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Breakin'
     

Breakin'

 

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Though the Breakin' soundtrack has become a quaint period piece since its release, it is still a notable album. It was really the first introduction for many to hip-hop culture and music (however softened and tidied up for mass-market consumption it was) and still stands as a perfect summary of the more commercial elements of electro-dance, electro-funk, and

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Though the Breakin' soundtrack has become a quaint period piece since its release, it is still a notable album. It was really the first introduction for many to hip-hop culture and music (however softened and tidied up for mass-market consumption it was) and still stands as a perfect summary of the more commercial elements of electro-dance, electro-funk, and even rap of the era. It may sound rather corny and silly compared to the harder-edged acts of the time (let alone today), but there's no denying that the title cut and "Ain't Nobody" are still enjoyable songs, and will probably bring back many fond memories for those who were around during its release. The album is also notable for the debut performance of Ice-T, who is miles away from "New Jack Hustler" (not to mention "Cop Killer") with the poppy, good-natured "Reckless." It's hardly essential, but a funny rarity nonetheless. For all its flaws, fans who want to learn the roots of hip-hop (or are in the mood for a cute, lighthearted listen) should seek Breakin' out.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2011
Label:
Get On Down
UPC:
0664425404425
catalogNumber:
54044
Rank:
24011

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Performance Credits

Jerry Knight   Background Vocals
Arnell Carmichael   Background Vocals
Kevin Dorsey   Background Vocals
Attala Zane Giles   Background Vocals
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Toi Overton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jerry Knight   Composer
Maxi Anderson   Composer
Bar-Kays   Composer
Ollie E. Brown   Composer
John Footman   Composer
Steve Halquist   Engineer
Curtis Hudson   Composer
Bill Levy   Art Direction
Mike Stone   Engineer
Luca Iannino   Reissue Design,Layout
Allen A. Jones   Composer
Joe Curiale   Composer

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