Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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Trying to Please everyone Leaves it Feeling Hollow
Enrique Lopez | SATX | 06/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The fact that a crew of REAL DJs actually has a major label deal in 2004 (four years after the peak of turntablism) deserves an automatic three stars. But this album is really aimed at the non-DJ heads (even more so than 'Built from Scratch'). Its best to evaluate it in its sections.The tracks produced by Roc Raida are the most grounded in traditional NYC Hip Hop (Back to Back, Regulators, Live from...). All three tracks feature MCs, and they make or break each track. The best is 'Back to Back' where the MCs really kill it and incorporate the DJs. The disappointment is 'Live..' where the MCs seem uninspired and the 'Daisy Lady' sample is just too familiar.The tracks produced by Total Eclipse and produciton partner Matt Stein are probably the weakest. C'mon and Ill Bill are just average (disappointing, since Ill Bill starts with a good foundation, but just doesn't go anywhere). And the remake of Rob Zombie's 'More human than human' just doesn't grab me. That may be becuase I'm not a Zombie fan, and I find Slug (who I think is probably the dopest in the independant scene right now) giving his most mediocre performance I know of.The tracks produced by Rob Swift and Anthony Saffery (The Professionals) are what really tell the story of this album. After getting some airplay with their Linkin Park colabo ('Its Going Down'), Rob Swift must have thought it was only right to go full on rock/scratch/hiphop. When it works, you can only think he's a genius. 'Countdown pt. 2' and 'Space Invader' are incredible tracks for both headbangers and head nodders. 'Like This' is the crown jewel, with its scratchy funk guitar licks and distorted vocals. Where they slip up is on the B Real assisted 'Get With it' (which is even worse than Cypress' recent rock/rap albums) and on 'Let me Rock' which sounds like a song off of H.O.T.'s first album (if you know anything about Korean pop, you know this is not a good thing).The remaining three tracks are good (Old School Throwdown,) average ('Truth', where Fat Joe says Big Pun was as good as Big and Pac? rapper please), and just plain god awful ('Sucker..' which uses the same bassline as Masta Ace's 'Born to Roll' and shows how wack dead prez are when they aren't talking politics).Ultimately, you should pick this up because real Hip Hop DJs deserve to be supported. But, if you know about the skills of the legendary 'X-Men', this album will just make you put on "X-Pressions.""
The X-Ecutioners - Revolutions
Wu-Tang_Assassin | California | 01/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is bangin. But could have been WAY better. Its not close to being as good as Built From Scratch. It seems like it has more rapping and less scratching on the tables. I think its worth the purchase from the X fans. There some good hiphop type tracks, like the one with Ghostface is awesome, good scratches on some, not that much though, just a rap album pretty much. Still good, check it out!
My Top 5 Songs
1.Live From The PJs
2.Back To Back
4.Old School Throwdown
5.Sucka Thank He Cud Wup Me"