The Talking Grapefruit is the "sexual citrus sci-fi" alter ego of Brian Kruse aka Baby Powder Fresh (of the Buttery Lords) aka MC Mic Controla aka The Rappin Lime aka Healthy MC aka NEW DQT and the aka list goes on for 365 days. In the late 90's, Buttery Lords were just getting started and Brian decided to create a "rap name" for each day of the year to determine the greatest moniker. With a mountain of cassette tapes filled with sounds from a "sexual fruit mind space" comes this 42 song debut by the world's first rapping fruit. Many fruit rappers have grown from the seeds of The Talking Grapefruit, but none have yet to capture the pure essence of original fruit rap like The Fruit Salad Krew. With his pals The Power Banana, The White Mystery, The Krenshaw Melon, The Talking Pomegranate, The Kumquat Kid, Canned Pears, Mr. Clean, KJ Krinkle Cut, KJ Coolio King Glacious, MC Peachy Keen and countless numbers of sugary yet seedy characters, The Talking Grapefruit and The Fruit Salad Krew have created something to be remembered.
Hip Hop history books may never mention the phenomena of "fruit rap" and this album is destined to be lost in the black hole of CD BABY, too many music downloads and a culture that has no room for risky innovators... Or fruit from outer space... Or sex rap from a naked boy-man...
But there is hope...
You are reading this.
And perhaps someday you will tell the children - "Once... There was Fruit Rap. And it was glorious..."
This music was made with a 4-track cassette recorder (pictured on album cover), 2 Casio keyboards (CTK-611 & SK-1), a few scribbled napkins of lyrics, a television and very few re-takes. Most tracks were recorded on the first try and 75% of the lyrics were freestyle or free-association.
Anyone who places a review for this release will be honored with a lifetime membership in The Fruit Salad Krew.
So please, review us with some rhymes and do something great with your time.
Show fruit your love!
When yer finished, check out: NEW DQT - New DQT's Neighborhood!