The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (LP) [Explicit]


The White Mandingos

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Amoeba Review

Ray Ricky Rivera, Hollywood 09/01/2013

Punk rock hip hop led by the ever-so-clever rapper Murs. Bad Brains guitarist/singer Darryl Jennifer & Ego Trip founder Sacha Jenkins round out this misfit trio. The Mandingos cover topics of racism, classism, the state of popular culture, all done very musically and in tune with the punk rock aesthetic.


06/10/2013

“I’m too black for the m*thafuckin’ underground/The white fans barely tolerate my black ass/If I embrace them, I catch a backlash from the black fans,” Murs states plainly on “Black N White Revisited,” from his collaboration with Bad Brains guitarist/singer Darryl Jennifer and editor/artist Sacha Jenkins. For artists caught between worlds, The White Mandingos is a brilliant foray into musical freedom, combining Murs’ cerebral underground hip-hop with the hardcore ferocity of Bad Brains. Jenkins’ guitars cut, shred and destroy on tracks like “Warn a Brotha,” with a great line from Murs — “f*ck the Rolling Stones, and f*ck you, too.” As with any collaboration that slams together and creates serious sparks, some of it doesn’t work — “Wifey” and “King of New York” are a little hokey, for instance. But for a risky collaboration in a straight-up rap-rock band — how un-2013 is that? — The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me feels strikingly relevant. It’s a shame Murs should even have to say it, but his words still ring true: “Does this sh*t sound black/does this sh*t sound white/Can it just be sound?”



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me
The White Mandingos 02:16
2.
Black-N-White
The White Mandingos 03:31
3.
Warn A Brotha
The White Mandingos 04:25
4.
Wifey
The White Mandingos 02:59
5.
King Of New York
The White Mandingos 04:22
6.
Black Girl Toof
The White Mandingos 03:13
7.
I Don't Understand
The White Mandingos 02:33
8.
My Weapon
The White Mandingos 02:32
9.
My First White Girl
The White Mandingos 03:50
10.
Guilty Of Being White
The White Mandingos 02:20
11.
What You Waitin' On?
The White Mandingos 03:49
12.
I Like You
The White Mandingos 02:52
13.
Wesley Snipes
The White Mandingos 02:15
14.
Mandingo Rally
The White Mandingos 02:51
15.
Too Late
The White Mandingos 03:57

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