"Our plans with all Prhymemates releases are to offer the consumer a high-quality, independently made album, and reward them with a high-quality mix tape for being open enough to check
One Man's Trash features DJ Scuba spinning two 40-minute sets of eclectic hip-hop that runs the gamut from Arrested Development's soulful "Tennessee" to MC Paul Barman's politically charged "Make No Mistake" to Scuba's own inspired remixes of Nas and Edan tracks. "My mix consists of songs that have been classics, along with up-and-coming artists that I wanted to showcase," says Balser, whose mixing strength lies in his ability to create a coherent musical picture from 26 disparate songs he chose for the sets.
Next Man's Treasure, the second half of the CD combo, marks the solo debut of MC MiC Dagger, known for his work with local group Konstant Output (whose three other members
Both CDs were recorded, produced, and packaged by the Prhymemates, and are available for $8 at Hogwild and at Prhymemates-produced shows, and there are plans for national distribution. The two artists are also putting the final touches on their follow-up releases, and word is that DJ Scuba will be taking the mic and laying down some rhymes on his next album.
"Give into temptation/give it up to the music made in the basement," says Dagger on the track titled "Give." If this first release is indicative of what the future has in store for the Prhymemates, then San Antonio hip-hop fans need to be prepared for the greater temptations to come. •
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