January 20, 2015

Ran Reed "The Introduction" (12", 1999)


With production from one of the underground kings, Nick Wiz on both tracks from this 12", the A-Side single, "The Introduction" also features the Cella Dwellas & Moonie D. It was released in 1999 on New York's Bronx Science Recordings, which was also home to Breez Evahflowin, Bedroom Wizard, K-Otix, Apathy, L-Fudge, Apani & lots of others cut from that same cloth. In 2012, Nick Wiz presented a CD & LP release of "Respect the Architect: 1992-1998" by the New Jersey MC Ran Reed on No Sleep Recordings. With a buzz surrounding Nick Wiz's consecutive releases of instrumentals and feature-compilations, I trust this brought extra attention to the project and Nick Wiz did produce over 90% of the LP. I highly recommend picking up a copy of that, and all volumes of Nick Wiz's Cellar Selections & Cellar Instrumentals. For now, dig into Ran Reed's 12" for "The Introduction" and "Enough" below. I'm told new music is coming soon, too!