July 28, 2014

Has Lo & Castle-Live Like You're Dead LP

Has-Lo and Castle link up again, trading rhymes and production on “Live Like You're Dead”. Born and bastardized from a grim quote, the album is the Philly and North Carolina MCs letting go of fear in its many forms, and laughing in the face of Death.

The theme is live energy. Whether from uncouth trade-offs on the Arcka produced "D.L.S.", insulting and lusting after Instagram thirst traps on "Yoga Pants", to wildin' out over trunk rattling bass in the album's closer "Look Out!", crafted by Has-Lo himself.

This album is creativity unfiltered. It's reaching for the nearest vice, and scheming on a hoodrat in yoga pants. It's raw loops and disrespectful bass. Underpaid work and visions of living rich. It's smiling when reminiscing on the past, and laughing because it feels good.

Stream this really dope LP here

Buy it here 

Big props to my man 'SPanky, Mike T and all of the producers, MC's and crew at Mello Music Group

July 14, 2014

2014-CRDS Presents-14 Sureshots Vol 5

Many thanks for the feedback on the last volume...enjoy this one and TURN IT UP!
Phat shout to all of great artists and producers that are proudly repped on this compilation, my music junkies fam and all of the real heads...times can get pretty tough, keep your head held high, acknowledge your fears and issues and work on being the best person you can be.

2014-CRDS Presents-14 Sureshots Vol 5

01-Blu-Brown Sugar feat. MED & Oh No
02-Fel Sweetenberg-The End Of The Book feat. Dirt Platoon (Shane Great Remix)
03-Has-Lo & Castle - D.L.S.
04-S Habib-Shakespears (Produced by The Custodian of Records)
05-Timeless Truth-Out Of The Loop
06-ZEPS & Eturnal Suarez-THC (The Hipsters Came)
07-MC Melodee-Stay the Same feat. Feliciana (prod. Thelonious Martin)
08-Mega Trife & Nonsense-The Ending
09-Higher ProspectZ - Life
10-Thaione Davis - 85 Bonkers (Tumbleweeds Remix)
11-Starvin B-Buddha Bless
12-KA-Still Hier
13-The Ol' Days-Space Feat. Dominique Larue
Bonus Joint:
15-Apollo Brown - Shotguns In Hell (feat. Roc Marciano)

June 9, 2014

Five really dope LP's from 2014 you need to check for...

What's good CRDS fam?

I personally think there has been a resurgence in quality and hardcore underground Hip Hop in the past 5 or so years, but there just seems to be an abundance of albums that are a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end from this year alone and I personally feel that these 5 albums represent what true Hip Hop is all about today...so turn off the radio, stop watching what's "hot" on YouTube, grab some fat headphones and tune in and tune out kid.

Illuzual-Goodie Bags




June 2, 2014

Heavy Jewelz Presents- Othorized Fam-Mugshots Vol 1

Next out of the consistently dope Heavy Jewelz canon is one for the hardcore 90's Hip Hop addicts and the hardcore Wu heads...

Kwue Molly, Lounger Loe, Crunch Low, and Shawn Wigs are Othorized Fam. 

What we have here is a couple of tracks from their rare first 12" single, including the classic Pictures Of Life (wait till you hear this Remastered Straight From DAT!!) and The Plan (with an alternate verse). Also more unreleased stuff with the Mugshots demo which was played on Stretch And Bobbito but never came out. Othorized Bloodline and Easy, two more bangers. And you got a slammer of a record here.


Cover art by Spek The Architek, logo design by Othorized, labels by Debonair P.
Mastered for vinyl by Adam Boose.
All songs written and produced by Othorized Fam

Purchase it here

Vinyl Options

Test Press Bundle
Double Pack
Black Vinyl
Red & Black Vinyl

Digital release soon

May 28, 2014

CRDS Presents-Da 94 Fat Funk Flav Vol 6

June's one is here a little bit early...but this shows that I have kept my promise haha...12 volumes (6 to go) highlighting what made 1994 such an incredible, diverse and ultimately memorable year for Hip Hop music...

Enjoy and as always fat shouts to all of the artists featured, all of the old and new Friends I have gathered this music in decent quality from and of course all that give feedback and read and follow the CRDS blog.

Strictly buttafuco...

1- Brother Most - Did Ya Want Some Mo' (Produced by The Boom Bandits)
2- Doug E Fresh-Bounce
3- Society-Rap As An Art (Produced by DJ Slice)
4-3rd Rail-Uptown (Produced by Mitch Oasis)
5-Ground Floor ft Lord Finesse-Dig On That (Produced by Lord Finesse)
6-Blaque Spurm-The Cycle (Produced by Grizz )
7-Sourface-Dont Try To Play Me (Produced by K-Love)
8-Dred Scott-Liar 
9-Scarface-The Diary (Produced by N.O. Joe)
10-Big Mike - Fire Feat. 3-2 (Produced by Pee Wee)
11-Ice Cube-Ghetto Bird (Madness 4 Real Version)
12-Lil ½ Dead-Eastside, Westside (ft. Tha Chill) (Produced by Courtney Branch, Tracy Kendrick
13-Sham & The Professor - Who's At The Door (Produced by Sam Sever) (first released on 12" in 1992 but on their debut LP released in 1994)
14-Katch 22 - Don't Impress Me (Produced by DJ Marga)
15-A.D.O.R.-From The Concrete (Produced by Ski)