Ab Flex is my first release ever, which I put out myself in 1998 and mostly sold out of my knapsack. The original release was only ever on cassette, but Belgian label Hip-Hop Enterprise recently contacted me about doing a reissue, including some excluseys from the vaults, which is what you see here before you!
Not only has all the music been beautifully remastered by Justin Perkins, but we've also included six previously unreleased tracks and remixes from that same era of the mid - late '90s (featuring production by DJ Serious and DJ Fase). The artwork has also been updated with an amazing cover illustration by celebrated Canadian illustrator Kagan McLeod paying homage to the OG cover.
Ab Flex is what really launched my music career all those years back, so I'm excited to finally give it the proper release it deserves!
released December 21, 2021
Lyrics & vocals by Abdominal (Andy Bernstein).
Additional lyrics & vocals on track 6 by Obe-One (Alan Thatcher)
Additional lyrics & vocals on track 15 by Mic Recka (Roland Gonzales)
Production on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14 & 15 by DJ Serious (David Yan).
Production on tracks 6 & 7 by Planet Pea (Philip Rae) for Cryptik Souls Productions.
Production on track 8 by Mr. Knia (Knia Singh) for II Crazy Mental Productions.
Production on track 9 by Agile (Ajene Griffith) for Assorted Nutz.
Production on track 11 by DJ Fase.
Cuts by DJ Twist.
Mixed by DJ Serious & Planet Pea.
Mastered by Justin Perkins.
Artwork by Kagan McLeod.