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All Artists: Xclan
Title: X-Odus
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 5/19/1992
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 031451322519, 031451322540, 731451322525, 731451322549, 031451322526

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BthaSmoov1 | ATL,USA | 01/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"YO never mind that other guy reviewing this and TO THE EAST BLACKWARDS on the same day as me, but this is a must have in the X-CLAN collection. DO NOT SLEEP on the solo releases, boy I'm telling you, if you are or were true to political hip-hop, don't SLEEP!"
A personal favorite of mine
T. Snyder | AZ | 01/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was X-Clan's second, and last, release before disbanding.

X-Clan was a great group for the pro-black, pro-African movement of the early 90's. I don't think this album was popular at all. That movement was on its way out when this was released.

Nonetheless, this is a solid album. It's got great beats. Brother J has always been a great rapper with great delivery and a conscious message. Professor X is not as annoying as in the previous album.

Xodus is quite good despite being quite obscure. Plus it's an odd piece of hip hop history from a past movement.

I would recommend X-Clan's previous To the East, Blackwards first though."
Ooh Baby, vainglorious way....YOU SISSYYYYYY!!!
SmokaJ | TORONTO | 07/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some people man...just don't understand, you either get X-Clan or you don't.

Those that do will forever rock their praises for being among the best pro-black/afro centric/political/socially conscious groups ever (up there with Public Enemy and Poor Righteous Teachers). Those that don't, seem to feel that their music lacks tight lyrics and that Professor X is be it, X-Clan didn't make music for you sissies.

The X-Clan's main members are the infamous "Grand Verbalizer Funkin'-Lesson Brother J" (lead vocals and production), "Baba - Professor X The Overseer" (vocals and production) and "The Architect Traxtitioner Paradise" (production). This trio made being pro-black funky, and "Xodus" their follow-up to the incredible "To the East Blackwards," picked up right where the 1st album ended. "Xodus" radiates the same messages found in the first album, but X-Clan seem more confident in this album. The beats are still super-funky (lots of P-Funk), but more smoothed out and less hard-hitting - don't get me wrong, I think it sounds better and as a result this album BUMPS smooth, funnky beats while Brother J tears the mic with more passion than ever. In fact, one of the best aspects concerning the X-Clan is that the two MC's Brother J and Professor X are very different and unique - I hate it when every member of a group sounds the same. Brother J has an incredibly unique deep-bass voice and despite the fact that his lyrics won't make you lick-a-shot in the air, his flow is top-notch. I know alot of people who hate on Professor X because "he doesn't rhyme," and/or "he just talks," etc. Sissies. Professor X is the X-factor that makes the X-Clan who they are. His smooth vocals add flavor and I find his unique presence fitting to the tracks. No other group has successfully produced a non-rhyming, Overseer who went on to release 2 (yes, two) solo albums.

So either you love it or hate it, personally I funkin' love this album. If you haven't heard "Xodus" (or the X-Clan) before and are a dedicated fan of old-school Hip-Hop, I strongly suggest you find a way to get your hands on this (and their first) album. If you listen with an open, prejudice free ear - I bet you'll be calling people sissyyyyyyy in no time.

Bottom Line: It's truly not for everyone, but I back the X-Clan and especially "Xodus" 100%. This album is a classic, 5 Stars, Peace."