“We went from African kings to Martin Luther King / now they wanna make us all Rodney King”
“So Tough” is the latest gem to be exhumed from Crazy Like A Foxxx, Bumpy Knuckles’ long awaited release. For fans that have waited the past fourteen years to hear this material, Freddie Foxxx delivers again. “So Tough” is a gritty, raw track as per Foxxx’s usual style. Though the beat and lyrics are hard-hitting, the track is meant to be inspirational rather than intimidating. Foxxx speaks to the people, telling them not to give in to the hardships brought on by racism. Foxxx implores listeners to remain strong despite being put down by the man, especially (but not limited to) those wrongfully imprisoned and beat down based on outdated prejudice, saying “We went from African kings to Martin Luther King / now they wanna make us all Rodney King.” Foxxx lets the audience know that “When the going gets rough / You gotta get tough” which is exactly what he has done over the course of his tumultuous career in the music business.
Freddie Foxxx’s Crazy Like A Foxxx was recorded in the early ’90s in New York and intended for an official release by MCA. However, for reasons unknown, the album was shelved after promotional cassettes were serviced to radio and press. This newly remastered release includes both the 1993 demo version on Disc 2 and the 1994 completed version of the album on Disc 1. Largely written for the emcee’s friends in prison, the album has ominous overtones and provides insight into Bumpy’s dark state of mind at that time period. The album is a veritable time capsule from the early 1990’s, with guest spots from legends such as 2Pac, Chuck D, and Kool G Rap as well as production from from D.I.T.C.’s Showbiz, Lord Finesse, and Buckwild. Crazy Like A Foxxx is available from Fat Beats Records now.
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