Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock
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Creepy as hell; and equally dope!
Pablo | 10/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mood, who maybe most recognized for launching DJ Hi-Tek's career, at least outside of their core fanbase, are a group of cats from Cincinatti who are truly as ill as it gets. Their style is menacing, but not to the hardcore effect; they're not the Gravediggaz or Three 6 Mafia, but they manage to intimidate challengers with dope flows, tight lyrics, and top-notch production.
In ways, while not stylistically, they could be compared to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's early material. They have a laid back, and confident approach to some rather malevolent subjects, and they're obsessed with the impending apocalypse. At the same time, don't get that sly comparison twisted; that's merely in their approach to lyrics, and slightly to delivery. Their flows themselves are average cadence, with a relaxed, and clearly comprehendible flow.
The production is some of the finest I've heard on a hip-hop release, handled exclusively by Hi-Tek and Jahson. As the title of the album suggests, there is a lingering sense of doom, and danger throughout the album, and the two talented producers provide a musical loundscape which is similar to a horror movie score. The emcees themselves compliment these dope beats by dropping knowledge, and lyrical gems all throughout. Among their apocalyptic views, they clearly show a conscious side of them, longing for a better world before the one we're currently living in is extinct.
There is no sense in singling out tracks, as each song is as dope as the next. This maybe their only release, but it serves as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of the late nineties; and a sadly very obscure one. People may not fully appreciate this album for its brilliance, but if you're a true hip-hop, and don't own this classic, reward yourself with some of the dopest music to come from the genre, found in Mood's Doom."
Illest CD of all time
Pablo | 07/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DOOM is by far the best bucks I have ever laid down for a CD inmy life. It has the most intelligent, clever lyrics unlike the"hustlin' pimp cheese drop-it-like-its-hot whoa murda murda ugghhhhhhh" garbage you hear on the radio every day. DOOM is chock full of hypnotic East-inspired beats mixed with seance-like chants and the tightest lyrics you have EVER heard in your life. MOOD will make ALL you commercial so-called "hiphop heads" think twice before you ever turn on BET again. What's even more terrific is how Mood maintains a positive vibe throughout the whole LP. It sounds great in your ride too. I can guarantee two things: , You will love this album, and , Everyone will want to dub it from you. BUY THIS ALBUM!"
Eerie basslines, apocalyptic wordplay
Pablo | 09/02/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mood's debut offering is a crafted mixture of deeply melodic beats with conscious uplifting rhymes which complement each other. Issues range from the new world order ("peddlers of doom") to their hometown ("Cincinatti") to their stagnant views on hiphop ("industry lies") to various definitions of God ("peace infinity", "millenium"). DJ Hi-Tek does an excellent job on this album, and deserves recognition among hiphop heads, as a member of the ever decreasing group of dj's that offer pure unadulated beats virtually free of samples. My choice cuts on the album are "millenium", "karma", "info for the streets", "the vision", "secrets of the sands" and "illuminated sunlight" with sunz of man. Overall, this album is designed for heads who can appreciate well thought out philosophical rhymes with engaging consistent beats."