Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bronx Neva Sleeps BNS SEX baby!
Conscious Mon | Washington Heights, NYC | 03/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Damn those were the days! What the hell happened to King Sun?? He is one of many late 80's/early 90's cats that just...dissapeared?? This 1994 ep is criminally underrated! Sun never got mainstream love and tended to turn off many with his 5 Percent philosophy. But on the ep the "righteous" Sun is gone, thus the title! not many people know that Sun is Dominican, and can be called one fo the earliest "Latin rappers." Sun never waxed too poetic on being Dominican, Latin...but this ep defintely spoke to the hood! Sun was rippin ish in The Bx since the old days, a young admirer named Fat Joe put Sun on a possess cut on his first album. Strikly Ghetto is straight grimy Ny hip hop, Sun never was much of a lyrical slanger but he steps up his game on here. "Humm Deez Nuts" has the cheesy R&B chorus which to me is the only flaw on the ep! Everything here is just as fresh as it was a decade ago. I like Sun's deep, monotone almost Guru like delivery, but again, lyrics were never his 4tay. Probably the most famous moment in Sun's underappreciated career is his mid 90's beef with Ice Cube. Actually...come to think of it, it was a NY/LA beef pre dating Pac/Biggie. The track going at Cube is "Suck no dick" on this ep, where Sun claimed that Ice Cube jacked his beat! Wasn't that Cube's tang back then? Hahaha...sun brings it to Cube but we know Cube would eat him up in skillz. Sun just keeps it gully 2 years before the Ny/LA rivalry turned deadly. Basically sun was tellin Cube "Come to the Bronx homie see what the f*** happens!" Apparently the beef was squashed soon after, but a year later fellow angelelnos Cypress Hill start it up wit Cube over, you got it, a beat jacking! B Real saying bout Sun "he tried to warn us ni***s about ya but nobody would listen evern began dissin." Cube took that battle as well but it was clear...NY and LA was thru. But that was it. Sun dropped this gem and hasn't put anything, as far as i know, on wax 10 years later. Sun is one of the BESt representations of 90's NY hip hop...underground, grimy, and in it to win it. I like his 5 percent laden debut as well, aside from the lyrical content, but Strikly ghetto is the one true banger we can thank King Sun for. And whatever happened to BNS clique? Bronx neva sleeps its still true
Return of King Sun
Michel Mees | Ekeren, Antwerp BELGIUM | 01/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"King Sun returns with Strickly Ghetto and shows that he has still got his dope vocal skillz as well as his intelligent rhymes. King Sun's presence in the underground rap game today isn't exactly what it used to be in the late '80s/early '90s as skilled MC's get pushed aside these days to make way for little punks who can only rhyme about their b*tch *ss chains and the trife life they never lived. The EP still has bangin funky beats but also hardcore production now that gives this album an extra asset."