TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
skratch bastid/john smith/pip skid
While the collabo group is nothing new,as soon as this joint right here drops into your audio device,you'll realize that
something different is going on.And not something new like gay marriage or white chocolate peanut butter cups,more
along the lines of glasses that allow you to melt G-Unit hoodies when you stare at 'em or a whistle that shatters shitty
records with one toot.The brainchild of legendary deck wrecker Skratch Bastid,this album is a testament to his desire
to bring the DJ back into the hiphop record.
Bastid,Pip and Smitty got together in the spring of 2004 to play a few shows and record an album in Halifax,Nova
Scotia,Canada. A couple weeks of late night sessions,a handful of shows,and many,many
drinks resulted in Taking Care of Business.Months later,the trio was re-united in Winnipeg to complete the circle and
film a video for the album's anthem "I Ain't Lazy".Shot in one day,it is an ironically non-sarcastic look at what happens
from sun-up to sun-down in the life of the busy entertainers.
Taking Care Of Business is about that grind-playing a show,recording a record or working a job so you have an oppor-
tunity to do the rest.It ’s enjoying the benefits of being an entertainer or falling peril to the difficulties of doing what you
love.Taking Care of Business,among other
things,is a record about 3 hip-hop artists who work hard at their craft.Give love and you'll get love.