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Monday, May 19, 2008

The States of Perfection

posted by on May 19 at 9:57 AM

Let’s begin with “We Getz Busy”…

It’s 1994. Erick Sermon, the man behind the boy duo Illegal, has one of the leading and most productive aesthetic programs in the game. As for the video: the stark black-and-white, the circular track shot, the teetering on the edge of total slow motion, the vintage footage serving as a visual equivalent to the vintage samples, the black underground technology of the studio, the urban hardness of the b-boys—this is hiphop in a state of perfection.

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yeah, it's tight

i wish kids still wanted to rhyme like redman

Posted by ndrwmtsn | May 19, 2008 10:32 AM
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Illegal's album "The Untold Truth" and this video actually dropped in '93. I actually still own that Rock Video Monthly:Rap VHS tape...

I always thought these kids and Shyheim aka the Rugged Child had decent albums (or at least, decent production) in the 93/94 era...

Posted by Amnesiac79 | May 19, 2008 3:19 PM

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