“United” (SP Remix) – Large Pro & MF Grimm
This past September, F5 (Crucial’s independent label) released a handsome EP that contained one of my favorite tracks of the year (well, at least..my first time hearing it), the “SP Remix” of the Alps Cru classic “No Question”. Boasting appearances from the featured Alps Cru, Large Pro & MF Grimm listed above, as well as tracks from the likes of Sadat X, Tha Grimm Teachaz, Edo G and Black Spade, Crucial’s 7-track EP (9 really, but two instrumentals for “No Question” & “United”) “Retro/Active” packed plenty of punch!
Labeled the 12″ side and the EP side, “Retro/Active”, released as vinyl only, sold out quickly via sites like UGHH.com. Well worth tracking down, if only for the remix of “No Question”, which features one of the sickest sampled hooks I’ve heard in quite some time. It’s easy to sleep on “gems” like “Retro/Active” in today’s day and age when releases are dropped in abundance on the daily, but if you have to sift through the rummage to uncover items like “Retro/Active” it’s time well spent.