November 01, 2014

Da Grassroots "Body Language" (12", 2000)


Da Grassroots were on Conception Records, and this is there 12” from 2000, ‘Body Language.’ The Canadian production team consists of Mr. Murray, Mr. Attic, and Swiff. ‘Body Language’ is credited to Mr. Attic on production and features fellow-Canadian legends Choclair and Saukrates. ‘Body Language’ was the third single from Da Grassroots’ debut album, ‘Passing Through Time,’ which was well-received in the underground and we considered them pioneers in the indie scene up in Toronto. I remember seeing the track get ‘Heavy Rotation’ in Vibe in January, 2001. The Canadian support also extended to Arcee, K-os, Thrust & Ghetto Concept, also featured on the album. Following the success of ‘Passage Through Time,’ each member of the group began working on various solo projects. The artwork for the 12” was a nude model sitting poolside, which I always thought was kinda tacky, but the record is solid, check it out below…