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Breaking Atoms
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Breaking Atoms
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
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2008 reissue of the debut album from Main Source. It is widely thought of as a very influential album and it is notable for the debut of Hip Hop superstar Nas. It is also highly regarded thanks to the virtuoso production ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Main Source
Title: Breaking Atoms
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wild Pitch Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 4/22/2008
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Experimental Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 898842000513

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2008 reissue of the debut album from Main Source. It is widely thought of as a very influential album and it is notable for the debut of Hip Hop superstar Nas. It is also highly regarded thanks to the virtuoso production of frontman Large Professor, whose heavy, and original, use of sampling influenced Hip Hop producers for a good portion of the '90s. Nas makes his debut appearance on "Live at the Barbeque", which is also played in the background of "Genesis", the intro to his critically acclaimed album, Illmatic. Breaking Atoms is one of the most important records in the History of Hip Hop and also hard-to-find; it has been out of print in the United States since the demise of Wild Pitch Records in 1997.

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Beware, bad reissue!
Mahmoud Mark Moussa | 03/05/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"First this aint a review of one of the best produced albums ever in hip hop, but on this lousy realese only.
If you perhaps have lost your old "Breaking Atoms" on VINYL or CD, or you might sold the copy as i did in the old days (Stupid me), then dont buy this lousy japanese reissue. They have removed some bits before and between the tracks. For examble is the piano solo in the snake eyes intro cut off, CUF OFF why would someone do that? That intro IS Snake Eyes!! So i see no reason to own this copy, so dont rip yourself off."