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Page The Hand Grenade - A Day In The Life: The 90's Demos
Page The Hand Grenade
A Day In The Life: The 90's Demos 
12" | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
30,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Damn – this is a dope one!! Page The Hand Grenade aka Stanley Grimes is known mostly for his classy mid-90’s features on D.I.T.C. projects. He featured on Lord Finesse’s “Check Me Out Baby Pah” and O.C. “Weak Ideas” as well as the exceedingly dope Buckwild produced track “Mass Hysteria” from the D.I.T.C. CD “Unreleased Production 1994”. He also was a member of Freestyle Professors and featured on a bunch of their releases and back in the day went by the name of Rampage The only thing the man like Grimes hasn’t done is drop a solo project – that is until now!!
Rhythm Blunt Cru Aka Cru - The Early 90s Pre-Demos
Rhythm Blunt Cru Aka Cru
The Early 90s Pre-Demos
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Pretty crazy this one!! My man Brian Kayser [Chopped Herring Interviews] hit up MC Chadio with a book idea. He happened to mention Herring and the rest is history. These are the demos that attracted Violator Ent impresario ‘Baby’ Chris Lighty [R.I.P.]. Lighty hooked up the deal with Def Jam through a second set of demos, but these beauties are what started the ball rolling on the career of three man outfit Cru previously known as Rhythm Blunt Cru. The name was shorted by Russell Simmons who I can only assume thought the word ‘blunt’ in the name of a group was a negative [when we all know that it’s a huge positive!!!]. There’s not much more to say here – just take a listen to the snippets and dig that lost early 90’s NY flava that we feen for. Massive Fish!!!!
Doomzday / Gypcees - Third Eye Entertainment Volume 2
Doomzday / Gypcees
Third Eye Entertainment Volume 2
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"Ahhh yeah – we’re back in Virginia for some more super rare joints from the excellent Third Eye Entertainment camp. Included are more hard2find bangers from the extremely rare records on the label as well as two unreleased heaters from the Suspects and The Halfbacks. VA’s best kept secret right here….." - Chopped Herring
Rhythm Blunt Cru Aka Cru - The Early 90s Pre-Demos
Rhythm Blunt Cru Aka Cru
The Early 90s Pre-Demos
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
30,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Pretty crazy this one!! My man Brian Kayser [Chopped Herring Interviews] hit up MC Chadio with a book idea. He happened to mention Herring and the rest is history. These are the demos that attracted Violator Ent impresario ‘Baby’ Chris Lighty [R.I.P.]. Lighty hooked up the deal with Def Jam through a second set of demos, but these beauties are what started the ball rolling on the career of three man outfit Cru previously known as Rhythm Blunt Cru. The name was shorted by Russell Simmons who I can only assume thought the word ‘blunt’ in the name of a group was a negative [when we all know that it’s a huge positive!!!]. There’s not much more to say here – just take a listen to the snippets and dig that lost early 90’s NY flava that we feen for. Massive Fish!!!!
Creaturenomics - Hunt For The Future
Creaturenomics
Hunt For The Future
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Heads will know Creature from his first group The Triflicts (Hydra Ent) as well as his much-lauded feature on MF DOOM/Viktor Vaughn’s ‘Open Mic Night Pt 2’ off the ‘Vaudeville Villain’ LP. This right here is a brand new project which features production from the excellent El Pres Beats who is a London-based Dutch beatmaker. The whole vibe is reminiscent of early 2000s DOOM/M.I.C. but obviously with its own distinct flava. Really dope selection of tracks this, so we had to get it on a 7″ for the fisherman.
Senica Da Misfit - Namaste
Senica Da Misfit
Namaste
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Just a one-off banger right here courtesy of Maryland MC Senica Da Misfit with beats courtesy of the excellent Fullscale and cuts from DanjahOne. Track A1 features Lords of The Underground MC DoItAll.

Absolute dancefloor murder for the heads!!!
Napoleon Da Legend - Chikara
Napoleon Da Legend
Chikara
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The brand new 2020 album from Napoleon Da Legend with crazy nice production from Onion Cuore [Italy]. And here it is – the brand new album from one of the nicest MC’s working right now, Napoleon Da Legend from Brooklyn, by way of France. All the [super-dope] samples on this project are from Japanese sources, the title is in Japanese, the track titles are in Japanese and we even have Japanese distro’, but there is no obi-strip in sight!!! Incredible production/digging comes from Italian beat maker Onion Cuore and this is definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the dopest records of the year. 1 Preface ft. Crazy DJ Bazarro 2 Chikara ft. DJ TMB 3 Buffalo Wings ft. Toney Boi & Crazy DJ Bazarro 4 Calculated Strike ft. Sicknature & Nejma Nefertiti 5 Mozambique Sultans ft. Supreme Cerebral, Nowaah the Flood & Crazy DJ Bazarro 6 Get Richer 7 People First 8 Golden Oligarchs 9 The Process ft. Hubbs 10The Other Side ft. Crazy DJ Bazarro

Written by Napoleon Da Legend. Produced by Onion Cuore.
Killa Kidz - In The Mental Demos EP
Killa Kidz
In The Mental Demos EP
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
35,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
So, True Force aka Tirrell (Killa Kidz old manager and exec producer) hits me up and says “Bob, I found more DATs!!!”. “No shit?” I said. And then the files started to come. Multiple versions and recordings of unheard and unreleased material from the early days of QB’s dopest undercover crew. Included was the 1995 bomb and first ever group recording “In The Mental”, the title of this excellent follow up to 2013’s “1996-1997 Phenomenon EP” on Chopped Herring. In total we have 7 joints from 1995-1997 off the original studio DAT’s. This is one of those ILL releases where maybe [just maybe] Vol 2 is EVEN doper than Vol 1. You can be the judge. But hurry the eff up – there are only 350 copies pressed. The early bird catches the funky worm, yo!!!!
Brothers G.R.Y.M. (Too Poetic, Brainstorm & E#) - Ghetto Repaired Young Minds EP (1989-1992)
Brothers G.R.Y.M. (Too Poetic, Brainstorm & E#)
Ghetto Repaired Young Minds EP (1989-1992)  
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
36,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Prince Paul hit Chopped Herring up to release this dope early 90's project!!

The first incarnation of the group was formed around 1989 in Amityville, Long Island, New York, although the family grew up in Long Island. The family of four brothers (Anthony, Richard, Joel, and Edward) and one sister (Dawne), of which Anthony (Poetic) was the eldest, were born to Trinidadian parents who moved from Trinidad and Tobago in 1971, making their first residence in Queens, New York for a short time, then moving to Long Island. John Berkeley (a pastor and a local businessman) and Ela Berkeley (a homemaker, cook-nutritionist, and teacher) were both singers and artistic in general, and they encouraged artistic expression in their five children. The family was well-rounded musically, singing gospel and R&B up to their early teens all around New York, other states, and Canada as "The Berkeley Singers". Anthony (Poetic), Dawne, and Joel (Brainstorm) sang, accompanied by Richard on the drums and Eddie (E-Sharp) on the piano or keyboard.

Poetic began rhyming in his early teens in Wyandanch, and was known by many names and building a name for himself as a lyrical battle MC. He changed his name to Poetic around 1985, and in 1986 he formed the crew known as Too Poetic, who in 1988-89 released a modestly popular single called: “God Made Me Funky/Poetical Terror”, under the DNA/Tommy Boy Music imprint. The group’s relationship with Tommy Boy Records eventually panned out for various reasons, scrapping the album and making Poetic very displeased, an early casualty of the politics of the music business.

While Poetic was just beginning his formal hip hop career in 1987–89, Brainstorm was attending college at the State University of New York at Farmingdale, Long Island, where he was the roommate of Brooklyn’s own Super DJ Richie Rich (who had been in Third Base, Clark Kent’s Supermen, and the movie Juice). The university was host to many hip hop artists as visitors for parties and to do shows like Rakim, EPMD, Producer-Super DJ Clark Kent, and Biz Markie.

After Brainstorm finished his college run in 1989, he took time to learn many aspects of the music business, but in 1989 he and Poetic mutually decided to pair up with a hardcore lyrical edge, original word play, and acute metaphors, after many collaborations between them since 1985. Thus, Da Bruthas G.R.Y.M. was born shortly after Too Poetic’s deal with DNA/Tommy Boy had soured. The energy and high chemistry between these true by-blood brothers at the time was, simply put, natural.

In the first Bruthas G.R.Y.M. era (c. 1989–1992), the brothers Poetic (Brother One) and Brainstorm (Brother Two) garnered much respect on the underground hip hop scene of New York Their first official demo featured the underground bangers like “Bruthas G.R.Y.M.”, “Circle-Circle-Dot-Dot”, the politically charged “Popcorn” and “Livin’ In Hell (Had To Survive)”. The demo featured production mastering by Nate "NATO" Tinsley, their in-house producer Semi-Automatic (Pedro Sims, Mr. Semi, Gravediggaz), and the brothers themselves. After blazing underground radio and live shows around New York City, they were listed in The Source magazine as the best unsigned rap group of 1989. The crew was then managed by longtime friend Jack Pope (Jack Sprat, Starving Artists Entertainment), who later became the road manager of the Gravediggaz.

These cassette tape “dubs” floated around the New York streets in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and their demo eventually made their way to the seasoned musical ear of fellow Amityvillain Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz) from his association with the local Long Island artists who had met the brothers and saw their raw talent. In 1990 Prince Paul decided to fund and executive produce further demos, finding various other known and up-and-coming producers for the unnamed project, as well as being the tentative DJ for the group.

Then the unfortunate happened – being disenfranchised by the politics and games of the music business and life in general, Brainstorm just quit altogether for “personal enlightenment”, before any formal deal could solidify. Poetic understood about Brainstorm’s personal path at that stage in his life, but was silently devastated because they were so close to sealing a major record deal that would have propelled them further into Hip Hop history.

Their original demo, even today, is still one of Prince Paul’s favorites. It was not until 1992 that Poetic, after Brainstorm quit in 1991, that it is said that Poetic “fell on hard times”, including a short period of homelessness.

Brainstorm would continue to write for leisure and therapeutic reasoning, but never to seriously pursue a music career, moving to Brooklyn New York and later down south to various states; in fact, Brainstorm was so “finished with Hip Hop” that he gave Poetic all of his original rhyme books to use at his own discretion – some lyrics ending up on Gravediggaz projects.
Landlords Of The Morgue - Welcome To The Morgue
Landlords Of The Morgue
Welcome To The Morgue
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Landlords of the Morgue was an obscure three man crew from Texas consisting of One Son, Dot Nice & Madd Scripts. They met while serving in the army at Fort Hood but all came from different states originally. One Son from Alabama, Dot Nice was from Queens, NY and Madd Scripts from Chicago. They hooked up with producer Ashton “DJ Cassanova” Irons (Papa Chuk/Project Crew) in Killeen, Texas after a showcase Cass attended. He was working with them individually and finally decided to put them together to form Landlords. What we have here are seven tracks that originally appeared on a very obscure homemade cassette that was effectively used as their demo tape – good luck finding that. Currently there is no info on the net about them and no Discogs listing, yet!
Ashton
Ashton "DJ Cassanova" Irons
Texas Tapes 92-95
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope 8-track 100% unreleased and unleaked material from the early to mid 90’s outta Texas, produced by Papa Chuk and Landlords of the Morgue producer Ashton “DJ Cassanova” Irons. You will know Teddy Lee from the group Project Crew but the rest are pretty obscure acts that passed through Ashton’s studio in the early to mid 90’s to record their demos. Check out the flava!!
L The Head Toucha - The 1997-1999 Demos EP Vol. 2
Golden Swords & F-Plus - Classical Weapons
Pseudo Intellectuals - Pizza Money
Golden Swords & F-Plus - Classical Weapons
Ill Conscious - Import Export
Ill Conscious
Import Export
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Superb project from 2016 that never saw the light of day now gets a vinyl release on Herring. This one would’ve dropped a year after the Essence joint and 2 years before The Prerequisite album. Production comes courtesy of the excellent Loop.Holes crew producer Marshtini outta Norway. This is the second Loop.Holes produced project this year following on from the highly rated Trevor J – Almost Home LP and this is the fifth Herring x Ill Conscious collabo and we ain’t finished just yet. Another bomb project fellaz!!!
Papa Chuk - The Texas Roughneck Demo Sessions 1992
Papa Chuk
The Texas Roughneck Demo Sessions 1992
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Incredible unheard 1992 demo sessions from Texas Roughneck Papa Chuk.
V.A. - Foundation Entertainment
V.A.
Foundation Entertainment
12" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
So Joe City aka Third Eye Ent hits me up and says B, hook up with my man Strez, he might have some ish you are looking for. So outta Norfolk, Virginia, this is the Foundation Entertainment EP. Most of these tracks appeared on an extremely rare couple of cds from 97 & 99 as well as one off a demo tape and one unreleased from the House of Reps unreleased stash!!! Peep this short interview with DJ Strez for some background info:



Where did you grow up? “I grew up in the Park Place/Villa Heights section of Norfolk Virginia born & raised.”

What are your earliest memories of the culture? “My earliest moments of the culture are begging my mom to go to the record store to buy The Fatboys first album, LL Cool J “Radio”, Run-D.M.C. “Raising Hell” & Beastie Boys “Licensed To Ill” albums. When I got home that day I played these albums non stop. That’s when I knew I was in love with Hip Hop.”

Who were your fav beatmakers coming up? “My Favorite Beat Makers/Producers coming up was Marley Marl, Pete Rock, The Bomb Squad, DJ Premier, Large Professor, Diamond D & Joe City (VA Native)”

What was the VA scene like? “The VA Scene Between 1991-2001 was a great time to be involved with music.A lot of local artists that were coming out started making tapes and selling them at shows or in the clubs.We had so many outlets back then and the major artists were also coming down checking the scene out as well. We definitely had hidden gems as far as talent.”

When did you start making beats? “I started making beats when I was around 16 years old. I was always fascinated with making music and always wanted to learn. The music that was made between “87-99″ was always mind blowing to me. Once i realized that they were taking loops from old records,sampling and making beats out of them i knew that that is what i wanted to do”

What were your first bits of gear? “My first bits of gear was a Casio Sk-1, a Gemini Sampler Ds-1224, a Korg M1, a Boss Dr-5 & a Pair of technics belt drive turntables.”

When did you set up Foundation Ent? “Foundation Ent was formed around 93-95 through my partner Carlton Barnard and he was also my manager. We met at a mall out here in VA called Military Circle in 1996 and we chopped it up and immediately clicked. It all started and developed when he said he had equipment that wasn’t really being used and i asked him if i could use it and eventually it led to us getting a building for a studio and signing artists.”

How did you hook up with all the mcs? “Before Foundation Ent, I was in a group with a friend of mine named Stratagee Real which later became an artist on Foundation Ent so we were already connected. Carlton did beats and had the group Coalition & a female artist named Bad News already so we started teaming up and recording music together in the studio. The other artists that were on the roster were mostly people that we came across that rap and sing.”
Radikal Doodz - Definitely On (1993)
Radikal Doodz
Definitely On (1993)
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
So you finally find the producer, he finally finds the DATs and finally he gets to listen to them and damn, only one track is on there. So what do you do?

Well when it’s as Huge as this joint, you drop a one-sided 7″!!!



The Radikal Doodz were an early 90s rap group from Flatbush, Brooklyn consisting of Po Rich, Dunndee, PZD and Akeem. Po Rich was the lead MC. Akeem was his hype man, PZD handled the DJ duties and Dunndee along with PZD handled production.

This was the lead track from their first and only release which dropped on the independent Mission Recordz label in 1993.



What a monster!!!!!
Nejma Nefertiti - The Valley Of The Queens
Nejma Nefertiti
The Valley Of The Queens
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
It’s crazy that Herring has been rolling 20 years but has never repped a female artist. Sure, we’ve had lots of female guests; Bahamadia, Lil Kim, Amayss, Stahrr, Madame Star, Gypcees, Sistar Act among others,, but never the main artist on a release. Not that we’ve been looking out for female artists to make it happen. This project was just a another natural Herring release. It just happens to be the case that the act is female. A killer 4 track project produced by Mohamad Malek and featuring Napoleon Da Legend, The Valley of The Queens EP makes for a solid 7″ of Brooklyn flava for the heads. Peep it – you will not be disappointed.
Tha Anthom & Mike B - Neva Sellin Out
Tha Anthom & Mike B
Neva Sellin Out
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Stupid dope debut album from Last Jazz Club’s Mike B along with San Jose MC Tha Anthom. If you dug Mike’s last release on Herring [LJC’s – ‘Jazz Is..”] you will flip out for this one. Every joint is a killer and every joint is on a jazz tip. Double bass lines galore!! Amazing full colour artwork from Rockin Roger aka AzhqOne [who did the Interviews Vol 3 art]. An absolute sureshot!





Tracks:

A1 Intro A2 Neva Sellin Out A3 Diggin This Right Here A4 Mic In My Hand A5 Likwits ft Mikey PG A6 Like Dat Interlude

B1 If The Beats Fat B2 Check It B3 Murderous Status ft Iron Slaughter B4 Get Drunk B5 Timeless

All tracks produced by Mike (Last Jazz Club) B
Tha Anthom & Mike B - Neva Sellin Out
Tha Anthom & Mike B
Neva Sellin Out
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Stupid dope debut album from Last Jazz Club’s Mike B along with San Jose MC Tha Anthom. If you dug Mike’s last release on Herring [LJC’s – ‘Jazz Is..”] you will flip out for this one. Every joint is a killer and every joint is on a jazz tip. Double bass lines galore!! Amazing full colour artwork from Rockin Roger aka AzhqOne [who did the Interviews Vol 3 art]. An absolute sureshot!

Tracks:

1 Intro 2 Neva Sellin Out 3 Diggin This Right Here 4 Mic In My Hand 5 Likwits ft Mikey PG 6 Like Dat Interlude 7 If The Beats Fat 8 Check It 9 Murderous Status ft Iron Slaughter 10 Get Drunk 11 Timeless

All tracks produced by Mike (Last Jazz Club) B
A-Plus (Souls Of Mischief) & The Architect - Free Dope
A-Plus (Souls Of Mischief) & The Architect
Free Dope
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The incredible new album by Souls Of Mischief/Hiero memThe incredible new album by Souls Of Mischief/Hiero member A-Plus, with ridiculous production from The Architect (Homeliss Derilex].
Yaggfu Front - The Secret Tapes
Mac G (IBM Nation) - Where It's At - The 90's Demos
Mac G (IBM Nation)
Where It's At - The 90's Demos
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"And here we are – the end of another year of Herring fillets. To celebrate we have an EP of 6 unreleased joints from IBM Nation member Mac G outta Philadelphia. Hardcore collectors will know IBM Nation from their 1990 grail the Brainiac EP which dropped on small indie label Inner City Recs back in the deezy. Unfortunately Mac G had a couple of his crazy nice solo demo tapes stolen from his studio by a shady acquaintance. Those tapes appeared on Ebay shortly afterwards and sold for crazy loot [2k+]. We’re hoping that one day the new owner of those 1992 – 1994 demo tapes will hit us up to share them with the fans, on a limited vinyl Herring release. But what we do have here are his extra dope unreleased mid 90’s demos. Peep the snippets and we’ll be back 1st week of January with the final vinyl release of the Dec/Jan Cycle as well as 4 new CD releases. Props for supporting the Herring in 2019 – we have some sureshots already lined up for 2020, the 20th year of the Herring!!!" - Chopped Herring
Recognize Ali - Underground King
Recognize Ali
Underground King
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Featuring: Vinnie Paz, Tragedy Khadafi, Milano Constantine, Skyzoo, Chief Kamachi, and more… Track 1 produced by Jbl The Titan. Track 2 prod. by Twelvebit. Track 3 prod. by Onaje Jordan. Tracks 4, 8 & 10 prod. by Digitale. Track 6 prod. by Frank Grimes. Tracks 7 & 9 prod. by Vago. Track 11 prod. by Junelyfe. Track 13 prod. by Fan Ran. Tracks 5 & 15 prod By K. Sluggah. Track 16 prod. by Big Ghost Ltd. Track 17 prod. by Sultan Mir.
Cuts on Track 6 by DJ Grouch, on Track 15 by DJ Tray and on Track 17 by DJ TMB.
Kwest Tha Madd Lad - These Are My Unreleased Recordings
Kwest Tha Madd Lad
These Are My Unreleased Recordings
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ahhh yeahhh – it’s the 1994-1996 material from Kwest’s debut album sessions that never made the final cut – MASSIVE!!! DAMN it’s ON!!! All the joints from the excellent “These Are My Unreleased Recordings” project now on vinyl for the first time plus a couple of new ones for the heads. Kwest was recording his debut album for Rick Rubin’s American Recordings imprint from 1994-1996 but a load of them never made the final cut. But here they are in all their intended glory. Shout out to James @ No Sleep Recs, Dan Charnas. & X-Ray. Let’s go in again…..White Jacket No Holes 12″ 3mm Spine with FULL COLOUR 20cm x 20cm Large Sticker. v
Mr Ripley X Shar The Analog - Dirty Boxing
Mr Ripley X Shar The Analog
Dirty Boxing
CD | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope NEW project from ex-The Madness artist Mr Ripley – Don’t sleep on this heat!!! Mr Ripley was born and raised in central New Jersey on the shore in a small town called Red Bank. He fell in love with hip hop since the start. But in 86 when he heard Rakim he knew this is what he wanted to do. So he told his mom and she brought him turn tables and a mixer for his 12th bday. It was non stop since then!!! In 1990 he started hanging out at a local studio with a few friends and began working on demo tapes. They linked up with Naji and Izniz and Rip’s cousin Huggy Bear who were already doing their thing as the Soul Patrol and Ghettolandz and they formed a group called The Madness [which you may have heard of!!]. They started doing shows and getting play on local radio shows andy released the infamous Ray’s of the Sun project and then split up soon after. But he never stopped making music.

This project came about from Rip & Shar the Analog Bastard connecting online from a mutual love for 90s hip hop. His beats are exactly what Rip was listening to growing up in the 90s. The collaboration was a natural one and we have here is the superb ‘Dirty Boxing’ album. Peep it yo!!!
Smoked Out Productions (Agony, Stress, Black Attack & Problemz) - Mad Drama 1994-1996 EP
Smoked Out Productions (Agony, Stress, Black Attack & Problemz)
Mad Drama 1994-1996 EP
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
1994-1996 NY Grail straight off the OG DATS!!!! Chopped Herring is back with another hugely collectable group from the mid 90s. The first of 2 releases by Smoked Out Productions is a bitch to find – so we have 2 killers off that record, plus 2 period remixes of the 2 joints on their 2nd release [Bok, Bok/Styles] and also included are 3 previously unreleased bangers.
Killa Kidz - Streets Is Real
Killa Kidz
Streets Is Real
CD | 2019 | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Incredible full album of rare and previously unreleased joints from QB’s illest, Killa Kidz.
Meyhem Lauren - Nickel Plated Wordplay
Meyhem Lauren
Nickel Plated Wordplay
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only 1 per customer! Black vinyl pressing. Well, what do we have here then! Unreleased Meyhem material from the same time as Self Induced Illness. Pre-the fame, the TV shows, the high profile producers and endless groupies. This is the pure unadulterated Outdoorsmen-era Meyhem Lauren. Never been leaked before, this project was held on the back burner once all the attention and work came Mey’s way in the late noughties. We are delighted to bring it to you on Chopped Herring, with features by Kool G Rap & KIlla Sha and all production by the man like Nickel Plated. Cop quick – colours will move in a flash.
Kwest Tha Madd Lad - Old To The New
Kwest Tha Madd Lad
Old To The New
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Chopped Herring)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
There are not too many artists who can maintain over a quarter of a century but the man like Kwest Tha Madd Lad dropped a superb project a few months back and we decided to combine that full project with 5 of his 1994 [unused first album joints] previously only available on CD via the now-defunct No Sleep Recordings. His first album, on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings took a couple of years to drop but was completed in 1994. After the schedule was messed around with in favour of different artists on the label, the record finally dropped in 1996. At that time Kwest decided to leave out some of his earlier recordings from the session, so they never made it onto wax. But we are proud to say that the time has finally come to give them a vinyl airing. The new EP ‘S.P.I.T.R” was produced by Aneeway Jones and X-Ray Da MIndbenda [M.I.C.] and is one of the freshest and competent releases by a “mature mc” of recent years. The ‘Old To The New’ LP spans 1994 to 2019 in a seamless homage to the timeless art of lyricism. Enjoy!!!! There will be 350 copies pressed only. This first 120 copies will be on Purple & Green mixed Colored Vinyl. The next 230 are on traditional black wax!! Cover is a plain white sleeve with full colour large 20cm x 20cm sticker.
Recognize Ali & Giallo Point - Back 2 Mecca
Recognize Ali & Giallo Point
Back 2 Mecca
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
What a dope project this one is. Only ever available on a CDR from 2017, we have the Giallo Point-produced “Back 2 Mecca” album from Recognize Ali. If you haven’t been checkin for either of these artists it’s time to wake the eff up!! Giallo Point has been killin things for a few years now. The UK based producer did a few beats on the Herring-released last Da Buze Bruvaz album “Adebisi Hat” and since then we’ve been trying to make a project happen. Recognize Ali featured on the recent AJ Munson album “Cigarettes & Coffee” and like with Giallo, we’ve been working to find that Herring steez release. Everything came together with the 90’s NY inspired “Back 2 Mecca” album. This was the perfect fit for Herring and we are proud to drop it for the headz on limited vinyl release. There will be 350 copies pressed only.
This first 120 copies will be on Translucent Red & White mixed Colored Vinyl. The next 230 are on traditional black wax!! Cover is a plain white sleeve with full colour large 20cm x 20cm sticker.
Livin’ Proof aka The Last Cowboy (Prod. J Dilla) - Funky Cowboys EP Volume 2
Livin’ Proof aka The Last Cowboy (Prod. J Dilla)
Funky Cowboys EP Volume 2
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
And we’re back in here with more rare and unreleased Proof material straight off the OG DAT from the early-mid 90’s. It would’ve been Proofs birthday tomorrow, 2nd October, so it seems fitting that we drop this selection of rarities on vinyl, for the very first time for his fans and fans of Jay Dee’s production. Bam!!!!!!
Intrepid Styles - Junior Criminalz E.P.
Intrepid Styles
Junior Criminalz E.P.
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Chopped Herring)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope unreleased material from 1996-1997 out of Toronto, Canada by way of the UK. Intrepid Stylez dropped one 12″ in 1998 and a cd only album in 1999. That was it. These tracks are previously unheard/unreleased demos from before their 2 releases dropped.
Stranger Danger presents - Einstein's Guide To Losing Friends & Alienating People
Stranger Danger presents
Einstein's Guide To Losing Friends & Alienating People
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
Chopped Herring presents the CD version of Stranger Danger’s debut project “How to Lose Friends and Alienating People”. If you expect nothing but grimy underground hip hop from LA on this one, you got it all right!
From the producer of the amazing “Tha Roach Killaz LP” from last year on Herring comes Stranger Danger's debut solo album produced entirely by the LA native himself. Incredible sample choices mixed up with drug laced experimentalism makes this, along with his previous production outing, one of the nicest debuts in a minute. Also included among the variety of guest MC's is the kid A.F.R.O.
The CD title pays obviously contribution to the 2001 book by Toby Young. In 1995 high-flying British journalist Toby Young left London for New York to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. But things didn't quite go according to plan. “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” is Toby Young's hilarious account of the five years he spent looking for love in all the wrong places and steadily working his way down the New York food chain, from glossy magazine editor to crash-test dummy for interactive sex toys.
DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse - Fly Fishing Volume 5
DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse
Fly Fishing Volume 5
Tape | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited cassette edition!
Only one copy per customer!
Dj Riz & Dj Eclipse present Chopped Herring’s “Fly Fishing Volume 5” including tracks by Apes of Graf, Meyhem Lauren, Doz Funky Baztardz, Cenobites, Da Buze Bruvaz, Jazz Spastiks, Beneficence, Masta Ace, 5-Elementz and many others.
Shylow - Please Listen To My Demos
Shylow
Please Listen To My Demos
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited vinyl edition!

Shylow is a DJ, producer and MC from Durham, Canada. “Please Listen To My Demos” first released in Canada on very limited cassette only back in the year 2000.
Shylow has a reputation for putting on high energy live performances; bringing down the house countless times solo, and has shared the stage with many underground artists such as Cage, Yakballz, Ill Bill, Aceyalone, Boot Camp Click, Mr.Lif, Camu Tao, Red Clay and Jedi Mind Tricks.
Also records as half of the group First Division. along with his counterpart Expertise, and is the founding member of The Bomb Shelta Association, a crew of artists who recorded an album entitled "Rebirth" in 97/98. The album was never released commercially but garnered critical praise and gained worldwide recognition through word of mouth, hand to hand sales, and the internet.
One of the standout songs on the "Rebirth" album was Shylow's solo track "S.T.O.M.P". It caught the ear of hip-hop legend Chuck D of Public Enemy, who in an issue of Elemental magazine, as well as on his website www.rapstation.com rated the song the number one mp3 download of the year 2000.
In 2003, he became the first Canadian hip-hop artist to have a 'debut' single (Moment Of Clarity b/w The Greatest) released on a reputable American label (Fatbeats/Breakthru) featuring production by a well-known and sought after American producer (Ayatollah).
Is credited as Co-Executive Producer for Marco Polo's Soulspazm/Rawkus debut album Port Authority, which was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2008.
Beneficence - Contents Under Pressure
Beneficence
Contents Under Pressure
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD version!

Originally recorded in 1991, but finally released in 1994, the "Suckas Brevity/Hostile Lifestyle" 12-inch by New Jersey MC & producer Beneficence is what you would probably refer to as an "obscure record". Only 100 copies were ever pressed on indie label Big House Records, so Herring & Beneficence's label Ill Adrenaline thought it might be a good idea to bring back the 12-inch material and to add some previously unreleased Beneficence jawn from the 90's. Chopped Herring Records is proud to present "Contents Under Pressure". Peep it folks!
Big Tabb - Who's Wreckin' Da MC
Big Tabb
Who's Wreckin' Da MC
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
One of the dopest releases on Herring. Very much reminiscent of a classic 1994 album - production comes from undercover Philly producer MG aka Mentally Gifted and the beats are on a Beatnuts/Extra P/Groove Merchants/Pete Rock tip - ha - sounds good right? It is!!!!

This project started up about 4 years ago. Tabb licensed Chopped Herring the ""Brothers in Da Hood"" joint, a known Heavy Grail - but the label was always looking for more tracks to make a solid project. It took a series of collectors and hardcore Hip Hop Headz to take it to the next. PQuest, a collector and music afficiando from Germany hit up requesting the release of the “Big Tabb demos from 1994” - some short snippets had been upped to the tube. Even though it'd been a while, Herring got back in touch with Tabb [aka Jakk Frost] to find out if he still had the masters of his early demos - he did not. The label got back in touch with P and asked if he knew anyone who had seen the demo tape around. It turned out that a copy of the original demo tape had recently sold at auction. The buyer and seller were known to Herring as one was an old Herring customer and the other had hit Herring up about releasing another, demo tape only project, also out of Philly. One gave the other's details and after a few months the hi-quality tape transfers were in the hands or fins of Herring. The buyer was a cat from the states called Lance Baker and the seller was Mad Human - a respected dealer of rap rarities. So this was a muthafuckin team effort - BIG UP FELLAS!
Cenobites, The (Godfather Don & Kool Keith) - Kick A Dope Verse
Cenobites, The (Godfather Don & Kool Keith)
Kick A Dope Verse
12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Chopped Herring starts off with The Cenobites’ “Kick A Dope Verse” for their first release in the new Chopped Herring 12inch series. The single contains the original version and the previously unreleased instrumental, Re-Dux version and Re-Dux instrumental.
Jay Glaze - Operation Clam Dust
Jay Glaze
Operation Clam Dust
2LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
34,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This is a limited run of 350 copies!
"Operation Clam Dust", an unheard masterpiece, was created between late 2005 & early 2008 - following-on from the much-loved 2004 "Three Sinister Syllables" mix. It is a next level exploration into digging, sampling and audio animation. All manner of world breaks, private press LP's, obscure soundtracks, Bolivian polka jawns are up in that piece. Eight years after it was made, there has been nothing that even comes close to the complexity of this project - just check it - This Is Nobel Prize Winning Breaks Shit, For Reel!!!
Lower Level / The Burn U.N.I. - The 5plit EP Series Volume 2
Definite Vacation 4 Sukuz - Blowing Up The Spot EP
Definite Vacation 4 Sukuz
Blowing Up The Spot EP
12" | 2016 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Two MC's from the South Side of Chicago, Rabiez and Sire Sensai met back in 1987 and by 1988, with a neighbourhood producer, DJ Slice, they began to lay down tracks together. They performed at local shows and high school talent shows. Sire Sensai attended Calumet High School in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of South Chicago and RaBieZ attended Luther South High School in Ashburn. They watched, at close hand, Common Sense and NoID come up, getting signed after puttin in a lot of hard work and local promo. They were both alumni of Rabiez' High School, two years before Rabiez and watching them do their thing, with a wordwide audience, was an eye opener for the two local Chicago boys, as well as inspirational!! This project includes material from the first 2 vinyl from 1996 and 1997, as well as previously unheard bangers!
Action Bronson - Blue Chips Instrumentals EP
Jay Glaze - Staunch Liaison EP
Shabar Love Allah - Prepare Yourself EP
Epik1 - Epik1.2
Epik1
Epik1.2
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
9,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: Near Mint
BoFaatBeatz - The Original Nothing But Kung Fu LP
Custodian of Records, The - Audience
Custodian of Records, The
Audience
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
One of the nicest beatmakers and diggers in the game blesses Herring [or Hearing] with a collection of 24 killer instrumentals for your head nodding pleasure. Included are all the tracks from the Chipped Hearing Collection Plate Vol 1 7″ EP from 2019. Slam it on and hit a 20 sack yo!!!!
Brian Kayser & Bob Lipitch - The Interviews Vol. 4
Brian Kayser & Bob Lipitch
The Interviews Vol. 4
13,99 €*
Shout out to Brian Kayser the interviewer and transcriber who does a load of the work here. I come in on the interludes and we do an amount of editing and proof reading together [as if you couldn’t tell!!]. It’s been cool working on these 4 volumes and I hope we keep em goin into the future. Number 5 virtually in the can yo…


Includes interviews with:
Kwest Tha Madd Lad, Juggaknots, Shazam X, Eb. F (Various Blends) & Omega (Mhorlocks)


Artwork by Mark563 – shout out to Mark for always comin’ through with the dopeness!
Creaturenomics - Hunt For The Future
Creaturenomics
Hunt For The Future
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Heads will know Creature from his first group The Triflicts (Hydra Ent) as well as his much-lauded feature on MF DOOM/Viktor Vaughn’s ‘Open Mic Night Pt 2’ off the ‘Vaudeville Villain’ LP. This right here is a brand new project which features production from the excellent El Pres Beats who is a London-based Dutch beatmaker. The whole vibe is reminiscent of early 2000s DOOM/M.I.C. but obviously with its own distinct flava. Really dope selection of tracks this, so we had to get it on a 7″ for the fisherman.
Ashton
Ashton "DJ Cassanova" Irons
Texas Tapes 92-95
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope 8-track 100% unreleased and unleaked material from the early to mid 90’s outta Texas, produced by Papa Chuk and Landlords of the Morgue producer Ashton “DJ Cassanova” Irons. You will know Teddy Lee from the group Project Crew but the rest are pretty obscure acts that passed through Ashton’s studio in the early to mid 90’s to record their demos. Check out the flava!!
Ill Conscious X Marshtini - Import Export
Smoky Kun - Saoco Del Barrio EP
Smoky Kun
Saoco Del Barrio EP
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
So after 2 releases in Bogota, Colombia with Da Steez Brothaz, it’s time to jump back on the plane and pay a visit to Peru, for producer Smoky Kun’s ‘Saoco Del Barrio” EP. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Smoky Kun drops this sweet 4-tracker utilising some of the nicest MC’s Peru has to offer. All the rappers are from Lima except Del 93 on “For My Peoples” from Huacho, a 2 hour drive outside the capital. We hope you enjoy this high grade offering of Peruvian Fishscale as we continue to rep the slept-on flava of South & Central America
Chopped Herring Records - Full Colour Logo T-Shirt
Chopped Herring Records
Full Colour Logo T-Shirt
25,49 €* 29,99 € -15%
Available Sizes:S, M, L
The Chopped Herring Records Full Colour Logo Tee is equipped with the following features:
• rib crew neck with interior tape
• Full Colour Logo artwork printed on front
• relaxed fit
• 100% cotton single jersey
V.A. - Foundation Entertainment
V.A.
Foundation Entertainment
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
So Joe City aka Third Eye Ent hits me up and says B, hook up with my man Strez, he might have some ish you are looking for. So outta Norfolk, Virginia, this is the Foundation Entertainment EP. Most of these tracks appeared on an extremely rare couple of cds from 97 & 99 as well as one off a demo tape and one unreleased from the House of Reps unreleased stash!!! Peep this short interview with DJ Strez for some background info:



Where did you grow up? “I grew up in the Park Place/Villa Heights section of Norfolk Virginia born & raised.”

What are your earliest memories of the culture? “My earliest moments of the culture are begging my mom to go to the record store to buy The Fatboys first album, LL Cool J “Radio”, Run-D.M.C. “Raising Hell” & Beastie Boys “Licensed To Ill” albums. When I got home that day I played these albums non stop. That’s when I knew I was in love with Hip Hop.”

Who were your fav beatmakers coming up? “My Favorite Beat Makers/Producers coming up was Marley Marl, Pete Rock, The Bomb Squad, DJ Premier, Large Professor, Diamond D & Joe City (VA Native)”

What was the VA scene like? “The VA Scene Between 1991-2001 was a great time to be involved with music.A lot of local artists that were coming out started making tapes and selling them at shows or in the clubs.We had so many outlets back then and the major artists were also coming down checking the scene out as well. We definitely had hidden gems as far as talent.”

When did you start making beats? “I started making beats when I was around 16 years old. I was always fascinated with making music and always wanted to learn. The music that was made between “87-99″ was always mind blowing to me. Once i realized that they were taking loops from old records,sampling and making beats out of them i knew that that is what i wanted to do”

What were your first bits of gear? “My first bits of gear was a Casio Sk-1, a Gemini Sampler Ds-1224, a Korg M1, a Boss Dr-5 & a Pair of technics belt drive turntables.”

When did you set up Foundation Ent? “Foundation Ent was formed around 93-95 through my partner Carlton Barnard and he was also my manager. We met at a mall out here in VA called Military Circle in 1996 and we chopped it up and immediately clicked. It all started and developed when he said he had equipment that wasn’t really being used and i asked him if i could use it and eventually it led to us getting a building for a studio and signing artists.”

How did you hook up with all the mcs? “Before Foundation Ent, I was in a group with a friend of mine named Stratagee Real which later became an artist on Foundation Ent so we were already connected. Carlton did beats and had the group Coalition & a female artist named Bad News already so we started teaming up and recording music together in the studio. The other artists that were on the roster were mostly people that we came across that rap and sing.”
Afiliashun - The Unreleased 90's EP
Afiliashun
The Unreleased 90's EP
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
When I dropped The Perfect Time EP back in 2017 I was begging for some unreleased flava to go along with the 4 tracks on the OG 12″, but they were nowhere to be found. Since then, a lot of digging has been done and finally we are extremely pleased to announce, we have more period Afiliashun material – and boy was it worth the wait!! Here we have 8 unreleased Afiliashun crew heaters from 97-99. Enjoy!!!!!
Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League - Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League
Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League
Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,49 €* 14,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“The Bowling League is emcee Calcei, from Detroit — now residing in Sacramento, and veteran Chicago turntabilist DJ Archives, who has worked with Southside stalwarts No I.D. and Primeridian. After collaborating on Calcei’s previous album “What Starts Today”, Calcei suggested forming a duo with Archives. Inspired by DJ/Emcee combos like Premier and Guru and Eric B and Rakim, the Bowling League pays homage to the past while keeping it fresh in the present. With classic production from Beatnick Classic, Olos, Monplacebo, TNV, Keef Boxx, and Pimpernal Jones (who also mixed and mastered the album), the Bowling League is hip hop dedicated to grown folks still following their passion.”
Da Steez Brothaz - Ghetto Spread EP
Da Steez Brothaz
Ghetto Spread EP
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Oooh shiiiii – Los Herrings Records and Da Steez Brothaz are back in E.F.F.E.C.T. with this dope new 7″ EP Ghetto Spread. Straight outta Colombia with that fly fish, Da Steez Brothaz drop 4 tracks of South American flava for the heads. Check out this crack!!!!
Trevor J & Loop.Holes - Almost Home
Trevor J & Loop.Holes
Almost Home
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The incredible Trevor J & Loop.Holes album gets a limited cd release!!!
MC Shinobi - The Revenge Of Shinobi
MC Shinobi
The Revenge Of Shinobi
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Extremely dope sophomore album from Arizona’s own MC Shinobi. The first album was self-released a couple years ago and this follow up features killer production from the likes of DJ Obsolete, MPadrums, B.B.Z. Darney and DJ Daredevil [R.I.P.] as well as guest features from Herring regulars MC Gels & Hahyeem. Underground hip hop at its finest. Now on limited CD!!!
Trevor J [Last Jazz Club] & Loop.Holes - Almost Home
Trevor J [Last Jazz Club] & Loop.Holes
Almost Home
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wow, another banging new album!! This time our good friend Trevor J aka Veks from Last Jazz Club & Apes of Graf teams up with Norwegian production crew Loop.Holes, to give us some beautiful jazz-flavoured hip hop on a seriously positive tip. Every track is a buttery biscuit. Loop.Holes absolutely smashed the production. Been chillin with this project since the summer, and now that it’s freezing cold outside, these summery jawns will warm your souls right up. Peep the snippets – if you dig the Last Jazz Clun material, you’re in for a treat!!
Doomzday / Gypcees / Suspects - Third Eye Entertainment Volume 2
Epik1 - Epik1.2
Epik1
Epik1.2
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Killer album from Chicago MC, DJ, Producer and writer Epik1. Breaks galore on this ridiculously dope new album. Features include Chino XL, Copywrite, Kwest Tha Madd Lad, Wordsworth and more. One of the nicest projects I’ve heard all year. Peep it – you will NOT be disappointed.
Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm - Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm
Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm
Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,49 €* 14,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“Year 1994, a hardcore hip hop crew called the KGB decided to come together as a unit and form a group called the Meccanizm, outta New Haven,Ct. These dudes always was in competition with other Mcs and Beat makers and each other. What’s special about the crew is that they concentrated on Lyrics and Beats. The Mecc consist of Chief Rhythm, Gbo, Xtra, Doc Terror and Producer Dooley-O. This album represents the grimy era of hip hop. 1994”
Pseudo Intellectuals - Only Built For Food & Drinks
Pseudo Intellectuals
Only Built For Food & Drinks
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope new album from Buffalo, NY crew Pseudo Intellectuals. Mad breaks and beats on a dare I say it, almost Prince Paul-esque tip. Dude’s hit me up with the demos and I was totally blown away. Loved the samples, the drums, the cuts, the vibe – the whole nine yards. It’s so Herring, it had to happen. Big up yourselves fellas – great work!!
Epik1 - Epik1.2
Epik1
Epik1.2
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
21,74 €* 28,99 € -25%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Killer album from Chicago MC, DJ, Producer and writer Epik1. Breaks galore on this ridiculously dope new album. Features include Chino XL, Copywrite, Kwest Tha Madd Lad, Wordsworth and more. One of the nicest projects I’ve heard all year. Peep it – you will NOT be disappointed.
Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm - Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm
Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm
Dooley-O Presents The Meccanizm
12" | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“Year 1994, a hardcore hip hop crew called the KGB decided to come together as a unit and form a group called the Meccanizm, outta New Haven,Ct. These dudes always was in competition with other Mcs and Beat makers and each other. What’s special about the crew is that they concentrated on Lyrics and Beats. The Mecc consist of Chief Rhythm, Gbo, Xtra, Doc Terror and Producer Dooley-O. This album represents the grimy era of hip hop. 1994”
Pseudo Intellectuals - Only Built For Food & Drinks
Pseudo Intellectuals
Only Built For Food & Drinks
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dope new album from Buffalo, NY crew Pseudo Intellectuals. Mad breaks and beats on a dare I say it, almost Prince Paul-esque tip. Dude’s hit me up with the demos and I was totally blown away. Loved the samples, the drums, the cuts, the vibe – the whole nine yards. It’s so Herring, it had to happen. Big up yourselves fellas – great work!!
MC Class - See Level 1991-1993
Rukus - Unorthodox Styles
Jazz Spastiks - 12 Bit Spit
Russ Prez - Producer Project Volume 2 EP
Russ Prez
Producer Project Volume 2 EP
12" | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Following the first volume from earlier this year, Russ dug deeper into his archives and found DATs of these unreleased bangers. I know cats loved the KGB joints last time so here are 2 more unreleased jawns including the incredible original version of ‘Journey Through Hell’ from 1993 and ‘Boom Bang’ from 1996. Also included in this volume are 2 unreleased tracks from Madame Star which would’ve been on the Cold Chillin album had she not been dropped after 2 singles. Both Sick!! We also have for your listening pleasure 2 more joints from Coney Island MC Lac The Rippa and one unheard and unleaked track from Now Born Click’s Born-God. Peep Vol 1 Here in you missed it – Enjoy!!!
Hardcore Reps - Fool Proof The 90's Demos
Hardcore Reps
Fool Proof The 90's Demos
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Hardcore Reps were a three man crew from Far Rockaway, Queens made up of two brothers Damian and Majestic along with beat maker and producer Angelo “A.N.G.” Foukas. They never released a project on their own and just featured on Angelo’s 1996 instrumental album on the only two tracks with vocals. Angelo was introduced to the brothers way back in the early 90’s through a mutual friend.. He played them a few of his instrumentals and the boys were suitably impressed and they made a few demo tapes in 1994 that they passed around local heads. They never pursued a deal and just used the tapes to get some recognition among their peers. The demo tapes have been in a much demand and only a few have survived. We have five joints from those tapes, remastered from the original studio DATs and three tracks that have never surfaced before. The two joints from that 1996 inst album are on here but slightly different versions. Big up to my man Dougpark for the hook up – Dougpark provided the connect for the excellent Speakeasy demos we dropped a couple years back. And before anyone says it’s Full Proof not Fool Proof, no it isn’t. Enjoy!!
Hardcore Reps - Fool Proof The 90's Demos
Hardcore Reps
Fool Proof The 90's Demos
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Hardcore Reps were a three man crew from Far Rockaway, Queens made up of two brothers Damian and Majestic along with beat maker and producer Angelo “A.N.G.” Foukas. They never released a project on their own and just featured on Angelo’s 1996 instrumental album on the only two tracks with vocals. Angelo was introduced to the brothers way back in the early 90’s through a mutual friend.. He played them a few of his instrumentals and the boys were suitably impressed and they made a few demo tapes in 1994 that they passed around local heads. They never pursued a deal and just used the tapes to get some recognition among their peers. The demo tapes have been in a much demand and only a few have survived. We have five joints from those tapes, remastered from the original studio DATs and three tracks that have never surfaced before. The two joints from that 1996 inst album are on here but slightly different versions. Big up to my man Dougpark for the hook up – Dougpark provided the connect for the excellent Speakeasy demos we dropped a couple years back. And before anyone says it’s Full Proof not Fool Proof, no it isn’t. Enjoy!!



Tracks:

1 Big Timers 2 Fool Proof 3 Dead Em 4 Rip Code 5 Rip Code [Remix] 6 The Music 7 We Raw 8 Keep It Hot

All tracks produced by Angelo “A.N.G.” Foukas
Sandinistas - Madd Luv EP
Sandinistas
Madd Luv EP
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ohhh shiii – the classic 2013 Herring release gets a limited CD drop for the heads.
One Deep - Crime Stories EP
One Deep
Crime Stories EP
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The classic 2013 Herring release gets a limited CD drop!!!



Tracks:

1 Crime Stories 2 If We Blow Up 3 As The Beat Goes On (Remix Dub) 4 Crime Stories (Instrumental) 5 As The Beat Goes On 6 As The Beat Goes On (Instrumental) 7 If We Blow Up (Instrumental) 8 West 83rd (Instrumental) Tracks 1 & 4 produced by C12 & K.E. Cocco. Tracks 2,5,6 & 7 prod by K.E. Cocco & Marlon Minaya. Tracks 3 & 8 prod by K.E. Cocco. Vocals on tracks 5 & 9 by Tyrae Lewis.
Brian Kayser & Bob Lipitch - Interviews Volume 3
Brian Kayser & Bob Lipitch
Interviews Volume 3
15,99 €*
Vol 3 of the interviews series – Includes interviews with: DJ Hen Boogie & Izadoe from Bay Area crew The Dereliks, Izniz [Ghettolandz/The Madness/Burn UNI/Boom Bap Nation], Eddie Meeks Insane Cirkle & Southern Vanguard Radio , Charlie Dawk The Superstar from Da Phlayva/Langston, Joseph Caldwell from Lower Level, Supreme The Rudeboy aka DJ Supreme, Dope artwork by AzhqOne.
Bobby Noble (Pen Pals) & Lars Viola - Good Time Bobby
Bobby Noble (Pen Pals) & Lars Viola
Good Time Bobby
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Pen Pal’s MC Cynic the Apache as Bobby Noble, droppin this ridiculously nice concept album with killer jazzy beats by Lars Viola.
Bobby Noble (Pen Pals) & Lars Viola - Good Time Bobby
Bobby Noble (Pen Pals) & Lars Viola
Good Time Bobby
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Pen Pal’s MC Cynic the Apache as Bobby Noble, droppin this ridiculously nice concept album with killer jazzy beats by Lars Viola.
Doomzday / Gypcees / Suspects - Third Eye Productions
Doomzday / Gypcees / Suspects - Third Eye Productions EP
Doomzday / Gypcees / Suspects
Third Eye Productions EP
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Crazy hard to find material from VA label Third Eye Entertainment featuring Doomzday, Gypcees & Suspects.
Shazam X / Pos-Neg / Sistar Act / Sld - The Producer Project
Shazam X / Pos-Neg / Sistar Act / Sld
The Producer Project
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wicked 8 track EP of super rare Shazam X productions from the 90s, now on CD too!!!
Shazam X / Pos-Neg / Sistar Act / Sld - The Producer Project
A-Plus (Souls Of Mischief) & The Architect - Free Dope
A-Plus (Souls Of Mischief) & The Architect
Free Dope
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The incredible new album by Souls Of Mischief/Hiero member A-Plus, with ridiculous production from The Architect (Homeliss Derilex].
Burgundy Blood - The Fall Of Man
Burgundy Blood
The Fall Of Man
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The new album from Burgundy Blood including bonus joints and interludes! Herring and Burgundy Blood go back like prehistoric cave paintings and garden loungers, but this is the now people and what we have for you is the album of our times. It’s the shiznizzle, the goose that laid the golden egg, the spatchcock chicken, the wind beneath Everyone’s wings AND the cure for our current predicament. Not the Robert Smith, goth-pop Cure, stoopid, but the medicine we all Need to make us feel human again. These are unprecedented times my friends, but ‘The Fall of Man’ will guide you towards the light, then deviate past the light, back into the darkness, then perform an immaculate 3 point turn, eye up the target and foot down, as we proceed, and continue, to rock the mic….

On the really really reel, myself and the man like Matthew have been working together since the early 90’s. I used to spin for Nanosphere Complex, which comprised of Ash-Trai & Z-9, in the mid 90’s; I used to spin and jointly manage their group The Idiots in the late 90’s; the first release on Herring featured Rod Hotley/ly on the cult classic ‘Out To Lunch’ in 2001 and Herring released Burgundy Blood’s debut album ‘Suede Comet’ in 2014 and their debut EP ‘Cordial Stance’ in 2013. So without any cynicism or hi jinx of any kind, I can honestly say, this rare musibiz collaboration which has lasted a few years shy of 30 years, has been the most fulfilling I’ve had in the game [wipes tear from eye, then wipes ass, as writing this on the bog]. Ladies and germs, I give you, the very lovely, the extremely fluffy, the Benedict Cumbabubbly, Burgundy Blood and their brand new planet-saving album ‘The Fall Of Man’.
Burgundy Blood - The Fall Of Man
Burgundy Blood
The Fall Of Man
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The new album from Burgundy Blood including bonus joints and interludes! Herring and Burgundy Blood go back like prehistoric cave paintings and garden loungers, but this is the now people and what we have for you is the album of our times. It’s the shiznizzle, the goose that laid the golden egg, the spatchcock chicken, the wind beneath Everyone’s wings AND the cure for our current predicament. Not the Robert Smith, goth-pop Cure, stoopid, but the medicine we all Need to make us feel human again. These are unprecedented times my friends, but ‘The Fall of Man’ will guide you towards the light, then deviate past the light, back into the darkness, then perform an immaculate 3 point turn, eye up the target and foot down, as we proceed, and continue, to rock the mic….

On the really really reel, myself and the man like Matthew have been working together since the early 90’s. I used to spin for Nanosphere Complex, which comprised of Ash-Trai & Z-9, in the mid 90’s; I used to spin and jointly manage their group The Idiots in the late 90’s; the first release on Herring featured Rod Hotley/ly on the cult classic ‘Out To Lunch’ in 2001 and Herring released Burgundy Blood’s debut album ‘Suede Comet’ in 2014 and their debut EP ‘Cordial Stance’ in 2013. So without any cynicism or hi jinx of any kind, I can honestly say, this rare musibiz collaboration which has lasted a few years shy of 30 years, has been the most fulfilling I’ve had in the game [wipes tear from eye, then wipes ass, as writing this on the bog]. Ladies and germs, I give you, the very lovely, the extremely fluffy, the Benedict Cumbabubbly, Burgundy Blood and their brand new planet-saving album ‘The Fall Of Man’.
Burgundy Blood - Suede Comet
Burgundy Blood
Suede Comet
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The crazy dope 2014 album by Burgundy Blood gets a CD release for the first time. Includes features from Meyhem Lauren, Kool Keith, Sadax X King Caesar. Straight up masterpiece this one!!!!
Phatheadz Pka Real II Reel - Flip Off The Vibes EP
Phatheadz Pka Real II Reel
Flip Off The Vibes EP
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Rap duo Real II Reel aka Phatheadz was formed in 1990 by Ed Gledhill aka Ease and Nick D’Amato aka Nick Nice. The boys grew up in Pennsauken NJ just outside of Philly and met while in high school. They started rapping in their late teens and pressed their first 12 “ in 1990 [2 Def – Soul On A Roll] which featured none other than DJ Royal Rocker from Krown Rulers out of Camden supplying the cuts. Ed was lucky enough [his words] to gain an internship at a studio to learn engineering and that afforded him the time to concentrate on his own production work. Most of the songs back then were recorded onto Adat. Ed used a Yamaha S-760 for sampling and Roland equipment for beats, sounds and interface for a program called Master Tracks.

They changed the name to Phatheadz shortly after the 12″ dropped because, as they felt, times were changing and the play on numbers in groups titles was getting old [and also maybe because there was a house act called Real II Real?]. They were close with a deal at Ruff House records outta Philly around 1993-1994 but unfortunately it fell through. As with many artists of a certain age, they felt they were getting older and had lives and families and responsibilities and they lost the drive to do it anymore but we are pleased to say they remained friends to this day.

Props to the fellas for letting us do this project and supplying four previously unheard and unreleased heaters. Peep the snippets yo – this is Classic, slept on 93 ishMonster grail with 4 extra joints off the OG DATs, on CD for the first time. 1 Flip Off The Vibes 2 Puttin’ Headz to Bed 3 Let The Words Do The Talkin’ 4 What Goes Up Must Come Down 5 I Get The Papers 6 Who’s This

All tracks written and produced by Phatheadz pka Real II Reel.
Russ Prez - The Producer Project
Russ Prez
The Producer Project
12" | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Representing Protect Ya Neck Ent from the early days, we have a Russ Prez producer project on Herring. Russ worked with a bunch of Wu-Affiliate artists including Deadly Venoms, Killarmy and the super-dope KGB. He also produced the much in-demand Lac Rippa aka Lac Tha Rippa – Let’s Get It On 12″ on Mentally Disturbed East West. Russ dug out the 2 tracks from that grail plus 2 unreleased Lac joints, 2 unreleased joints from KGB and a heater from The Massive entitled A L L A H. Indie heads peep it, this is a bangin 7 track EP of 90’s flaaaayyyyva….
Born-God - Who's That On The Track?
Born-God
Who's That On The Track?
12" | 1994 | UK | Reissue (Chopped Herring)
29,99 €*
Release:1994 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
This is a real low key one, but a helladope one. Cats will know Born-God from NY mid 90’s crew Now Born Click. His cousin, producer and mentor you will know from the previous release on Herring, Russ Prez – and he is responsible for the dope production on this flavasome EP. This project only had a limited cassette release back in 1994 and is extremely hard to find. So we had to bring it on wax for the headz. All joints transferred from the original studio DATs and included is a previously unreleased banger!! R.I.P. Born-God. Shout out to Thomas Stephansen!
Born-God - Who's That On The Track?
Bomb Shelta Association - Rebirth Volume 2
DJ M-1 - Habit Of A Lifetime
Dawhud (Prod. Da Beatminerz) - Crown Jewels
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