Linkin Park, Xzibit, Big Pun Turn Up On X-ecutioners' Latest

Turntablist crew to release Built From Scratch September 25.

New York turntablist crew the X-ecutioners have a good excuse for taking

more than four years to record their new album. It is Built From


Acclaimed vinyl manipulators Total Eclipse, Sinista, Roc Raida and Rob Swift

also took the time to recruit a stellar lineup of guest musicians, which

includes Linkin Park, Xzibit, Dan the Automator and the late Big Punisher.

The X-ecutioners' track with Xzibit will be the album's first single, while

the Linkin Park collaboration is scheduled to be the second. Track titles

have not been confirmed.

DJ Premier, Pharoahe Monch, the Beat Junkies, Kool G Rap, Inspectah Deck, the

Tom Tom Club, beatboxer Kenny Muhammed and hardcore rappers M.O.P. also make

appearances on the album, due September 25 on Loud Records.

Built From Scratch is the follow-up to 1997's X-pressions, one

of the first turntablist albums.

The cover of the new record will be a replication of Public Enemy's classic

Yo! Bum Rush the Show, which features Chuck D and the gang in a

basement room huddling around a turntable and mixer.

The X-ecutioners' version of the cover will feature the four members of the group along

with hip-hop innovator Kool Herc, scratch inventor Grand Wizard Theodore and

Grandmaster DXT, who, as Grandmaster DST, popularized record scratching on

Herbie Hancock's "Rockit."

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