January 31, 2020

Wee Bee Foolish "This Kid" (12", 2001)


Wee Bee Foolish are an alternative hip hop group with members Ken Boogaloo, Yeshua DapoED, DJ Bless and semi-official member producer Xtraordinaire. All four members hail from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn in New York. All of their releases have been on the Head Bop music label. They have cited other New York artists such as the Native Tongues Posse, Boogie Down Productions and Juice Crew as influences. To date they have released albums in 2002, "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and 2007's Underdog. Arguably my favorite song from Brighton Beach Memoirs, "This Kid," was released as a 12" in 2001 with distribution through Fat Beats. It's an underground favorite and did well in stores like Fat Beats during that independent run in NYC. Yesh released "Into Fresh Things" on Ill Boogie Records a year later and has remained a popular figure in the underground since back in '96 with Fondle 'Em. Peace to the good brother Pocho. Revisit the underground gem, "This Kid," below...