Monday, April 02, 2018

The Nonce "1990" (Unreleased Album)


The discovery and release of The Nonce 1990 is an important milestone recorded during the Golden Age of Hip-Hop. Recognized as innovators of the LA Hip-Hop Underground, The Nonce was formed by two 17-year olds; Nouka Basetype aka Sach and the late Yusef “Afloat” Mohammed (R.I.P.). As The Nonce, the duo was part of the Project Blowed collective. Just after high school graduation in 1990, the young duo was given the chance to go into a professional studio. Their dreams of a record deal were soon dashed after the production company raised objections to their artistic choices. Unwilling to meet the demands, The Nonce walked away from the project, leaving behind the masters of the very tracks that make up The Nonce 1990. Daniel Borine, of the independent Family Groove label, discovered the lost material for this album in 2017. These 14 rare tracks by The Nonce predate their critically acclaimed 1993 single, Mix Tapes and the classic World Ultimate from 1995. What was once thought to be lost forever is now preserved for generations. The Nonce 1990 is now available to stream below via Fat Beats Distribution and Family Groove Records. Rest In Peace, Yusef Afloat!