Wow this is SOME unheard/unknown/unreleased 90’s project. Mind blowing material, for reel. Following on from our Big Sha EP  from earlier on this year, we have the Food of the Gods aka Zig Zag Zig – That was Then…This Is Now 1992-1996 EP. Incredible material from this QU crew steeped in that 5%-er 90’s flava. Reminiscent of the Zig Zag EPs we dropped [no ish!] this is a must for fanz of big old jazz b-lines and righteous lyric!
Short interview with ZZZ producer Artwell Smart:
Who are Food of the Gods [ZZZ]?
Food of the Gods ( Zig Zag Zig). We Are and teach Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding ” Otherwords- Arm, Leg, Leg, Arm, Head. To keep Evil ways away and stay civil ” Knowledge of self” we are all technical lyricists, producer and Dj who were All born and bred Real NY hip hop, me my brother and crew who grew up on the same block since we were kids during the Era when the 5 percent nation is Islam was at a high degree in Queens NY
When did you start recording?
We started recording our demos during the mid and late 80s to the early 90s with our studio engineer Bryan in his recording studio in Astoria Queens NY – we recorded many tracks every weekend and I would compose and create all the beats and tracks on the spot while writing our blueprints.
Were you pushing a demo back in the days?
4- We pushed all our demos and had meetings with Atlantic records, Interscope records, Mercury records, Jive records and Elektra records and came close to close to closing a album deal with Elektra records and more..
The only deal we closed is with Big Sha at Kult records
How did you guys split/wind out?
Due to life circumstances our priorities changed and we were no longer able to focus solely on our music ..due to all of us have children and family, so me as Anchor I stuck with it once I got a production deal at Universal music group in the Latin America department – that led to my career which is still rockin today!!
1 How Many Times feat. I Universal Allah
2 The Fatal Antidote feat. Artwell Smart & Shabay God Allah
3 Lunatic Syndrome feat. Shabay God Allah, I Universal Allah & Shabar Love Allah
4 Butter Zone feat. Artwell Smart & Shabay God Allah
5 Brainstorm feat. Artwell Smart & Shabay God Allah
6 Thats Was Then…This Is Now feat. Artwell Smart, Shabay God Allah & I Universal Allah
7 Food Of The Gods feat. I Universal Allah, Shabay God Allah, Shabar love Allah & Artwell Smart.
8 Artwell Dialogue feat. Artwell Smart & Mista Sinista
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