Keefy Keef – “
Cause I’m Keefy Keef“
from Three’s Company 12″ (GMV, 1992)
I think one of the biggest perks of the ‘random rap’ phenomenon is digging up early, unknown cuts from artists who later became established hip hop heavyweights. Keefy Keef, for example is the original alias of Def/Hit Squad affiliate Keith Murray, before becoming the most beautifullest thing in the world and well before the jailtime and the alleged choking incident killed what was left of his career (for more details on that check this post-Def Jam video interview with Keith)
Although his major label debut saw a smoother, fully modernized style, as Keefy Keef he was dropping nothing but late 80′s inspired grimey, underground shit, thanks in part to having one time JVC Force DJ Curt Cazal behind the boards. I’m not completely feeling the posse cut on the A-Side (although it must have been comped/on a mixtape somewhere, judging by how many want lists it shows up on), but the B-Side, “Cause I’m Keefy Keef” is straight fire.
And no, this 12″ is NOT for sale. Sorry to you Japanese/European heads who are frantically writing an email proposal as we speak. But I do have some other nice indie rap 12″s up on ebay – Sparrow (so hot right now!), Labtekwon (who incidentally is putting on a free, painfully under-publicized concert for WRGW in DC tonight), Unique (EDANFASTRAPRARE!!!!), Ministers of Black (slept on trenton/tony d shit) and more.