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Published on January 17th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby


Shots Fired: Ran Reed (feat. Bumpy Knuckles) ‘Pathetic M.C.’s’

Longtime tri-state area rap bully Ran Reed (@RANREED) is here to let every wack rapper in earshot know that their days are numbered on his infectious new banger, “Pathetic M.C.’s.” Ran enlisted one of Hip-Hop’s biggest bruisers, Long Island’s Bumpy Knuckles (@BumpyKnuckles), for a guest feature as a follow-up to his solo drop of the joint. Check the bonus visual after the jump.

As you may expect, the two complement each other perfectly on here as they trade verses overflowing with tough talk and bravado. That goes for whether Bumpy’s spitting hilarious lines about being the “U.S.S. O.G.,” or Reed is taking down his opponents at the start with: “Rappers ain’t rappin’ no more, they straight mumblin’/ Give them a year, their career start crumblin’.”

Reed also produced the snarling, sample-flipping instrumental for “Pathetic M.C.’s,” which was inspired both sonically and conceptually from Ultramagnetic MC’s time honored classic, “Ego Trippin’.”

Still Commanding Respect, dropped Friday January 13th. The LP includes features from Kool G Rap, M.O.P. Bumpy Knuckles, Sadat X, and U.G. among others, and will also be available for purchase on CD, exclusively through Fifth Element.


  1. Timeless
  2. Hard Rhymer
  3. The Crew (feat. U.G.)
  4. Still Commanding Respect
  5. Stray Shot (feat. LoVel)
  6. Pathetic M.C.’s (feat. Bumpy Knuckles)
  7. Mind Of A Gangster
  8. Silly Love
  9. Doo Doo (feat. D.J. Modesty)
  10. Walking Testimony
  11. Marked For Death (feat. Kool G. Rap)
  12. B.S.R.S
  13. The Innovator (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq)
  14. Switch Up
  15. The God’s Power (feat. Sadat X)
  16. Made For Me
  17. The Gun Boy Interlude (feat. M.O.P. )
  18. Tortured Souls (feat. U.G.)
  19. Invasion (feat. D.V. Alias Khryst)
  20. Dedication (Part II)


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