By now, it should be known that when DJ Babu is ready to drop, you're not going to get your run-of-the-mill Deejay album. With help from the likes of Percee P, Bishop Lamont [click to read] and the Likwit Junkies, it's evident that even a competent production job - something that Babu is more than capable of - could render excellent results. Such is the case with Duck Season Vol. 3.
Appropriately, Babu's folk Dilated Peoples get the album started on the funky "DS3 Intro." In a collaboration that's sure to make hardcore New York Hip Hop fans salivate, Babu enlists the help of M.O.P. on "Dearly Departed," complete with blaring horns and an eternally furious Billy Danze and Lil Fame shouting, "Dearly departed/Bring it to us, we get it started!"
"Fan Mail" sounds like a more lighthearted version of "N.Y. State of Mind," (tell me those bass strums don't take you back to '94!) as Little Brother [click to read], Joe Scudda and D-Brock team up on the track. It's clear that Babu's aim with this installment of Duck Season is to combine his soulful backdrops with hard-hitting, gritty rhymes -