Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Outlaw Posse (Brothers Like Outlaw) '90 & 92'

Outlaw Posse was a UK duo formed by Bello B (real name Isaac Bello) and K-Gee (real name Karl Gordon). They also recorded together as Outlaw and Brothers Like Outlaw, before the group finally split in 1992. The LP's are sensational, absoloutely worth a listen the beats are nostalgic to say the least. The Nineties was a great era, The UK were there to.

K-Gee started out as a drummer in the school band, but soon had a residency as a DJ in the Fringe in London. Together with his school friend Bello B, K-Gee used to rap over beats and basslines and record their efforts onto tape. The duo called themselves the Outlaw Posse, and the tapes they recorded came to the attention of DJ Richie Rich, who was making his name as both a club DJ and a recording artist in his own right. He was also the owner of Gee Street Records, and was impressed enough with the group to offer them some time in a recording studio. The tunes the group put together became their successful debut album, My Afro's On Fire (Gee Street, 1990), an album that was decidated to Bello B's late brother, Bentil Bello.

Tours with Arrested Development and the Brand New Heavies followed, as the group went through their first change of name, releasing the single 'Party Time' and 'Good Vibrations' both featuring Singer and Songwriter Alison Evelyn (Gee Street, 1992) as Outlaw. The name didn't last until the end of the year, and by the release of their final album the name had changed again to Brothers Like Outlaw. The album was well received amongst the fans and the music press, but the dissatisfaction with their name echoed the group's growing dissatisfaction with each other - their final album's title The Oneness of Two Minds In Unison (Gee Street, 1992) clearly intended to be ironic. Citing musical differences, the group split and went their separate ways in 1992 - although more recently K-Gee has stated that the group were actually recording a third album and split because of Gee Street's delays in putting out new material

Outlaw Posse [Brothers Like Outlaw] (1990) My Afros On Fire

Outlaw Posse [Brothers Like Outlaw] (1992) The Oneness of II Minds In Unison

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