Duck Season Volume 1
The Beatnuts and Al Tariq's deep deliveries make their raw rhymes sound even more intimidating on the CD's first single, "Duck Season" over a soundscape reminiscent of Freddie Krueger's theme music. Hardcore's finest Freddie Foxxx and MOP bark, stomp and dominate over bumping basslines on "Patch Up The Pieces" and "Follow Instructions." On "Microphone Mathematics" (remix), Quasimoto's helium-induced hiccups warn to keep it right instead of keeping it real--props to De La again. Supporting their #1 homie, Dilated Peoples and Souls of Mischief's Pep Love bust lyrical backflips on "Center Of Attention" as they prove West Coast MCs got skills too: "I put it in a bag like Hype did Ms. Elliott." Babu blends old and new styles with perfection, recruiting Big Daddy Kane on "The Man/The Icon" who boasts "you read the book o f mackin', now it's time to meet the author" in his familiar braggadocio flow. With DJs like Prince Paul, Jazzy Jeff and Grand Wizard Theodore showing Babu verbal love, there's no question this DJ/producer's official--and his CD is off-the-heezy.