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KMD (Zev Love X aka M.F. DOOM + Subroc): Black Bastards

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    THE OFFICIAL RE-ISSUE IS FINALLY HERE!!!

    Bl_ck B_st_rds was voted in Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists as the most notable rap album of all time that was never released commercially, and with good reason. The fact that this excellent album, slated for a 1994 release, did not seen the light of day until 2001 (its first issue - now out of print) testifies to a time when shortsighted industry backlashes against records that inflamed Middle America were in vogue. Elektra Records higher-ups canned the project due to its controversial cover art, which shows a Sambo figure being lynched. This must-purchase concept album is worth the wait. From the jazzy, hypnotic samples on the title cut to "Sweet Premium Wine," a farcical ode to swigging 40-ounce bottles of brew (remember when drinking St. Ides and Old English was trendy?), you know you've found rap heaven. Classic headbanger "What a Nigga Know?" (and the remix featuring partner-in-rhyme MF Grimm) is equally off the chain. "Constipated Monkey" and weed anthem "Suspended Animation" are testaments to a time in Rap music when experimental beats and obscure sampling ruled the roost. Bl_ck B_st_rds is where Brand Nubian meets De La Soul at the local bodega, heads wear Muslim kufis for kicks, and "word to the mutha'" actually refers to themes of pan-Africanism, repatriation, and reparations. It's a place where Sambo-ism doesn't sell. Features artwork and track listing from the original Ready Rock issue.

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    1. Garbage Day #3
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    2. Get-U-Now
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    3. What A Nigga Know?
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    4. Sweet Premium Wine
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    5. Plumskinzz (Loose Hoe, God&Cupid)
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    6. Smokin' That Shit
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    7. Contact Blitt
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    8. Gimme
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    9. Black Bastards!
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    10. It Sounded Like A Roc
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    11. Plumskinzz (Oh No I Don't Believe It)
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    12. Constipated Monkey
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    13. Fuck Wit' Ya Head
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    14. Suspended Animation
    Producers: Zev Love X (aka M.F. DOOM); Subroc
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    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/5/2014 4:52:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az
    Comment: I gotta admit I was never the biggest KMD fan and it's not because they were wack or anything but to be honest in '94 a lot of rap groups kinda sounded like them, they just didn't stand out, plus gangsta rap was taking over shit! Now having said that this cd is tight as fuck plus it has a place in hip hop history, it's definitely worth copping!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/27/2014 3:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 109.64.203)
    Location: FL
    Comment: Just getting into KMD and various other real hip-hop groups and artists. This has god to be the ultimately slept on group of all time. That isn't said negatively, I just wanted to let people know they are missing out on some quality golden age era music. Both albums are top notch.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/3/2013 4:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 202.132.73)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: first and foremost Rest In Peace Subroc (Doom's younger brother and KMD's DJ and producer), and if it wasnt for Dante Ross (Elektra's A&R talent scout/Stimulated Dummies/aka "the Scrub") you wouldnt have KMD and there wouldnt be a MF DOOM. one song off of this album that was pretty interesting to me personally being that im from the "Zae" was 'Contact Blitt' which was about them taking the greyhound bus and gettin stranded in Silicon Valley in other words San Jo"Zae" as said word for word in the lyrics "We couldnt stand to stay in San Jose Plus we had a show in LA the Same day" which gave it away and I do know where the old greyhound station in downtown is, and this might have been during 92 or 93 depending when they wrote the song. funny thing I wouldnt blame them because San Jose wasnt so much of what it is now but it was once and maybe still is, I dont know? "the lowrider capital of the world" and one of the first rappers out of the "Zae" I remember and was discovered by Uncle Luke (2 Live Crew) was MC Twist in 1990, who used to take Bus 70 on the VTA to Eastridge Mall off of Capital Expressway, and ah too much info. but during the mid to late 90's the underground Hip Hop scene was boomin and the place to be back then was the good ol Cactus Club and the weekly event was called Plan B lol after a pregnancy prevention pill but that was before that lol later in the late 90's the cactus also headlined acts like Anticon- Sole, Dose One, Live Poets, Murs and Living Legends camp, El-P Aesop Def Jux camp, Slug Eyedea & Abilities Rhymesayers camp w/JEL (back when he was on his SP), and local underground Hip Hop acts like Megabusive, Dave Dub etc. I guess at that time the club promoters were tryin to cater to the college kids who listened to Hip Hop on college radio. and more insight, you cant forget about Charizma and PB Wolf (Stones Throw owner) who were natives of San Jose and so was D-Styles (ISP/Beat Junkies/Third Sight) who remembers growing up in the Zae. and any bboy or bgirl of that time cant forget about the Friendship Hall in the early 90's in downtown ,Hank Lopez community center and Camden community center (before it was remodeled) was were Bboy jams like Paulski's Mighty 4 and Cross 1's Out For Fame were held at in the early 2000's. nuff said about the Zae... but about this album because of the label's "higher-up" this is another example of "industry rule #4080 record companies are shaaaddyyy" and of course that memorable quote from tribe's 'Check the Rhime'. AND AH PEACE..... AND IM OUT!!!
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