“Midnight Madness” from Heltah Skeltah, which was first released in ’09 as part of Coalmine Records'compilation album, The Foundation, and paired it with the B-Side Remix, produced by M-Phazes. To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, they are pleased to release a special-edition 7-inch version.
As fans of the duo already know, the circa-2009 track is pure flames, and brimming with hilarious bad-guy lyricism from Ruck (aka the late Sean Price), and his partner in rhyme, Rock. The two absolutely let loose over Shuko’s funky instrumental, as Ruck drops concrete flows while Rock communicates with animals.
The record itself will be sold in a plain 45 sleeve, but the donut contains the work of acclaimed designer, Joe Buck, who embraced the 1980 released cult movie of the same title, which also serves as the track’s theme. On each side, you’ll find references and illustrations central to both the film, and the track, from the sketch of Leon the Game Master on Side-A, to M-Phazes ‘Good Gracious’ tagline on Side-B.