Song of the Week: The Fab 5 – “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka”


Since 1995, Duck Down Records & Boot Camp Clik has been around doing there thing. While I know who Black Moon, Buckshot, Smif-N-Wessun (or Cocoa Brovaz), Heltah Skeltah (composed of Rock and Ruck aka Sean Price), or O.G.C. are, I never been really big into either of these groups. But, there is a group out of Boot Camp Clik that I was into: The Fab 5. Okay, let me explain for the uninformed. Following the release of Black Moon’s Dah Shinin (1995), Camp leader Buckshot and business partner Dru Ha founded Duck Down Records after leaving Nervous Records due to unpaid royalties, and signed both Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C. to the label. In mid 1995, the entire Clik (labeled as Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun) appeared on the soundtrack to the film New Jersey Drive, with the song “Headz Ain’t Redee”. In late 1995, Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C. teamed up to form The Fab 5, and released their debut single “Blah” b/w “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka”. The B-Side, “Leflah”, became a surprise hit, peaking at #75 on the Hot 100, making it the most successful single released by any Boot Camp member or affiliate. The two groups split up for separate releases in 1996. Heltah Skeltah was the first to release an album, with Nocturnal dropping in June 1996. I was so pissed off that The Fab 5 never really became an official group the way the fans wanted and released an album. This is fully off of the strength of the song “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka”. The song was hot and had that late 90’s New York feel. The accompanying video also helped this with its comedic simplicity and white background that was done alot in 90’s Hip-Hop videos. Classic. Enjoy. (Check out the video below the download.)

Download: The Fab 5 – “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka”

Album: Nocturnal
Released: June 18, 1996
Label: Duck Down Records/Priority Records

The Fab 5 – “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (Music Video)

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