Name-dropping X-Clan - To The East Turner and Marcus Garvey and dressing in red, black, and green instead of black and silver didn't exactly lend itself to marketability inbut there's no evidence All Downhill From Here - New Found Glory - Hits the contrary that this Afrocentric group released one of the best rap records that year -- which is saying a great deal. Yes, plenty of groups had already swiped liberally from Funkadelicand true, "Grand Verbalizer"'s instrumental backdrop is nearly identical to "Microphone Fiend," but there's an infectious vigor with the way each track is fired off that makes those points moot.
Brother J 's bookish, caramel-smooth delivery is like no other, and Professor X 's jolting appearances after nearly every verse "This is protected by the red, the black, and the green -- with a key!
X Clan relentlessly pushes its pro-black motives and beliefs, and though the points are vague at times, at no point does it ever grow tiring. This isn't just a testament to the skills of the MCs -- it also stands as a testament to the group members as producers. Like X-Clan - To The East best work of BDP and PEa thorough listen to To the East, Blackwards is more likely to provoke deep thought than an entire chapter of the average American school's history book.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Blackwards All Posts. Release Date April 19, Genre Rap. Recording Location I.
Recording Studios. Track Listing. Funkin' Lesson. Jason Hunter. X Clan. Tribal Jam. A Day of Outrage, Operation Snatchback. Verbal Milk. Earth Bound. Shaft's Big Score. Raise the Flag. Heed the Word of the Brother. Verbs of Blackwards . In the Ways Marching Through Georgia - Val Doonican & The George Mitchell Choir* - The Blue And The Grey - Songs the Scales.
Funkin' Lesson Jason Hunter. Tribal Jam Jason Hunter. Verbal Milk Jason Hunter. Shaft's Big Score Jason Hunter. Raise the Flag Jason Hunter. Heed the Word of the Brother Jason Hunter. Verbs of Power Jason Hunter. In the Ways of the Scales Jason Hunter.
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