Years Ago

Music, The Good Old Days

Attention vinyl collectors! The good people at Dope Folks Records are re-releasing Oakland MC Casual’s slept-on 1997 sophomore album Meanwhile… on limited edition vinyl (only 350 copies).  The follow-up to his classic debut Fear Itself is hard-to-find in physical form—it was originally released only on cassette and then independently on a short run of CDs. So this is a real collector’s item, especially for Hieroglyphics fans. Check out “Years Ago” above, and cop the vinyl here.


Oh, and if you want to stream or download Meanwhile… right now, the cassette version of the whole album is available on Bandcamp.

Valentine Rhymes


I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable hip-hop fan, but I gotta admit, this mix of rare late ’80s/early ’90s rap ballads and love songs compiled by Dope Folks Records has mad shit on it that I’ve never heard before. Really enjoying it so far, hope you do too. Stream/download above, and peep the track list below…

Valentine’s Mix: Rare Rap Ballads & Love Songs

1. Def IV: Obsession
2. Makeba & Skratch: Tear Drops
3. Bolaji: I want you
4. Foundation 7: Love Ain’t Like This
5. MC Blabber: I Dig Her Much
6. Rock La Flow: Love Song
7. Double K: Let me Get Close To You
8. Supreme Nyborn: Freak The Sax
9. Kaotic Stylin’ Let’s Get it On
10. 5ive O Posse: One More Try
11. Ram Luv: Step 2 Her
12. Another Smooth Alliance: What U Mean To Me
13. Too Brown: Silly Love Songs
14. Bizzie Boyz: I Think I’m In Love
15. Little Shawn: I Made Love 4 The Every First Time
16. Brothers 4 The Struggle: Miss Right
17. Kings of Pressure: Call Me On The Telephone
18. Two King In A Cipher: You Know How to Make Me