Click Tha Supah-Latin - Square Won
There was a time when skills and respect were more important to an Artist
than record sales. Before the time of Studio MCs�, no one gave you respect, you
earned it. This was the time when freestyling proved if you were a dope Mc and
beatboxing was just as important as dj�ing. And like a true Renaissance man of
hip-hop, Click tha Supah Latin is back with �Square Won� his latest album
released through Underload Records. As Click puts it "Technology can't change
the true essence of what's real, and beat-boxing is an authentic representation
of hip-hop.� For those that don�t know, beat-boxing is the art of making beats
and reproducing sound and samples with one�s mouth. Click Tha Supah Latin is
known around the globe for his phenomenal beat-boxing skills. A skill he has
been showcasing since 1984 when he was a kid. Eventually, Click�s skills would
earn him recognition throughout the underground scene of hip-hop, from coast to
coast. By paying dues, Click went on to work with some of the top stars in
hip-hop including LL Cool J (on the recent LP, �G.O.A.T.�), TQ�s hit single
�Daily�, and Styles of Beyond�s critically acclaimed record �2000 Fold�.
But, Click is pretty much slept on by the Latino Hip-Hop community. �Square Won� is sure to give him the recognition that�s long over due.
On �Square Won� Click went back to his b-boy roots, when hip-hop was about the love of the culture and music. The entire album was produced, arranged and mixed by Click. Click�s new CD presents a glimpse of the future of hip-hop by studying the essence of hip-hops� past. Hip-hop music is created for the enjoyment and satisfaction it brings the soul. On �Square Won� it shows when he incorporates his family in the album. Listening to their freestyle session, you can�t help but smile and laugh as Click�s three children and wife get a chance to shine on the mic. His family members aren�t the only guests to make the cut.
The CD also features Jurassic 5 on the track �Lunchtime�, underground rap goddess Medusa on �Sandstorm�, New York�s beat box machine D.O.A on �My Man D.O.A�, Monte Loco and Brown Huero (from Brown Town Looters) on �Back to Back�, and introduces new MC�s like Reignman and Derek Strong (L.K.). Click says, �It took a while to put this record together, but that�s because I didn�t want to leave room for doubt. It�s definitely my best work ever.� This album is definitely his best effort, but the album might not be for everybody though. It�s specifically design for the hip-hop purist, those who grew up listening to Dougie Fresh and Biz Markie, and respect what they brought to the hip-hop world. By taking hip-hop back to square one, Click�s �Square Won� is a polished and enjoyable 2001 version of how hip-hop used to be.
co-written by Sal Rojas and Richard Montes