Should the rap game be open to any shmoe who can spit a verse without dropping the mic? I’m inclined to say yes; hip-hop without the posers, hacks and novelty acts might sound like a great idea, but, as I see it, new-school sucker emcees have a very important function: they get seasoned vets steamed enough to step into the studio and lyrically annihilate them. Case in point: the newly-released title track and second single off KRS-One and Buckshot‘s forthcoming full-length, Survival Skills. Flowing over illMind‘s old-school, organ-driven beat (complete with scratches by DJ Revolution), the two mount their soapboxes to deliver a lesson in hip-hop greatness, letting all the youngsters know, “Microphones are not for these emcees who don’t have no [Survival Skills].” Buck and KRS’ collaborative LP is set to drop September 15th off Duck Down Records; in the meantime, current and aspiring beatsmiths can click here to learn how to enter DJBooth.net, Duck Down, and Mick Boogie‘s Road to Survival Production Contest!
Written by richard on Jul 27, 2009
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