To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day/Black Friday, Coalmine Records is pleased to release a special-edition 7-inch version of Heltah Skeltah’s 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 Shuko’s funky instrumental, as Ruck drops concrete flows while Rock communicates with animals. And that’s just the A-Side. On the B-Side, you’ll find the haunting remix produced by the Grammy-winning, M-Phazes. Fans of his work may recognize this joint from Coalmine’s 2012 remix compilation, ‘Phazed Out.’

Blu is joined on the mic by hard-hitting trio Bishop Lamont, Torae, and Skyzoo on “Giant Steps,” which boasts cuts from the remarkable DJ Revolution, while singer Shateish appears on soulful opener “The Truth.” Blu then sits it out on “To The East,” as he lets Definite, TriState, Mickey Factz, and Johaz command the bruising track. And as a bonus, the EP boasts a colossal flip of “Atlantis,” courtesy of J57 on production, with Akie Bermiss belting out a fiery hook. Also comes equipped with the instrumental and acapella passes of “The Man,” and the instrumental for “Heaven on Earth.”

From the album: Seventy Nine (Coalmine Records), CD and Vinyl LP Gold shipping.
Song produced by: DJ Concept

Blu is joined on the mic by hard-hitting trio Bishop Lamont, Torae, and Skyzoo on “Giant Steps,” which boasts cuts from the remarkable DJ Revolution, while singer Shateish appears on soulful opener “The Truth.” Blu then sits it out on “To The East,” as he lets Definite, TriState, Mickey Factz, and Johaz command the bruising track. And as a bonus, the EP boasts a colossal flip of “Atlantis,” courtesy of J57 on production, with Akie Bermiss belting out a fiery hook. Also comes equipped with the instrumental and acapella passes of “The Man,” and the instrumental for “Heaven on Earth.”

On blue vinyl! The track is led by hip-hop architect C.L. Smooth, who delivers his mission statement as soon as he touches the mic: “I’m here to hit ’em with that sure-to-be-a-classic.” He drives that point home with sincere, sharp rhymes about both his legacy in the game and his future plans to keep creating. “Perfect Timign” features Skyzoo with production from M-Phazes. Pretty dope lineup indeed.

New release from Coalmine Records! Planet Asia and DJ Concept’s collective effort helped structure the framework heard throughout Seventy Nine, which is that of a classic ‘79 Seville that narrates their journey. Each track crackles and fades into the next like you’re moving the radio dial, which allows for the smooth transitions within the album. Featuring TriState, Marvelous Mag, Sean Price, Blu, Agallah, John Robinson, SmooVth, DJ Revolution, DJ Pain 1, and DJ Devastate – nice! Album download card and 12″ insert included.
CD also available for pre-order.

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. Limited to 500 copies in a color-in-color configuration, equipped with a digital download card.