Company: Pavement Entertainment Release: 2015 Genre: Rapcore Reviewer: Eric Compton
Return to form
Iím probably one of the biggest Stuck Mojo fans in the world. I can remember seeing the band in the 90s in sweaty bars and warehouses all over the East Coast. The rap-core pioneers were innovative and influential with their blend of Black Sabbath heaviness amongst Run DMC street poetry. The last album to feature vocalist Bonz, 'Declaration of a Headhunter' (2000), was sadly the group's Century Media demise and the vocalist's departure from the band. After a long absence the charismatic front man returns again with his own project, simply titled Bonz. The vocalist teams up with Primer 55 guitarist/bassist Curt Taylor to deliver a quality album of heavy groove-based tracks that are orchestrated by Bonz's speak-easy rap delivery. Fans of Stuck Mojo's early days, notably 'Snappin' Necks' should enjoy this electric frenzy of rapcore that comes full circle and delivers a triumphant return to form for this highly under-rated vocalist. Look for a possible Stuck Mojo studio album in the near future based on Bonz performing with the band last December.