Adventures in Lo-fi [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
King Britt's entry in the producer-friendly Beat Generation series from BBE is a real Philadelphia experiment, the type of hip-hop record that the former Digable Planets DJ, Sylk 130 leader, and producer extraordinaire, had always wanted to make. More than a decade of gig traveling had introduced Britt to some talented rappers, and his long list of contacts sparked a host of great features here, for familiar names as well as a few fresh Philly faces. Though he included a few straight vocal tracks "for the people that know me for doing songs and working with fantastic vocalists", most of these are rap tracks with few pretensions, just King Britt's textured, keyboard-heavy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
King Britt's entry in the producer-friendly Beat Generation series from BBE is a real Philadelphia experiment, the type of hip-hop record that the former Digable Planets DJ, Sylk 130 leader, and producer extraordinaire, had always wanted to make. More than a decade of gig traveling had introduced Britt to some talented rappers, and his long list of contacts sparked a host of great features here, for familiar names as well as a few fresh Philly faces. Though he included a few straight vocal tracks "for the people that know me for doing songs and working with fantastic vocalists", most of these are rap tracks with few pretensions, just King Britt's textured, keyboard-heavy production, and a dizzying range of beats that puts commercial rap trackmasters to shame. Britt apparently likes working with distinctive rappers, and he called on a few of the best: Quasimoto, Posdnous & Trugoy from De La Soul, Bahamadia, Cherrywine aka Butterfly from Digable Planets, and Capitol A. His production behind Quasimoto's "Spaces" is appropriately bizarre, just as good as a classic Lootpack track. Capitol A's "Caught Out There" is excellent too, the whole production and vocal hinging on a repetitive split-second female vocal sample. Cherrywine's "The Sound" brings back the unjustly neglected Digables main man, sporting a classic breakbeat straight off Blowout Comb. Rappers with lower profiles, like the solid spitter Dice Raw a peripheral member of the Roots or the abstract Rilners jouegck: dacered onnle yes, that is his name, get features that are just as good -- if not better -- than the ones doled out to those with major-label deals. Adventures in Lo-fi isn't as immaculately produced as a Sylk 130 LP, but the street-level grittiness on display definitely works to Britt's advantage; he purposefully keeps it raw and actually did much of the post-recording work on a laptop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2003
  • Label: Rapster
  • UPC: 730003901324
  • Catalog Number: 13
  • Sales rank: 156,241

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme to the Cosmic View (1:06)
  2. 2 Planetary Analysis - Rich Medina (5:45)
  3. 3 Transcend (3:42)
  4. 4 Spaces - Quasimoto (3:27)
  5. 5 Emotional Quotient Deringer of Cheik Anta Diop - Rilners Jouegck: Dacered Onnie (3:33)
  6. 6 Apollo Creed - Will Brodie (3:17)
  7. 7 Observation No. 1 (0:27)
  8. 8 Caught Out (There) - Capitol A (3:28)
  9. 9 The Sound - Cherrywine (3:02)
  10. 10 Rise and Vibe - Dice Raw (3:33)
  11. 11 Superstar - Ivani Santilli (5:35)
  12. 12 Next Plateau - Capitol A (3:41)
  13. 13 Cobbs Creek - Pos & Trugoy (3:12)
  14. 14 About Face (3:43)
  15. 15 Observation No. 2 (1:09)
  16. 16 Stay Free - Grand Agent (3:17)
  17. 17 Depth - Rob Life (3:49)
  18. 18 Nuconcepts - Kai Chi (2:52)
  19. 19 Observation No. 3 (1:00)
  20. 20 Che Sara Sara - Miss Saigon (3:08)
  21. 21 Love's Time - Lady Alma (4:23)
  22. 22 A Foreigner No Longer - Rich Medina (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Britt Primary Artist, Bass, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Chuck Treece Bass, Guitar
Doc Gibbs Percussion
Larry Gold Cello
Baz Guitar
Ivana Santilli Piano, Vocoder, fender rhodes
Moses Gunn Vocals
Hal Vocals
Wechsel Garland Keyboards, Xylophone
Quasimoto Vocals
Capitol A Vocals
Lady Alma Vocals
Grand Agent Vocals
Technical Credits
Chuck Treece beats
Jeff Chestek Vocal Engineer
Mike Diver Digital Artwork
King Britt Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, beats
Antoine Green Producer
Wechsel Garland Producer
Walter Coelho Mastering
Quasimoto Vocal Engineer
Peter Adarkwah Executive Producer
Capitol A beats
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