Once again, back is the incredible…. Slice-of-Spice Records, with yet another contest giveaway. This time, Slice has teamed up with Wax Poetics Japan and Lord Finesse for an upcoming issue of the print magazine. In this issue, journalist David Ma (of Ego Trip, XLR8R, The Source, URB, etc) sat down with Finesse for one of the most in-depth interviews ever conducted with The Funkyman. The issue has already been released in Japan, but the dopehouse and Slice are giving one lucky tweeter the opportunity to win a signed flexi disc of Check the Method rmx which is available in the new Wax Poetics issue. All you have to do is Retweet this when it publishes at @2dopeposts and include @Slice_of_Spice in the tweet. Simple ain’t it?
Speaking of Slice-of-Spice, we’ve teamed back up with them for another vinyl contest giveaway. This time, up for grabs is Lord Finesse’s remastered Hands In the Air, Mouth Shut remix instrumental. Previously released on cassette tape only, Slice has painstakingly remastered it, remixed it and pressed it on a limited edition 7″ flexi disc. So, how do you win? Simply visit the Soundcloud link and drop a comment on what they enjoy most about the remix. Easy, si?
Something new from the Slice-of-Spice gang, now up for sale. Hit the jump for more info and snippets.
We’re dropping an incredible piece of vinyl next month (4.23.) with DJ Format, featuring Edan & Mr. Lif. After the first few days of leaking images and audio online we’re now reaching out to our friends in the online community to increase the chatter and share more info.
We’re talking about a crazy 10” piece of wax, including an incredible playable postcard…you read that correctly! DJ Format is one of the most talent DJ’s and Producers in the game, and it’s time to raise his profile in the US.
Previously a cassette tape only bonus, Slice-of-Spice Records has re-liberated this rare Lord Finesse, Showbiz produced joint for the masses. Pressed on a 7″ plate, this new release is yet another notch in their on-going Signature Seven series and will feature a newly mastered vocal mix, instrumental, plus the flip will feature the Large Pro remix to Isn’t He Something. Pre-order here. Out March 23rd at the usual suspects, Fat Beats, HHV, UGHH, etc.
With the first week of the New Year out of the way, the fine folks at Slice-of-Spice are back to the grind, gearing up to release an assemblage of new (and old) Lord Finesse material. In 2011, Finesse released the first in The Art of Diggin’ mix series, featuring rare groove, library record sounds and just plain ill digs. This second installment is no different, with the exception of the focus being on Blue Note Records cuts, in similar fashion to the Diggin’ On Blue mixed CD sessions that dropped in the late 90s. Sales for the CD are being taken now right here while snippets can found below. For the dopehouse, we have an exclusive premiere set to be featured on the flexi-disc, plus, we’re giving you all the chance to win a signed copy of the flexi (which has been sold out already, limited to 150 copies). To win, simply head to Twitter and tweet me with the hashtags #2dopeboyz, #Slice-of-Spice and this link. Easy, right? We’ll randomly choose a winner on Monday afternoon.
What’s this? Two dope contests in a day? Bet! This time around, our friends at Slice of Spice are offering up a copy of Grap Luva’s (brother to Pete Rock, cousin to dearly departed Heavy D) new EP, Neva Done. I got a chance to hear the EP and it’s damn near perfection from start to finish. The EP features original beats and rhymes by Grap, and they all sound dusty like it’s supposed to sound. Your chance to win a blue copy on vinyl is right here. For snippets of the entire EP, you can head over to Fat Beats. So how do you win? Simple: Name the group Grap was a part of as well as one song Grap appeared on Pete Rock’s album in the c-section below with your legit email (not in the comment itself, unless you want some random spam bot flooding your inbox for the next 50-11 years) and we will randomly choose a winner this Tuesday.
UPDATE: Contest closed. Congrats to JL for winning this contest. Either I or someone from Slice will contact you for shipping info. Thanks to all who participated!
As you may know, a few days ago we premiered a previously unreleased remix to Lord Finesse’s You Know What I’m About which has been pressed up in really limited quantities on flexi-disc that will only be available to those who are attending today’s NYC WFMU Record Fair. Obviously that’s quite unfair for the real fans out there who can’t attend, so the dopehouse has teamed up with Slice-of-Spice to offer you all the chance to win one of these, signed by Lord Finesse himself. Trust us, they will become a collector’s item very soon. So, how do you win? Simple: Head over to Slice-of-Spice’s Facebook Fan Page and LIKE them, then head over here and post your favorite Lord Finesse lyrics. Slice will pick one lucky winner on Nov. 3rd and you will be contacted.
(2)dope premiere time. We gave you a sneak peek of this a few weeks back. Well, the fine folks at Slice-of-Spice have given us the opportunity to offer this track as a free download. Remember where you saw it first. Peep the info below:
Most people know the original version of this track from the Trespass Soundtrack, which dropped as a promo only 12” back in 1992. In early 2000 hip-hop heads were finally able to hear the original version (actually titled “Knockin’ Niggaz Out”) featuring what would have been Big L’s debut had the label not rejected it as being “too hard”. This track was remixed by Lord Finesse and his production partner Davel “Bo” McKenzie (The Alumni) in 2004, and was intended to be used on the Funky Technician Remix Project, an album which is finally dropping in April 2012 on Slice-of-Spice. The track was never fully finished or properly mixed, but the team at SOS have worked with Underboss Entertainment to get this out as a special edition flexi-disc (remember those?!) and had it mastered by none other than K-Def. To quote the production engineer at the pressing plant “it’s the best sounding flexi-disc we’ve ever produced”!
The flexi-disc is going to be available at the WFMU Record Fair this Saturday in NYC as a special promotion at the Slice-of-Spice table. Lord Finesse, K-Def and Paul Nice will also be at the event meeting with fans and signing records, so there’s very good reason to reach this year if you can. If you can’t, don’t worry none as the team at SOS are going to be running several giveaway promotions to get this very limited flexi-disc into people’s hands. To be sure you qualify, and find where the different promotions are going to pop-up, be sure to like their Facebook Page, follow their SoundCloud page, and definitely subscribe to their mailing list. They’re about to drop a whole mess of previously unreleased Lord Finesse vinyl in the coming months, including a fully remastered version of the original, “Knockin’ Niggaz Out”, including the previously unreleased instrumental!
The good folks over at Slice-of-Spice are back at it (not that they ever stopped). Last month, we mentioned this Lord Finesse release to be released on Slice, along with a hint at what’s to come from the DITC alumni. Today, Slice, alongside Finesse’s Underboss Entertainment, is offering a compilation of rare groove, funk, Library, soul and other obscure records titled The Art of Diggin’: The Grind & The Hustle. Peep some snippets below, and a more concise release schedule after the jump.
“The following CD is strictly for Music lovers, collectors, obscure diggers, and fans of the unknown. DON’T SLEEP! You can even get your copy signed by Lord Finesse when you purchase either of the ‘T-Shirt Bundles’ on our pop-up-store. These items are in-stock and will ship immediately by Priority Mail.”
Grap is no new-jack to the culture of Hip-Hop. Nah, far from it. Although not a house-hold name (at least not yet) like his brother, Pete Rock, Grap has been a part of 90′s Hip-Hop group INI along with Rob-O, Marco Polo, I Love H.I.M. and DJ Boodakhan. You may also recall him on the classic The Basement off Mecca And the Soul Brother, as well as the man behind-the-boards of J-Live’s Vampire Hunter J. Trust us, Grap can definitely hold his own on the production tip and has vast amounts of ILL, unreleased beats that would blow ya minds! Slice-of-Spice is back at it again, this time offering up Grap’s debut solo release, Neva Done EP. Pre-orders are now being taken right here. Peep a couple of the cuts off this EP down bottom, then choose from your choice of poison, CD, regular 12″, limited blue 12″ or collector’s total package.
Ever since I first heard the news that the homies over at Slice-of-Spice were gonna be working closely with Lord Finesse on a few projects, I’ve been gassed. For those who may have missed the info, here’s what’s in the pipe as far as Finesse x Slice projects are concerned: Funky Technician Instrumentals LP, Return Of The Funky Man Instrumentals LP, Signature-7-Series (x3 7″ singles), Funky Technician Remix Project LP and Return Of The Funky Man Remix Project LP. Well, damn! As a precursor to those aforementioned projects, Slice-of-Spice has liberated a previously unreleased remix of Finesse’s You Know What I’m About (there are two versions, one which featured an uncredited verse from Big L) This will be pressed up on flexi-disc and given out at the NYC WFMU Record Fair this October.
Paul Nice & Slice-of-Spice’s latest release is finally here and can now be ordered via Slice-of-Spice now. This track was originally released in 2000 with a remix that never saw the light of day until now. The cover art was created by legendary graffiti artist EWOKONE (check for the trailer after the jump) and is pressed on red 7″ vinyl (via link above). Regular black vinyl can be copped at the usual suspects including HHV. Limited copies available so get up on it!