Get Wize

March 24, 2008

Get Wize
By Zeck Wreck aka Jerry Nice

For a little over two years, I had been on the hunt for a particularly rare LP entitled Streetwize by an artist named J Rock (not to be confused with J-Rocc of the world-famous Beat Junkies).

I first heard of this album from an older issue of Waxpoetics (issue #17). According to the article, J Rock only released one album during his very short career as an MC. He produced most of the tracks, but had some help from both DJ Premier (before Gang Starr blew up) and Easy Mo Bee (before Ready to Die). The album was released in 1992, under the independent record label Ghetto Groovz:

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Fondle ‘Em Records

March 24, 2008

Fondle ‘Em Records

By Zeck Wreck aka Jerry Nice

Since moving from Seattle to San Francisco, I have developed a rather unhealthy record-buying habit. In particular, there is a record store near lower Haight Street called Groove Merchant Records, where I spend ridiculous amounts of money every weekend. At this point the owner knows what kind of music I’m looking for (that good stuff), and knows that I’m not scared to spend a lot either. That being the case, I get introduced to a ton of incredible music that most have not had the privilege to listen to.

I thought this would be a perfect chance to share some of these gems with the good people at Bass, with a segment I call Diggin’.

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