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listen  1. BloodshotYoungblood Brass Band 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Acousticon ThemeYoungblood Brass Band feat. DJ Skooly 6:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Human NatureYoungblood Brass Band 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. SomethingYoungblood Brass Band feat. Ike Willis 5:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Da BombaYoungblood Brass Band 5:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Warrior Comes Out To PlayYoungblood Brass Band 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Pastime ParadiseYoungblood Brass Band 6:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. PeaceYoungblood Brass Band feat. Mike Ladd 7:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The TrilogyYoungblood Brass Band feat. DJ Skooly 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. From Now OnYoungblood Brass Band 6:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Ya'll Stay UpYoungblood Brass Band feat. Talib Kweli 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. It's All OverYoungblood Brass Band 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. ChinatownYoungblood Brass Band 5:57$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (November 1, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: November 1, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0000541BS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,618 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"...Some sections of 'Unlearn' are so good it hurts...brass will never be the same." -- Christina Knapp, The Daily Cardinal, Madison, WI

"They transcend homage...referencing 'The Warriors,' hiphop's legacy, Kermit Ruffins and Afro-Cubanismo. Word to your cultural mother." -- Peter Scholtes, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN

"YoungBlood Brass Band is the show of the week any week of the year." -- Lincoln Journal, Lincoln, NE

...dope sh*t, very much worth peeping, if you're interested in MUSIC. -- Hugz Boss, Tha-Real.com, Nov. '00

YoungBlood Brass Band is the reigning Mardi Gras 2000 Battle of the Brass Bands champion! -- Mardi Gras 2000, Club Onyx, New Orleans, LA

Product Description

UNLEARN (un-lurn)v. To return to that which we never had to learn in the first place, e.g. how to eat, sleep, love, smile, play, and listen without judgment; to recognize cultural sublimity over commercial and mass influence.

Combining the freshest man-made beats with ingenius harmonic horn lines and ill lyrical delivery, not to mention the only hiphop sousaphonist/composer/human DJ ever, "Unlearn" also features appearances by some of the most forward-thinking minds in music, including:

Talib Kweli of Reflection Eternal/Black Star - Undoubtedly one of the most ground-breaking, driven, absolutely illest MC's in the world. Reppin Brooklyn, NY. His new album with DJ Hi-Tek is in stores now on Rawkus Records.

Mike Ladd - Cambridge-bred Bronx-residing poet whose lyrical mastery will leave you speechless after taking you on a journey around the universe. A true wordsmith. His latest project is The Infesticons, who just released "Gun Hill Road" on Big Dada Records. His solo album "Welcome to the Afterfuture" is diverse, moving, frequently hilarious and always serious.

DJ Skooly - Reppin Chicago’s own Platter Pirates, the most-feared battle crew in the MidWest. The youngest man appearing on the album. If you sleep on Skooly, he’ll probably wake you up in 3 years by cracking you on the skull with his turntables, and leave the world's tightest mixtape shoved in your ear.

Ike Willis - Frank Zappa's long-time vocalist blessed us with a track that has received the most enthusiastic replies from our fans. We're just glad he could shake things up a bit. Ike can sing his ass off, nuff said.

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They were one of the best bands i have ever seen perform.
maryjane
I hear something new each time I listen to it -- and I haven't stopped listening since I bought it three months ago!
Molly
They meld New Orleans jazz, hip-hop, funk, latin, and so much more into an incredible and powerful sound.
Jeff Satterley

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "jazzduck" on March 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I first became aware of Youngblood Brass Band at a concert on the third floor of an old warehouse in LaCrosse, WI. I rarely buy CDs these days, but I bought their first two albums immediately. Their blend of New Orleans jazz and hip-hop, with distinct flavors of Afro-Cuban percussion and an arranging style with hints of top-level drum corps (no doubt gleaned from co-creator David Henzie-Skogen's stint in the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps), is not only one of the most seamless crossover styles ever created, but also has more raw passion and power than any other band I've ever heard. The other co-creator, sousaphonist Nat McIntosh, has such technical majesty you'll wonder if your ears are hallucinating. Throughout his material, he makes a tuba sound like a dj turntable, electro-synthetic bass, rock organ, and even some sounds that defy classification. Having started playing together in high school, the core of the band has developed an incredibly tight synchronization with each other, and it shows. Each of their songs is well-crafted and has beautiful transitions and grooves in it. Their infectious fire will keep you dancing and humming their tunes to yourself for weeks, even months. And "fire" really is the only word to describe it; it's like having a horn line throw gasoline on you, a snare drummer/mc master strike a match to you, and then having a whole sousaphone full of liquid oxygen dumped on you just to kick it up a notch. In short, there is no band more passionate about what they do or how they do it.
This album is my favorite out of the three they've released to date. The balance of parts and influences is perfect. No one song on the album really stands out, but that's because they all approach such a high level of quality.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By maryjane on February 4, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Anyone reading this should know that i never heard of YB till i saw them perform in a tiny club in St. Joseph's MI. They were one of the best bands i have ever seen perform. When i got their CD, i assumed it would be quite a change from the intense performance i saw, but i was in for a complete surprise. The CD lives up to my expectations and the intesity and surpassed my musical amazement. If you know what is good for you buy this CD, and make it a point to see them play live.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 2001
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The album is hot, and the band is the best live group I've ever seen. These cats are focused. The revolution will not be televised...it will come out of a trumpet. Big ups.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Molly on January 27, 2001
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This album effectively showcases YoungBlood's unique synthesis of New Orleans inspired brass band, Afro-Cuban rhythms, hip hop, and pure fun. Though I'm familiar with brass band music, I've never heard anything like this. I hear something new each time I listen to it -- and I haven't stopped listening since I bought it three months ago!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2001
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Youngblood Brassband is an awesome group that can get you up and dancing any day of the week. Their CD provides a wonderful mix of hiphop, jazz, and traditional brassband music. Give this album a try and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "tubabone" on January 4, 2001
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I was astounded by the sounds that "the Warrior" is able to make on the sousaphone. How does he do that Cosmic Bass? These boys are on the brink. How come no one has signed them?
Buy this album you won't hear anything like this brand of brass band, hip hop anywhere else. A new sound is born.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 2001
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when i uploaded the review for this (at rebirthmag.com) i checked out a couple of the songs and i was impressed. i just got my own copy of it...and damn...its out of this world like an 80s sitcom. truly incredible. buy it. two copies. that way you can always have one with you.
chris
rebirth magazine
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 2001
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I have to start off by saying that I have not yet heard this album, but I just saw these guys playing on the corner of 5th and Pine here in Seattle during my lunch break. These quys were incredible! You would not believe the crowd they had surrounding them to listen to their infectious mix of hip-hop, New Orleans brass, jazz, and funk. They were absolutely rock-solid tight, screaming, and stopping traffic. I was only able to stick around to listen to three songs, but I just couldn't believe what I was hearing. I had to hop online as soon as I got back into the office and order their CD, and I am for sure going to go out for their live show tomorrow night. Too much.
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