Thursday, September 25, 2008


DJ 4XL & One Leg Up Records present:


PRE-ORDERS available NOW!

Peace world! I'm proud to announce that the One Leg Up saga continues with the fourth installment of the series and yes, as promised, I am taking this next one uptown to the BX for OLU-004. One Leg Up Records, in conjunction with the legendary DJ Mike Smooth, is proud to excavate vintage unreleased material from longtime D.I.T.C. collaborator; Shorty Long!

The Bronx native Shorty Long hails from the same Forest housing projects area that produced Lord Finesse, Mike Smooth, Showbiz, Diamond D and Fat Joe. Like his esteemed neighbors, Shorty was also inspired to write rhymes and record tracks; first doing so in the late 80’s. Around 1993, Shorty Long decided to put up his own money and start the indie label; Long Shorr Records. Connecting with Lord Finesse for production, he recorded the 12” “Shorty’z Doin’ His Own Thang” which was released in 1994 and became an instant underground classic. With write-ups in The Source, vinyl spins on Stretch and Bobbito and the accompanying video getting played on video shows everywhere, Shorty Long looked to continue his promising start. He did this by re-connecting with his old friend, Mike Smooth, and adding him as a partner in Long Shorr. From there the duo collaborated on a follow up 12”, “You Know It’s Good Baby” in 1996. While various other songs were recorded during this time, including collaborations with several D.I.T.C. crew producers, nothing was ever released. That is, of course, until now….

One Leg Records has connected with Shorty Long and DJ Mike Smooth to finally unearth these sessions and the gritty 90’s Bronx sound is again brought to life! As he did on his original 12”, Shorty connected with D.I.T.C.’s legendary producers, as well as many of the BX’s finest talents of the mid-90’s era. The songs feature production from Showbiz, Buckwild, Mike Smooth and Ahmed (who some might know originally as DJ Timbalan and then later with Born Lordz). Vocal appearances from John Doe (of Diamond D fame) and Harry-O (of Lord Finesse fame) round out this EP, making it an essential for both D.I.T.C. collectors and fans of the rugged Uptown sound of the mid-90’s! The Bronx was represented properly on this project and why it has never seen the light of day until now is beyond me! Well, One Leg Up has recovered, restored and mastered this 7 song EP to finally be shared with the world. As usual, this record is limited to only 200 pieces in continuance with the limited nature of our series. This vinyl EP will never be repressed or re-issued at a later time, which holds true for all One Leg Up releases. Please do not delay in reserving your copy - get your pre-order in immediately.

Remember, as part of OLU's "Heavy Pieces" series, this is the 4th release out of 5 total limited releases we are putting out in this set. Things are STILL only getting better as our “Heavy Pieces” series is about to conclude!

At the end of the series, upon release of the next and final title, we will be announcing and giving away a FREE bonus record (OLU-LTD1). This extremely rare and exclusive bonus record will ONLY be available to purchasers of all five of our releases in this series. It will be of the same caliber and quality as any regular OLU release. This is my way of showing love back to those of you who spend hard earned money to support projects such as these that would otherwise be impossible to release. In order to qualify for the free bonus wax, it does include the requirement of having purchased the sold out OLU-001, OLU-002 and OLU-003 titles as well. I want to thank everyone that has been keeping up and is locked in for our grand finale. OLU plans on making quite a splash and cracking your domes with a banger of a conclusion!

Ordering information and snippets are posted below.


01. "Purple Rain" *
02. "Ain't Nuthin' New Under The Sun (feat. Harry-O and John Doe)" *
03. "Say My Name" **

01. "Be Alright" ***
02. "What's Criminal?" *
03. "South Boogie" *+
04. "Crime and Corruption (feat. Moet, West and Firehead)" *+

* produced by Ahmed
** produced by Show
*+ produced by DJ Mike Smooth
*** produced by Buckwild

SNIPPETS of all 7 tracks on the EP can be heard here:


- Pre-orders are being taken NOW. Get your order in and reserve your wax.
- Limited to only 200 copies, this collector's EP will not be repressed. Once they're gone, they're gone!
- The EP comes in a standard black jacket with black & white sticker at top.
- Price is 80.00 USD plus shipping & handling fees.
- These records are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
- We are accepting payments worldwide with PayPal in US currency.
- Records will be shipping the week of October 27th, 2008 from New York City, USA

To PRE-ORDER now, send an e-mail to:

In the subject please write: PRE-ORDER: OLU-004

Provide the following information in your e-mail:

1. Your PayPal e-mail
2. Your full name (first and last)
3. Your full shipping address, printed as it should read for the postal carrier in your region
4. Quantity
5. Shipping option (choose from below, either REGULAR or EXPRESS)

Price per copy is $80.00

REGULAR SHIPPING (no insurance/tracking)
For shipping without insurance or tracking provided, please add:

$7.00 - USA [USPS Priority Mail 2-3 days]
$8.00 - CANADA [Airmail Parcel Post 7-10 days]
$14.50 - UK & EUROPE [Airmail Parcel Post 7-10 days]
$17.00 - JAPAN & AUSTRALIA [Airmail Parcel Post 7-10 days]

Add $2.00 for each additional record if purchasing multiple copies.

EXPRESS SHIPPING (with insurance/tracking)
For shipping that includes insurance and tracking details, please add:

$20.00 - USA [USPS Express Mail next day]
$25.00 - CANADA [USPS Express Mail Int'l 3-5 days]
$32.00 - UK & EUROPE [USPS Express Mail Int'l 3-5 days]
$30.00 - JAPAN & AUSTRALIA [USPS Express Mail Int'l 3-5 days]

Add $3.00 for each additional record if purchasing multiple copies.

Please verify carefully that your shipping address is 100% correct to avoid any shipping errors.

After your e-mail is received, we will send you a PayPal invoice with the proper total. When your payment is complete, your copies will be reserved and in queue to be shipped the week of October 27th, 2008.

Make sure to get your pre-order e-mails in to us as soon as possible as this record will sell out quickly. In the event that we have sold out all 200 copies, you will receive an e-mail notification that all copies have been sold and you will not receive a PayPal invoice.

PLEASE NOTE: Our shipping prices only reflect our cost and are not inflated by any means. Please keep in mind that the US Postal Service has raised their rates due to the rising cost of gas. We have done our best to keep costs low and prices as fair as possible based on the amount of capital required to make a limited 200 run vinyl release and ensure that the artists involved are compensated while maintaining the highest level of quality for our product. This is a very special project and no shorts have been taken whatsoever in making this EP a reality.

Any and all inquiries regarding this release and/or purchasing questions can be directed to me at:

Thanks for your continued support.

Best regards,

-Haj "4XL"
One Leg Up Records '08
Mike Smooth holdin' it down for One Leg Up in the '08!