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"Blakroc " by Blakroc (2010)

"Blakroc " by Blakroc
Obsidian

Artist:

Blakroc

Album:

Blakroc

Released By:

BRoC

Released In:

2010

Reviewed By:

Kyle England

Reviewed On:

Tue Jan 12th, 2010

Grade:

3.5

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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Indie-Blues Rock duo The Black Keys certainly had their hands full in 2009 even though they didn't have an official new album out. Auerbach and Carney each released solo side-projects earlier in the year and now comes Blakroc, a Rap-Rock super group that no one could have ever predicted coming.

Armed with the precursor question "Do you ever like to f**k with Rock N' Roll?" Blakroc is The BlacK Keys as the guitar and drums while Hip-Hop mainstays such as Ludacris, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monche, Jim Jones and multiple members of The Wu-Tang Clan rap lyrics over productions all overseen by Hip-Hop mogul Damon Dash. At first glance, this album could have turned into a massive train wreck with the two completely different styles but The Black Keys do an admirable job of creating instrumentals for these Hip-Hop maestros to use to their advantage. One of the best tracks here is "Coochie" which features a vocal track from long since deceased Ol' Dirty Bastard.

RZA must have dug deep in the vaults of unreleased Wu-Tang Clan gems for that one. "On the Vista" and "Ain't Nothin' Like You (Hoochie Coo)" which both feature Mos Def are two of the most cohesive tracks as well, but this shouldn't be a shock since Mos Def is no stranger to incorporating Rock music into his work. While Blakroc isn't a masterpiece in the slightest, it's a fascinating listen that fans of Rock and Hip-Hop should seek out and absorb at least once if they haven't done so already.

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