After a 10-year absence, Ruck and Rock return with the long-awaited third Heltah Skeltah LP, D.I.R.T. (DA INCREDIBLE RAP TEAM). As always, the rhyme chemistry is undeniable as the duo step up their game lyrically, trading brutal verbal blows over a band of nightmarishly murky street-hop tracks from underground producers Marco Polo, Khrysis, 10 For the Triad, Stu Bangas, Double Up, and Evidence. Illmind flips the piano line from Beethoven’s “Für Elise” into the hauntingly operatic lead single, “Everything is Heltah Skeltah,” while fellow Boot Camp soldiers Smif-N-Wessun stop by for the over-the-top firearm anthem, W.M.D. Buckshot, Rustee Juxx, Flood, and the Representativz are also featured.
AllMusic Review by Matt Rinaldi