Every so often a dope hip hop track comes into my radar that hasn't been brought to my attention earlier. This is kinda unusual, as those that know me will vouch for the fact that I spend every spare minute I have surrounded by hip hop records. "It's a sad life" you may think....and it is. But the soundtrack is great!
Now I think it may be DJ IVORY who first mentioned this track to me, but it still took me a few years to track down a copy (thanks Christoph!) in nice condition. It's on the IDLERS label so I don't understand why it is such a bitch to find. Nor can I find much information about this release or the artist themselves. If you know more details please drop a comment and unravel the mystery.
Produced by COR DIVINE and DJ SERIOUS, and mixed by Grandwizard Tony D (not the Tony D aka Tony Depula RIP) this track uses some unusual samples, and a frenzied SP1200 drum program with snappy snares doing all the work. It's raw, and that's just how I like it.
On DISCOGS you will see this group linked with the current VERBAL THREAT (Kool Sphere and MC Reppond) produced by DJ PREMIER - these cats are also dope I agree but I'm not sure they are linked. Damn ... these name similarities can be confusing.
Have a listen below to the CLUB MIX which I prefer, and there's also a HIP HOP MIX with the drums laid bare. As far as I am aware it hasn't been dropped on any of the quality mixtapes doing the internet rounds, and if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me. Although DJ KOCO did use the flipside track "Black Woman" on one of his mixes.
Cat No WAR046
Mastered by Dick Charles (signature in run-out)
SRC stamp also in run-out
Dedicated to Scott La Rock
VERBAL THREAT - Ironman