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|Cash Money & Marvelous|
Where's The Party At?
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Along with DJ Jazzy Jeff (of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince fame), DJ Cash Money was one of the incredibly skilled DJs to come out of Philly in the late 80s. Teaming up with Marvelous Marv, "Where s The Party At?" wa... more »
Along with DJ Jazzy Jeff (of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince fame), DJ Cash Money was one of the incredibly skilled DJs to come out of Philly in the late 80s. Teaming up with Marvelous Marv, "Where s The Party At?" was released, the title being the result of Cash Money winning several turntable competitions and looking to celebrate. With their widely popular single, "Play It Kool" backed with "Ugly People Be Quiet", the duo came out of nowhere and won over audiences with raw skill and well-received humor in their music. By the late 80s, DJ Cash Money had won the DJ World Championship and had been named The Greatest DJ in the World. In 1998, Technics made Cash Money the first inductee into the DJ Hall of Fame. This is golden age Hip Hop at its best!
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Alan Pounds | Minneapolis, MN | 08/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 1988, Philly-raised DJ Cash Money garnered an unprecedented amount of respect and acclaim with his devastating skills on the turntables. He went on to win DMC titles such as the "Greatest DJ in the World". Alongside Cash Money was the very skilled rapper - Marvelous; who sounds like a cross between early Will Smith and LL Cool J. In fact, the album reminded me quite a bit of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Rock The House" (1987). Like that record, this is an explosive and entertaining ride of tomfoolery and hilarity that never lets up.
It's definitely apparent that Cash Money & Marvelous have all the tools to execute an excellent party album, and they don't tread much (if at all) into other territory. The skills on display here are excellent. Cash Money throws down some serious cuts, juggles, and ill scratch techniques. Some of the time, Marvelous acts as the hype-man for Cash Money much like The Fresh Prince has done for DJ Jazzy Jeff on their albums. And Cash Money is arguably as dope as Jeff. However, despite their solid connection, much of the album remains to be the same formula throughout, and some of the cuts never gel into cohesive songs. My two favorite cuts are "Time Is Up" and "A Real Mutha For Ya" (which happens to sample the same loop as EPMD's "Let The Funk Flow" recorded the same year). The devastating turntable cuts would be the comical "Ugly People Be Quiet" (both mixes), "The Mighty Hard Rocker" & "The Music Maker" (among others). Another favorite would have to go to "Play It Kool". "Marvelous' Drawers" was also a funny tune.
Overall, this is a solid album all around. And apparently fairly slept-on. Is this essential hip-hop listening? Not necessarily; but longtime fans of hip-hop and it's golden age will find it to be a very worthwhile find. Even if the content is primarily narrow in focus, the masterful skills they brought to hip-hop are undeniable."
Corey S. Adger | 09/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a Classic!!!!!!!!!!!! When it first came out in the late 80's it was only avilable on tape, but now that it was re-issued on cd I pre-ordered it. What more could you ask for Cash on the cuts and Marv on the rhymes. Cash is one of the best Dj's ever to grace the turntables. Ugly people be quite, Times up and The mighty hard rocker showcases Cash $ skillz. I once had a cash$ mixtape back in the day were he and Marv were doing "If you find a ugly women" live at a party here in philly and it was nice to hear it on there offical album."
WELL WORTH THE WAIT
William Barnes | Warner Robins, GA | 05/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is the true essence of HIP-HOP. I have been looking for this CD forever. Now that I have found it, It's on!"