Mike Zoot "Untitled 2x12" (1997)
My disappointment with this release lies with the beats Mike Zoot was thrown. Particularly Showbiz, Shawn J. Period and Buckwild. The original "High Drama" was so crucial, but Shawn J. Period's beat on "High Drama Pt. 3" sounded like a 3-year-old playing with a keyboard. Showbiz hooks up a minimalist beat with an bassline so average, it sounds like a cousin of Shawn J.'s beat.
Questionable efforts by some of the producers aside, there's some dope shit on this 12. Fans of DJ Spinna will probably dig "Scene", as it is mos definately vintage Spinna. Mike Zoot, to his credit, is consistent throughout the record(s), and "Scene" finds him in typical form: "...so you can keep it real, I keep it clever". Royal Flush turns in a solid guest verse on "Turn Pt. II", "Massive" is a dope 'story-of-my-life-and-crew' joint.
Includes the following cuts, with instrumentals for each:
"Scene", "The Unfrontin' Funk Su'in", "Turn Pt. II", "Live + Stink", "Bassickl'y", "Massive", and "High Drama Pt. III".