Deeper in Brooklyn were a group of rappers who emerged from the muck of the Coney Island’s neighboring smaller and lesser known neighborhood, Sheepshead Bay. It was an unswimmable mafia run ocean-front sewage plant in paradise.
From beginning to end, the Brooklyn Hoodratz present everything from penetrating lyrics to authentic home-made bluesy, positive beats. Taking you through lyrical worlds each member offers a totally different authentic pre-hipster Brooklyn “native born” delivery. A unique blend somehow combined into the whole album like one voice. At times bubbling of genius and making you wonder where they were headed.
Mixing stylistic elements from the Beastie Boys and Wu-Tang Clan, combined with underground beats reminiscent of nineties hip-hop crews like Heiroglyphics or Dilated Peoples the Brooklyn Hoodratz had a unique sound all their own. They were low tech. Working with hardcore techno producer 8Bits basic 8-Bit gear, including 4-track machines and $5 Coby (not Sony) Headphones, and Commodore Amigas.
released January 12, 2002
EMCEES : Geo (Cihan K.), Noncents or Counterpoint (Lenny M.), Sook (Lenny S.), Houligan (Chris H.)
BEATS : 8Bit (unless specified)
"Schemes & Treachery" Beat : Houligan
"Devoured by the City" Guitar : Dennis Walchek