A pair of deft, intelligent rappers based in Toronto, King Lou
and Capital Q
formed Dream Warriors
and released one of the finest alternative rap records of the era, 1991's And Now, the Legacy Begins
. The pair began working together in 1989, organizing their own Beat Factory Productions with Rupert Gayle
and signing to 4th & Broadway. The single "Wash Your Face in My Sink" prefaced the release of And Now, the Legacy Begins
, and another track, "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style," became an early touchstone in the jazz-rap movement. Both singles hit the Top 20 in Britain, while in their own country the LP went gold and collected a Juno award. Unfortunately, the LP title proved ironic; four long years after their debut, the duo finally returned with Subliminal Simulation
. It was barely received at all, especially in America, and the band's final album, The Master Plan, wasn't even released in America.