Local Releases May 16 2001

BACKBONE, Concrete Law (Universal); debut by Dungeon Family rapper; guests include Slimm Calhoun, Cool Breeze, Youngbloodz and members of Goodie Mob

FREDDY COLE, Rio de Janeiro Blue (Telarc); Brazilian-flavored romantic album by jazz singer (Nat's younger brother); www.telarc.com

DRUMS & EFFECTS, Who Came to Get Down? (self-release); debut full-length by live/electronic duo; guests include Rob S.L.O.E.; www.drumsandeffects.com

MF DOOM, Operation: Doomsday/KMD, Black Bastards (Metal Face/SubVerse); concurrently released debut solo album by former KMD rapper and long-delayed official release of hip-hop duo KMD's 1993 "lost classic" sophomore album; www.subversemusic.com