Sunday, September 21, 2008 | Posted in ,,


When 7L & ESOTERIC’s groundbreaking EP “Speaking Real Words” originally dropped in ‘99, it helped mold and define the East Coast indie/underground movement. Known to go for upwards of $200 on EBAY, the label decided to reissue this long out-of-print classic CD, only this time include a couple banging bonus cuts from the precious era in which it was created. After EMINEM and JAY-Z rhymed over the “SPEAKING REAL WORDS” beat on SWAY & TECH’s World Famous “Wake Up Show”, the interest factor had risen astronomically. Featuring the blazing title track with WU-TANG hero INSPECTAH DECK, and the infamous Transformers themed “Be Alert,” the original CD has been sought after for ages. Get yours now, complete with the never before heard bonus track “Observe the Sound” featuring APATHY, J-LIVE, and L the HEADTOUCHA and the first version of “Def Rhymes”, available on CD for the first time.

01. Speaking Real Words (Feat. Inspectah Deck)
02. Bound To Slay
03. Def Rhymes
04. Essays On Esoterrorism
05. Headswell (Feat. Virtuoso)
06. Learn From the Druid
07. Be Alert (Feat. Beyonder & Virtuoso)
08. Observe The Sound (Feat. Apathy, L Da Headtoucha & J-Live)
09. Def Rhymes (First Version)

This is the re-issue version released in 2006, comes with 2 extra bonus tracks!