This is for the dinosaurs, the carhartt-clad, the Puma-strutters, and the swingers of the orange boxcutters. Today is our day to ruminate on what could have been, what never was, and what would change if you had any say in it.
I wish that Big L, OC, and the Artifacts dropped their debut albums circa ’92, in the style that is witnessed on their demos. Their material that came out in ’94/’95 was great, obviously, but conforms so much to the times with all the slower tempo and/or darker, moodier songs. These guys had already mastered a more energetic 92 flavor and it would have been amazing if they had gotten that material out in an official format.
A few choice examples from the TROY forum:
Aleph: On the subject of J-Treds, why didn’t dude drop a few singles/demos from the Peace Of Mind/Recognize era (94ish), then parlay that into an album? He’s the only Indelible MC that didn’t (I don’t count BMS), and it would have been just as fiyyaah as the other two. I prefer his early raw style to his more polished rhymes circa Make It Happen, not to mention the ill Juggaknots/El-P production vs. the more conventional Kan & Supe beats (nice as they are).
Didn’t the Indelibles plan a posse album sometime in the late 90s? On the strength of Fire In Which You Burn and Weight that would have been some phenomenal shit.
Huldrich Bullsh!t: … Ras Kass wouldve dropped an lp after soul on ice 97-98 with the DITC producers
we’ll i even wish he’d focus and drop an album now with someone overseeing
the golden state warriors wouldve made an album
this flood hadn’t destroyed the original method man tical instrumentals
INS wouldve dropped a solo much earlier like the other first wave of solos with RZA handling the production some Wu features and maybe U-God a sspecial guest not as heavy as ghost on OB4CL but on a few of the tracks
Add on, add on in the comments section. — Thun