Tha Grimm Teachaz could well grab the 2011 High-Rise LP of the Year Award with There’s a Situation on the Homefront, but then they do have the unfair advantage of having produced it back in 1993. What you have in front of you is a slice of raw and inventive hip hop music, produced by DJ Koufie and featuring the lyrical talents of PMDF (Prince Midnight Dark Force) and KDz (Kenny Dennis aka Tha Killa Deacon). The beats are extraordinary, fuzzy, rafter shaking affairs. It’s a real shame that DJ Koufie seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet, if he was producing this kind of stuff back in ’93 then who knows what he is/would be up to now. If anyone knows his virtual whereabouts then drop a comment below. In any case, props must be bestowed on Tanya Dennis for digging out the old video for I Getz, directed by Tre Weasele and featuring a guest appearance from none other than Son Doobie of Funkdoobiest.
PMDF and KDz are now known individually as Hi-Fidel and Serengeti, producing music collectively as Friday Night. There’s a Situation on the Homefront was actually put out last year, but only for a brief time as a free download available when pre-ordering the Friday Night LP. Luckily, Anticon records got hold of it and the album should see an official release later on this February. Until then, head over to Breakfast Records and follow @thefridaynight for more info, and check out the Friday Night bandcamp to preview the whole album. Until then, have a listen to Grimm Savyas and Melissa below.