May 24, 2008

I.G. Off & Hazardous/ Kwest the Madd Lad

I.G. Off & Hazardous are two unsigned, under the radar MC's that came up in the mid 90's. Fans of underground radio will remember them well, otherwise you might know their work with DJ Spinna on the 'Street Serenade' 12", the Lyricist Lounge LP's, or the Beyond Real Experience LP. This track I have here (taken from a Stretch & Bobbito tape) I'm pretty sure was never pressed on vinyl or released. I've seen some write ups on these guys here and there but never any mention of this track, a very early recording from them if not one of their first. 1994? 1995?


Also here are some genuine freestyles from the Stretch & Bobbito show from 1995 featuring I.G. Off and Kwest the Madd ladd. You'll here Bobbito shoot them the topic and the two of them go off the top over the Mass Appeal instrumental.

*Bonus- Kwest the Madd Lad
'what's the reaction' remix
This remix was far better
than the original IMO.

peep the unkut interview
with Kwest

Everyone out there enjoy the memorial day weekend...

"Listening to old demos, that I cherish as momentos of the old school sound"


  1. i think i have this show. i remember them freestylin. that was a hot joint. damn i need to go through some tapes and bless you.

  2. Oh shit, I've never heard that track before, very dope. I'm guessing '95 or '96. Good lookin' on that.

  3. First and foremost, this is a dope blog. Secondly, the I.G. Off & Hazardous track was played on Stretch July (6th?) 1995. Classic night.

  4. nice, i was pretty sure that was a 95 tape. good looks

  5. My closest friend "I.G. Off" was paralyzed in a car accident. Anyone looking to contact him and give their support, may do so via me, Pri the Honeydark. A fund will be started shortly for anyone interested. Please spread the word. Thanks so much and stay blessed.....Pri

  6. that's terrible, hope everything is ok for IG Off. if you want to leave your contact info i can spread the word if you like.

  7. Just posted a freestyle with Kwest and Rok One from 1998 on the CM Famalam show that heads might be interested in...shame to hear about IG Off prayers go out to him.

  8. I.G. Off passed away on 6/12/12. He was the best friend I could ever have. We have truly lost a hip hop veteran!