Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CONTRABAND 7" FEATURING DEVIN THE DUDE

The Easy Rider Boys are back! Now under the moniker Contraband, Joe Dub, Alex75 and DJ Marz have just released their second 7", this time on Asita. This time they are joined by none other than Devin the Dude!! Marz produced the Devin track and it's a grimey, futuristic slap where Devin masterfully riffs about how we don't have to do anything any more in the modern world 'cause it's all electronic and done for us and Joe Dub comes rippin in there seamlessly as well like he was just adding his G knowledge to the convo for a laidback result that makes me wanna mix vodka and peach schnapps with Arizona Arnold Palmer. But on the Alex75 produced flipside Joe Dub really shines as an accomplished San Francisco MC (now residing in the middle of the Pacific) dedicated to the craft with rhymes that show that when dues have been paid... it really pays off. The man is a certified pro. For any serious Devin the Dude fanatic and anybody serious about indy Northern California/Bay Area rap vinyl releases this is a must have. A great record on the best format.

First, Eddie K and then Devin ?!?!!?! Who will be next? Blowfly? Actually I heard next up Joe will be releasing the legendary Ellay Khule/Rifleman (produced by CVE) 7" on his own Cali Classics label. I wholeheartedly salute these noble endeavors.

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6 comments:

Zero said...

This shit is ill! When did it come out?

Don said...

a lot of people never heard of him but he was good!

Crazy Hot Tracks

Smooth Triumph said...

my bad, sarge, I mean Alex did both beats, Marz was on the original version of the song per joe dub

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Andrew said...

that devin track really does slap

asitarecordings said...

Thanks for the review.. solid as always! Glad everyone's feelin it. It's pretty much available in the usual spots, including turntable lab (see the stock list below). Cali Classics #1 - Ellay Khule - Rifleman b/w Knuckle Sandwich (remastered) drops next week.

http://asitarecordings.blogspot.com/2010/01/contra-band-electronic-world-7.html