Admit it. You had fears. Lord knows we all did. Having been at the Bonnaroo show shortly before the band's haitus due to MCA's cancer the clunkyness didn't bode well. Today comes our first real listen to Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 and, boy, is it spectacular. The B-boys have always managed to stay atop trends, to refashion themselves. The challenge with this album isn't just the distractions. It's the age. Can a band as old as the B-boys still be funky?
"Make Some Noise" manages to be old school and current at the same time. The keyboard line is enough to make your ass shake in your seat and the chorus -- a jubilant "Make Some Noise" -- doesn't have an fragment of hollowness to it. The Boys are back and as zany and energetic as ever.