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Lyricist Lounge Vol. 1

Lyricist Lounge Vol. 1

June 4, 2002

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 4, 2002
  • Release Date: June 4, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Rawkus Entertainment
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Rawkus Entertainment LLC
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  • Total Length: 2:13:36
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  • ASIN: B001RGCASQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,978 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Anna L. Resendiz
Like lavaar once said on reading rainbow, "If you liked soundbombing, you'll LOVE the lounge!" Just look at whose on it.
"ftrezz"
It has some hot freestyles and some amazing hip hop artist calaborations.
Michael R. Sparkman

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ben Sommers on March 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I wasn't sure if I wanted to give this CD 5 or 4 stars. But then I remembered. I remembered the incredible and intensely clever wordplay I heard on A.L.'s song 'Lyrics'. I remembered the support that Lyricist Lounge showed hip-hop when everyone thought hip-hop was rap and rap was gangsta. I remembered being blown away by the all-white rap act Cipher Complete on 'Bring Hip-Hop Back' the first time I dropped the needle on this piece of wax. There's just too many memories at Lyricist Lounge and too many dope tracks on this 2-CD set to let it pass you by. If you consider yourself a hip-hop purist, if you freestyle on the corner, if you like dope rhymes that make you think, then this album is a must. And if that's not enough, along with all the dope songs and freestyles, there is one track on this album that you MUST listen to, if it's the last thing you hear: A ten-minute freestyle with Common, Black Thought (from The Roots), A.L. (Whose performance on 'Lyrics' is one of the illest flows ever), and Pharaohe Monch.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "mos_magnificent" on May 19, 2000
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For all you who have never heard of Lyricist Lounge before, pick up this CD NOW! This is one of the best underground CD's that one will find to date (Lyricist Lounge Vol. 2 is expected to be dropped this year). This CD contains tracks be some of the most conscious MCs around like Blackstar ( Mos Def and Talib Kweli), Common, Bahamadia, and Black Thought. There are tight freestyles, and songs by many of the best underground MCs you might haver never heard of such as Punchline and Wordsworth. and to top it off, each CD is hosted by well known artist in the hip hop industry, De La Soul, And Kool Keith and Sir Menelik. This Cd is already a classic in the underground hip hop community, and sure to be a classic in the hip hop community in a short time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2000
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Puff-Daddy couldn't show his face in this crowd! This disk shows off the true artistry of hiphop music. I've been listening for three days straight and still can't get enough. The "CIA" track with KRS and "Big Zack" is the best, these brothers are SMOOTH!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 1999
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Lyricist Lounge manages to provide many emcees with serious prowess, although some of the others are a little weak.Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Q-Tip,Ras Kass,Rah Digga, and Shabaam Sahdeeq all give stand out performances.Black Thought, Common, Pharoahe Monch, and Absolute give a hot freestyling session that is a treat for any of their fans.The best track on the album is "C.I.A." featuring KRS-One, Zack De La Rocha from Rage Against the Machine, ang The Last Emperor.De la Rocha proves he can flow over the hard rap track, Krs blesses the mike as usual, but the standout performance comes from The Last Emperor, whose lyrics and flow were HOT! "...I demand the government provide answers/cuz lady liberty has got me Bewitched like Samantha/poverty is the most malignant form of cancer/me and my crew develop close ties like jerry Seinfeld ang George Costanza..."I havent heard of Last Emperor other than this song. If anybody else has, get at me! This album is tight for anybody who likes real lyrics over some of the mainstream garbage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1999
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In a perfect world, this would by your average hip hop release. However, since reality is far from perfect (especially in the field of hip hop), a compilation like this stands head and shoulders above all the competition. Long live the lounge!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 2003
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When i first listened to this cd i was blown away it has great beats and the lyrics are off the hook! Rawkus did a great job making this cd they bring in a mix of underground and mainstream musicians. With the classic Rawkus crew Mos Def and Talib Kweli and DJ Hi Tek as Reflection Eternal, Skillz and Pharoahe Monch. They also throw in a of the hook freestyle. But by far the song that i enjoyed the most was A.L. Lyrics on the second disc, i have never heard of him before and he just came out with some of the best lyrics i have ever heard he flows to the beat and he makes great ryhmes that blew me away i have been tryin yo find more from him but i cant find a thing he has to come up with something else. Overall i highly recommend this album, its another hit from Rawkus the number one record lable in my mind
TALIB KWELI & DJ HI TEK (REFLECTION ETERNAL)
MOS DEF
PHAROAHE MONCH
SKILLZ
NOVEL
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David W. Kincannon II on March 9, 2006
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One day about 6 years ago, I was listening to the local hip hop station, KS 107.5. After hearing Country Grammar, It Wasn't Me and Stan 5 times each that day, I stood up in my cubicle and said, to no one in particular, "This sucks!" A friend of mine walked over and asked me what I was talking about. I told him that I couldn't stand listening to the same old rap music over and over anymore. He handed me a two cd set, and told me to listen to it, and see if I didn't think that it was far better than what the radio was playing. That two CD set was this fantastic collection of underground hip hop, which served to introduce me to the artists that would come to be the standards for where I held hip hop to. The set has some great examples of lyricism from such luminaries as Mos Def, Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip and Bahamadia, plus others who aren't as well known. The CD takes the form of a "live" open mic night, presided over by De La Soul, and their introductions, which are backed by the piano programming of 88 Keys, add to the feeling of the album. If you're interested in underground hip hop, this is a good place to start.
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