In the late 80's rap music was reaching into the mainstream of America. Run DMC and the Beastie Boys had helped break down some walls in previous years, even gaining airplay on MTV. In 1988 Yo! MTV Raps debuted and after that, we knew rap was here to stay. On October 23, 1989 Def Jam released 3rd Bass' debut; The Cactus Album. 2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Cactus and you will still find diehard 3rd Bass fans out there. That is not to say there aren't fans still out there for LL Cool J, EPMD, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie and many more artists from that golden era of hip hop. In fact, many of the Bass-heads you will find roaming this site are also fans of the artists I just mentioned and many more.
The main problem I had always found was that a lot of the other artists are still around and performing unlike 3rd Bass. So back in the mid to late 1990's I did a lot of internet searches looking for information about 3rd Bass and most of the time I would come up empty handed. That was when I decided to make my own 3rd Bass website and start filling it with as much information as I possibly could. I felt it would be a shame to let one of the most underrated true rap groups from my time go unnoticed. How do you know if you're a Bass-head or just a casual fan? Ask yourself this, do you only know 'Pop Goes the Weasel', or did you walk with a cane or have a large '3' shaved on the back of your head back when 3rd Bass was large?
The message boards are available for everyone to join free of charge where you can discuss 3rd Bass. All I ask is that you register if you want to post. Anyone can take a look at the discussions going on there. There are close to 200 members already. Join the discussion today.
The downloads section is filled with some rare audio items and remixes. All music is in mp3 format, however they are zipped and are downloadable that way.
The Cactus stands firm on the desert plain, juicing fluids from its desolate environment. Two solo MC's absorbed and deciphered culture from Far Rockaway to Bedford-Stuyvesant and, like the desert plant, stood alone. Predators never set it off, for all over sharp thorns protrude. All shades knowledge cactus techniques, and jet from ignorance in the desert.
This website is strictly a fan site. It was created by a fan for fans. There is no official connection to 3rd Bass or Def Jam.