Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
My Field Trip to Planet 9
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Justin Warfield is the son of an African-American father and a Jewish-American mother in L.A., and he tries to combine progressive hip-hop with Beatlesque bohemia on his debut album. The crude boast that he's "a beatnik ma... more »
Justin Warfield is the son of an African-American father and a Jewish-American mother in L.A., and he tries to combine progressive hip-hop with Beatlesque bohemia on his debut album. The crude boast that he's "a beatnik mack ready to attack" illustrates how little he understands bohemia, and the boring, static beats underneath exposes how little he understands rhythm. Warfield's fiasco is the clearest example possible that there's a lot more to integrating disparate musical elements than simply throwing them together. --Geoffrey Himes
Warfield Well Worth It
lukem210 | Dublin, Ireland | 11/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Whhhaaaatttt? Your Amazon reviewer is out to lunch on this classic album. Sure, the state of the art might have passed Justin Warfield by (this is an old record after all, and hiphop normally has a similar shelf like to milk).But having been blown away by release from Common, The Roots and Outkast this year, I can definitely link these superb records back to Warfield's pioneering rock-rap crossover, which was best expressed on "Field Trip"It might not be the greatest album ever, but its got its fair share of quality tracks, inventive lyrics, a nice psychedelic concept and some smart production from Prince Paul and QDIII.It doesn't feature Sean Paul. And it doesn't have a moronic voice ranting about earning money, pimping women and buying flash cars/diamonds etc. Surely that is in its favour.PS Warfield also popped up on Bomb The Bass's excellent Bug Powder Dust single, which then got an exemplary remix on Kruder and Dorfmeister's K&D Sessions."
Don't listen to editorials by Luddites!
MuzikJunky | NYC | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best underground hip-hop records you'll ever hear. Beats by Prince Paul and QDIII only add to this incredible collection. A true microphone intellectual--something that's becoming more of a rarity in today's hip-hop. Leave that mainstream stuff you hear on the radio, and prepare for a real journey."
A Field Trip With Obscurity
Jeffrey Gruszka | Chicago, IL United States | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alright, this is a relatively old disc but it stands the test of time like De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest etc.....I'm not sure where this guy came from, or what has happened to him, but this album is one of the best that I own...and I own a lot. I've listened to it a plenty and hear new hooks and rhymes everytime. Groovy and chill, it brings rap and trip hop together better than anything else I've heard. Justin, if you read this, please return."