An originator of the chatty rhythmic vocal style known as toasting - a key foundational element in the development of rap in it's early stages in the 1970s - U-Roy left behind an unmatched legacy which is clearly on display on Solid Gold.
Formed at London's goth epicenter, the Batcave, in 1982, the Fiends' early use of loops, synth sheens and a dub sensibility yielded a deal with Anagram and rapid chart success. This record tracks their early evolution-essential listening for all ASF fans.
“It Takes A Thief” is the debut studio album by Coolio. Originally released in 1994, the album was certified platinum and received praise for bringing a humorous and lighthearted perspective to often violent and profane themes of typical gangsta rap.