Low Profile – “Hip Hop I Crave”
Low Profile – “My Dreams“
from Hip Hop I Crave 12″ (Nu School, 1987)
This is the very first, pre-Priority record from Low Profile. Released prior to WC’s involvement in the group, DJ Aladdin was using the moniker alongside another rapper, MC Zero. Zero Is more on the scientifical lyricism side of things than Dub C (When has anybody ever accused hip hop of being a “psychedelic trend,” anyway?) but is a solid emcee in his own right. I long figured that the b-side, “My Dreams,” would be a horrible embarrassment, mostly because it has the word “Dreams” in the title. It’s actually pretty tight as well inna goofy, Fresh Prince style, with Aladdin rocking the “Mary Jane” loop.