Pumpkin – King of the Beats

I may have only been 2 years old when this single came out, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t appreciate it! You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know what you’re foundation is. Pumpkin was the self-proclaimed “King of the Beats” and produced a lot of singles during the old school era. Without shot-outs from the emcees, it would be rather difficult to tell the difference between producers at the time as most beats used the same drum machine.

This single on Profile records clocks in at a short (ha ha) 6:50 and features rhymes from Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Fresh 3 M.C.’s, Greg G. and Mr. Troy (of the Disco Four), George “Galaxy” Llado, and Fly Ty-rone. For the bonus point, Andre Harrell (of Uptown Records fame) was Dr. Jeckyll. Here Comes That Beat!