Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
DJs like Krush don't make it easy for MCs to keep rap music primarily a tapestry for vocalists, as it's often perceived. DJ Krush doesn't write lyrics, he doesn't rap, he doesn't even understand English. But this renowned ... more »
DJs like Krush don't make it easy for MCs to keep rap music primarily a tapestry for vocalists, as it's often perceived. DJ Krush doesn't write lyrics, he doesn't rap, he doesn't even understand English. But this renowned Japanese turntable maestro creates richly detailed and expansive tracks that, vocal or not, ooze hip-hop. Perhaps to gel with American notions of what constitutes hip-hop, Meiso, his third album, features guest appearances by well-known rappers like C.L. Smooth, Guru, and the Roots on four of the album's fourteen, otherwise instrumental cuts. Though the MCs perform admirably and provide welcome human contact, the raps seem mostly like an afterthought, even a hindrance to the music's ebb and flow. There's never any doubt the star of Meiso is Krush, who imbues his electronic collages with mystical soul. --Roni Sarig
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M. Hoff | Minneapolis Minnesota | 12/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dont listen to part of the review 2 slots down...
Dj shadow while a great producer doesnt even come close to the pure genious that is Krush.
While many try everything possible to make their music unique, Dj krush makes it all too easy, Meiso is a trip-hop/hip-hop masterpiece.
If you want to own the 10 most essential albums in this style this is one of the 10 to get, Meiso is riddled by beautifull urban vibes. Similar to some music that comes from the oldschool NYC hiphop scene or some of the more headwise London scene.
Make no mistake this album has DJ Krush written on every song, yet the mood is very familiar to everyone who has listened to real hiphop.
Always innovating, yet never making his older albums obsolete, Dj Krush is truly a master..."
Krush has the beats.
secretsamurai | Brisbane, Qld Australia | 07/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album overflows with rich down-tempo beats that take hip-hop in a new direction. It is a deft album - similar (though inferior) to the structural form of Dj Shadow, who also guests here in the massive Duality. It may not be approachable by non-hip-hop-heads, but to those who have a taste for the dope beats, this is unmissable."
The atomic bomb
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is truly a great hip-hop album. Krush throws down a style that is undeniably his. The beats ooze rawness. The guest rappers give the album a good deal of variety. However, the best song on the album is "Duality," his collaboration with DJ Shadow."