The Cactus Album

3rd Bass - The Cactus Album
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1989 Ratings: #133
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October 23, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam / Label
Prince Paul / Producer
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A long, but an excellent album. It could have done without the skits, but it is pretty much dope from start to finish. MC Serch & Pete Nice are competent emcees and the production & beats are excellent. Essential Golden Age material. Also notable for the first appearance of MF DOOM (as KMD’s Zev Love X)

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It’s a tough fight given the amount of gems that came out in this era of rap, but their debut album shines brighter than most.


Worth a listen

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Track List

  1. Stymie's Theme
  2. Sons Of 3rd Bass
  3. Russell Rush
  4. The Gas Face (ft. MF DOOM)
  5. Monte Hall
  6. Oval Office
  7. Hoods
  8. Soul In The Hole
  9. Triple Stage Darkness
  10. M.C. Disagree
  11. Wordz Of Wizdom
  12. Product Of The Environment
  13. Desert Boots
  14. The Cactus
  15. Jim Backus
  16. Flippin' Off The Wall Like Lucy Ball
  17. Brooklyn-Queens
  18. Steppin' To The A.M.
  19. Episode #3
  20. Who's On Third
  21. Wordz Of Wizdom II
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Added on: June 3, 2015