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Album Review

From Korn and Limp Bizkit to Rage Against the Machine and Fat, numerous alternative-rock outfits heavily incorporated rap into their music during the 1990s. For those acts, rap wasn't just something to flirt with on occasion — a real hip-hop sensibility pervaded their work. Hip-hop is an integral part of Shootyz Groove's sound on Jammin' in Vicious Environments. Excellent cuts like "Soulfreak," "El Sol," and "Respect" might favor loud alternative-rock/metal guitars instead of technology, but the rapping has a genuine hip-hop sensibility in lieu of coming across as the work of dilettantes. Had the rock musicianship been replaced with electronic hip-hop tracks, it's quite possible that retailers would have placed Jammin' in Vicious Environments in the rap section instead of the rock section. When this album came out in 1994, a generation of young rockers had been holding rock and hip-hop in equally high regards — so things sound quite cohesive and organic when the New York band merges the two on this album. Jammin' in Vicious Environments makes it clear that Shootyz Groove had a lot of potential.

Customer Reviews

before limp bizkit

this band help start the whole Raprock/Rapmetal Back in 94...way before limp bizkit and linkin park even knew you could rap with a band, but just like the first song on the album shootyz groove never got the respect.

shootyz is the realest

these guys are the best! there musicaliy inclined and got the hip hop flow like there no tomrrow. anybody who is lucky enough to catch the name of these guys shouls 100% take advantage of the tip and download this and there other albumn high defintion because its incrediable music, it has the power to change ur ideads about music.


Good thing I found this love this ish!


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s

One of many bands in the '90s to experiment with fusing the aggressive sounds of hip-hop and hardcore/heavy metal, Shootyz Groove boasts two official MCs (Sense and Season) heading a lineup that also originally featured guitarist Donny, bassist Spec, and drummer Dose. Shootyz Groove formed in the Bronx, NY, in 1992 and had a record deal within two years, signing to Mercury. A live EP recorded in Queens, Respect, was released in 1994, and was followed later that year by their official debut, Jammin'...
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Jammin in Vicious Environments, Shootyz Groove
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Hard Rock
  • Released: Jul 12, 1994
  • Parental Advisory

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