February 21, 2010
Left and Right Shoe MC's feat DJ Rated X - Mini LP (Talking Horse 1988)
YEEAH, more bad ass unknown texas rap. This is just the beginning of a whole treasure trove of bad ass records I have uncovered in the last month, the records in my ebay pile and blog pile have grown to the point of overwhelming me, I cant figure out where to start or which strategy to take in putting them up, but I'm not complaining about it. I have found some real gems lately, and I will start off with this lovely ELECTRO RAP powerhouse from 1988, out of Fort Worth TX, on Talking Horse records. Features 8 tracks, 4 original tracks on the Aside, all vocal versions, and on the bside there are instrumental versions of those tracks. These guys look so damn fly in that cover I can only imagine how much they were runnin shit back in '88. Each song is a bit different and offers something uniquely bad ass. The first is a great fast rap jam with james brown style breaks and good proto-gangsta lyrics, the second is a pretty good track that has a miami bass feel, the third track is some excellent lofi electro, and the final track is a great lo-fi love jam in the style of ll cool j, but perhaps even better. Oh and check out the rad beer stains on the cover, that only adds to the value in my opinion, kind of like blood on a civil war saber. The whole album is in a rar below.
KEEP IT REAL WITH THE LEFT AND RIGHT SHOE MCs, bitches.