Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tha Alkaholiks "21 and Over" (Press Kit, 1993)


"Make room for three of L.A.'s dopest rappers, Tha Alkaholiks! They will poison you with their deep liquid hip-hop beats and their hardcore drunk lyrical skills - a chaser is not needed for this trio. RCA/Loud Records brings you J-Ro (James Robinson), 23, who raps and writes; Tash (Rico Smith), 22, who also raps and writes; and E-Swift (Eric Brooks), 23, who raps, writes, flexes his skills on the tables ... Along with all this talent, E-Swift produced "21 and Over" as well as other projects including the St. Ides commercials. This crew met in Los Angels and with eight years of experience between them, began putting their beats and rhymes together. Just pull out your latest King Tee album ("The Triflin' Album") and see for yourself. Tha Alkaholiks are featured on the hit single, "Got It Bad Ya'll." This was their first commercial release and their first sip of success..."


"They will keep you synchronized and amused with tales of their experiences with alcohol. With inspirations such as Slick Rick, LL Cool J, Eric B. and Rakim, and Run DMC, they knew they had all the right flavors... Their name and their songs highlight the times when they just kick it, drinking 40 oz.'s, and making dope drunk beats. The group encourages people not to drive when they drink and chose to title their album "21 and Over." In other words, alcohol is not the end all and be all to Tha Alkaholiks - they simply like to drink and have fun. 'It's tha LIKS baby, it's tha LIKS!'"