No gimmicks, massive creativity, raw, intense, ever flowing, consistent material, no filler, flawless, witty, intense rhymes, and powerfully stunning, intense beats bless Bassment Of Badmen Volume 2. An album well deserving of your immediate attention, and a permanent spot in your collection. 21 tracks, 76 minutes, and 51 seconds of some of the best material you haven=t heard.
Enter the Bassment (The Halifax Takeover) is an explosive track manufactured by Fact & The Verbals. A perfect introduction, presented flawlessly, featuring witty, well laid, intense, energetic linguistics, and a powerfully raw, well flavored beat. Enter the Bassment is one of the best opening tracks you will find to set off an album.
Bassment Of Badmen Volume 2 features an array of talents such as Fritz Tha Cat, Mindbender, Toolshed, Creature Box, and Noah23 to name a few. All of the artists featured on this album contribute positively to the overall presentation with regards to material. There is not one song that is worse than the other, and there are no bad songs on this album, in fact all of the songs are very high quality, and very appealing, even to the most resistant, and hesitant fan. To single out two highly talented acts in particular Creature Box, and Noah23 should be acclaimed as two of the hottest, most anticipated featured on this album. Creature Box displays their flawless, creative talent on track number eleven entitled Ciggaret Butt Sandwitch (Call Home). Blessed with a captivatingly raw, laid back, groovy beat, production by Savilion, this track will be a favorite, and one mentioned frequently in the media. The highly explosive Noah23 absolutely destroys things on track eighteen entitled Amnesia. Nothing less than what to expect from Noah23 on his best day. Amnesia is the type of smooth, body controlling track that can make a whole album worth picking up. It=s that strong of a track, flawless, witty rhymes, and an incredible beat leave fans stunned. Production by Lovely, another good word to describe Amnesia.
Stability & consistency are two key factors that command fans attention as the Bassment of Badmen Volume 2 have both. The tempo, and intensity of the album never dips, or falls short. All of the songs are noteworthy; however, a few obvious media targets are Enter the Bassment (The Halifax Takeover), Bury the Bodies, Teen Idols, Flash Forward, Ciggaret Butt Sandwitch (Call Home), Sugar Cubes, and Amnesia.
Artists featured on Bassment Of Badmen Volume 2 include Fact & Verbals, Fritz The Cat, Mindbender, Vangel, Epic, Ill Seer & A.M.E. 109, Thesis, Toolshed, Conspiracy, the IF?, The Tooning Spork, Exempt Specimenz, Restiform Bodies, Creature Box, Spiritual Juice, Awristoscratch, SJ The Wordburglar, Choke, Uncle Fester, Jesse Dangerously, Noah23, Megalynk, Selfhel, and Doogie Howitzer. The talented producers include Dexter Doolittle & Kilgour, Vangel, Savilion, Timbuktu, Chazmo, Gibran, Orientid, Chris Wild, Passage & Telephone Jim Jesus, Atom & Jyuzu-flow & Zoe, Dorc, Awristoscratch, The Beat Mason, Lovely, and Selfhelp. Thomas, and Hand=Solo records deserve a large amount of recognition for their exceptional work in making this album an immediate classic. Steve Grabenheimer deserves recognition for the creative graphic design, along with Selfhelp for the artwork that truly gives insight into the creative music featured. Mastered by Mcenroe, an artist that never gives less than his absolute best when making music sound incredible. Special thanks to Sixtoo for The Bassment Of Badmen title. Bassment Of Badmen Volume 2 is an obvious follow-up to the highly underground, but highly appreciated, and praised Bassment Of Badmen Volume 1.
Serves Himself-Service flipped by SelfHelp is an incredibly flavorful track, misleadingly ending the album through creativity at its best. Nothing lacking, simply fire. A strong way to bring about the end of any absolutely sure shot hip hop album. The true ending of the album is with bonus track 21, not listed on the back jacket. Son Of Beehive (Exit the Bassment) is the true ending track written, and performed by Doogie Howitzer who flexes his skills. Produced by Savilion, and with Cuts by Shazbot this joint is hot, and exploding with nothing but pure flavor. Well ended, but destine to be looped, as any fans will surely loop the whole CD continuously. The album=s joints are also well laid out to ensure non stop smooth listening.
It needs to be restated that this album is magnificently one of the best hip hop albums we=ve heard to date, as it packs many key aspects with regards to the making of a sure classic. Massive Creativity in both beats, and rhymes, powerfully intense, energetic, and raw, exceptional production, and sound quality, incredible rhymes, and beats, definite re-play, and loop ability, 21 full length tracks, no filler material, all gems, and much more. Do yourself a favor, and get a copy of Bassment Of Badmen Volume 2.
1. Enter the Bassment – Fact and The Verbals
2. Bury the Bodies – Fritz tha Cat, Mindbender, and Vangel
3. Citizens Are Gifted – Epic, Ill Seer, and A.M.E. 109
4. Teen Idols – Thesis
5. Flash Forward – Toolshed
6. Oblivion – Conspiracy
7. The Prosecution Rests – The IF?
8. We’re Out the Napkin – The Tooning Spork
9. Innermission – Exempt Specimenz
10. Uh-Oh – Restiform Bodies
11. Ciggaret Butt Sandwich – Creature Box
12. Break Down – Spiritual Juice
13. Theory vs. Practice – Ill Seer and Vangel
14. Twisted Ankle – Awristoscratch
15. Wordburglar – SJ the Wordburglar
16. Sugar Cubes – Choke, Thesis, Uncle Fester, and Jesse Dangerously
17. Fearless – Mindbender
18. Amnesia – Noah 23
19. Flow War – Megalynk 3
20. Serves Himself-Service – Selfhelp
21. Son Of A Beehive (Exit The Bassment) – Doogie Howitzer