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As If We Existed
Solillaquists of Sound
As If We Existed
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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This is the debut and next link in the chain of cerebral hip-hop by the protégés of politically minded rapper Sage Francis. Beat artist DiViNCi plays his MPC with the passion and intensity of a Hendrix or a Townsend, ...  more »


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All Artists: Solillaquists of Sound
Title: As If We Existed
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Anti
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 9/26/2006
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Experimental Rap, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 045778682522, 8714092682526, 871409268252


Album Description
This is the debut and next link in the chain of cerebral hip-hop by the protégés of politically minded rapper Sage Francis. Beat artist DiViNCi plays his MPC with the passion and intensity of a Hendrix or a Townsend, filling the stage with an astonishing sonic landscape. These athletic beats form the perfect setting for MC Swamburger's flow; a tongue-twisting, machine-gunning cadence whose precision is surgical in both rhythm and message. With tough, spiritual tracks that take aim at specific issues like cultural revolution, ethnic alcoholism, and personal wellness,

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CD Reviews

Strong effort indeed
WallyJac | Richmond, VA | 11/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"These guys performed with Sage and Slug last year in NC. As soon as Swamburger hit the stage I lept into the air. I had randomly picked up his Roots of Kin album out of a used bin the previous year and had been wondering for a while who the hell this unknown, dope, artist was. I recognized his voice emmediately. I don't listen to this album in the same frame of mind that I do when I want to hear Sage, but it's great in its own right/write. His wife does a lot of the vocals and was a wonderful woman when I talked to her after the show. I was glad to see they had a major release because they seem to not only be good artists, but genuine human beings. Pick up this album and be pleased!"
One of the most important new albums out there
brewhaha | OlyWA | 01/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With everything from ill rhymes to poetic female vocals, sweet hip hop and techno beats to symphonic rapture, this album blurs a lot of lines, and is challenging, interesting, beautiful, and important music. I could see ani difranco fans, Blue Scholars fans, and techno fans digging this disc. The range is incredible for being one album, and i think it breaks trail in some interesting new territory for hip hop music. As a lover of vinyl, i also value quality album art, and this disc has one of my favorite covers, period - which helps remind the listener that music truly is art."
Pure energy on stage
Hot Hands O'Malley | With Carmen Sandiego | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this cd is a culmination of many other, non-label released cd's best songs. They are all without a doubt, amazing. Alexzandrah, Swamburger, Tanya and DiVinci all come through, as expected with fire-tounged rhymes, futuristic beats, and truly unique content that not only enriches the listener, but enlightens them as well. One song actualy analyzes the relationship between alex and swam in great detail at a fast pace (they're a couple) over top the concept of how personal choices can define or do not define who we are as humans. The range of lyrics is truly depth-defying (new word). The production of DiVinci is complimented well by the deep, layered, ever-changing rythms of on the MPC (he actually plays the MPC, like a keyboard for the beats). But enough of how good this album is. SEE THIS GROUP LIVE! nothing can touch their live shows. period. I've seen the roots, i've seen tribe, i've seen percee p, pharaohe monch, etc. etc. etc. but NOTHING compares to the level of energy, conviction, and true honesty of their live shows. It is something that must be seen to believe. DiVinci alone is worth the price of admission. Please, please, please, if you hear they're coming to your town, GO! i can not stress this enough to you. This group will have you awe-struck. I've seen them 4 times live and each time, i hug each and every one of them after their sets. (they mingle with the crowd after each show) its truly something any hip-hop head needs to see because live hip hop is DYING my friends. it is on its way out, and they're one of the few hopes we have. I hope this has been helpful. please, buy this cd, see them live, and visit the website to buy the un-labeled cd's. they all have solo cd's and they're all amazing. peace."