Trends of Culture – Trendz… (Mad Sounds Recordings)
Highlights: “Fuck What Ya Heard,” “Who Got My Back?” “Off & On”
Moody but playful, Trends of Culture are another one-stop rap group, blessing us with Trendz… and then scooting back into obscurity forever, besides a couple singles in proceeding years. Lord Finesse fucked with Grapevine and M.O.L. enough to hit them off with two beats for their sole LP, but the duo handles the rest of the production themselves.
It’s another puzzling, even frustrating situation, of a talented group dropping an incredible album with almost no push from their label and then receding into darkness for good. The album is part noir, part sunshine, but always light-hearted, and just as deserving of praise than the rest of the acclaimed ’93 releases.
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