Thursday, January 03, 2013

BRaSS TaCKs` "iCe BReaKeR CLaSSiC b/w HiDDeN iNSiGHT" [12 iNCH]...

A few days ago I was over at my homie 16 SPLiFFs` crib, goin` thru his record collection I came across this joint that I hadn`t heard before. The only thing that was a lil` familiar to me was the producers Wall & Steel from Down To Erf, so instantly I asked my friend to put it on then proceeded to ask more questions about the 12 inch itself. He told me what he knew about it & was even nice enough to rip it for me. So today my friends I`m goin` to share with y`all this very mysterious record....LoL


So the single is from Brass Tacks & it was released all the way back in 1996 on Starpoint Music. I just gotta say that this is indie Canadian Hip Hop at it`s rawest, the only downside about it is that it`s a pretty rare record. The record collectin` nerds go quite nuts over this one on the interweb.....LoL, now if you do happen to come across a copy of this 12 inch do a lil` research before ya go & sell ya`self wife to cop it `cuz chances are it could be one of the bootleg joints that some folks pressed up in Japan around 2009. Anyways, Brass Tacks rep` Toronto & from what I can tell they had a short run releasing an EP & a couple of 12 inch singles in 1997 & that`s about it. I`m still actually a lil` surprised that I hadn`t heard of `em before, but I`m definitely glad that I stumbled across this 12 inch. What ya get is some nice Jazz~dusty beats meshed with street influenced lyrics. So go `head & check it out, you`ll be glad ya did...









Label: Starpoint 
Released: 1996


1. Ice Breaker Classic [Original Serious Mix]
2. Ice Breaker Classic [Radio Edit]
3. Hidden Insight [Classic Mix]
4. Hidden Insight [Instr.]

















N`JoY...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I actually used to babysit one member when he was a little boy. Terrence Thompson and his brother Stacey were very good kids. Their father, Trevor, introduced me to some very good music when I was a teenager and I am grateful for this. He was very much into the new soul and r and b at the time and had a great ear for innovative hits and sounds. I am still searching out some of the music he gave me on cassette back then. Terrence gave me a CD in 97 and it contained some incredible work from Brass Tacks. Its title was Rush of the Planets and had 6 or seven great tracks. I could tell then that Terrence was all grown up as I had not seen him in awhile. Look for it. Some is up on youtube. The lyrics alone are smart and relevant and even prophetic today but don't take my word for it. Find it. I just wonder if they are still making good music today, even individually.
Much love for Brass Tacks,
Patrick

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

Thanks for taking the time to post ya` comment homie, it`s much appreciated! I am definitely gon` check out that "Rush Of The Planets" if I am fortunate enough to find it I`ll be posting it here for everyone else to hear...



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