Skinny Boys, ILL, Warlock Records 1986

"Superman" Jay Harrison with his brother "Shockin'" Shaun Harrison and their cousin, beat-box maniac Jacques "Jock" Harrison, put forth one of the illest Warlock releases from the mid 80s. Along with Krown Ruler's Paper Chase, Weightless is also one of the "harder" albums from Warlock that comes to mind. This family affair laced us with incredibly powerful cuts like Feed Us The Beat, Rip the Cut and the track featured here, ILL. A personal favorite from the album, ILL features all the qualities that make the early Skinny boys shit... well, ILL. Strong rhymes, scratches and mouth beats to boot. Weightless sold a fair amount for such a hard album to track down but it's totally worth the hunt.

The Skinny Boys moved on to Jive to record their follow up Skinny and Proud and then Skinny (They Can't Get Enough). Neither possessed the raw energy of Weightless and offered spotty results. However they're worth checking out if only for some of the production collabs with the likes of Chuck Chill Out and Flavor Flav.

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Note: Track 01 is the intro.