B-Movie Fiendz

Hidden Talent Disk

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From the Windy City, a city known for its blues tradition and deep underground house music comes the B-Movie Fiendz forging another underground sound. With a style somewhere between intergalactically odd and ambitiously experimental, the Fiendz attemtpt to give sonic shape to the churning underground Chicago hip-hop scene. Hidden Talent contains a mixed bag, a good deal of Dr. Octagon-esque flavor mixed with a 3 Feet High and Rising hodgepodge type feel. The Fiendz are a loose collective with heavy contribution from MC's/producers Mic One and J. Puertochinko. The album hosts a number of guest MC's over various styles of tracks including a swing-jazz intro, live funk and alternative rock style instrumentation, bizarre interludes and a misguided foray into rap-metal fusion. Overall, this is a strong underground album made stronger by guest appearances from two members of another Chicago crew The Rubberoom. Hidden Talent has the feel of a B-Movie score with its oddball, spaceage horror-flick sound. Chicago underground hip-hop is noisy, edgy and supernatural, reflecting a city rich in artistic diversity. In this case, a city known for its blues tradition has also produced a distinctively dark, experimental hip-hop sound.

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