20 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There are literally thousands of "tough guys" in rap music, but very few who evoke the same sort of respect/fear as Bumpy Knuckles a.k.a. Freddie Foxxx. A true OG who started rhyming in the mid-‘80s, he worked with Eric B, Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, BDP, Naughty By Nature, and Gang Starr as a journeyman rapper and producer known for his ferocious flow, take-no-sh*t lyrics, and heavyweight champ stature. Unfortunately his two solo albums were derailed by typical shady record label problems, so in 2000, he enlisted a dream team of New York beatmakers and put together this concept album taking aim at all those who had tried so hard to dismiss him. A musical mass-murdering of clueless executives (some called out by name) as well as fake gangsters and corny MCs, it is one the hardest rap records released in the new millennium. With explosive production from boom-bap icons DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and the Alchemist, Industry Shakedown is loaded with rambunctious anthems such as "Tell’em I'm Here," "Stock In The Game" and "Bumpy Knuckles Baby."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

There are literally thousands of "tough guys" in rap music, but very few who evoke the same sort of respect/fear as Bumpy Knuckles a.k.a. Freddie Foxxx. A true OG who started rhyming in the mid-‘80s, he worked with Eric B, Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, BDP, Naughty By Nature, and Gang Starr as a journeyman rapper and producer known for his ferocious flow, take-no-sh*t lyrics, and heavyweight champ stature. Unfortunately his two solo albums were derailed by typical shady record label problems, so in 2000, he enlisted a dream team of New York beatmakers and put together this concept album taking aim at all those who had tried so hard to dismiss him. A musical mass-murdering of clueless executives (some called out by name) as well as fake gangsters and corny MCs, it is one the hardest rap records released in the new millennium. With explosive production from boom-bap icons DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and the Alchemist, Industry Shakedown is loaded with rambunctious anthems such as "Tell’em I'm Here," "Stock In The Game" and "Bumpy Knuckles Baby."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Just1Guy48 ,

One of the most under rated albums ever!

Freddie Foxxx comes out swinging on his first album release in years with 'Industry Shakedown'. Since 'Crazy Like A Foxxx' was shelved, 'Industry' gives everything that true under ground hip hop fans can appreciate. Very well produced album by Diamond D, DJ Premiere, Pete Rock head the list and guest appearence by M.O.P. highlight the album. Foxxx brought it home. This album is a must for any hip/hop that wants a break from the commercial appeal that exists in the industry today.

UnderGroundHipHopKing ,

Classic

What more can be said. After all these years this is still a GREAT record and has just as much meaning now as it did when it was first released. If you are a true HipHop fan you must own this album.

kingkongthedon ,

real hip hop in 2007

Its unbelievable that this album came out last year, it really shows that the media shines no spotlight on real raw hip hop

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