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The Shinin’ Director’s Cut EP

Released May 2000

Olympia’s K Records put out some surprising stuff back in the day. Take this, for example: The Shinin’s Directors Cut EP. This West Coast release, produced entirely by Take One and None, featured the rare combination (at least at that time) of both Cali and Northwest emcees. PM, Universal, DR. OOP, and J-Thorn represent the south, while Samson S, Vitamin D, and Bedroom Produksionz stand up for the north. 8 tracks in all, 5 vox and 3 instrumental. From 2000. (This review originally appeared on the Bring That Beat Back blog and was written by Jack Devo.)