that colour grading is so on-brand they should have pulled a screengrab from it and gone back in time ro re-do the Hell on Earth cover and do it justice
5 minutes of internet research and the Shipment is reinforced as king of intuitive rap trivia, congrats.
also of note:
yes! the whole aesthetic feels very of its time. i was finishing up college when motion design was really popping off with this kind of thing so I was really into following music video production/design. wanted to do be a part of until I visited a design studio in LA who specialized in it… it looked like a sweatshop and the employees all looked 100% burnt out.
this sounds awesome. never saw them live either
that fictional rapper gory al gore could’ve gone in on these beats.
time mobb deep came to oxford, I went Cardiff for super furry animals for umpteenth time, instead.
big animal instinct vibe on this one, babyfather meditation…
Nice. I like that Gino Sorcinelli guy. Got the playlist on now.
Didn’t realise he did stuff for Kanye West.
Make way…for fully-auto gun spray
You’re small prey, I’ll easily bait and trap game
This man is half mad scientist-half sane
Create a rhyme labyrinth like poisonous cannabis
Here, take a toke of this deadly rare vocalist
Overpower y’all, tiny noise like locusts
Like sunlight thru a magnifying glass I’ll focus and burn
A hole straight thru ya brain and leave ya open (Oh shit!)
And let the venom soak in
You start sweatin’ and goin’ thru convulsions from dope shit I writ
such a great vocal flip. probably havocs most wu sounding joint.
Music peaked at Prodigy’s first verse on Hell On Earth
yeah, i love this record but it’s not been on a midsummer tip for me
that’s what the TI record was for.
still bumping it
got a radio edit of top back and been playing it daily for my kids to bounce to
On this particular revisit, More Trife Life is really standing out. Havoc holds his own, and love that weird creaking door sample.
UGK - Ridin’ Dirty
Possibly my favourite track on it (although competition pretty tough)