Juice Aleem, long-acknowledged as one of the finest MCs the UK has ever produced, finally goes solo. The sometime New Flesh and Gamma frontman who has also worked with Coldcut, Hextstatic, Evil 9 and Adam Freedland amongst many, many others, has decided that at last it's time to go for self.
"Jerusalaam Come" is the result - thirteen tracks of varied beats and broad musical influences held together by Juice's unique lyrical style and mental dexterity. Largely produced by Gamma/Shadowless legend Blackitude, it's an album which is both as raw and as sophisticated as the minds who have made it.
First single "First Lesson" kicks things off, Juice showing rather than telling, when it comes to the failings of many of the MCs on the scene. "Straight Out Of BC" is an electro-dub tribute to the second city featuring Moorish Delta's Cipher Jewels. "The Fallen (Gen. 15.13) continues the dub and roots feeling with a complex lyric drawing links between Biblical proverbs and "The Fallen" of our own society. "Who Is He?" - produced by Tomz and featuring him and Blackitude - is a Gamma get-together, the lyrics skipping over the beat with complete control. "Rock My Hologram," produced by Si Begg, is a dubstep-flavoured number. On "U4Mi" Juice addresses sex and relationships, using a sly humour which is sometimes overlooked in discussions of an MC who can deliver lyrics any way he likes. "KunteKinTeTarDiss" is an attack on rap music and contemporary society more generally. "Higher Higher" is a straight lyrics/battle tune, complete with tribal yells and a bell at the end of each round. "You Shut The ____ Up" is a blistering put down to a younger generation of rhymers who make up what they lack in skill with pure front. "The Killer's Tears" is a Wu-esque story-rhyme drawing on Juice's love of martial arts. "Church of Rock" finds Juice testifying, not entirely seriously, to his own godhood. The album finishes with "Sang Real," an uplifting tribute to the internationalism in Juice's own bloodline and his worldview.
There's no pretence with Juice Aleem - the working title of this album "This Is Not For Everyone". If you're not interested in lyrical intelligence, in hip hop, in MCs with something to say, in Blackitude's skank-funk, in ragged intellect, in ideas, in difference, in coming correct, then you may as well give it a miss. It's an over-used phrase, but in terms of what hip hop is supposed to be about, Juice Aleem is the real deal. If you prefer the fake deal, the trendy bullshit, constant novelty without substance, then turn off now.
Le Klub Des Loosers voit le jour en 1998. Il est composé de 2 Versaillais : Fuzati le MC, aux compétences d'improvisations sur scène incroyables, et Orgasmic Le Toxicologue, le DJ du Klub mais aussi de TTC, dont les scratchs font mouches à chaque fois (il vient d'ailleurs de sortir un mix qui n'est pas passé inaperçu l'année dernière sous le doux nom de "Orgasmic Le Toxicologue est secrètement amoureux de vous"). Le groupe est découvert par Tekilatex de TTC et va faire de nombreuses apparitions sur diverses tapes et autres compilations dont les plus connues sont: "L'Antre De La Folie", "Gastro Entérite" et "Project Chaos"
Label: Record Makers
Production: Klub Des Loosers, Para One
Année: Janvier 2003
01. Baise Les Gens
02. Ca Va S'Arranger
03. Ca Va S'Arranger (Instru)
04. Poussière D'Enfants
05. Poussière D'Enfants (Instru)
06. Désintéressement Passionné
The track is a remake of the 'Fake Charades' song that featured on Lewis Parker's first full length LP 'Masquerades & Sillhouettes' back in 1998'. The beat has been reworked in the SP-1200 and the vocals have been rapped again! Also features the instrumental version too! http://kingunderground.bandcamp.com/album/game-of-charades