Making a 2nd volume of Return To Monsta Island was a must. While Sam nailed most of the standout cuts using our set parameters for Vol. 1, I knew there were plenty of others I already had in mind for Vol. 2. After putting together a loose playlist based on my selections and several that Echo Leader had chosen, I realized there was more than enough good material out there to keep most of the restrictions we had for Vol. 1. I decided to include songs featuring verses from outside friends and associates, but every song had to have at least one verse from an original Czar. The DOOM and Grimm restrictions would still be in place as well. At Echo Leader’s request, the DJ Fakts One Remix of MF Grimm’s “The Original” was included “cause it’s so damn dope.” Even though it was recorded before the Czars were formed, it’s a nice tribute to ‘the original’ Monsta Island Czar. All that and then some after the jump… (more…)
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–Marisa Brown, All Music Guide:
“They were originally signed to Loud Records, and began recording their debut album, Symptomatic of a Greater Ill, at the end of 1995. After working on it for more than a year, a release date was set for 1997, but the album was shelved before it ever made it out. When Loud went under, it took independent label Anticon to reissue the record, who finally made Symptomatic of a Greater Ill available to the public’s ears in mid-2006“.
This is their only single and it was produced by Nick Wiz.
Enjoy!01. Outside Looking In (Radio Version) 02. Outside Looking In (Instrumental) 03. Outside Looking In (Album Version) 04. Outside Looking In (A Capella)