What we have here today, homeboys and homegirls, is a clip from one of my favorite old school tapes, courtesy of the Fearless Four (Microphone Wizard DLB, Devastating Tito, Mighty Mike C and Great Peso, along with dj’s Master O.C. and Crazy Eddie). Now, back in the days I liked a lot of the Fearless’ records (“It’s Magic”, “Rockin’ It” and “Fearless Freestyle” were the joints) but I wasn’t feelin’ their live tapes as much as the ones with the Cold Crush, Fantastic Five, Force MCs, etc. Not until I peeped this one from 1985, which was a few years after the apex of their popularity but probably their peak as far as skills go. DLB was M.I.A. at this performance, but the rest of the crew, particularly Tito, more than made up for their leader’s absence. VERY next level for 1985- the rhyming is sharp and the turntable work is real innovative. And for those who thought that heavy duty cussin’ was invented by NWA or somebody- WRONG. A whole lot of stuff that you may have thought was first done by this or that rapper on this or that record was actually already being done on the street level years before the world at large knew anything about it. Of course, what else could it be?