Saturday, September 22, 2007
CHROME REBELS: THE FOUR HORSEMEN BRING APOCALYPSE IN THE PROJECTS
Here's another one from the grimey 90's. I had forgotten all about this 12" until I recently came across an auction for it on eBay where it fetched almost 20x what I paid when I bought it new back in "nineteen such & such". I always remembered it not being all that spectacular back then so I decided to pull it out to revisit it. At the time of it's release I'm sure it was definitely overshadowed most of the other records on the racks, but spinning it today you'll hear that Lefrak's Chrome Rebels (aka Chrome Rebel Dynasty) had the CNN/Tragedy Khadafi/Mobb Deep sound DOWN. Over an melancholy 8 bit piano loop, Mr. Chrome and Crab Rebel spit heavy QBC influenced flows inspired by the "scientific genocide" going down Irak City. The sole release on producer Coptic's Coptic Soundsations label, he later went on to produce tracks for Da Brat, Boot Camp Clik, Black Rob, Memphis Bleek, G-Dep, etc.
Chrome Rebels - Escape From Irak (Vocal Org.) Coptic Soundsations, 1997