Rawkus is back – finally!! Truth be told, Soundbombing III does indeed have a bit more of a pop sheen than the previous underground sets, but don't let that worry you. It comes from the fact that these crews are elder statesmen at this point, not because they've gone radio. The oddly controversial Missy Elliot contribution doesn't detract from anything (so what if she charts, she still puts out the dopest singles of every year!) and the old guard is here in abundance. Major distribution or not, it's good to have Mos Def
, Kool G Rap, Q Tip, The Roots, Talib Kweli, and the Beatnuts in one fairly consistent package. Soundbombing is about seasoned pros now, not the underground phenoms – and it's good to have em' back regardless of underground/
mainstream class distinctions. Includes "Trouble Is" by The Beatnuts, "Freak Daddy" by Mos Def
, "They Don't Flow" by Novel featuring Skillz, "Round & Round (remix)" by Jonell featuring Method Man, Kool G Rap & Pharoah Monch, and more. 13 cuts in all, plus intro and outro by mixers Cipha Sounds & Mr. Choc, and a couple skits.