Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Juggaknots "Re:Release" (Vibe Magazine, April 2003)


"The Juggaknots' out-of-print 1996 debut was a landmark, everything hip hop should be: braggadocious, roughneck, insightful, dirty, challenging, and sly. Miraculously, this extended reissue, which adds nine new and previously unreleased tracks to the EP's original nine, shows sides of the Bronx crew the original didn't. Old cuts like "Loosifa" and the title track are as potent today as they were seven years ago, and dustbin rescues like "Sex Type Thang" find the crew in a comical mood. But the propulsive "Who Makes It Hot" shows they were plenty radio ready, even if the feeling wasn't mutual." - Vibe, April 2003. Listen to "Troubleman" (Updated: the full LP) below...



The original 4/5 review in Vibe (April, 2003) is available below...