Friday, October 27, 2006

Thrust "Emcee" (1998)

I don't know too much about Thrust, beyond the fact that he's obviously embedded in the Toronto scene, which for my cash was one of the better scenes of the mid/late 90's. The only 12" of his that I've tracked down so far is this one:

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?


Blogger bigmil said...

Thrust - Past Present Future EP (1995)

12:45 PM  
Blogger bigmil said...

Thrust - The Chosen Are Few

12:46 PM  
Blogger bigmil said...

I'm looking for Thrust - Rage/Lights, Camera, Action 12" (1996) if anyone has it. I think he also put out an EP last year called 'The Maker'.

Here's an old article on Thrust if anyone's interested.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Tired & Broke said...

is this the joint with the Joc Max remix???

5:48 PM  
Blogger The Real Frequency said...

holy shit you dudes got this? Lovely. I put this out on Blueprint! What ever you guys need let me know.


11:53 AM  
Blogger BrooklynUnion! said...

Can you PLEASE Re-Up those Thrust lnks?? I have been looking for those for years.

Thank you!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Halftime* said...

here is that rage / lights 12"

and a re-up of the past future ep

and the emcee pt 1& 2 12"

so one has to re-up the the chosen are few LP

need that shit tooo

7:52 PM  
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