FADE NASTY CHRONICLES VOLUME 2: THE NASTIEST - 18SCALES
Ric Scales and 18Sense are like Jedi from the newer Star Wars movies because they can transport themselves to you and you to them with their powers.
I’ll be listening and feeling like I can look up and see Ric nodding his head to Ralph on the boards. Like I can see them smokin’ n jokin’. And that’s what you want as a listener: to be transported.
Their brilliant space rocket update of Slum Village has become an homage to a wider range of 90’s hip-hop, at times hitting Tribe and Roots type neo-soul sounds through their contemporary San Diego filter. This is one of those duos that gets you in the heart and the funny bone and I’m always sure to bump their latest; do the same.
Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerd-rap hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers