CX KiDTRONiK's bona fides are impressive. A former member of Antipop Consortium, he's since collaborated with Saul Williams and Trent Reznor, produced for GOOD Music rapper Consequence, and become a full-time member of German techno punx Atari Teenage Riot. But when you strip all of that away, the Crown Heights-based, Detroit-reared producer-MC is a but a simple man with a strong obsession: he sees ass crack wherever he goes.
In 2006, CX released Krak Attack, an ode to the condition sometimes known as Plumber's Plight soundtracked by a frenetic mishmash of electro, metal, and hip-hop. For all of the aforementioned reasons, the guy has been a little busy since but he's finally plotting a proper followup. Krak Attack 2: Ballad Of Elli Skiff not only continues the tribute, but expands the depth of the thing, with the title (and cover) referencing a pants-sagging New Hampshire woman who was arrested for refusing to leave an area mall.
And then there are the guests to consider: members of M.O.P., Fishbone, Airborn Audio and the Hit Squad; both MF DOOM (as King Gheedorah) and the estranged MF GRIMM; Los Angeles beat beast Jonwayne; and, of course, Alec Empire and Nic Endo of Atari Teenage Riot. Those two appear on the furious hardcore noise-rap explosion "Let's Go Krazy," a pummeling paean to freaking the fuck out that feels as fun as it is heavy. Get into it:
CX KiDTRONiK, Krak Attack 2: Ballad Of Elli Skiff track list:
1. "Krak Attack War Zone" (feat. Infinit Evol, BRNGTN)
2. "Locked In" (feat. Billy Danze of M.O.P.)
3. "Blackout" (feat. Phil Da Agony, Ricky Ray & MED)
4. "Let's Go Krazy" (feat. Nic Endo & Alec Empire)
5. "Shatterproof" (feat. Ruste Juxx, MF GRIMM, Infinit EVOL, Sayyid Airborn)
6. "A Weapon" (feat. The Doc & Desperado, Infinit EVOL)
7. "Lady's Krak P.S.A." (feat. Lady Miss Kier & Ladybug Mecca)
8. "Krakasaurus" (feat. BRNGTN & MC Zulu)
9. "Irwin's Not Merlin" (feat. BRNGTN, Miss Al Boogie, Militia)
10. "You're A Dummy" (feat. Hearts Of Darknesses)
11. "Menace to Society" (feat. Cream, Baseck & Montana Blaq)
12. "Surgical Krak Lowering"
13. "The Buddykrak" (feat. Jonwayne & DJ Reaganomics)
14. "Ghirda Got It" (feat. King Gheedorah & Mobonix)
15. "Rookie of the Year" (feat. K-Solo/Wolfgang Murder Mouth & Kurious)
16. "Ballad of Eli Skiff" (feat. P.Fluid & Dr. Madd Vibe)
17. "She's A Murderer" (feat. 4 5th)