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  • Straight From the Basement of Kooley High! [Def Jam, 1988] B-

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Straight From the Basement of Kooley High! [Def Jam, 1988]
A couple of years ago these guys released two mysterious singles with almost nothing on them but bass, buzz, beats, and offhand joshing. One of those singles is lost among the protests, admonitions, sexism, camaraderie, laugh lines, true stories, and samples of this professional rap album. It's the old rock and roll story--a lot of knowledge can also be a dangerous thing. B-