Sunday, September 11, 2011

Forgotten Gem: Souls of Mischief - '93 'Til Infinity'

"This is how we chill from '93 'til..."

Truer words couldn't have described this laid back West Coast hip-hop track by Souls of Mischief. Eighteen years later, that chillness lives on.

Acclaimed as one of the seminal classics of the West Coast underground rap movement, the album 93 'Til Infinity is considered somewhat of a forgotten masterpiece. Music critic Steve Huey even referred to it as " of the most slept-on records of the '90s"

The album's title track gained S.O.M. some attention upon its release, sampling Billy Cobham's "Heather" and incorporating smoothed out jazz and funk aethetics and breaks. Souls of Mischief's lyrical complexity, charisma and tight group dynamic are evident on this underappreciated release.

Watch the video to Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" below: