Armique Shartez Wyche (Jazz), Troy Carter (L’il Troy), Anthony Fontenot (Ant Live)
Jazz linked up with L’il Troy in the 9th Grade and brought in his cousin Ant Live, to form 2 Too Many. They were spotted by The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) while rehearsing in a studio next door, and he signed them to his Willjam Productions, through Jive Records, and teamed them up with Hula & Fingers to create their debut album Chillin’ Like A Smut Villain
If there’s a reason J.V.C. Force’s “Doin’ Damage” is not better known 20 years after it was initially released, the music industry game is definitely to blame. B-Boy Records was already somewhat suspect in 1988, having lost rising rap star KRS-One and his Boogie Down Productions crew over financial issues to Jive Records. While BDP moved on to bigger and better things, B-Boy was forced to milk the lone “Criminal Minded” album they had for all it was worth while signing and releasing as much product as they could to shore up their shaky financial situation. The very name “J.V.C. Force” reflects how tenuous things were at B-Boy, since the label feared electronics giant JVC would sue over use of the name. The periods between letters are meant to indicate the name is an acronym; in fact the WHOLE NAME is alleged to stand for “Justified By Virtue of Creativity For Obvious Reasons Concerning Entertainment.” If you’re being generous that’s clunky at best, otherwise it’s just plain absurd. Either way the trio of DJ Curt Cazal and emcees AJ Rok & B-Luv lucked out that “Doin’ Damage” got into stores at all since B-Boy Records folded the same year this album was released.
Debut single by Shabaam Sahdeeq, featuring Mr. Gary Smith and the Shadows In The Dark.
What we have right here is one of my fav. records. Two buttery, smooth, melodic tracks by Senswif, wich consists of GodSen & BornSwif.
“Symmetry is an independent artist from Rhode Island. He was part of a crew that went by Poorly Drawn People. This is a very rare release. If you can find his later release called “Dusty Pickup” it would be a great addition to the site, unfortunitely I only have a low quality rip of it.”
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A continuous blend of quality underground hip hop, mixed by DJ Theory. This release includes 28 original tracks, featuring up and coming and established MC’s, producers and DJ’s from all over Western New England. In the spirit of 90’s hip hop, this release encompasses a pure hip hop experience, in the vein of the Lyricist Lounge series. This is about authentic hip hop music and culture, staying true to the essence of the underground. Executive producers are DJ Theory from Mystika Music, Tableek from Maspyke, Barak Yalad from Ceremonial Masters (recently signed to Rawkus Records) and Tone from Mystika and The Problemaddicts.
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20th anniversary edition with 3 new bonus tracks.
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Purple City, also known as PCP or Purple City Productions, is closely affiliated with other Harlem-based artists such as Jae Millz and The Diplomats. Purple City began in 2002, when Shiest Bub was introduced to Cam’ron and Jim Jones of The Diplomats by Juelz Santana. Jones and Cam’Ron served as mentors to Shiest, leading him to create Purple City and began to put out mixtapes. To date, Purple City has released eight mixtapes, selling an estimated 800,000 copies thus far. Purple City has also commercially released three albums to date, Paris to Purple City, The Purple Album, and Road to the Riches: The Best of the Purple City Mixtapes, independently selling over 100,000 units worldwide.
Paris to Purple City is the second album by Purple City, released on November 8, 2005 through Babygrande Records. The album was a collaboration between Purple City members Agallah and Un Kasa and French hip hop artists.