Filed under: BK All Day,Bronx Bombers,Face Off,Not Your Average,The Unkut Opinion,Tough Guys,Video Clips
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Some shoot their mouth off, some just shoot you. Or better yet, punch you in the wind-pipe.
Just-Ice aka Sir Vicious, The Original Gangster of Hip-Hop
Check The Resume: Recorded with Mantronik and KRS-One. ‘Cold Getting’ Dumb’, ‘Goin’ Way Back’ and ‘Latoya’ are just a few of his classics.
Certified Hand Skills: Worked as a bouncer at several notorious Punk clubs in New York.
Have Gun, Will Travel: When Queens Bridge was beefing with the Bronx, he went looking for Blaq Poet with a shotgun after Po had declared, ‘Just-Ice will melt!’ on record. The two are now best buddies.
School of Hard Knocks: Was first locked-up at age twelve. Met KRS-One and DJ Scott La Rock while staying at a homeless shelter.
MySpace Motto? Currently available to drop a hot sixteen on your track for $2,500. “A Small Price For History”.
Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles
Check The Resume: Forget Busta and Weezy, Bumpy is the original cameo king. ‘M.U.G’, ‘Ruff Ruff’, ‘Money In The Bank’ and ‘Hot Potatoe’ are just a few of his show-stealing appearances.
Certified Hand Skills: Used to fight in a home-made boxing ring in his back yard in Long Island as a teenager. Also trained with professional boxer Iran ‘The Blade’ Barkley.
Have Gun, Will Travel: “No more twin glocks, they jam up my plays/
Now its twin .40 calibre Walther PPK’s”
School of Hard Knocks: Survived in the snake pit that is the music industry for over twenty years.
MySpace Motto? “I Don’t Buy Beats I Sell Verses And I Aint Cheap!” Also features the excellent ‘Ask Uncle Bump’ advice column.
Winner: The fact that Foxxx actually had a backyard as a kid while Sir Vicious had to grab a cot in a shelter over in the Bronx for a few months leaves no doubt as to who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Freddie might have a slight edge over Just in terms of his pugilistic technique, but a sawn-off shotgun beats the fists of fury any day. Shoot a fair one, indeed.
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