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City Ta City Killin' Spree

by Wax Murdaraz

"Wax Murdaraz feature some of the illest turntable talent" - Vibe Magazine Executive produced by scratch DJ legend Rob Swift.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Jail Break
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2. 1st Degree
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3. City Ta City Killin' Spree
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4. Slave Trade
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5. KWAX FM Radio
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6. Hard Ta Capture
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7. Raw Dog
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8. Skratch Critic
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9. Make My Life Betta
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10. Regimen (featurin' Track Vandals)
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11. Game 2
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12. Murda Report
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13. Punch Ya Lightz Out (featurin' D-Mac)
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14. Gang Colorz
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15. Final Confrontation
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Album Notes
Wax Murdaraz
City Ta City Killin’ Spree
Deep Krate Recordingz

One thing is safe to say upon giving a casual listen to the debut album by the eight-person crew known as Wax Murdaraz…these deejays are not happy campers. Sound providers B-Money, Charlie Chan, (Da Fly) D-Ex, D.J. Finesse, D.J. K-Nine, Iceman, King IXL and Mocha Sunflower draw clear lines regarding their stance on various societal topics, both musically and vocally. In the realm of “turntable music”, best displayed by solid efforts such as the X-ecutioners guest heavy Built From Scratch and D-Styles gloomy cerebral “Phantazmagoria”, Wax Murdaraz Killin’ Spree may very well be the first ever “gangsta scratch” album. This is not to say that the album is overtly misogynistic (though C. Delores Tucker probably would have been offended by the K-Nine solo, “Raw Dog”). However, there is a constant overtone of crime and violence that surrounds the project from beginning to end. What’s also intriguing here is that unlike previously released “turntablism” albums, the lead vocalists are the deejays. While one may initially cringe at the thought of a deejay on the mic, it doesn’t take long to realize that D-Ex and K-Nine in particular are quite advanced in the lyrical and verbal delivery department.
Entirely self-produced, Killin’ Spree is actually a bit of a chronological story in disguise. Disgusted with the deejay’s “back seat” treatment within the modern day rap industry, Wax Murdaraz set out to assault all who play a part in reversing Hip-Hop culture’s progressive cycle. Simultaneously while fulfilling their mission, the group deals with a number of issues that plague the communities of inner city youth, such as on the Track Vandals assisted police harassment documentary “Regimen”. On “Slave Trade” D-Ex gives a highly descriptive breakdown on how to maintain a decent living while working hard labor for minimum wage under racist management. On the B-Money produced “Gang Colorz”, the American flag is symbolized as a more universally feared gang sign than any imagery displayed by Bloods or Crips. Untalented radio personnel/jocks and their supporters are constantly targeted on “Skratch Critic”, “Hard Ta Capture” and “Radio’z Scared Of Us” and biased media is dealt with on the slow riding Mocha Sunflower produced screw-like attack “Murda Report”. Depending on the listener’s perspective, it can easily be argued as to whether WM are playing the roles of the bad guys or the good guys throughout.
The actual turntable wizardry on the Killin’ Spree is exquisite with the group precisely cutting samples that would ordinarily not find a home on the average “backpacker” hip-hop outfit (Schoolly D, Ice-T, N.W.A., Geto Boys, 2 Live Crew, Compton’s Most Wanted, etc.). The end result is an album that displays a very street-oriented texture in a not so conventional way. It’s safe to say that former X-ecutioners member Rob Swift, listed as a Killin’ Spree executive producer, had a positive influence on the Murdaraz ability to craft a consistently flowing scratch dominated sound scape. So-called “emcees” who do not support their fellow Hip-Hop comrades, the deejays, take heed to the WM credo: You are just an industry pawn who will be dealt with all in due time.

Darryl Watkins
Urban Underground Press Inc.

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DJ Pressure

Wax Murdaraz album
This album is really solid. Definitely some real ill inspirational sh*t. I'm digging all of the tracks on here, no question. Props from the UK!
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