“the elixir is the essence of being able to control your future with elements of both the past and present. i live through my music only to progress towards a better day.” - aaron rose
after shedding his former pseudonym of a la $ole, pro era member aaron rose dropped a number of noteworthy singles and killed every guest feature. but with the release of his new ep, ‘elixir,’ the brooklyn rapper has never sounded more focused or motivated, and it’s only a taste of what’s to come from the young artist.
oalmine records is pleased to relaunch ‘land of the crooks,’ the collaborative extended play project from the late sean price and melbourne’s go to producer, m-phazes. the project finds the longtime underground legend lending his distinctive, brownsville-bred grimy vocals over phazes’ rich tracks full of dramatic pianos, rich bass-lines, swinging horns and hard drums. the a-side includes the main passes, comprised of four original tracks with the addition of the small professor remix for ”murdah type thinkin (feat. guilty simpson).” for this special edition rerelease, coalmine has also added the divided souls ent. & dj pain 1 remix of “land of the crooks,” which was only previously made available on the label’s remix compilation, ‘remineded,’ which first dropped back in january of 2015. the b-side includes the instrumental passes of all of the original tracks, as well as the small pro remix, in addition to the “crookapella,” which includes various scratch stems taken from the ep, in addition to various isolated drum sounds, sound effects, and acapella of the “land of the crooks” single. additional features on lotc include roc marciano, billy danze (of m.o.p.), maffew ragazino, loudmouf choir and the dilated junky, dj babu. vinyl is manufactured on classic black discs, and comes complete with the andres guzman designed artwork, inspired by the vintage ‘80s movie, ‘crocodile dundee.’ sean price was hip-hop’s gray hulk, a barbarian with the pen, with the sharpest of wits. a true brooklyn legend...rip!
coalmine records is excited to announce the limited-edition vinyl release of the artifacts’ highly regarded 2012 single, “easter,” which marked the group’s first official release in more than 15 years.
initially released as a digital single on april 3, 2012 (the tuesday before easter sunday), the track later appeared on coalmine’s decennary compilation, unearthed, which dropped may 13, 2014.
however you heard it—one thing was very clear: despite their time apart, artifacts emcees tame one and el da sensei sounded as fresh as ever on “easter.” the new jersey rappers’ venomous flows are boosted by the neck-breaking production of acclaimed north carolina producer khrysis. making the cipher complete is the turntable work of dj dutchmaster, who provides the scratch hook and outro cuts.
with this release, “easter” makes its grand return in the physical form in a limited-edition white vinyl pressing that also includes the instrumental track on the flip. it also takes things back to the old-school by way of a front jacket hole that exposes the label (the heads know what’s up).
molotov represents the best elements of its creators, brooklyn rapper, saga and chicago producer, thelonious martin. the rhymes are potent and powerful, taking down everyone from cynics to haters, wack emcees, and inner demons. and the instrumentals serve to bring those words to life by way of head-nodding percussion, and slick sample flips.
to celebrate this years record store day/black friday, coalmine records is pleased to release a special-edition 7 inch version of heltah skeltahs previously digital-only slapper, midnight madness, featuring dj revolution. as fans of the duo already know, the circa-2009 track is pure flames, and brimming with hilarious bad-guy lyricism from ruck (aka the late sean price), and his partner in rhyme, rock. the two absolutely let loose over shukos funky instrumental, as ruck drops concrete flows while rock communicates with animals.
at long last, coalmine records is pleased to release guilty simpson and small professor s highly acclaimed collaborative lp, highway robbery, in vinyl format. weighing in at 11 tracks, which includes the vinyl-only bonus track of zilla rocca s remix of go, the album places the listener in a seemingly post-apocalyptic detroit where the mentality is feast or famine.
ONE FOR THE MONEY (GREEN VINYL 7 INCH + FULL ALBUM MP3) (RSD)
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brookyn-based hip-hop indie, coalmine records, is pleased to release the limited edition, 7-inch pressing of their acclaimed single, “one for the money,” which unites veteran emcees, royce da’ 5’9”, skillz and diamond d, over the anthemic, string heavy production supplied by beantown’s deejay/producer, g-squared (formerly of the kreators). first released in september of 2012 in a digitalo nly format, and later included as part of the label’s decennary compilation lp, ‘unearthed,’ (may 13, 2014), the limited edition 7-inch will be pressed on money green vinyl, and packaged with a free album download card of ‘unearthed,’ exclusively for black friday.
since debuting nearly 20 years ago, planet asia has continued to cement himself as one of the best to ever touch the mic. and that’s become especially apparent these past few years as the fresno, calif. rapper has dropped one distinguished project after the next. that trend only continues with ‘seventy nine,’ a tightly constructed and ambitious new concept album from planet asia and long island producer, dj concept.
the limited editon golden vinyl release comes with download code included.