Philaflava, parent company aka The RZA of both T.R.O.Y. and Steady Bloggin‘ put out two compilations called A League of Our Own. Vol. 1 dropped in ’02 with the help of Abby1ill and Vol. 2 came out in ’04 on Vintage Music.
Volume 1 featured exclusive material from King Tee, O.C., Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5’9, and Devin The Dude just to name a few. We secured tracks with production from J Dilla, Jake One, Pete Rock all the way to Kanye West. These were EXCLUSIVE tracks for our compilation. The purpose was to showcase talent and bring awareness to all parties involved.
In ’04 we did it again and while it’s no secret that trying to make a profit, let alone break even on CD pressings these days are practically impossible, it’s even more impossible when the album be a compilation. I decided Vol. 3 will only be available online (at this time.) This isn’t about any monetary gain; it’s about the passion and exposing good music.
I started out with so many underground/indie people and I’ve seen most of them fade away. Many retired, some still grindin’ and others flat out broke. The passion remains though. So after 7 years I’ve decided to do it again with Volume 3.
We’re looking for talent to showcase. If you’re interested in submitting material for this project please let us know via email. We’re targeting an April release date so everyone should have plenty of time to cook something up. Peace to Open Mike Eagle, MF Grimm, Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, DMV All-Stars and Praverb for all showing support so far. We’d like to make this as diverse as possible and we can only do that with your help! –Philaflava