March 21, 2015

Tripps "New York, NY" (12", 1995)

With production from Jim Nice, this is a fresh 12" that was released in 1995 on Echo International. The B-Side wins again with "New York, N.Y.," a Brooklyn (Ocean Ave) banger with obvious comparisons to the aggression and delivery of the Mash Out Posse. "Rage" is a nice track too, but the beat is a little too busy for me, although I do like the "Top Billin" vocal sample on the hook. Echo International released a bunch of singles from the mid-to-late 90s, including the Gravediggaz, Hell Razah, Ram Squad, Sunz of Man, Chill Rob G, Wise Intelligent, and among lots of others, Cover & the C.O.D. Crew, which I've discussed here, so I'm just following my own advice and following the breadcrumbs. Even though I still don't know much about the record all these years later, I can still point you in the direction where you can do your own diggin' and find solid records along the way. Listen below.