Saturday, August 11, 2007

More Diggin'

Gutter Snypes - Trials Of Life

Released on Liberty Grooves, this EP is a classic slab of UK nicety. Admittedly Cel One might not sound entirely British (from Leicester I think) but this track is one of the best Hip Hop tracks in existence.

The story went (at the time of release) that the EP had been pressed in the US, therefore justifying it's cost against other cheaper UK releases. How true that is I'm not sure. Apparently they released it on different colours as well, I've only ever seen in person the blue and black versions (I have the blue - hat doff to Everton.) No differences in the track listings (on blue and black and I don't think they're any different on the red or white pressings) so it would be purely for completist reasons to seek all the colours rather than extra tracks.

This little snippet from discogs says otherwise...

Liberty Grooves released the Gutter Snypes records over 6 different release each in different colours and in ltd amounts:

The Green Version - was Ltd to 500 Units and was released first, and only contains 'Radio edits'.
The White Version - was Ltd to less Than 40 Units and this was the Promo release.
The Black release was the normal pressed version.
The Red Version - Was Ltd to 500 Units.
The Blue Version - Was Ltd to 500 Units.
The Clear Version - Was Ltd to 500 Units and only contained Instrumental Version's.

Useless fact: Prime Cuts provides the cuts on the EP.

For some reason Divshare goes spazzy when playing it back. It does playback at normal speed if you download though.

Jehst - Stand Up

A promo-only release. As you'll probably guess from the title it's a freestyle over the Ludacris 'Stand Up' beat.

To be honest it sounds like Will phoned it in but it's one for the Jehst groupies to grab.

Gunshot - Lockdown

From the 10" of Mind Of A Razor.

Not quite in the same tempo range as the usual Gunshot from this period but it ties in well with the sentiments of Trials of Life so it's being tagged onto this post.

Beat wise, White Child Rix does superb as usual and major props to the lads for rhyming over it as it's not the easiest to get your tongue round.

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