Peace CRDS readers, while I have been laying here on my sick bed (freaking flu) I have been listening to the great Krispy 3, a dope UK group that I feel didn't get the proper recognition they should have.
Krispy 3 from Chorley, Manchester was made up of Mikey Don, Mr Wiz and Sonic G and they released their first 7" way back in 1989 with the Parliament sampling "Coming In Thru Clear" which was later released as a 12" in 1990 and was backed with "Natch Up".
They followed up that single with the superb "Destroy All The Stereotypes" (Club Mix) a track that freaked the same sample as LL Cool J's "Jingling Baby" (Remix) with some dope keyboards sprinkled on top and accompanied with a smooth bass line.
That same year K3 released the 4 track "Don't Be Misled" 12"
and a white label titled "Hard Times" that featured 3 non LP tracks, "Hard Times", "Harder Times" and "Unknown" and in the same year of 1991, they released their debut self titled album on Kold Sweat.
Although the LP was only 9 tracks long and most tracks had already been released on singles "(Hip Hop Boy", "I Chase U", "G's Summary", "Don't Be Misled", "Natch Up", "Destroy All The Stereotypes" it was still a dope album and featured a lot of classic breaks and samples and there was not one ballad or Hip-House cut in sight, which was pretty much the norm between 89-91.
In 1993 they released the follow up album, Can't Melt The Wax which featured the dope hit "On Tempo"
The other 12" released from that LP was the late, great Eugene McDaniel's sampling "We Don't Go Pop Like Bubblegum" which featured a dope remix.
In 1994 they released a revamped and re-licked version of "On Tempo 94 Lick" , which stands to be one of K3's finest ever moments and the video even received airplay on MTV in the US back in the days.
They also released the Herd Out Da Gate EP which had the "On Tempo 94 Lick" as well as a fat, head nodding remix of "Back It Up (Recylced)" the "Who Ya Know" (Remix) and a Non LP cut the Brand Nubian sampling "I Wont Hesitate (I'd Rather Be First)".
In 1995 K3 were now known as just Krispy and released the 12" "Takin It Easy" as well as a few other 12"s, which all appeared on the From The Country LP released on Bomb Hip Hop Records in 1999.
Check these links for more releases and info...
Krispy 3 Discogs
*Big thanks to JankZ at olasunbekons.blogspot.com