Being Black

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Inspired by the work of Angel Kyodo Williams, Being Black includes an all-star roster of some of hip-hop's most respected producers, MCs, and musicians together for musical interpretations of Williams' work. The general premise of Being Black emphasizes positivity and living gracefully without everyday fears and strife that normally inhibit day-to-day activities. With that in mind, the artists contained on this compilation took great care in their work, especially the intelligent lyrics of Jurassic 5 on "Great Expectations" and Baby Blak on Jazzy Jeff's "Love of da Game." Every single track on here is of the highest quality, even with excessive interlude skit that ...
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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Inspired by the work of Angel Kyodo Williams, Being Black includes an all-star roster of some of hip-hop's most respected producers, MCs, and musicians together for musical interpretations of Williams' work. The general premise of Being Black emphasizes positivity and living gracefully without everyday fears and strife that normally inhibit day-to-day activities. With that in mind, the artists contained on this compilation took great care in their work, especially the intelligent lyrics of Jurassic 5 on "Great Expectations" and Baby Blak on Jazzy Jeff's "Love of da Game." Every single track on here is of the highest quality, even with excessive interlude skit that sprinkles every other track. Intelligent, thought-provoking, and most of all, a class production from an elite group of artists.
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Angel Kyodo Williams's insightful book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, comes to life through the sultry spoken word of Ursula Rucker on this compilation. Lynne d Johnson
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2003
  • Label: SPUN
  • UPC: 689785000124
  • Catalog Number: 1

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Because There Isn't One... (Interlude) - Rob Swift (0:44)
  2. 2 Great Expectations - Jurassic 5 (4:49)
  3. 3 DJ Revolution (Interlude) (2:10)
  4. 4 Forever and a Day - Mystic (3:34)
  5. 5 Human Beings Want to Be Happy... (Interlude) - King Britt (1:16)
  6. 6 Pay Attention (3:25)
  7. 7 DJ Rhettmatic (Interlude) (1:21)
  8. 8 Each One of Our Spirits Suffers... (Interlude) (2:03)
  9. 9 Love of da Game - Baby Blak & Pauly Yamz (5:27)
  10. 10 King Britt (Interlude) - King Britt (3:13)
  11. 11 When We Are Ignorant... (Interlude) - Teargas & Plateglass (1:31)
  12. 12 Money - Huck Fynn (4:10)
  13. 13 All of Us Must Learn... (Interlude) - DJ Spooky (1:13)
  14. 14 Shallow Days - Blackalicious (4:21)
  15. 15 Warrior Spirit... (Interlude) - Rhettmatic (1:24)
  16. 16 Rob Swift (Interlude) - Rob Swift (0:57)
  17. 17 One-4-Teen (Funky for You) (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quincy McCrary Vocals
Jeff Townes scratching
Ursula Rucker Spoken Word
Patrick Sean McLain Bass, Guitar
Valvin Roane Background Vocals
George Pajon Guitar
Slum Village Vocals
Michael Angelo Bass, Cello
Printz Board Trumpet
Tim Izo Orindgreff Saxophone
Daniel Bernard Roumain Violin, Soloist
Pete Kuzma Keyboards
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Tear Gas Producer
Joe Zawinul Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Jeff Townes Producer, drum programming
DJ Spooky Producer
DJ Babu Engineer
Todd Fairall Engineer
King Britt Producer, Soundscape
DJ Nu-Mark Producer
Cut Chemist Producer
Chief Xcel Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Manifest Producer
Janie Bradford Composer
DJ Revolution Producer
Rhettmatic Producer
Kevin Bartley Mastering
Jeff Antebi Producer
Matt Lavella Engineer
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