Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
An album that only a devout New York rap-radio fan could enjoy, DJ Clue's The Professional is filled with tracks by chart-topping hip-hop acts who've already been overexposed. It's not even a true DJ album: Clue doesn't mi... more »
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An album that only a devout New York rap-radio fan could enjoy, DJ Clue's The Professional is filled with tracks by chart-topping hip-hop acts who've already been overexposed. It's not even a true DJ album: Clue doesn't mix the songs (which is probably a blessing), and there's a minimum of turntable tricks--just beats, rhymes, and redundancy. Artists like DMX, Big Pun, Noreaga, Nas, and Jay-Z practically have side careers as cameo artists, and while they--along with the rest of the usual suspects--appear here as "featured" guests, fans of their work are better off seeking out albums under their own names. While some tracks are better ("Gangsta Shit") than others ("It's On"), there are simply too many songs that fall into a New York rap aesthetic already taken to the brink of exhaustion. If that's your cup of tea, sip away. Otherwise, reach for something else. --Oliver Wang
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tru-j | Georgetown, Kentucky | 11/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DJ CLUE IS ON FIRE. HE BRINGS TIGHT BEATS FEATURING MOST OF TODAY'S HIP HOP STARS!"
SID | BOSTON | 09/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Long regarded as one of the illest mixtape DJs out there, Clummanti (a.k.a. DJ Clue) has been known for introducing several big-name artists a year or so before their albums debut.His mixtape line This Is It Vols. 1 & 2 has been selling out in mom-and-pop stores all over the nation and around the world.Now the great mixtape DJ has come out with a compilation on a major label. Unlike many DJs who make albums on major labels, The Professional includes all-new cuts rather than a mixture of some new songs with old favorites.With some of the hottest artists in the New York hip-hop scene putting in work for him, Clue has come up with several standouts: DMX's "It's On;" EPMD's "It's My Thang 99" with Redman and Keith Murray; and Cam'Ron, Noreaga, Big Pun and Canibus's "Fantastic 4." There's almost 20 new New York hip-hop cuts on The Professional, so if you can deal with Clue screaming on nearly each of them, you should pick this up."
He needs to learn to use the Turntable
SID | 09/18/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"OK I bought this album because it was suppose to showcase a DJ. Unfortunately we get weak mixing and terrible shoutouts. Dont get me wrong, I felt DMX and everyone else, but a "DJ" needs to mix, scratch, and carry the beats. If you want some real skills displayed on the turntable turn to Qbert, Rob Swift, Eddie Def, or Signify. Bring those discs to the forefront."