The Legion “Stereo” Prod by Buckwild via Ill Adrenaline Records
First single by the legendary Bronx trio and D.I.T.C. affiliates The Legion Stereo, taken off their long awaited “The Lost Tapes” album, available worldwide May 20 (CD / EP / Cassette / Digital) on Ill Adrenaline Records / Legion Records. “Stereo” produced by none other than Buckwild of D.I.T.C. – also credited with production for Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Jadakiss, Big Pun, AZ, Black Rob, etc. Buckwild is an iconic hip-hop music producer.
About The Legion: Straight from The Bronx, the home of hip-hop, comes the trio, The Legion (Chucky Smash, Molecules and Cee-Low). As sign-ees to Black Sheep’s One Love imprint, they debuted in 1993 with the brilliant underground classic, “Jingle Jangle” – an ill piano sample driven track with a highly quotable finishing verse from Dres of Black Sheep. The Legion followed up with the sweet laden Roy Ayers looped up single, “Legion Groove” and their now much sought after debut album, “Theme + Echo = Krill” (1994) featuring affiliated acts like Black Sheep, Chi-Ali and Showbiz & A.G.
After a hiatus for a few years, they resurfaced with the 12-inch, “Street Thing / Caught Up” (1998) on Legion Records/Fat Beats and some appearances on Dres’ “Sure Shot Redemption” album. Then the Bronx trio went quiet. While Molecules handled dope production for Dres, Mos Def, Milano, Amanda Marshall and even appeared on P!nk’s “Stupid Girls”, Chucky Smash’s been hosting radio shows in the BX. The three long-time friends never stopped doing music together but it was already 2011 when the trio finally made a dope comeback on the Beneficence collabo track, “Aim, Fire, Spit”.
Bronx Trio The Legion "Stereo" Produced by Buckwild of D.I.T.C. | YouTube Video
Published on Apr 14, 2014: The Legion “Stereo” Produced by Buckwild (of D.I.T.C.), Directed by The Legion, Filmed by Eddy Onetake, Edited by Jimmy Giambrone.
“The Lost Tapes” ain’t only a simple compilation of rare and unreleased tracks, it’s rather a musical documentation of a group that has been staying in its lane creating raw, uncut, and uncompromising Bronx flavor for more than two decades now. So this 20-track strong album includes the rare 12″ single only “Freestyle Demolition” from 1994, rare old and unavailable on CD tracks, unreleased joints and instrumentals plus 3 brand new bangers (“For You”, “Stereo”, “Stereo Remix”), produced by The Legion, Buckwild, and Confidence (of Rashad & Confidence).
Take a trip down memory lane with these dope Bronx tales and street beats from The Legion and stay tuned for a brand new album plus the Molecules & Showbiz “A Bronx Tale” EP.