Much respect to Amazon for having this album on hand. I bugged out when this turned up after a random search on the site. I thought this joint was all but extinct. Since it's selling for a penny, you know I had to snatch it up. I bought this on tape back in High school and my friends and I would bump this joint after school during long video game sessions (mostly Joe Montana Football and Bulls vs. Blazers lol). The debut LP from Capital Tax is made up of DJ Cool Al, TMD (Total Mind Devastator), Bozie, and Scruff. It's hard to describe what they sound like. Try to imagine the Fu-Schnickens (minus Chip Fu) rhyming over some B level Marley Marl beats (which would still be better than a lot of beats that came out of '93) and you'll have some idea. Lyrically, the album is tight, the production is nice. What more could you want?
The only problem I have with the album is that a lot of the production sounds the same. The entire album is produced by DJ Smooth G, so I guess that should've been expected. Also, there are a lot of skip worthy tracks on the album like "Can You Dig It", "Mista Wonka", and "We Pals". The rest of the album is pretty good.
The Swoll Package is a dope album from a crew of cats that were all but ignored by the mainstream. It could've been because a lot of other acts were bringing a lot of the same flavor at the time, so they probably got lost in the shuffle. Either way, this album is worth a listen. I recommend checking it out. Now I think I'll go dust off my Sega Genesis and play Sonic The Hedgehog while I bump this.
Standout Tracks: Poet Treeman, Givin' It Back, Nottie Natural, Make Some Cash, I Can't Believe It, In Memory Of, Make A Move Y'all (My Favorite), The Masha, and Styles I Manifest