6th Floor-Project Logic b/w Louder (1995)

November 07, 2010 2 min read

6th Floor released what I believe is their only 12” in 1995 on Kick Live Records (Brooklyn, NY). The label released, at least, one other 12” a several years earlier (Eniqueity-Showtime: which is ahead of it's time!).

The opening verse to "Project Logic" explains the crew name, “I reside on the 6th floor, Bo’s on the 6th floor, Preme’s on the 6th floor, so we’re the 6th Floor”….simple enough. The song has a real freestyle vibe to it, allowing Shaun Bee to effortlessly drop lines like, "Blowing in the wind/Styles I blend be smooth as cinnamon, Pure as oxygen/Yo, It's the 6 for your box again". At times, the verses seem like he just stops unexpectedly, giving it a real raw feel. Lyrically, it’s a combination of battle rhymes and shock value with lines like, “(the) microphone is like a shrine, listen, my reality is f***ing harder than moonshine”.

The B-side, “Louder”, samples The Meters (“Handclapping Song”) who have been certainly heavily sampled, but the stripped down production is effective. There's a rumbling bassline under the Meters sample, resulting in a sound 1-part upbeat, 1-part sinister. The flow is relaxed but rugged, "I tell you what, we can handle this man to man/Like Iraq & Iran, drawing lines in the sand/So check the uh, I got a new click to flip wit/We used to trade iron and clips, now we trade wits."

Overall, the content is basically just tuff talk, braggadocio, and things of that nature, but there’s something about the approach that is unavoidably engaging.

The record is produced by Supreme, who has a excellent track record with Sunz Of Man, Shabazz The Disciple, Chill Rob G, Tray Bag, etc...

Unfortunately, I don’t have any additional info on the crew*, just the music (12" and Cassette Single):
[audio:http://fifthelementonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/6th-Floor-Project-Logic-radio-version.mp3|titles=6th Floor-Project Logic (radio version)]
[audio:http://fifthelementonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/6th-Floor-Louder.mp3|titles=6th Floor-Louder]

*I just made contact with Supreme and the 6th Floor crew and I'm working on a interview, so stay tuned!!

Written By Kevin Beacham

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