Joint of the Week: Basement Khemists - Everybody (1999)

This week's joint of the week is from the highly underrated Kansas crew known as the Basement Khemists (J Lee, Taha aka Bro Neves, and Joc Max) who first came
to prominence with their "Vibrate" 12" (1999) which included this classic B-Side produced by Joc Max (who was also one half of Domecrackers alongside DJ Spinna)

* This was taken from the superb and essential best of Beyond Real Recordings compilation (2003)

Everything works incredibly well here...The Bob Marley & The Wailers vocal clip and bass line samples, the fat drums and conscious rhymes and sadly when you look at what pollutes and poisons the Hip Hop well in this day and age then this just seems like it was centuries ago before being absolutely talent-less and ignorant unfortunately became an acceptable part of the landscape.

Everything else that this crew released was dope as well and I hope someday they officially release the unreleased material that is floating around out there.


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