Wednesday, Jul 16 2003 | 12:08

“Finally an album comes forth that can be listened to from beginning to end without skipping a track,” states one of the many fans that has had the pleasure to preview Earth Angel Records’ debut release. LACKS’ “RE:LACKS VOL.1 WITH THE WORLD” will bless your ear drum with a sound rich in Detroit flavor with a dash of Atlanta seasoning. You might have heard LACKS, formerly Lacksidaisycal, on Jay-Dee’s (of Slum Village fame) ‘Welcome to Detroit’ album. But now LACKS steps out and showcases why many feel that he’s the next big emcee/producer to come out from Motown.

RE:LACKS is 45 minutes full of soulful hip hop that’s cleverly mixed, sequenced, and packaged into a LP. LACKS (aka RAACH) oversees the production of the entire album with the help from Bling 47 Group’s WAAJEED on “Jeed Demo #1”. Guest appearances (also known as ˜RAACH STARRS’) on RE:LACKS come from LIL SCI (of Scienz of Life and Sol Uprising fame), O1, FE-NIKS, BITTERSWEET, BIG TONE, and TONY KING. They all add consistent flavor in their respective manners to the RE:LACKS melting pot of sound. To pinpoint one highlight on this project is impossible, being that the whole project shines throughout the duration of the release. The lead single “THE IDIOLOGY” B/W “HUSTOLIN'” reinforced with a non-album treat produced by WAAJEED will be sure to fuel your appetite for this classic release. Just remember that this is only VOLUME 1, expect a lot more from LACKS and Earth Angel in the near future.

LACKS BIO (in his own words)

Big ups to A.G.A. It’s where you’re at. I was raised and bred in Detroit, Michigan, but my blood is in Erie, PA. Peace to the Mathis Movement. I have been doing music as far as rhyming and doing beats for a decade each, give or take a couple of years. I grew up during those times with members like Big Tone and Dwele. Peepin’ kin like Elzhi, Fuzz Scoota, and 31. Few years up, I met Carl Craig of Antidote/Planet E Recordings. I stood him up for our first meeting, no call or nothing like, “F*ck that I gotta eat, I’mma keep grindin’.” But the second meeting, I came to him right. I could tell he thought I was ill, but he was polished. I was Breakfast Club. He put me on his album with Francisco Mora, Craig Tamborn, Recloose, and Paul Randolph. At the time…an ill line up……a little ahead of myself, but I shined. He put me forefront (like host!?) on his tour. Bet! Carl Craig released two 12 inch releases with Breakfast Club, Slum Village, and a remix off his album where I produced the b-side and the a-side to Dilla (J-88).

Then there’s the “People Make the World Go Round (Elevator Music Remix) that doesn’t include any of the original a capella version. I did it my way like, F*ck you then.” The release includes me on the hook, vocals, and flute cuts, Dwele, and Shyena (respect). I rocked the first Demf Deroiot Electronic Music Festival. 1st weekend we broke a record … worldwide 1.5 million attendants. I know it sounds crazy, but check it out at It was downtown Detroit live on the air.

A year or so later, Welcome 2 Detroit … Dilla “Tha Maf*ckin’ Hustler” hollas at me and my mans Big Tone like, “Let’s do a joint for my album.” Word!?!?! Humduallah! Bet. This leads me to take a look at the foundation and I feel like my peoples are strong. Bling47 Group is about to sparkle. I might as well apply my divine mind and be fly right!?! Earth Angel … Raach On.

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