Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Twenty years ago we set up a small mail order company called Suspect Packages, our aim to sell UK only Hip Hop. We started with mixtapes, as no-one else seemed to be promoting our shore's Hip Hop scene. From those tapes and many more the company grew into what it is today, and twenty years on we are still here! That just wouldn't have been possible without all your support and custom.
So basically, thank you so much for keeping us in business all these years, without you, the customer, that just wouldn't have been possible. Big up.
Super rare and up for grabs, a limited amount of Dirty Dike's Waste Of Beer / Strange James signed white label 12"s, only 200 made, and already sold out at source. Production comes from Mr Contstant and Pete Cannon, instrumentals also feature. Nuh sleep!
Finally with us on this festive day, the all new Jam Baxter double sided 7" Teeth Marks / SOI 36, featuring production from Chemo aka Telemachus, and lifted off their forthcoming album Mansion 38 on High Focus Records. A limited hand numbered full colour spined seven inch presentation. Check the second video off this splendid slice of wax below.
Here ya go folks, a special edition of the Suspect Packages Radio Show recorded live on Kane FM on Monday night, a two hour session of late 80's - mid 90's UK Hip Hop, rare and unreleased pressure all up in the mix, live from the crates. No talking, just back to back burners!
> Gunshot - Average New Yorker
> Construction - Untitled
> Neighbourhood Threat - Three Man Threat
> Forward Intense - Stated
> Jus Badd - Proud
> MC Flex - Make Ya Move
> Krispy 3 - Pure Facts
> Mykrophone - Takin' Out Suckers
> Skeleton - Disattach Ya'Self
> Deighton Task Force - In The Neighbourhood
> Lady Tame - Loud Ladies
> MC Fyre - Kold Rockin' The Crowd
> Bomb The Bass & Merlin - Megablast (Remix)
> The Brotherhood - Just A Manifestor
> Logic Control MC's - High Pursuit
> Son Of Noise - Ill Justice (Demo Version)
> MCD - How Many Miles?
> Atorie - It's My Time
> Chilli D & Dope Stuff - Chillin Wid Dope
> Rhymeside - Critical
> D To The K - Hard But Live
> The Dynamic MC's - I Feel Dynamic
> Huggy G. Jam - Raps The Last Means
> Direct Current MC's - Gangland Rap
> Militant Posture - Dawn Of Terror
> Cut 2 Kill - It's A Heat Up
> Sir Drew - Don't Take Away Our Hip Hop
> Cause In Effect - Some Bite The Bullet
> Twice The Trouble - Serious
> S.L.R. Crew - Life Is A Bitch
> Severe Carnage - The Struggle Continues
> MC Mell'O' - DETT Magic
> Original Offkey Yout' - Goin' On Dark
> D Marcus C - Freedom
> Rough Element - Criminal Behaviour
> Lords Of Rap - Fancy Your Chances
> Def Tex - Put It Back '92
> Blade - Nuclear Raw Fear
> Gunshot - Police
Phoenix Recordings lace us with fresh stock of Si Phili's excellent debut solo The 11th Hour, album of the year for us this one, so so dope. And also the Phili N Dotz debut album Phil N The Dotz, both bangin' albums and consistent sellers here at the SP bunker of sound. If you've not yet purchased either title, do yourself a favour. Here's a new video from Si Phili's album too, Scrollin' featuring Benjamin Zephaniah.
Looking for a last minute Xmas present? Then look no further than the last known copies of DJ MK's fully dope The Holy Grail - The Complete Series usb cassette, containing 37 of MK's legendary mixtapes, that's thirty seven mixtapes!! We don't have to go into how much of a don MK is on the scene, grab one of these for that sure shot crack attack.
Tonight on Kane FM 103.7 from 9-11pm gmt, a special edition of the Suspect Packages Radio Show, a two hour mix of rare and unreleased old skool UK Hip Hop, direct from the crates. Lock and load! It's #DisordasOldSkoolUKRapSpectacular
Oh shit, another warehouse find! A very small quantity mind, what you can see in the picture to be exact, the outstanding 2008 debut album The Gas from Nottingham producers The P Brothers. Featuring NYC legends Roc Marciano, Boss Money, Milano, Res Connected and $am Hill, get busy.
Another video it looks like we missed, Funeral, lifted off the forthcoming Babylon Dead album 2000 BD, coming next year on Real Life Drama Records.
Fresh through the door from the year 2010, one of the years most outstanding albums back in stock, the three man tag team of Rhyme Asylum and their Solitary Confinement 18 track full length cd. Fully banging from start to finish with beats from Chemo, The Returners, Al'Tarba, Engineer, Ill Fated, Hirolla, Think, DJ Butcher & Profound. Plus guests Ill Bill, Crooked I, DarkStar & Reain. A consistant seller here at Suspect Packages, and for good reason, so happy to be able to grab more stock as we thought they'd all gone, naturally we scooped up the remaining of them for you.
Back on the shelf, the all new Near Mint Vinyl Cleaning Solution, tried and tested to the max, a perfect Xmas gift for the vinyl collector! The bottles last a long time trust me, we've used ours most days and still not used up the first one, all come with a free cleaning cloth too. Fully recommended!
Yooo, we've just found three large sized Suspect Packages sweatshirts amongst some other stock. We thought these had all sold and have had a lot of people asking for more, there's also a couple of extra large, and small left too. First come first served on these, there'll be no reprint either.
Released today, twenty years after our very first tape release on Suspect Packages, here's Headsessions Soundsystem and their fifteen track Headucation Vol.1 tape with free download. A very limited pressing of 100 copies, conscious heavy bass driven dubwise sound system music for your mind, body and soul. Headucate yourself with this promo mix, we hope you like it.
Big and bad, ruff and tuff, the infamous and groundbreaking Hijack album The Horns Of Jericho : 25th Anniversary Edition is back in stock. This time round we've managed to scoop up the last few red, yellow & blue vinyl copies. If you missed the grey, white and black edition we had, now's your chance to cop this slice of Hip Hop history in all its remastered and repackaged glory. Such a great album that has almost certainly stood the test of time, I remember hearing this for the first time on a bootleg tape and it sending shivers up my spine, and it still has that effect! A monumental release indeed.
Fresh produce from Sika Records through the door right about now, three debut cd releases. First up is Holly Flo Lightly with her five track Apéritif EP, produced by King Bracket & Termite. Omus One with the full length fourteen track Desert Sands album, produced by Bambu Hands. And finally The Otha Guys, aka Wordsmiff Flip (formally Wordsmith) and Spitfire, and their ten track self titled The Otha Guys banger, with production from Hozay, Towa & NS1. Get to know, check out the videos below yo.
One of the banga's lifted off the Vicious Cycle EP from South London's Prince Rahdeaz. Short and sweet but dope as fu£%.
It gives me great pleasure to officially announce the next release to come on the Suspect Packages label...
Twenty years ago I released a tape, UK Hustlerz Vol.1, which in turn gave birth to Suspect Packages, still going strong today! So it seemed only right to mark the occasion with a brand new tape release.
Released on Monday 12th of December will be a 15 track album from Headsessions Soundsystem, a Reggae, Dubwise and Steppa collective from Southampton, focusing on heavyweight basslines and conscious vibes, a crew I can now call close friends since relocating to Winchester three years ago.
Their custom built sound system is immense, I've had the pleasure of rolling with these talented guys and playing on the sound over the last few years and not only do they know how to rock a dance right, but they also produce some great music too.
Headucation Vol.1 will be released on tape only, limited to 100 copies, and will also come with a free mp3 download. Cellophane wrapped and presented on tangerine orange cassettes, with full colour fold out artwork.
Hol' tight, this is soundsystem music, nah play pon nah tin pan set up!
Recorded live last night, DUB CHRONICLES #76 a two hour rootical bonanza with new and old releases, lots of classics up in the mix. Plus a chance to hear two exclusive tracks from the limited edition Headsessions Soundsystem release, coming on our very own Suspect Packages label. Big up for listening, and enjoy! Any messages and shout outs for next months show please leave them on the Mixcloud... Much respek one and all.
> Ambassa & Nichola Richards - As Long As I've Got You (Wakeditown Records 7")
> Ambassa - Dub Rules Everything Around Me (D.R.E.A.M.) (Wakeditown Records 7")
> Linval Thompson - Trod On (Dreadrive Muzik 7")
> Roberto Sanchez - Dub Version (Dreadrive Muzik 7")
> Mikey General - Ancient Order (Natural High Music 7")
> Kenrick Diggory - The Lion Flute (Coptic Lion 7")
> Kenrick Diggory - Dub Version (Coptic Lion 7")
> Twinkle Brothers - Praise Jah (Twinkle 7")
> Twinkle Riddim Section - Version (Twinkle 7")
> Burning Spear - Invasion (Island Records LP)
> Burning Spear - Black Wa-Da-Da (Invasion) (Dub Version) (Island Records 7")
> Martin Campbell - Babylon Come (Channel One UK LP)
> Sugar Minott - Sometime Girl (Wackies LP)
> Willie Williams - Rock On (Drum Street LP)
> Culture - Holy Mount Zion (Virgin LP)
> The Abyssinians - Satta Masagana (Heartbeat LP)
> Prince Buster All Stars - Sata Masa Gana (Earth Sound 10")
> Don Carlos - Ababa John I (Jackpot LP)
> Don Carlos - Bosrock Dub (Jamaican Recordings LP)
> Augustus Pablo - Rockers Mood (Rockers International 7")
> Rockers International Band - Jah School Dub (Rockers International 7")
> Trevor Castell - Cool & Deadly (Gorgon Records 7")
> Triston Palmer - Spliff Tail (Black Solidarity 7")
> Soul Syndicate - Spliff Dub (Black Solidarity 7")
> Triston Palmer - Joker Smoker (Nura 7")
> Dubamine ft. Triston Palmer - Joker Smoker (Dub-Stuy Records promo mp3)
> Headsessions Soundsystem - Sativa Steppa (Suspect Packages mp3)
> Dubbing Sun & Digid - War In The Ghetto (Bass Come Save Me promo mp3)
> Jah Melodie - This Iration (Roots Tribe LP)
> Slimmah Sound - Iration Dub (Roots Tribe LP)
> Zebby Blax - Roots Music (Akashic Records 7")
> Unitone - Dub Music (Akashic Records 7")
> Headsessions Soundsystem - Elephant Step (Suspect Packages mp3)
B-Line Recordings bring us fresh stock of the awesome Specifik album Eighty3 back to the racks, don't miss it, this album's tuff ya nuh! Features include Chrome, Oxygen, Doozer, Project Cee, Whirlwind D, Rola, Sol Zalez, Uncle Mic Nitro, Jibberish, Junior Disprol, Alikazam, Cosm, DJ Krash Slaughta, DJ Tones, Jabbathakut and Miracle.
Plus a fresh new video from label mate Whirlwind D lifted off his recently released Other Side album. The Tufkut produced Crew Call, that also features Rola, Habitat, El Tel The Dopeness and Chrome & Illinspired.
Live tonight on Kane FM 103.7, the 76th Dub Chronicles broadcast from 7 till 9pm (gmt). I'll be running some early roots releases alongside a few newer nuggets too. Plus there's another chance to hear some of the forthcoming Suspect Packages release, due for release very soon folks, 15 tracks, only 100 copies being manufactured, Headucation. Hol' tight!
Back in stock, another cracking classic album release, this time from 2004, the debut from producer Evil Ed. Here we have limited double gatefold vinyl of The Enthusiast, plus CD copies too, both at knocked down prices, bonus! Guests onboard this monumental release include Ricochet, Jehst, Asaviour, Tommy Evans, Junior Disprol, Kyza, Yungun, The Colony, Doc Brown, Microdisiacs and many more. Here's a video below for Nico Suave off the album, grab a copy at a dope price whilst the stash lasts yo.
Jam Baxter on a wave in Bangkok with Chemo, it can only mean their new album Mansion 38 is coming, here's the first taster, Soi 36 lifted of a double sided 7" landing 15th December, High Focus Records.
Another bangin' video from Kingpin's Art Of Survival album, here's the opening track Where You At produced by OT Scoundrel, and cut up by DJ Shorty.