HOODS UP 495: Dropin’ Many Putins: CD

Mar 23, 2007

I really want to like these guys, and I really, really tried. Politically, their hearts are in the right place and their skills as rappers are not terrible, which is sayin’ a lot considering we’re talking about Russian nationals here. Their efforts to mix punk and hip hop, however, manage to suck out what is compelling about both of those genres, leaving what is essentially ho-hum music that really doesn’t move past the “background music” category, provided that there is absolutely nothing else to play in the background in its stead. Sorry, but it just ain’t cuttin’ it, especially when you misspell “Droppin’” on your cover.

 –jimmy ([email protected])

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