Friday, May 15, 2015

Onyx "Slam" (The Source, May 1993)


"After you've thrown your guns in the air and ripped out hearts and put them into rhymes, what is there left to do? Well, if you're Fredro, Sticky Fingers, Sonny Caesar and Big DS, the fun is just beginning. Pick a corner, build up speed, and just slam. With this one, Onyx is set to introduce the art of slam dancing to the youth of Black America. Crashing into each other and passing the mic back and forth, the hard heads attack the track's spare bass and drum sounds with a frenzied level of energy that picks up right where "Gunz" left off. The lyrics are hard and foul, and the shout-along chorus demands that "B-Boys make noise." Check out the visuals to "Slam" below...


"Once again, it is Sticky Fingers who comes off with the sickest, All-Madden performance. With vocal chords straining, he shrieks "I'm a B-Boy standin' in my B-Boy stance / Hurry up and give me the microphone before I bus' in my pants / The mad author of anguish / My language, polluted / Onyx is heavyweight and still undisputed." The carnage continues..." - The Source, May 1993.