Monday, 6 February 2012
E8 Street Legends
Hackneys legendary underground uk hiphop crew 12 Stone Productions.
Original line up:
G-Lansun - producer/mc Cuba - mc/producer [with the cool lisp] Kulture - mc [a giant] and Kombiashi - mc
Active in the 90's and early 0's, the crew then disperse to follow individual projects but have recently reformed with an altered line up. They are regarded by those that know, including other legends such as Taskforce, Skeme and Kelz to be among the original pioneers of the 'London sound' using there hackney grammer [rather than the fake american accents] in their bars. You can hear there influence on many later uk hip hop crews, most notably the former poster boy of 'Urban' movement [record company and the media's attempt to package together and market all the various contemporary black music genres and culture] another Hackney resident Klashnakoff.
When they came out they sounded like no one else and indeed the inventive and 'ghetto' production still sounds of its own.