Built From Scratch [Bonus Tracks] [Explicit Lyrics]

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Hip-hop is hardly the musical outlet for virtuosity, but don't let the members of the X-Ecutioners know that. Since 1988, this New York City DJ crew, formerly known as the X-Men, have been dazzling audiences with their turntablist trickery, making a case for decks as an instrument of both expression and composition. On their Loud Records debut, Built from Scratch, the group -- comprising Roc Raida, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, and Total Eclipse -- take their art to the next level by making a case for mainstream acceptance. Purists may cry foul at the sight of their beloved X-Men hamming it up on MTV alongside neo-rockers Linkin Park in the video for the first single, the ...
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Barnes & Noble - Ron Hart
Hip-hop is hardly the musical outlet for virtuosity, but don't let the members of the X-Ecutioners know that. Since 1988, this New York City DJ crew, formerly known as the X-Men, have been dazzling audiences with their turntablist trickery, making a case for decks as an instrument of both expression and composition. On their Loud Records debut, Built from Scratch, the group -- comprising Roc Raida, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, and Total Eclipse -- take their art to the next level by making a case for mainstream acceptance. Purists may cry foul at the sight of their beloved X-Men hamming it up on MTV alongside neo-rockers Linkin Park in the video for the first single, the rap/metal hybrid "It's Goin' Down." But their finesse at deconstructing and reconstructing grooves by the likes of Large Professor, DJ Premier, and Dr. Butcher shows why this moment in the spotlight was long overdue. Among the diverse MCs featured on Scratch are Everlast, Xzibit, Inspectah Deck, Kool G. Rap, Pharoah Monch, and the late, great Big Pun. And with "Genius of Love 2002," the fellas earn bonus points for stealing the Tom Tom Club's early-'80s dance-floor classic back from Mariah Carey. With innovative crews like the X-ecutioners leading the way, DJs will return to their rightful place at the forefront of the hip-hop movement.
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. [This release of the disc contains a bonus remix courtesy of Lo Fidelity Allstars.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998641020
  • Catalog Number: 86410

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - Shorkut (1:11)
  2. 2 XL (2:39)
  3. 3 X-Ecutioners Scratch (3:37)
  4. 4 A Journey into Sound - Kenny "The Human Orchestra" Muhammed (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-Ecutioners (Theme) Song (3:18)
  9. 9 Feel the Bass (3:56)
  10. 10 You Can't Scratch (Skit) (1:22)
  11. 11 It's Goin' Down - Mister Hahn (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' Niggas Up (2:25)
  16. 16 B-Boy Punk Rock 2001 (2:29)
  17. 17 Who Wants to Be 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 (2:58)
  21. 21 Play That Beat (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The X-ecutioners Primary Artist, scratching
Tom Tom Club Vocals
Everlast Track Performer
DJ Premier scratching
Roc Raida scratching
Kool G Rap Track Performer
Triple Threat Track Performer
Xzibit Track Performer
The Beat Junkies scratching
Rob Swift scratching
Inspectah Deck Track Performer
Big Punisher Track Performer
Blair Wells Bass, Guitar
Mista Sinista scratching
Fatman Scoop Vocals
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
Brian Stanley Engineer
Tina Weymouth Producer
The Beat Junkies Producer
Dan the Automator Producer
Rob Swift Producer, Engineer
Peter Kang Executive Producer
Leon Zervos Mastering
The X-ecutioners Producer, Executive Producer
Lo Fidelity Allstars Producer
Knobody Producer
Blair Wells Engineer
Mike Shinoda Producer
The Rock Vocal Engineer
Brian Art Direction
Rocklogic Vocal Mixing
Doctor Butcher Producer
Chris Conway Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    This is a Great cd.These guys are awsome with turn tables and have featuring people from Biz Markie,tom tom club,Linken park and many more.

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