Friday, July 16, 2010

Al Tariq - God Connections

A reissue of Al Tariq's God Connections is slated for a September 14th street date. If you slept on this one the first time around, don't make the same mistake again. The production (Beatnuts, No I.D., V.I.C.) is incredible and you already know Al Tariq is the man.

As an original member of The Beatnuts; one of the most highly regarded groups in the rap game; Al’ Tariq (then known as Fashion) made their first two releases holy in the hands of Hip Hop junkies! His sharp story-telling and skilled delivery made him a favorite of the trio amongst fans.

Around 1994, after the release and touring of the album known to many as Street Level (reissue soon to be available for the first time on 2xLP), and the internal problems of being a part of a group, Al‘ Tariq decided he needed to do his own thing.

Putting together a crew of cunning MC’s and reconciling with his fellow Beatnuts (Psycho Les & Ju Ju), the album titled God Connections was unleashed in 1996. Unfortunately, Correct Records, the label that originally released the project imploded shortly after the street date. Without the promo- tional wheel turning, this record was lost at birth. It’s since become an extremely sought after album and for good reason too, boasting early productions by NO I.D., V.I.C. and of course The Beatnuts!

This deluxe re-issue comes housed in a sharp digipak with booklet and includes liner notes featuring track by track analysis by Al’ Tariq himself!

Al Tariq - Everybody's Talkin' (Vocal) -

Al Tariq - Everybody's Talkin' (Instrumental) -

Al Tariq - Nikki (Vocal) (LP Bonus Track) -

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