Bumpy Knucks and N.O.R.E. break bread (i.e. speak on OG shit and pay slick homage to the late Guru) on track – somewhat of a benchmark moment in rap-dudes-you-don’t-want-to-fuck-with history. You see, the two used to have some bona fide on-record beef, which would have, knowing each of their respective track records, just as easily transferred to off-record beef. This all started with Foxxx’s comments made on “The Militia” about N.O., to which Jose Luis responded, “fuck Freddie Foxxx……bodyin’ me is like bodyin’ God,” on a freestyle over Swizz Beats‘ “Fright Night” (see Ruff Ryders Vol. 2). Glad it was resolved with only a few bars shot across track.
Now heads can celebrate the fact that they will probably never be caught in the middle of any crossfire or mega scuffles between the two aforementioned parties by throwing this joint on whilst choking out a bottle of Henny. Hard bars from both, with plenty of lines to pick and transcribe onto your next throwie, sticker, kitschy print ad, or status update.
This will land as the title track on the Bumpy Knuckles & Statik Selektah album slated for a June 14 release.
Bumpy Knuckles “Lyrical Workout” (Feat. N.O.R.E., Produced by Statik Selektah)