PRODIGY: Pinky Ring


(Extended Play; 2013)

Statik Selektah's attempts to clone Pete Rock's Soul Survivor will continue to implode until he realizes that compilations are only as strong as their weakest links. Around every turn of his latest album, Extended Play, there's a horrendous rapper waiting in the wing to sabotage an otherwise promising collaboration. Fortunately, Statik had the good sense to spare Prodigy's fantastic contribution, "Pinky Ring," from being sullied by the likes of Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller and Termanology. Prodigy recycled a few lines from his feature on Action Bronson's Saab Stories EP, but that's a small price to pay to hear a first ballot hall of famer hurl convincing threats over Super Mario's Dusty Dune Galaxy soundtrack.

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  2. "Around every turn of his latest album, Extended Play, there's a horrendous rapper waiting in the wing to sabotage an otherwise promising collaboration." So true. This is a problem with compilation albums in general. Ski Beatz' Karate School albums are great on the production end, but you have to learn to skip around the weaker verses.

    And wait, you don't like that Sean Price and Mac Miller collab? Please explain. I thought it was dope.

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  3. @Steve Mac Miller is not a rapper I enjoy listening to. Agreed on Ski Beatz' Karate School.

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