Statik Selektah & Termanology (1982) – F*ck Ya LyfeSTyle (ft Nems & Beanz) (Video)

This is one of my favorite joints from 1982’s (Statik Selektah x Termanology) album Still 1982.   The beat that Statik cooked up for this is the sure shot and when Term links up with Nems it’s nothing but gully raps.  And Beanz definitely keeps the momentum going between each of the verses on the chorus.   It’s tough, and you shall enjoy.

Check The Discography: Reks

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I have been a fan of Reks since I first heard the album, Along Came The Chosen.  He’s  a real man, a real emcee, who is creating real music.   There are no smoke and mirrors.  There’s no fancy cars and glamorous women in the videos. There’s no flashing of the cash.  When the game changed, Reks remained true to himself and the foundation of hip hop.  He kept on doing him and making music for those who could appreciate that. He’s worked with some of the most renowned producers and illest emcees.  In return for his great musical contribution, HHD wants to repay the favor and highlight his illustrious career thus far.  This Check The Discography is  for a man who is more than deserving.  So Reks, we salute you, your work, and all the energy you put into it.  As a fan, if you don’t have any of these albums, or mixtapes, make sure you do yourself a favor and cop these.  A couple of things before you start clicking: The majority of these releases are sold in online stores, so please follow the links and support the man.  Secondly,  Happy Holidays was released as a mixtape almost a decade ago and I can find no working links so if you have access, holler at me.  Lastly, the link to the Rekless album is to CD Universe where you can only buy the physical album for approximately $60.00.  I say go for it!

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One Dae – Daes & Times (2013)

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Artist: One Dae

Album: Daes & Times

Tracklisting:

1. Welcome Sinners
2. Bang This
3. Style
4. Play By Play (ft. Evidence)
5. It’s Everywhere
6. A Long Way (ft. Statik Selektah)
7. Daes & Times (ft. C-Rayz Walz)
8. BK All Dae
9. Walk In My Shoes (ft. Dana Diaz-Tutaan)
10. Abu Ghraib (ft. Sean Price)
11. Earth Child (ft. Tsi La Brev)
12. Take A Look Around
13. End of the World

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I really want to close out 2013, but I can not do so without cranking out one more review for a very dope album.  The first thing heads will notice about the album Daes & Times is the production credits.  There are some heavyweight names creating beats for One Dae.  When listeners see names like Statik Selektah, Marco Polo, Analogic, Domingo, and M-Phazes, they are bound to pay attention.  But as the man, Mike Zoot once said “a wack rhymer can kill a raw beat”.  In this case the opposite is true: One Dae accentuates what these beatsmiths provide making this album memorable.

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Single You Out: H Blanco – Blessed (prod. by Statik Selektah)

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H Blanco is a new signee to Termanology’s roster.  I think he’s quite impressive on this track.  I know that I have heard him on some of Termanology’s past works and looking forward to what he might be doing in the future. Apparently he has  a new mixtape released in conjunction with Statik Selektah.  I think you guys should feel this joint.

 

Single You Out: D-Stroy – Ya Don’t Stop (ft. Slaine) (prod. Statik Selektah)

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I credit The Arsonists for my early passion for hip hop and being that D-Stroy was/is a central figure in the group, it’s only right to support his solo endeavors.  This track is dope regardless of who he is and stands on it’s own merits.  Slaine lens his verbals to the mic and Statik Selektah is your maestro…enjoy…

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No. 1 Reks – In Between The Lines Vol. 2 Mixtape (2010)

Artist: Reks

Album: In Between The Lines Vol. 2

Source: DJ Booth

Tracklisting:

  1. Intro / Once Again (prod. by ATG)
  2. Legacy (prod. by J. Lee)
  3. Represent (2010) (Freestyle)
  4. This Or That (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  5. My Word (ft. Dynas and Jon Hope) (prod. by Rain)
  6. What It Is (Freestyle)
  7. Successful Girl (ft. BK Cyph)  (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  8. Feel It Baby (prod. by Soul Theory)
  9. Different Breed (prod. by OhNo)
  10. Pray For U (Homicide Note) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  11. Outta Control (Egos) (ft. Strong Arm Steady) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  12. Money & Power (ft. Sonic and Termanology) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  13. Eff You (prod. by Nottz)
  14. Get Rowdy (ft. Sha Stimuli and Reef The Lost Cause) (prod. by Bassheadz)
  15. No Hooks (ft. Lucky Dice and Chi Knox) (prod. by Nottz)
  16. In My Lane (ft. Ras Kass and Ekko) (prod. by Hazardis Soundz)
  17. Getting Ugly (prod. by Frank Dukes)
  18. Eat Or Starve (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  19. 6AM (ft. Slaine, JFK, and Steven King) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  20. Setting It Off (ft. Slaine. JFK, Jaysaun, and Steven King) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  21. Window Pane (prod. by Blaze P and Bing)
  22. The ETC (ft. Kali) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
  23. Night Sky (ft. S.O.L.) (prod. by Dom Dirtee)
  24. Hooked On Whateva (ft. Blaze P and J Tronious) (prod. by Blaze P)
  25. Lighter (ft. Ea$y Money and Sonic) (prod by Scotty B)
  26. Hndu Kush (GHOST) (ft. Lucky Dice and Steis)  (prod. by The Lion)
  27. Rapanomics (ft. Termanology and Sha Stimuli) (prod. by Rain)
  28. Strays (ft. Saheed) (prod. by Hazardis Soundz)
  29. Brainstorm (prod. by ATG)
  30. My Dark Skin (Willie Lynch Theory) (prod. by Soul Theory)

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No. 2 Slaine – The Devil Never Dies Mixtape (2010)

Artist: Slaine

Album: Devil Never Dies Mixtape

Source: Twitter

Tracklisting:

1. The Religion (prod. Silvamore)
2. My Girl, My Wife, My Mother My Bitch (prod. LuBalz)
3. The Deadzone (prod. Stoupe, cuts by Reel Drama)
4. Black and Blue Flag ft. Jaysaun (prod. Silvamore)
5. Thru The Rain ft. Blacastan (prod. Silvamore)
6. Off The Sidewalk ft. Cyrus Deshield (prod. Falside)
7. Going Down ft. Jaysaun (prod. Silvamore)
8. The Worst (prod. Statik Selektah)
9. Old English II ft. Esoteric (prod. Esoteric)
10. Burn ft. Amadeus & Chilla Jones (prod. Sicknature)
11. Envy ft. Termanology (prod. Moss)
12. It Ain’t Happenin ft. Amadeus & Blacastan (prod. Falside)
13. It’s Too Late ft. Amadeus (prod. Double Chamberz)
14. Science Of the Trife ft. Ill Bill & Q-Unique (prod. C. Lance)
15. Settin’ It Off ft. Reks, Jaysaun & Steven King (prod. Statik Selektah)
16. Trail Of Blood (prod. Statik Selektah)
17. Outro
18. Mind Of A Criminal (Remix) (prod. LuBalz)

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Slaine was sure to be excited about the release of his debut album, A World Without Skies.  Then came word that he needed to pay for sample clearance and the project would not release on the anticipated date in October.   But rather than sulk over spilled milk, Slaine went right back to the lab and put together the mixtape, The Devil Never Dies for his fans.  This wasn’t just slapped together.  It couldn’t have been.  I do know that Slaine, according to his Twitter account and the Outro of this mixtape,  was hitting the studio for all night sessions trying to get this mixtape completed.  Not only did he succeed in completing the project, but he earns our #2 spot for Mixtape of the Year.

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