Thrust "Emcee" (1998)
The thing that drew me to this record (and the reason it still gets play) is the beat on the flip-side, "Emcee Pt. 2". Thrust himself is solid lyrically ("je suis fatigue/of all these kids who can't spray"); his flow is mad disjointed on this cut, but the casualness of it works with the beat. The instrumental has a thick snare, a number of well-put together samples, but it's the main guitar sample that is ill as f*ck. Dope head-nod ish.
Includes "Emcee", "Emcee Pt. 2", and the instrumentals.
***Just discovered that Thrust had an EP out in '96 on Knowledge of Self produced by Frankenstein, the "Past, Present, Future" EP...anyone have this/heard it?