Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Before you even ask, no this is not Justin Timberlake! Okay, now close your eyes and try to remember! On second thought, open them because you won't be able to read what I'm posting about dammit! So, lets flashback to 1996. Remember, what hip-hop was like back then? Fresh, creative, innovative, interesting, exciting, inspiring, and any other positive adjective that you can come up with. Staying in 96' mode, when I type the words "white rapper" who comes to mind from that era? Most would probably think of artists like Vanilla Ice, 3rd Bass, Everlast and maybe Snow. Unbeknownst to many was another actor/rapper that should be added to that list as well. His name is Brian Green. Yep, that Brian Green! I stumbled upon his rap album entitled "One Stop Carnival" during one of my many music runs to the Shinjuku Tower Records store back in 1996. I heard this Pharcyde sounding track playing in the store, so I immediately approached the counter to ask about it. The clerk handed me this album. I thought he was joking at first! I couldn't believe how dope this album sounded! Brian worked closely with Fatlip from the Pharcyde, so it actually sounds like a Pharcyde album featuring Brian Green.

If you haven't heard this joint by now over a decade later, here's your last chance! I came across this in my travels, so I'm in share mode. This joint STILL bumps too (my head is bobbin' while I type this)!

Thank me later...

Hang at the carnival with Mr. Green

1 comment:

rteer88 said...

Yes, this is one of my slept-on gems from bakndadayz. I used to bump this all the time...correction I still bump this. My favorite track is "That's Right".