Balance

Balance

by Swollen Members
     
 

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Romancing the elements of nature, the witching-hour lyricism of the Swollen Members (Madchild and Previal) delves deeply into topics that have yet to be captured or pontificated on wax. SM are shaman-like oddities in this game, and judging from their topic matter alone, they would seem to fit in more at a Renaissance festival than in hip-hop's machismo-filled… See more details below

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Romancing the elements of nature, the witching-hour lyricism of the Swollen Members (Madchild and Previal) delves deeply into topics that have yet to be captured or pontificated on wax. SM are shaman-like oddities in this game, and judging from their topic matter alone, they would seem to fit in more at a Renaissance festival than in hip-hop's machismo-filled atmosphere. Prevail and Madchild divulge their cloak-and-dagger lyrics in a highly animated manner, and their chemistry is very developed for a group embarking on their freshman effort. Western guitar riffs and staccato high hats augment the duo's mental gymnastics on "Out of Range," and the Alchemist leads a one-man symphony on the possessed "Horrified Nights." Swollen Members enlist a stellar supporting cast throughout, with Dilated Peoples ("Counterparts"), Evidence ("Bottle Rocket"), Everlast, Divine Styler, and Del's Hieroglyphics ambiance, prevalent on "Left Field" with Unicorn. The witchdoctors of hip-hop are definitely at the forefront of developing a new style, and after listening to the Swollen Member's debut, your view of hip-hop may never be the same.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1999
Label:
Battle Axe
UPC:
0659657500120
catalogNumber:
5001

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Swollen Members   Primary Artist
Divine Styler   Vocals,Track Performer
Everlast   Vocals
Saafir   Vocals
KutMasta Kurt   scratching
Son Doobie   Vocals,Track Performer
Mix Master Mike   scratching
Aceyalone   Vocals
Kutfather   scratching
Big Nous   Vocals,Track Performer
Evidence   Vocals
Prevail   Vocals
Mad Child   Vocals
Edgecrusher   Bass
Thirdrail Vic   Vocals,Track Performer
Unicorn   Track Performer
Iris Science   Track Performer

Technical Credits

KutMasta Kurt   Cut
Kemo   Producer
Eddy Schreyer   Mastering
Mix Master Mike   Cut
Joe Chavez   Producer
Kool DJ Eq   Producer
Alchemist   Producer
Kutfather   Cut
Evidence   Producer
Zodak   Producer,Cut
Paul Nice   Producer
DJ Science   Cut

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