“That ‘Us Placers’ record was tough.”—Elliott Wilson
As the Hip-Hop world
impatiently awaits for Lupe’s Thanksgiving Day offering, I can’t help but think what CRS could have become. Standing for The Child (Lupe), The Rebel (Kanye) and The Soldier (Pharrell), this trio of MC’s from Chi-Town and Virginia Beach were a gold mine waiting to happen. At least, that’s what I thought.
With no disrespect whatsoever to another lyrical supergroup, these three had what those others don’t — star power. If “Us Placers” and the remix of “Everybody Nose” were any indication, CRS would have had no problem whatsoever gaining mainstream notoriety while maintaining their underground “love.” Of course, this is all worthless now, but the possibilities could have been endless. Hell, placing Lupe over Kanye and Pharrell productions is enough to make any music lover pass out from excitement.
Maybe I’m jumping the gun, maybe I’m not. But I do know there was quality music yet to be made from this 312/757 connection. Seeing as how an album is 99.992% out of the equation (label politics, schedules, etc.), let’s just hope that somewhere in the future (hopefully sooner than later or never) a .zip file is made available with recordings from yesteryear.
Until then, I have to live with the fact I fell for the biggest bait of all time.
Download — CRS – “Us Placers”