December 14, 2021

Babu - Duck Season Vol. 2 (2003)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: SEQ-8016-2

© 2003 Sequence Records
While autumn may be the most wonderful time of the year for hunters, Babu's ongoing Duck Season series makes it excellent as well for beat-digging fans. This second volume balances quite a few Babu-produced breaks for friends and fam (Talib KweliPhil da AgonyDefari, and his Dilated Peoples bandmates) with up-to-the-minute shots from the hottest producers in street-level rap (MadlibDJ PremierEvidence). The mix gets harder and darker during the first half, reaching a horrorcore peak with an '80s-B-movie production by Alchemist on 1st Infantry's "Serious (The New Message)." From there, Babu pulls back with some soul sauce courtesy of some prime West Coast talent: a remixed DP joint ("Behold My Life"), Planet Asia's "Right or Wrong," and a soundclash with Stones Throw affiliates MedaphoarOh No, and Wildchild on "Time to Rep." Near the end, Babu has some fun scratching on tracks from two classic artists: Gang Starr ("Deadly Habitz") and KRS-One ("Underground").

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