Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sip The Juice, We Got Enough To Go Around - 1994

12" - 1995 - Tuff Break 

"Sip The Juice, We Got Enough To Go Around" came out in 1994 on Tuff Break Records. This is a promo album featuring Tuff Break hip-hop artists like Dred Scott, Fourtie, Tasc4orce, Str8-G & Gripsta. 

"A&M Records employee Evan Forster established Tuff Break Records in 1992 with his brothers Jonnie and Darren Forster. Tuff Break was A&M Records rap music imprint. The association was dissolved in February 1995. Tuff Break was to create music discs, cassettes and videos. According to Billboard, the label had the "aim of avoiding morally, politically or socially offending productions."
The first two releases by Tragedy and Dred Scott were #1 on Billboard. By November 1993, the label had four artists and hoped to release five to seven recordings per year.
A&M Records handled commercial radio promotion while Perspective Records promoted Tuff Break product in the R&B market.
On February 11, 1995, Billboard reported that A&M would close Tuff Break because it was "disappointed with the label's inability to generate the same kind of success A&M has with its pop and alternative acts." At the time A&M discontinued the label, it had released seven 12-inch singles, one commercial album and one promotional album Sip the Juice, We Got Enough to Go Around. This album featured the Tuff Break artist roster plus newcomers Tasc4orce, and Fourtie, artists who did not have commercial singles with Tuff Break." - courtesy of Tuff Break Records History 

This wax is really cheap and contains some interesting tracks : "Watch Out" performed by the Philly-based crew Tasc4orce and produced by Shadascious, "Shawn" and "Headlines" performed by the Atlanta-based MC Fourtie and produced by Plead The 5th Productions, "My Mind Is Driftin'" and "Liar" performed and produced by Dred Scott which will be both released on his classic debut album "Breakin' Combs" the same year. 

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