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Livin’ Proof aka The Last Cowboy (Prod. J Dilla) - Funky Cowboys EP Volume 2
Ill Conscious - Logistix
Ill Conscious
Logistix
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
30,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"In 2015 Herring dropped The Essence, in 2018 we dropped the Prerequisite album and now in 2020 we have for you, the third studio album from Baltimore MC Ill Conscious, ‘Logistix’. This super dope project appeared in a lot of cats’ Top 10 projects of 2019, in a bunch of Top 5’s and loads of heads rated this banger as the album of the year. Included is a BONUS joint entitled “The Wreck Age” featuring Recognize Ali & Tha Soloist. ENJOY!!!" - Chopped Herring

Tracklist differs from the CD editions list.
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.
Russ Prez - The Producer Project
Russ Prez
The Producer Project
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 10.04.2020
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….
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
Preorder 10.04.2020
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?
Dawhud (Prod. Da Beatminerz) - Crown Jewels
Yaggfu Front - The Secret Tapes
Recognize Ali - Underground King
Recognize Ali
Underground King
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
30,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
One of the albums of the year, by Ghanaian MC Recognize Ali, is now on vinyl yo!!! Including hardbody features by the likes of Milano Constantine, Skyzoo, Vinnie Paz, Tragedy Khadafi, Chief Kamachi, Trife Diesel and more. This project follows on from the excellent Recognize Ali & Giallo Point ‘Back To Mecca’ album we dropped in April. One of the rising stars of the worldwide underground rap scene, we are proud to present ‘Underground King’ – ENJOY!!!i
Mac G - Where It's At - The 90's Demos
Mac G
Where It's At - The 90's Demos 
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
30,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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!!!
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
Various Blends (Rasco) - The VB's 1992-1994
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
Preorder 10.04.2020
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!
DJ M-1 - Habit Of A Lifetime
Yaggfu Front - The Secret Tapes
Insane Cirkle - 1993-1995 Demos
Insane Cirkle
1993-1995 Demos
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All Tracks produced by 3P Productions (J.Meeks & T.Feagin)
All tracks written by C.Lewis, J.Meeks, J.Carter, K.Dean & T.Feagin
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!!
Bomb Shelta Association - Rebirth
Bomb Shelta Association
Rebirth
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Chopped Herring)
30,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Oh shiiii – monster rarity here – the 1997-1998, previously CDR-only “release”,by dope Canadian crew Bomb Shelta Association. This release follows on from the excellent Shylow “Please Listen To My Demos” LP from the end of 2017. We were fortunate enough to get access to the original studio DAT files, so this one sounds stoopid nice people. Peep a short interview with Shylow from the crew, to get some background info on this incredible and generally slept-on project…..
Ill Bill - The Early Years: Rare Demos 91-94
Ill Bill
The Early Years: Rare Demos 91-94
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
36,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited release, only one per customer and we will block double orders within families. /// Only 260 made on black wax, 120 reds, 120 marbled. This is the black edition /// Sticker cover

The incredible 1991-1994 early demo material from Ill Bill – now on LIMITED VINYL!!! /// "Holy crap this is one of the illest joints dropped on Herring", says Bob of Chopped Herring.
"I’ve been a fan since the records dropped. Back in the day when I was working in the record store and doing pirate radio and spinnin to make a living, I was known for droppin mad Bill and Necro. Back when the first stuff dropped, heads were more into bigger acts, a lotta time on majors. What a lot of headz don’t realise now is that there was a backlash at least over here in the UK against “independents” and that late 90’s scene and in some circles there still is. But for me, to see artists recording whatever the hell they wanted to and then dropping it on their own label, that was the biggest buzz and my inspiration, along with Fondle Em Recs, for what I try to do. To see an idea translate from the home studio to worldwide distribution was a trip. The Braunstein brothers represent that journey perfectly. This is a sound – a category even – Death Rap. Bill took this steez from his earliest demo Economics in 1991 and has run with it for nearly 30 years from Brooklyn to Europe to Japan and beyond. Maximum respect to him, to Necro, to Non Phixion and all the crew. I’m a fan and this drop is a personal achievement for me as an independent label owner. Props to Bill for agreeing to work with Herring and to Eclipse for making it a smooth process. ONE GLOVE."
A.J. Munson - Cigarettes & Coffee
A.J. Munson
Cigarettes & Coffee
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Debut vinyl release and monster underground hip hop producer-project from AJ Munson. Heavy new producer-project from west coast beat maker AJ Munson. Damn, the production on this one is out of control. MC’s Include Ruste Juxx , M-Dot, Pawz One, Recognize Ali, Reks, Supreme Cerebral, El Gant, Rapper Big Pooh, Verbal Kent and more. 19 of em in total plus 3 fly dj’s. There will be 350 copies pressed only. 230 are on traditional black wax and that is the version we got here.

Plain white no-hole jacket with 20 cm x 20 cm Black & Blue colour sticker
Slipmat Brothers & PENPALS - Made For The Underground
Slipmat Brothers & PENPALS
Made For The Underground
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
28,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
What a great combination – Chopped Herring's own Brooklyn kids, Penpals meet the incredible production skills of Scots duo Slipmat Brothers aka Jazz Spastiks on the new album “Made For The Underground”- a match made in true Underground Hip Hop heaven!!! All you can expect will be nothing but the finest and dopest vocals straight outta Brooklyn paired with dusty and jazzy beats from the Jazz Spastiks vaults.
Custodian Of Records - The Sampler Platter
Custodian Of Records
The Sampler Platter
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Killer production album from our man in NJ, Custodian of Records.
First In Command - Pest Control 1995
First In Command
Pest Control 1995
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Seriously dope unreleased UK album from 1995. Straight outta Liverpool UK from 1995, the previously unreleased FULL album from First In Command. Chopped Herring dropped a vinyl EP of some of the joints back in the day but now it’s time for the full ting. Massive UK release that never saw the light of day, in full, for the scouse headz!!
Da' Halrazzers - Here Come Da Halrazzers 92-94
Da' Halrazzers
Here Come Da Halrazzers 92-94
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Extremely rare 90s Florida action now on CD. Chopped Herring did the EP in 2014 and now added an extra joint for the CD version.
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.
BoFaatBeatz - The Original Nothing But Kung Fu LP
BoFaatBeatz
The Original Nothing But Kung Fu LP
12" | 2019 | Original (Chopped Herring)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop
German beatmaker BoFaatBeatz is mad prolific on the boards. Dude has hundreds if not thousands of instrumentals. I hit him up when I saw he’d just recorded features with Recognize Ali and Kwest who’s projects I released earlier this year. We had a good chat and he kindly allowed Herring to have free reign over selecting tracks for an album project on Herring. There were loads to choose from and dude sent us a constant flow of newly recorded joints as well as some stuff from the Hannover archives!! He then remixed a load of those joints and dropped the remixes on digi and limited cd leaving the “original” unheard versions for this “The Original Nothing But Kung Fu LP” on Chopped Herring Records. In some ways similar to the well-received AJ Munson LP we dropped from late 2018, Kung Fu includes verses from a bunch of low key and new mc’s from all over the States. As well as the heavy hitters mentioned above, there is also an ill jawn by Nine & Smoothe The Hustler. What’s not to like?? Check it out y’all!!!
Hahyeem - Rap 3.0
Hahyeem
Rap 3.0
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ill new EP from the man like Hahyeem – his 4th CD release on Herring!!
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 coloured vinyl. The next 230 are on traditional black wax!! Cover is a plain white sleeve with full colour large 20cm x 20cm sticker.
Custodian Of Records - Collection Plate Vol 1
Custodian Of Records
Collection Plate Vol 1
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Six extremely sweet cut n paste instrumentals from the supremely talented beatmaker from NJ, Custodian of Records. Perfect for Chipped Hearing Records mini catalogue of cut n paste gemz. Enjoy!!!
Big Vic The Representer - Fortune & Fame
Big Vic The Representer
Fortune & Fame
CD | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This is a serious lost classic from 1996-7. This previously cassette-only release was criminally slept on and never made it to vinyl back in the day – but here it is in all its glory, transferred and remastered from the original studio DATS by mc and producer Victor “Bigg Vic” Newton who, like The Skinny Boys, hailed from Bridgeport, CT. Vic recorded his very first demo in 1990 at a small studio in Mechanicsville, SC. and plied his trade in the biz at So So Def Recordings. This is a truly great record and artwork is by our trusty artist Mark 563.
Bigg Vic The Representer - Fortune & Fame
Bigg Vic The Representer
Fortune & Fame
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
36,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Bam here it is – the final joint of 2018. This is a serious lost classic from 1996-7. This previously cassette-only release was criminally slept on and never made it to vinyl back in the day – but here it is in all its glory, transferred and remastered from the original studio DATS by mc and producer Victor “Bigg Vic” Newton who, like The Skinny Boys, hailed from Bridgeport, CT. Vic recorded his very first demo in 1990 at a small studio in Mechanicsville, SC. and plied his trade in the biz at So So Def Recordings. This is a truly great record and artwork is by our trusty artist Mark 563. There will be 230 copies on traditional black wax!! Plain white no-hole jacket with 20 cm x 20 cm full colour sticker
Veks - Anthology
Veks
Anthology
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Oh shhhhi – the third Veks release of the cycle is “Anthology” a 14 track compilation of early Veks joints previously only available on small run cdrs. This is the first time that Herring has dedicated a whole month to a single artist – following on from theLast Jazz ClubLP and theDa Neighborhood Kidz7″. Enjoy!!!
Last Jazz Club (Veks & Mike B) - Jazz Is
Last Jazz Club (Veks & Mike B)
Jazz Is
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 and then gone. Only a few copies remaining. One of the most anticipated underground hip hop albums of the year is now available on pre-order. This stunning full length project by Californian MC, Veks and Danish producer Mike B includes features by Epidemic’s Hex One, One Be Lo, Storykid, Blame One, Main Flow, Still Waters & Ric Scales. Peep it – this is prolly going to be one of the Albums of 2018!!!!
Food of The Gods aka Zig Zag Zig - That Was Then… This is Now 1992-1996 E.P.
Food of The Gods aka Zig Zag Zig
That Was Then… This is Now 1992-1996 E.P.
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Chopped Herring)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wow this is SOME unheard/unknown/unreleased 90's project. Mindblowing material, for reel. Following on from our Big Sha EP [1994] from earlier on this year, we have the Food of the Gods aka Zig Zag Zig - That was Then...This Is Now 1992-1996 EP. Incredible material from this QU crew steeped in that 5%-er 90's flava. Reminiscent of the Zig Zag EPs we dropped [no ish!] this is a must for fanz of big old jazz b-lines and righteous lyric!
Hahyeem - Pain EP
Hahyeem
Pain EP
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
Brand new material from one of the Bronx' finest young talents produced by Chuck Strangers, El Duch and MPadrums....
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.
Da Dysfunkshunal Familee - Extras 7
Da Dysfunkshunal Familee
Extras 7
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
Only one copy per customer!
Chopped Herring had to return to Bushwick on the L train to drop "God Bless The Child" & "Truth Hurts All Colours", two previously unreleased (prior to the recent Herring CD drop), mid-90's joints on wax for the very first time and included are two classic Dysfunkshunal jawns for those of you, who haven’t managed to pick up the original yet!!! Always a pleasure to have Da Dysfunkshunal Familee aboard the trawler yo...TIP!!
Napoleon Da Legend & DJ Doom - The Path Of A Warrior
Napoleon Da Legend & DJ Doom
The Path Of A Warrior
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
Only one copy per customer!
Stupid dope debut album from French born, Brooklyn resident Napoleon Da Legend with production from the excellent DJ Doom, including guest features from Smiff n Wessun's General Steele, Arsonists' Q-Unique and Blacastan amongst others. Mixed by the legend Eddie Sancho. So, amazing sound guaranteed. Full colour artwork comes from man in Oz, Mark 563. This is a contender for one of the albums of the year!!!! TIP!!
Big Sha aka Poetry - Poet's Ambition EP
Stranger Danger presents - Tha Roach Killaz
Stranger Danger presents
Tha Roach Killaz
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD edition!

Check out this dope LA material!
Stranger Danger from North East LA hit Chopped Herring up with a project and it completely blew them away. Ridiculous break selection from and drug-fueled, hedonistic comedy from MC's Denzer, X-press & Stranger. What a treat this one is. There is definitely more to come from Mr Danger in 2018, no doubt!!
Stranger Danger started producing in the year 2000 and his first beat machine was a Boss SP 505, but he always collected vinyl since as early as the age of five when his parents bought him the first Fisher Price, Toys R Us record player.
Danger started freestyling and writing rhymes in 1995, but didn't actually start recording or mixing until 2001. He formed tha Roach Killaz in 2016 after his younger cousin X-Press told him that he and his homie Denzer wrote and spit ill rhymes as well.
During this time Danger was recording at a friend’s studio called The Halfway House where he met a 20-year old MC and producer named Saker, who he took under his wing as his protege to help him with production on the album.
In another studio session shortly after meeting, Saker brought his homie named Duer, and that’s when the puzzle pieces aligned perfectly and they knew they had something special. All of their influences are very similar. If it sounds dope, then it is! Greatest influences growing up were MF Doom, Kool Keith, DJ Premier, Kutmasta Kurt, RZA, Apakalypse, Necro, and DJ's like DJ Shi'iteand DJ Rob One.
The recording process is simple, let Mc's go at it until you hear something that you feel can help them sound better, whether it be vocal fluctuation, vocal tone, cadence, or energy.
Too much pride is a “no no”, it's all about doing whatever it takes to make the illest records possible. Stranger Danger digs or listens to music from all era's and over the world and studies music for at least six to eight hours a day, so what keeps him inspired daily is the opportunity to find incredible samples to flip.
It's an obsessive disposer but therapeutic at the same time. He used to have small intense spurts of creating, but now it's an all the time thing as he works on three to four albums at the same time constantly and always tries to top the album he did last.
X-Press, Denzer, and Stranger Danger are all Highland Park natives, (North East Los Angeles). Duer and Saker are originally from the San Gabriel Valley, which is in Los Angeles county as well! - Tha Roach Killaz, Killin Roaches.
Shylow - Please Listen To My Demos
Shylow
Please Listen To My Demos
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD 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.
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.
Apes of Graf (Veks & Found) - Words Eye View
Apes of Graf (Veks & Found)
Words Eye View
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD edition!

Check out this ill project from 2014 outta San Diego by Apes of Graf. Production mostly comes from Northern Cali beatmaker Inna Attic Crookz. Heads have been craving for a physical release for a while now - so let's drop the bomb!!!

Veks MC & Found MC are Apes Of Graf. Together they bring you a classic album straight from the past of the present in the future back to the present. The sound is a reminiscent of the 90's golden era of Hip Hop, dummy its raw underground hip hop for all you b-boys and graff cats walkin down the street with a boombox on yo shoulder.

This album features production from Inna Attic Crookz, 18sense, Veks, Inspecta Morze, Terminally ill, Esco, & Char (Le Gouffre) and vocals from Absent Acclaim, Lucid Root, & Sleep Sinatra. Scratches by Dj Special Cutz. Mixed & mastered by Veks.

The album was released before in 2014 as a limited cassette and CD edition only by Missing Children Records. TIP!
Q-Ball & Curt Cazal - My Kinda Moves
Q-Ball & Curt Cazal
My Kinda Moves
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Time to drop the previously unreleased joints from the classic Chopped Herring EP plus some extra goodies!!
Malik Turner - Hip Hop Homicide 92-94
Malik Turner
Hip Hop Homicide 92-94
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Collectors of rare 90's Hip Hop will be familiar with the excellent "No More 9-5" 12". - a massive grail and a solid project! Here are all but one joint from that very hard to obtain record as well as some killer unreleased joints from 1992-1995. Mastered by Tony Dawsey. Remastered by Duncan Stanbury. Here's some more info from the man like Malik Turner.

Malik Turner is an American rapper and Hip Hop producer. Hailing from Fayetteville, NC, but long time resident of the NJ/NY metro area, Malik Turner is a rapper and producer best known for his politically aware, socially conscious lyrics and sample heavy production. Malik is a member of the duo Mpacked Sounds with his long-time friend and DJ, Master Jam. Malik is also best known for being a group member and lead vocalist (rapper) for the "New Blackbyrds", a Jazz fusion group formed by the legendary trumpeter the late Dr. Donald Byrd; a sister project to the late Guru's "Jazzmatazz, A New Reality".
Big Tabb - Who's Wreckin' Da MC
Big Tabb
Who's Wreckin' Da MC
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
35,99 €*
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!
Rahsheed & Ill Advised - Born To Use MPCs
Godfather Don - The Final Unreleased EP Volume 2 1989-1992
Godfather Don
The Final Unreleased EP Volume 2 1989-1992
12" | 2016 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
34,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Another bunch of unreleased Don Material from the late 80s, early 90s. Must have!
Cenobites, The (Kool Keith & Godfather Don) - Pull The Trigger And Step EP
Cenobites, The (Kool Keith & Godfather Don)
Pull The Trigger And Step EP
12" | 2015 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
49,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ooh la la, Kool Keith & Godfather Don's final, unreleased joints from the mid-90's Fondle 'Em Records sessions. Classic!
Bomb Shelta Association - Rebirth Volume 2
Ruzz Prez - The Producer Project EP
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
Tha Third I - Keys
Tha Third I
Keys
CD | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ill jazz-tinged flava from newcomers Tha Third i outta Cali. Tha Third i is a hip hop group comprised of Guidry (MC), Ettikit (dj/producer), and Leeafblower (producer). Ettikit hails from Missouri while Guidry and Leeafblower grew up in Los Angeles, California. Guidry and Ettikit met while attending audio engineering classes in Hollywood, CA. They soon discovered they had a lot in common including their passion for music and decided to team up to make their own
brand of jazz-flavoured Hip Hop. Leeafblower soon entered the picture and Tha Third i was born. They took their time honing their craft and started officially releasing music as Tha Third i in April of 2019. This is their debut official release. Enjoy!!!
L The Head Toucha - The 1997-1999 Demos
L The Head Toucha
The 1997-1999 Demos
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ahhh yeahh – all the demo LTHT joints from the 2 Herring releases. HEAVY FISH!!!
Smoked Out Productions - Mad Drama 94-96
Smoked Out Productions
Mad Drama 94-96
CD | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Oh yes – The Smoked Out Prod. EP on CD for the heads – ENJOY!!!
Various Blends (Rasco) - The VB's 1992-1994
Jay Funk presents - The Baltimore Archives 1993-1996
Jay Funk presents
The Baltimore Archives 1993-1996
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The DOPE 2015 Baltimore Archives project on Herring gets a CD release!!
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 coloured vinyl. The next 230 are on traditional black wax!! Cover is a plain white sleeve with full colour large 20cm x 20cm sticker.
Horror City - 6th Boro
Shabar (Bar Love) - Prepare Yourself 1991-1995 EP
Shabar (Bar Love)
Prepare Yourself 1991-1995 EP
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All tracks produced by Artwell Smart.
Track 8 additional scratches by DJ Mista Sinista.
Shabar (Bar Love) - Prepare Yourself 1991-1995 EP
Shabar (Bar Love)
Prepare Yourself 1991-1995 EP
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Here we have some seriously dope unheard and unreleased material outta QU by Shabar (Bar Love] outta the obscure NY group Food of The Gods. Damn there are some heavy NOI flavored joints here all produced by our man Artwell Smart who also produced the Big Sha grail material. Been trying to get to this gold for a minute yo!!! Just peep it….
Horror City - 6th Boro
Horror City
6th Boro
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This might be the first time we have dropped a release on Herring with brand new rhymes over unreleased and unheard early-mid 90’s beats. Here we have the extremely dope Long Island representers Horror City. We first hooked up in 2010 to release the crazy nice ‘Prince Paul presents Horror City 1995 Demos EP’ which included a bunch of joints that were later reworked for Prince Paul’s ‘Prince Among Thieves’ album.

Superstar the man behind Horror City has been recording since the 80’s and the fact dude has come up with something so fresh and so relevant almost 40 years later is a testament to his talent and commitment to the art form. This is definitely a contender for one of the albums of 2019, that was originally conceived in 1993. Includes production from the Original DJ Kaos [Artifacts].

Dope artwork by Mark 563

Large Colour Sticker
Stranger Danger Presents - Tha Roach Killaz Colored Vinyl Edition
J57 - 57 Feet High & Rising EP Feat. Action Bronson & Meyhem Lauren
J57
57 Feet High & Rising EP Feat. Action Bronson & Meyhem Lauren
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ahhh yeaahh – here we have the J57 featuring Meyhem Lauren & Action Bronson “Main Event” joint and remix from 2013 as well as 2 new heaters from J57 featuring Exile, Blu & Blame One and J57 feat. Finding Novyon. There will be 350 copies on ONLY and we get some of the 230 on tradtional black wax.
Last Jazz Club (Veks & Mike B) - Jazz Is
Veks - Anthology
Veks
Anthology
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dopecompilation of Veks joints previously only available on very ltdcdrs.
Hayheem - Divine Sampler EP
Hayheem
Divine Sampler EP
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This is a limited 7″ sampler from the debut album by our man in the Bx, Hahyeem which will be droppin very soon in full on cd. Included here are 4 of the nicest joints available on vinyl for the heads. Keep peepin!!
Judge The Disciple & DJ Daredevil - One Time
Judge The Disciple & DJ Daredevil
One Time
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
CD version of the amazing DJ Daredevil produced project from Boston MC Judge The DIsciple.
Livin’ Proof aka The Last Cowboy (Prod. J Dilla) - Funky Cowboys EP Volume 2
Food of The Gods aka Zig Zag Zig - That Was Then... This Is Now 1992-1996 EP
Food of The Gods aka Zig Zag Zig
That Was Then... This Is Now 1992-1996 EP
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wow this is SOME unheard/unknown/unreleased 90's project. Mindblowing material, for real. Incredible material from this QU crew steeped in that 5%-er 90's flava. Reminiscent of the Zig Zag EPs we dropped (no ish!) this is a must for fanz of big old jazz b-lines and righteous lyric!
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.
Judge The Disciple & DJ Daredevil - One Time LP
Judge The Disciple & DJ Daredevil
One Time LP
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
This is an emotional one – DJ Daredevil passed in 2017 after an admirable battle with cancer. He touched everyone with his positive spirit. Here is one of the projects he was working on, with Boston MC, Judge The Disciple.
All tracks produced by Ben (Daredevil) and all cuts and scratches by who else, DJ Daredevil. Oh and his brother DJ Matman on one track too.
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.
Stranger Danger presents - Einstein's Guide To Losing Friends & Alienating People
Stranger Danger presents
Einstein's Guide To Losing Friends & Alienating People
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!
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.
Hahyeem - Pain EP
Hahyeem
Pain EP
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!
Brand new material from one of the Bronx' finest young talents produced by Chuck Strangers, El Duch and MPadrums. CD version contains the bonus track “Uncle Jay” feat. Mom.
Livin’ Proof aka The Last Cowboy (Prod. J Dilla) - Funky Cowboys EP Volume 1
Livin’ Proof aka The Last Cowboy (Prod. J Dilla)
Funky Cowboys EP Volume 1
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!
Produced by J-Dilla!
Here we go with the lost Funky Cowboys material by Proof & Jay Dee from 1993-1994. This serious piece of wax includes 3 never heard before joints and 3 rare and officially unreleased bangers. Proof passed 12 years ago. R.I.P.
Big Sha aka Poetry - Poet's Ambition EP
Raw Breed - The Demo Deal 1992 - 1994 EP
Raw Breed
The Demo Deal 1992 - 1994 EP
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD edition!
Raw Breed - Ice-T - T.R.Love! Five never-heard-before demos off the original reels - which were dug out by no other than Ice-T, from his own studio, for this project on Herring in conjunction with Raw Breed. Outrageous business!!! Also included is the B-side to their 1992 debut on Rollin, "Hard Life".
Raw Breed - The Demo Deal 1992 - 1994 EP
Raw Breed
The Demo Deal 1992 - 1994 EP
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
36,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
Raw Breed - Ice-T - T.R.Love! Five never-heard-before demos off the original reels - which were dug out by no other than Ice-T, from his own studio, for this project on Herring in conjunction with Raw Breed. Outrageous business!!! Also included is the B-side to their 1992 debut on Rollin, "Hard Life".
Wiseguys (The Almighty RSO, Made Men & TDS Mob) - Process Of Elimination EP
Wiseguys (The Almighty RSO, Made Men & TDS Mob)
Process Of Elimination EP
CD | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD edition!

Chopped Herring presents this bomb out of Boston, that was set to drop on Def Jam/Surrender in 1996. These, previously unreleased tracks, featured on the promotional tape version of the 1996 "In The Company Of Killaz" album.
Wiseguys were a group made up of members of legendary Boston Gangsta Rap crew The Almighty RSO, Made Men and TDS Mob . The group's formation is perfectly in line with the purest form of Hip Hop - that is, music that brought gang members together, off the street, to squash beefs and create something positive to inspire others to do the same.
One of their first breakthroughs was winning the ICA B-Town Rap Battle in 1986. Following that, in 1989 they went to NY to work with Paul C and recorded a whole album that was never released [!]. They were signed to Tommy Boy in 1992 but were dropped due to the controversial single "One in the Chamba" which prompted The Boston Police Patrolman's Association (BPPA) pressing charges against the group under a state law that prohibits inciting assaults against public figures.
They were again picked up by another label, Flavor Unit and following Flava Unit's demise they were picked up by RCA. RSO & Made Men morphed into Wiseguys and released their debut album "In The Company Of Killaz" in 1996 on The Source's co-founder David Mays' label Surrender Recs in conjunction with Def Jam. The tracks we have for you here are perhaps the nicest from that set of material, and never featured on the original, released version of the album. All tracks were transfered from the original studio master DATS by producer Twice Thou. Chopped Herring would like to thank E-Vicious aka Twice Thou for making this project happen along with Boston Hip Hop afficiando Gage-One who made the connect and Simon Pehlgrim for all his help.
Wiseguys cast included Ray Dog (aka Benzino of RSO/Made Men), E-Devious (aka Twice Thou of RSO/Made Men), Cool Gzus (aka Mr. Gzus of TDS Mob/Made Men), Tangg the Juice, Masta Criminal Mann Terror, Mike McNeil (aka M3/Mass Murderin' Mike), Tony Rhome (of RSO), Big Roscoe and (Masta Criminal) Main T. Blazertown, Im, J-Hops, Moty, J-Stone, Hardcore, Belnel Mike, Stets, One Man Gang, Mag Steel, DB-11, Hostile & G-Pack.
Da Buze Bruvaz - Adebisi Hat
Da Buze Bruvaz
Adebisi Hat
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Chopped Herring)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!

First release of 2018 is Herring’s 5th project with Philly Lo headz, Da Buze Bruvaz. Their stunning debut album, has been remastered by the man Giallo Point from the original stems, so the sound is rockin! Production comes from a host of Buze favourites as well as some bangers from the extremely flavasome Giallo Point and French producer Kyo Itachi. This is their illest work to date and there's lots more to come. TIP!!!
Stranger Danger presents - Tha Roach Killaz
Stranger Danger presents
Tha Roach Killaz
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
Check out this dope LA material!

Stranger Danger from North East LA hit Chopped Herring up with a project and it completely blew them away. Ridiculous break selection from and drug-fueled, hedonistic comedy from MC's Denzer, X-press & Stranger. What a treat this one is. There is definitely more to come from Mr Danger in 2018, no doubt!!
Stranger Danger started producing in the year 2000 and his first beat machine was a Boss SP 505, but he always collected vinyl since as early as the age of five when his parents bought him the first Fisher Price, Toys R Us record player.
Danger started freestyling and writing rhymes in 1995, but didn't actually start recording or mixing until 2001. He formed tha Roach Killaz in 2016 after his younger cousin X-Press told him that he and his homie Denzer wrote and spit ill rhymes as well.
During this time Danger was recording at a friend’s studio called The Halfway House where he met a 20-year old MC and producer named Saker, who he took under his wing as his protege to help him with production on the album.
In another studio session shortly after meeting, Saker brought his homie named Duer, and that’s when the puzzle pieces aligned perfectly and they knew they had something special. All of their influences are very similar. If it sounds dope, then it is! Greatest influences growing up were MF Doom, Kool Keith, DJ Premier, Kutmasta Kurt, RZA, Apakalypse, Necro, and DJ's like DJ Shi'iteand DJ Rob One.
The recording process is simple, let Mc's go at it until you hear something that you feel can help them sound better, whether it be vocal fluctuation, vocal tone, cadence, or energy.
Too much pride is a “no no”, it's all about doing whatever it takes to make the illest records possible. Stranger Danger digs or listens to music from all era's and over the world and studies music for at least six to eight hours a day, so what keeps him inspired daily is the opportunity to find incredible samples to flip.
It's an obsessive disposer but therapeutic at the same time. He used to have small intense spurts of creating, but now it's an all the time thing as he works on three to four albums at the same time constantly and always tries to top the album he did last.
X-Press, Denzer, and Stranger Danger are all Highland Park natives, (North East Los Angeles). Duer and Saker are originally from the San Gabriel Valley, which is in Los Angeles county as well! - Tha Roach Killaz, Killin Roaches.
Mhorlocks - Up Come The Mhorlocks 1994 - 1997
Mhorlocks
Up Come The Mhorlocks 1994 - 1997
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!
Check out this dope, fully unreleased project out of Queens from 1994-1997. Included are tracks from the 1994 demo tape period (recorded from the original studio masters) as well as tracks penned for a potential Makin' Records release in 1997, which never happened. This underground release is full of massive bangers.
Natural Elements - Lost Demos EP
Natural Elements
Lost Demos EP
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition CD!
Back to the most requested project on Chopped Herring - the Natural Elements series!! L-Swift, Mr Voodoo, KA and on the boards beatmaker extraordinaire, Charlemagne? It took a lot of time to dig up the Lost Demos material. None of the group had any of the old tracks. Some of these joints appeared on the boys 1995 Def Jam Demo tape. These were sourced from unreleased DATs and hard-to-dig demo tapes. The CD contains 5 vocal tracks and 4 instrumentals.
Before materializing as an official group, the Natural Elements were originally conceived as a group of solo artists brought together in 1993 under the tutelage of producer Charlemagne. This initial grouping, whose members were initially signed to Fortress Records, included members Mr. Voodoo, L-Swift, KA, G-Blass, Howie Smalls and the InTimidator. By 1995, however, membership slimmed to include only Mr. Voodoo, L-Swift and the newly-added A-Butta.
The trio's countless appearances on the NYC freestyle and mixtape circuits culminated with a record deal on the Tommy Boy Black sublabel and the release of the single "2 Tons" in 1999. Although the highly-anticipated NE album was completed, problems with Tommy Boy shelved the project and the album never saw the light of day.
5 Elementz - The Album Time Forgot EP
5 Elementz
The Album Time Forgot EP
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
36,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only one copy per customer!
Produced by J Dilla aka Jay Dee!!
5-Elementz formed in Detroit in 1992. The group met while attending Osborn High School on 7 Mile. The original members consisted of Thyme, Proof, Mudd, Jay Dee & DJ Head.
These great tracks produced by Jay Dee only released on cassette later in 1998. Chopped Herring had access to the original studio DATs and presents to you this great EP. Ya better don’t sleep!
Junclassic - Better Than Fiction
Junclassic
Better Than Fiction
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD edition!

Junclassic is a Hip Hop MC, member of the Monsta Island Czars and Dynamix, and founder and CEO of Classified Recordings.
5 Elementz - Yester Years EP 1993 - 1994
5 Elementz
Yester Years EP 1993 - 1994
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
38,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only one copy per customer!

Produced by J Dilla aka Jay Dee!!

5-Elementz formed in Detroit in 1992. The group met while attending Osborn High School on 7 Mile. The original members consisted of Thyme, Proof, Mudd, Jay Dee & DJ Head.
They recorded the "Yester Years" EP in 1993-1994 and dropped it on cassette later in 1996. There was also a very limited Test Pressing version. Chopped Herring had access to the original studio DATs and presents to you the original EP plus an extra, previously unreleased Jay Dee heater. Ya better don’t sleep!
Nomaads - The Throwback EP 1992-1995
Nomaads
The Throwback EP 1992-1995
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This three-piece from the Bronx has sadly now only one living member, Arsonists' MC Q-Unique. You should definitely check out this dope early-mid 90's NY project - overseen by ATCQ producer Skeff Anslem.

The group didn’t do many shows back then, but they opened for Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 while sharing out set with Tony Touch & D-Story, who would later become Q-Unique bandmates in the Arsonists. Q-tip from a Tribe Called Quest invited them on another show up during their set to have a live cypher with them at a Zulu jam in the Bronx River projects community center.

MC Baretta & DJ Mel Ice, MC Q-Unique recorded their first and only single "The Ultimate" at D&D studios, the rest was recorded at Platinum Island, Skeff Anselms studio and Groovy Lou's studio.

The group never had the chance to grow, because they didn’t really understand the ins and outs of the game to truly play.

MC Q-Unique, Mel Ice & Baretta formed the group, The Nomaads in the streets of the Lower East side in NYC, where Mel lived. 1st they started recording demos with a producer that had been working with me named Thomas Owens. Then from that point, Skeff Anselm (A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, MC Serch and many more) reached out to Mel Ice to build on some music, so they recorded a few demos with him.

Through Skeff is where MC Q-Unique started to learn about the biz and he connected with Q-tip who would invite us to the studio while they were recording "Lyrics To Go", just to mention that to give an idea of how "sorta" close they were to possibilities. Then Thomas introduced them to Groovy Lou, who would go on to produce the 1st and only single "The Ultimate" released on a very small record label from the Bronx called VIP hip hop.

Tragically during that time Mel Ice passed away. That knocked the remaining members out for a little, when they decided to push on and recorded music with Groovy Lou. Baretta disappeared into the streets and MC Q-Unique did most of the final recordings with Lou. It was at this time that MC Q-Unique met Dstroy from the Arsonists, who invited him to build with the crew.

Oddly enough, Groovy Lou ended up disappearing as well, and sadly Baretta passed away, July 15th 2017. The Nomaads was one of the roughest patches in MC Q-Unique’s career but there were moments that made it seem like they were doing something good.
Hahyeem - Silence EP
Hahyeem
Silence EP
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
19,94 €* 20,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Always on that fresh NYC shit, Chopped Herring presents Bronx up n comin MC, Hahyeem. This 19-year old spitter recorded his debut EP "Silence" 2 years ago at the age of 17 and released it earlier this year to underground critical acclaim. The whole project is produced by another dope, young artist, Inna Attic Crookz. It's a good combination – believe!!!
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.
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!
Malik Turner - Hip Hop Homicide 92 - 94 EP
Malik Turner
Hip Hop Homicide 92 - 94 EP
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only one copy per customer!

Collectors of rare 90's Hip Hop will be familiar with the excellent "No More 9-5" 12". - a massive grail and a solid project! Here are all but one joint from that very hard to obtain record as well as some killer unreleased joints from 1992-1995. Mastered by Tony Dawsey. Remastered by Duncan Stanbury. Here's some more info from the man like Malik Turner.

Malik Turner is an American rapper and Hip Hop producer. Hailing from Fayetteville, NC, but long time resident of the NJ/NY metro area, Malik Turner is a rapper and producer best known for his politically aware, socially conscious lyrics and sample heavy production. Malik is a member of the duo Mpacked Sounds with his long-time friend and DJ, Master Jam. Malik is also best known for being a group member and lead vocalist (rapper) for the "New Blackbyrds", a Jazz fusion group formed by the legendary trumpeter the late Dr. Donald Byrd; a sister project to the late Guru's "Jazzmatazz, A New Reality".
MC Gels - Da Funkee Man / Instrumental
MC Gels
Da Funkee Man / Instrumental
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Only one copy per customer!
Limited edition of 350 copies only!

The main question might still be, how does a cat born in 1997 make such an authentic "mid-90's-sounding" record? Answer: Dope influences. MC Gels out of the Bronx, recorded his debut album "Wandering Souls" last year.

The final Herring drop for early 2017 is MC Gels' debut release from early in 2016 - now available on wax for the first time. Following on from last year's "Wandering Souls" LP on Chopped Herring, this heater produced by Chief Rugged had to make its way onto wax - straight out the BX, the young MC Gels - "Da Funkee Man"..
Speakeasy - Jive Turkeys & Cat Daddies
Speakeasy
Jive Turkeys & Cat Daddies
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Chopped Herring is gonna start up 2017 with a real obscure project and purest underground bomb outta Austin, Texas from the year 1995. The group never officially released anything. There was just this full length demo tape. Reminiscent of the Bay Area sound, on a Hiero/Dereliks/Sacred Hoop tip, this underground bomb was handed to the label by French demo tape collector Hakan Dougpark. Here's a few words from MC & Producer Tony Hardman, who is now a sneaker designer at Nike based in LA:

"Kichi and I met working in a record store when I lived in Austin in 94. We were 20 years old and as Hip Hop heads, we hit it off right away. He had been rapping and mixing and scratching for years and I had been involved in a few other groups rapping and doing production. Naturally we came together, inspired by all of the amazing music coming out at that time (the B.U.M.s, Nas, BIG, Common, Artifacts, Co Flo). We spent nights in my mom's garage or in a little lab room at his crib writing and recording as much as we could. The album was recorded over the course of a year in 1994/1995 with an EPS 16 plus and a Tascam 4 track recorder. We went on through the late 90s gaining local notoriety through the college Hip Hop radio (House of Phat Beats) and performing at a few different spots in the city. Eventually I moved to Denver to go back to school around 2000. The rest is history."
Speakeasy - Jive Turkeys & Cat Daddies
Speakeasy
Jive Turkeys & Cat Daddies
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
24,64 €* 28,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Chopped Herring is gonna start up 2017 with a real obscure project and purest underground bomb outta Austin, Texas from the year 1995. The group never officially released anything. There was just this full length demo tape. Reminiscent of the Bay Area sound, on a Hiero/Dereliks/Sacred Hoop tip, this underground bomb was handed to the label by French demo tape collector Hakan Dougpark. Here's a few words from MC & Producer Tony Hardman, who is now a sneaker designer at Nike based in LA:

"Kichi and I met working in a record store when I lived in Austin in 94. We were 20 years old and as Hip Hop heads, we hit it off right away. He had been rapping and mixing and scratching for years and I had been involved in a few other groups rapping and doing production. Naturally we came together, inspired by all of the amazing music coming out at that time (the B.U.M.s, Nas, BIG, Common, Artifacts, Co Flo). We spent nights in my mom's garage or in a little lab room at his crib writing and recording as much as we could. The album was recorded over the course of a year in 1994/1995 with an EPS 16 plus and a Tascam 4 track recorder. We went on through the late 90s gaining local notoriety through the college Hip Hop radio (House of Phat Beats) and performing at a few different spots in the city. Eventually I moved to Denver to go back to school around 2000. The rest is history."
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