SOUND PROVIDERS - THE FIELD/DOPE TRANSMISSION PROD - JAYSKILLS /SOULO
QUATERNOTE REC

Totally different tracks offered by the SP. "The field" has a dusty laidback feel with bluesy gutars while "dope transmission" is all headnodding beats, piano loops and a tight double hit sample of an audience clapping. The emcees aren't from another galaxy just keeping up with the instr hooked by Soulo and it makes for enjoyable listening.

DILATED PEOPLES - REWORK THE ANGLES/ RMX/ GUARANTEED
PROD - KUTMASTER KURT/EVIDENCE/THE ALCHEMIST ABB RECORDS

These days every kid wants to claim the sublevel but often their product is weak and when you get depressed the best thing to do is check for some ABB quality! Fresh from the sucess of "work the angles", Dilates serve three new cuts "rework" feat. A.G. (Show & AG) Defari and Xzibit with all new lyrics over the same instrumental. The remix is a true one containing a brand nu production and intro courtesy of Cockni 'O Dire. "Guarenteed" bares the same standard as the other tracks with its horns and freshly scratched vocal from the late Charisma's "world premiere" ..."attention la...ladies and gentlemen". This is a musthave!

FOREIGN LEGION - OVERNIGHT SUCCESS/ FULLTIME BBOY/ UNDAGROUND
PROD - DJ DESIGN
ABB RECORDS

Isn't it great how many artists are surfacing from the depths of the west? Keeping a close eye on developments is ABB who be scooping the freshest of the new batch. FL seem to appear almost out of nowhere. They discuss earning respect by "working harder than the next overnight success". Do I have to mention any names? They ask "have you ever travelled all thru the night to rock mics?/ have you ever had to formulate rhymes by candlelight?" A track that I'm loving is "Fulltime bboy" an amazing track that lets you know where the passion of this group lies. The vocal hook is a very effective question/ response trade off.

"What you gonna be when you grow up? SELFEMPLOYED, FULLTIME BBOY MAKING NOISE
What you gonna be when you grow up?
I'M BLOWIN UP, FULLTIME EMCEE MAKING GEEZ"

Once again the rhymes are delivered over DJ Dsign's neck snapping beats and is that a sample of a orchestra string section? The vocal from KRS says it all "hip hop is something live". They do feature Natural Fact on "underground" and here they take on the fake underground artists AND supporters! Damn Design is so consistent with beats, on this single. This time he throws in a trumpet sample with some echo effect. I like the honesty that these guys write with "realise, you dealing with hipocrits and liars/ at the store pass up your tape but tonite they'll pass your flyers" and still they make time to brag about skills, check this punchline "i get you open/ cause my crews hard, like quiting smoking". Another essential addition for the crates.