I’m not going to pretend like I knew N-Tense was Blu Warta because I didn’t. I remember copping the Phat Wax single “Raised Da Levels of The Boom” many moons ago. Anything that had a sample like that was an automatic hit back then.
Not taking anything away from the actual record, but that infectious Busta sample off The Scenario is what got us open at first. Back then Phat Wax had the Now Born Click (Mad Sick) and Preacher Earl & The Ministry so I was quite familiar with their roster. Raised The Levels of Da Boom was one of those tracks that just encapsulated that Golden Era sound. If there is you know not familiar with that era or wasn’t old enough to appreciate it, just put on that N-Tense record. It embodies everything we love about the 9o’s. (more…)