Killah Priest – Mystery Channel (EP) [600 Block Records 6BLK6003]
Mystery Channel EP is KP’s first release on 600 Block Records after his acclaimed features on Pugs Atomz’ Test Drive LP in 2022.
The EP, coming on limited edition vinyl, features two original productions from Tusk57, an amazing Tall Black Guy Productions remix, and instrumentals of all three tracks. Tall Black Guy’s remix of Mystery Channel is a soulful jazzy take on the EP’s namesake, bringing his signature style to his first collaboration with 600 Block Records. From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, Jazz, and early Hip Hop…Tall Black Guy has become a standard bearer for the current hip-hop beats scene. Through a steady stream of productions filled with incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops, he has won fans across the world, including Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Jazzy Jeff, Questlove, and countless others.
Killah Priest made his first appearances on such Wu-Tang side and solo projects as Gravediggaz’s 6 Feet Deep, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers, and Genius/GZA’s seminal Liquid Swords. His contributions to those releases especially Liquid Swords’ “B.1.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth),” essentially a Priest solo track paved the way for the release of the MC’s acclaimed debut album, 1998’s Heavy Mental, and a lengthy and respected career in the hip-hop underground.
In addition to his prolific solo work, he was an integral member of the group Sunz of Man, the HRSMEN (aka the Four Horsemen), and Black Market Militia.