Insanely underrated & basically unknown first hip-hop project attempt of now Black Eyed Peas members Will I Am (known as Will1X at the time) & Apl De App. They were signed to Ruthless Records by Eazy E, unfortunately Gangster Rap was the popular form of music at the time (1993) & co-inciding with the death of Eazy E due to AIDS Atban Klanns debut album was shelved because it was considered unsellable & therefore not profitable, they consequently got dropped soon after. Rare few copies exist of it & thankfully it has found its way to YouTube
The album was a fusion of mellow jazz with rap where the lyrics were positive and upbeat akin to that of De La Soul & samples of former rap songs added as tributes. When shown to friends who despise BEPs electronic phase expect results of jaws dropping to the floor at how Will & Apl have now turned out.
Atban Klann= A Tribe Beyond A Nation, only 16 songs were ever created under their name, regardless the album is definitely one to check out & differs quite significantly from BEPs first two underground hip-hop albums ''behind the front/bridging the gap''
Stuff that will fuck you up completely. Rumored to be invented by Hitler
Damn those Jager bombs, they waged Blitzkrieg on my body & before i knew it i couldn't stand up, the battle was lost
Slang for turning useless or old objects into money via pawning or other such methods
*as stated here a primitive form of chemistry this is the true definition of alchemy
eg: Jim sold me a bag of oregano claiming it was cannabis, Alchemy of the highest order i paid 50 quid for a bag of legal herbs.
eg 2) Found some old necklace in my attic, apparently its vintage i flogged it for 500 quid. My alchemy skills mean i'm getting pissed tonight