Kai Fortyfive - SLUGSMOKE & MIRRORS Deluxe Edition Cassette (LIRR03)
Edition of 25 black and white cassette tapes in clear case, with instrumentals on the b-side and download code included.

$28 USD (shipping included)
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There are few poetic flourishes among SLUGSMOKE & MIRRORS’ breathing details of New York street life, no glitz, glamor, glory, or even grit, just survival or death. In a place where yesterday’s foreign car could be tomorrow’s only home, futures are built on regrets or not at all. With this in mind, Kai Fortyfive speaks plainly and bares souls.

SLUGSMOKE is really just a compilation of stories/memories from not only my life but the lives of my friends,” says the rapper/producer from Elmont, New York. “It was type hard to write this album because mentally I had to go back to a lot of shit I’ve been through. It’s tough to recollect on pain and trauma, but I feel like in order to deliver the album the way I needed to, I had to go back and relive those stories. All in all, this is definitely my most important work I’ve ever done and I’m glad people are in tuned for real.”

LongIslandRap.Comp Vol. 4 (LIRR02)

LongIslandRap.Comp v4 is the fourth installment in a series of compilations showcasing Long Island hip-hop artists, the first collecting all new or unreleased songs, and the second release on Long Island Rap Records (LIRR02). All proceeds from this compilation (after Bandcamp takes its cut) are being donated to, a nonprofit organization that holds weekly food shares in Hempstead, Huntington, Farmingville, Wyandanch and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Purchases include bonus tracks from Theravada, Blaq Kush and Samfl3. 

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Andy Koufax - I'm From A Little Place (LIRR01)

Edition of 100 blue and orange tapes in white case; each cassette includes autographed baseball card with hand-numbered liner note and download code.

$13 USD (shipping included)
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I’m From A Little Place is the debut album by rapper/producer/singer/songwriter Andy Koufax and first release on Long Island Rap Records. Andy wrote, performed and recorded every note and lyric of this autobiographical psychogeography. The titular place — Wantagh, NY, a hamlet best known as the “Gateway to Jones Beach” and briefly the home of best-selling author Amy Fisher — is indeed little. However, the ideas on this album are anything but.

As for those notes, they’re visceral, sprawling, fever pitched. Andy describes I’m From A Little Place as “all my strife, love, pain, joy, and madness exploded out a maze of croons, raps, guitars, samples, synths, drums and magical flout.” To mix and master the project, he recruited maestro Willie Green, whose techno-wizardry helps keep this labyrinth’s multigenre minotaur from devouring all those brave enough to enter. Multigenre who now? Let’s say alternative hip-hop with a touch of grunge and the occasional neo-soul wail, but also, inextricably, Long Island Rap.

Also available in select retail stores: Looney Tunes (West Babylon, NY) | Record Reserve (Northport, NY) | Record Stop (Patchogue, NY) |  Rotten Island Records (New York, NY) | Human Head Records (Brooklyn, NY) |  Barely Brothers Records (Saint Paul, MN)


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A: Yes and thank you for your interest! The process for submitting songs or albums to be posted on the site is the same as it's always been. At some point, I may also begin accepting demo submissions for label releases, at which time I'll provide additional information on that process.