twelve track, 45 minute new album Rose Azura Njano on RBC Records featuring such tracks as "No Universe Without Harmony" and "Red, White & Blues." Other new releases to arrive into Amoeba either today or last Friday include Houston, TX rapper Danny Watts' Black Boy Meets World (Authors/Order Label), British rapper Chip's League of My Own (Cash Motto Limited), and D.I.T.C. member Milano Constantine's  The Way We Were on Brooklyn label Slice of Spice. Then there's WU warrior Masta Killa's Royalty Is Loyalty (Nature Sounds/Fat Beats) and  Issa's Album (avail on vinyl/LP)  (21 Savage). Heavyweight Champs LP is the vinyl version of the Atlanta rapper Thouxan or Thouxanbandfaun's early 2017 13 track mixtape release. Like so many modern day releases, this is an album that first gets digital download release and then, due to popular demand, later gets issued on vinyl but bypasses the CD format. Below are videos from the two new albums (both arrived into Amoeba last Friday) by Smino (blkswn LP on Downtown Records) and Felly (Young Fell - avail on vinyl/LP on Black 17 Media).

Smino "Netflix & Dusse" from the album blkswn LP (Downtown Records)

Felly "Above Water (feat. GYYPS)" from the album Young Fell (avail on vinyl/LP

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