The latest edition to the Enter The Dubstep collection, Brand Nubian Enter The Dubstep Vol. 2 doesn’t just pick up where Vol. 1 left off; it goes above and beyond by reshaping contemporary music as we know it. While I’m not the biggest fan of Brand Nubian or Dustep in general, I love the two songs featured below. That’s probably because these are not Dubstep-rap mashups – they are part of a whole new genre. The Hellfire Machina remix of “Slow Down” is nothing short of phenomenal in its inventive retooling of the original ’90s anthem combined with live instrumentation. I have a sneaking suspicion that Dubstep heads will soon proclaim Brand Nubian (Grand Puba, Sadat X, Lord Jamar) their favorite Hip Hop group of all time on the strength of this album alone. More info on this release below:
After the wild success of Vol. 1, it only felt right for its producers and A&R’s to embark on a new journey down the same road. Brand Nubian holds a unique position in hip-hop history. Universally respected as pioneers of a new way of thinking during the “golden-era” moment of the early 90’s, Brand Nubian’s political, social and cultural messages were delivered with a heavy dose of hardcore. With this 2nd installment in the ground-breaking series, “Enter The Dubstep” continues to trailblaze the collaboration between Dubstep and Hip-Hop, bringing hard bass and gritty lyrics together as none have done before. As Dubstep continues to push itself into mainstream ears, this album continues to push the boundaries of both genres.
“Slow Down” (Hellfire Machina Remix)
“How Long?” (Dem Soul Remix)
FrankRadio and iHipHop Distribution are proud to announce the highly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s “Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture: Enter The Dubstep Vol. 1.” On December 21st, the freshest sounds in underground electronic music will once again encounter the classic hip-hop stylings of yet another foundational group of legends: Brand Nubian.
Brand Nubian “Enter The Dubstep Vol. 2”
In Stores 12.21.10
FrankRadio / iHipHop Distribution
If you liked what you heard, are in New York, and down to rage, check out the Official Release Party:
Bass Fueled Mischief – Enter The Dubstep
w/special live performance by Brand Nubian
Main Room @ Webster Hall, NYC – 1/7/11