New Video: From The Lost Tapes Compilation By The Legion — For You @LegionSmash @ILLADRENALINE


Straight from The Bronx, the home of hip-hop, comes the trio, The Legion (Chucky Smash, Molecules and Cee-Low). As sign­ees 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”.


“The Lost Tapes” is not 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 fla­vour 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.
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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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