“The biggest thrills still come from the unearthing of barely heard music from artists who might have slipped through history’s cracks. That is what the British label Chopped Herring specializes in.”
The New York Times
RECOGNIZE ALI & GIALLO POINT
BACK 2 MECCA LP
What a dope project this one is. Only ever available on a CDR from 2017, we have the Giallo Point-produced “Back 2 Mecca” album from Recognize Ali. If you haven’t been checkin for either of these artists it’s time to wake the eff up!! Giallo Point has been killin things for a few years now. The UK based producer did a few beats on the Herring-released last Da Buze Bruvaz album “Adebisi Hat” and since then we’ve been trying to make a project happen. Recognize Ali featured on the recent AJ Munson album “Cigarettes & Coffee” and like with Giallo, we’ve been working to find that Herring steez release. Everything came together with the 90’s NY inspired “Back 2 Mecca” album. This was the perfect fit for Herring and we are proud to drop it for the headz on limited vinyl release.
Kwest Tha Madd Lad – Old To The New LP
There are not too many artists who can maintain over a quarter of a century but the man like Kwest Tha Madd Lad dropped a superb project a few months back and we decided to combine that full project with 5 tracks off his “These Are My Unreleased Recordings” previously only available on CD via the excellent No Sleep Recordings and promos. His first album, on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings took a couple of years to drop but was completed in 1994. After the schedule was messed around with in favour of different artists on the label, the record finally dropped in 1996. At that time Kwest decided to leave out some of his earlier recordings from the session, so they never made it onto wax. But we are proud to say that the time has finally come to give them a vinyl airing. The new EP ‘S.P.I.T.R” was produced by Aneeway Jones and X-Ray Da MIndbenda [M.I.C.] and is one of the freshest and competent releases by a “mature mc” of recent years. The ‘Old To The New’ LP spans 1994 to 2019 in a seamless homage to the timeless art of lyricism. Enjoy!!!!
A1 Bust ‘Em Off
A2 Blase Blah (Remix)
A3 A.M. / P.M.
A4 What’s The Reaction (Remix)
A5 Organized Rhyme (Word Is Bond)
B1 Intro- Kwest Loves Questlove’s Kwest Love
B2 World Premier
B3 SPIT (Speaking In Toungues) ft L.I.F.E. Long
B4 Bourbon Street
B5 A King Speaks (Interlude)
B6 Power of Three Ft Darc Mind
GONNA BE DOIN A FANZINE AS PART OF THE SITE – ANY HERRING HEADS WANNA WRITE SOMETHING ON ANYTHING HERRING RELATED, I WILL THROW YOU A FREE FILET OF FISH FOR ANYTHING USED – hit me up YO
FINAL DROP OF FEB/MARCH:
Six extremely sweet cut n paste instrumentals from the supremely talented beatmaker from NJ, Custodian of Records. Perfect for Chipped Hearing Records mini catalogue of cut n paste gemz. Enjoy!!!
MC Gels – Wandering Souls Demos EP
4 unreleased and unheard joints from the now sold out Wandering Souls album on Herring from 2016 by the then 17 year old Gels.
Horror City – 6th Boro LP