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“I’m ready! and now its my turn to build uplift/get swift then drift/ off and do my own thing switch up/change my pitch up/smack my bitch up/” Kool Keith 1998 Give the Drummer some.
Before Kool Keith became the man with 1,000,000 names and personas he was a part of one of the most innovative groups in Hip-Hop history. The Ultramagnetic M.C.’s Moe Love, Ced-Gee, Kool Keith, TR Love and sometimes Tim Dog (Fuck Compton! lol) were apart of what was called the golden age of hip-hop were only the strong survived among a slew of talented acts.
What separates Ultra from other groups is while everyone was talking about cars, cash, clothes, girls,Ultra was taking you on a trip that sometimes reached out of out this universe. I can remember my brother playing Critical Beatdown, ESPECIALLY “Ease Back” saying that these guys were sick. It was until I got a little older were I finally say past just the beats programmed by Ced Gee. This was a crew of M.C.’s that actually wanted to take rap music to another level. Ced-Gee who produced the entire album rarely gets credit for delivering many classic tracks not just for Ultra but many of the Golden Age’s best rappers.
Ultra could be called the God-Fathers for many groups like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Artifacts, Digital Underground to name a few. If you don’t have this album follow the link and put your Louis Vouton jump suit
from Dapper Dan on.
Critical Beatdown 1988, Plateau Records