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  • Droppin' Science Fiction [Def Jux, 2008] B+

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Droppin' Science Fiction [Def Jux, 2008]
Latyrx's Lateef, Blackalicious' Gift of Gab, and bass-wielding Bay Area beatmaster Headnodic celebrate their collective musicality and good lives by launching a real supergroup of mock superheroes, with Doom, Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif and Akrobatik augmenting the talent pool. These guys sure can rap and rhyme, and they do. But whether they're up to scripting comic books I'll leave to the experts. Continuity by Headnodic and his Quannum-channels-Too-Short funk. Bass players--bless 'em. But a taste of Headnodic's Moe Pope album will have you blessing the MCs too. B+