Straight from The Bronx, the home of hip-hop, comes the trio, The Legion (Chucky Smash, Molecules and Cee-Low). As signees to Black Sheep's One Love imprint, they debuted in 1993 with the brilliant underground classic, "Jingle Jangle" - an ill piano sample driven track with a highly quotable finishing verse from Dres of Black Sheep. The Legion followed up with the sweet laden Roy Ayers looped up single, "Legion Groove" and their now much sought after debut album,"Theme + Echo = Krill" (1994) featuring affiliated acts like Black Sheep, Chi-Ali and Showbiz & A.G.
After a hiatus for a few years, they resurfaced with the 12-inch, "Street Thing / Caught Up" (1998) on Legion Records/Fat Beats and some appearances on Dres' "Sure Shot Redemption" album. Then the Bronx trio went quiet.
While Molecules handled dope production for Dres, Milano, Amanda Marshall and even appeared on P!nk's "Stupid Girls", Chucky Smash's been hosting radio shows in the BX. The three long-time friends never stopped doing music together but it was already 2011 when the trio finally made a dope comeback on the Beneficence collabo track, "Aim, Fire, Spit".
Now, The Legion and their typical raw Bronx sound is back! The 7-inch, "Straight Flow / Automatic Systematic" features two unreleased tracks recorded and mixed in 1995 at the legendary D&D Studios, NYC. These two bangers are just a teaser for all you supporters of that true hip-hop sound. So stay tuned for a rough and rugged The Legion full length album later this year with additional production by DJ Premier, Showbiz and Buckwild!
Take a trip down memory lane with these dope Bronx tales and street beats from The Legion!
Soulbrotha 'The Golden Era Isn't …' Vinyl LP | $16.99
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Total Comments: 12
excrement a/k/a da shit
8/28/2012 7:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.38.80.2) Location: cali
Comment: dope shit/both sides from the bronx trio. cop it!
7/8/2012 9:11:00 AM; Partial IP: .218.18.37) Location: paris, france
Comment: it's that real BX music, harbodie hip hop for your ears
5/8/2012 10:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 184.108.40.206) Location: LA - CA
Comment: How is this not sold out, for those that don't know and those that do, The Legion is that Ill Hop. Peace + Power to the People.
4/16/2012 11:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 206.196.96) Location: Munich, Germany
Comment: Very dope record - two bangers!
4/15/2012 2:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 73.184.248) Location: Chicago il,
Comment: DOPE 12" really this is RAP MUSIC!
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2/14/2012 2:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 189.63.253) Location: Your Toilet
Comment: This joint just made me shit blood. The ol' hip hop is back!
Pencil Neck Tough Guy
2/5/2012 7:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 132.41.161) Location: The Hideout
Comment: I punched two adults and head-butted one child while listening to this shit. I'm feelin it.
2/2/2012 7:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .54.45.195) Location: LI
Comment: Good to see Real Hip Hop is back! Good Stuff I'm gona kop it!
2/2/2012 12:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 242.87.152) Location: N.J
Comment: Wishing all of you an abundance of success on your forthcoming projects!!!
1/26/2012 6:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 86.153.200) Location: ughh
Comment: ill!! gonna pick this up too!
1/25/2012 10:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .49.14.213) Location: Golden era
Comment: lets go! the legion back ! trueboombap nyc sound! and on wax ! def gonna cop this ! cant wait for theme echo and krill to come on wax to! nyc all day!
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