Monday, May 28, 2007

Rhymes Worth More Than Platinum...

Back in 1988, after marginal noise made by their first EP a group of cats named Wrecks-N- Effect released their self-titled debut on Motown Records. Teddy Riley’s brother, Markell Riley, Brandon Mitchell (Teddy’s half brother), Aquil Davidson and Keith "K.C." Harris (neither of which were related to him in any traceable form) made up the crew with Aquil really being the only memorable part. While tracks like “Juicy” made many a panty wet and “Club Head” enjoyed the famously short and not-really-appreciated-but-somewhat-tolerated Hip-House movement the track “Peanut Butter” was the crème de la crème for me. Aquil’s voice and delivery were aggressive and smooth and the way they built the track at the beginning always got me open. They also had the “New Jack Swing” track which heralded the musical movement of the same name. I can admit that I thought Teddy was the shit and was a big fan of Kane’s “I get the job done.” and Mr. Brown’s “Prerogative” They also had Redhead on a posse cut called “Friends to the end” and at the time “Do the right thing” was in heavy rotation on my piece of shit turntables. While it doesn’t really stand up to the test of time it was a record that made you hate “Rumpshaker” even more and resent the “G-Funk” movement until you were consumed by it’s undeniable charm from artists like Celebrity Fit Club Star, Warren G. Unfortunately they renamed themselves Wreckx-N-Effect in 1992 to keep it real.

01 - New Jack Swing
02 - Leave The Mike Smokin
03 - Juicy
04 - Club Head
05 - Soul Man
06 - Deep
07 - Wipe Your Sweat
08 - V-Man
09 - Peanut Butter
10 - Friends To The End
11 - Rock Steady

1 comment:

Eric said...
Peep the link....that Wreckx was the shit...especially, "Peanut Butter"

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