|Who is the Phatt Bwoy?|
This tape started out as a real mystery for me and, to be honest, despite scouring the net, chatting with some of those involved in it and even calling the number on the tape's label I am still none the wiser. I don't remember it at all from the time it was released - don't recall seeing it in any shops and have never seen it for sale since, despite keeping an eagle eye out for it. Hell, I don't even know anything about this Phatt Bwoy dude other than he was apparently 16 at the time he made it (and that's only a fact if you believe the things you read in YouTube comments boxes!)
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|West Country Repped by JD|
I caught up with one of those contributors (Brighton's own Koaste) and hooked him up with a rip of the tape via the wonders of the interweb. He had the following to say...
"Can't really remember much about the recording session itself, but I remember getting the tape through the post, and being fucking gutted that Phatt Boy had managed to loop the first half of my verse, the pre-written bit completely off beat. I remember I had to record my vocals over just a metronome click, which I thought was pretty weird, but when I heard the result, I was fuming. As for the actual freestyle, shiiiit I sound retarded. I used to think I was okay at freestyling. If that was as good as I got, I'm going senile... Ha ha...Thanks for digging it up though man. Blast from the past."
Fill ya boots people - but expect more hiss, snap, crackle and pop than a rice crispies and coca-cola breakfast.