XL & DBD
XL & DBD - Sodom & America (Brainstorm) 1993
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A novelty disc of sorts. XL is a rapper (with a 5" afro) and DBD (Death Before Dishonor) is his thrash band. "Sodom & America" sports a host of guest artists on vocals and lead guitar including Jimmy P. Brown & Mike Phillips (Deliverance), Mark Soloman and Greg Minier (the Crucified) and Super C (SFC). Loads of gang choruses, thrash riffs, and aggression. The chorus to "Afrocka" is, "I'm a hardcore, afro wearing, hip-hop, rocker. No sellout!" As I said, I always thought of this as just a fun novelty disc. Bands like Anthrax and rappers like Ice T were goofing around with this stuff but otherwise, in 1993 there were very few doing this rap/metal crossover stuff. By the late 90's it became a standard. XL disappeared after this disc.