Evil Ed, Capital Q, Mistima
Biography (taken from their Discogs page)
Hip Hop group started by Evil Ed and Lone Disciple in 1989. The group made 2 demo tapes, ‘Demolition’ and ‘Agents In Action’ before recruiting talented MC Mistima (ex rhyme-partner of Silver Bullet) in 1990 and as a trio they recorded the demo tape entitled ‘The Greenbelt Chronikills’ (a nod to UK rap classic ‘Gangster Chronicles’ by London Posse) in 1990. Lone Disciple left the group in 1992 and Evil Ed and Mistima carried on recording with Ed mainly on production and cuts now and Mistima on vocals. As a duo Ed and Mistima made many demo tracks and after many a knock back from labels they eventually caught the ear of Tee from Shropshire based label Pure Rudeness. Hidden Identity released only one vinyl EP, 1994’s ‘Blunted Bumpkin Buskers…On Da Dole’. Even before the vinyl dropped the tracks ‘Return Ov Da Red Eye’ and ‘Big Hed 4 Da Dred’ were getting weekly play off of cassette by both 279 on Choice FM and Max & Dave on Kiss FM. The EP eventually came out on wax in May 1994 to critical acclaim and with it’s jacked beats, hilarious lyrics and sound bites and quirky cuts it remains a UK Hip Hop fave from that era. The crew only did two disastorous gigs, one at Zazoo’s night club in Milton Keynes (2 weeks after a then unknown Take That appeared there in 1991) where they were cut off after 2 tracks and one at the Tivoli in Buckly to launch the EP release where Mistima was heckled and proceeded to chant back at the audience, nearly getting the group killed. The group split shortly after the EP came out due to Mistima having ‘other commitments’ and failing to record any new tracks.