Crucial Conflict Drops First Album In 9 Years

Chicago Hip-Hop collective Crucial Conflict will release a new album titled Planet Crucon (pronounced “crew-con”), their first in nine years.


The group, which consists of original members Coldhard, Wildstyle, Kilo and Never, exploded on to the national scene with the release of their hit single “Hay,” which topped the Billboard charts in 1996.


Crucial Conflict followed with singles like “Ride the Rodeo” (Final Tic, 1996) and “Scummy” (Good Side Bad Side, 1998), before disappearing from the national scene, due to a contractual dispute with their former label, Pallas Records.


“Hay” introduced the groups brand of rhyming to the world, which they have dubbed “Rodeo style.”


“We keep it gutter, but we try to make it universal,” group member Wildstyle explained. “’Rodeo’ also adds a dimension of emotion and ferocity that fans of Crucial Conflict expect.”


According to Coldhard, Crucial Conflict’s long awaited third album reflects the group’s mental state.


“We’re gonna make Chicago proud because this album represents unity,” Coldhard said. “It’s a new and improved Crucial Conflict… We weren’t on our time; we were on God’s time. Now it’s time to give the people what they were missing.”


Planet Crucon hits stores via Buckwild Records Entertainment/Scratch Entertainment/Select-O-Hits on January 29.

  • Dennis25

    These guys were dope getting radio play and recognition in 1996 when 2Pac was still here however gangs(Vice Lords, Gd’s, Bd’s, Mc’s, BlackStones…) were and still are very popular in Chi-town I guess because it meant that you were a part of something and it gave people something to do, giving you as well as your every day average young person a false since of security. Any way I use to study these guys (Crucial Conflict)Lyrics (from Should a broke it to the left,Ghetto Queen,Desperado, and Cant help but to be bogus) and there rhymes were tight and ingeniously prepared. They embraced originality which showed confidence A.K.A swagger and I just kept thinking to myself years later that:if Unk’s walk it out can make it to an award show and D4L’s Laffy Taffy whom both were not “quote on quote” Lyricist with songs that were considered club songs and bubble gum rap made them endorsements (Why couldn’t Crucial Conflict look beyond there scopes of only touring in our city of Chicago and possibly take their acts on the road to diversify with other artist and get some of that enter national money. on some thinking outside of the box collaborates with artist like a (Pink, Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Kelly Roland, Jigga, Kanye West Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jill Scott, BIG BOI or maybe even Mr. Andre 3000 himself) Crucial Conflict could and would prosper even more