January 30, 2008
Al Tariq-Da Al Tariq Files
AL Tariq aka Berntony Smalls
You may know him better as Queen's, New York's Fashion (Th-Th-Third of The Trio) from The Beatnuts, with his dope voice and presence appearing first on the great Beatnuts Intoxicated Demons EP (1993)
The reality is that even though Fashion left the Beatnuts and changed his name, he has been as much of as a mainstay as his former group members Junkyard Ju Ju and Psycho Les.
Breaking off from 'The Nuts after their classic self titled (or Street Level) album, Al did some jail time and later came back on the long defunct label Correct Records , the same label that housed Grav and Mannish, who both dropped great albums.
he dropped the dope God Connections LP in 1996 which had beats from The Beatnuts, No ID and V.I.C. and is well worth getting and hearing.
Last year he blessed us with a new (slept on) crew Big City that had him, Les and Problemz over thick and catchy as hell Psycho Les beats and don't forget that he teamed up with Black Attack and Problemz for the Missin Linx first in 1998 and later in 2000 for their Exhibit A EP.
Al has worked with DJ Honda,Mark B,Non Phixion, Necro,Grav, Rawcotiks,Mr Supreme, Boulevard Bou,The Great Ones and a few others, I have compiled a 17 track compilation of what I find to be some of his dopest work and I hope you enjoy it.
crds presents-da al tariq files
1-missin linx - m i a
2-al tariq ft grav and lil ray - city to city
3-al tariq ft the rawcotiks, black attack & problemz - no question
4-mr supreme ft al tariq-run the show
5-al tariq & dj honda - talk about it
6-al tariq - nikki
7-al tariq featuring the rawkotiks & black attack-'god's connect
8-al tariq-coolin out
9-al tariq-wow lord
10-the great ones ft al tariq-that nigga
11-the beatnuts feat al tariq, problemz & marley metal-hammer time
12-black attack ft problemz and al tariq-verbal attack
13-non phixion ft. beatnuts and al tariq -suicide bomb
14-al tariq-black nasty muthafucka
15-black attack feat al tariq-my word
16-al tariq-feel this shit
17-al tariq ft the beatnuts-it's the nuts
Al Tariq the Cold Rock Da Spot blog salutes your dope style...keep on keeping on.