New Jersey Drive, Vol. 2

Original Soundtrack

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New Jersey Drive, Vol. 2 Review

by M.F. DiBella

Contrasting the 14 hit-or-miss tracks on New Jersey Drive, Vol. 2 is the quality-packed volume two. Condensed down to an extended play format, this second offering packs more of an underground wallop. The Boot Camp Clique mash up "Headz Ain't Ready" with enamoring verses from Buckshot, Smif N' Wessun, and Ruck and Rock of Heltah Skeltah. The scathing anti-car theft jam "You Won't Go Far" by Organized Konfusion and O.C. is an icily realistic portrayal of the actual act of car jacking. Jeru the Damaja's "Invasion" thumps with a jumpy off-sequenced beat injected by DJ Premier and the unheralded and heretofore unheard from E. Bros. chime in with the jazzy "Funky Piano." Mad Lion delivers his punishing brand of dancehall on the up-tempo banger "Own Destiny." Biz Markie's classic old-school jam "Nobody Beats the Biz" is also featured on the album and rounds out the consistently terrific volume two.

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