Montag, 17. Oktober 2011
Chopped Herring: CHH3NCH01 ft. Da Henchmen
Da Henchmen founded by B-Boy, producer and joint label owner of Ill Cyde Recs "The Tic" aka "Nes" and his partner James Morgan aka Real, Brooklynite and brother of Saturday Night Live stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan. Da Henchmen were made up of a bunch of different MC's hailing from all corners of NYC. They appeared around 1993 and 1994 as support act in NYC club venues for the likes of Doug E fresh, King Sun and Frankie Cutlass among others. They released an extended EP called 'Beware: Lyricly Dangerous' and a 12" 'Watcha Gonna Do' in 1994 both on Ill Cyde Records, which was set up solely to push the group. Contrary to mythology, there was no third single but there was a different crew from NYC called Da Henchmen! Another overlooked fact was that two of the members, Ray Boogie and True Da Grynch (aka The Evil Twins) featured on Frankie Cutlass' huge Hip Hop club hit 'Puerto Rico' where they shout out Da Henchmen in their rhymes.
Musically, we have picked 3 previously released (though incredibly hard to find) joints from the 2 records released on Ill Cyde and we have been lucky enough to have chosen 3 more unreleased bombs from the vaults of Tic. 'Brooklyn Bastards' is from the 1993 'Beware: Lyricly Dangerous' sessions. 'Basket Case', an homage to b-ball and it's comparison to the art of rhyming, was recorded around the time of the 2nd single in 1994 and 'I want it All' was recorded by Frado (the Beat Man) in 1995 right at the end of the group's short lifespan. [source]
A1 What U Gonna Do? ft. Mental Flex, Brick The Juggernaut, Garders, Big Jam & True Da Grynch
A2 Brooklyn Bastards ft. Naughty Shorty, A-Minner & Wild Juvenile
A3 Live Wire ft. A-Minner, Naughty Shorty & Wild Juvenile
B1 Come On ft. Big Jam
B2 Basket Case ft. True Da Grynch & Murda One
B3 I Want It All ft. Brick The Juggernaut & Garders
Produced by Ticnology and Frado.
Recorded between 1993 and 1995 at Projam Studios & Data Base Studios
The first 75 records will be pressed on orange vinyl, the next 75 records on purple vinyl, another 150 copies on standard black wax. So here we are with another limited release of 300 copies, not to be repressed.
My very extra special thanks goes out to Bob at Chopped Herring Records and Da Henchmen for finally make all the heat available "again". All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.