Various Blends

Profile:
Alternative rappers Various Blends were originally formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1991, and consisted of MCs/producers Friz-B and Eb.F (both friends from childhood) and MC Rasco. They are both also original members of the private hip hop organization Urban Umpires.

They grew out of a previous group called Children of One Destiny, which also included future solo artist Saafir. In 1995, the trio released a local 12” single, “Chill as I Flex,” but went on hiatus when Rasco departed for a solo career the following year (he would go on to record for Peanut Butter Wolf’s Stones Throw label). In the meantime, Eb.F DJed around the area under the name DJ Rasta Cue Tip, and he and Friz-B reconvened as Various Blends in 1999. With production by both group members, as well as Peanut Butter Wolf, and turntable contributions from DJ Serg, Various Blends finally issued their first full-length album, Levitude, on Baraka in late 1999. It gained favorable reviews for its inventive, trippy production, but not much exposure. Baraka also issued an instrumental version of the album in 2000.
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Albums

none Various Blends - Demo album art Various Blends Demo(Cass) VB Music none US 1991 Sell This Version
none Various Blends - More Chemicals album art Various Blends More Chemicals(CDr) Not On Label (Various Blends Self-released) none US 1998 Sell This Version
Various Blends - Levitude album art Various Blends Levitude (Album) Baraka Foundation US 1999 Sell This Version
NMR-106 Various Blends - Fanna Burn Instrumentals album art Various Blends Fanna Burn Instrumentals(2x12", Album) No Mayo Records NMR-106 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Various Blends Various Blends(Cass, Promo) Khalif International none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NA Various Blends - Various Blends album art Various Blends Various Blends(Cass, Single) VB Music NA USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
9602X02 Various Blends - Chill As I Flex / The Dopess album art Various Blends Chill As I Flex / The Dopess(12") Khalif International 9602X02 US 1996 Sell This Version
Various Blends - Krazee Madeo Stylez / Pick A Chemical album art Various Blends Krazee Madeo Stylez / Pick A Chemical Baraka Foundation US 1999 Sell This Version
BKA 1205 Various Blends - To The Gut / Even More Even album art Various Blends To The Gut / Even More Even(12") Baraka Foundation BKA 1205 US 2001 Sell This Version
BKA 1204 Various Blends - My Favorite Mistake album art Various Blends My Favorite Mistake(12") Baraka Foundation BKA 1204 US 2001 Sell This Version
NMR-001 Various Blends - The Pick Up / I Tell U (Remix) album art Various Blends The Pick Up / I Tell U (Remix)(12") No Mayo Records, Antebellum Records NMR-001 US 2003 Sell This Version

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