This much-forgotten crew straddled the line between backpacker/ student and New York underground hip-hop. DJ Spinna handled the spaced-out production, with Mr. Complex, Ben the Coal Churnin’ Masta, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Tiye Phoenix sharing the mic with hot female MC Apani B Fly on their first album, 1999’s ‘Rhyme Related.’
The two standout cuts there were ‘Big Phat Boom’, and this absorbing gem. The group re-united for 2007’s ‘Break Glass’ album with Phoenix replacing Apani, but with a lesser impact. ’99 was clearly their time to shine.