Battle Axe Records brings us the Sweatshop Union. This Vancouver based MC collective with a Cali flavor is a product of three different groups (Dirty Circus, I.B.S., Creative Minds) which now come together as one. Aside from the ubeat J5 like tittle track “Broken Record” this 12″ offers three other tittles and 3 intrumentals total. If you think the second track “Cut Back” sounds familiar, well it does and the first person who can identify it wins a prize!…there is still a gem on this record. On “Lead The Way” the Union teams up with scratch-master DJ Revolution on a well-produced Cutty track. The B-side wins!
– Paul Maul