Monday, April 28, 2014

Twin Cities Subterranean

Originally released as a self-produced cassette in 1996, Twin Cities label Rhymesayers Entertainment ‎saw fit to re-release this local legend underground classic after nearly eight years of obscurity and it has never sounded better. Totally old-school in style and substance - this is the type of shit that got me into rap in the first place. Shit, when you got an album where the token "Intro" is fucking amazing you got a keeper. There are elements of Digable Planets, Pharcyde and Brand Nubian - a cool mix of quasi-freestyling lyrical style and fresh beats I've never heard before (or since). Well-worn vinyl scratches included. "Farward" is my favorite track - five years earlier and these guys would have been huge. Enjoy.

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