(Tate the Great, LMNO, Zaire Black, Swiss Precise, D-Malt, DJ Dubs One)
SIDE A: AUTHENTIC
(click to listen)
SIDE B: DON'T SNOOZE
both songs produced by Discreet Merchants
From its first release of Key-Kool & Rhettmatic, to the Visionaries and Writer’s Block, Up Above Records established itself with groundbreaking projects from the Los Angeles underground. In the continuing tradition of introducing cutting edge local product to the worldwide stage, Up Above in collaboration with Discreet Merchants/8th & Dawson brings forward a fresh new 12 inch by Community Service.
Community Service is a hybrid Long Beach/O.C. crew with the lyricists Tate the Great, Zaire Black, Swiss Precise, D-Malt, LMNO of the Visionaries, and cuts by DJ Dubs One. The Discreet Merchants, (also part of the digging crew the Drum Majors), shine with production on both sides of this single. The head-nodding feel good (Native Tounge-esque) mood of the A-side “Authentic" features the lyrical styling of Tate the Great and D-Malt, with a catchy “D.M." (Discreet Merchants), C.S. (Community Service) chant on the hooks by Zaire Black and the CA Kids. The b-side is underground heater with all of the CS MC’s bringing lyrical heat over yet another Discreet Merchants banger. This single will definitely have heads worldwide checking for the many future release to come from the Community Service family.