Artifacts "Attack of New Jerusalem"

Artifacts f/ Brand Nubian"Check Da Fine Print"

Artifacts "Wrong Side Of Da Tracks (Original)"

Tame One and El da Sensai undoubtedly snagged some attention from labels just off the strength of their winning appearances on WKCR’s Stretch Armstrong Show (taking top honors in an over-the-phone rhyme contest). Also working in the ’Facts’ favor was that Tame could claim family ties with a famous rapping cousin, one Reginald “Redman” Noble. But give the Brick City kids credit for leaving nothing to chance with their demo, which garnered an “Unsigned Hype” nod in April 1993. It was notable for featuring a James Brown-fueled rendition of “Wrong Side of Da Tracks” with Lord Jamar on the chorus, and the cautionary music industry primer “Check Da Fine Print”—another pairing with Brand Nubian over Ray Barretto-sampled Afro-Latin piano licks.

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