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Shout Out New York X United Crates Present: Box Of Chocolates Mixtape @UnitedCrates @ShoutOutNewYork

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I know that Valentine’s Day was yesterday but in the words of Andre 3000, “Everyday is the 14th!” The Vinylcologist showed his turntables some love and created another dope mix for us to rock to. If you’re unfamiliar with the Vinylcologist (aka United Crates), check out his soundcloud page and get familiar.

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UNITED CRATES X SHOUT OUT NEW YORK Present: BIG Blends (Ready To Die 20th Anniversary) Mixtape

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In celebration of the Notorious BIG‘s (Biggie) 20th Anniversary of “Ready to Die”, The Vinylcologist (@UnitedCrates) put together another dope mix (Walter White style). This release features twenty instrumentals featuring every song, from the READY TO DIE OG and Remastered Edition released in 1994 & 2004, with a few bonus b-side instrumentals all blended with 90’s RnB and Hip Hop acapellas. Major ups to @ShoutoutNewYork and @UnitedCrates for bringing us this hip hop goodness!

The Vinylcologist – BIG Blends (Ready To Die 20th Anniversary) Mixtape1. BIG – Intro
2. Things Done Changed / Casserine – Why Not Take All of Me
3. Gimme The Loot / Simple E – Play My Funk
4. Machine Gun Funk / Shanice – It’s For You feat. Brett Bouldin
5. Warning / Monica – Ain’t Nobody feat. Treach
6. Ready To Die / Davina – So Good
7. One More Chance (Stay With Me Remix) – Beastie Boys – Hold it, Now Hit it
8. The What / Sudden Change – Comin’ on Strong feat. Mic Professor
9. Juicy / Mary J Blige – Love is All We Need feat. NAS
10. Everyday Struggles / Groove Theory – Tell Me
11. Me and My Bitch / TLC – Creep
12. Big Poppa / Monifah – You (Remix) feat. Panama PI and McGruff
13. Respect / Skindeep – No More Games feat. Lil Kim
14. Friend of Mine – Total – What You Want feat Ma$e
15. Unbelievable / Alfonzo Hunter – Just The Way Players Play feat. Erick Sermon
16. Suicidal Thoughts / Nicole Wray – Make It Hot
17. Just Playin’ (Dreams) – Tara Kemp
18. Something BIG / SWV – Someone feat Puff Daddy
19. One More Chance (Hip Hop Remix) / Dred Scott – Check The Vibe
20. Big Poppa (So So Def Remix) / Intro – Funny How Time Flies

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@SHOUTOUTNEWYORK X @UNITEDCRATES Present: @Raekwon – #TheLinxstrumentals #OB4CL

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This classic Raekwon album, Only Built For Cuban Linx turns drinking age today. That’s 21 for you smart/dumb motherfuc****. I thought it would be dope to repost this classic mix featuring the album’s instrumentals/originals and some other goodies. The Vinylcologist aka United Crates (7th Boro contributor and one hell of a DJ) created this for the 20th anniversary but I feel like it didn’t get the props it deserved. Play this shit. Enjoy this shit.

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The Vinylcologist – The Empire Plan (Deluxe Edition) @UnitedCrates

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Major ups to the Vinylcologist fro writing, producing, and for adding the cuts to this project. This joint initially dropped in 2011 but it’s new to me. Listen.

Originally soft released in 2010-2011 as a digital stream only, the debut album from The Vinylcologist was made entirely on an EPS16+ to ensure the highest underground quality. The new 2016 version will feature exclusive new songs an some bonus songs that could not fit on the original release. This new version will see a deluxe CD release and 2LP bundle complete with instrumentals and extras.
Thank you all for your continued support over the years.
“Midi It Savant” full length follow up coming shortly.

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@ShoutOutNewYork X @UnitedCrates Present: The Gza – The Swordstrumentals Chess Piece & Mixtape

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I’m real excited to announce this exclusive release courtesy of the fam over at ShoutOutNewYork. If you’re not familiar with S.O.N.Y, it’s a different kind of hip hop experience. They bring you rarities, exclusives, and extraordinary merchandise that you can’t get anywhere else. They’ve really outdone themselves with this one.

As you all know, The classic Gza album, Liquid Swords, dropped twenty years ago as of yesterday. ShoutOutNewYork is offering an exclusive mix (if you know the Vinylcologist, than you already know it’s heat!), a limited edition T-shirt, and a Liquid Swords inspired chess piece flash drive. This here ladies and gentleman is a go. I already copped one of these. Check out the pictures below and go get that before it’s too late. Bless.

You can purchase the T-Shirt, Chess Piece, and Mix here.

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You can purchase the T-Shirt, Chess Piece, and Mix here.

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@UnitedCrates – I Let Nas Down (Beat Submission Edition)

I told you I would drop this Labor Day Weekend, so here it is. This is a 7th BORO Exclusive.

Have you ever thought, what would it be like to get your original beats and instrumentals to one of the greatest to ever do it? Someone who has inspired you year after year from their existence? I had this chance fall in my lap, and regardless of what happened, it’s still exciting to share this story. Why put these out in this fashion you ask? Nobody has done anything like this before and that’s what I specialize in. Enough of the cheezy build up, as BIG or Ja would say… “I got a story to tell.”

Summer 2012:
Nas is set to perform on Friday Nov. 9th 2012 at The Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. This will be a one off tour date promoting the “Life is Good” album feat. Jadakiss and Jhene Aiko.
Part of me wants to attend but I’ve never really been a show goer as they say. Hip hop shows don’t ever sound even close to the record, some better than others. I did have a connect to the promoter and was still sitting on a stash of instrumentals that were created solely and specifically for my personal hip hop hero. I kept asking myself…should I cash in the favors I’m owed and make the call to get these tickets? I passed.

Long story short, The venue catches a violation 2 weeks before the show VIA an EDM/Dubstep party. To top it off the promoter also receives a fine from The City of Albany for problems with the show attendees and lurkers outside of the show. If you recall a few months earlier, The Migos show was plagued with problems, people getting jumped, girls getting beat up in the restroom buy security, and an all out riot broke out where people got stabbed and cut up like NYC in the late 70’s

The Nas show is questionable at this point. Albany and it’s executives are pushing back and choose to suspend all performances and shows until further notice.
Opportunity knocked, so we answered. After all, why let a dope Nastradamus show that a ton of people were looking forward to go to waste? We under cut them and stole the show literally.

New Show Date:
Skipping the commentary on all the opening performers, Nas is set to hit the stage in 1/2 hour. I’m starting to get antsy and overly hyped that we booked this show. What songs will he perform? How long will his set last? I couldnt stop my mind from racing.

Nas takes the stage at 10:00, He performed a bunch of the obvious jams and then ripped the roof off the place with an Illmatic montage. Nasty to Nas, and Nas to Escobar has the entire crowd in the palm of his hands. I can’t lie, I almost teared up when he performed “Daughters”. We all know how descriptive and influencial he is. I felt like I was growing old with him, that’s how much the song meant to me knowing my two little girls were snug in their beds.

There was a limited number of Meet and Greet passes, and I was super surprised to hear that only one person wanted to drop $150 to meet the man himself. Seemed real reasonable to meet someone so legendary. I wasn’t paying that shit, but I did have a few pieces of vinyl to get signed, including the holy grail, Illmatic LP, and had a CD of 20 beats slipped inside the sleeve to give to one of the greatest rappers to ever hold a mic.

After the show was over my cousin told me to lay low and that someone would come get me when the coast was clear backstage. I had no clue what i was in for. After about 10 minutes I’m on my way in to meet Nasir. This is one of the rare moments where I was totally start struck. Right before I entered the green room his tour manager made a statement. “This is not the time to go pushing your demo or asking for favors, etcetra.” I agreed, and said ” I guess he won’t be needing these” and pulled the beat CD out of the “Hate Me Now” case and proceeded to put it in my pocket and he was like “Wait, what is that?” “A beat disc I made to give to NAS”. He then told me that he would make sure to get the disc to him.

I never heard back from Nas or his TM. The actual question here is… did he even get the beats? I would never know. Producers are faced with this dilemma everyday, so do your go to beatsmith a favor and give him the feedback he may need to make the best decisions on his creations.

Do you think Nas would pass on an entire disc of gems catered specifically? Would they sound good with his vocal laying in the cut? I guess we’ll never know.

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@SHOUTOUTNEWYORK X @UNITEDCRATES Present: @Raekwon – #TheLinxstrumentals #OB4CL20th

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I remember the first track I heard off Only Build 4 Cuban Linx. It was during a Funkmaster Flex interview with Raekwon and Glaciers was playing in the background. I rewinded that so many times just to hear that Glaciers beat in the background. I can’t believe that was twenty years ago. The purple tape has a become a legendary relic in hip hop. True fans of the genre own the original tape and protect it like the holy grail.

This here is what I would call a masterpiece, created by none other than @UnitedCrates (The Vinylcologist). If you’ve ever heard any of his mixtapes, you know the quality and effort he puts in. Enjoy this and most importantly. Share it.

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@ShoutoutNewYork X @UnitedCrates Present: Ol’ Dirty Bastard – ODB-Sides #ODBsides #ODB20

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United Crates (aka The Vinylcologist) and S.O.N.Y. are back at it with another dope mix! This time United Crates is blessing us with Ol’ Dirty Bastard: The ODB-Sides in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ODB’s Return to the 36 Chambers album. This is a collection of ODB hits, freestyles, and rarities that United Crates has so graciously compiled for us into one mix……for free at that! (No food stamps necessary!) Make sure to check this mix out and share it with your fellow hip hop heads.

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@UnitedCrates X @ShoutOutNewYork: Action Bronson – Back to the Future Mixtape @ActionBronson

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United Crates (The Vinylcologist) and Shout Out New York are back with another mixtape that is sure to whet your palate! That’s chef language for, “this mixtape is gonna fuck your head up!” Crates and S.O.N.Y. pay homage to the big homie out of Queens, Action Bronson. Those who are fans of Bronzolino know that he’s not only a chef in the studio but a chef in the kitchen. Shout out to him and to @UnitedCrates for blessing us with yet another dope mix. Salute!

Earlier today marked the 4 year anniversary of Action Bronson’s Dr. Lecter album being released to Itunes. While most everyone didn’t remember, I made sure to. We all watched as the once unknown chef from Flushing, Queens grew as an artist, performer, weed connoisseur, TV show host, and most of all an important figure in hip hop culture. From dabs to fine olive oils Bam Bam has helped hip hop progress. Hop up in the 850 and Time travel with Bronson and myself on a journey from his early days to his current flames, with one offs, exclusive blends, rare b sides, and some of everyone’s favorites. Post, RT, Insta, whateva. Let’s help the Action fans of today know the Bronson of yesterday.

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