Access Newsletter 6-9-12
UPCOMING RELEASES YOU CAN PRE-ORDER NOW:
2econd Class Citizen - The Small Minority CD/LP 6/12/12
DJ Nu-Mark - Wonderwheel Spins in 2012 2xCD 6/12/12
Busdriver - Superhands' Mantra 7" 6/12/12
Elusive - Sweet Toof Cassette 6/12/12
J Dilla (Jay Dee) - Jay Dee's Revenge 10" 6/12/12
J Dilla (Jay Dee) - Rebirth of Detroit CD 6/12/12
Oddisee - People Hear What They See CD 6/12/12
Kool Keith - Love & Danger CD 6/12/12
Visioneers - Marc Mac - Hipology 2xCD/2xLP 6/12/12
Wordsworth - The Photo Album CD 6/12/12
Del & Parallel Thought - Attractive Sin CD/LP 6/19/12
Del the Funky Homosapien - Catch A Body (purple 45) 7" 6/19/12
House Shoes - Let It Go 2xCD/2xLP 6/19/12
Doseone - G Is for Deep LP 6/26/12
Large Pro - Professor @ Large CD/2xLP 6/26/12
Open Mike Eagle - 4NML HSPTL CD 6/26/12
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Brian Coleman - Rakim Told Me
Journalist Brian Coleman has, over the past decade, immersed himself
in and written about the hip hop artform as a columnist for national
magazines like XXL, Scratch, CMJ and URB. In this brand new book
Rakim Told Me, he covers hip hop facts from the 80's by legendary
artists like De La Soul, Ice-T, Slick Rick, Public Enemy, KRS-One,
Too $hort and more and of course Rakim himself. These are the liner
notes straight from the sources, as hip hop albums very early on
never received true treatment from the record labels that other
genres did about the behind the scenes stuff and creative and
collective processes that went into making some of hip hop's most
Vinyl Only T-Shirts
Vinyl junkies, DJ's, all that apply...show your love for vinyl with
cool light blue shirts (pink and turquoise for girls) we picked up!
Scatter Brain - Honkey Kong/Scatter Brain T-Shirts
Scatter Brain logo shirts designed by Honkey Kong restocked and now
FEATURED ITEM OF THE WEEK:
Oh No - OhNoMite CD/2LP
The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a
solo mission following two successful collaborative efforts alongside
fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene --
2010's Gutter Water and 2012's Vodka & Ayahuasca -- and the 2011 gem
with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP.
This time, Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib
and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to
the Rudy Ray Moore /Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to
slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-
absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material
from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack
and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate
acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite, a 19 track
head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy
lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass
shake. Much like his 2009 all-Ethiopian endeavor Dr. No's Ethiopium,
Oh No tackles this with an unmatched ferocity and proper admiration
for the source material. He combines side-splitting vocal outtakes
with the right amount of hard-hitting drum breaks and soul samples
to concoct a mixture sure to appeal to both old and new schoolers
alike. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of MF
Doom, Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper
Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL,
Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and more, and you are
left with a one of a kind album from a one of a kind musician.
Ohnomite: 19 songs of pure whoop ass from Oh No and Dolemite!
Anthony Valadez - Just Visiting CD
Plug Research's label has brought us such dynamic artists over the
years with releases from Daedelus, Exile, Nobody and Shafiq Husayn.
The label is on a roll this year after dropping Sene's Brooklynite
and the recent Sonnymoon, and now LA based DJ/producer Anthony
Valdez drops Just Visiting. Featuring super chill beats and equally
cool guests including Sonnymoon, Damon Aron, Miles Bonny and rapper
The Bamboos - Medicine Man CD
Bamboos founding member and guitarist Lance Ferguson, who
schizophrenically also releases electronic side projects under his
DJ name Lanu, began the Australian funk and soul group as a four-
piece in 2000 to play a string of concerts in Melbourne club The
Night Cat. Joining him for this initial version of the band were Ben
Grayson on Hammond organ, Stuart Speed on bass, and Scott Lambie on
drums, playing straightforward New Orleans funk in a style heavily
influenced by the Meters. After this string of concerts, the Bamboos
expanded to add a horn section consisting of Ross Irwin on trumpet,
Phil Noy on baritone saxophone, and Anton Delecca on tenor saxophone
and flute. New drummer Danny Farrugia and new bass player Yuri
Pavlinov completed the shaken-up lineup. Four albums and many
projects later, Medicine Man marks the fifth official full length
from the group, continuing their run on Tru Thoughts label.
Bigg Jus - Machines That Make Civilization Fun CD
Complete title is "Machines That Make Civilization Fun" Bigg Jus
assaults the growing ugliness and inequality of society with a fury
and intelligence that are unparalleled in these bleak times of
perpetual war and economic fatigue. It makes sense, perhaps, that
those coming of age in the diminished hope of the years post-9/11
have gravitated towards the escapist choices of the new generation:
beachy chillwave and materialistic rap. Bigg Jus has a longer
memory, though. His first project, Company Flow, stood at the top of
underground hip-hop during an era when it was actually about
something, and he's still haunted by the events that leveled his
home town a decade ago. He doesn't see the point in rapping about
greed or girls, and Machines That Make Civilizations is for those
who have been paying attention during the decline and who are hungry
for music that aggressively addresses the problems that are right in
front of our faces. As cities across America and the world begin to
awaken, Bigg Jus offers a soundtrack that speaks truth to power with
a profundity that is worthy of the moment.
Rest in peace goes out to, Brandon Lee Evans 1988-2008...Access Customer since 2004.
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate CD
Curren$y's first album since signing with major label Warner Bros.
featuring big name guests like Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Pharrell and Daz
Dillinger, plus usual guests like Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, 2Chainz
and Big K.R.I.T.
Def Jef - Just A Poet With Soul 2xCD
Raised in Harlem and the Bronx, Def Jef received his first true
start when he relocated to Los Angeles and was discovered by
Delicious Vinyl in the late 1980s. The influence of NYC hip-hop's
old school had tagged along however. Jef's debut album, Just a Poet
With Soul, wasn't the commercial worldwide hits that Young MC and
Tone Loc had recorded for Delicious, but jams like "Droppin' Rhymes
on Drums" (which employs the late Etta James on vocals), "God Made
Me Funky" and "Give It Here" made it a stand out favorite on the
left coast at the time. Jef, along side trusty hit makers The Dust
Brothers, is at his most interesting and conscious on the excellent
sociopolitical offerings "Black to the Future" and "Downtown," but
even when it comes to his more standard NYC bred braggin' & boastin'
style of rhymes, "Poet With Soul" is just as exhilarating and
relentlessly funky. Delicious Vinyl finally blows the dust off this
gem delivering an extended version, with disc two sporting 16 bonus
tracks: 12" only remixes, edits, non-album cuts and instrumentals
previously never available on compact disc. The original jewel case
has also been stepped up to a 6 panel digipak that includes
previously unpublished photographs and artwork.
DJ Nu-Mark - Broken Sunlight Series #2 10"
Second in a limited edition 10-inch series, this time on green
vinyl. Each of the six releases will feature a different color of
vinyl, leading up to release of the complete "Broken Sunlight"
album. Digital download card included. As a member of the critically
acclaimed, gold-selling Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark graced the group with
precision scratching and cutting-edge production. Best known for
spearheading the raw anthem "What's Golden", such creativity only
hinted at the visionary songs and styles Nu-Mark has explored since
Jurassic 5's breakup in 2006. Now, after more than three years of
brainstorming, experimenting and collaborating, he has finished
his debut solo album "Broken Sunlight", which reveals his influences
and innovations into a jaw dropping collection of heart felt music.
"A lot of things in my life were broken, my group broke up, my long
term relationship broke up, the music industry and economy seemed to
be broken so It was time for me to take a break", Nu-Mark explains.
"And that's where the title of the record stems from. It's not so
much I'm broken. I'm moving towards the sunlight these days. It's
more like a tale of perseverance and forging ahead through difficult
Frank Nitt - Stadium Music CD + book
Detroit's Frank Nitt has seen it all, more so than your average
'keep it real' MC. He has seen the meteoric rise and untimely death
of friend, collaborator and certified hip hop legend J Dilla. He has
been signed, and rejected, by a major label (MCA), and has seen
subsequent success on the independent circuit (Delicious Vinyl, Fat
Beats, Groove Attack etc). He eyewitnessed Common record a platinum
album, and Black Thought freestyling in a strip club parking lot.
And he now chronicles his first hand experiences in the 48 page
memoir 'The View from the Underground', which comes included in this
brand new deluxe casebook edition album, Stadium Music. As part of
the duo FrankNDank, Frank Nitt dropped unforgettable material on
notable releases like 2001's Welcome 2 Detroit, 2003's 48 Hrs,
and two versions of Xtended Play (2004 and Version 3.13 in 2006), as
well as his solo efforts The Concert Hall EP and Jewels in My
Backpack. His most recent full length outing, Nittyville, part of
Madlib's Medicine Show series, illustrates his knack for tongue-in-
cheek, fun loving raps. But Stadium Music is more than that. As
Frank Nit puts it; "All of my travel, all of my musical influences,
and all of my relationships... I talk about love on there, and
hardship. I talk about just wanting to be a dope MC."
FRKSE (Rajbot) - Guilt Surveillance LP
Limited pressings of under a hundred! FRKSE drops this latest
collection of dope beats! I fucking loved it! For fans of Tenshun
and Son of Bricklayer! Do not sleep on this like-minded artist!
The Jacka - The Sentence CD
Brand new from Bay Area's Jacka, featuring Messy Marv, Max B,
J.Stalin, Big Rich, Mitchy Slick and more.
Marcus D - Melancholy Hopeful CD
Upcoming producer responsible for one of the best albums of last year
where he and QN5 affiliate Substantial dropped Bop Alloy and the
remix version of it. It looks like the talented beat maker has no
problem winning over immensely talented people to lay down verses on
his all new solo, featuring One Be Lo, Substantial, Choklate, Cise
Star of Cyne and Shing02 and more. Plus a track co-produced by
Reks - Straight, No Chaser 2LP
Now on vinyl! Still living off the praise of fans, critics and peers
as well as sales of last year's album R.E.K.S (Rhythmatic Eternal
King Supreme), REKS now sets out to take the next step in his
progression with his official full length follow up opus Straight,
No Chaser. Once again teaming up with career long beatsmith Statik
Selektah, the two combine like a modern day Gang Starr for Straight,
No Chaser. Featuring Action Bronson, Slaine, Termanology and more!
Watusi - Live @ Robofest 2011 CD
Brand new live album from the abstract Baltimore/DC area emcee!
Follow the above link to check out all the restocks from June 4th to
Rest in peace goes out to, Brandon Lee Evans 1988-2008...Access Customer since 2004.