Champion Sound [Deluxe Edition]

Champion Sound [Deluxe Edition]

by Jaylib
     
 

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It started with J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) hearing a mix that Madlib put together in the Bomb Shelter of Dilla's beats with Madlib rapping over them. He was impressed enough to call up Stones Throw mastermind Peanut Butter Wolf directly to get the ball moving on a Madlib/J Dilla collaboration. Jaylib became a quick reality, so the producers started sending each other beats…  See more details below

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It started with J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) hearing a mix that Madlib put together in the Bomb Shelter of Dilla's beats with Madlib rapping over them. He was impressed enough to call up Stones Throw mastermind Peanut Butter Wolf directly to get the ball moving on a Madlib/J Dilla collaboration. Jaylib became a quick reality, so the producers started sending each other beats to rap over. As each were situated in their home towns (Dilla in Detroit and Madlib in L.A.), they fleshed out Champion Sound, which will easily win the award for the Most Blunted Album of the Year; these guys were smoking serious greens while working this one out. As one might expect, the production qualities of an album made by two of hip-hop's most celebrated producers is rich in texture, innovation, and solid momentum. Where Madlib is a seasoned MC (look at Lootpack's Soundpieces or Quasimoto's The Unseen), Dilla is not. He's not bad, just rougher around the edges, which lends to a disorienting listen in general. The beats are slapped together, whacked samples are abruptly dropped, and the lyrics are steps behind the beat and generally about nothing but b-boy posturing and other nonsense. All of which results in a very unique and strangely rewarding album. While it may require repeated listens to take hold, Champion Sound is full of a lot more winners than losers. [Stones Throw issued a deluxe edition in 2007, adding two bonus tracks, as well as a full second disc containing several remixes and the previously vinyl-only set of instrumentals. It retailed for the same price as the original release.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2007
Label:
Stones Throw
UPC:
0659457216221
catalogNumber:
2162
Rank:
33244

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. L.A. to Detroit
  2. McNasty Filth  -  Frank-n-Dank
  3. Nowadayz
  4. Champion Sound
  5. The Red
  6. Heavy
  7. Raw Shit
  8. The Official
  9. The Heist
  10. The Mission
  11. React
  12. Strapped  - Guilty Simpson
  13. Strip Club
  14. The Exclusive  - Percee P
  15. Survival Test
  16. Starz
  17. No Games
  18. Raw Addict
  19. Pillz

Disc 2

  1. Da Rawkus
  2. The Official
  3. Heavy
  4. Optimos For Dilla (Interlude)
  5. Surviaval Test
  6. Champion Sound
  7. The Mission
  8. One For Dilla (Interlude)
  9. Strapped  - Guilty Simpson
  10. McNasty Filth
  11. Nowadayz
  12. Red
  13. The Heavy
  14. Red
  15. Raw Shit
  16. The Official
  17. The Heist
  18. The Mission
  19. React
  20. Strapped
  21. Strip Club
  22. The Exclusive
  23. Survival Test
  24. Starz

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