the 7a3. other than their song "mad mad world" from the colors soundtrack, you've probably never heard of these guys. neither had i when i bought their album on a whim back in the day. i think it might have been the first CD i ever owned - before that i was buying cassettes.
originally from brooklyn, brothers sean b. and brett b. landed out in cali, hooked up with dj mixmaster muggs, and formed the 7a3. a few singles, one pretty damn good album, and they pretty much disappeared...
well, two of them did. muggs, of course, went on to fame as the producer/dj for cypress hill and the soul assasins crew (house of pain, funkdoobiest, whooliganz, etc.) not sure what happened to the other dudes...
party side party time! (city mix)* party time! (beach mix) party time! (instrumental mix)*
produced by johnny rivers and vendetta co-produced by brad bailey and pat regan *remixed by joe "the butcher" at studio 4 in philadelphia
reality side why? why? (instrumental mix) produced by johnny rivers and linda never engineered by brad bailey and pat regan mixed by brad bailey, pat regan and vendetta
executive producers: jeff fenster and mio vukovic photography: glen e. friedman legal knowledge: jeffrey light
in the city of angels, lots of killing jumping off gangs of two colors will suffer the loss mothers are crying, young brothers are dying over red and blue rags that the stores are supplying why?????????
1988 geffen records
the 7a3 - drums of steel
side one drums of steel (12" mix)* drums of steel (radio edit)* drums of steel (bonus beats)*
side two a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do (radio version) drums of steel (instrumental)
produced by joe "the butcher" nicolo *remixed by joe "the butcher" nicolo executive producers: jeff fenster & mio vukovic
original versions available on the geffen album coolin' in cali available on lp, cassette & compact disc
photography: nechelle wong pastel by joan van der sloan
1989 geffen records
i'll put the album up here eventually. it's pretty dope. some mild-mannered party rap, mostly, but not too cornball.