Alakazam, Here I Am


Funky Aztecs
Salsa Con Soulfood (feat. 2pac and Money B) Download
from Chicano Blues (Backseat Records, 1992)

Alakazam, Here I Am…
the opening lyrics to today’s Broke BBoys selection. Salsa Con Soulfood from Funky Aztecs features some incredible rhymes from a Pre-Thug Life 2pac and Money B. Catch them dropping science about the government, media, and unity amongst black/brown folk as well as hiphop in general. Funky Aztecs are better known for their dark graphic tales about life in the barrio. On this release, they’re album was on a more socio/concious tip. Somewhere between 1992 and 2004, people forgot that putting a positive message in your music was commonplace in HipHop. We’ve come full circle with cats like Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Public Enemy and Eminem voicing opposition against the bullshit. Chicano Blues is a really slept on album, not only for fans of Chicano Rap, but for anyone in to HipHop. Alot of HipHop acts could take cue from what the Aztecs were saying back then, and apply it to now.

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