Pop up gatefold pressing of KMD's classic Black Bastards! KMD's Mr. Hood is an early 90s lost masterpiece... deceptively playful. For their second album, their subversive tone came out stronger... enough to scare away their label Elektra, and burying the infamous cover art like slavery stories. But like all shit that is meant to be, this sophomore masterpiece is finally available after being pressed in rare, short runs. Production-wise this is truly one of my favorite full-lengths. "Suspended Animation" with that blown-out bass has been my rationale for the last couple months. "Plumskinzz" from the hard to find "Nitty Gritty" 12" is also represented here split into 2 parts. If you were lucky to catch the one-off singles on Fondle Em, you've heard the catchy loops of "What A Niggy Know," "It Sounded Like A Rock," "Constipated Monkey," "Smokin That Shit," and the others. Shame that SubRoc had to go directly home, him and Doom were like peanut butter and bananas. Recommended.
- double vinyl reissue
- pop-up gatefold sleeve
- music label: ReadyRock 2000 / Metal Face Records 2016
reviewed by Kool Moby 04/2015
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