Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Extra Prolific

Snupe and Mike G's debut as Extra Prolific, "Like It Should Be", received a luke-warm welcome in 1994, most likely due to the fact that their sound did not entirely conform to what the hip-hop buying public had come to expect from members of Hieroglyphics. I really dug the album though, as Snupe's slick flow over the laid back production meshed well. When "2 for 15" was available online in 1996 (for about a month!), I snatched a copy and it still gets some serious play. Snupe's style and range as an emcee really came out on the album.

While it's a shame that it never got a proper release, Snupe went on to release two more tape-only drops, the album"Masterpiece" and the ep "From Block to Block", both in 1998. Neither match the level of "2 for 15", although each have tracks which Snupe shines on. The ep has Mike G sharing mic duties and features a guest appearance from Pep Love on "Hitting Corners." For your listening pleasure, here is "Security Please" from "Block to Block."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tape Files #2)....Freestyle Fellowship

First Ellay Khule, now this!(Don't HATE!!!!)Oddly enough, was really surprised I still had this (though it was lost). Also on this tape some other Pro-Blowed Material I've never seen released or re-recorded(but that's another post). These cats were pretty much hands down one of my favorite crews. Very original as far as Concept, Structure & Style. You name it, they seemed always on top of it. This recording is actually from The WRFG 89.3 on your FM dial (Well..Atlanta, GA)
It's from the ever infamous "Panther Power Hour" Show.

It's an interview, But none that you've probably ever heard before. Q and A Style. Freestyle Fellowship, responds back rhyming. Questions ranging from their influences, B-Boy culture, The "L.A.Four" situation (The kids involved with beating Reginald Denny during the "Rodney King-L.A. Riots") and other various questions. This was recorded in 1993.

Pretty clever and apologize in advance for the abrupt cut-outs in the start and volume changes from time to time (sorry).

So, for those whom have not heard this in awhile, It's nice to hear again. If a first timer, I hope you like this little piece of Freestyle Fellowship and Pro-Blowed History (Mean Green, DJ-Kiilu, Etc).Also It's just Aceyalone and Mikah-9(Peace and Self-Jupiter are not there to grace unfortunately).

All I have to say is "The Future of Hip Hop is......"


Freestyle Fellowship:Live on the Panther Power Hour WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta,GA