Juggaknots

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Juggaknots
Origin New York, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Amalgam, Fondle 'Em, Matic
Associated acts Indelible Mc's
Members Breeze Brewin'
Queen Herawin
Buddy Slim

Juggaknots is an American hip hop group from New York consisting of siblings Breeze Brewin' (Paul Smith), Queen Herawin (Peridot Smith), and Buddy Slim (Kevin Smith).[1] The group has collaborated with Mr. Len, Sadat X, and Prince Paul.[2]

History[edit]

In 1996, Juggaknot's first album, Clear Blue Skies, was released on the vinyl-only New York independent Fondle 'Em Records.[3] It is considered an underground classic by critics such as Exclaim! and HipHopDX.[4][5][6][7] It was re-released as Re:Release with 11 bonus tracks in 2003.[8]

In 2006, the group released their first album of new material in over 10 years, Use Your Confusion, which features guest appearances by Sadat X, Wordsworth, and Slick Rick, among others.[9] It was released through Amalgam Digital after a deal was signed with the independent label.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Re:Release (2003)
  • The Love Deluxe Movement (2004)

Singles[edit]

  • "WKRP in NYC" b/w "Generally" and "J-Solo" (2001)
  • "She Loves Me Not" b/w "P. Rushen" (2003)
  • "Strip Joint" b/w "Use Your Confusion" (2006)
  • "New $$$" (2006)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Wisdom - "All Star Jam" (1996)
  • Mr. Len - "This Morning" from Pity the Fool (2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kergan, Wade. "Juggaknots - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Herman, Max (November 13, 2006). "Juggaknots: Schooling the Masses". XLR8R. 
  3. ^ Patrin, Nate (February 15, 2007). "Juggaknots: Use Your Confusion". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Dix, Noel (March 2003). "Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies". Exclaim!. 
  5. ^ J-23 (February 4, 2003). "Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies". HipHopDX. 
  6. ^ Ettelson, Robbie (November 16, 2007). "Breeze Brewin From Juggaknots Interview". Unkut. 
  7. ^ Juon, Steve (January 7, 2003). "Juggaknots :: Clear Blue Skies :: Third Earth Music". RapReviews. 
  8. ^ Kallman, Matt (April 28, 2003). "Juggaknots: Re:Release: Clear Blue Skies". Pitchfork Media. 
  9. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Use Your Confusion - Juggaknots". Allmusic. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ Smith, Clyde (August 10, 2006). "Juggaknots Sign New Deal With Amalgam Entertainment And Ready Sophomore Release Use Your Confusion". Hip Hop Press. 

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