KMD - Bl_ck B_st_rds +book +7'' 2xCD
|Record Store Day 2015 exclusive! MF Doom's first group and their controversial sophomore release Bl_ck B_st_rds reissued for Record Store Day 2015 in the format of a pop-up children's book. Included are the full album on CD and a second disc of bonus material. The back cover of the book houses a full color 7'' picture disc featuring the group's iconic mascot.|
The words ''lost classic'' get thrown around from time to time, but KMD's sophomore album, Black Bastards, truly fits the bill. Originally scheduled for release in the spring of 1994, Elektra Records unceremoniously shelved it at the eleventh hour due to controversy over the provocative cover art. Surviving group member MF Doom (then known as Zev Love X) -- as fans know, his younger brother Subroc was killed in 1993 -- tried to release the album on other labels, but met more dead ends. Sadly, it languished in hip-hop purgatory until six years later. Even then, the album had only a limited release via small indie labels.
Musically and lyrically, it was a truly amazing record, full of youthful creativity, tinged with the stress of growing up as Black men in urban America. Unlike on the group's 1991 debut, Mr. Hood, Subroc had fully come into his own as both a producer and an MC on Black Bastards, and his untimely death made the album's shelving that much more tragic.
Finally given deluxe treatment more than two decades after its completion (and 15 years after its first release), this special Record Store Day 2015 set features 2 CDs containing all 14 of the album's original vocal tracks, with a second bonuses and instrumentals CD, which features rare cuts and remixes. The set also contains a 7-inch picture disc of the single ''What A Nigga Know.'' It is all encased in a truly unique hard-page Children's Book package with pop-up. You have never seen anything like this before!
This limited edition sold out at Access on Record Store Day, April 18, 2015.
|Disc 1: Album|
|1.||Garbage Day #3|
|3.||What A Nigga Know?|
|4.||Sweet Premium Wine|
|5.||Plumskinnz (Loose Hoe, God & Cupid)|
|6.||Smokin' That S*@%T!|
|10.||It Sounded Like A Roc!|
|11.||Plumskinnz (Oh No I Don't Believe It)|
|13.||F*A# Wit' Ya Head!!|
|Disc 2: Bonus CD|
|1.||Get You Now|
|4.||Sweet Premium Wine|
|5.||What A Nigga Know (Album Version)|
|6.||What A Nigga Know (Remix Vocal) (feat. MF Grimm)|
|7.||Constipated Monkey (Album Version)|
|8.||Constipated Monkey (Q3 Album Version)|
|9.||It Sounded Like A Roc (Vocal)|
|10.||Stop Smokin' That Shit (Vocal)|
|11.||Get You Now (Instrumental)|
|13.||Contact Blitz (Instrumental)|
|14.||Garbage Day III (Instrumental)|
|15.||What A Nigga Know? (LP Instrumental)|
|16.||Constipated Monkey (LP Instrumental)|
|17.||It Sounded Like A Roc (Instrumental)|
|18.||What A Nigga Know? (7-inch record)|
|19.||What A Nigga Know? (Instrumental) (7-inch record)|