Y'all Musta Forgot: K-Otix's Universal
Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email email@example.com. K-Otix Universal (Bronx Science, 2001)
K-Otix are the Hawk and Animal of Houston rappers, a seemingly ageless tag team with a hulking stage presence that has always worked out the best when paired up with one another. They're more De La Soul or Talib Kweli (both of whom, incidentally, they've opened for) than Fat Pat or Big Moe, and that means that they've mostly played the Man Without An Island role for the duration of their existence. Despite forming all the way back in 1992 (What up, Sega Game Gear and Microsoft 3.1), K-Otix didn't release Universal, their official debut LP, until 2001. Also heavily involved in the album's genesis was the now-acclaimed producer The Are. Y'allmustaforgotability: 96 percent Read what Y'allmustaforgotability means.
Best Verse on the Album: The second verse from "U Know The Name," mostly be cause of the "For any enemy who enters my vicinity/ Face a musical symphony of lyrical humidity" line.
Best Song on the Album:
If you enlist a jazz guitarist to help you with your rap song, it's either going to turn out really, really good, or really, really bad. This one went the way of the good. Best Threat on the Album: In
where Big Mon threatens to "leave you with no jaw." Imagine how ill that would be. If you snatched someone's jaw off, nobody would ever say shit to you about anything again.
You could walk into a room full of killers, call them all bitches, take a bite of someone's sandwich, poop on the floor and then walk out without anyone saying a word. As soon as someone started to say something, someone else would grab their arm and be like, "Yo, yo. You know No Jaw Johnny? The guy from the East side with no jaw?" and then point at you silently.
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