Friday, 20 February 2015

Oliver: Fu-Schnickens - Ring the Alarm (30 November 1991)

If I struggled to follow the thread of Krispy 3's, Don't Be Misled then I was completely flummoxed by this piece of machine gun like reggae hip-hop from Brooklyn based trio, Fu-Schnickens.  At times like this, all one can do is allow oneself to be floored by the artistry involved and to applaud them for their excellent taste in samples.  The "Ring the alarm" refrain being taken from the 1985 single of the same name by reggae/dancehall artist, Tenor Saw.

The source material.

Videos courtesy of Khaddimone Fakename (Fu-Schnickens) and Alexblaj18 (Tenor Saw).

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