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Between a Rock & A Hard Place
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Few pieces of work have had an affect on me such as this. the mere aspect of their raw down-to-earth lyrics and beats that would take you to euphoria.
This album is worth any price that Amazon choses to sell it for. (of course it shouldn't be rediculous)
After the short instrumental intro, the album begins with "C'Mon Wit da Git Down," which might be my favorite song on the album. The loopy bassline and scattered horn blasts create a funky and laidback vibe, I love the hook and the lyrics are clever. The similarly great "Wrong Side of da Tracks" is probably their best known song. Over catchy sax-heavy production, El and Tame One rap about their lives as graffiti artists. "Heavy Ammunition" is appealing boom bap, with more horns and a well-sampled hook. "Attack of New Jeruzalem" is an NJ anthem, upbeat and funky with heavy horn instrumentation, the rhymes are dope and it's a nice track. "Notty Headed N.Read more ›
Starting off the album is the short intro "Drama (Mortal Kombat Fatality)", which leads into the song "C'Mon Wit Da Git Down". On the album's first single "Wrong Side Of Da Tracks", they go in detail about their past experiences as graffiti artists. They pay tribute to hip hop's early days on "Wayback" collaborate with newcomer Jay Burns Jaya on "Attack Of New Jeruzalum". Redman guests on the hook of "Cummin' Thru Ya F**in' Block", while they indulge in their love of weed on "Lower Da Boom". However, the album's best song is the most left of center: "What Goes On", in where they challenge women on the double standard and hypocrisy in reference to the B-word.Read more ›
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Where do I begin,other than saying if you don't have this album in your collection,you are sleeping on a True classic, in every sense of the word(along with "Nas:Illmatic,"Mobb... Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by M. Brown
look here, i dig this joint because it is good raw hip hop. however, the beats could have been fatter. if the beats were on that YO! Read morePublished on March 3, 2007 by Martin L. King
These guys MC El & Tame One from New Jersey were known as The Artifacts back in '94. Now I never heard of these guy up until about 2 months ago, so that means I still have more... Read morePublished on October 30, 2006 by Chandler
East Coast Does it again!!! This is a underground Classic Pure Great Lyrics over a lot of Nitetime Beats Pure sound, you have to get this if you love underground!!!!Published on November 27, 2005 by JiggaJ1979
Hip hops finest..... EL & Tame showcase their originality, skillz, and bring lots of ill beats on this one. One of the best LP's of the genre. Read morePublished on August 2, 2005 by Jimmy Garcia
This album is amazing. Straight from NJ come the rapping, graf-artists El Da Sensei & Tame One (Redman's cousin) - bringin' funky, fun & bangin' Hip-Hop to the table. Read morePublished on July 17, 2005 by SmokaJ
Artifacts 94 debut is a well complete album. Produced in part by redman and DITC, it offers pretty tight beats along side raw lyrics that make you go DAMN! this stuff is hot! Read morePublished on May 9, 2005 by BeatJunkiE..!