Catalog #MF 2001-1
ReleaseW 13 - 2004
FormatVinyl - US2LP
€ 28,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. Garbage Day 3
  2. Get-U-Now
  3. What A Nigga Know?
  4. Sweet Premium Wine
  5. Plumskinzz (Loose Hoe, God and Cupid)
  6. Smokin' That S*%!
  7. Contact Blitt
  8. Gimme
  9. Black Bastards!
  10. It Sounded Like A Roc
  11. Plumskinzz (Oh No I Don't Believe It!)
  12. Constipated Monkey
  13. F*@ Wit' Ya Head
  14. Suspended Animation
  15. What A Nigga Know? (Remix) (feat. MF Grimm)
  16. Q3-113 (Bonus Track)


Repress of a classic!Bl_ck B_st_rds was voted in Ego Trip�s Book of Rap Lists as the most notable rap album of all time that was never released commercially, and with good reason. The fact that this excellent album, slated for a 1994 release, did not seen the light of day until 2001 (its first issue - now out of print) testifies to a time when shortsighted industry backlashes against records that inflamed Middle America were in vogue. Elektra Records higher-ups canned the project due to its controversial cover art, which shows a Sambo figure being lynched. This must-purchase concept album is worth the wait. From the jazzy, hypnotic samples on the title cut to �Sweet Premium Wine,� a farcical ode to swigging 40-ounce bottles of brew, you know you�ve found rap heaven. Classic headbanger �What a Nigga Know?� (and the remix featuring partner-in-rhyme MF Grimm) is equally off the chain. �Constipated Monkey� and weed anthem �Suspended Animation� are testaments to a time in Rap music when experimental beats and obscure sampling ruled the roost. Bl_ck B_st_rds is where Brand Nubian meets De La Soul at the local bodega, heads wear Muslim kufis for kicks, and �word to the mutha�� actually refers to themes of pan-Africanism, repatriation, and reparations. It�s a place where Sambo-ism doesn�t sell. Features artwork and track listing from the original Ready Rock issue.

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