Molecules, Chucky Smash and Cee-Low of the hardcore Bronx team The Legion returns this year with their first album in a decade. "Theme + Echo = Krill" was a sincerely ill project, but it got lost in shuffle due to the huge amount of superb hip hop being released in the early to mid-'90s, and after the commercial flop of the project things quieted down for so many years that I must admit that I was pleasantly suprised when I saw them signed to Ill Adrenaline Records for a new album. The first single (with accompanying video), "Stereo", saw the trio returning to their D.I.T.C. roots witth a vintage Buckwild production on hand. Now that initial single is being touched up by label mate Confidence who does a great job with smacking drum programming, Rhodes, screeching guitar and even a horn section which together gives the soong a completely new feel. The new Legion project is titled "The Lost Tapes" and is released on CD on May 20; the two vinyl EP:s drops sometime in June. The project is described as follows:
""The Lost Tapes" ain't only a simple compilation of rare and unreleased tracks, it's rather a musical documentation of a group that has been staying in its lane creating raw, uncut and uncompromising Bronx flavor for more than two decades now. So this 20-track strong album includes the rare 12" sinfle only "Freestyle Demolition" from 1994, rare, old and unavailable on CD tracks, unreleased joints and instrumentals plus 3 brand new bangers ("For You", "Stereo", "Strereo [Remix]"), produced by The Legion, Buckwild and Confidence." - Ill Adrenaline Records (pre-order CD).