Sunday, April 1, 2007

‘Peace of Mind’ by Top Choice Clique (1989)

For you real nerds out there, this is not the reprint. Mike Fields, aka MC Force went to the same private school as me. He was about 4 years older. A classmate of mine had the cassingle (with picture cover) and when he played it for me, my mind was blown.
He got the tape from his older brother who was in the same grade as Mike. I couldn’t believe that somebody who went to the same tight-ass private school as me had made this. I think it was the first time that I though ‘maybe I can actually make a record.’ Anyway, I became obsessed with this track. This was probably back in 1991 or so. One day on a trip to Skippy White’s records in Central Square I came across the 12 inch. Skippy’s had helped to fund the pressing I think, due to their credit on the label. Unfortunately, Skippy’s closed last year. At some point this (and their earlier 12”) became cult records with the whole ‘Random Rap’ scene. It spawned an unlicensed repress and new fans of the track. I feel lucky to have gone through high school rocking this. Really a classic record. This one’s for Boston and Cambridge.


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Zartek said...

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