I have been a fan of MarQ Spekt since about 2002-ish, and as such I am very excited and proud to bring you this exclusive – a ‘lost’ project, recorded by Spekt and Huey P Capone in 2003 and 2004. It is presented in collaboration with School Of Sharks and www.grilchyface.com. Please read MarQ’s much more detailed write up below and enjoy.
Aaaight yo, we getting this thing moving with the mixtape and other things we have coming…figured it would be a good time to take it back for a sec. Let folks know this ain’t no new thing. I was picked by Bigg Jus of Co Flow in 2001 for a deal with Subverse records….Needless to say I got a chance to build with extraordinary artists like DOOM, C rayz Walz, John Robinson etc. but the deal wentsouth and I sought the solace of my team (Broady Champs). We have a deep archive dating back to 2000. Lots of music and solo projects that have never had a mainstream release. Some of these had been pressed up and handed out during shows and on the streets but never online in any forms. One of these projects that had a nice street level buzz was a tape that me and Huey P Capone (formely known as N.Y.C.E from Brooklyn) had done.
We were living in a bullshit apartment hustling and starving at the time,lolz you can hear the hunger in the music. Freestyles and verses we put together. This tape “Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow” was done and conceptualized in 2003 to 04. We actually had some beats from some friends and the rest were from JayLib, not the instramentals, but the actual album. We had our engineer loop the beats and wanted to send it to Stones Throw, but never heard anything. I sampled the G.I Joe cartoons on the MPC and chopped em. I listen to this project now and can hear the purity in it. I also think it was a full plate as far as a project and something alot of folks even to this day tell me they really love and feel like was a hidden gem. Here it is in it’s entirety. If School of Sharks is College, this is high school…..
– MarQ Spekt
Cover art, as usual, courtesy of John Turner Jr.