Record Label: Threshold Records
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You can almost say that Substance Abuse's Overproof is two albums. One half a chillin' and relaxin' summer time slow ride in the vein of People Under The Stairs and Ugly Duckling, the other a mad scientist surgical creation, lurking somewhere between Kool Keith and the Def Jux crew. Emcees Eso Tre and Subz are adept at invoking the laid back West Coast party vibe, drawling out several cruised out head nodders over the course of the album. Though the second more experimental side of the album doesn't always work as well as it could, it creates a sense of balance and progressive accomplishment rarely seen on a debut album. Flaws aside, the album clearly paints Substance Abuse as a duo to keep an eye on.
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This is a record for the hard-core skratchers! With a 3 minute skratch sentence which includes nothing but everyone's favorite "ooh's," "aah's," drums, tones, and phrases. There's also a section dedicated to dozens of 80's video game sounds and robotic noises. Complimenting the collection of sounds are 7 classic beats strategically looped for optimal skratching.
After returning from Amsterdam, Deep of the 2 Hungry Bros, contrary to the popularized notions of THC, was motivated and put together a soundtrack with partner Ben Boogz for the culinary phenomenon known as the Munchies. Enter, the Munchies Beat tape, a seamless stream of Boom Bap to stuff your face with but not kill your vibe. The Munchies Beat tape is the ideal serving when your ears and stomach get those cravings. You can feed both simultaneously now. Limited to 100 copies.
Mark James (AKA The 45 King) is a world renowned DJ/Producer pioneer in Hip Hop music. His breakbeat classic “The 900 Number” has been a staple among DJs since its release in 1987 (notably featured as the song to “The Ed Lover Dance” on MTV’s Yo MTV Raps). Throughout the last 30 years, 45 King has managed to stay relevant, producing hits for some of Hip Hop’s biggest names including Jay-Z & Eminem, with production for their hit songs “It’s A Hard Knock Life” & “Stan”, respectively. With a prolific output and catalog of beats, he has set out to release a series of limited edition 45s with brand new and never before heard music. M.A.S.H. is a single- sided 45 EP of beats featuring 45 King’s signature sound; breaks chopped and looped to perfection.