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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, their label 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. Beyond the fact that the controversy surrounding the cover (featuring the group's long-standing mascot being hanged by a makeshift gallows) was unfair, the group's fans being denied access to this album only compounded the injustice. Because 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.


  1. Name
  2. Garbage Day #3
  3. Garbage Day #3
  4. Get-U-Now
  5. Get-U-Now
  6. What A Nigga Know?
  7. What A Nigga Know?
  8. Sweet Premium Wine
  9. Sweet Premium Wine
  10. Plumskinnz (Loose Hoe, God & Cupid)
  11. Plumskinnz (Loose Hoe, God & Cupid)
  12. Smokin' That S*#%
  13. Smokin†That S*@%T!
  14. Contact Blitt
  15. Contact Blitt
  16. Gimme!
  17. Gimme!
  18. Black Bastards
  19. Black Bastards
  20. It Sounded Like A Roc!
  21. It Sounded Like A Roc!
  22. Plumskinnz (Oh No I Don't Believe It)
  23. Plumskinnz (Oh No I Donâ€t Believe It)
  24. Constipated Monkey
  25. Constipated Monkey
  26. F*A# Wit†Ya Head!!
  27. F*#@ wit' Ya Head
  28. Suspended Animation
  29. Suspended Animation
  30. Get You Now
  31. Popcorn
  32. Contact Blitz
  33. Sweet Premium Wine
  34. What A Nigga Know
  35. What A Nigga Know
  36. Constipated Monkey
  37. Constipated Monkey
  38. It Sounded Like A Roc
  39. Stop Smokin' That Shit
  40. Get You Now
  41. Popcorn
  42. Contact Blitz
  43. Garbage Day III
  44. What A Nigga Know?
  45. Constipated Monkey
  46. It Sounded Like A Roc
  47. Stop Smokin' That Shit
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