Friday, September 5, 2008

Break Bread - Break Bread EP (CD, 2004)

I'm not sure that Break Bread is even an official group, but I guess for the purposes of this EP they are. Six of the big names from the Peanuts & Corn fam (Gruf, mcenroe, Pip Skid, Yy, John Smith, and DJ Hunnicutt) get down on five tracks here. The songs are long and filled to the brim with straight rapping. Makes for a solid listen.

That it's good is not surprising, but it might be a little frustrating because it'll leave you wanting more. The EP is always a tough sell for me if it's not to be followed quickly with a full-length. That's nothing against this record, just five-song releases in general. They often reek of laziness or uncontrollable eagerness to get something out there. Not sure what the deal was on this one.

These guys are an acquired taste (especially Gruf), but once you get the feel for 'em, it's easy to handle. John Smith has the tendency to get a little ruffneck, but if you don't take it too seriously, it's not a problem. I haven't had this CD for very long, so I unfortunately can't get too specific with any of the tracks.

You may be able to listen to some of 'em here.

On a side note, this is my 100th entry. Yowsa. We're up to the Br's. By my rough calculations, this should all be over in about four years.

1 comment:

Biff Pocaroba said...

Break Bread is the crew, I thought you knew! Seriously though, Break Bread has been the crew name for Pip, Mcenroe, John Smith, Hunnicut and Gruf since the Fermented Reptile album in '99. It is basically all the guys that record for P&C. Yy was officially added to the crew in '04. This EP was a long time in the making and did not disappoint me, except of course for the brevity. The concept was each MC came up with a concept for a song. I think the EP is a result of the members living all over Canada, thus not having a lot of time. Pretty much every song here would sound great on a mixtape, with "We Make Noise" and "No Other MC" being my personal faves. And in case no one knows, John Smith is the greatest rapper alive. Hands down. I am serious.