Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3rd Degree

Well then – another fine piece of wax to rep in here is comin’ from…

3rd DEGREE. This emcee is also known as SHAYDIE and this name should ring bells to them who listen to BLAK FOREST / URBANITES stuff as he’s part of those crews. Under the name 3rd Degree he released to my knowledge 2 twelves – “hi energy” on Up Above Records in 2000 which is the later one and his quite famous “better days b/w uprising” that I’m showin you here. the track “better days” is a rather popular tune as DJ Premier featured it on his “crooklyn cuts vol.3” and also to me it’s the better of the two songs on this record. Mr.Supreme produced a mad smooth tune over which Shaydie is kickin’ his mellow verses. The b-side brings the track “uprising” that is also quite dope but can’t hold the candle to the main track!
The record was released back in 1997 on the Seattle based label Conception Records (from which we showed you plenty of dope records so far in here) that was founded in 1993 by the two Sharpshooters members Mr. Supreme and DJ Sureshot.

5 comments:

BYL said...
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BYL said...

im pretty sure theres 2 other third degree 12"s from the 90's. i definatly know one other, the travel through the darkness / nobodys bizness 12. and ive seen another third degree record on ebay but i dont remember the track names

ral278 said...

yo byl! also know that "travel through darkness-12" but u sure it be the same 3rd degree? thought it's different crew but not 100% sure bout that. also listened to another 12" in a record shop once (can't remember the track names though)but this was definitely not the 3rd degree as here...
cheerz

BYL said...

ya ive thought that before. it totally could be a different 3rd degree. i dont have any info on the travel through the darkness 12" so i dont know. ill do some more research

Franklin said...

The 3rd Degree that put ut "Better Days" is definately not the same as the others. I know this because he's a really good friend of mine. He was in the Navy stationed in Seattle back when Conception released the "Walkman Rotation" cd that featured "Better Days". He moved to the east coast (he's from Elizabeth, NC by way of NJ) in 99-2000 and lived with me for a couple of years. I got tons of projects that we collaborated on. Get with me if you need any more clarification. franklingarner02@aol.com