Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies
Anybody familiar with the Internet and underground rap (that term sounds so cliché now) circa 2003 felt the flames being fanned by the resurfacing of an obscure but acclaimed album from 1996 called Clear Blue Skies. Originally released solely on vinyl via the renowned Fondle ‘Em Records (brainchild of founder and owner Bobbito A.K.A. Cucumber Slice), it was shelved and rereleased with 11 new tracks in 2003, causing diehard fans of Breezly Brewin to cheer for their hero once more.
Breezly is considered an MC of the highest order, capable of every vocal trick, metaphor, punchline, or breathless flow that one can recall being impressed by. He spits with the ease of a lip-packed pitcher, deftly going over, under, or through the beat to get his point across and grab the listener’s ear. Mostly thanks to his abilities (all respect due to Queen Herawin, Buddy Slim, and DJ Boo), Clear Blue Skies stands as a testament to the sheer power of undiluted underground rap at it’s finest. Good luck finding a copy of the original, though. Spotify won’t even let us enjoy the 20 track rerelease!