Bumpy Knuckles Warns That Another Industry Shakedown Is Coming

Sixteen years ago this June, Bumpy Knuckles released Industry Shakedown. The Long Island, Njakew York MC/producer previously known as Freddie Foxxx had not released an album since 1989’s Freddie Foxxx Is Here and vented his frustrations on the music industry on this grassroots album.

Featuring production from DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Diamond D, Alchemist, and Bumpy himself, the album would be a staple in the 2000s Underground Hip-Hop movement. Like MF DOOM, who would also transform his on-record persona from the early 1990s, Foxxx’s reinvention featured the former Flavor Unit/Epic Records artist and Gang Starr Foundation member calling out executives, labels, peers, and radio personalities while stating that rhyming was “Part Of My Life.” Released independently, the album would appear on the Top 200 charts.

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Yesterday (March 28), Bumpy Knuckles announced that he is preparing the sequel via Instagram. “It ain’t gonna be nothing sweet. My list is long on this one. The producers are picked already. Not spitting with any of you ‘politically correct rappers’ young or old,” wrote Bumpy. He later added, “After this I am going to put my mic in a vault and build the next popular smart device. GoonGeek. #OGology.

OGology is the title of the forthcoming collaborative album by Bumpy, Naughty By Nature’s Treach, and Trick Trick. The LP is completely produced by Nottz.

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