Monday, August 27, 2012

$1 Bin Diamonds 3

This is a gem insofar as it's a promotional release from 1999 that isn't listed on discogs. For that matter, I can't find any information about the group or their producer Dereck "Grizzly Bear" Hicks anywhere online. The liner notes tell us the following (my comments in italics):

Illmatic producer (slightly misleading qualifier) Dereck E. Hicks aka Grizzly Bear has unleashed multi-talented hip-hop sensation Safari 215. Socko, Savage, Smooch, and Suede, each a veteran performer with numerous talent awards to their credit.

The members were picked for their strength as solo performers. Under Mr. Hicks' direction they were molded into an harmonious rap act without sacrificing their individual strengths. All are accomplished lyricists as each track shows. (Here's where it jumps the shark...) Have you ever thought up in your head the perfect cypher? Rakim, B.I.G., Jay-Z, KRS, 2Pac and Kane when he was still raw? These cats make it happen. Offering a unique view of urban living all hale (their misspelling, not mine) from Illadelphia, hence Safari215.

Producer Grizzly Bear, affectionately known as "Bear," began his love affair with music at a tender age. (hayooooo, pause). By his teenage years he was a show writer. Many experiences honed his skills through the years. In 1991 he coordinated and promoted talent shows at Philly's famed Uptown Theater.

Evaluater (again, not my sp.) and developer of talent par excellence his involvement with Safari215 has stardom stamped all over it. A true "track master" his R&B structure combined with bouncy hip-hop tracks has wide appeal.
The title track ain't too bad.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Goblin Market Mp3 + Lyrics

Dug this up earlier in the afternoon. I really like Noah's beat and my lyrics, but I don't think the whole "ARGH hardcore hip-hop" voice ever really suited me. Still, the song ain't bad considering it pre-dates my EPs by a couple years. I especially like the 2nd verse.

At a goblin market, short, green, stocky soccer moms shopping Target, getting greezy like Lorena Bobbitt. Apostle John turned a profit, porno career started, but the cost that launched it was really the awfulest. Count change like economists. Y'all 8-bit cartridges gone spacey like astrologists get brainy like lobotomists. Zombie bitch the nausy-est, Amy Fished for politics in a grimy ditch. Buttafuoco's wife talked with a lisp. It was probably his fist shifting the mouth on her. That or maybe just the good old Long Island tap water. Manslaughter, jawbreaker, wife beater, adulterer. Wanna make them irate? Then violate their granddaughter on camcorder. Mix candy Wonka sniffs with Cyndi Lauper's disc, Body Acoustic, bitch. Damn, you bought that shit? Yeah, word to ancient artifacts. Versive, Noah's Arkiteck, we taking over continents.

Is Strong Island shocking at the goblin market? Is Strong Island popping at the goblin market? Is Strong Island rocking at the goblin market. Yeah, Strong Island's rocking at the goblin market.

Them adding religion only at the collapse of tradition - ridiculous tripping, sipping absinthe, acid's in the kitchen. So what's subtracting a Christian? International passions of Gibson, propaganda spreading Antisemitism. Better question how his family living. Residence in the Hamptons, lampin', plasma television exclusively. Playboy mansion Jacuzzi, view the three beautiful teen triple-X scene on Hugh's movie screen. Cutey's new disease has her leaking coochie cream but she's frequently seducing with the movements obscene, freaking on some "do me please," screaming ecstatic. Tantric sex passionate experience serious orgasmic fits. Money shot paralysis catches the waste down like Larry Flynt's assassination attempt at the state house, so what do you say now? Just looking all lame, foul, powerless. You was doctoring the pussy like your style gynecologist.