Joe Tex (1935-1982) was one hell of a soul man. In fact, good enough that James Brown reportedly challenged him to a "battle" shortly after both were signed to King Records. This sparked a more than 15 year feud between the two that is worth reading about..
Joe, like James, is also credited with being one of the original rappers, with his style of speaking over the music in rhythmic rants. Put these facts all together and you have the first MC vs. MC beef. Today's album choice displays JT's rappin' skills, as the title indicates. With a little help from Daz, we can share these roots!