Thursday, December 17, 2009

Footprints: Operation Raw


Bean One and Proh Mic = Footprints

Here's an early lo-fi release from Seattle producer Bean One. After I found out about his project Doublevision, I picked up this dope tape back in the day from local music supporter Orpheum Records on Broadway. It's a great snapshot of some obviously talented artists in their early days. Although Bean has become a household name in the underground hip hop community (producing tracks for such notables as Charlie 2Na and Trife Da God), I'm not really sure what Proh Mic has been up to. Any info would be appreciated. Other names that appear on this tape include Putney Swope, Verse Omega, Kylea from Beyond Reality, and Mr. Hill (later to be found all over Oldominion releases). Check it! It's a taperip, so 2 long-ass tracks in length, totaling over an hour of classic grimy and lo-fi goodness from '99.

Operation Raw

3 comments:

  1. Proh Mic produced the whole last X-Clan joint a while ago. He's in LA now, doin' his thing still. Google Hawthorne Headhunters, that's his new project.

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  2. Thanks for the info! Good to know he's out there.

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  3. Footprints had another album called B.Boy Scriptures too. King Otto did at least one song on there ("To My Mans").

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