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Ayatollah
Now Playing
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
The long awaited debut LP for this mega-producer, who's blessed the production wheels for stars like G-Unit, Ghostface, Mos Def, Rakim, Black Rob, and the list goes on. "Now Playing" is a 13 song collection of his favorite...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ayatollah
Title: Now Playing
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nature Sounds
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 1/24/2006
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Style: Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 822720712120, 669910736050

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The long awaited debut LP for this mega-producer, who's blessed the production wheels for stars like G-Unit, Ghostface, Mos Def, Rakim, Black Rob, and the list goes on. "Now Playing" is a 13 song collection of his favorite compositions, many of which have never been heard before. All instro.
 

CD Reviews

Upbeat and original
Huehuechiwa | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ayatollah has done it again. His original tracks are great to listen to. As a Baby Boomer who works with adolescents and young adults, I rate this a must have, as proof that not all Hip-Hop is bad. The sound engineering is excellent as well."
No doubt
Soular | Norwalk, CT | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dont Sleep. Ayatollah is one of the most profound producers in hip hop. Beats are simple but they are smash hits. This is a must cop."
Who Got It? Ayatollah Got It... {4.5 Stars}
Norfeest | Washington DC USA | 09/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Many people would remember Aytollah as that cat that crafted bangers for Mos Def, Ghostface, Talib Kweli, or Rakim......if they knew who he was. He's what I like to call a "known unknown" -- heads know who he is, but for some reason he never seems to get his due credit. An instrumental album is practically impossible to mess up unless your beats suck. Cats like Madlib, J Dilla, Nicolay, and Pete Rock have been putting out instrumental albums for a while now and Ayatollah's debut is right on par with some of the best producers in the game. The sound could be described as sample driven boom bap and the engineering/sound quality is definitely on point. Whether it's laid back joints like "Nag Champa" or head nodders like "Movement", Ayatollah has a little something for everyone on this LP.

The only two joints that may be skip material are "Intimate Connection" and "Highway To Heaven" because the production on both joints are kind of drowsy. If you're in a laid back mood they're good though. There are no wack joints on the album.

Now Playing is a excellent chunk of instrumental hip hop. Ayatollah has always been an underrated producer, but anyone that comes across this album will be forced to give the man his props. I recommend grabbing this one if you see it on the shelf. You won't be disappointed at all.

Standout Tracks: Movement, Nag Champa (Intro), Hold U, Go For It, Highway To Heaven, Devil Is Sweet (My Favorite), Kingston, Stomping Grounds, Blood Red Roses, and Platinum"