Body of the Life Force [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Five years after debuting with a few rhymes on Jeru's The Sun Rises in the East, Afu-Ra released his full-length debut, Body of the Life Force. Though his first single, 1998's "Whirlwind Thru Cities" also included here, shows the influence of Jeru, elsewhere he's definitely his own man. Optimistic and spiritual where Jeru was aggressive and metaphysical, Afu-Ra has dozens of good lyrical ideas, though he often phrases the same way, with a heavy focus on multiple internal rhymes à la Rakim. Fortunately, there's a parade of solid productions lending variety, led by Muggs on "Soul Assassination" and DJ Premier on "Mic Stance" and "Defeat." Afu-Ra also invited a few guests, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Five years after debuting with a few rhymes on Jeru's The Sun Rises in the East, Afu-Ra released his full-length debut, Body of the Life Force. Though his first single, 1998's "Whirlwind Thru Cities" also included here, shows the influence of Jeru, elsewhere he's definitely his own man. Optimistic and spiritual where Jeru was aggressive and metaphysical, Afu-Ra has dozens of good lyrical ideas, though he often phrases the same way, with a heavy focus on multiple internal rhymes à la Rakim. Fortunately, there's a parade of solid productions lending variety, led by Muggs on "Soul Assassination" and DJ Premier on "Mic Stance" and "Defeat." Afu-Ra also invited a few guests, and the collaborations are welcome: GZA matches wits on "Bigacts Littleacts," Cocoa Brovaz and Jahdan show up on "D&D Soundclash" Afu-Ra's salute to his roots at the legendary D&D Studios, and Wu-Tang's Masta Killa leads him into hardcore territory for "Mortal Kombat."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923821021
  • Catalog Number: 8210
  • Sales rank: 73,716

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (The Body of the Life Force) (1:39)
  2. 2 Soul Assassination (3:13)
  3. 3 Defeat (3:24)
  4. 4 Big Acts, Little Acts (3:44)
  5. 5 Quotations (0:39)
  6. 6 D&D Soundclash (4:16)
  7. 7 Mic Stance (4:10)
  8. 8 Caliente (3:25)
  9. 9 All That (3:58)
  10. 10 Headqcourterz (Skit) (0:27)
  11. 11 Self Mastery (2:16)
  12. 12 Visions (Skit) (0:34)
  13. 13 Mortal Kombat (3:15)
  14. 14 Warfare (4:08)
  15. 15 Equality - Ky-Mani (4:37)
  16. 16 Monotony (4:02)
  17. 17 Bring It Right (4:27)
  18. 18 Whirlwind Thru Cities (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Afu-Ra Primary Artist
Barrington Levy Vocals
Joe Quinde Musician
T. Williams Vocals
Joey Mosk Keyboards
Masta Killa Track Performer
A. Phillip Vocals
C. Wellington Vocals
H. Wright Vocals
Technical Credits
Joe Quinde Producer
Eddie Sancho Engineer
Gary St. Clair Art Direction
True Master Producer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Mike Rone Producer
David Lotwin Executive Producer
A. Phillip Composer
D. Yates Jr. Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally, some real hip-hop

    This is a refreshing new joint Afu blessed us with. Lyrically he's incredible and his flow is always on point. All the producers laced him with classic beats (especially Primo and that Muggs classic). All the guests vocalists work well with Afu - my favorites are Masta Killa on ''Mortal Kombat'' and Ky-Many Marley on ''Equality.'' Please don't sleep on this cat, support him and help him blow up cause we need more stuff like this in hip-hop.

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