The 25 Best Long Island Rap Albums

20. Son of Bazerk, Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk (1991)

Label: MCA/Sound of Urban Listeners

Long Island produced a lot of colorful acts in the early ‘90s, but none more unique than Son of Bazerk or, as they were known in full, Son of Bazerk featuring No Self Control and the Band. Looking more like a vintage Motown act than a rap group, the co-ed unit (whose members were childhood friends of Flavor Flav's) put a soulful, reggae-accented spin on some of Public Enemy producers the Bomb Squad’s most experimental beats.

While Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk flew over the heads of most rap fans in ‘91, leading to the group’s dissolution shortly thereafter, those who “got it” successfully urged the group to reform in 2010 via the comments section of hip-hop blog Unkut. The surprisingly taut result, Well Thawed Out, showed the foursome hadn't lost a step, even after 20 years of inactivity.

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