iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Beat'n Down Yo Block (Deluxe) by Unk, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Beat'n Down Yo Block (Deluxe)

Unk

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

After attacking urban radio with his club track and dance craze "Walk It Out," DJ/rapper Unk made the usual mixtape and BET appearances that built up to the big album, but he did it in such an incredibly compressed time that there's every reason to worry his full-length debut is a rushed dud. Beat'n Down Yo Block isn't a dud at all. With plenty of punkish, thuggish street music and a convincing, reverent track devoted to those no longer with us ("Thinking of You"), the album skillfully covers a lot more ground than expected. Unk has the charisma and swagger to deliver it all, plus the ability to write amusing rhymes, but more than anything he's got the executive producer to pull this kind of hardcore Southern party record off, Big Oomp. Oomp is the man behind Baby D and his Off Da Chain album, a Dirty South cult favorite. The over the top but down in the gutter attitude of that album is also felt on Beat'n Down Yo Block, but this is a much slicker affair and unfortunately overstuffed. Whittle away four or five tracks that are redundant filler and you're still left with sizeable album, with "This Is How We Do," "Flatline," and "Fresh Dressed" all blessed with that exciting "Walk It Out" magic. The syrup sippin' "Slow It Up" and a couple "smokin' dro" tracks take the party in a much more reckless direction, bringing back those Baby D reminders and wearing that "Parental Advisory" sticker like a badge. While Oomp and Unk may not show any restraint with the long track list, they don't show any restraint when it comes to delivering Dirty South weekend music. Seeing how Beat'n Down Yo Block is such a loud, hedonistic, and thuggish good time, that's a fair tradeoff. [The 2007 edition included one bonus track.]

Biography

Born: 1982 in Atlanta, GA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Atlanta DJ and rapper Unk entered the spotlight in 2006 with the hit single "Walk It Out." Under the guidance of Atlanta underground impresario Big Oomp, he turned the local Atlanta hit into a national one, enjoying rotation on MTV2 and BET as well as some radio outlets around the country. Known in Georgia as DJ Unk, Anthony Platt began spinning records in 1998. After crossing paths with DJ Jelly and DJ Montay, he joined their DJ entourage, the Southern Style DJs, performing for high school parties,...
Full Bio
Beat'n Down Yo Block (Deluxe), Unk
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

Influencers

Contemporaries