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Album Review

A 12-track summation of the group's two albums, Greatest Hits boils down the Fu-Schnickens' output to the absolute cream of the cream. Except maybe for Das EFX, there are very, very few rappers who sound quite like the Fu-Schnickens; some might match the wild, referential lyrics, some the blazing speed of their delivery, but not both. All three MCs are terrific in their own right, and developed a near-telepathic interplay. But Chip Fu is clearly the genius of the group, shifting voices, tossing in weird noises, and enunciating barrages of words that are nearly impossible to keep up with. Similarly, the high points on Greatest Hits are so dizzying that some other excellent tracks pale in comparison. "La Schmoove" and "What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)," which feature A Tribe Called Quest and Shaquille O'Neal, respectively, are jaw-dropping hip-hop classics, and "True Fuschnick" isn't far behind. Tracks like "Ring the Alarm," "Cray-Z," and "Original Rude Boy" point up the group's dancehall reggae influence, and feature the sort of hyperspeed chatting that could give Daddy Freddy a run for his money. The production, meanwhile, is quietly inventive in its own way, leaving room for the lyrics but adding just enough to the off-kilter atmosphere. Aficionados will likely want everything the group recorded, but if you just want the general idea, Greatest Hits will demonstrate that there's way too much talent on display for this music to be a mere comic novelty.

Biography

Formed: 1991 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s

One of the oddest groups in hip-hop history, Fu-Schnickens' manic, wildly playful raps were more than just pop-culture-obsessed novelties: they were often marvels of technical achievement on the mic as well. Spiritually speaking, Moc Fu (born J. Jones), Poc Fu (born Lennox Maturine), and group focal point Chip Fu (born Roderick Roachford) were descendents of De La Soul and cousins of Das EFX. They wove dense, tongue-twisting, absurdist lyrics that were filled with references to cartoons, karate flicks...
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