Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dead Poetz Society - Klockuz / Lick a Shot - 1996

In 1996, a dope 12" was released by a NYC group called the Dead Poetz Society. This group started in the mid 90s and was originally composed of 7Storm8 a.k.a Storm, GrymmTahborn Ba-MikBeef Mizer and Las Revinu (universal spelt backwards). They were all from Crown Heights except Las revinu who was from Sunset Park. 7Storm8 the founder member of the group was born in Barbados and raised in Bedstuy but moved to Crown Heights where he met the rest of the group. In the late 1995 two other members were introduced to the group. Drama Lord from Harlem and Red Devil from East New York were the last two pieces of the puzzle. 

The 12" came out on Dreamstate Entertainment / Challys Records, both labels managed by Storm, Suave and Face.  
On the first side of the wax, you can listen to the tracks "Klockuz" featuring 7storm8, Grymm, Tahborn Ba-Mik and "Lick a Shot" featuring Beef Mizer, Drama Lord, Las Revinu and Red Devil,  both tracks produced by 7Storm8. 

"Lick a shot" was well received by the indie hip-hop scene when it came out and the single ended up on many mixtapes like the Crooklyn Cuts Volume III mixed by the legendary Dj Premier. 
For your personal knowledge, "Lick a Shot" contains a sample of "Sensuality (Part 1 & 2)" from the Isley Brothers's album "The Heat Is On" released in 1975.
On the flip side "Lick a Shot" is available in its remix version, a version produced by Slomo the Ghetto Jedi for Demo Ya Dome Productions.

Mad Props to  Joel M Jones Sr. and Kevin Starks

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