This Right Here Is Buck 65 On his consistently inventive major-label debut, This Right Here Is Buck 65 , this Nova Scotia native parcels out equal amounts of empathy ("Cries a… 2005-01-25 Buck 65
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This Right Here Is Buck 65 (2005)

Buck 65, Rich Terfry | MAN IN RED No, this right here is Buck 65
Image credit: Buck 65: Ingram Barrs
MAN IN RED No, this right here is Buck 65

Details Release Date: Jan 25, 2005; Lead Performance: Buck 65

On his consistently inventive major-label debut, This Right Here Is Buck 65, this Nova Scotia native parcels out equal amounts of empathy (''Cries a Girl'') and absurdity (''Centaur''), delivering honky-tonk parables in a sandpaper spoken-word drawl with enough wry humor to rival Eminem. In fact, his dirges owe as much to rap as to the roots and blues of Johnny Cash, and this oddly captivating country-rap hybrid of an album suggests we're entering a new frontier in hip-hop, with Buck as the foremost pioneer.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2005 Published in issue #802 Jan 21, 2005 Order article reprints