Artists: The Hillside Scramblers
Producer: Que Tracks
Album: UGODZ-ILLA Presents The Hillside Scramblers
Release Date: March 16, 2004
Okay. Everybody pay attention. Eyes on me. Can anyone tell me who the Hillside Scramblers are?
Breakfast line cooks?
Yes! And that's all I know about them, except for they are associated with U-God. Let's see who is in the Scramblers (this is just a guess based on the track list):
Leatha Face - of course, he's U-God's bestie
King Just - The biggest name besides Letha Face (also a good spitter)
Black Ice - ???
INF-Black - ???
Kawz - ???
Autumn Rue - ???
Desert Eagle - ???
Ja Mal - ???
That's a lot of people! I hope they're all good and still rapping today. What was my point again? Oh yeah, I don't know who most of these people are. Let's spend like ten weeks and get to know them. Cool?
Now, this leads us to our first problem. I can't find their music. Oh NO! The intro, (which features an appearance of U-God talking) does not exist as a YouTube video. I can't post it. I did find a video of the entire album, and you can hear the intro on there, but I have a feeling that these videos are going to get more and more difficult to find now that we're moving out of Wu's glory days. So sit back and enjoy UGODZ-ILLA Presents The Hillside Scramblers's "Intro". I'm sure you'll love it.
Just listen to the first 40 seconds or so...
What was the point of that??? U-God is "rusty".?! Is he nervous? Why does he keep pointing out that the Wu's time has passed? Who does he work for? Why would anyone start an album like this? Did the RZA approve this?
There is nothing I want to hear more than a rapper who thinks that he's "rusty" and who is feeling down about his team...Let's look at Amazon and see if the reviews from the people can cheer me up...
Oh boy. This is from someone who liked U's first solo. Next...
AVOID? Worst member of the WU? Maybe I should skip this whole deal.
Again with that "worst of the WU" shit? Holy shit, this might be bad...
This is more of an attack on U-God...it's not really a fair evaluation of the Hillside Scramblers album. We'll just act like we didn't see this one...NEXT!
Good grief people. Maybe I should filter the comments "BEST to WORST" and see if a positive review cheers me up...
That was positive? Although it doesn't really get me excited to hear this shit...best release since "Legend of the Liquid Sword"? That shit sucked. EEEEhhhhh..............................
IN CONCLUSION: This is going to be a long few weeks.
Next Week: We get to the first Hillside Scrablers song "Pain Inside". Frowny face.