Gotty knew as well as I didâ€¦
Witchdoctor is the most forgotten member of the Dungeon Family. Which probably makes his debut disc A S.W.AT. Healin’ Ritual a physical piece of amnesia.
Call it bad timing. With DF brethren Outkast delivering an album that defied the laws of nature as well Goodie Mob handing out seconds of soulful foodfor thought, ATL had selected its all-star lineup to represent for â€˜98.
That didn’t make S.W.A.T. (Southwest Atlanta for the acronym-impaired) any less of a primetime player though. Phonte once said this album had the best production ever to come out of the Organized Noize camp. Living up to it’s name, S.W.A.T. featured layers of murky drum patterns, accented with loads of harmonious tribal instrumentation, creating a sound equivalent to acupuncture on wax. And with the underground favorite “Dez Only 1,” the hypnotic “4 In The Temple,” and an outstanding cameo from Cee-Lo Green, Witchdoctor conjured up the kind of black magic that won’t cause you bodily harm.
Don’t sleep on Witchdoc’s voodoo any longer.