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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 Chicagos own Platter Pirates, the most-feared battle crew in the MidWest. The youngest man appearing on the album. If you sleep on Skooly, hell 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.
The Youngblood Brass Band is an excellent band. I like their tight ensemble playing. Their solos are adequate, except for the sousa player, who is fantastic. Read morePublished on January 16, 2007 by Bob Brooks
I saw an add for YBB in a local paper, and I was extremely interested in a brass band with an MC. So I drove about an hour away just to see what they were like, and let me tell you... Read morePublished on August 9, 2005 by Buffalo Mike
This is simply to most innovative band I have ever encountered. If you don't like these guys, youre not listening to the right music, period. Read morePublished on May 3, 2005 by Jeff Satterley
the Youngblood Brass Band is aboulutly amazing. some of the best brass band stuff out there. if you liked this and want to get into some of the same, check out the Dirty Dozen... Read morePublished on December 14, 2004 by jetBlack
Ok, so I am complete classical music freak. I play the clarinet for goodness sake. BUT wow these guys are utterly impressive. I am in complete awe. Read morePublished on May 8, 2003 by "clarinetguy12"
Whether you are a fan of brass music or hiphop or not, this band is very impressive. If you like jazz, like new orleans, like hihop, like soul, like funk then you will be in... Read morePublished on September 2, 2002 by brian courtney
this album is very inventive. it's unlike anything i've ever heard. i still don't understand how the tuba can sound that amazing-or how the guy on snare pulls off those wonderful... Read morePublished on August 5, 2002
The YoungBlood Brass Band is a revolution within the brass band world. Though, they are a revolution with their hip/hop beats, this music is based upon many years of tradition. Read morePublished on June 30, 2002
One of the best and most original bands left in America. YBB is a revelation.Published on May 24, 2002 by Kristi Ouellette