Happy New Year...and what better way to kick off the new year than with a dope compilation (first volume of two) from a very underrated West Coast Producer/DJ/MC.
Eric Brooks aka E-Swift was born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Toledo, Ohio and came to prominence through the legendary King Tee with E-Swift appearing on King Tipsy's classic second LP "At Your Own Risk" on the mic and wheels of steel, this led to E.S.P. being formed with Tash and J-Ro (who had previously recorded with King Tee as part of the Compton Posse in the late 80's)
E.S.P. later changed their group name to Tha Alkaholiks on upon a suggestion from King Tee and due to issues with the E.S.P. name.
After appearing officially as Tha Alkaholiks on King Tee's classic third LP Tha Trilfin Album the crew released their classic debut LP 21 and Over in 1993 on Loud records and released 2 more other albums on the that label before taking a 3 year hiatus and releasing the Firewater album on Koch in 2006.
It's now 2018 and the good news is that E-Swift and Tha Liks are still releasing the ill ish and the long overdue and highly anticipated Liknuts LP with the legendary Corona, Queen's Beatnuts will see the light of the day this year.
In the meantime...enjoy!
2018-JMS Presents - A Tribute To E-Swift Volume 1
01 King Tee ft E-Swift- E Get Swift (1990)
02 Tha Alkaholiks - Can't Tell Me Shit (1993)
03 Defari - Big Up (1995)
04 Xzibit ft Saafir & Ras Kass - Plastic Surgery (1996)
05 Heltah Skeltah - Operation Lock Down (1996)
06 Tha Alkaholiks - Daaam (E-Swift Mix) *
07 King Just- Shaolin Soldiers (1995)
08 Defari - Likwit Connection (Feat. Phil Tha Agony & Tha Alkaholiks) (1998)
09 Tha Alkaholiks ft King Tee - Bottoms Up (1995)
10 Xzibit ft Tha Alkaholiks & King Tee - Let It Rain (1998)
11 Dilated Peoples - Right On (feat. Tha Alkaholiks) (2000)
12 Tha Alkaholiks - Make Room (1993)
13 Tha Alkaholiks Presents E & J Sound System - Rubber Bands (2015)
14 Stetsasonic - Go Stetsa 1 (DJ E-Swift Mix) (1994)
15 Barbershop MC's - New Era (feat. Xzibit) (1999)
16 Tha Alkaholiks - Coast II Coast (1995)
*Fat shout out to DJ Notaro for the hook up on that one :)