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Masters of Ceremony
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Traffic Entertainment Group in partnership with Strong City Records is proud to present the re-release of the Masters of Ceremony?s critically acclaimed debut album ?Dynamite?. Masters of Ceremony, who?s members included G...  more »


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All Artists: Masters of Ceremony
Title: Dynamite
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Traffic Entertainment/Strong City
Original Release Date: 10/11/2005
Release Date: 10/11/2005
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: East Coast, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 829357650726


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Traffic Entertainment Group in partnership with Strong City Records is proud to present the re-release of the Masters of Ceremony?s critically acclaimed debut album ?Dynamite?. Masters of Ceremony, who?s members included Grand Puba Maxwell (who later moved on to form Brand Nubian), Dr. Who & D.J. Shabazz, had a sound that caught the ear of Jazzy Jay, Hip Hop pioneer and owner of Strong City Records. Recorded in the Bronx by Jazzy Jay himself, this album was heavily influenced by the break beat culture of the late 70s. With its dense production value and rapid fire vocal delivery, ?Dynamite? is a perfect example of ?golden era? Hip Hop. To guarantee optimal sound quality, all tracks have been transferred and re-mastered by Jazzy Jay using the original studio master tapes.

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capaBILLity | Somewhere Out There, NJ USA | 11/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the late 80's (if anyone still listens to that music) a young man,his cousin,a DJ and an occasional dancehall/reggaeman came to form MASTERS OF CEREMONY. 'So what!' You say? Well,excuse me then. Did you know that M.O.C. beholds the debut mc-ing of a one GRAND PUBA MAXWELL?

Yes before the Grand One hooked up with New Rochelle,NY mc's BRAND NUBIAN,he did an album with DR. WHO,LORD SHABAZZ and DON BARON called "DYNAMITE".It was hot. Like the 80's,it was bouncing beats and slick dope rhymes (like real rap used to be like). Bangin',do you remember "Sexy" or "The Master Move" or "Redder Posse","Cracked Out" and the title track "Dynamite"?

These joints are GRAND PUBA gems. If he ever releases a greatest hits solo album and "Sexy" and "Dynamite" aren't on it,then I guess GRAND PUBA wants to forget the 80's too,hummm?"
DY-NO-MITE! | Passaic/Newark NJ | 10/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remeber this album, from 1987. I was hugh fan of "Cracked Out", "Sexy" and "Master Move." The video for "Sexy" is classic. This a great representative of "Golden Era" Hip-Hop Music. For those that don't know, Grand Puba Maxwell, went on to join "Brand Nubian"...Peace to the Gods. This is an LP, that I was longing to have on CD. I still have the original casette. But, I can't bump it in my whip. Now, I'm good though. Proper Education Always Causes Elevation. Rashad Allah,"
Rock Steady 80's Hip Hop {4.5 Stars}
Norfeest | Washington DC USA | 08/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know what took Jazzy Jay so long to re-release this, but I thank him for putting this back out. I had this on tape, but my tape got chewed up. I have it on wax, but it's so hard to find that I don't use it so that I won't burn it out. Thank goodness for the CD re-release though. The production is pretty tight considering the time period it came out of. Tracks like "Redder Posse", "Sexy", "Master Move", and "Cracked Out" are all classics and make the album worth owning on their own. Another plus is the fact that Jazzy Jay threw in "Hard Core" which I don't have on my vinyl copy (though I'm not sure why -- it's pretty good). The whole album is a pretty quick listen though (only 10 tracks clockin' in at 48 minutes).

There aren't any wack joints on this album. Personally, I didn't feel "Keep On Moving" when this first came out, but that's just my opinion. Others will probably love it (it definitely sounds better than anything on the radio right now though).

Dynamite is a long lost and forgotten banger from '88. Of course, the beats sound a little dated, but to me that's a good thing. If you recognize one of the voices on this album it's because Grand Puba (known on this album as Grand Puba Maxwell) was part of this group before he joined Brand Nubian. I don't know of any other Master Of Ceremony albums, so I'd recommend grabbing this up while you can. It's a great piece of 80's hip hop that somehow managed to fall between the cracks and has since been all but forgotten. I highly recommend making this joint a collection piece.

Standout Tracks: Hard Core, One To The Knot, Cracked Out, Dynamite, Rock With The Master, Rock Steady (My Favorite), Master Move, and Redder Posse"