The Most Blunted
Boston rapper Scientifik recorded two albums in the 90s, "The Most Blunted" and the more familiar and recently re-issued "Criminal". "The Most Blunted," considered a demo from day one was denied a proper release yet mysteriously was pressed up as a white label LP around 1996 (perhaps capitalizing upon his untimely death). So for the last 14 years the record has lived on in the boom-bap afterlife of vinyl bootlegs, hissy dub cassettes, and low quality MP3s. That is until now. Traffic Entertainment and Executive Producer Edo. G now present Scientifik's "The Most Blunted" as it was originally recorded and intended to be released. All production duties are handled by Joe Mansfield of the Vinyl Reanimators (most famous for his "I Got To Have It" production for Edo G. and later on 7L & Esoteric). It ain't hard to tell why the music is still captivating. On the mic Scientifik is certainly competent, and by 1992 standards he operates correctly, dropping jewelz and relating crime sagas in a soldierly, commanding voice that flexes just enough to reveal his hunger and intensity. And it doesn't hurt that some of the beats are absolute bangers as Joe Mansfield flips samples made popular later on by Nas, DJ Premier and D.I.T.C... available on CD & double LP.