Saturday, June 11, 2011
MF 911 - THE RUKUS EP (BP-04)
MF 911 made up of Ant Live, Mainy Main, and Ced Rat are one of the first groups to put the “D” on the map way before the Eminem and Jay dilla era. Their 1993 debut album Idol The Blood Sport was produced by Ced-Gee from UltraMagnetic MC’s on Next Plateau Records. This album is considered a classic. MF 911 thrived on sounding original, hardcore and most importantly kicking lyrical metaphors!! Although they had a classic album underneath their belts, that didn’t stop them from getting caught up in the record industry politics. In 1996 when the group was at the end of recording there second album “The
Rukus” Next Plateau Records was bought out by major label Mercury Records leaving there new album shelved without a home to release it. In 2011 MF 911 and Black Pegasus is proud to announce the licensing of this classic banger!!
Picking up where "Idol The Blood Sport" left off. The Rukus takes you on a head boppin boom bap trip where hardcore attitude and lyrical competition is truly appreciated.
The Leed off track "Come On" produced by Track Master 30/30 (Wu Tang Clan Fame) is a slow melodic joynt that cruises while Ant Live and Mainy Mane give the fake "gangster rappers" a verbal beating. The track "last man standing" is a soul groove dropped over the classic impeach the president drums with the crew describing the struggle to maintain in Detroit. The self titled "The Rukus" showcases Mainy Mane on the solo tip rhyming over a gritty boom bap track with a dusted Method Man sample for the chorus. "Real live Shit" is the street anthem with the hypnotic hook from the Group Home's "Super Star" adding the flavor with rugged video to accompany it.
As whole this Ep is rated A Plus for any hip hop lover of lyrical metaphors and funky head snapping beats!!
A1: Come On
A2: Indian Tents
A3: We Bring The Rukus
A4: Real Live Shit
A5: Last Man Standing
B1: The Burner
B2: 45's & 38's
B4: The Rukus