Al' Tariq

Al' Tariq

Real Name:
Berntony Smalls
Profile:
You may know him better as Queen's, New York's Fashion (Th-Th-Third of The Trio) from The Beatnuts, with his dope voice and presence appearing first on the great Beatnuts Intoxicated Demons EP (1993).
The reality is that even though Fashion left the Beatnuts and changed his name, he has been as much of as a mainstay as his former group members Junkyard Ju Ju and Psycho Les.
Breaking off from 'The Nuts after their classic self titled (or Street Level) album, Al did some jail time and later came back on the long defunct label Correct Records , the same label that housed Grav and Mannish, who both dropped great albums.
He dropped the dope God Connections LP in 1996 which had beats from The Beatnuts, No ID and V.I.C. and is well worth getting and hearing.
Last year he blessed us with a new (slept on) crew Big City that had him, Les and Problemz over thick and catchy as hell Psycho Les beats and don't forget that he teamed up with Black Attack and Problemz for the Missin Linx first in 1998 and later in 2000 for their Exhibit A EP.
Al has worked with DJ Honda,Mark B,Non Phixion, Necro,Grav, Rawcotiks,Mr Supreme, Boulevard Bou,The Great Ones and a few others.
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Al' Tariq Discography

Albums

10004-4 Al' Tariq God Connections (Album) Correct Records 10004-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
9917-2 Al' Tariq / Grav Al' Tariq / Grav - NY -> Chi(CD, Promo, Smplr) Correct Records 9917-2 US 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

10210-1 Al' Tariq Everybody's Talkin' / Crime Pays (Single) Correct Records 10210-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
CDPRO 9914 Al' Tariq Do Yo’ Thang / Spectacular (Single) Correct Records CDPRO 9914 US 1996 Sell This Version
SPR09915 Al' Tariq Think Not / Peace Akki Correct Records SPR09915 US 1996 Sell This Version
WORDV 013 The Great Ones Featuring Al Tariq* The Great Ones Featuring Al Tariq* - That Nigga / No Questions Asked(12") Wordplay Records WORDV 013 UK 2000 Sell This Version
B268655-01 Babu - The Dilated Junkie* Feat. The Beatnuts & Al Tariq* / Nature (4) Babu - The Dilated Junkie* Feat. The Beatnuts & Al Tariq* / Nature (4) - Duck Season / What Cha Know(12", Promo) Universal Records B268655-01 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
360.005-1 Al' Tariq Coolin Out / Wow Lord(12", Ltd) 360° Records (2) 360.005-1 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
NSD-25 Psycho Les, Al Tariq* & Problemz aka Big City (3) Psycho Les, Al Tariq* & Problemz aka Big City (3) - Chedda / Stick Em Up(12") Nature Sounds NSD-25 US 2007 Sell This Version

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