Blak Prophetz ‎– With FX

Label:
Fatt Jointz Records ‎– FJ001
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 With FX (Vocal) 4:05
A2 Words From A Soul Kid 0:53
A3 With FX (Instrumental) 4:05
B1 Da Maddest Style 3:56
B2 With FX (Video Mix) 4:05
B3 The Perfect Beat For Mc's (Bonus Beats) 1:25

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Credits

  • Producer, EngineerW. Berryman* (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Producer, Written-By, Vocals, Engineer, Scratches [Cuts And Scratches], Remix [Remixed By]M. Duffus*
  • Vocals [Additional Vocals]Willie Bee*
  • Vocals [Additional Vocals], Featuring [Feat.]GClef Tha MadkomposA*

Notes

Label given as 'Fatt Jointz Rekordz' on the release itself.

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJ0065 Blak Prophetz With FX / The Maddest Style(5xFile, AAC, Single, RE, RM) Digital Jukebox Records DJ0065 UK 2016
DJ0065 Blak Prophetz With FX / The Maddest Style(5xFile, MP3, Single, RE, RM) Digital Jukebox Records DJ0065 UK 2016

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bigmamadoo

bigmamadoo

July 22, 2016

Although mentioned on the label, W.Berryman or Will Bee as he calls himself is not and was never a producer or an engineer on any of those songs, Please get your facts straight. Please remove his name from this entry. That dude W.Berryman was not even around when the B-Side tracks were created. Sorry but if you follow UK Hip Hop you will find that M.Duffus is and was the only producer for all Blak Prophetz tracks, songs and music, W.Berryman had never had the technical knowledge to even know what a sampler was. From what I saw, M.Duffus is and has always been the creator. Please remove this leech W.Berryman from Blak Prophetz music and do your research and you will never find this trolls name associated with music at all.
digitaljukebox

digitaljukebox

August 8, 2015
Mike Lewis - Editor Hip Hop Connection Magazine UK/USA

"After a long time away Blak ProphetZ return stronger than ever. Their latest single 'With Fx' / 'The Maddest Style' (Fatt JointZ) has a beat as catchy as a Primo production and vocals that sound fresh from the streets of NY. Sure Shot and Willie Bee will be dropping nuggets on us throughout the year so watch this space".

HMV Records - Corporate Hip Hop Reviews Section - UK/USA

"The names might not be that familiar, but The Blak Prophetz have actually been kicking out hip-hop jams since the late 70's/early 80's. Sure Shot and Willie B, return on Fat Jointz with a 12" just steeped in class. Raw, lyrically upfront and built on real head-nodding grooves, all tracks on show display an undeniable sound but the beats are straight outta the New York underground and should easily see the duo crossing onto all the best dancefloors. Don't know The Blak Prophetz? Well, prepare to be converted!"

Blues & Soul Magazine - Editor - USA/Europe

It¹s been out for a minute, but the Blak Prophetz¹ ³With FX² is still worthy of a mention. Boasting possibly the best Premier beat that Primo didn¹t actually produce, the duo bounce witty lines off one another whilst the choppy, up tempo beat slaps the shit out of your speakers. ³The Maddest Style² is more of the same - well-produced underground Hip Hop. Originally from the UK but now based in NY, crate-diggers out there might recognize
this pair from their time with the Kold Sweat label.

ALTRAP – Editor , Europe

What would the word do without DJ Premier? His template for putting together a hot joint has seen many attempt to copy his blueprint and fail to pull it off. On the title track, amid a collage of throaty female vocals, chopped KRS snippets, and a snare heavy beat, Sure Shot and Willie B represent lovely - coming off an with in-your-face mixture of rhymes and attitude that owes no small debt to Freddie Foxxx. The flipside, 'Maddest Style' sees an even more Primo-by-numbers steelo on displayed - the beat, the cuts and chops on the hook... it all smacks of the Gang Starr DJ's signature. Rather than looking on this as BITING Primo's style though, you should look on this as building and adding to a successful formula. And then you should go pick it up, cos its off the chain.
RATING: 4.5 / 5


RWD Magazine - UK/Europe

"Side A kicks in with a laid back beat with KRS chopped into a la Premo style, laying the foundation for the MCs to get subliminal with lines like 'A stranger to my own planet, I spit pain through 13 stories of granite'. Flip it over to the B side 'Maddest Style' and you'll find an subtly offbeat track the MC spices up with old skool references and clever lyrics".4 out of 5 rating

Revolution Records - USA

"BLAK PROPHETZ "With Fx / The Maddest Style" UK FATT JOINTZ 12" (Fj001) Resident In London Since The Mid 80s, The New York Duo Of Producer Sure Shot And Willie Bee Have A History In Hip Hop. Their Solid Head Nodding Sound Is Informed By A Vast Collection And Knowledge Of Jazz, Funk And Breaks, And Their Style Immediately Jumps Out With That Classic New York Flavour. Unusually For A UK Release, But Unsurprising Given The Quality Of The Music, Both Tracks Are Already Blowing Up On The U.S. Underground, And Strong Reviews Look Set For All Main UK Publications. Vocal & Inst Versions For Both".

Music ESP USA - USA

"The dopest underground producers, Sure Shot & Willie Bee, have decided to come out into the open to show their raw talent for producing some of the best Hip Hop over the years. Since 1979, DJ Sure Shot has been putting it down, producing and rapping. In 1984, Sure Shot hooked up with Willie B in front of a record store and the rest is history. The Blak ProphetZ bring you neck snappin, mind blowin, New York styled beats, putting them ahead of all the others. The ProphetZ are underground giants, and with this release, the whole world will finally be able to recognize this duo for many years to come. A must have for any real hip-hop head. Don't sleep folks… you'll thank me later".

David Munoz - Editor, Dunderwerks USA

"With FX" opens up the EP with a beat that makes heads nod out of control. "The Maddest Style" This track reminds me of Primo... I can't help it. The delivery brings me back to a good time in music, when clarity was a necessity. I can remember buying the D&D Projects first CD and thinking how underrated it was. Never really made a dent in the industry… but sometimes that's what it takes to become nice enough to pay dues and keep moving forward. With the saturation of Hip Hop, mainstream & underground, This track reminds you of just how much you enjoy the true sounds of amazingly produced tracks".
On a rate scale of 1 to 10 (10 being tight as a muthafucka) Dunderwerks.com gives this promo a freakin 9… werd.

Fusion MTV Base - UK /Europe

Yep, when it comes to true skool values The Blak Prophetz fly the flag high and proud. For those who remember life before blips and syncopated beats, their no frills approach makes for a refreshing change to the musical matrix of Tim and the Neps.

This value for money 12-inch features two equally rugged mixes of 'With FX', the hiccup-funk of 'Maddest Style', a transatlantic freestyle skit featuring Gclef of The Soul Kid Klik, plus bonus beats. Ardent old skoolers can stop drooling now.

Mathew Stribb - 33 Third Records - USA

A’ight as far as ill shit goes on an independent level its either good or bad, no real in between. Well you really want to get in on the ground floor?. Dont sleep on these cats. If Fatt Jointz continues to put out gems like This Blak Prophetz single then they are in to make some loot. For real, the beats on this record are just nice as hell, the production is dope, and the flows are dope. What else can we say, but why the hell have'nt these cats been discovered yet?. DONT SLEEP.