Monday, June 23, 2008
EMC is a super group consisting of the Midwest's phenom Stricklin, the widely respected Lyricist Lounge duo Punchline & Wordsworth, and the Brooklyn-bred, battle-tested Juice Crew member Masta Ace. After having extensively toured together in 2001, the four became extremely close and both they and their fans recognized their chemistry. The Milwaukee born and raised Stricklin garnered attention in the late 90's while he was signed to Tommy Boy Records and Punch and Words were integral in the success of the groundbreaking MTV program "The Lyricist Lounge Show" and have released EP's both as a group and as solo artists. All three caught the ear of Masta Ace before touring together and all three were featured on his two most recent albums.
EMC started a feeding frenzy in 2007 with the release of the 12" single "E.M.C." and now they finally drop their full-length album "The Show." With more than 20 tracks and appearances by Sean Price, Little Brother, Ladybug Mecca (of Digable Planets), and Money Harm (of Product G & B), "The Show" has been in constant rotation on Hip Hop Flavors on WMNF 88.5 in tampa. And while the album proves to be a showcase of lyrical talents, the tracks themselves guarantee to bang with production by The Are, Ayatollah, Nicolay, Koolade, Quincy Tones, Frequency, and J.
Download: EMC "leak it out"