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Monday, February 27, 2006

Pitch Black - It's All Real

Pitch Black's members (D.G., Devious, Fast, G.O.D., and Zakee) have each been involved with hip-hop since day one. Zakee says "Everybody was doing their thing, talent shows, school performances, beat boxing, djaying, we all wrote graffiti. So we're 360 degrees of hip-hop, we cover every aspect of the culture, the way of life." After forming Pitch Black in 1994, the five went straight to the lab and honed their skills, writing rhymes, and recording tracks.

Pitch Black paid serious dues, starting from the bottom with independent releases: "Hold Me Down" b/w "Ashes to Ashes" and shortly after a 5 track EP. The budget was bare bones but the music blazed trails up and down the East Coast. D.G. says "People felt our music and we realized our potential. We saw that it could be, so we pushed it to the next level."

Pitch Black maneuvered into the big leagues by opening for Jay-Z, DMX, Cash Money Tour, Lil Kim, Big Pun, MJG & 8 Ball, Trick Daddy, Luke, Redman and Method Man, Mobb Deep, on and on. "We were rubbing elbows with the right people, but even better, finally getting respected for what we were trying to do." Pitch Black recorded 2 songs with Lord Finesse: "Show and Prove" and "Don't Deal With It," G.O.D. was featured on Wylcef's "The Mixshow" from the Masquerade album with D.G., as well as Kool G. Rap & Nas' "Fast Life."

2004 saw the release of their first album 'Pitch Black Law'. This album is brimming with bangers and ready to go. The first single "It's All Real" is produced by none other than DJ Premier who also appears in the video. Other producers such as Swizz Beats, Teddy Riley, and Tone from The Trackmasters have laced this album with tracks, and guest appearances from Wyclef, Busta Rhymes, and Foxy Brown ensure broad appeal. The sounds on the album are varied, some stuff for the ladies, for the fellas, and of course hard, true hip-hop.

Pitch Black - It's All Real

2 Comments:

  • At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    sick Premo beat

     
  • At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    pitch black is one of the weakest crews in recent years


    their whole shit was only heard because they had that premo beat.

     

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