You can add another magazine cover to Crucial Conflict’s resume, however, this one is somewhat bittersweet for ColdHard and co… In their January issue, Illinois Entertainer highlighted 18 Chicago bands that never quite got the shine they once seemed destined for. Included in the group are acts such as Eleventh Dream Day, Aluminum Group, Hum, and yes, The Flict.
“Crucial Conflict never got their “Slow Jamz.” While Twista’s toil in a blizzard of broken music-industry promises was repaid handsomely, these West Siders lit up the joint with “Hay” in ’96, but haven’t been able to do much since. Partly undercut by Bone Thugs comparisons and alone with their “rodeo” palette of sounds, their second album passed without notice and they spoen the next decade in limbo. Even 2008’s Planet Crucon failed to make much of a comeback, idling on Amazon.com with a scant three reviews.”
In the same issue, Hey Champ is named of one 10 Chicago acts to watch in 2010. So, props to them…