Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto: Demos & Rarites
Roxbury native EDO.G (Edward Anderson) and Da Bulldogs broke into the international Hip Hop arena in 1991 with the release of their debut album "Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto." Several successful singles were released from this first album including the party anthem "I Got To Have It," which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles Chart and on the Yo! MTV Raps countdown. Sales were estimated at over 470,000 units for this first album and during a two year time span between 1991-1992, EDO.G received 3 awards at the annual Boston Music Awards. By 1999 EDO.G earned 2 of the Boston Music Award's most prestigious titles four times over: "Best Rap Album" and "Best Outstanding Act."Now for the first time ever Edo, producer Joe Manfield (Vinyl Reanimators) and Direct Records present the ultimate companion set to this classic rap album. This double disc boasts 28 never before heard tracks, all lifted from the original demo recording sessions. Included are alternative versions of the HUGE singles "I Got To Have It" and "Be A Father To Your Child" as well as the demo "Feel Like A Nut", the song that Mansfield says got them their deal. Classic early 90s boom bap, intelligent and witty word play, plus unheard guest shots from The Blastmaster KRS-ONE, Boston rhyme criminal Scientifik, and Da Bulldogs make this collection a sure shot must have for any fan of the golden era of Hip Hop.Double disc set in deluxe digipak package featuring never before seen alternative front cover by legendary music culture photographer Glen E Friedman.