Black Bastards

KMD - Black Bastards
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This is a very big step up from Mr. Hood. The group seems to now have a concept and that concept being to destroy stereotypes (as displayed on the cover) and do whatever you want. While the only track that really blew me a way was "What a ni**a Know?" with it's amazing beat, this thing stays relatively entertaining throughout it's run time. Definitely a must listen for fans of DOOM's other work.


If Mr. Hood took political issues as just another thing to dance around and poke fun at, Black Bastards spits in those same issues eyes. This album dances to the beat of its own drum, to the extent that it got shelved by record execs for being too harsh, not friendly enough for consumers. The musicality of it is never harsh - on the contrary, it's a rather satisfying arrangement of jazzy boom-bap, with a myriad of voice clips and samples to play around with. It never goes full sound-collage, ... read more


Really enjoyed. Definitely better than the first album. Favorite track was Get-U-Now.


Okey, esto si sorprende un poco pero nada nuevo más allá de lo que se hacía por esos tiempos, muy energético. Una lástima que paso lo que pasl


Bit of an unorthadox choice here as this infamous KMD album caused quite a bit of controversy back when it was set to be released because of the cover art which shows a Sambo figure being Iynchéd. As a result of the controversy, this album was shelved. Now admittedly, the cover art is pretty out there and I can see why people would be pissed about it back then, but the album's lyrical content isn't that far removed from what I've heard in previous KMD tracks. They cover about the same ... read more


The hip-hop album from the mid-Nineties around which a lore developed due to its not being released apropos to the confrontational and controversial album artwork. The albu content was much more explicit and incendiary than on the band’s debut. The album was also overshadowed by the sudden death of the younger sibling, DJ Subroc, while he attempted to cross an expressway. Highlight tracks include the band’s treatment of alcoholism on ‘Sweet Premium Wine’ and girls on ... read more

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Track List

  1. Garbage Day #3
  2. Get-U-Now
  3. What a Nigga Know?
  4. Sweet Premium Wine
  5. Plumskinzz. (Loose Hoe, God & Cupid)
  6. Smokin' That S*#%
  7. Contact Blitt
  8. Gimme
  9. Black Bastards!
  10. It Sounded Like a Roc
  11. Plumskinzz. (Oh No I Don't Believe It!)
  12. Constipated Monkey
  13. F*@# Wit' Ya Head
  14. Suspended Animation
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Added on: September 25, 2014