The trio Hard 2 Obtain (H2O) was one of those groups that had a one-and-done type album called Ism & Blues. Unfortunately, they never got the credit they deserved and were overshadowed by much of the other stuff going on. Ism & Blues has a lot of the ingredients that make up east coast hip-hop in 1994; a fair share of jazz samples, focus on lyrical finesse, and organic percussion. It's too bad H2O didn't take off, cause their creativity is pretty evident, and it would've been real cool to see what they could've accomplished in future ventures. For now, though, they'll just have to remain deep in the annals of east coast lore. Check out "Heels Without Souls" and "L.I. Groove" from Ism & Blues below.
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