Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
How Much Can You Take
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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Best of the best in breaks/bass music
Anthony Paparella | Orlando, Fl United States | 03/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This unbelivable album was way ahead of its time. I am a local D.J. from Orlando Florida and we are real big on a style of music known as electro breaks. These guys are the pioneers of this genre of music. They combine heavy bass infused breakbeats with hip hop. They are one of the first to use the vocoder rap. This unique method is when the lyrisist spits through a synthesizer. It kind of makes the emcee sound like a robot. These cats released this album in 1989 but for the creative chemistry it persued, and being so ahead of its time it did noy garner massive critical acclaim nationwide. The conceptual classic lp fell on def ears, but some ten years later when the bassy Florida electro breaks movement began to get popular "How Much Can You Take" had been apraised by local djs. The title track "How Much Can You Take" has one of the most strenuos wind-shield shattering basslines you have ever listened to. This cut also uses an eerie sample of the track from the horror movie Halloween. You know that weird...playing in the backround every tim Michael Myers makes a kill. My favorite cut on the album is "Control" with its heavy electro bass infected break...Janet Jackson sample. This is old school breaks at its finest before it was appreciated..."
The best and original bassin', scratchin' and rhymin' album!
S. Howe | 03/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A.D.E. :: Adrian Does Everything. Adrian Hines is the man behind this masterpiece of bass, rhymes, and scratchin, and his genius shows on every track. Back in the early 90s this album was the best bass album on the planet, and because it is so well done with a timeless style of both beats and rhyming, it remains so to this day. Bass albums then and now can't hold a candle to this beast...this is the bass equivalent of Wutang's "Enter the Wutang 36 Chambers" - rugged and forever unable to be duplicated.
It's hard to single out just a few songs from this album for review because they all kick, but here's a try: The highlights on this album include the title track "How Much Can You Take", featuring a super-heavy bassline, a catchy hi-hat that will make your tweeters scream, the creepy Halloween piano melody and of course ADE's signature robot voice asking you, "How much can you take?" while the bass pounds you in the kidneys. "Sex, Crime, Drugs" and "It's Crazy" are two songs that exhibit ADE's rhyming skills and portray a positive message...instead of glorifying killing and drugs, he rhymes about how it really is. The beats and the bass are among the best and funkiest bass EVER, and will really put your subs to the test. The best example of ADE's lyrical prowess is the aptly named "Physician" where he precisely slices through the beat with a combo of scratching and superfast rhymes that will leave your head spinning!
You should buy this album if you want the very best of early 90s rhymes, scratches, and earthshaking bass that will show you how far your subs can throw...and especially if you are tired of the overproduced electronic style bass albums that are out nowadays. You won't be dissappointed!"
My FAVORITE song of all Hip-Hop!!!
Matthew Crossley | Merritt Island, Fl. | 11/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This whole album blows out your speakers. The song "How Much Can You Take" is the best bass song I have ever heard with "Da Train" at a close second. An album you can never retire!!!"