MICRANOTS - ALL LIVE/FARWARD/141 MILLION MILES PROD
- ? MENTAL MADNESS WRECKORDS
Who the hell are Micranots? A 2 man crew outta GA. I Self Universal (emcee)
and DJ Kool Akiem Universal gleem in the hip hop sublevel. This end product
doesnt sound as good quality wise as some major label sh*t but they payed
for it themselves and did the whole thing on their own terms with full
creative control. Conceptually "Farward" is on some back from
the future to warn you tip. Complete with report backs of the technological
progress "kids play tag in the air/ antigavity boots sold by the
pair" but all is not rosy as apparent in the lines "human decoys/
federal non-spiritual agents/ engaing a war on the righteous of the earth/
enslaving you first" "forward in the future, hip hop was crushed
by the mainstream/ it was too much for them to touch".
The culture is outlawed and only practised in secret by the rebel youth.
In the year 0010 graf writing is reborn and now kids dream of being an
allcity bomber. The elements of hip hop tie in with the rebellion.
"kindergarten classes train to overthrow the presidents" Man
they should do a video to this song. You think it would ever get played?
Sonically the track contains a phat double bass a nice string sample for
dramatic effect and some nice snare programming. "141 million miles"
is just as dope, using elements of jazz. Here a sax sample is looped,
the drums are a bit empty, not posessing that ole boom bap we're used
to. The spooky keyboards are effective and the basic drum track holds
the tempo lovely. Boasting is an intergril part of emceeing and this is
the cut as you are told exactly how many miles ahead of the pack Micranots
are. I've been spinning this for 3 weeks and it just seems to get better.
Puhleez check these cuts at www.micranots.com as I know they gonna be
hard to find...oh and buy them joints too!
EQUILIBRIUM - FARENHEIT 813/WINDOWS 98/CRITICAL
PROD - CELPH TITLED CYBERTEK REC
I really got into "Windows 98" because of the backing track.
I know its gimmicky but I can't stop liking this. The emcees come off
like computer crazed hackers, spittin refferences from start to finish
even managing to dis Bill Gates! "Critical conditions" makes
comments about social, political and economic conditions that threaten
to anihalate the youth. The track features Vex from Boogie Monsters who
is a joy to listen to with his super confidence. Together they advise
you to "make the right decisions cause our generation cant survive
in critical conditions" Total change from the previous track and
discussing a genuine problem. You definitely get props over here.