The Hundreds – JUDGEMENT T-SHIRT
“Judgment Night was a forgettable ’90s film, but its soundtrack left an indelible mark. For the first time, popular rappers collaborated with rock musicians. Ice T + Slayer. Cypress Hill + Pearl jam. This soundtrack introduced rock-rap to the soundscape.”
Words by Bossman75
It feels like forever since I first saw this t-shirt at the AW15 Jacket Required show back in February of this year. Not being able to talk about it has been like not masterbating, and now finally I get my Sting like tantric release. This graphic was by far the toast of the day for me, the personal attachment to it literally has me giddy when speaking to Adam Scotland above and beyond the collection of which I was already impressed by. I was permitted a photo with the understanding I wasn’t to share it until the Fall collection was available, the image of it has remained on my phone and regularly check throughout the wait. There’s really nothing more I can say that would be better than the online store already describes it (see above).
I think there is a clear distinction between the movie and soundtrack, the soundtrack is a masterpiece and would be without its relation to the movie. For the record I thought the movie was OK, believable enough in context, entertaining and not too taxing intellectually. The stars of the movie were Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr, Dennis Leary, Stephen Dorff, Jeremy Piven and House Of Pain’s front man Erik Schrody. I’ve certainly seen far worse movies starring actors of considerably higher caliber. I could go on trying to justify the movie but the t-shirt references the soundtrack which needs absolutely no justification. I’ve had the cd and then mp3 on whatever the appropriate music player since it’s release without fail. The album is completely authentic, with some of the most metal riffs and drumming (Disorder) to gangster, conscious and stoner rap prose. Even if you consider, like I do, Mudhoney and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Freak Momma” the weakest track with it’s it incredibly cringey lyrics it still fails to cast any shadow on this album. No genre crossover album sounded like this before, and none have since.
Bobby does nostalgia better than anyone, and in particular tributes to 90s hip-hop music, style and influences. With that in mind I shouldn’t have found this reference so exceptional but I guess that’s just the caliber of The Hundreds. The only thing I would add to this would be subtle script to the chest with the lyrics “In the echoes of a gun blast.” from the title track by Onyx and Biohazard.
With no word on UK stockists yet, I’d suggest getting all three colours from the Hundreds’ online store here.
Helmet ft. House Of Pain – Just Another Victim
Teenage Fanclub ft. De La Soul – Fallin’
Living Colour ft. Run D.M.C. – Me, Myself & My Microphone
Biohazard ft. Onyx -Judgement Night
Slayer ft. Ice-T -Disorder
Faith No More ft. Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. – Another Body Murdered
Sonic Youth ft. Cypress Hill – I Love My Mary Jane
Mudhoney ft. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Freak Momma
Dinosaur Jr. ft. Del The Funky Homosapien – Missing Link
Therapy? ft. Fatal – Come And Die
Pearl Jam ft. Cypress Hill – Real Thing