Solesides Greatest Bumps
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As for the second disc the quality drops just a tad. It is mainly freestyle raps (still tight, especially Lateef's) and cuts from Latyrx's "The Album". Of course, if you don't have the album you won't notice and you'll probably love it. Unfortunately "Fully Charged on Planet X" is pretty mediocre, and "Hot Breath" is just plain bad. Even at under 2:00 it should have been left off the album. If I was compiling the album I would have taken out some of these weaker offerings and just put the remaining tracks from the Melodica EP on here ("Attica Black" and "40 Oz For Breakfast" are noticeably missing)
The only reason not to own this would be if you already have the Melodica EP and The Album. Even then, you're missing out on some classic tracks you can't get anywhere else. The liner notes are even great, as they list all of SoleSides' releases, and a look into the history of the SoleSides crew. Definitely get this one.
The one thing I learned from hearing this: these guys did not just become good with ENDTRODUCING and A2G. They've been awesome pretty much from the beginning. Gift of Gab and Lyrics Born are two of my favorite emcees period and hearing their earlier rhymes is just a lot of fun for me. Unfortunately, because I hold thowse two in such high esteem, Lateef often gets thrust into the mantle of "that third rapper" but it would be wrong for anyone to say that he isn't dope in his own right.
The beats are just SICK. That's another thing I love about this collection. DJ Shadow and Chief Xcel are just downright incredible behind the boards and on the 1s and 2s. This also shows that DJ Shadow IS a hip hop producer and not just some trip hop guy.
Ok, enough with my gushing. Just in case you don't get it, I really like this stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is such a great listen especially for being 2 discs long. Whether you grab one or the other you'll be receiving a funky, smooth, and dope listen with tight lyrics and chill... Read morePublished on December 16, 2006 by Jimmy Garcia
If you like funk, hip-hop, and good dance music, this is the album for you. Good stuff.Published on February 23, 2006 by Brian Schultz
this is the legendary Solesides Quannum Collective at you for the first time..... every track has been purified in a gold chalice and is ready for your soul....... Read morePublished on May 4, 2004 by Patrick Ellingsworth
Without a doubt two funktastic CD's of rarer tracks by all the right players, from Shadow on the beats to the rhymin' styles of Gift Of Gab, Lateef The Ill Truth Speaker, Lyrics... Read morePublished on February 3, 2004 by Grizsly
(follow from title) and already i reckon ti's classic... i've only had time to listen ot the first disc... beautiful stuff... if the second disc holds up, i'll be most grateful... Read morePublished on June 3, 2003 by kasey barkle
DJ Shadow's beats, along with the vocal talent of Blackalicious, Lateef, Lyrics Born and others in the Solesides crew, give this two disc set a must have label for all true hip hop... Read morePublished on October 21, 2002
DJ Shadow's beats, along with the vocal talent of Blackalicious, Lateef, Lyrics Born and others in the Solesides crew, give this two disc set a must have label for all true hip hop... Read morePublished on October 21, 2002 by Aaron Howell
My friend Mike turned me on to the Solesides crew almost two years ago and I loved it. It all started with this album, which I guess is appropriate considering it is the roots of... Read morePublished on July 5, 2002 by Adam Conrad
I've been listening to a lot of Ninja Tunes artists. So I've been getting the occasional exposure to Rap along with my big, lethal beats. Read morePublished on January 2, 2002 by Jane Avriette