In the (apparently awful) sequel to Disney classic The Mighty Ducks, the eponymous team defeats Iceland with the help of a technique called the Knuckle Puck. What does that have to do with Soul Khan‘s latest feature, a standout track off his latest street album? Beats me – I think it’s just a reflection of the Boston native’s taste for so-bad-it’s-good pop-culture epherema (See also Thunder in Paradise, named after the short-lived Hulk Hogan vehicle). Unlike its cinematic inspiration, this cut is quality through and through, with J57 cooking up a smooth instrumental backdrop (sampled from ‘70s funk group War’s Nappy Head) for the bruising bars of Khan and a few talented cohorts; fellow Brown-Bag All-Star Koncept, Queens repper Homeboy Sandman and Jersey native 8thW1 each drop a punchline-packed guest verse leading up to the headliner’s climactic closer. The hip-hop equivalent of a game-winning goal (to roll with the hockey analogy), Knuckle Puck is just the beginning of the dopeness to be found on the artist’s Soul Like Khan mixtape, available now online.
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Thunder in Paradise" (2010)
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