July 11, 2015

Slade Savage "Good Son / War Stories" (12", 1999)

Queens-bred MC, Slade Savage released this 12" in 1999. I've never really gotten into the A-Side, "Good Son," but I do dig the B-Side's "War Stories." The production was handled by Bezo, who flips the familiar "Wake Up Everybody" sample by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. The 12" was released by Mike Heron and Gerald Famolari's classic underground label, Hydra Entertainment. Hydra Entertainment is responsible for niche-classics with Screwball, Powerful, Godfather Don, Triflicts (Creature and Gab Gotcha), and among others, an entire Hydra Beats collection available on vinyl. 

I don't know much else about Slade Savage - in fact, I don't even know if he's from Queens, but all the people I know attached to him from back in the 90s came up in Queens, so I'm just connecting the dots. If you're looking for more content, he's featured on another Bezo-produced joint called "Money Matters," by Budda Tye. Word was, he became a father (a few times over) and got a regular 9 to 5 away from music, so that's all I've got in the stash. Dig into the full 12" below ... got more info? Beyond that, check out DJ Koco's "Underground's Finest," a nice tribute to the Hydra catalog.