The name B-1 might not be immediately familiar to some, but a lot of you will remember his collaborations with Kool G Rap on the 1995 album 4, 5, 6 and some of his own material on Rawkus. Well, One is still in the game, gearing up to release an album on Ill Adrenaline Records next year, but in the meantime, there’s this unearthed track from the Queens rapper produced by none other than the Large Professor .
From the label: Ill Adrenaline Records proudly presents a previously unreleased gem by B-1 & Large Professor entitled “Hands of Time”. This track was recorded back in 1997 and supposed to be B-1’s first single on Rawkus. The “Brooklyn Side” of the 7″ contains a dope demo track by O.C. & Da Beatminerz.
You can pre-order “Hands of Time” (release date: 9-3-13) on special opaque red 7″ vinyl or cassette (only 100 copies available) via Ill Adrenaline Records . (Regular vinyl 7″ available at Fat Beats .) The digital single is also available on iTunes .