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ran reed nick wiz presents respect the architect 1992 1998
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Ran Reed (Nick Wiz Presents): Respect The Architect 1992-1998

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When it comes to the mid-90s underground scene of New York City and New Jersey, few artists were as prolific as Ran Reed, without ever releasing a full-length album. Originally known as "Hitman", the Patterson, New Jersey native started his well known association with Nick Wiz back in 1992, when he first started recording in "The Cellar". Repeatedly making the trip out to the studio, he soon became one of the regulars; along with artists like Shabaam Sahdeeq, Native Assassins (Shadowz In Da Dark), and the Cella Dwellas. Eventually, Nick became a producer of choice for the Echo Unlimited "Underground Airplay" series of cassettes, and Ran, as well as many of the other groups Wiz worked with, was featured prominently on many volumes. These collectable tapes and their connection to the burgeoning "Lyricist Lounge" venue were calling cards for many of the area's top up-and-coming talent, and Ran started buzzing because of the exposure. Dropping the "Hitman" moniker around 1995, Ran Reed and Nick Wiz continued the mission; recording dozens more songs together. Solo songs, as well as collaborations with the likes of Chubb Rock, DMX, Chino XL, Cella Dwellas, and Pudgee were released over the years on various white labels and 12" singles, but the full length debut LP never dropped. In 2008, when Nick Wiz started compiling his discography for the "Cellar Sounds" series, many of these tracks finally started to get proper release on CD. Ran's catalog actually ended up comprising a significant portion of the first two volumes of the series. Therefore, when "Cellar Sounds 3" was being compiled, the over abundance of still-yet unreleased Ran Reed material made the decision obvious to release a dedicated solo project. So in 2012, twenty years after the journey began; a long overdue Ran Reed CD finally drops! Featuring nineteen previously unreleased songs plus bonuses, this compilation spans the duration of the 90s recording era of Ran Reed and Nick Wiz. It includes the very first songs they did together for the "Hitman" project, as well as key cuts from various demo packages done in the mid-90s. Presented and produced by Nick Wiz, with DJ Slyce and Andre "Be Divine" Perry adding additional production, this CD is offered in perfect digital quality! Part seven of the "For Those That Slept" series.

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1. Ain't No Stoppin' Me (1995)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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2. Pass Da Budda (1992)
Producer: Andre 'Be Divine' Perry
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3. On and On (1993)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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4. Never Knew Me Then (1993)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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5. Boot In The Door (1993)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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6. The Sexologist (1998)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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7. Mission Impossible (1998)
featuring U.G. (of Cella Dwellas)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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8. Lost Souls (1997)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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9. Fatal Attraction (1997)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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10. Wack Tapes (1996)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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11. Respect The Architect (1996)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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12. Schemes (1997)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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13. The Pro (1998)
Producer: DJ Slyce
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14. Catch The Contact (1992)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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15. The Fastlane (1995)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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16. Ran Reed Representing (1998)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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17. Tell Me (1995)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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18. 9to5 (1994)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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19. The Introduction (1999) (Bonus)
featuring Cella Dwellas; Mooney D (of F.O.D.)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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20. Voice From The Grave Interlude
Producer: DJ Slyce
21. Dedication (2002) (Bonus)
Producer: Nick Wiz
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Total Comments: 30
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/15/2013 3:42:00 AM; Partial IP: .140.19.51)
Location: donut
Comment: dope dope
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2012 10:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .166.23.99)
Location: Miami Fl
Comment: The Most DOPE !
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/12/2012 6:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 139.13.109)
Location: beyond real
Comment: d-train what the hell are you talking about...? I think you review the gangrene album, we talk about some nick wiz shit and dat´s a definitely banger!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/7/2012 3:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.135.198)
Location: Vegas
Comment: This album is cool but Oh No steals the show with the beats. I'm not feeling ALC no more on the boards, he's actually a better rapper than beat maker.....
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/1/2012 12:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 254.182.88)
Location: Bedford,England
Comment: WOW. Classic Materiál.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/24/2012 7:40:00 AM; Partial IP: .84.54.157)
Location: Dirty Jerz
Comment: No 'Army With A Hand Gun' ?? That's a dope ass track!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/15/2012 12:49:00 AM; Partial IP: .49.161.82)
Location: Shaolin
Comment: Damn ! wtf happened to Hip-hop ? Only a few artists are dropping gems these days. This album is a must have for real heads...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/10/2012 4:24:00 PM; Partial IP: .49.87.201)
Location: USA
Comment: nick wiz the legend. how many classic bangers does this guy have in the vault? my god. nick wiz would destroy any producer out today with his old shit. doesn't have to lift a finger to drop classics. nick wiz works with real thugs that can really rap. he should drop a new LP with UG chino ran and rakim. this guy was sitting on serious heat. what a showing. no sleep is killing shit.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/6/2012 10:58:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: California
Comment: man, I can't believe i've never heard of this dude. His delivery just hits you when he starts to flow. One of the dopest MC's that deserves way more credit. LOVE the 90's tracks on this album. Must COP. An A+ album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/1/2012 4:07:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: PlanetEarth
Comment: this is sooooooooo doooooope!!! received my CD yesterday and can't stop listening to it!!! No Sleep Records - please gimme some more! maybe some wax again pretty soon!?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/24/2012 7:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 254.38.228)
Location: da neighborhood
Comment: Yeaahh. Maaaaaaaaad flave.
Name: (Posted: 1/22/2012 11:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 174.73.114)
Location: virginia beach,va
Comment: i don't know where the fuck they had all these bangers stored because they are the illest bangers I have thumped in my whip for a minute. some very ill joints on here epecially the never know me is insane not to meniton schemes is one of my favorites and wack tapes and many more. the last lp did have 30 40 tracks but there are plenty on this one. peace to the soilder thumping this in kabul written below. wish I was there but not at war but blazing the illest thumping the illest. if I ever made an album I would want it to be like this one or a cella dwella one. ill hooks, beats, and cuts all I ever need, wish this was on wax
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/20/2012 8:14:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.123.36)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: Phat, Phat, Phat beats by Nick Wiz. Ran Reed got a banger in his hands.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/18/2012 7:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 73.184.248)
Location: WALLBERG U.S.A.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/17/2012 5:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 05.118.139)
Location: Kabul Afghanistan
Comment: I will be playing this in afghanistan.... all day
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/16/2012 12:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 174.73.114)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: i thought the last one was incredible, the last album of its kind and on top of that album of the year but now this one the beats are perfect. probably best album of 2012
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/14/2012 2:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 64.208.136)
Location: Stgo, Chile
Comment: Never Knew Me Then (1993) YEAH!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/11/2012 3:52:00 PM; Partial IP: .40.232.38)
Location: Germany
Comment: DAMN...bangin like dynamite
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/7/2012 12:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 96.166.119)
Location: boston
Comment: classic Ran Reed
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/6/2012 9:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 03.199.189)
Location: boston
Comment: Just picked this up. Another dope project from no sleep
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/6/2012 6:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: For those that slept
Name: (Posted: 1/5/2012 9:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .137.3.225)
Location: o
Comment: would love to see this on vinyl obviously..probly go for some doe but worth Slyce Can definitively make beats too aside from being an out of this world Tablist hopefully we get some nice cuts on these joints as well!
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2012 5:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 228.241.56)
Location: correctional institution
Comment: Another DOPE release on No Sleep Records! Does it ever stop?? Let's all hope it doesn't !! Black Gold would be a blast!
Name: (Posted: 1/1/2012 7:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 122.81.191)
Location: USA
Comment: @Verge Wasn't "Whutcha Want" on Cellar Sounds Vol. 1? I think this release is focusing on songs that weren't on Cellar Sounds. This looks ill!
Name: (Posted: 1/1/2012 6:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.153.200)
Location: da lowa
Comment: KA BOOM! more greatness from no sleep recordings. hoping for sum wax this year from no sleep
Name: (Posted: 1/1/2012 12:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 125.157.20)
Location: jersey city, new jerusalem
Comment: where's "What You Want n*gga" from the Echo Underground Airplay tape? Thats his best joint ever! Oh well, I'm copping this regardless. If you don't know by now, you should cop this, you won't be disappointed. Nice to see No Sleep still doin they thing.
Name: (Posted: 12/30/2011 8:09:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Miami Florida
Comment: Normally when an artist puts out as many songs as this guy has with The Cellar Sounds Serious I might think this is probably the leftover wack songs that they passed up on. But in this case Ran Reed has been consistant with the material he's blessed us with. And the fact that him and Nick Wiz's chemistry is reminiscent of Pete Rock and CL Smooth or Gangstar I'm gonna bet this is gonna be worth the money and the wait. I wonder how much more does Nick Wiz have in the vaults ? His work ethic is by far nothing less than consistantly brilliant.
Name: (Posted: 12/30/2011 5:42:00 AM; Partial IP: .250.6.175)
Location: Real HH
Comment: amazing, this is gold, thanks nick for give life to these classic. This reminds everyone how great he is hip hop classic
Name: (Posted: 12/30/2011 12:03:00 AM; Partial IP: .35.233.80)
Location: richmond USA
Comment: Yo I can't believe after all those volumes of Ran Reed classics they are gonna release a solo joint from this dude. I can't wait until this one drops I'm copping two just to keep 1 in plastic, this dude is A lyrical legend.
Name: (Posted: 12/29/2011 7:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 254.81.213)
Location: da neighborhood
Comment: Oh yeaaaaahhh. Geeked for the flavas.
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