Wednesday, March 3, 2021

GRR Closing - Thanks for your support

After 15 years of releasing music, Gentleman’s Relief Records (GRR) is closing this month. The label has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and I’m really happy with everything it accomplished - it’s now time to focus on some other things.

Thank you all very much for your incredible support, which has enabled the label to continue and grow. I really appreciate it. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know so many passionate fans of the music over the years.

Once again, thank you for everything. I hope you’re able to continue enjoying the music released on GRR!

Henry

Monday, December 21, 2020

Mathematik - H2O Vinyl EP [GRR046]

One of the finest artists to emerge from the 90s independent hip hop scene, Toronto MC Mathematik stood out from the crowd with his reflective and intricately crafted wordplay on classic releases such as the Down To Erf EP and Ecology LP. This tradition continues on the H2O EP, featuring Math's trademark meticulous flow over ethereal production from Debonair P. Featuring 4 new tracks + 4 remixes, on black vinyl in a picture cover - limited to 250 copies.

Debonair P - Limited Vinyl Megamix pt. 2


 

A mix of 64 more tracks that appeared on limited vinyl releases over the past few years. Peep the tracklist after the jump.

Nick Wiz - Cellar Extras Part 2 CD [GRR045]


From the seemingly bottomless vaults of producer Nick Wiz, 21 more quality 90s bangers available on official CD for the first time! Featuring artists such as Rakim, Ran Reed, Pudgee, Cella Dwellas and many more. These songs previously appeared mostly as exclusives on the 10 year strong Cellar Selections vinyl series, but they were too nice not to make them available on CD too. This essential document of the mid-90s NJ/NYC scene is limited to 500 copies, don't sleep!

1. PUDGEE - “SWING IT LIKE THIS” [1994]
2. RAKIM - “MAN WITH A GUN” [2002]
3. DARC MIND - “FEMME FATALE (ALTERNATE VERSION)” [1996]
4. ZOODIZOO - “PARTNERS IN CRIME” [1995] +
5. EMSKEE FEAT. SNYPA AND TAYLOR MADE - “ONE BY ONE” [1994]
6. MADHOUSE - “FOR THE HARDCORE (ORIGINAL VERSION)” [1992]
7. NATIVE ASSASSINS - “ACT LIKE YOU KNOW” [1992]
8. MARTYSE - “THIS IS FOR THE...” [1995]
9. PRYME TYME - “YA'LL DIDN'T KNOW” [1998]
10. LSD - “FLIP THE SCRIPT” [1994]
11. QUANNIE - “UPLIFTED” [1994]
12. RAN REED FEAT. U.G. (CELLA DWELLAS) - “NO GAMES” [1998]
13. PUDGEE - “HISTORY (ORIGINAL VERSION)” [1997]
14. DONNY DIZZLE - “PUT ‘EM UP HIGH” [1997]
15. SHABAAM SAHDEEQ - “MY WORDS” [1996]
16. DIZASTER - “HARDBODY” [1995]
17. ZOODIZOO - “JANE DOE” [1995] +
18. SHABAAM SAHDEEQ - “KNOCKIN’ HEADS” [1993]
19. APB FEAT. EMSKEE - “ONE STRIKE” [1993]
20. RAN REED - “MURDEROUS FLOW (FIRST REMIX)” [1997]
21. CELLA DWELLAS - “TROUBLE” [1999]

Emskee: The Complex Engineer CD [GRR044]


This release compiles the early-mid 90s work of Emskee, the Complex Engineer from New Jersey. Featuring top-notch braggadocio rhyming over classic had-nodding production by Nick Wiz. All material is on CD for the very first time and 6 of the tracks have been released from Emskee's vault for the first time! Released in association with Diggers With Gratitude.

1. 55 GALLONS A BULLSHIT (REMIX)
2. BLACK BOYS, BASEBALL CAPS & BEEPERS
3. NO PROPS
4. DIANA KING PROMO #1
5. FUNKY HIT RECORDS (REMIX)
6. NO IMAGE
7. DIANA KING PROMO #2 (FEAT. ERIC GARNETT)
8. MAKE ME HAPPY
9. I DON’T DISS NOBODY
10. 16 TRACK MIND (REMIX)
11. SHUT THE FUCK UP
12. ON POINT
13. I FEEL GOOD
14. YOU CAN’T SLEEP
15. YOU’RE DEAD WRONG
16. HOW ‘BOUT YOU
17. I GET DOWN (LIKE THIS)
18. GET BACK

Catching Up: Godfather Don + Debonair P - Mission

Bonus track I appeared on (produced by Godfather Don) taken from the Godfather Don & Parental LP 'Osmosis'. I provided tracks on a couple of the other tracks on the release too, check it out!

Catching Up: Nick Wiz - Cellar Extras Part 1 CD [GRR043]

 

By popular demand, twenty more quality 90s bangers produced by Nick Wiz available on official CD for the first time! Featuring artists such as the Cella Dwellas, Pudgee, Ran Reed, Rakim and many more. These songs previously appeared mostly as exclusives on the 10 year strong Cellar Selections vinyl series, but they were too nice not to make them available on CD too. This essential document of the mid-90s NJ/NYC scene is limited to 500 copies, don't sleep!

Tracklist:
1. CELLA DWELLAS - “RHYME NO MORE” (1998)
2. PUDGEE FEAT. HOSTILE - “GET DOWN” (1995)
3. SHADOWZ IN DA DARK - “DA SEQUEL” (1996)
4. ZOODIZOO - “WE ON BEYOND” (1995)
5. EMSKEE - “BRING IT” (1995)
6. MADHOUSE - “FUNKMASTER FLEX PROMO” (1993)
7. SHABAAM SAHDEEQ - “CURRENCY” (1998)
8. RAN REED FEAT. ALMIGHTY STAR & DOUBLE R - “WE GOT THE RAW” (1997)
9. TROSS - “MAKE IT HAPPEN” (1998)
10. NAUTILUS - “UNTITLED #2 (ORIGINAL VERSION)” (1994)
11. DIZASTER - “INFILTRATE” (1995)
12. ZOODIZOO - “THE ZOODIZOO THEME” (1995)
13. RAN REED FEAT. NATIVE ASSASSINS & MADHOUSE - “THE CELLAR SESSION” (1993)
14. QUANNIE - “DON’T TRY” (1994)
15. MADHOUSE - “HOW DEEP” (1993)
16. RAKIM - “ONCE UPON A RHYME (ORIGINAL VERSION)” (1995)
17. APB - “NO MORE GAMES” (1993)
18. IMPERIAL - “MINE IS MINE” (1995)
19. CELLA DWELLAS - “WE GOT IT HEMMED (ORIGINAL VERSION)” (1994)
20. WORDSWORTH, A.L. SKILLZ & J-TREDS - “UNDERGROUND AIRPLAY CYPHER” (1997)