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SOULCONDOR SLICES RECORDS: (SS003) F*ck Cancer/ Heavy XL; (SS004) Living For The Day/ Raise ‘Em High(Vinyl 7″)

THE CONDOR CONSORTIUM: F*ck CancerRating: ★★★★★ Now then, if you’re faced with mouth cancer advanced enough to be living in a hospice, do you a) roll over and give up or b) throw yourself into an ambitious schedule of dropping quality intercontinental hip-hop releases on vinyl from your hospital bed!!!? If you’re Del Soulcondor, the answer is emphatically the second.  And while this post might have a title
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MC JUICE: Unseen (Prod. BANKRUPT EUROPEANS)(Vinyl 7″)

MC JUICE:  UnseenOne treat that landed on the digital doormat today was news of the latest drop from Bankrupt Europeans’ Nobody Buys Records i.e. Unseen – another big-ass 45 collab. between Bankrupt Euros and the legend that is Chicago’s MC JUICE – a follow-up of sorts to last year’s Where You Go. Surely not the MC JUICE that Eminem didn’t mind losing a rap battle to at Cinncinati’s 1997 Scribble
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DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK feat. BLU: God Speed

DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK feat. BLU: God SpeedThe next single to drop from Damu The Fudgemunk’s Conversation Peace album collaboration with library label KPM as part of the Def Pressé Editions/KPM Crate Diggers series is God Speed featuring L.A. rapper Blu. If you caught previous single Four Better Or Worse Pt 1 feat. Nitty Scott, you’ll know two things – one, that the aforementioned label collaboration
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KID ACNE: Transistors

KID ACNE: TransistorsThe dream team of Kid Acne and producer Spectacular Diagnostics returns with a new single in the form of Transistors. Over a summery slice of psychedelic boom-bap courtesy of the Illinois-based producer, Acne holds forth in company of London and Nottingham emcees Jaz Kahina and Vandal Savage respectively. But what could they be holding forth about? Surely Transistors can’t be
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BRONX SLANG: Substance

Rating: ★★★★★ For fans of hip-hop with grit, it’s time to cop a second full-length barrage from Bronx Slang, the sleeper hit signings to Nick Faber’s Fabyl Recordings label with the release of LP number two, titled Substance. Consisting of veteran Bronx emcees Jerry Beeks (followed by the monkey since his excellent 2001 LP Crop Report produced by Touché of Wiseguys fame)
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ADAM GIBBONS: The Last Bastion (OST)

ADAM GIBBONS: The Last BastionIf your appetite for funky and monster guitar fuzz-fuelled soundtrack flavoured breaks and beats was whetted by Adam ‘Lack Of Afro’ Gibbons two six-track EPs, Manhunt and Here We Go, earlier in the year then you’ll be stoked to hear that the full twenty-two track album, The Last Bastion, from which the music on both EPs was drawn is now out. Inspired by the likes of John Barry and David
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DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK (Ft. NITTY SCOTT): Four Better Or Worse Pt. 1

Imagine if a host of quality hip-hop luminaries like The Roots’ Stro Elliot, J-Live, Jazzy Jeff, Bastien Keb, Chris Dave, Corey King and more besides were given the keys to the KPM library music vaults? And imagine if, in tandem with this first project, KPM were also gearing up to release original music with a host of talented musicians, vocalists and producers as well. Well, in
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JSTAR: One Time For Your Mind (JSTAR Under Arrest re-rub) Free download

Jeez – it seems like forever since there was a free download to post about on monkeyboxing but here one suddenly is – and what a one – from JStar no less. Back in the day before DJ Maars and Tom Showtime appeared on the reggae hip-hop mashup scene, there were JStar and Shepdog who practically wrote the guide book on the subject. And now here is JStar returning to that arena with
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OONOPS: Oonops Drops vinyl 7″ label launch

Oonops DropsNow then, you run a bi-monthly podcast on Brooklyn Radio in NYC called ‘Oonops Drops’ and you’re going to launch a label to ‘drop’ wax 45 heat, but what to call the label? Tough one eh? I’d go with ‘Oonops Drops‘ – and purely coincidentally you understand – this is precisely what our man DJ Oonops did. The label has just launched, following the success of Oonops’
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SMILE DAVIS: Made You Look (Vinyl 7″)

Smile Davis makes you look in a reggae hip-hop direction again with new Nas cheeky version, Made You Look. Yes, that will be a certain Nas acapella over a lively cut n paste reggae beat or, to put that in perspective, a song you all can very much step with. Admittedly not the first time said Nas ‘pella has been used and it certainly won’t be the last but runnin’ nonetheless. What’s that?
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