Junkyard Empire: “Acts of Humanity Vol. 1 and 2”

Like a jazzy Rage Against the Machine, Junkyard Empire puts hyper-politicized lyrics over fuzzy organic beats.  I really tried not to like it but was unsuccessful.  Although super specific about historical people and places (kinda reads like a term paper), the flow is dope.  Really.  And it goes smooth between the frameworks of sound.  It’s an enjoyable listen and a guarantee-able dig for morning and lazy afternoon sets.

Reviewed by:  DJ DutchMaster on June 24

RIYL:  Sweet beats to political themes

Recommended tracks:  1, 3, 6, 9, 10

Label:  Mediaroots Music

Release Date:  June 21, 2011