January 26, 2015

Darkside Click - We So Corrupt (1997)


Darkside Click is a Westwood based Memphis hip hop group and We So Corrupt is probably the most known of several tapes this group released (that's floating around on the internet today). This has some interesting sounds, from those ever so ghetto live hooks, church organ riffs on Donny Hathaway's legendary "The Ghetto", often very dense sampling, and unusual mpc percussion. This makes for some dope bangers, but the atmosphere doesn't quite click together like many other underground Memphis tapes do and it does get kind of whatever after the first couple of tracks. We So Corrupt isn't an essential but should still be heard by anybody looking into all the diverse sounds of Memphis or anybody just wanting something new to bang on a cloudy late-October evening.

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We So Corrupt