LMNO "Hit the Fence" (1996)
"Hit the Fence" is unlike any other cut I've heard; Key Kool put together a crazy low-BPM banger. An ill piano loop sets it off as LMNO drops the theme:
The government knows it can't control everyone's mind
In order to hold a hierarchy, you'll find
a street sign, always there to remind
there's a fine for "lawbreaker"
control is: money collector
Affect her and his nourishment
which furthers them from being content
Economic food chain: what's your role in the cycle?
I'll sustain and perfect my
form of survival
Public education is the target of criticism for much of the cut; not your typical theme. The knock on LMNO has always been his delivery, though, not necessarily his lyrics. Some people can get with it; others can't. I tend to be on the fence, but Key Kool's beat here pushes me over. The B-side "Courage" I personally find unlistenable, but I include it for the completists. Includes "Hit the Fence" vocal and instrumental, as well as b-side "Courage" - vocal and instrumental.