Older Zealous (aka The Vinylcologist/United Crates) hit me with this gem featuring Mista Pigz. This one is off the upcoming album, The Empire Plan 2. Look out for that here on the 7th Boro.
Mista Pigz and The Vinylcologist (aka United Crates) put together the ultimate love song that would make 311 and The Cure proud. Upstate Hip Hop is in full effect. Listen.
Grab yourself a creme brûlée stout, a Garcia & Vega cigar, and pump this smooth shit from the Vinylcologist. Don’t get Woozy!
Hip Hop connoisseur, The Vinylcologolist (@UnitedCrates), is known for speaking with his hands. However, he does like to pick up the mic and bless us every once in a while. Here’s some new goodness from the big homie upstate. Listen.
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.
You can purchase the T-Shirt, Chess Piece, and Mix here.
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.
Make sure to visit Shout Out New York and sign up for future exclusives and hip hop rarities.
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.
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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You can’t enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey unless you have All the Fixins! When the Vinylcologist (@UnitedCrates) isn’t busy dropping dope posts, he’s destroying the Technics and bringing you ill mix tapes like this one. The Vinylcologist (@UnitedCrates) blessed us with his picks of the year for underground hip hop and and B-sides putting them into a mix. This version features music from Action Bronson, B Real, Sean Price, Blu, Troy Ave, and Your Old Droog just to name a few. If you’re snowed in, stuck at work, or just chillin, put this on blast and enjoy what is Vinyl’s birthday present to himself every year. For more info on how the series started, tag and follow @ShoutOutNewYork and #ATF7 for fun facts all day today.
1. Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild – Street Hop feat. Troy ave and Retch
2. Jeru The Damaga – The Hammer
3. Esoteric and Stu Bangas – The Danger feat. Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz and Apathy
4. M.O.P. – 187
5. DJ JS1 – Pay Attention feat Soul Khan
6. Atmosphere – What They Sittin For?
7. Army Of The Pharoahs – Symerians
8. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Shitsville Interlude
9. Your Old Droog – No Message feat. Rast RFC
10. L’ Orange – Mind vs. Matter feat. Homeboy Sandman
11. Blu – The Return
12. Rast RFC – The Good, The Bad, and Me
13. LuvJones – In My Soul feat. J57, Donwill, and Mike Maven
14. The Roots – Black Rock feat. Dice Raw
15. Statik Selektah – Long Time feat. Action Bronson
16. Diamond D – Jose Fleciano
17. Dilated Peoples – Let Ya Thoughts Fly Away
18. Stu Bangas and Blacastan – Throat Chop
19. Sa Roc – Assassins Sound
20. Step Brothers – Buzzin Away
21. Random Axe – Scum
22. Statik Selektah – Drunk and High feat. NORE, Termanology, and Reks
23. Curren$y – E.T. feat. B Real
In celebration of the Notorious BIG‘s (Biggie) 20th Anniversary of “Ready to Die”, The Vinylcologist (@UnitedCrates) put together another dope mix (Walter White style). This release features twenty instrumentals featuring every song, from the READY TO DIE OG and Remastered Edition released in 1994 & 2004, with a few bonus b-side instrumentals all blended with 90’s RnB and Hip Hop acapellas. Major ups to @ShoutoutNewYork and @UnitedCrates for bringing us this hip hop goodness!
The Vinylcologist – BIG Blends (Ready To Die 20th Anniversary) Mixtape1. BIG – Intro
2. Things Done Changed / Casserine – Why Not Take All of Me
3. Gimme The Loot / Simple E – Play My Funk
4. Machine Gun Funk / Shanice – It’s For You feat. Brett Bouldin
5. Warning / Monica – Ain’t Nobody feat. Treach
6. Ready To Die / Davina – So Good
7. One More Chance (Stay With Me Remix) – Beastie Boys – Hold it, Now Hit it
8. The What / Sudden Change – Comin’ on Strong feat. Mic Professor
9. Juicy / Mary J Blige – Love is All We Need feat. NAS
10. Everyday Struggles / Groove Theory – Tell Me
11. Me and My Bitch / TLC – Creep
12. Big Poppa / Monifah – You (Remix) feat. Panama PI and McGruff
13. Respect / Skindeep – No More Games feat. Lil Kim
14. Friend of Mine – Total – What You Want feat Ma$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
I can’t believe it’s already been ten years since Al dropped his 1st Infantry album. Major shout outs to the good folks over at Upnorthtrips for putting this together and for being our Hip Hop memory museum. Major ups to NY’s own Vinylcologist (@UnitedCrates) for this mix. This one will be in heavy rotation for a minute.
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