Iller Regime Recordings has teamed up with 25 To Life and DWG to proudly present:
INTELLIGENT HOODLUM/ TRAGEDY - "BLACK RAGE DEMOS"
Check the snippets and then head over to DWG to order your copy now!
Here ya go - a quick surprise vinyl release in conjunction with Tragedy's 25 To Life and Iller Regime Recordings we are now taking pre-orders!Many of you will have heard the original versions of "Death Row" and "At Large" - well, the opportunity arose for us to get involved in a 25 To Life approved pressing of these tracks, plus the previously unheard demo of "Pump The Funk". These original versions were due to appear on Trag's unreleased/controversial 2nd album "Black Rage" (1992), but A&M Records got cold balls and decided to change the title to "Saga Of A Hoodlum"(1993) change the tracklist and remix some of the tracks (we have put the 3 previously available album 'remixes' on the flip).The "Black Rage Demos" are sought after (previously only available as crusty dubs from Westwood's Capital Rap Show) and production wise are closer to Trag's earlier work, the depressing original mix of "Death Row" is genius and the venomous production of the original "At Large" is nothing short of amazing - Trag holds no bars. The original "Pump The Funk" (this was originally named "Shit For Your System") is totally different to the final version with a stripped back beat for the jeeps.Special thanks to Iller Regime Recordings for hooking up the audio (infamous QBC aficionado) and Robbie at http://www.unkut.com/ for putting us in contact with Trag.... hopefully one day the remaining lost album tracks will see the light of day, tracks like "Adolesents At War", "Black Rage" and the anti-cop "Bullet" are just too good to be lost in the A&M vaults!
.... hopefully one day the remaining lost album tracks will see the light of day, tracks like "Adolesents At War", "Black Rage" and the anti-cop "Bullet" are just too good to be lost in the A&M vaults!
DWG009 - INTELLIGENT HOODLUM / TRAGEDY - 'BLACK RAGE DEMOS' (sticker sleeve / limited to 250 hand numbered copies)
Containing 3 previously unreleased Intelligent Hoodlum / Tragedy tracks (together with the 3 final album versions on the flipside) re-mastered for optimum audio quality. This release is endorsed by 25 To Life and will directly benefit Trag who is now (fresh outta Sing Sing) working on new projects to revitalise his career.
First 75 orders will be on marbled red vinyl with sleeves signed by Tragedy (strictly one coloured vinyl/signed sleeve per customer)
1: Death Row
2: At Large
3: Pump The Funk
SIDE A - ORIGINAL VERSIONS
SIDE B - ALBUM VERSIONS
COST = £25.00 GBP PER COPY + POSTAGE COSTS
(shipping anticipated as commencing the weekend of August 30th, 2010)
To place your order simply work out your total and send payment to email@example.com