This record has been the subject of multiple late nite conversations here at the Lab. Firstly, some of the baddest grooves ever pressed on wax. Complex movements with the hard drumming of Alphonse Mouzon. Sampled to fame by Tribe for their Low End Theory interludes, Beastie Boys'"Get It Together", Pete Rock's first album and Babu's Comprehension, this album presents buckets of sample-able moments. The vocals is where it gets sticky. McDaniels' religious vocals are not what you'd call traditional good singing, something of an acquired taste. But somehow over the funky arrangements his vocals are bizarrely engaging. On some tracks it gels perfectly like the RAMP-like "Jagger the Dagger," but on others it creates a strange clash like the catchy "See What's Happening..." during "Headless Heroes." This is where you go left or right. Whatever you think, this album is definitely intriguing and it tests the foundations and legitimacy of this whole record digger scene (quality vs. rare quality). This 2018 pressing comes on 180 gram vinyl with convincing repro cover and labels from Music On Vinyl.
- 180 gram vinyl pressing
- music label: Music On Vinyl 2018
reviewed by the mgmnt 05/2009