Sunday, February 28, 2010

Illasophic

All Deadly Jizzm High Definition MC


There are a number of truly crucial and classic albums that are included in the LA Good Life/Project Blowed circle. Freestyle Fellowship's To Whom It May Concern and Innercity Griots are a couple. Volume 10's Hip Hopera and The Nonce's World Ultimate are a couple more. Project Blowed, Beneath the Surface, Cater To the DJ, Declassified, etc... You get the picture. Jizzm's Illasophic Vol. 1.5 is another, if overlooked, record that deserves to be credited among the greats. This 1998 expansion of the original Illasopic Vol 1 tape plays like a crash-course in late '90's LA underground 101, with MC Jizzm acting as the only constant. Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, ATU, Kali 9, Anonymous, Blak Forest, Beneath the Surface, Shape Shifters, Onomatopoeia, Brothers Manifesto, The Mystics, GPAC, CVE, and OMD are among the various crews representing on this 20-track cd. I bought this at the awesome Seattle indie hip hop shop Jam Records back when I was just beginning to dip my feet into the "underground hip hop movement", and it remains to me a testament to the amazing pool of talent LA and Project Blowed had to offer. Beyond that, it demonstrates what a ingenuitive battler and poetic emcee Jizzm can be. This is classic material; not to be missed. If you haven't yet heard this album, now is the time.

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Illasophic Vol. 1.5 

32 comments:

  1. Thanks for this one, Jizzm really is hella dope! His albums were always like a compilation only featuring the finest MCs...

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  2. Yes indeed, he has good taste in mc's for sure...

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  3. IDK where to drop this, but here's a link to the CVE - Gotta Cum Up (1999) its says you're lookin for (don't know if u meant a hardcopy)

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S5NBFECD

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  4. yo. this is a great blog.
    we just started a similiar one at ghettotyylit.blogspot.com

    i uploaded the Illasophic (vol 1.0) tracks for you, the ones that are only on the cassette version. some of the best tracks in there. here ya go:

    http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/8462866/file.html

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  5. Holy Fuck!! Thanks!!!
    This is awesome, I never thought I'd get to hear this. Wow.
    I came across your site just today in fact. Awesome, You have some truly rare shit. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Thanks again holmes, let me know if there's anything out there you're looking for!

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  6. hey!
    no prob, bro.
    yeah, a few of us here who got a lot of rare stuff. ain't just been putting it up there much yet.
    yeah i'll let u know if there's something i'm looking for. thanks! and thank you for the Tray Loc - Jean post. that shit is crazy (can't wait for the download site to get back from maintenance).
    later!

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  7. Hey MoonlitMan, I went ahead and reupped Jean on MU, so you should have no issues now with it!
    Later!
    JD

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  8. Holy sh...
    The Illasophic Vol 1 tape!
    Thanks a ton...

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  9. Thanx fo' the bonus tracks, and one more question: the track Lost Angels has 2 different featured artist according to discogs. On Illasophic 1 it features Oemac (havent the slightest idea who could be him/her) and on 1,5 Vixxen appears. So if the 2 tracks differs from each other, could you please up the og version too from the Illasophic 1...? I dont wanna be greedy, im just excited about this phantom, Oemac... thank you:)

    Erik

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    1. Oemac is cameo backwards which is Vixxxen's real first name

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  10. Hi Erik!
    These bonus tracks came from MoonlitMan over at Ghetto Tyylit, so you might want to contact him about this mystery. But if I had to guess, Oemac might be Vixxen's original name.

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  11. This upload is great and I think it is the outcome of the very few tracks that Kali 9 recorded as a crew since Jizzm, Slant, Puzoozoo, Cameo (Vixxen) all were in this crew. But apart of the already mentioned mc's. Kali 9 also included other members: Basyk Emcee, Faymous Emcee, Othawize (on occasion), Ocean (Female Emcee), Murs, Khynky Rhead, Anacron, Hymnself, Diverse (Female emcee), Koolu (Vixxen's sis), Puzoozoo Watt and Jah Orah.

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  12. Sorry... Diverse was a producer not female emcee

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  13. Oh and another thing... Cali 9 recorded a bunch of shit which, until this day, have remained unreleased but if someone could reach out to Ted Cheung aka slanteyes as Doggystyle records he should be able to leak these tracks...

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  14. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that an off-branch crew of Kali 9 called Table of Contents, consisting of Basyk and his homy faymous recorded some interesting stuff too

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  15. I would love to hear any and all of that stuff! I'll see what I can do about getting ahold of something...
    There's a clip of Table of Contents at the good life on u tube, but they are listed as "lowlyfes" or something like that.

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  16. Ahh, so Cameo is Vixxen's alias. Thanks for sharing these infos!

    Erik

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  17. is it possible to re-upload the 1.0 version, only got the 1.5 and would like to lisen to the secret service track on it!?

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  18. Sure homes! Here it is:

    www.beetbak.com/obj/illasophic1

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  19. Hi, thanks for all that sound! but the jizzm illasophic1 archive seems to be broken after download... can you repair/re-up IT? MANy many thanks.

    ju.

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  20. Reupped on its own post! Check it.

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  21. The jizzm 1.0 is still broke after DL, fix/re-up?

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  22. Hey oilcan, check out the link to illasoph 1.0 at its own post. You can find it if you click the label "Jizzm" on the sidebar!

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  23. Ganjah K was also an extended member of the crew formerly known as Kali 9.. other affiliated crews to K9 were Great Unknown, Secret Service, Onomotopeia, Table of Contents and a few others.

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  24. ONE MO EXTENDED CLIQUE TO THE ALMIGHTY SECRET SERVICE/KALI 9/TABLE OF CONTENTS CREW WAS THE LOE LYFERS CONSISTIN' OF BASIK EMCEYE AND FAYMUS

    LOE LYFERS... IF ANYONE HAS GOT THEIR TAPE PLEASE LET THE WORLD KNOW CAUSE IT'S DEFINATELY ON SOME NEXT LEVEL SHIT...


    PEACE

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  25. SECRET SERVICE/KALI 9/TABLE OF CONTENTS/LOE LYFES

    Jizzm, Slant, Puzoozoo, Cameo (Vixxen) Basyk Emcee, Faymous Emcee, Othawize , Ocean , Murs, Khynky Rhead, Anacron, Hymnself, Diverse, Koolu (Vixxen's sis), Puzoozoo Watt, Eastside Badstudds and Jah Orah.

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  26. Are there some news about downloads from SECRET SERVICE/KALI 9/TABLE OF CONTENTS/LOE LYFES???

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  27. yo can we get a reup of those tape only tracks?

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  28. One of the dopest Hiphop albums of the 90's. It's a travesty that Jizzm isn't recognized as one of the great SoCal emcees to the extent his colleagues were. Giant influence on many, who remains relatively unrecognized.

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