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Music for the Mature B-Boy
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Music for the Mature B-Boy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
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Japanese version featuring a bonus track

      
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All Artists: DJ Format
Title: Music for the Mature B-Boy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 7/1/2003
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Dance Pop, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Japanese version featuring a bonus track

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Adam Pasztory | San Francisco, CA United States | 09/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Check out the 3 videos available here:
http://www.ruben.fm/videos.html

They're all excellent!

Not sure why they're asking so much for the CD. You can get the album for 10$ on iTunes."
DJ Format - Music for the Mature B-Boy
nicknamethathasntbeenused | This could be anywhere. | 07/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Coming in at a slender, listenable 45 minutes, Music for the Mature B-Boy is an amazing collection of old school funky hip hop songs.
The MC who gets the most of a work out is an MC called Abdominal, who guests on three out of the ten songs - ten not including the obligatory hip hop intro.
Abdominal (who I'd never heard of) is an amazing MC who reminds me of the Day-Glo MCs of the late 80's and early 90's, dropping light-hearted, lucid rhymes.
Akil and Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 also get a workout on the album's single We Know Something You Don't Know; another excellent little song, but that's hardly surprising given the guest vocalists.
Fatski guests on the song B-Boy Code Part. 2 a song that starts with his vocals and some scratched beats before kicking into a gem of a bassline. I'd never heard of Fatski before; he's a great MC but not as charismatic as Abdominal or the Jurassic 5 cats.
The other guest on the album is Aspects, another guy that I'd never heard of (I think I'm losing my touch because this whole CD came out of left field), but one that I'm going to keep an eye out for.
The rest of the songs are instrumentals, four in total; these are all amazing. Two of the instrumentals are up-tempo little numbers, and the other two are down-tempo.
Going with the main feel of the album, the instrumental tracks are situated comfortably in the realm of funk. Of the four songs the slower ones are the best, relying not only on energy to get by, but rather on amazingly crafted break beats and cool basslines.
In between the some of the songs there is often a little interlude. Some include some guy talking about the music industry and stuff - I'm not sure from where it would be sampled, it sounds like it's from a movie or something.
Anyhow, this voice sounds kind of paranoid and almost spooky which adds a nice counterpoint to the lightweight, party feel of the rest of the album.
This is also true for another interlude which includes a sample of an old English pop song.
The only negative thing about this album is that the interlude, featuring a quick little beat and an organ, that occurs directly after the Fatski song should really have been stretched out a few minutes and made into a complete song.I hope that what I have written will be of some assistance."
Classic Hip-Hop Album!
S. Green | England | 09/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard of DJ Format after seeing the video for 'The Hit Song' on some music channel. Instantly I was lovin the funky old-skool beats and decided to buy the album. The first thing I wasn't expecting was that the awesome lyricist Abdominal (Who I've never heard of before) was featuring in more than just 'The Hit Song', but in all my favorite tracks on the album! 'Ill Culinary Behaviour' uses loads of British 'Tea & Scones' stereotypes (Which should offend a Brit like me) making a humourous and extremely cool song that is instantly likeable. 'The Hit Song' is another catchy track that describes how DJ Format and Abdominal make a hit record (Admittedly, he hasn't had such a huge impact on the industry yet). After having this album for a while, the 3rd Abdominal song 'Vicious Battle Raps' has grown on me and is now my favorite track. With no chorus, a simple drum beat and an excellent bassline, Abdominal uses ALL his lyrical skills and humour to put many successful rappers to shame.However, this album isn't just Abdominal (can it be?!). Akil and Chali 2na from J5, my favorite hip-hop group, also feature in another classic track 'We know something...' Some other guy who I've never heard of, Fatski, also features. To be honest, I don't like the song he's in, 'B-Boy Code pt.II', but the interlude featuring a furious organ instrumental is well worth listening to the song before!Finally the album has some instrumentals, kinda like the ones J5 has on the end of their albums. I'm not into that sort of stuff, and I think that 'Here Comes the Fuzz' is the worst track on the album, but the song with bongo drums in (can't remember the name) is very good.So to end this review I will point out the bad bits! Like another reviewer has said, the Organ interlude at the end of 'B-Boy Code' should be extended into a full track. As said before, I think 'Here comes the Fuzz' is a weak addition to this otherwise classic albumBuy it now!"