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Industry Shakedown [Explicit Lyrics]

Freddie FoxxxAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (June 27, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: June 27, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Landscape Germany
  • ASIN: B00004TM1Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,272 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Live @ The Roxy 2000
2. 24 Hrs.
3. Tell 'Em I'm Here
4. Bambaataa & Bumpy Talk Industry
5. Inside Your Head
6. Who Knows Why
7. Searchin' (feat. Terisa Griffin)
8. Never Bow Down
9. Industry Shakedown
10. MCs Come And MCs Go
11. Bumpy Bring It Home (feat. Billy Danz - M.O.P.)
12. Live In Tokyo with DJ Rukas
13. Bumpy Knuckles Baby
14. R.N.S.
15. Stock In The Game
16. Intelligent Thug - Bumpy's Theory
17. Feel Like I Been Here
18. The Mastas (feat. M.O.P.)
19. Part of My Life
20. Live @ The Roxy - 2000 Outro

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Industry Shakedown

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Freddie Foxxx has been murdering other people's tracks for years with his "fake pimp free flow" (in the words of another hip-hop prophet, Jeru the Damaja). After paying all possible dues over the course of a decade in hip-hop (he's rolled with Eric B & Rakim, Gang Starr, and M.O.P.), he's finally releasing his own album, an incisive epic that will leave many running for cover. Never one to pull punches, the man also known as Bumpy Knuckles rips into the rap industry. His infamous pair of nines are in full effect from beginning to end of this relentless album, blasting every weak link in the rap game, especially on the title track. But there's method to his madness: this articulate, self-proclaimed "intelligent thug" wants to change the racist nature of the hip-hop industry, which he analyses on "MCs Come and MCs Go." Industry Shakedown boasts straight, brilliant lyrics from beginning to end, and invigorating hard-core production from the likes of DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Foxxx himself. Remember when hip-hop was dangerous? When it challenged the status quo? Freddie Foxxx does. --Lizz Mendez Berry

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, if a bit monotonous September 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Here's the thing about Freddie Foxxx/Bumpy Knuckles: he's a great MC. Let there be NO doubt about that. His cameos with M.O.P., Gangstarr, O.C. and others stole the spotlight and got progressively better and better. On his debut LP, "Industry Shakedown," he rips sucker MCs like no other. The problem is that's all he does...
Don't get me wrong. This is one tight album. The production, handled for the most part by Foxxx himself, is nice, and the tracks he doesn't bless are constructed by the underground's finest, from the Alchemist to Pete Rock to the legendary DJ Premier. But the lyrics, while they are some of the most venomous on wax to date, are pretty much all alike.
"Industry Shakedown" is just that: Freddie Foxxx issuing an open challenge to anyone (and he means ANYONE) to step to him and tell him he and his twin caliber Walther PPK's aren't the best. And I give him credit... I sure wouldn't be the first to call him wack. But I will say that he needs some new material.
It's actually a shame that there's not enough lyrical variety to go with the plethora of enjoyable beats found here. "Tell 'Em I'm Here" moves with an ominous string loop, "Bumpy Bring It Home" is executed nicely by Diamond D with Billy Danz of M.O.P. on the hook, and the title track, courtesy of Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock, is one of the smoothest and best beats I've heard this year.
Like I said, Freddie Foxxx is one of the best MCs out there. He just needs something new to talk about. You can only rip so many MCs before there's none left to rip.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's Got the Hardest MC Style Ever Created? July 1, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"Industry Shakedown" represents the culmination of more than a decade of struggle for Freddie Foxxx. Drawing upon the buzz generated by his appearances on recent cuts from Gangstarr ("Militia"), M.O.P. ("I Luv"), and O.C. ("Win the G" and "M.U.G."), Foxxx seeks to capitalize on his role as an industry outsider by coupling hard-hitting lyrics with solid beats from a stable of rap's most respected producers, such as DJ Premier, Diamond D, and the Alchemist. Over thumping beats, Foxxx releases a slew of no-holds-barred lyrics which fully express his exasperation with the current state of rap; Foxxx truly revels in his status as a renegade. While intelligent rhymes do not abound on this disc, energy and emotion overflow; much in the same manner as cohorts Billy Danz and L'il Fame (of M.O.P. who appear twice on the disc), Foxxx attacks "every rhyme as if it were [his] last". The raw energy present on this disc is its most impressive asset. Released on Foxxx's own label, KJAC, "Industry Shakedown" represents a true victory for rap, a work which has been independently written, produced, and marketed without the backing of the major labels (as an added bonus, the disc comes with a self-produced, Bumpy Knuckles mini-comic book). Stand-out cuts include Inside Your Head, Bumpy Bring it Home (featuring Billy Danz), Bumpy Knuckles Baby, and Part of My Life. A must purchase for true fans of quality underground rap.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Underground hip hop album of 2000 4.5 stars July 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
After 10 long years and countless labels the underdog of the rap industry (freedie foxx) is back with his first album in 10 years. Under the new moniker Bumpy Knucles, Freedie fox lets the rap industry that he's as mad as hell and he's no going to take it anymore. This album is straight up high quality hardcore underground hip hop. Production is handled by DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Tha Alchemist Diamond D, all of whom give Industry... a gritty but well produced sound. Like I mentioned before Fredi..Bumpy is mad as hell at the industry and not only is he saying it he's naming names. The title cut does for record executives what labels did to record lables. Bumpy knucles not only goes off on record executives he goes after phony hip hop artists who claim to keep it real. But most of all this is a hip hop album, no cheesy overused sample or lame hooks. (well may'be on a couple cuts and even they're saved by Bumpy's lyrics) There are a few guests, MOP, Afrika Bambata who add their flavor to IS. The real star of Industry... is freddie foxx, his sharp tongue and harcore stelo shine through like a ray of sun after a storm. Not for those who like commercial rap, only hardcore hip hop fans need apply.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There is a problem with the disc. June 7, 2009
Format:Audio CD
There is a serious problem with the disc. Let me be clear about one thing, it wasn't a problem with the seller I bought it from. But the disc is defective. There are only 3 tracks on it and there are supposed to be 20. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone because the chances are good that your disc will be faulty as well. This is the second time this happened to me.

But let me say this, I found this album elsewhere and it's not bad. I wish Freddie would vary his style a little bit but there are some nicely produced tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inside Your Head February 27, 2005
By Chester
Format:Audio CD
After hearing him on frequent Gangstarr releases, we finally get an album of just Bumpy. As anybody familiar with his guest appearances should be able to guess, this album is INTENSE. Bumpy is constantly hyped up and angry. Production from DJ Premier and a guest appearance from M.O.P. only contribute to the hardcore feel of this record. The thing is, an entire album of bugged out, screaming Bumpy gets pretty repetitive and the few attempts at more downtempo stuff like "Searchin" really fail. Still, there's more than a handful of mix tape worthy tracks on here, which is why i gave it four stars. My personal favorites are "Tell Em I'm Here" "Inside Your Head" and "Part Of My Life," all of which have truly incredible battle rhymes from one of the cleverest rappers out there. Now if he could only learn to stretch his sound a little, he could release a true classic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Once Again....
He debuted with the Classic Release Freddie Foxxx Is Here. Then dropped another hard to find LP titled Crazy Like A Foxxx. Read more
Published on September 27, 2006 by Jimmy Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Freddie Foxxx is one of the illest of all time
I first heard Freddie Foxxx on KRS-ONE's "Sex and Violence" ('92) album on a track called "Ruff Ruff," one of the dopest hip-hop collab tracks of all time. Read more
Published on August 7, 2005 by G. Devai
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I bought this album
The rapper of the "third verse" dropped this album in summer 2000 and not only does he let loose on wack emcees, but he also aims at such chart-toppers as N.O.R.E. Read more
Published on February 27, 2003 by E.J. Rupert
4.0 out of 5 stars Straight-ahead hardcore raps
Freddie Foxxx has appeared on many discs by many other rappers, and generally steals the show. He's even better on his solo effort. Read more
Published on July 7, 2002 by KENNETH E BARGER
4.0 out of 5 stars hard core head
its about time. Knucks brings it in its purest form. Prem has his bac
Published on May 23, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars THE RAWEST MOST HARDCORE HIP HOP AVAILABLE
All you people who complain about Foxxx cuz he doesn't have Deep kweli like metaphors must be deaf. HE is raw and nice simple as that. Read more
Published on April 24, 2001 by peter dale
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaw Wide Open
Wow. This is by far the best album in the past 3 years. Bumpy is out to prove a message, and it gets right through to all those who listen. He says, "You (... Read more
Published on April 13, 2001 by Alexander M. Visotzky
5.0 out of 5 stars Hip-hop as a force again, finally
Bumpy knucks delivers the good brother. This album challenges rap's satus quo in an atriculate yet brutal way. The beats are ill and foxxx's rhymes never falter. Read more
Published on March 13, 2001 by BigD
5.0 out of 5 stars This One's A Classic
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Published on December 29, 2000 by Black Knight
3.0 out of 5 stars I love Freddie but not this CD
OK enough of the lauding support for unsigned rappers on the come up. Freddie Foxxx has been a industry mainstay, you can here him Dropping classic lines on any one's CD from De La... Read more
Published on November 8, 2000 by MikalFM
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