Built From Scratch [Bonus Tracks]

Built From Scratch [Bonus Tracks]

by The X-ecutioners
     
 

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Though it's a clever play on words, the title of the second record from the X-ecutioners is somewhat of an overstatement. The New York turntable crew reworks a few notable songs from rock and hip-hop's history (Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" being the best known), while including several familiar sounds and vocals from the genre's early days. Still, Built From

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Though it's a clever play on words, the title of the second record from the X-ecutioners is somewhat of an overstatement. The New York turntable crew reworks a few notable songs from rock and hip-hop's history (Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" being the best known), while including several familiar sounds and vocals from the genre's early days. Still, Built From Scratch is a sharp ode to old school hip-hop that focuses on the roll of the turntable rather than the vocals of an MC. That has been the group's intent since the early '90s, and Built From Scratch provides a great showcase for the quartet's turntable skills. However, those skills are sometimes overshadowed by the many collaborations from big names such as Pharaoh Monch, Xzibit, Everlast, Inspectah Deck, and the seemingly out of place Linkin Park. That doesn't mean that these cuts are commercially friendly. These are nitty-gritty rap ventures that stay true to the X-ecutioners' roots and are free of any deliberate pop hooks. [The disc was also released with a bonus remix courtesy of Lo Fidelity Allstars.]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998641129
catalogNumber:
86411

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Performance Credits

X-ecutioners   Primary Artist
Tom Tom Club   Vocals
Everlast   Track Performer
Biz Markie   Track Performer
DJ Premier   scratching
Shortkut   Track Performer
Kool G Rap   Track Performer
Triple Threat   Track Performer
Xzibit   Track Performer
DJ Babu   Track Performer
Beat Junkies   scratching
Rob Swift   scratching
Inspectah Deck   Track Performer
Big Pun   Track Performer
Blair Wells   Bass,Guitar
Mista Sinista   scratching
Vinroc   Track Performer
Mister Hahn   scratching
Apollo   Track Performer
Skillz   Track Performer
Kenny "The Human Orchestra" Muhammed   Track Performer

Technical Credits

DJ Premier   Producer
Chris Frantz   Producer
Large Professor   Producer
Doug McKean   Engineer
Roc Raida   Producer
Eddie Sancho   Engineer
Tina Weymouth   Producer
Beat Junkies   Producer
Rob Swift   Producer,Engineer
Dexter Thibou   Engineer
Peter Kang   Executive Producer
Blair Wells   Engineer
Vinroc   Producer
Mike Shinoda   Producer
Sean Cane   Producer,Executive Producer
Apollo   Producer
Rocklogic   Vocal Mixing
Doctor Butcher   Producer
Chris Conway   Engineer

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