Thursday, October 19, 2006

Missin' Linx "What It Is" (2000)

I've been a fan of Problemz since I heard "Bring the Noize" off DJ Honda's first full-length; Black Attack ("Correct Technique") had some solid indie shit; and al-Tariq is well-known for his work with the Beatnuts. You have to figure the three of the joining up in an underground super-group would make some noise; unfortunately, it made little, despite being released on Loud (via Stimulated). This track was probably my favorite joint they put together, and is one of those rare cuts you can nod your head to, dissect lyrics, and play out.

Both "What It Is" and the flip-side "Family Ties" (with Freddie Foxxx) ended up on the EP ("Exhibit A"); I find the main appeal of this twelve to be the instrumental, specifically for Necro's beat, "What It Is". As wack as Necro can be on the mic, he can be dope on the production...and the bassline-focused beat here is bouncy and addictive as hell. Problemz casually rips the beat:

The long-awaited, highly-anticipated debut
from the crew that was missin' in action for a few
Now we back: Big Black, verbal attack
the great one who never fake one and that's a fact
Is there a problem? 'Cause if so, I got the remedy
Remember me? From heads will get flown - like J-F Kennedy

Includes both cuts mentioned, and instrumentals.


Blogger Antonio said...

Thank you so much...
Problemz is one of the most underrated MCs ever.
And Necro is not whack. He might be weird, but his first album is the shit!


12:04 AM  
Blogger apani said...

Thanks for this!

11:20 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home