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  • Reachin a Level of Assassination [Peace Posse, 1991] B+

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Reachin a Level of Assassination [Peace Posse, 1991]
All clenched throat and quick internal rhymes, Boiwundah disdains "white green," and he knows how to brag: "I'm the debate master, you're just a masturbator." Even stronger "coffee with no cream" comes from his DJ cousin Devastatin', who states his business with a "Big Payback" loop and never retreats. At their most bodacious--check the twisted horn intro/refrain on "Here Me Now, Believe Me Later," which could have been ripped bleeding from late Miles or choice Art Ensemble--his beats are as out as JB's spaciest and jazziest. In short, this unaffiliated L.A. crew deserves better than to go down in the juice wars. B+