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"The Academy" (exec-prod. by Kurupt) [Review + DL]

I love it when someone can just put out a solid hip-hop album. This is certainly one of those albums. With appearances by Kurupt, Raekwon, Method Man, Redman, Royce 5’9, Crooked I, Styles P, Jadakiss, Sean Price, Pete Rock, M.O.P., Keith Murray, & and more how could this not be ill?

When I was a kid I used to order mixtapes thru companies advertising in the back of the Source because mixtapes weren't really big nationwide yet. They were mostly a NY thing but the COMPILATION was the jam. I loved to hear movie soundtracks so I could hear all of my favorite MCs on one cd (ie. Rush Hour, Friday/Next Friday, the Corruptor, Black Mash, etc).

This album is not something you'd put on at a club in Atlanta but it's a solid album of good hip hop. I wanted to let you hear a little sample so I'm posting track 3, "Samaryda" f/ Raekwon, Kojoe, & Kurupt (produced by Marlon Price & JP Beats of Terminal 3). I featured some of Japanese MC, Kojoe's work on BeatsnMiso in Japan. Dude is nice.

"2011 marks the return of the Compilation like you have never experienced it before, with the birth of The Academy, a bi-coastal merging of the minds that provides an undeniable unity long since forgotten amidst the landscape of popularized feuds, beefs, and unfounded media hypes."

To be released on 9-13-2011.

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