Bassments of Badmen Volume 2, Various Artists

Hand’Solo records has recently re-released their classic hip-hop compilation, Bassments of Badmen Volume Two. Featuring a new cover that reflects the darker tone of mixtape, the album still contains   early songs   from Mindbender, Conspiracy, Noah 23, Epic, Wordburglar and Selfhelp. Embracing all the Hand’Solo trademarks ( twisted, and often laugh-out-loud funny, lyrics and the usual nerdy themes and references),   Bassments of Badmen Volume Two is sure to make any stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder appreciate Canadian hip-hop.

Stand Out Tracks:
“Flash Forward” -Toolshed takes a look at future human “progress” in the song that might be a reference to Robert J. Sawyer’s futurist novel of the same name.

“We’re Out the Napkin”- Sounding like an early Das Racist demo, it might be the best song about the lost art of napkin origami and the humble spork. Heck, it even features Sloth from The Goonies.

“Break Down”- Spiritual Juice spits some catchy Japanese hip-hop, that is reminiscent of The Beastie Boys and Pizzicato Five.

“Twisted Ankle”- Kid Koala-esque turntablism, mixed with what sounds like Eric B and Rakim’s “Make ‘Em Clap to This,” is featured in this set by Awristoscratch.

“Flow War”-   This might be a lost   Kool Keith track off Deltron 3030.

Shawn Roy –

[Rating: 3.5/5]

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