Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - Kolexxxion

In this era where hip-hop is making more money than it ever has off a raft of jokers that would have never recorded a syllable in the analog era, it's refreshing to see the old school continue to make quality records. Even better, in the first quarter of 2012 we are seeing those artists return to the one mc/one producer/DJ aesthetic that made the old boom-bap records so great. The KRS-One/Kenny Parker BDP record is bananas and now DJ Premier and your man Bumpy Knuckles have dropped Kolexxxion.

Primo and Bumpy are a combination that is pretty unfuckwithable. Kolexxion serves up seventeen hot tracks (nineteen in the deluxe version), mostly new, but there is a Primo remix of Turn Up The Mics and The Lah reappears for nostalgias sake. Listening to Primo rip tracks like The Key, it becomes painfully obvious that most of the new school cut and paste kids have a lot to learn about making quality hip-hop. Bump bodies the mic for the duration here rhyming on and off the beat between ridiculous scratching and beat dropping. Highly recommended to anyone who still remembers that hip hop was light years better last century.


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