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Pan'Jabi is fresh, using traditional Indian instruments and lyrics over modern hip hop break beats and bass lines. There's some fun reworking of TV show themes as "Beware" uses a clever interpretation of the Knight Rider theme song and Magnum PI can be found in Jatt Ho Giya Sharabee. The knight rider bit has been done before by various beat smiths for a few major rap artists, but not quite like this. Add an on point, Jay-Z (as much as I love him, he can be a bit sloppy) and you've got one sick track.
The only gripes I have with this CD is the few English tracks, minus the Jay-Z one, aren't quite as stimulating as the rest of the CD. True MC's is your atypical underground anti-commercial bite on main stream rap but without some of the lyrical dexterity of more recent artists like Louis Logic's Street Smarts. Sounds of the Dres doesn't fair much better; run of the mill smoked out rhymes lack the energy and flair found on the rest of the CD.
Still, the whole CD is quite listenable. All it takes is an open mind, an ear for new and different sounds and at least a little love for hip hop and you'll be blessed with one hell of a CD.
This album is a nice blend of vocal samples, bhangra beats, and some hip hop thrown in. To coin a comparison, Panjabi MC is the Moby of bhangra.
I am a big fan of his popular tunes, but the track that gets me is Ghalla Gurian, with an absolutely intoxicating female voice starting out the track.
Jugni has some of the finest drum beats I've heard.
The album is a work of art as a whole, and will see much more popularity shortly as it gets more recognition.
This album is great. It is dynamic without ever sagging, beautiful, fun, and sexy. It combines soaringly beautiful melodies sung in Indian style with relentless house beat and rap. Scores big. Check it out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love reviewing East Asian literature notes with this album blasting in the background, Maya Angelou is right,we are more alike than unalike:-)Published on December 23, 2012 by Gie
If you have a love for the Bollywood vibe and are ready to do some serious dancing, this music is for you. I stumbled across this CD and am now completely addicted to it. Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by JB Sweet
I bought this for my girlfriend who wanted the Jay-Z song. After adding this to my play list, I found all the songs to be enjoyable and actually listen to the entire CD. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by J. Ludwig
It's a fun album with a strong beat and you just can't help but be pulled into the music. Great accompanyment to a hot curry (I prefer a chicken masala). Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by Jacob Shaffer
Enticed by "Chaiyya Chaiyya" on the "Inside Man" soundtrack, it's just not my cup of tea. I like the idea of Indian music and Hip Hop and global hybrids generally, but this one... Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by J. Knight
After hearing a few of his songs, i realize his tune may be nice to hear. But still first of all this is nothing like indian music, except for the instruments and language. Read morePublished on April 22, 2006
I first heard the track Beware (mudian tu bach ke) and thought great track and pmc was just a one hit wonder anyway i gave the album a try! Read morePublished on December 3, 2005 by G. Clare
I have loved watching movies like Bend it Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice. I fell in love with the music from those movies and came across this CD. Read morePublished on September 13, 2005 by Gypsysoul88