Melbourne, Australia based Hip Hop crew, comprised of Trem, Brad Strut, Bob Balans, and DJ J-Red
Crossbred Mongrels And Lyrical Commmision – ‘Lyrical Mongrels’
(produced by DJ Debris – cuts by DJ J-Red)
Crossbred were one of the biggest influences on our crew coming up on all areas. Flak was easily the most commanding MC we’d ever seen on stage and Debris beats were world class. I thoroughly bit Debris production technique from this album in particular because I loved it so much from the reverb right down to the tape delay echos. Likewise L.C. were a crew we checked for constantly and when we saw they linked up we couldn’t have been more stoked. – Funkoars
appeared on the compilation Culture Of Kings Volume 1
The “Lyrical Commission” name was created off the back of Bob Balans’ solo track on the Nuff Said compilation, ‘Rock Da City’ with the name depicting what the crew was all about, the lyrics, no cat in the hat crap, they were on some complex street shit, inspired of course by the greats. On the back of touring the nation and countless guest appearances, L.C at long last made plans to get official product out on the streets. The recording for their debut release commenced in mid 2002, and ‘The Stage Is Set…’ dropped in Dec 02. It received excellent reviews, international acclaim, consolidated the crews burgeoning fan base and set a precedent amongst the Australian hip-hop underground. No other local release at that time had created such a street buzz and with little more than hand to hand distribution, word of mouth and L.C’s rep for killing shit, ‘Stage is Set…’ did incredibly well. They continued to tour fairly extensively giving the nation a dose of The Stage Is Set live experience and in doing so garnered a rep for having one of the wildest shows ever witnessed. Aside from headlining their own launches the crew has performed alongside international and home-grown heavyweights from Kool Keith to the The Alcoholics and from The Demigodz to the Hilltop Hoods to name but a few as well as contributing live showcases at assorted Underground hip-hop gigs to major music events including DMC Finals, and Melbourne’s Livid Festival. After the drop of their debut and follow up tour, the crew worked tirelessly in the studio and vocal booth, refining and perfecting their style, eventually leading to the recording of their second release “Murderous Metaphors” (including tracks with NY underground legends Q-Unique and Celph Titled), The EP lived up to its promising expectations and although wasnt a full length release, the 8 new joints more than delivered what fans had been eagerly awaiting. L.C had well and truly shown they are a world class act. With Trem’s production reaching new heights and the rhyme structures, style and wordplay of the crew maturing to next level status the follow up tour saw the biggest crowds L.C ever headlined to and was sold out across the country. With the rep solidified the crew is taking time to work on solo product at present with each release heavily featuring each others skills.
Featured on Culture of Kings Volume 1 released in 2000 on Obese Records