This is some hilarious, pre-Little Brother shit from Phonte and producer Eccentric. It's the story of two broke-ass underground MCs (Paradox the Bilateral Metaphor and Scalene Scientific) trying out a bunch of different styles to get a deal. Phonte does a ton of dead-on impressions, mostly freestyled, of rappers like DMX, Wu-Tang, and Eminem. They had me dying when they busted out the Tekitha impression on "69th Chamber Intercourse." I'm all sweaty with a fever and I'm rollin' listening to this shit. =)
In late 2000, me and my producer Eccentric recorded about 8 songs
for a solo project I was working on. After the label we were working
with folded, we sat around his crib for a few days chillin’ with
some loose instrumentals. Pissed off about our label situation and
thinking about our next move, we started recording a
(autobiographical?????) comedy album about two “underground” MC’s
struggling to get a record deal. Everything was completely
freestyled and created on the spot, and very seldom did we do
alternate takes. We finished the album in 2-3 days, after which I
played the record for my crew and made copies for a few friends
before finally posting it on the internet.
The word got around pretty quickly that me and Eccentric (also known
as “Fucking Jerrold” from the “Get Up”) were some wild dudes.
Although Me, Pooh, and 9th would go on to form Little Brother and a
hard drive crash would basically take Eccentric out of the producing
game, we look back on this album as a hilarious reminder of
the “early days” when we were still searching for our place in hip
hop. It amazes me that after 3 years (this was written in 03) people
still ask about this record. After all, me and Eccentric were
just “two broke n—-s with no deals who didn’t have shit else to do
with their time”. Here it is in all its horribly mixed and
unmastered glory, Enjoy!