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Mission: One

Mission (Rap)Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Mission: One Intro (domestic/europe/australia version)0:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Contagious 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Homework Pt. 1 (feat. JBL & Etch 1) 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Rockin' It 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. 59 Pontiac0:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Disturbing Behavior 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Homework Pt. 20:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Now I Shine 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Mission: 2 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Hands Up (feat. Jah-sun & Igro) 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Chocolate Milk & Apricots 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Transit 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. More Than You Know 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Last Night 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Homework Pt. 30:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. BS II MF - Remix 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Don't Stop (Interlude)0:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. It's The... 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Secret Track (Mission: One) 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 15, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Insiduous Urban Records, Inc.
  • ASIN: B00005BC8P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #345,001 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All that and a bag of chips... November 20, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Funky fresh, and musically melodic. The comparison with the Roots IS kind of inevitable, but once you note it, you're quickly swept past it. Mission's mc's are on a much more playful tip. Somewhere between Redman, KMD, and the Coup, these musicians represent for the masses and can't help but remind you of those magical moments when your cousins used to battle in a cypher up the street. It's a very live album. With an unrehearsed personal feel that makes a listener feel like they's sittin in on somthin special.. but in this group, when all the mc's gather round and go blow to blow it's all love...
Musically sound and lyrically swift with lines like "Spread the word love dreams can come true", "You cry 'Keepin it Real' but you should cry 'Keepin It Right'" and "The happiest day of my life was my daughter's birth"
'Disturbing Behavior', 'Last Night', and 'More Than You Know' alone are worth the price of the cd. But the hook to 'Now I Shine' and Kat Ouano's classically styled, dreamy piano solos are an addded bonus that'll make you glad you took it home with you to keep.
Now don't just sit there, go get it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars damn.. these guys got some skillz.. July 15, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I can't forget how I bought this CD... I was chillin at Tower records, just checking some stuff out when I heard the intro to this cd starting... Next came the track 'contagious', and I couldn't figure out who these guys were. I ran upto the counter and told them to sell me whatever CD that they were just playing... So, that's how I picked up this CD.. totally random, and I must say I'm lucky as hell.. if i wasn't at that store at that time, I prolly would've never known these guys..
anyone who happens to run in to this review, do yourself a favor, and pick this CD up. Nice rhymes, beats, etc. etc. They have a flavor that is similiar to the Roots, but that might be because they have a live bassist. All in all, just ill as hell.. definitely wanna see them blow up!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars whats the excuse now? April 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
how many of these are like "I won't give this thing 5 stars cuz it's not 36 chambers, criminal minded or public enemy" and who the hell put the chronic in that list?
mission is dope, nuff said, and if 5000 stupid kids vote and all give nelly and ja fool 5 stars calling him the best 'rappa' eva, i think a quality album like 'mission' deserves everything we can give it...
QUALITY production and nice rhymes... concept tracks, anti consumerist tracks and creative tracks and polished beatmaking... i listen to this album more than the roots...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DOPE DOPE underground Hip Hop. June 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
In 2000 I stumbled across the EP to this album in a random record store on a recommendation from a random stranger. I listened to it in the store. First track - Its The.


Crazy, refreshing, melodic, inspired, DOPE hip hop. Been in love with em ever since. Now six years later I still count this as my favorite hip hop i've ever heard. If you havent heard it, check it out. One of a kind.

Just wish these guys put out more music. Anyone know what ever happened to Mission?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than Just Rhyme Skills August 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
While obviously influenced by the mighty Roots crew, Mission have still managed to set themselves apart from the highly saturated world of hip hop "bands." Keyboardist Kat, drummer Max MacVeety, and bassist Headnodic all attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Check out "It's The...," and hear Kat show off her classically trained chops as she opens the track with a Bach piece. Although the last non-MC of the group, Woodstock, doe not play a traditional instrument per say, his work on the sampler helps round out their sound.
To compliment the instrumentalists are MCs Moe Pope and Rashaan Ahmad who lace each track with buttery smooth deliveries and insightful lyrics. "Disturbing Behavior" is probably one of the catchiest anti-materialism songs that I've ever heard.
Don't sleep on this album. Pick it up now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better late then never... October 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album three years ago on recommendation, and was completely astounded by it's sound. I popped it in the stereo tonight for first time since then and thoroughly enjoyed it even more. As I matured, so did it's listening pleasure. I'm not one to compare a musicians (yes, I will definitely call them musicians) ability with that of another; the Mission has thier own voice, and for a first album, I believe they were impressively successful. I wish they had a cult following, because it would take that kind of following to keep up their motivation to succeed more, and to surpass whatever initial boundaries that was at first laid in their youthful minds. I couldn't possibly have predicted their future--and maybe they do have one, and that I haven't done my homework completely, but I haven't heard so much a word about them in the hip-hop macrocosm. In decaying times of music, Mission was certainly a breath of fresh air. I can think of a number of bands that were not revolutionary, but did have that defined value to them that made their era of music stand out. It's unfortunate they were cast into a realm of the "neo-soul" period, which introduced very talented acts, but also introduced horrific "poetry-peace/show off" repugnent crap. Neo-soul became less of a renaissance and more of a way to get some ass. I give them four stars--rarely does anyone ever deserve that--Mission does, and that's sayin' something.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointment
The only song I had heard off this album prior to buying it was the song "disturbing behavior", needless to say that song was a great social examination on materialism in the... Read more
Published on May 12, 2007 by Andrew Freeman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
When I think 5 stars, I think classic, revolutionary, trend-setting Ñ Low End Theory, Criminal Minded and The Chronic, respectively, come to mind. Read more
Published on November 14, 2002 by "truce2headrush"
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great; dope, but not def
For me to give out five mics (or five stars), an album has to be classic; I mean, CLASSIC; and Mission, while refreshing, is not classic, revolutionary, world-altering, etc. Read more
Published on November 10, 2002 by "truce2headrush"
5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing album......
Not many people know bout mission, but they're bringing hip hop back into focus. To many (Main Stream)artists aren't putting messages into their music but the mission crew is doing... Read more
Published on March 28, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars fresh hip hop
These cats do it how it should be done! It's rare a group comes this fresh the first time out, they definately won a brother over. Read more
Published on October 28, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Hell yeah. Finally something worth buying.
Mission is fantastic. That's it. That's all I need to say. It's the best thing I've heard this year. Yup. They're going to blow up.
Published on May 8, 2001 by "saratella"
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