Monday, July 24, 2017

Concrete Click - Lyrical Terrorism (The EP) - 1995

For those who don't know Concrete Click, It was a Boston Hip-Hop crew composed of K.T (Killa Tactics) a.k.a Anthony Mosley , Dagger or Dagmost a.k.a Joseph Fergus Jr and Dj SugarChild. They dropped in 1995 an EP called "Lyrical Terrorism" on Lifeline Records. 10 tracks fully produced by Dialek, a Boston producer who also worked with Scientifik, D-Auguste, Da F.E.N.C.E Men and more ...

 The Original Concrete Click - Photo courtesy of Anthony Mosley

The official Lifeline Records 12" EP was only made of 4 tracks (Criminal/Can't Get Enough/Gone With The Wind/Where You At) with the instrumentals. In 2010 came out an unofficial Japanese Bootleg release which was combined with the 'Keep It Street' 12" single.  
I've never had the luck to find the official 12" EP in a record store... maybe one day...

Unofficial EP - 2010 - Lifeline Records 

Northeast Performer Magazine Cover - April 1996 - courtesy of Joe Politics.

By the way, the Open Archives snippets above come from a tape given to Magnus Johnstone (RIP) by one of the group member at the end of a show. The tape is now part of the Lecco's Lemma Collection & the Massachusetts Hip Hop Archive.

"Magnus Johnstone was an influential piece of the Boston Hip Hop scene's early stages. In 1985, he started the first all-rap radio program called Lecco's Lemma at MIT's WMBR 88.1, which ran through the late 80's, later moving to Boston College’s WZBC 90.3. He will forever be known as the first person in Boston to truly give local artists a chance to be heard regularly on the radio, playing their demos and even featuring them in-studio live on the air. MC Keithy E later known as the late great Guru of Gangstarr, Ray Dog aka Benzino & Emo E aka Twice Thou who were members of the Almighty RSO, TDS Mob, Top Choice Clique, MC Spice, Big Chuck, Rusti Pendleton formerly Rusti the Toe Jammer, Edo G who was then known as Edo Rock of the F.T.I. Crew, Disco P & The Fresh MC, beatboxer DMX, MC Fantasy, Bodyrock (Chuck & Emo E), Roxbury Crush Crew (RCC), DJ Koo koo, Popeye & Spinach, Coolie J, Magic D, TYPE 4, The Tuff Crew, Killa DJ and MC Capers are just some of the many 1st generation Boston artists whom Magnus gave the chance to be heard. At the time Lecco's Lemma was an immediate success among Hip Hop fans and Boston artists who were hungry to be known." 
Full Article

Feel free to browse the Tapes collection and listen to the snippets !!! 

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