Originally released in 1995 Shameless Self Promotion was the first (and only) album by the San Jose rap trio Lackadaisical. The group consisted of myself, the artist now known as Traxamillion, and the late great Jesse Jones. These songs are literally the first things we ever recorded in a real recording studio and Im proud to that these tracks still sound dope 17 years later!
This is straight ahead backpack boom bap 90’s Hip Hop. Our energy was raw but thanks to our rap mentors The Dereliks this project came out sounding really polished considering it was made by teenagers.
After Jesse Jones tragic death we re-released this album in digital form with the proceeds going to Jesse’s daughter Iyanah. The re-release artwork was done by our homie Sam Rodriguez. The original artwork was done by Opski Chan
The good folks at www.paperclipsociety.com have been doing a great job of documenting the San Jose entertainment scene with their Internet based Egg on Top variety show. So when they asked me to participate in the taping of a 16 emcee cypher episode I was interested but at the same time hesitant….16 Emcees and 1 Mic!! Sounded like a riot waiting to happen.
When I arrived at the shoot location the nervous energy in the room was palpable. Most of us were standing around muttering our lyrics under our breaths. Once the taping started there was a collective exhale as each emcee took their turn spitting bars. It was kind of like a pick up basketball game at the park. Sure there was the smell of competition in the air but no ego clashes were imminent.
In this clip you get to see the Sticky Lab contigent (including myself at 6:26) as well the Hometown Hercules Dirt Bag Dan doing his thing.
Props to the Egg on Top Show helping showcase the depth of talent SJ has to offer..