By the time they signed a record contract in 1973, the group was at the height of their buzz. But things took a turn for the worse. Studio sessions were tainted by drug use, alcoholism, and an unprecedented pinball machine addiction stirred inner turmoil among the band members. Though a full-length album was recorded, the band split up before it could be released and the project was shelved indefinitely. The members of the El MidaZ Affair moved on to new phases in their life, while El MidaZ himself became a recluse, never to be heard from again.
Ladies and gentlemen, straight out of the dustiest vaults, behold the debut album from the El MidaZ Affair…not only the oldest known hip hop recording, but certainly one of the dopest.
Download: MidaZ – El MidaZ Affair
-released 05 January 2010-
MidaZ (vocals), IMAKEMADBEATS (Mix/Master), El Michels Affair (Instrumentals), Mark My WordZ (Engineer), SeanDammit (Project Manager), ObjectivOne and Conshus (Art)