With the same dominance that he ran the ball courts of the NBA in the 1990's and with a similar abuse of power that brought about an unlikely record deal as an 'MC' with Jive Records, the re-writing of Golden Era Hip Hop was callously exercised by ball-bouncing giant Shaquille O'Neal to the detriment of our art form’s greatest never-was group, Tha Grimm Teachaz. Never heard of them? Blame it on Shaq Fu!
Fearful of the competition (mere acts like ATCQ and KRS-One were never seen as a serious threat) to his rapping monopoly, Shaq pressed delete on a career that might have dominated Hip Hop throughout its most vital phase. Rumour has it that, during a Jive Records show case in 1993, the Orlando Magic and LA Lakers hero heartlessly insulted Tha Grimm Teachaz' rapper KDz by referring to his moustache as something one might find at "some lesser Tom Selleck celebrity look-a-like agency". The full story, still hidden under a pile of OG Wild Pitch records is reputedly something a LOT more sinister; perhaps comparable with the fictional worlds of Orwell's 1984 and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
Legal reasons prevent us from speculating further.
It was nothing short of a miracle when the original masters were excavated in 2010 by KDz' younger brother, the unfortunately named Tanya. While digging through the family storage unit in search of scraps of sustinance (this recession is a killer) he happened upon a decaying, almost entirely rotten cardboard box full of Tha Grimm Teachaz’ memorabilia, which contained the dead sea scrolls, if you will, of Hip Hop's greatest ever losers - the 1993 masters of their never-released long player 'There's a Situation on the Home Front'.
Chopped Herring Records' Pro Celebrity Golf was so ‘touched’ by this saddening and at the same time rapturous story that he personally contacted Tha Teachaz proclaiming a heartfelt desire to help with their sorry plight. We are now ecstatic to be able to announce that we will indeed be releasing these previously lost Hip Hop artefacts on vinyl for the very first time. This humongously dope six track EP includes what would've been the lead single and sure fire BET hit 'I Getz', which features none other than Funkdoobiest MC Son Doobie in his marijuana-doused prime, as well as five other boomin’ joints for your noggin. Check it:
A1 Grimm Sayvas feat. MC-17
A2 I getz feat. Son Doobie
B1 Poobutts feat. MC-17
B3 Grimm Teachin