Friday, October 12, 2007

DNA - Bronx Criminal County / 2 Ounces & A Dream / My Shit Iz Tight


Blessing you with another Bronx BANGER! Very little is known about this group, DNA (Devon, Noah, Allah). JR Ewing gave them some shine on one of his mixes and for good reason. This a seriously dope record released by Red Zone Recordings. A definitive mid-late 90's indie/underground NYC 12". All three tracks are ill. On the A Side, "Bronx Criminal County" is produced by Garth "Dread" Mitchell. On the hook, Havoc's "criminal mind thirsty for recognition" is sampled.

The B-Side comes at you with "2 Ounces & A Dream" featuring Boo & Reality of Hedkrak. Dudes are rapping about coming up in the dope game. Nice piano. Was anything ever released by the Hedkrak crew? They round out things with "My Shit Iz Tight." The subject matter is self explanatory. And another smokin' beat. Production on this side is handled by, I believe, the artist themselves, D. Gray & N. Tillman for DNA FUNCTION and M. Marcelle for SPADES Entertainment. Recorded and mixed at Da Cave, which also sounds familiar.

On a side note, are there two 12"s released by this crew? I've also seen on want lists this same record, yet a track "Nowhere to Run" replaces "2 Ounces & A Dream" and the date is 1997. On the Bronx Criminal County intro they call out '96. Just wondering.

DNA - Bronx Criminal County

DNA - 2 Ounces & A Dream
What I believed was crackle is simply the piano sample. Heh.

DNA - My Shit Iz Tight

9 comments:

top-notch-records said...

The second DNA is from 1998 and got a different tracklist !!!
Check it out here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120172414725&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3D120172414725%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1

Peace

top-notch-records said...

If anyone wants to buy/trade the DNA "Nowhere To Run" 12" from me feel free to send me an email to:

unique-technics@gmx.de

staybent said...

Ooooh, good lookin' on that.

Good price too.

You've got mail at vinyladdicts. :)

Thanks for checking out the blog!

top-notch-records said...

Yeah, i think the price is OK !!!
I had an better price on the first DNA from the same seller a while ago:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120127516126&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3D120127516126%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1

Great eBay action !!!

KRISTHEGREEK said...

Dope!

top-notch-records said...

Sadly the DNA "Nowhere To Run" isn´t the same as the "Bronx Criminal County" DNA !!!
But i can´t have luck all the time right !?

Anonymous said...

my man, i really mean this, you will be blessed by gee-o-dee if you upload the cleans, i mean, it is a shame there are no instrumental versions in this baby!

really lovin this one...

Anonymous said...

this os noah from D N A holla back at me if you have any questions Noah.tillman@gmail.com of hit me on myspave @ myspace.com/bigmarketmusicgroup

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