BUC 50 - METALS ADVOCATE/ PERMENENT SCARS
PROD THE ALCHEMIST (BATTLE REC)
remember a kid by the name of Buckwead from the Wascalz. He appeared on
Pharcyde's "Bizarre ride" album. I'm not sure if ole Bucky Luciano
remembers as its a str8t up change in style for him. In 99 Buc sports
the backpack-thug/ gambino steelo over 2 Alchemist produced tracks. The
A side is a take on Devil's Advocate complete with movie soundbites and
dramatic violin section. On the B we get the guest vocals of that other
underground fav, Agallah (8Off) and these 2 combine well with that venom
to add to the track that Alc cooked up. Believe me any gambino emcee would
kill for a track like this. B-side wins again!
TEST PRESSING FEATURING - TALIB KWELI, MOS DEF, SHABAAM SAHDEEQ
even ask me how I got this. I'm not telling. Suffice it to say that this
piece of black gold got new tracks from the above mentioned artists.
Talib must be the initial point of focus as once again he and DJ Hi-tek
come up with a winner. This one has a reggae feel to it with guitar licks
and a simple bassline. Talib is on about human nature on the track called
"human element" The hook gets nice nice with some cuts and scratches.
The Mighty Mos Def gears up for his album release offering "hip hop"
on here. Dante takes time to discuss his subject thoroughly. First taking
the braggadocio stance and schoolin em fools with his trademark voice
and true school refferances. In verse 2 he flips it and deals with the
pimping of the artform, calling it "the olympic sponsor of the black
glock" and warnings about the shady industry "the industry just
a better built cell block" Damn!
The honours of tightest track goes to Sahdeeqy. Thats right the 5 star
general comes with "are U ready" an amped up Alchemist produced
gem. From the opening horns to the end theis cut does not quit and the
sinister voice keeps spitting till the end. If you thought "soundclash"
was nice this is totally off the hook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!