The New Classics

January 8, 2009

New Music: Grandmaster Flash, Bounce Back [ft. Busta Rhymes]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , — Greg @ 8:00 pm

01.08.09

Song: Bounce Back [ft. Busta Rhymes]
Artist: Grandmaster Flash
Album: The Bridge
Label:
Elektra Records
Producer:
Grandmaster Flash & DJ Scratch
Notes: none
Analysis: Obviously Grandmaster Flash is a pioneer. ‘The Message‘ from 1982 is, to this day, one of the greatest hip hop songs ever made. But if ‘Bounce Back’ is the type of sound we can expect on The Bridge, this album is going to be a definite smudge on Flash’s legacy. Busta handles all the rapping here, and he brings plenty of energy with him as usual, but that beat…press all of the buttons on your cellphone as fast as you can for 2 1/2 minutes and you will pretty much have the equivalent. Just awful; it sounds like a rejected Rockwilder beat from 1999. Flash would have been better off sticking to his old school roots, because this electronic attempt at a club song just fails miserably, and Busta can’t even save it. As much as I want to show the Grandmaster some respect, I just can’t recommend this song to anyone.
Rating: 3.0
Source: UMB

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