Screwball (group)


Screwball (group)

Screwball is a New York City hip hop group, with members Hostyle, KL, Blaq Poet, & Solo. Their debut "Y2K The Album" was released in 2000 on Tommy Boy Records. The album yielded two singles; "H-O-S-T-Y-L-E" and the surprising and virtually unbroadcastable "F.A.Y.B.A.N." (Otherwise known as "Fuck All You Bitch Ass Niggas"). The album's production was handled mostly by New York City greats such as Pete Rock, Godfather Don & DJ Premier. Their second album "Loyalty" followed in 2001 on Landspeed Records and "Screwed Up", a compilation of new and old material followed in 2004 on Hydra Entertainment. Member KL died in 2008 of an asthma attack.

Members

Blaq Poet

Poet was best known for his attack on KRS-One in the 1987 song "Beat You Down". "Without Warning" is a Hip-Hop album from the duo Poet and Hot Day which was released on August 31, 1991 on Tuff City Records. This was their only release and the two only released two singles "I'm Flippin" and "Pandemonium". The album wasn't well known, but "Poet's" lyrical flow and crime stories makes the album have its highlights. It has one guest on the song "Set It Off" which features a young Cormega and "Poet" also tells his story about crime on songs like "Dark Side" and "The Showdown".

Blaq Poet's debut solo album "Rewind: Deja Screw" was released in 2006 and featured several songs produced by DJ Premier and featuring Big Shug and Teflon. He is currently signed to DJ Premier's label "Year Round Records". [ [http://www.unkut.com/2006/05/the-best-that-never-did-it-blaq-poet-interview/ unkut.com - A Tribute To Ignorance (Remix) ] ]

Blaq Poet appeared on KRS-One and Marley Marl's album "Hip Hop Lives", on the song "The Victory" which made an end to KRS and Poet's rivalry during The Bridge Wars. He also appeared on the NYG'z debut 2007 album "Welcome 2 G-Dom".

Hostyle

In 2004 member Hostyle released his debut solo album "One Eyed Maniac" on Hydra Entertainment. It includes contributions from Marley Marl, Big Noyd and R.A. the Rugged Man

He also appeared on DJ Muggs's 2000 "Soul Assassins II", Infamous Mobb's 2002 "Special Edition" and Cormega's 2007 album "Who Am I?".

KL

KL appeared on the Molemen album "Killing Fields" in 2006. He died on the 28th of March 2008 of an asthma attack. Upon his death, DJ Premier said: [ [http://djnoodles.net/blog/?p=76 Fix Your Face : The Blog » Blog Archive » R.I.P. KL of Screwball ] ]

olo

Solo appearaed on Marley Marl's 2001 come-back album "Re-entry"

Discography

*"Y2K The Album"
**Released 2000
**Singles: "F.A.Y.B.A.N.", "H-O-S-T-Y-L-E"
** Label: Tommy Boy Records

*"Loyalty"
**Released 2001
**Singles: "Torture"
** Label: Landspeed Records

*"Screwed Up"
**Released: July 19, 2004
**Singles: "I Ain't Saying Nothing"
**Label: Hydra Entertainment

External links

* [http://www.unkut.com/2006/05/the-best-that-never-did-it-blaq-poet-interview/ Unkut interview Blaq Poet]

References


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