Uploaded on Sep 28, 2008
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7th track from the LP "The Horns Of Jericho" (Rhyme Syndicate Records - 1991)
Kamanchi Sly, DJ Supreme, DJ Undercover, Ulysses, Agent Fritz, Agent Clueso
Hijack came out of Brixton, London in 1988 when they signed to Music Of Life, and they dropped their debut single,
the now legendary, 'Style Wars'. Their next release was the brilliant DJ Supreme produced 'Hold No Hostage' backed with 'Doomsday Of Rap' It was a release that grabbed the attention of hip hop fans all over Europe, with DJ's Supreme and Undercover showing the world how the UK DJ's do it and Kamanchi Sly dropping his trademark quick delivery.
Still on the underground scene, but with recognition growing all over Europe, ICE T heard Hijack on the radio and decided to sign them to his Rhyme Syndicate Records label in the USA. Their first release on the label, in 1989, was the Batman themed 'The Badman Is Robbin' (also found on the LP 'The Horns Of Jericho') which went on to reach the UK's Top 40 charts, giving it's listeners a taste of things to come with it's opening lines 'Taken From The Forthcoming Album, The Horns Of Jericho by Hijack'.
In between 'The Badman Is Robbin' and 'The Horns Of Jericho' album, Hijack released 'Style Warriors Revenge' back
on the Music Of Life label as a stop gap while Hijack were waiting for their album to be released by Warners Brothers
after the collapse of ICE T's Rhyme Syndicate Records.
Finally, 'The Horns Of Jericho' was unleashed to it's awaiting public in 1991 and is arguably the greatest hip hop album ever to be released outside of the USA. With classics like 'The Phantom Of The Opera' and 'Hijack The Terrorist Group', it was a groundbreaking release from a UK act, that set the standards for others to follow. Unfortunately, Warner Brothers never released the album to the US market and Hijack parted company with the label.
Soon after the group split due to musical differences, DJ Supreme went on to launch Backbone Records, working with
such artists as The Icepick. Kamanchi Sly and DJ Undercover went on to set up Reservoir Records as Mr Pink and Mr Blonde,
releasing two singles and re-releasing 'The Original Horns Of Jericho' a limited edition double album featuring
previously unreleased tracks and an instrumental record.