Dark Tower is a duo comprising of Eli Foley (rapper) and Jody Lloyd/Trillion (rapper/producer).
Dark Tower formed in 1993. Their first EP (real zeal men) was released in 1995.
this is the 1st full length album by Dark Tower - written and recorded 1996-2000 and released in 2001.
Six Years in the making, Dark Tower's follow up to Real Zealmen is finally here, and it's been worth the wait. Canterbury rapper the Eel and the Earl present homegrown hiphop with withering rhymes with catchy beats. It's a very intense record, perhaps a bit too intense at times, scattered with local references and filled with kiwi vernacular. One of the best things about Dark Tower is they don't feel compelled to stray from their roots, in style or content; no put on American accents here. The album has 12 proper tracks and several interludes... which includes the excellent little number 'you beauty' and 'baggy trousers' where the boys lighten up a bit. Not much escapes their attention, and in an ultra competitive and bitchy genre they are not afraid to say it as they see it.
Nick Gormack, The Press - June 2001.
released January 1, 2001
Musicians Featured: Mike Considine, Tim Skeddon, Francis Hunt, David Lloyd, Lindon Puffin, Killer Ray, Orion Waldegrave, Mark Duff, DJ Kritikl, Michael Franklin-Brown, Pablo Reid.