New York street gang turned peace making musicians, The Ghetto Brothers ‘Power Fuerza’ get the proper reissue from Truth & Soul Records. Protecting their block in the Bronx was the m.o., but once a member was murdered their outlook became that of positivity and change in the ghetto. Influenced by The Beatles, Grand Funk Railroad, and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive, the GB’s combined the pop sensibilities with Rock, Latin, and Funk grooves. Taking cues from The Black Panther party, their outreach to the community was felt as they cleaned up their streets and brought together some of the largest street gangs into a truce made famous in Hip Hop history for having a very young Afrika Bambaataa in attendance.
Truth & Soul Records has remastered the album with liner notes from Ego Trip’s Chairman Mao + exclusive interview with Ghetto Brothers founder Benjy Melendez.
Also available Ghetto Brothers Got This Happy Feeling 7″. Taken from ‘Power Fuerza’, this picture sleeve 45 comes with two stand out tracks ‘Got This Happy Feeling’ & ‘Girl From The Mountain’. Both upbeat numbers with heavy Latin / Funk grooves that sit in the pocket so nicely.
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