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Leedz Edutainment/Traffic (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 9, 2009
4.0 4.0 Stars
Imagine if you scouted Boston's pre-eminent hip-hop artists — from the grimiest coke-slinging corner cats to the roughest coke-sniffing bar rats — and teamed them up with virtually every underground MC who's made noise in the past three years. Now stop dreaming, dog, because that's exactly what Beantown rap promoter/executive producer Edu Leedz has done here.

Leedz — also known as the scary white guy in the black leather trenchcoat who towers over every rap concert — has paired Boston hitters with like-rhymed visitors and fitting producers for this long-awaited smoker. And since the tracks were hatched over blunts and beers after shows — as opposed to on the interwebs — the resulting products are both sincere and seamless.

Although there's not a single stinker, stand-out cuts come from Black Madeen, Matty Trump, and Stucat ("Today Ain't Right"), Slaine, Ill Bill, and Reef the Lost Cauze ("Bangmatic"), Wise Intelligent, Confidence, J. Ferra, and Elemental Zazen ("Globe Holders"), and Jaysaun, Termanology, Stu Bangas, and Blaq Poet ("King of the Jungle"). If you're curious about Boston hip-hop or the larger subterranean establishment, or you just got fired and have enough dough for only one disc this year, you've found exactly what you're looking for.
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