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Shifting Gears [Explicit]

Shifting Gears [Explicit]

April 19, 2005

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 19, 2005
  • Release Date: April 19, 2005
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Hollywood Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:55
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00138JAUE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,805 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I just didn't like how Z-Trip relied on other artists on this album.
Brotherhood1994x
You will enjoy them he has come a long way, and deserves all the love he can grab.
Das_Maja
In this CD, Z-Trip's music makes you feel every sense of your being.
K. Leisey

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. Lister on September 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Sometimes the inspiration of an album outweighs its execution. Maybe that's a little the case here, but what the hell - this album is also damn fun.

Stepping back: Z-Trip is obviously a fan - like, a major league old school hip-hop culture fan, and having gained enough notice with "Uneasy Listening" he's got to do a little bit of everything he loves, in the styles he loves, with the people he loves. It's totally infectious: the old school is large and in your face: huge party grooves ("Listen to the DJ"), silly stoner lyrics ("Breakfast Club"), tunes for breaking to ("Furious").

But on top of the nostalgic, party atmosphere, there much more going on here. First and foremost: this album has vision, structure and ambition that hasn't been seen in hip-hop since, oh, I dunno, De La Soul? Whatever, but it moves from an old school reunion (take a bow, Sir Whipper Whip: your track is a stand-out moment) to inventive new stuff, folding in down-tempo DJ Shadow-style re-workings ("3rd Gear"), nu-metal ("Walking Dead") and even crusty old Chuck D yelling about George Bush.

It's a pretty breath-taking span to attempt, and Z-Trip mostly pulls it off. Z-Trip also proves he has a pretty tidy sense of melody, creating a hip-hop ballad in "Everything Changes" with a lifting end section that really creates a mood beautifully.

So: in short: beware. This isn't your average party record, your average rap album, your average anything. It's brave and fresh and it knows where it came from. Absolutely respectworthy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie J. Harrison on May 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is Jared. And I just picked up Z-trip's "Shifting Gears"...I gotta say, what a breath of fresh air. I love old school hip hop/and turntabilism more than the crap hip hop that's out today. No dis to Kanye West, but some should just stick to producing....Anyways, the mix of rock, hip hop and electronica blends for an awesome mix. The only track I'm not thrilled about is "Take 2 copies" other than that, this album rocks. The other downside, is the album begins with old school party jams then after the funny as hell "Breakfast club" track, we get some downright awesome production. Best tracks come near the end ( Everything Changes, Walking Dead, Shock and Awe) Shock and Awe is just simply amazing hip hop/rock.... with Chuck D!!!! Bottom line....this is a breath of fresh air for all of us who long for old school blended with a little new flavor to bang out all these "bling bling" punks that are here and gone in a weeks time! Ya'll know who I'm talking about. Peace! Can't wait for more by Z trip.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Anwar on April 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Z-Trip's album finally came out. After waiting for a few years (since Z's last paragon of mixing perfection w/ DJ P, Uneasy Listening Vol. 1), I'm not dissappointed at all. The album combines some great MCs from new-school (Soup from Jurassic 5, L.A. locals Busdriver and Supernatural) to the old-school masters (Chuck D and Whipper Whip, among others). And the beats? Don't get me started. Z-Trip still drops any good record he can put his hands on. Even if the album isn't as sample-oriented as his past endeavors, it still rocks (almost as well as Z's famous live shows). From the party-rockin' "The Get Down" and the jazzy meditation of "Third Gear" to the lovely (ballad-like?) "Everything Changes" and the extremely technical drum scratches of "About Face," the album just does not stop.

Give it a shot, you'll dig it most definately, even if your main attraction was "Walking Dead." :)

Oh and for ya indie kids, the keyboardist from The Mars Volta plays keys on "Third Gear." It's quite awesome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Derek R. Harding on April 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Being from AZ I've seen this dude live and own some of his underground cd's. So I know how sick this guy is. This cd is good, but it's not sick. Z is very capable of making some sick sounds, but his full talent isn't really present on this cd. One of the other reviewers said that Z couldn't get a lot of his samples cleared, and I think that hurt him. This is a very solid cd, but lacks in something that doesn't make it a five star. the song with murs and super nat is my fav on the cd. If you're looking for a good "mixed tape" cd check out Prefuse 73's Surrounded by Silence, which is pure butter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gentalon on April 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Seriously, if you want some music that not only stands out but that will stand the test of time, this is it. one listen and already i can feel how much energy went into this. this album is exactly what i wanted. Buy this now and you will not regret it

Peace
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Esmi on November 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Z-trip's new album shifting gears has very rythmic beats that you could easily listen to and sway your head. The song everything changes featuring aceyalone and mystic is one of the best songs on the album. The soothing voice of Mystic and the dope flow of aceyalone and z-trip together. The turntablist style so unique it sounds alot like old school hip-hop like when people first began learning what you could do with a mixer a record player getting beats from you 8-track recorder. Comming up with funky beats and dope words to flow with it . Just a reminderthat there are stilol good musicians out there in our world that hypes up the worst albums. The song breakfast club with Murs is a funny yet fun song to listen to when bored becuase you could eaily relate to the lyrics.I hope whoever read this finds it helpful
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