Monday, December 12, 2016

Da Bush Babees "Microphone Check" (The Source, 12/96)


"Kahliyl, a.k.a. Mr. Man, used to be the "Mayor of Washington Square Park" before forming Da Bush Babees in 1993 - along with Lee Major (formerly Babyface Kaos) and Light (formerly Y-Tee). Mr. Man's cognomen was not given to him by anyone in particular, just those who frequented ciphers in which a million wannabees would gather to battle anyone who was up at the soapbox. The subsequent threesome exhibited a total balance that led to the creation of their first LP, Ambushed. With only a three month life span, the trio blessed hip-hop with two memorable anthems. "Remember We" and "We Run Things." Now, Bush Babees (they dropped the "Da") know each other better and have resisted the Versace and Mafioso cloning playing hip-hop out on their sophomore effort, Gravity. Put simply, they have gone back to the basics with messages of love, religion, grounding and spiritual introspection. And do not think PM Dawn." The interview below continues with info on why they dropped the "Da," the musical direction and messaging on Gravity, as well as their first single "The Love Song," and some label talk for good measure. Check it out...