Welcome to Underground Fossils, brought to you by Dimxsk and Trylemma. The purpose of this blog is to assist in the sharing of out of print and/or rare examples of the hip hop genre. We believe that every release we post is an integral part of history and deserves to be heard by older fans as well as new seekers. We do not post or encourage the posting of anything that can be bought easily from the artist, those can be found elsewhere. Furthermore, if any artist who is featured here wishes not to share their material we will remove it immediately. Most of the rips found here were made by other people, but some of them were made by us. We are not sound engineers, so while the quality will usually be 320 kbps, they will be recorded from the source material as is. Please message us if you are an engineer and want wav files to master. Enjoy!
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Friday, March 1, 2019
Feller Quentin - I Want to be Black Kind of (2002)
Happy Friday! For today's release we've chosen to share Feller Quentin's solo rap debut I Want to be Black Kind of. Better known by his real name Tim Cohen, Feller's introduction to the rap scene was with Forest Fires Collective where he rapped under yet another pseudonym, Smif Carnivorous. FFC was a hard to pin down group of San Francisco weirdos who made indie garage rap tracks with a forest animal theme. For a group who didn't take themselves very seriously, FFC made some serious bangers, with Edison Victrola's interesting beats being a major focus.
Anyone who's familiar with the SF indie scene is probably aware of Tim Cohen, who's various musical ventures include (checking Wikipedia now... ahem) The Fresh & Onlys, Loud Fast Tools, Black Fiction, 3 Leafs, Amocoma, Beheadings, Magic Tricks, Sonny & The Sunsets, Hattattak, Window Twins and The Latter. As far as I know, only The Latter with the aforementioned Edison Victrola was a rap group, Feller's music is now primarily folk and rock based experimentation.
Anyway, I believe any fan of indie rap would find this release a real joy to listen to. We will be posting a UGF rip of The Latter's Ivorics at a later date as well, which has a similar but more polished sound, and includes some of my favorite Feller Quentin tunes. See you next week!