August 28, 2021

Dred Scott - Breakin' Combs (1994) ⚓

*U.S. first pressing. 
Contains 16 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: 69712 4016 2
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© 1994 Tuff Break Records
AllMusic Review by Vincent Thomas
Dred Scott's 1994 debut suffers from two things. Musically, Scott was always a better producer than rapper and the album happened to drop in the midst of hip-hop's golden era, when it seemed like classic albums were released every week. Breakin' Combs was preceded by seminal albums like Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), 93 'Til Infinity, and Midnight Marauders, and then Illmatic and Ready to Die hit the streets months later. Anything less than something stellar got lost in that shuffle. But musically, although Scott's rhymes were a bit simplistic and he is caught borrowing styles from peers -- whether ODB ("Can't Hold It Back") or Sadat X ("Swingin' from the Tree") -- the album is expertly produced and sports the nostalgic vibe of one of, perhaps, hip-hop's greatest eras.

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