Joosik surfaced long before the arrival of the internet so I’m not sure if his influence or critically ill debut Bar Codes on Tenni Shoes was as resounding in other parts of country. But I know the West Coast was hyped. His tape was one of the group of firsts that shifted how I thought about rap. Shot from Southern California to Northern California in the blink of an eye. My DivShare is fuckin’ up right now so uploading the tape in question isn’t going to happen. However, you can hear most of it hear. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the overall oddball nature is standing the test of time.
Here’s a joint from Bar Codes on Tenni Shoes: