Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Duke Bootee

  • Bust Me Out [Mercury, 1984] B+

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Bust Me Out [Mercury, 1984]
Yes indeed, the man can sing, though given that he made his name as a musician and writer I'm equally gratified he can rap. Competently in both cases. The difference comes in what he sings or raps. The songs are standard funk fare, the raps his most pointed and bent since "The Message." And Doug Wimbish and crew make escape from Sugarhil sound like freedom now. B+