Jo from Germany comes through for us again with another older issue. I can’t wait to see what other issues we’ll receive.
You know, my wife absolutely hates Ice T. She calls him the fakest of the fake so I won’t say anything about him. But remember when rappers actually had something thought provoking to speak about? KRS-One (my all time favorite MC) drops by to discuss the original war in Iraq. I clearly recall me and a few of my friends being stressed about the possibility of being drafted for that war. We weren’t sure if we even could be drafted but none of us wanted to leave school to fight for the elder George’s personal beefs. So when I saw this issue back in ’91, I felt like someone I could relate to was finally speaking up about it. Unfortunately, a friend of mine, who enrolled in the military voluntarily that year, was chosen to go to Iraq and I can’t describe adequately how depressed she was. The worst part of it was when the local news ran a short segment showing soldiers from Philly and South Jersey during the last two weeks of December 1991. When I saw her sad face in Iraq trying to force a smile while that silly ‘Jingle Bells’ music played in the background, it broke me. She clearly hated her experience there and I don’t think she was ever the same afterwards. So next week, when Mr. Barack officially becomes President Obama, I’m hoping he’ll announce a final plan to leave Iraq and bring everyone back home by 2010.
Oh yeah, there’s also a very interesting piece about the lull in Philadelphia hip-hop.
Main Source – Breaking Atoms (4.5 broken records)
Boogie Down Productions – Live Hardcore Worldwide (4 broken records) – Still the BEST live hip-hop album I’ve ever heard. You must hear ‘The Eye Opener’.
Chubb Rock – The One (4 broken records)
L.A. Posse – They Come in All Colors (2.5 broken records)
FaceDown – Illegal Drugs Really Hurt (2.5 broken records)
Yo Yo – Make Way for the Motherlode (3.5 broken records)
Lifer’s Group – The Real Deal EP (3.5 broken records)
Rappin’ Is Fundamental – The Doo-Hop Legacy (3 broken records)
Redhead Kingpin and the FBI – Album With No Name (3 broken records)
KMC – Three Men With the Power of Ten (3 broken records)
Ed O.G. & the Bulldogs – Life of a Kid in the Ghetto (3 broken records)
Craig G – Now That’s More Like It (3 broken records)
Source May 1991 issue