BlakRoc, 'BlakRoc' (BlakRoc)

Critical Mass
Label: BlakRoc

by Mosi Reeves

This unlikely jam session between blues revivalists the Black Keys, executive producer Dame Dash, and a smattering of Dash's homies sounds as breezily superfluous as you'd expect. Raekwon spits crack rap ("Stay Off the Fuckin' Flowers"), Mos Def contemplates life ("On the Vista"), and Pharoahe Monch and the RZA flip snappy freestyles ("Dollaz & Sense"). The Keys' Dan Auerbach adds guitar squalls and warbling, tuneless vocals. BlakRoc has its quirky moments, particularly when Ludacris jumps on an Ol' Dirty Bastard outtake for a "Coochie" romp. But as a memorable exploration of the intersection between hip-hop and the blues, it ain't much.

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