Chubb Rock - The Mind
One of the most intellectually honed rappers of all time is the inimitable Chubb Rock. After dropping out of the Ivy League college Brown University as a pre-med student, Chubb teamed up with super-producer Howie Tee for his debut album Chubb Rock Featuring Hitman Howie Tee (could they have chosen a more awkward title?).
A string of potent albums followed until 1992, culminating with Chubb’s full-length work alongside The Trackmasters on I Gotta Get Mine Yo! It wasn’t until 5 years later that he would make his comeback with The Mind, a slight update of his early 90’s material that wasn’t quite a creatively risky departure from his previous work but knocked nonetheless. Chubb mixed the sonorous enunciation of Chuck D with the overpowering knowledge darts of KRS-One and more than a sprinkle of Ras Kass’ wit to put together a truly masterful final effort.