Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This Is For A Time Called Think...

Heroin Hip Hop

One of the sickest 12"s I've ever had the pleasure of hearing, this is Silas Blak and King Otto's "Time Called Think" b/w "How Obnoxious" and "I Know Why" from 2000 (I think). As a lyricist and stylist, Blak is unique; a true artist unlike any other. His dark, abstract imagery is only made more vivid by his deep and off-beat delivery. Otto comes with a set of beats that are equally impressive. "Time Called Think" is haphazardly carried along by a chopped, stumbling bass loop with little else to fill the empty space; while in contrast, "How Obnoxious" utilizes a big band. Always a fan of the b-side, my personal favorite is the epic and atonal dirge "I Know Why". If ever a track was too short, it's this one.
These tracks were meant for an album that I don't think ever made it to the store shelves, and if this 12" was any indication of the quality present, it's truly a shame nothing else materialized. Silas Blak finally dropped a full-length for mass consumption in 2007. Check it here. It's as dope as you think.



Time Called Think 12

3 comments:

  1. Jack, do you by any chance have Rumble Pac - Ready 2 Rumble Pac (2004)?

    Interestingly, CR has a new album coming up this June featuring 2mex, Ellay Khule and Volume 10, which kind of rekindled my interest in his stuff

    Here's a link to the new stuff, if you're interested: http://mistercr.bandcamp.com/album/unsolicited-material

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  2. PS - I can post up his Underground Project and Ragzilla's Revenge solo albums if you want them as well

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