For any Hip Hop fan that loves
the battle scene, the annual Scribble
Jam is an event not to be missed. The only artist ever to win the SJ Freestyle Competition twice, New Hampshire native Adeem, exited the rhyme-battling game
in 2001. Hooking up with underground Chicago
producer Maker and DJ DQ, the trio formed the group Glue. Joining the 2004 Vans Warped Tour, Glue startled and excited the indie punk crowd with their well
crafted style of blending boom-bap with a hint of soul that independent music is
so sorely missing. The appeal they displayed caught wind of the people at Fat Beats Records and got them signed
to release their second full-length LP, Catch
as Catch Can.
From the jump, the title track grabs the listener by the
throat and forces them to pay attention. Maker
lays down a canvas that emcee Adeem
takes and runs with, while DJ DQ
cuts it up and spits it out. From the introspective "Never Really Know," which
finds Adeem remembering a past that
no longer exists, to the self-explanatory "State of the World,"