Built From Scratch [Bonus Tracks] [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
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.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998641129
  • Catalog Number: 86411

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - Apollo (1:11)
  2. 2 XL (2:39)
  3. 3 X-Exutioners Scratch (3:37)
  4. 4 A Journey into Sound - The Human Orchestra (4:31)
  5. 5 Hip Hop Awards (Skit) (2:49)
  6. 6 3 Boroughs (1:24)
  7. 7 Let It Bang (3:30)
  8. 8 X-Exutioners "Theme" Song (3:18)
  9. 9 Feel the Bass (3:56)
  10. 10 You Can't Scratch (Skit) (1:21)
  11. 11 It's Goin' Down - Linkin Park (4:08)
  12. 12 Premier's X-Ecution (4:41)
  13. 13 The X (Y'all Know the Name ) - Skillz (3:39)
  14. 14 Genius of Love 2002 (3:56)
  15. 15 Choppin' N***** Up (2:25)
  16. 16 B-Boy Punk Rock 2001 (2:29)
  17. 17 Who Wants to Me a M***** F**kin' Millionaire (Skit) (2:47)
  18. 18 Play That Beat (4:46)
  19. 19 Dramacyde - Big Punisher (3:36)
  20. 20 X-Ecution of a Bum Rush - J-Rocc (2:58)
  21. 21 Play That Beat (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
The Beat Junkies scratching
Rob Swift scratching
Inspectah Deck Track Performer
Big Punisher 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
The Beat Junkies Producer
Rob Swift Producer, Engineer
Dexter Thibou Engineer
Peter Kang Executive Producer
Leon Zervos Mastering
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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