S.O.C.

S.O.H.L. 4ur Tribe
Album: 2 tha bazix
2 tha bazix
Released: 1993
Label: New Breed


S.O.H.L. ( Straight Out Hard Lyrics) 4UR Tribe's Syke and Sevin have entered the Christian hip-hop arena with 2Tha Bazix. They also may have set a record for the most uses of "JC Junkie" on one album.

Their use musical melodies helps draw an immediate comparison to D.C. Talk. Where D.C. Talk brings their sung choruses to the front, Syke and Sevin hand several of the choruses to Eden. Her vocals are excellent and blend in well between the raps, leaving the choruses more in the background, letting Syke and Sevin pack the punch with the verses. While they use plenty of beats, breaks, and scratches, they avoid the overuse of samples.

The raps tend to speed by, but they are quite easy to understand. "Sohl 4UR Tribe Iz Funky" talks about reading the Bible, Christ's Salvation and how we need to be devoted to Him. "Funky Hometown Pinnochio Blues" makes the analogy of Satan as the champion of lies--Pinnochio. They show how we need to stop ourselves when we become angry and are tempted to curse to ask "Lord Have Mercy." "Heaven Sent" reminds us to wait for a mate given by God and avoid unwholesome relationships. "Let The Love Flow" encourages us to let God's love flow through us when we are deeply hurting inside. Syke and Sevin diss "puppet" government officials, urging them to wake up in "Stix and Stones" and sum up their feelings in the statement "stix and stones may break my bones, but politicians can never hurt me," and then diss selfish televangelists in "Nonsense." "Papa Dios" speaks of the realities of life on the streets and how it would be to die on the streets without securing a place in heaven. They wrap (or is that rap) up the project with an up-beat gospel-ish tune about how they use their rap in ministry to their friends.

Like D.C. Talk, they add several humorous tracks such as "Introduction," "The Producer Didn't Show," and "Intermission" which really get old after the third time that you hear them. Stick to the rap music, and leave the humor to comedians. Also, once you remove these tracks, the album comes up well under 40 minutes--a little short. Apart from that, it's a great hip-hop project.

--J. Warner Soditus


Article originally appeared in THE LIGHTHOUSE March, 1993 Copyright ©1993 THE LIGHTHOUSE





<PRE>Track Title BMP Time 1 Introduction 0 0:41 2 S.O.H.L. 4ur Tribe is funky 112 4:23 3 Funky hometown Pinnochio blues 114 4:26 4 Lord have mercy 110 4:38 5 The producer didn't show 0 0:29 6 Heaven sent 64 3:07 7 Intermission 92 1:55 8 Let the love flow 124 4:27 9 Stix and stones 109 4:42 10 Nonsence 117 4:23 11 Papa Dios 90 4:31 (Last verse BPM: 78.2) 12 We boyz 107 4:40 13 Props 0 0:16</PRE>

(source: Busy R.'z Holy Hip Hop Promotion)
Sackcloth Fashions
Sound-Sample(s):
MP3 Null MP3
Dead Mens Bones (MP3)
MP3 I dont get it (MP3)
MP3 Straight (MP3)
MP3 Time (MP3)
Realaudio Cornerstone 98 (Realaudio)
Realaudio Dead Mens Bones (rough mix) (Realaudio)
Realaudio Dead mens bones (Realaudio)
Realaudio Junkhole (Realaudio)
Realaudio Liquid Demon (rough mix) (Realaudio)
Realaudio Rising Sons (Realaudio)
Realaudio Roc n roll (Realaudio)
Realaudio Verbal (G)Eyes (Realaudio)
Realaudio We only just begun (Realaudio)
Realaudio Jungle (Realaudio)
Realmedia Break Groove (Realmedia)
Realmedia Dead Mens Bones (instrumental) (Realmedia)
Realmedia Freestyle (Realmedia)
Realmedia Guiatorsions (Realmedia)
Realmedia Junkhole (drum'n bass mix) (Realmedia)
Realmedia Junkhole Video (Realmedia)
Realmedia Liquid Demon (instrumental) (Realmedia)
Realmedia Questions (Realmedia)
Realmedia Roc's Trip (Realmedia)
Realmedia Schie Jazz (Realmedia)
Realmedia Verbal Eyes (Realmedia)
Realmedia Verbal Eyes Instrumental (Realmedia)
Realmedia Vet Ruff Blues (Realmedia)

E-Mail: laster@sackcloth.com
Homepage: http://www.sackcloth.com
Artist Info: 
PO Box 610
Jamul, Ca 91935
(619) 687-8468


Sackcloth Fahions is about old testament mourning for sin, sackcloth days, and talkin bout making it a fashion. Like beinh humble and junk.

Album: We've only just begun!
We've only just begun!
Released: 1998

Saved Thugs

Say What?
Album: Nuclear Fishin'

Scott Blackwell
Sound-Sample(s):
Realaudio
A continuous beatmix (Realaudio)

E-Mail: info@wordmusic.primex.co.uk
Homepage: http://www.primex.co.uk/wordmusic/track02.html
Album: Myxed trip


Album: Myxed trip 2


Album: The Real Thing


Album: Walk on the Wild Side

Scribe, The
Album: Scribe
Label: Reap Records

Seedplanta aka ZASSP
E-Mail:
zace1@juno.com
Homepage: http://surf.to/trinity

Seekers, The
Artist Info: 
c/o Sage
3529 Cannon Rd STE #2B-309


Album: Left Behind (Single)
Released: 1997

Serius Bizness
Album: No Guts No Glory

Set Free

Sev Statik
Sound-Sample(s):
MP3 Null Realmedia
Rebuild (Realmedia)

Album: Tha Point Man (Tape)
Released: 1998

Seventh Vision

SFC
Sound-Sample(s):
Realaudio
The Vibe (Realaudio)

Album: A Saved Man (in the Jungle...)
Released: 1990


Album: Illumination
Illumination
Released: 1994
Label: Brainstorm


Super-C, solo, with a little help from his friends. Peace 586? Cool poetry breaks &shyp; the brother RedBonz (Futureshock) iz deeeep! Dope, dope lyrics, the dopest ever from SFC. Tight beats. C-Mode Fizzunk. A message to the Hip-Hop Nation. Voice was not made to carry a whole album. Changing styles and guest vocals helps. Tunnel Rats. I dare you to listen to this album without bobbin' your head. No intro like the demo last year (at the beach, your headphones on, . . .) Ask me How I Cope with an SFC slojam. Kool keys on Don't Nap. Jon Gibson. Laid Back grooves. I PRAY THAT SUP MAKES A MILLION. (Listen to the album).

(source: Noah GRZ% on Internet)




Aan alle mensen die een auto hebben! Deze CD is uitermate geschikt om in je auto-installatie af te spelen. Dus haal je auto van de handrem en zet hem in de eerste versnelling. Erg goed geproduceerd, vette beats en toffee-samples. Het deed me eerst een beetje aan Masta Ace denken. Tekstueel is Super C. erg begaafd en gaat vaak vrij diep, maar hij pakt ook gewone onderwerpen aan. Hij vloeit volop als de waterval van Spa. Maar voor de echte dichtliefhebbers zijn er 3 interludes vol met poŽzie en jazz aanwezig. De gedichten zijn gemaakt en opgevoerd door Red Bonez, DJ Cartoon en J.T. en deze zijn lijf! Dus mensen, gooi deze CD in de boombox van je auto en gebruik dit produkt als smeerolie om je motoriek weer gesmeerd te laten lopen.

(source: Rap&Roer Magazine, feb/maart 1996)




Produced by Peace, this group gets more "who's hot" noise than any Christian rappers we know of.


(source: White Flag Entertainment on Internet)




Illumination is a little of old now, and I have had it for a while, but haven't been able to make a review of it. Illumination is an old school type rapper who has been around awhile and is a rock in Christian rap. SFC is a pretty good cd I like some songs more than others, but overall solid. I like the appearances of LPG on the cd, I their style seems a good contrast of SFC's. It's a good pick up.


Review:
Stars: 3 out of 5.
Gospel in the lyrics: 4 out of 5. Bass: 2 out of 5.


(source: Lyrical Oasis, the Internet, January 1997)



Album: Illumination (single)
Label: Brainstorm


Album: Listen up
Released: 1989


Album: Phase III
Phase III
Released: 1992
Label: Brainstorm


Producers SFC met Gene Eugene Studiomuziekanten SFC
Stijl Hardcore Rap (CHrap)

Ik voel me nogal genomen als ik naar MTV Danceclips kijk en naar de Top-40 luister. Ben ik achterlijk ofzo? De meesten mijn omgeving zeggen van niet, dus het zou weleens niet aan mij kunnen liggen. Wat ik hoor en zie is stompzinnig en mist elk niveau waarop getracht wordt een beroep te doen op eventueel aanwezig I.Q. bij de kijker en luisteraar. De mannen en vrouwen, gekleed in gekleurde gordijnen, hijgen wat af door de microfoon en de camera. En je schrikt op als een raptrack eens niet over sex gaat. Kay LC: "Steady relationship is bad for my health..." En toen ik erop ging letten: je wordt overstelpt met dergelijke ongure, banale en totaal onzinnige rap. Voor 80 procent komt er ook weinig intelligentie kijken bij het maken van de meeste muziekjes. Dr. Alban's hitgevoelige deuntjes komen bij mij het ene oor niet eens in. Er zijn veel uitzonderingen: LL Cool J vind ik al tijden en albums lang funky en snelrappend, maar bij hem blijft het euvel van de teksten. Maar het alternatief voor al mijn frustratie kwam tot een eind: Phase III van SFC kwam uit. Het derde album is het absolute summum van CHrap dat tot nu toe uitkwam. Waar je het bij Grote vlagen hoorde bij Dynamic Twins, Freedom of Soul, Mike-E, P.I.D. en Stephen Wiley, bij Kleine vlagen bij Chuckie P., DC Talk, D-Boy en MC Ge Gee, hoor je alles nu voor het eerst op 1 CD tezamen: humor, scratching, close harmony rap, hardcore dreunen, sampling , statements tegen racisme, slogans voor Jezus.


Hans Loeve (source: Bottom Line, Oktober 1992)




<PRE>Track Title BPM Time 1 Intro 76 1:46 2 Hoods of good 97 4:29 3 Glory halagroovin 113 3:42 4 Terror on tape 115 3:54 5 Freedom in captivity 89 4:12 6 One 0 0:33 7 What we need 108 4:02 8 Music is my life 112 5:03 9 Phase III 105 3:42 10 Unity 93 1:09 11 The setting 0 0:37 12 Kill the spirit 92 6:20 13 In the house 107 3:37 14 Swingin 117 4:00 15 Another one 0 0:20 16 Skanewpid 116 3:08 17 DJ Dove (The minister of music) 113 4:55 18 113.3 116 3:38 19 Victory 101 4:22 20 More skanewpid stuff 0 1:23</PRE>

(source: Busy R.'z Holy Hip Hop Promotion)

Album: The Vibe (single)


Album: Transformed

SFS

Shadow of The Locusts
Sound-Sample(s):
Realmedia
Good Medison (Realmedia)

E-Mail: Laster@flash.net
Homepage: http://www.locustfist.com/
Album: (Coming summer 1998)
Released: 1998
Label: Rescue Records

Shannon Martin

Shekina

Shun Sin Crew

Sin Assasinz
Album: Sin Assasinz

Sista Terra
Homepage:
http://192.111.112.91/wbebo/st.htm

Skilledge
Artist Info: 
A concept from The Hague (The Netherlands) that brings Hardcore Hip Hop in the english language. The main rapper is Brian Silos

Slick Shoes

SMG
Sound-Sample(s):
MP2
where did the love go2 (MP2)

Album: Where Did The Love Go
Label: Awake

Smooth Ruffness

SOE

Soldiers of the Light

Solid Rock

Sons of Intellect
Sound-Sample(s):
Realaudio
Worldwide (Realaudio)
Realmedia Cease (Realmedia)

Homepage: http://www.godzhouse.com/sons
Album: Insightful comprehentions
Insightful comprehentions
Released: 1997
Label: Omega Records

Sons of the Lord
Artist Info: 
A duo from Dorchester, MA

Sons of Thunder
E-Mail:
chill550@aol.com
Homepage: http://www.hiphopzone/thunder.com
Artist Info: 
booking info: (757)436-2001


Album: Elohiem (Single)

Squad 5-0

Stephen Wiley
Sound-Sample(s):
MP3
Bible Break (MP3)
MP3 Rapping for Jesus (MP3)

Album: Bible Break
Released: 1985
Label: Brentwood


Album: Rappin for Jesus
Released: 1986
Label: Brentwood


Album: Rhapsody


Album: Rhythm & Poetry

Str8 Young Gangstaz 4 Christ
Album: Steady Bangin'
Released: 1998
Label:
Grapetree

Strait Young Gangsta's

Stylez
Sound-Sample(s):
Realaudio
Prophecy Cometh (Realaudio)
Realaudio Tribulation Cometh (Realaudio)

E-Mail: luke@millstream.net
Homepage: http://www.secta7.com
Album: Prophesy Cometh (Single)
Released: 1998

Subculture Deviants
Sound-Sample(s):
Realaudio
Anthihalation (Realaudio)
Realaudio The World (Realaudio)

E-Mail: schere1@uakron.edu
Artist Info: 
Members: DJBREAKSPRAYMC and Justone aka Warren Worthington III

Album: The Anthill (EP)


1. Catch the Spirit
2. Awake
3. Tech Professors
4. We Live
5. Freestyles


Album: The Energon Cube
Label: Fearless Poets


Artists: Pietro Maximoff the Maximous MC and Justone aka Warren Worthington III Producers: Maximoff and Maximoff. Scratches by DJBREAKSPRAYMC and Doc. Lyrics by Maximoff and Justone. Recording by Doc.
Food provided courtesy of my mom and Doc's mom. Music playing in the background at my house provided by Company Flow, Mood, and Future Shock. Also a guest appearance from my dog, Breakbeat.

Tracklist:


1. Awake
2. Hip Hop?
3. Catch the Spirit
4. The World
5. The Subculture Deviants
6. Antihalation
7. Tech Professors
8. The Energon Cube




Album: The Energon Cube (EP)


1. Awake
2. Hip Hop?
3. The World
4. Antihalation

Sup the Chemist
Sound-Sample(s):
Realmedia
Raiders of the lost art (album preview) (Realmedia)

Album: Raider of the lost art (EP)
Label: BeeSyde Record


1. Mulligan Stew
2. Idiomatic expressions
3. Top Ramen Nights
4. Another untitled joint


The most anticipated comeback of the year is finally here. Sup's new EP entitled Raiders of the Lost Art is available on cassette and CD. The Sup The Chemist Beesyde Records release party will be held in March 1999.






THE DEAL- Hip-Hop purist and underground technician Sup drops a 6 track EP. THE TIGHT- Clearly one of Sup The Chemist's strong points in his delivery which seems to flow so easily that you can imagine Sup recording while chillin on a couch. For all artists trying to do the music thing you have to hear "Top Ramen Nites" where Sup tells the story

of how it is for an underground artist trying to make it. THE BITE- The only real problem here is that the beats tend to get repetitive.
THE BOTTOM LINE- This EP is getting the official HHN stamp of approval. Look for an interview with Sup The Chemist in a future newsletter! THE QUOTE- "Downin' countless Espresso's/as I exit the studio/awake but snorin on my way to work in the morning (that's real)". Sup The Chemist "Top Ramen Nites"


Rating $$$$ out of $$$$$


(Reviewed by: unknown)


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