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"You never quite realize how monotonous and downright boring hip-hop tracks can be until you remove the lyrics and are subjected to four minutes of the same bars looping over and over."
Are you serious? This guy is basically generalizing all hip-hop beats and we're supposed to trust his review of a hip-hop album?
If you are not a hip-hop head what would you ever be doing buying a cd of instrumentals? This cd (like any cds of instrumentals) have their purpose and this happens to be a sick cd. Pete Rock is a legendary producer, one of the founders of modern hip-hop, any one will agree with this.
Wang's suggestion that the beats are "simple sonic scores" is offensive. This guy is ridiculous, why would amazon ever have someone who seems to know nothing review and album like this? Get rid of this guy ...
(Cake is a sick song)
The Real reason i'm writing this review is to inform anyone who is interested in this CD. After checkin up on things there is a second version of this that was released. At this time it is not avalible on Amazon.com.
In my opion it is a better CD, it contains all the tracks listed above except Hip Hopcrisy, Give It to Y'all, and What You Waiting For. These tracks (excluding Hip Hopcrisy which is excellent) are the weakest ones on the original. These tracks are replaced with one new instrumental (Take The D Train) and three new tracks with MCs Nature, Freddie Foxxx, and a CL Smooth reunion. The Nature song is pretty good (i wish i coulda had Hip Hopcrisy back though) and Freddie Foxxx rips the mic to accompany some blaring horns and painos. The CL Smooth track (Back on The Block) more than worth getting the second version and drives me crazy that these guys don't hook up for a full album again.
Regardless, either version of this album is worth getting. Hopefully Amazon.com will make the second version availible soon, but if not check out information about the label (given above) to see what you can do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
WOW Oliver Wang aka Oliver Whack....
Great Job being a disgrace to humanity by calling this timeless masterpiece of music "monotonous and downright boring". Read more
Heard a few tracks on my Pandora station and decided to buy it... Not only do I love every track on this but there are several songs that have been remixed and they sound divine.. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rachel M. Benoit
If you want to listen to some of the best beats out there, start with this (For the People is my number 1 favorite instrumental of all time, don't ask me why... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stos
The only reason I did not give 5 stars is that there are many intermixed tracks featuring rappers, which clashes with the mood of listening to beats alone. Read morePublished on April 20, 2014 by fopeano
Some stuff does have vocals, but they're dope beats with mad flow over the tip. Glad I bought it. Nuff said.Published on August 23, 2013 by Flyzel