Monday, July 10, 2017

Empty Pocketz - Ghetto Beat '95 - 2017

2xLP - 2017 - World Wide Wax 

"Empty Pocketz consists of brothers Nick and Joe Valentine aka Cello & JoeDamself. The duo originates from Phoenix, Arizona though eventually moving back to there original hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico in the early 1990's. The duo teamed up with the desert funk mob. An underground group of collective producers and MC's. Empty also began their own movement called "Small Town", a known group of MC's driven by Cello's production.The group is known for their energetic, house-rocking stage shows. Creating a local buzz at The Rap Fest shows, state fairs, and any club that would let them perform, E.P. became the most known local rap group around in the 505.Local mc, Xzibit (Detroit native) also performed along side of the group before becoming a household name. In 1994 the group released a single on vinyl called "Who Got Mottz / The Stick Up" on Core Records. In 1995 "Illusions / All Fo Nothin" was released by Vestry Records, a foreign indie label from Europe."  

  All tracks recorded between 1993 and 1996.

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