Crown Royal The label that concocted the Santana comeback employs the same multidemographic strategy to revive everyone's fave Adidas endorsers, with similarly incoherent results on Crown Royal… Crown Royal The label that concocted the Santana comeback employs the same multidemographic strategy to revive everyone's fave Adidas endorsers, with similarly incoherent results on Crown Royal… Run-DMC Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Crown Royal

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Run-DMC; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

The label that concocted the Santana comeback employs the same multidemographic strategy to revive everyone's fave Adidas endorsers, with similarly incoherent results on Crown Royal. On this hip-hop roast, new schoolers Nas and Fat Joe pay their respects with sparkling grooves, but collaborations with Stephan Jenkins, Fred Durst, and Kid Rock are cacophonous, lard-heavy attempts to recreate the raw ''King of Rock'' sound. Run's rhymes are still limber; what's missing is the trio's humor and, in the case of tracks where DMC is almost entirely absent, the trio itself.

Originally posted Apr 06, 2001 Published in issue #590 Apr 06, 2001 Order article reprints
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