GENERAL STEELE-“Welcome to Bucktown”

Boot Camp Clik get tons of props from my site, having had the 26th best album of 2007 (follow the link for a decent history of the collective).

General Steele is an important part of the Clik, as well as being half of the duo Smif-n-Wessun (a.k.a. Tek and Steele, a.k.a. Cocoa Bravaz), and a collaborator on one of the greatest underground grime albums of the 1990s, Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage. Welcome to Bucktown is billed as a soundtrack album, but I have no idea what the movie is.  Never even heard of it.  The album, though, like so much that Steele is involved with, sounds like a movie.  It tells the story of life on the streets of Brooklyn.  There’s some classik stuff on here (and a little filler), and fans of his hardcore style will not be disappointed.  You can tell how hot this is just by scoping the tracklist, which features Steele’s alter-ego and partner, playing as Smif N’ Wessun, as well as the whole Boot Camp Clik and producers like Evil Dee and J Scrilla.

01) Welcome ft General Steele (produced by 7VEN H.D.)
02) Bucktown Baby ft Smif N Wessun & Stormey Coleman (Produced by Che Triumph)
03) Bucktown State of Mind ft General Steele & Mantecha Music (Produced by DJ Revolution with scratches by DJ Evil Dee)
04) No Sleep ‘Til Bucktown ft Boot Camp Clik, Ruste Juxx & The Representativz (Produced by Sic Beats)
05) I’m From Brooklyn ft Smif N Wessun & The Smith Brothers (Smooth Da Hustler Trigger Tha Gambler, Produced by J Scrilla)
06) A Toast To Brooklyn ft Buckshot, General Steele & Jo Chris (Produced by Che Triumph, Additional Drums by DJ Evil Dee)
07) Find My Way ft. General Steele & Stormey Coleman (Produced by Che Triumph)
08) Made Me Do It ft. General Steele & 5FT of Black Moon (Produced by Ayatollah)
09) Dreams ft General Steele & Hersh (Produced by 7VEN H.D.)
10) Hometown ft General Steele, Young Coke, VBS Verbal & Mantecha Music (Produced by Kevorkian & Suaze)
11) I Walk Around Town ft General Steele, Supreme & Blahzay Blahzay (Produced by 7VEN H.D. Scratches by DJ Evil Dee)
12) Riot ft Sean Price, Illa Noyz, UG and General Steele (Produced by Che Triumph with Additional Drums by DJ Evil Dee)
13) Bucktown Affiliates ft Shabaam Sahdeeq, General Steele & Sha Stimuli (Produced by 7VEN H.D.)
14) Things Are Getting Better ft General Steele (Produced by Mr. Walt for Da Beatminerz)

Bucktown Baby (YSI)


NightRiders Rmx Buckshot and 9th Wonder w/Tek & Steele, Alliyah (YSI)

Reloaded-Tek and Steele (over Billy Joel’s “Pressure”) (YSI)

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