Art Vandelay wrote:Heiro has always been a label/crew. I think you're thinking of the Souls of Mischief. And while I wouldn't put them in the top tier of groups all time, 93 'til Infinity is a great album, and the song by the same title is on the very short list of my all-time favorite songs.
I almost mentioned Goodie MOB, but I think they go on the second tier, just below some of the other groups that have been mentioned. Cee Lo is another that I'd like to see get back to rapping. When he's on, he's as good as anyone.
Yeah Souls is what I meant...duh.
For some reason whenever I think of that album the first thing that pops into my head is Heiro. I totally agree on the 93 till infinity song...now it's in my head....
Dial the seven digits
Call up bridget
Her mans a midget
Plus she got friends, yo, I can dig it
Heres a fourty, swig it
Ya know its frigid
I got em chillin in the cooler
Break out the ruler
Ha...that settles it. I'm plying 93 'til Infiity on my radio spot tonight. My absolute favorite part of that song has always been when the beat completely drops away under Phesto (I think?). I love that song.
I always thought Bone was okay, but overrated. They had some very good songs, but never put out an album that I would consider classic and had a lot of filler on most of their records. Also, they weren't even best (or first) at that whole midwestern-singing-rap style that they supposedly "pioneered." I'll take Do or Die, or even Crucial Conflict over them for that genre most of the time.
Another group that isn't as popular as those that have been brought up, but I think warrants mentioning in this discussion is The Coup. They have a great catalog of music and put on an amazing live show.
Can we count Eric B & Rakim as a group? If so, they merit recogition, same with Pete Rock & CL Smooth.