When the Beasties bounced from Def Jam and the proven Def Jam model designed by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, Def Jam partnered with Rush Management and started fitting out the next wave of Def Jam artists and, with the vacancy created by the Beasties for a white-faced hip hop trio from Brooklyn, Lyor Cohen signed a little group making noise called 3rd Bass.
3rd Bass was different though. The…
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The Dirty Deacon says:
Even though it doesn’t quite reach the heights of cleverness and groove that their debut did, it still is able to add to the their overall catalog of solid songs with “Then She Bit Me” and “I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson.” Worth a listen…or two, but nothing more.
Son of Byford’s rating:
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Stop the World
Like a bloody race to the finish, Stop the World sets a furious pace out of the gate with its uptempo funky drummer and message-laden raps. And the crew screams damn-near everything on the record like “Rock the Bells”-era LL. Records like this get lost in the shuffle of 1989. Don’t sleep.