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New Beats From the Delta: The Fat Possum Hip-Hop Record

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New Beats From the Delta: The Fat Possum Hip-Hop Record

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B-

Purists like to see the blues as antithetical to the mechanized groove of hip-hop and dance music. So it’s ironic that so many DJs — inspired perhaps by Moby’s Play — are now using blues and gospel sources for their samples. As these mesmerizing juke-joint remixes of Junior Kimbrough, T-Model Ford, and others on New Beats From the Delta: The Fat Possum Hip-Hop Record show, it’s a fine idea. If the accompanying southern rappers had better rhymes in their sacks, it’d be a winning one. B-