Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|My Vinyl Weighs a Ton|
Genre: Rap & Hip-Hop
Bringing together the many artists Peanut Butter Wolf has worked with over the years, My Vinyl Weighs a Ton is a veritable who's who of Left Coast talent. Integrating pyrotechnic lyricism from Cali MCs like Rasco, Planet A... more »
Bringing together the many artists Peanut Butter Wolf has worked with over the years, My Vinyl Weighs a Ton is a veritable who's who of Left Coast talent. Integrating pyrotechnic lyricism from Cali MCs like Rasco, Planet Asia, and the Lootpack with the finest in turntablism skills around the world, the disc challenges both the hegemony of East Coast hip-hop and elevates scratch DJing to its rightful place at the center of rap music's revival. Underneath it all are Wolf's infectious grooves and vibrant soundscapes, which manage to be at once diverse and consistent. Here's one big bad wolf you don't need to be scared of. --Oliver Wang
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Geez, this is tough.
Dsc | New York City | 12/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard to describe exactly how good this CD is or exactly WHY you have to get it. Simply put, with all the hip hoppers out there talking about Gucci this and Lexus that, PB Wolf and the underground guests on this album know what it is in life that really matters: Beats and skills. This album has quite possibly the tightest production values I've heard in a while, without sounding too polished like Nas or something from the Trackmasters. This album is just too good to describe. Just go buy it and listen for yerself."
Worth the money
elbado | 505 | 02/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Peanut Butter Wolf's compilation is refreshing for two reasons. First, with Rawkus artists claiming to represent 'underground' hip-hop yet lining up to sell out, it's nice to hear a west coast DJ bring it for real with a comp that is increasingly catchy and innovative. Second, Wolf is adept at creating music that makes otherwise lyrically challenged artists come off as straight dope. Planet Asia, "rocking baggy like a skata," particularly benefits from Wolf's beats, but others, including Quasimoto, are provided with a formidable musical forum from which to display their skill. This CD is a classic hip hop success in the sense that you have to hear it a few times to feel it. Once you understand where everybody's coming from, you'll dig it. "Rock unorthodox" is a strong track, but each of these cuts is impressive and fun and, thus, true to the artform. Until April 11, when Del's "Both Sides of the Brain" is rumored to drop, PB Wolf is a worthwhile apetizer. This CD can't be rated a five star, though, because the lyrics simply aren't going to make you bust out laughing, make you think, or challenge you to figure them out. That's NOT to say the mcing is weak, it's just to say it's not extraordinary. Again, PB Wolf's beats make these artists come alive. Piece n Chicken."
The best of the 'turntablist' albums....
J. Michael Showalter | Nashville, TN United States | 09/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the tightest albums that I've ever heard. If you've never heard of Peanut Butter Wolf (which essentially means that you're from the East Coast), go and find an MP3 or something.... because he's probably as good as it gets for people who produce what could be called hip-hop.....The title of this album is a shout to Public Enemy and a reference to the great phallic object of DJs, his record collection. This is a smart record with great rappers: when he's producing, he lets them rap and only does a lot on the tracks that are instrumental, which, of course, are amazing....This is a rabidly funny album and a must for people who listen to stuff like Handsome Boy Modelling School (or anything with Prince Paul or Automator) or of good West Coast rappers (Quasimoto and Rasco are on this) or hip-hop in general, get this.It's real good stuff."