It was truly an honor to be asked to do this mix of classic rare hip-hop joints, most of which are 90s demo tracks that never saw the light of day til now via Chopped Herring Records in the UK. Fly Fishing 2 includes never released joints from Masta Ace, Action Bronson, J-Zone, L Da Head Toucha, Keith Murray, and many more. This label is doing great work putting this quality music out after 20+ years… Plus the artwork was exclusively done by the legendary graffiti artist, KEO. There is a limited edition cassette copy of Fly Fishing 2 (150 copies) available until they are all gone. If you’re into collecting cool hip-hop related items, do not sleep. This one is worth having.
Oronde was one of the few people in the club industry I knew for sure I could trust. When we worked together, he always tried to make sure I was treated fairly and he frequently expressed that me and Illvibe Collective deserved so much more than Philadelphia gave us. He was really a champion for creative DJs and good music overall. His friendship meant so much to me because he was around in the scene for years before I was even of age to go clubbing and he personally knew all the DJs that were icons to me. His cosign gave me the confidence to be myself behind the turntables. Not to mention countless hours discussing music, books, black manhood, history, and so much more. I was even giving him some private DJ lessons from time to time. One of the few people I didn’t scoff at when he asked me to help him learn. He was the real deal and it really hurts that he’s not here anymore… Love and miss you bro.
I’m so proud to have an opportunity to share my homie’s new music with you all. The Bul Bey is an Illvibe affiliate who is super underrated if you ask me. His new single on Illvibe Media, Where I’m From, has been getting major love from WXPN, Hip Hop Since 1987, Okayplayer, and more. Check out the video below and support via iTunes or Amazon and look out for his full length album coming September 22nd.