Buck 65 - Talkin’ Honky Blues
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Buck 65 - Talkin’ Honky BluesThe “hick from Mount Uniacke” in Nova Scotia returns with another collection of unapologetically nerdy and totally listenable backwoods hip-hop. Whether rapping about his father (“Roses and Blue Jays”), shining shoes (“Craftsmanship”) or just road dogging (“Wicked and Weird”), Buck 65 mixes engaging stories with hook-heavy beats. Tom Waits remains a huge influence, but this time around King Tubby’s dub, harpsichords and even references to the Amazing Kreskin also crop up. Wicked and weird, indeed.



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