September 01, 2021

KMD - B**** B******* (2000)

*Recorded in 1993 and intended for a 1994 release but was shelved by Elektra Records
It was officially released in 2000 by Readyrock Records
Contains 14 tracks total.

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: RR2001
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© 1994-2000 Readyrock Records
AllMusic Review by Douglas Siwek
Originally scheduled for release back in 1994 but scrapped due to controversial cover art, K.M.D.'s follow-up to their debut Mr. Hood was considered to be one of the Holy Grail records in the annals of hip-hop history. The death of group member Sub-Roc in a car accident squashed the future of K.M.D. shortly after it was recorded. Employing ideals and samples from the album The Blue Guerilla by Kain of the Last Poets, the tone of this record was to be dramatically different than their first, which was lighthearted and playful while still spreading a message about racial stereotypes. Volatile yet poignant tracks like "What a N**** Know" and "B**** B*******!" are hip-hop fireballs. Subjects like alcoholism ("Sweet Premium Wine"), drug use ("Smokin' That S*#%"), and women ("Plumskinzz") were all touched upon with incendiary tones. The sound of the record is very raw and sounds unfinished due to Elektra shelving the project, but it doesn't take away from the magic that would have made this a suitable follow-up.

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