Though this is only their first album, the California collective have already been through a career’s worth of lows (the May 2011 murder of member M-Bone) and highs (even the First Lady knows how to Dougie). The Kickback contains the confidence of a veteran group, dancing on the high wire between sex-jam chasm and badass top-down-cruising canyon. Of course, the centerpiece is still ”Teach Me How to Dougie” — think of it as the ”Smells Like Teen Spirit” of trash-talking party rap. B+
The Kickback Though this is only their first album, the California collective have already been through a career's worth of lows (the May 2011 murder of member M...The KickbackHip-Hop/Rap Though this is only their first album, the California collective have already been through a career's worth of lows (the May 2011 murder of member M...2011-07-14
'DOUGIE' FRESH The newbie rockers have confidence and party rap songs to spare
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Music Label: Sony/Red
Posted July 14 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT
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