Record Label: Coalmine Records
Brooklyn-based Indie Hip-Hop label Coalmine Records celebrates ten years of independence with their heavy hitting compilation album, 'Unearthed.' Released as a double disc set, containing both a mixed version, arranged by DJ Revolution of The World Famous Wake Up Show, and an 'Untagged Deluxe Edition,' which includes three bonus cuts, 'Unearthed' epitomizes the boutique label's commitment to delivering quality Hip-Hop. The tracklist serves as a who's who of today's independent Hip-Hop scene, packed with features from both veteran and burgeoning up-and-comers such as Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Large Professor, The Artifacts, Blu, Sean Price, Billy Danze (of M.O.P.), Big Noyd, One Dae, Skillz, Guilty Simpson, Rah DIgga, Maffew Ragazino, El Da Sensei, and Fashawn, among others. Producers tapped include the Australian Aria Award Winning M-Phazes, Marco Polo, Ayatollah, Diamond D, Nottz, Khrysis, and more.
Disc 1: Mixed by DJ Revolution
01: Unearthed (Intro)
02: Pharoahe Monch - Get Down (prod. by M-Phazes)
03: Bang This (Interlude)
04: One Dae - Bang This (prod. by Marco Polo)
05: Revolution's House (Interlude)
06: Big Noyd, Large Professor, Kool G Rap - Naturally Born (prod. by Ayatollah)
07: Blu (feat. MeLa Machinko) - Kiss The Sky (prod. by M-Phazes)
08: Royce da 5'9", Skillz & Diamond D - One For The Money (prod. by G-Squared)
09: El Da Sensei - Show Stoppa (prod. by DJ Devastate)
10: Apathy & Celph Titled - School for Scoundrels (prod. by Ayatollah)
11: Guilty Simpson & Small Professor (feat. DJ Revolution) - On The Run
12: Drop 'Em (Intro)
13: The Rockness Monstah - Drop 'Em (prod. by BeanOne)
14: Rah Digga (feat. Fashawn & REKS) - Never Back Down (prod. by M-Phazes)
15: Torae - Real Talk (prod. by Young Cee)
16: Guilty Simpson & Small Professor (feat. Boldy James & Statik Selektah) - I'm The City
17: The Artifacts - Easter (prod. by Khrysis)
18: Land of the Crooks (Interlude)
20: Sean Price, Billy Danze, Maffew Ragazino & DJ Babu - Land of the Crooks (prod. by M-Phazes)
21: Blu & Nottz (feat. Nitty Scott, MC) - Boyz II Men
21 Most Confident (Interlude)
22: Wildchild & MED - Most Confident (prod. by Create & Devastate)
Disc 2: Untagged Deluxe Edition
01. Intro (feat. DJ Revolution) [prod. by Young Cee]
02. Pharoahe Monch (feat. DJ Revolution) - Get Down (prod. by M-Phazes)
03. One Dae - Bang This (prod. By Marco Polo)
04. Big Noyd, Large Professor & Kool G Rap - Naturally Born (prod. by Ayatollah)
05. Blu (feat. MeLa Machinko) - Kiss the Sky (prod. by M-Phazes)
06. Royce da 5'9", Skillz & Diamond D - One for the Money (prod. by G-Squared)
07. El Da Sensei - Show Stoppa (prod. by DJ Devastate)03. Artifacts (feat. DJ Revolution) - Easter (prod. by Khrysis)
08. Apathy & Celph Titled - School for Scoundrels (prod. by Ayatollah)
09. Guilty Simpson (feat. DJ Revolution) - On the Run (prod. by Small Professor)
10. The Rockness Monstah - Drop 'Em (prod. by BeanOne)
11. Rah Digga (feat. Fashawn & REKS) - Never Back Down (prod. By M-Phazes)
12. Torae - Real Talk (prod. by Young Cee)
13. The Artifacts - Easter (prod. by Khrysis)
14. Sean Price (feat. Billy Danze, Maffew Ragazino & DJ Babu) - Land of the Crooks (prod. by. M-Phazes)
15. Blu & Nottz (feat. Nitty Scott, MC) - Boyz 2 Men (prod. by Nottz)
16. Wildchild & MED - Most Confident (prod. by Create & Devastate)
17. Royce da 5'9", Skillz & Diamond D - One for the Money (Mananz Remix)
18. Guilty Simpson & Small Professor - On The Run (Ran Reed Remix)
19. Rah Digga (feat. Nitty Scott, MC) - Never Back Down (Remix) [prod. by M-Phazes]
20. Blu & Nottz - Boyz II Men (Diamond D Remix)
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