Can You Hear It?
Key-Kool & Rhettmatic
Album Type: 12in Vinyl Single
SIDE A: "Can U Hear It" - produced by MOKI
The song had great success in Japan during this period of the vastly expanding Japanese vinyl market. The video for "Can U Hear It," (featured on the Turntable Wizardry 1 video), captures the era of a new movement in the West Coast underground with cameos from Visionaries, Dilated Peoples, The World Famous Beat Junkies, Q-Bert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Ras Kass and Western Hemisphere, Saafir & the WhoRidas (Hobo Junction), DR. OOP, Born Allah, Project Ill Brothers, and many more.
SIDE B: E=MC5 - produced by DJ RHETTMATIC
This posse cut featuring LMNO, Ras Kass, Voodoo, Meen Green, created much noise on mixshows, mixtapes and college radio. Major hip-hop magazines gave praises to this B-side heater and The Source magazine (FEB. 1996) called the song a "West Coast underground classic."
In 1995, when indie releases were far and few, "Can U Hear It" was the first release for Up Above Records.