The Jigmastas Have New Music & They’ve Got Something To Say (Video)

The Jigmastas was a prominent 1990s and early 2000s duo of DJ Spinna and Kriminul (aka Krim). With Underground Hip-Hop history with Eminem, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, and the late Guru, this Brooklyn, New York collective has been quiet for much of the last decade, since their days with Tommy Boy Records’ Black Label. However, in 2016, Krim and Spinna began releasing some legacy material with BBE Records (Pete Rock, J Dilla, Included on The Resurgence is the this near title track, “The Resurge.” A video releases showing that while the output has been slow, the skills (beats or rhymes) have not dulled.

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“There’s a void to be filled. We are from that era of classic boom-bap, funky beats with jazzy and soulful elements, lyrical witticism and slickness, and most importantly originality,” says DJ Spinna. The Jigamastas’ position is clear, as Krim kicks it off with: “So much dummies in the game that you know I feel ashamed / but you know we got this, ain’t a damn thing changed.

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This song fights for that ol’ feeling back.

#BonusBeat: The entire Resurgence album by The Jigmastas:

Shabaam Sahdeeq and SKAM2? are among guests.