Will Hermes
June 04, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Rawkus Presents Soundbombing II

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Bahamadia, Eminem, Various Artists
Producers
Rawkus
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

Turntable surgeons J-Rocc and Babu of L.A.’s Beat Junkies convene a bi-coastal summit of underground rap in Rawkus Presents Soundboumbing II that’s as forward-looking as mix-tape hip-hop gets. Street grad Eminem delivers the usual offensive wit, but the news is elsewhere: in Pharoahe Monch’s assassination drama, Bahamadia’s cameo science, and Company Flow’s bad-trip Americana. So of the moment, there’s even a non sequitur tribute to the late Stanley Kubrick. Welcome the new guard. A-

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