April 23, 2014

Boulevard Connection "Copenhagen (Claimin’ Respect)" (12", 2000)


Boulevard Connection consists of producers/musicians Typhoon, Sek and Marak from Copenhagen, Denmark. The 12” for "Copenhagen (Claimin Respect)" has seen a grip of pressings over the years; it features The Last Emperor, Maylay Sparks, Rakaa Iriscience (of Dilated Peoples) and cuts from DJ Babu. Fat Beats stepped in to handle distribution on at least some of the pressings. There was a part 2 to this 12” that featured Masta Ace, Ed OG, and Common on their self-formed label, Boulevard Connection Records. Before either of those 12” releases, Fondle ‘Em put out an EP from The Boulevard Connection in 1998 called ‘Sut Min Pik’ that had MC Serch, El Da Sensei, Tame One, and Company Flow on it. DJ Typhoon put a CD of his own in 2004, other than that I’m not sure of any other releases, but share the info if you've got it. Ok... so listen to the full 12" below...