” Sach : Essential “
For those of you that are constantly on the hunt for vinyl to snatch up – those dudes over at HIT & RUN just released some SACH treats for the crates….
“After ‘World Ultimate’, Sach and Yusef intended to push their musical boundaries even further. In 1998, Sach formulated an ambitious project called ‘Seven Days to Engineer,’ in which he’d conceive, produce and record an entire album in a week. The song, “Look At Me Mean,” has a murky, uneasy vibe miles removed from ‘World Ultimate’s happy-go-lucky sound. For Yusef Afloat, the journey ended at age 28. In 2000 his body was found beside the 110-Freeway. Whatever the cause of death, “It was devastating to me, and it affected me in a lot of different ways,” Sach says. “It made me disavow the industry. I still wanted to make music, but I didn’t know how to proceed.”
Sach disappeared for a while but emerged in 2002 with ‘Suckas Hate Me,’ and in 2004 recorded his third solo album ‘Sach 5th Ave’ with producer Omid. In the years since Sach has maintained a prolific solo career, self-releasing nearly a dozen projects ranging from LPs to collaborations and instrumental tapes. As Sach Ill Pages and with Name Science (with Ino Oner), he’s pursued a more abstract lyricism and leans more heavily on jazz instrumentals than he did with The Nonce, but he’s the same rapper.
Fast forward to 2016 and the forthcoming release of ‘ESSENTIAL [HNR57] a remastered twelve-track “Best of” SACH compilation album, serving as a re-introduction of Sach to a new generation of hip-hop lovers, producers, beat makers & emcees. This extraordinary musical document comes complete with cover artwork courtesy of Augustine Kofie, the legendary photography of Eric Coleman, plus illustrative and informative liner notes by luminary Carlos Nino,and is available on limited-edition 12″ tangerine colored vinyl, (only 300qty pressed in collaboration with Fat Beats), plus Cassette tape (includes two non-LP bonus tracks “Heavenly Spit” & “Robot on Ya”)”.
released February 22, 2016
Limited-edition 12-song album pressed on Orange Sherbet colored wax. Limited to only 300qty pressed.
A1. BLACK EARTH : from ‘Suckas Hate Me’ (2002)
A2. VOICE OF HIP-HOP : from Sach 5th Ave’ (2004)
A3. MIX TAPES : from The Nonce ‘World Ultimate’ (1995)
A4. ROSE : from ‘Only For The Gifted & The Lifted’ (2006)
A5. LET ‘EM : from ‘I’m From Vermont Knolls’ (2014)
A6. BRASS RUNG : from ‘Sach 5th Ave (2004)
B1. MY BLUN (DEDICATED TO NAUHI) : from ‘Happy Verse Day: Suite 2’ (2013)
B2. HUMBLE! : from ‘Ignorance My Enemy’ (2010)
B3. FLAMBAY : from ‘I’m From Vermont Knolls’ (2014)
B4. I MIGHT : from ‘Only For The Gifted & The Lifted’ (2006)
B5. LOOK AT ME MEAN : from ‘Seven Days To Engineer’ (1998)
B6. JOY : from ‘Sach 5th Ave’ (2004)
(Running time 40 minutes)