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Written by: Robbie Ettelson
You first caught him on The War Report, but it was when Imam THUG teamed-up with Tragedy for the Iron Sheiks material that he really made rap fiends take notice. In the words of our British chums, dude is “straight bonkers”. The “Alluminati” joint in particular is some bugged-out slice of conspiracy-theory madness. combined with religious iconography and bizarre historical references – nothing less than mentalist brilliance. As Trag predicted, “1999 – numb refined/Internet Web control ya whole mind”…and who am I to argue?
Any self-respecting Bridge resident has been involved in at least one remake of MC Shan‘s anthem, right? Imam has done two! I’ve already discussed ‘The Bridge 08’, but the recreation of said landmark for the Y2k version is one of the all-time greatest tracks ever, as Marley adds some music from Scarface and brutal guitar stabs to proceedings. As for the infamous Tony Toca appearance, what more can be said than, “Where that Henny at? Where that weed at?”.
A couple of years ago Imam connected with the P Brothers for “Across The Planet”, and recently recorded a track with another Notts resident (and Unkut Dot Com regular) ED209 called “Karma 360” (which is available as a limited-edition vinyl pressing here), proving that Queensbridge USA and Nottingham, England make for a good combination like whiskey with a beer chaser.
ED209 feat. Imam THUG – ‘Karma 360’
The P Brothers feat. Imam THUG – ‘Across The Planet’
Iron Sheiks – ‘Allumanatti’
Iron Sheiks – ‘The Bridge 2000’
Iron Sheiks – ‘Tony Touch Freestyle’
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