Various Artists

Race Riot

by Mike Pace

 

The erstwhile Long Island-based rockarola label, Spitfire Records has collaborated with Jump Shot Records to bring the world a slam-bang compilation of all your favorite dirtbag hip-hop and rap acts, thoughtfully titled Race Riot.

Hardcore fans of Detroit-style white trash thrash will no doubt love the infamous Faygo-scented stylings of the Insane Clown Posse (“House of Horrors” and “Terrible”, which manages to use the word “motherfucker” seven times in the first 10 seconds) and the circa-1994 Judgement Night soundtrack sound of Esham featuring Violent J. of ICP on “Cunt Killer”. M.O.P (of “Ante Up” fame) provide “Handle Ur Bizness”, adding to their legacy of catchy hits, and the perennially lame Kottonmouth Kings reinforce their seventh rate loser 311 status with “Everyday”.

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Various Artists

Race Riot

(Spitfire)

Elsewhere, Machinehead kick out the jams and Natas (that’s Satan spelled backward, kids) rap like it’s 1991. Y’all know if you’re down with this sound by now, and if you are, go out, pick up a six-pack of Schlitz, cut the bottoms of your jeans, and grow out that goatee ‘cause Detroit’s cultivating an army, and they need you.

 

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