4.02.2008

MC Al

Radical T - Radical But Critical (On Top Records, 1991). First album by forgettable duo Radical T, relevant (perhaps) for featuring the professional debuts of the Fat Mack and Al Kapeezy as guest MCs. 'MC Al' has such a weak ring to it and I read recently that even when he was a kid his grandma was calling him Al Kapone. The disc is kind of like a Memphis version of Gregory D's The Real Deal in the way mainstream cheese masks nuanced local talent in a nascent scene. Ball sounds the least dated on here and I wonder if these two rapping young brothers have more of a Memphis distinction on 1997's Straight from the Jungle. One for the archives.

3 comments:

kid slizzard said...

Straight from the Jungle, courtesy of google: http://link-protector.com/434631/

zone6 said...

That 1st track's instrumental sounds like dude 'n em's "feet" track. Question: Track 2, "Turn it up", 1st verse, 2nd line (pardon the pun), "...just like fire will..." what? I can't get it!

zone6 said...

Dude those guitars are funky as hell!