I’ve decided to settle on showcasing a few Scientifik cuts, as limited as his material is. Hailing from Boston, MA, Scientifik’s debut, Criminal was a seminal slice of 90s Hip-Hop, complete with production from RZA, Buckwild and Diamond D. Criminal was originally released in 1994 and then again by independent distributor Traffic Entertainment in 2006. Although there are copies of the first release for sale, I recently scooped up Traffic’s repress. I’m a picky digger. A little piece of history: Scientifik’s The Most Blunted “a demo,” which is said to have been recorded in the early 90s (’91 or ’92), featured production entirely by Rhythm Nigga Joe (Joe Mansfield) of the Vinyl Reanimators. The crazy thing is a few cuts flipped some well known samples way before his contemporaries made them what they are today. I Ain’t the Damn One flipped Rebuen Wilson’s We’re In Love before Premo & NaS flipped it for Memory Lane, while Bitch I Don’t Need Ya flipped Ahmad Jamal’s The World Is A Ghetto before Joey Crack used it for The Shit Is Real Premo remix. According to T.R.O.Y. contributor Dirt Dog, there is indeed an entirely different version of The Most Blunted. Whether that will ever see the light of day remains unseen; Traffic, we’re looking at you. Rest In Power Scientifik.
Scientifik – I Got Planz f. Diamond D (prod. Diamond D)
Scientifik – Yeah Daddy [II] (prod. Diamond D)
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