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  • Youngest in Charge [Profile, 1989] B

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Youngest in Charge [Profile, 1989]
With the 16-year-old rhyming quick as he can think over Howie Tee's tenacious samples, this starts off flying--nine "ax"es in 13 seconds clim"ax" "I'm Taxin,'" with sense no barrier. But thematically it's the usual, and as Howie downshifts and Ed pulls out his skeezer number ("I hate cheap sex," he warned us, neglecting to add "after it's over" and "unless I'm selling it"), you wish he'd grow up, fresh or no fresh. B