You may know of these cats from their 1994 single, “Lil Sum Em Sum Em“, under the name Geo & Ricochet. At least that’s the one that I remember hearing on college radio and then on vinyl. Or you might have first heard them all together on “Get Wise” also in 1994. You can check for their unreleased album and other mixtapes here.
Freestyle Professors in 2009
Well, lo and behold, 15 years later and they’re dropping an album featuring production from Diamond D, Show, Buckwild, Lord Finesse and Minnesota. To be fair, they only do a beat each while the rest of the production is handled by crew member, Branesparker, and one by J-Superia. The beats are grimy. Dirty drum breaks chopped up, simple head nodding samples. They definitely have that mid 90’s “heavy” Bronx sound down pat.
We can’t give you a download to the entire album because that would just be wrong. It drops October 1st and is being sold at a normal price. Not on some “limited”, your kids will have to go hungry this week, prices. Here’s a few tracks off of “Gryme Tyme” to let you know what you have to look forward to:[click on title to preview]
Think About It (produced by Diamond D)
Time Flies (produced by Minnesota)
The Lord’s Prayer (produced by Buckwild)
We Comin’ (produced by Show)
Gryme Tyme (produced by Branesparker)
I think you might still be able to get one of the limited bonus 45s if you pre order now.
If you’re diggin’ any of those, cop here.