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The Originators
The Originators
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Latin Music
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All Artists: Beatnuts
Title: The Originators
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Landscape Germany
Release Date: 10/22/2002
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Import
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Latin Music
Styles: East Coast, Pop Rap, Urban, Latin Hip-Hop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 619257921626, 0619257921619

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Bangin Beats
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Still being an unbelievable album, The Originators does not compare to some of their old albums, Take it or Squeeze, and Stone Crazy. The beats are bangin and the lyrical style is amazing."
PikerCapitalEnt | WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK United States | 10/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album sounds like every thing The Beatnuts wanted to do on Loud Records but were not able to. Now on Landspeed, the Nuts hit us with some classic tracks. Check out cameos from Al Tariq' (aka Fashion), Tony Touch, Large Professor, Cormega, Triple Seis, and the most underrated underground MC, Problemz. Some stand out tracks include Yae Yo, Buying Out the Bar, Originate and Routine. Although both MC's can hold their own on the microphone, I noticed Ju-Ju really sharpened his skills this time around which left me feenin' for a solo album from him. Hopefully, that will be in the works.This album deserves to be up their with Intoxicated Demons and The Beatnuts (Street Level LP) as far as the best of The Beatnuts work. Hopefully, this will be the first of many good things to come from The Beatnuts in the coming year.Support true Hip-Hop and pick up this album. Donde esta el Yae Yo? What does Capicu mean? Oh yeah.... TOMA!!!"
With The Beatnuts, I just can't complain...
Jacob Fleming | Lawrence, KS USA | 10/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was really amped about this album, back when it was going to be the Intoxicated Demons reunion LP with Al Tariq aka Fashion back in the fold. I'd always felt that a third voice was needed, and apparently so did The Beatnuts as each of their albums following his departure was filled with guest spots. Then I found out that Kool Ass Fash had split again, right around the time they changed the title from YA BETTA BELIEVE IT, and I was initially disappointed. However, I soon realized that just because Tariq was to have returned, that did not mean that The Beatnuts were going back to the style of their debut EP or eponymous full length. The jazz samples seemed to be mostly gone and their songs were now far more funky and accessible. Maybe they were moving with the times, as each of their albums had potential club bangers like "Off The Books", "Watch Out Now", "Turn It Out" and "No Escapin' This". Given the proper push, these tracks could have been all over the radio. The funny thing was though, despite their open desire to make that cash money, their music was commercial in the best way, able to attract a wider audience yet still maintain the creative beat making that made them so impressive to begin with. Unfortunately, Loud did not feel like promoting them worth a damn, then added insult to injury by dumping them when the albums failed to make a lot of noise. So now the Nuts go the independent route and continue with what makes the later stuff so fun and enjoyable...keeping it about the ladies, the dope and the money with the upbeat and colorful samples and the just don't give a ---- attitude. I only wish that they would pepper their lyrics with the wild metaphors and punchlines like they used to...their tells of sexual hijinks now seem more straight forward, less like the wilder word play of earlier songs like "Story" and "Sandwiches" which possessed the humor of Hustler magazine's best prose. Plus I miss hearing the Psycho Les of old, when he was more animated, comparing himself to a "lunatic dolphin" and "stickin' up picnics". Nevertheless, when listening to THE ORIGINATORS, all the could of should ofs can go straight out the window. Albums this entertaining one shouldn't fault, especially when there's so little worth talking about coming out today. The Beatnuts worst efforts are far more enjoyable than many of today's top sellers and so complaining about what is missing is splitting hairs. The album has plenty of highlights. Large Professor continues his resurgence with "The Originators", Al Tariq does show up for the nice "Bionic", Tony Touch returns for "Work That Pole" and The Beatnuts still show their humor throughout - especially on the intro to "Yae Yo", the song itself featuring the come to be expected funky Nuts flute loop. Plus the opening gets me hyped to see the Beatnuts perform live...sounds like they put on a damn good show in person. They've never done anything less on wax."