Various Artists - Posse On Bloc, Volume One (blocSonic Posse Cuts, So Far) (BSOG0121, 2022)

The “posse cut” has long been a staple of hip-hop. Whenever a new one dropped heads would eagerly seek it out. Joints like Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars “Here Comes That Beat”, Marley Marl’s “The Symphony”, Stop The Violence Movement’s “Self-Destruction”, The West Coast Rap All-Stars “We’re All In The Same Gang”, and Main Source’s “Live at the Barbeque” are all shining examples. Well, today for Netlabel 2022 we have what may be the first and the best album devoted to the Posse Cut. “Posse On Bloc, Volume One” collects all the Posse Cuts released by blocSonic, thus far… and boy do we have a bunch for you to enjoy!

Over the years, blocSonic’s roster of master EMCEEs and producers have collaborated to make their own posse cut magic a reality. The earliest one, The Impossebulls’ “We Don’t Need You: Part 3”, pre-dates blocSonic by 6 years, but is found here because it was included on the blocSonic debut Impossebulls compilation “Made by History (Decade One: 2000-2010)” in 2013. It’s the final remix of the song that started it all for the group. When a fan suggested to Chuck D of Public Enemy that he make a song with C-Doc, “Part 1” resulted and The Impossebulls were born.

The most recent posse cut of this selection is “Ultimate Posse Cut 3000” and it’s packed with a record EIGHTEEN EMCEES!?! Among which are notable SpitSLAM Record Label Group artists Blak Madeen (Al-J & Yusuf) and Professor Daddy-O (of Stetsasonic fame)! Yeah buddy.

The previously mentioned “Ultimate Posse Cut 3000” is just one of the many posse cuts that the Cheese N Pot-C extended family of artists have contributed to the bloc legacy. In fact, the very first actual blocSonic posse cut was Cheese N Pot-C’s 2014 joint “Bloc Party”, which was quickly followed by D3Zs’ “Bloc Party 2”… and many more by CNP, Krazy Shitz & P.U.C.K.

In 2019, when North Carolina EMCEE A.Moss joined bloc, many of the bloc family collaborated to make the incredible “Posse On Bloc” (from which this compilation gets its name) happen. C-Doc’s production proved to be a solid platform for the diverse lyrical styles.

In 2021, CM aka Creative continued the bloc posse cut legacy with his dope “Gang of People”, featuring another fantastic selection of EMCEEs.

Finally, rounding it all out are a few remix highlights and the exclusive hot new remix of “Ultimate Posse Cut 3000” by Y.K. Beats.

Anyway, I just want to say that I’m so thankful for all the talented individuals who made all of this music a reality and who continue to make blocSonic an outlet for their talents! It’s such an honor to work with you all.

Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

Peace
Mike Gregoire
Founder/Curator blocSonic.com

PS: Along the way, we lost family who made a huge impact on blocSonic and everyone that was lucky enough to know them. In July 2017 the world lost Richmond, Virginia legend Brian Davis aka The Honorable Sleaze, who you’ll hear on two of the included tracks. In February 2019 the world lost Impossebull Marcus Ankeney aka Marcus J who you’ll hear on three. Both had unique approaches to music that added so much to everything they touched. We at blocSonic continue to miss them. Rest In Power.

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