Thursday, January 26, 2012
New BBU Single: "The Hood"
As any of Rebel Frequencies' regular readers over the past few years will certainly know that I've done my best to always pump BBU's material whenever I get the chance. Their new single "The Hood" sees one of Chicago's best homegrown militant rap groups evolving stretching into new territory while remaining very true to what it is that has given them such a devoted following in the Midwest.
"The Hood" sees them slow it down just a tad, letting go some of their signature mania (but only a little bit) in favor a hard groove that really lets the lyrics--including by Chicago staple GLC--breathe and stretch out. Yes, you read that right: GLC. Because BBU are, well, blowin' up just that much!
And of course, the guys of BBU continue their knack for an almost eerie sense of timeliness with this release. Seems that nowadays, with Republicans putting food-stamps in their sights and labeling anything vaguely smacking of poverty or non-white skin as depraved, this song comes swaggering into our streams at just the right time.
I could say more, but as always, that's better left to the artists themselves...