We weren't surprised to hear that DJ Shadow was going crunk. He is
from the Bay Area, which is home to the booming Hyphy sound, but his atmospheric brand of turntablism never crossed paths with the rappers in his backyard until now. The first single from The Outsider
, "3 Freaks," features rappers Keak Da Sneak and Turf Talk. (You might recognize Turf from his post-trial argument on TV's Judge Joe Brown
he lost.) The album won't be released until September, but you can hear for yourself at MP3fusion.net
how Shadow is reinventing the San Francisco sound. While you're there, help yourself to the remix of the track and a few other rarities.
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