Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Classic Underground Hip Hop | eMC (Wordsworth, Puncline, Masta Ace, Stricklin) - M3RRY XMAS MIXTAPE

We first heard underground legend Wordsworth after we set up the first WUW? office in Glendale, California. While shopping at Backside Records, in Burbank, California, we came across a couple albums from the Tunnel Rats.

Wordsworth's guest appearance on Raphi's track "It Goes Down," off the the Cali Quake album, Cali Quake was arguably the best album to be released by the Los Angeles hip hop collective - The Tunnel Rats - and Wordsworth's verse was what place the album into the next sphere. 

Our next encounter with Words was on the Rawkus Records Lyricist Lounge Vol. 1 album in which he an Punchline joined forces for the track "Da Cypher." After listening to this track we became lifelong Punch & Words fans. 

After devouring the Punch N' Words Ep, Mirror Music, and the many guest appearances with Tribe, Black Star, etc, we were excited in 2008, when Punch & Words hooked up with Stricklin and Master Ace ("check it out baby, check it out y'all, check it out baby, we was born to roll") to release The Show under the group name eMC. Since then, the collective has released a number of solo and group tracks including Wordsworth's The Photo Album and Punchline's Underground Superstars.

As we wait for the next full release from the eMC collective, we are are excited to share this M3RRY XMAS Mixtape to hold you over.

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