Zigg ZaggTouch Da Sun 1992 - 1994 EP Part 1
Maestro had been making a name for himself in New York City producing records for the likes of Lakim Shabazz and Grandmaster Caz. He was an in-house producer for Tuff City Records and had recently appeared in an episode of BET’s Rap City to support the release of Lakim's second album "The Lost Tribe of Shabazz". At the club that night, a local emcee by the name of Sun Magnetic recognized Maestro from that appearance and introduced himself to the producer. The two cats got to talking shop and exchanged numbers. Sun's passion for the art form made an impression on Maestro, but since Maestro was only in town for a few more days, there wasn't much time to take it further. So, to keep things moving, Maestro introduced Sun to DJ Eclipse.
Some months later, Maestro and Eclipse were talking on the phone. Eclipse mentioned that he and Sun had actually hooked up to work on some tracks. Eclipse was impressed with his skills as an emcee and played some of their demos over the phone. Both producers agreed that Sun had potential but still needed some development.
Maestro would go on to work on tracks for the Flavor Unit, YZ and his own "Nickel Bag of Breaks" EP. He had a brief encounter with Leaders of the New School and did some ghost production on the track "Movie Scene" for the Fu-Schnickens. It was on another visit to South Carolina in 1992 that Maestro hooked up with a former associate, Mike Allen, who was forming a production company in the area at the time. Maestro's affiliation with The Fu-schnickens project wasn't progressing as he had hoped, and his production deal with Tuff City was starting to feel a bit confining.
Maestro needed some rest.
What was meant to be a brief hiatus from the New York grind turned out to be a homecoming of sorts. Enticed by the allure of unlimited studio resources and access to first class musicians and other talent, Maestro decided to fall back and merge with his new found partner in crime, Mike Allen. Mike built a studio in his garage that would eventually become ground zero for the Zigg Zagg project. Maestro still had a few obligations to Tuff City, including finishing his breakbeat album. He offered DJ Eclipse a spot on the record. Eclipse contributed the track called "Moonshine". It would be DJ Eclipse's first production on wax. Maestro also wanted to feature an emcee on the project. It was at this time that he asked Eclipse about Sun Magnetic. Maestro hadn't seen Sun since they met at the club in 1990, but he remembered that Eclipse had co-signed for him. Soon after, they all started hanging out together. Maestro then offered Sun a spot on his breakbeat album. The track that Sun and Maestro recorded was called "Check The Wreck". It was the first vocal recorded in Mike Allen's new studio.
After that initial session, Maestro, went into lab mode and finished off the track. The beat was another flip of the Fatback Band's "Got To Learn How To Dance". Sun came in and one-take-jaked his vocals. His presence as an emcee was undeniable. When Mike Allen heard the final version of what Maestro had just produced, he was immediately stopped dead in his tracks. At that point, both Maestro and Mike started reconsidering whether "Check The Wreck" should be wasted on a Tuff City breakbeat record—the answer was an emphatic…NO! It was clear, from that point, that Sun Magnetic was ready for prime time, but he needed a full and proper demo.
|Titel:||Touch Da Sun 1992 - 1994 EP Part 1|
|Format:||Vinyl 12", Vinyl, Singles, 12"|
|Pressung:||UK – Original|
|Style:||US Hip Hop|
|Gewicht:||250g (plus 250g Verpackung)|