Geeez... What can you say about this legendary master of the
rhyme that hasn't already been said? Grandmaster Caz was there
from the giddy up. From getting educated at Kool Herc's infamous
70's block parties to his and Cold Crush's appearance in Wild
Style, Caz has had an amazing career. And then there's the Big
Bank Hank / Rapper's Delight controversy. I can't even
imagine what it would be like to have someone "borrow"
my rhymes for a tune that ends up being one of the biggest rap
classics of all time. How does that feel?
The aptly titled Grandest of Them All gives Caz a chance
truly shine on his own. And shine he does. This record has Caz
rapping on tunes with an updated sound (for 92) as well as party
type cuts reminiscent of his early 80's output. As segues between
cuts, there's interview segments where Caz talks about his history
in the game.
Need To Know The Flavor is one of those party cuts with
a nice rolling bass line and jangly guitar licks that compliment
his voice proper. A great album to have... Hey Tuff City, where's
Note: Track 01 is the intro.
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