Now I like much of Blackalicious catalog, but my introduction to it was the 1994 Melodica EP. Here is the only track I can find a video for from it, and my CD copy has long since been lost. There's a wonderful track on it called "40 Ounces for Breakfast" that I really wish I could find. The rudimentary beats and hyper-mellow delivery and sharp rhymes grab me more than later-career stuff.

Blackalicious are at Showbox at the Market Saturday night. Tickets here.

h/t: Marcus L. in 1994