Throwback: Troubleneck Brothers-Trouble Wreck



The Troubleneck Brothers were a 7-member rap collective from the Bronx, NY who debuted with their ’92 album Fuck All Ya’ll. “Troubleneck Wreck” is noted for its ’90’s boom-bap sound and their usage of Jack Dejohnette’s “Minya’s the Mooch” which was famously used by A Tribe Called Quest. The group was compared to Wu-Tang Clan because of their grittiness and size but none of the emcees had distinct voices and they lacked the entrepreneurial vision of the Wu. They released the Release Me EP in ’94 and their 2 other highly-regarded singles “Back To The Hip-Hop” and “Pure.” After having legal issues with Bill Stephney’s StepSun Entertainment they released the Maintain EP under the moniker of 36zero for 862 Records. The group disbanded by ’95 and former member Steven Samuel would co-found with his business partner and wife Felcia Palmer in ’96.