The Concrete Foundation record label was formed in 1995 by DJ Concrete. After a host of classic Mixtapes that had much success from 1986 to the present DJ Concrete has always repped his neighborhoods of Irvington, Yale Heights, Kossuth, Morley, Palarmo, BMore N Hilton, and Edmondson Village. Concrete always had the following and backing of his city.
In 1994 DJ Concrete was ready to open up another realm to his musical journey , stay true and dedicated to hip hop by producing tracks .In putting together a collection of songs that would later become legendary .Concrete was really ready to get things in motion. Concrete reached out to a childhood friend and MC by the name of K Mack. Concrete was also in search of one more artist which became Silouette.The
two solo artists would keep it true to DJ Concrete and the trio cranked out some real Baltimore Rap Classics.Those
classics consist of the 12" singles by Silouette 'Can You Feel It',
'Worried' (No Question),'The Fast Lane', 'Bring'n It Back', 'Rated R', 'The Storm' and a host of many others that were on her debut solo album titled 'Chocolate Malibu' .K Mack had hits like 'In Baltimore','Do Or Die','Speak The Clout','Spot Frontin MC's' and many more and
'The Blue Tape' !!
A1. Blue Tape (Intro) 2:52
A2. In Baltimore 3:58
A3. Blessin Me 4:23
A4. Do Or Die 3:52
A5. Can U Feel It 3:48
B6. Bring It On 3:47
B7. Fastlane 5:53
B8. Her, Him & Him feat. Mike Capone 4:52
B9. Concrete Foundation Meets Annexx 3:25
Album Cover Story :
The Royal Theatre, which first opened in 1922 as the black-owned Douglass Theatre, was the most famous theater along West Baltimore City's Pennsylvania Avenue, one of a circuit of five such theaters for black entertainment in big cities. Its sister theaters were the Apollo in Harlem, the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., the Regal Theatre in Chicago, and the Earl Theater in Philadelphia. When racial separation was the normal condition in the United States, many other similar theatres owned by Negroes existed in various other cities and towns. Of late, those former nightspots have been called "Chitlin' circuit" by some people. Ownerships of such establishments by Negroes has declined under the new policy called "racial integration."
All of the biggest stars in black entertainment, including those in jazz and blues, performed at the Royal. Ethel Waters debuted there, as did Pearl Bailey, who sang in a chorus line. Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller worked as accompanists. Singer Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, The Tympany Five, Etta James, Nat King Cole, The Platters, The Temptations, and The Supreme's, as well as a 40-piece, all-female band touring with Count Basie called the Sweethearts of Rhythm, were all performers at the Royal. Baltimore City's first talking motion picture was shown there: 1929's Scar of Shame, featuring a black cast. It was here that Solomon Burke was crowned the King of Rock 'n" Soul in November 1963.