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