Champion Sound [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Sam Samuelson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sam Samuelson
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: 6/19/2007
  • Label: Stones Throw
  • UPC: 659457216221
  • Catalog Number: 2162
  • Sales rank: 8,916

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 L.A. to Detroit (1:19)
  2. 2 McNasty Filth - Frank-n-Dank (2:55)
  3. 3 Nowadayz (3:08)
  4. 4 Champion Sound (2:23)
  5. 5 The Red (3:22)
  6. 6 Heavy (3:46)
  7. 7 Raw Shit (3:08)
  8. 8 The Official (3:31)
  9. 9 The Heist (3:05)
  10. 10 The Mission (2:24)
  11. 11 React (2:45)
  12. 12 Strapped - Guilty Simpson (3:13)
  13. 13 Strip Club (2:50)
  14. 14 The Exclusive - Percee P (1:23)
  15. 15 Survival Test (3:55)
  16. 16 Starz (3:03)
  17. 17 No Games (2:32)
  18. 18 Raw Addict (3:02)
  19. 19 Pillz (3:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Da Rawkus (3:26)
  2. 2 The Official (2:59)
  3. 3 Heavy (3:13)
  4. 4 Optimos For Dilla (Interlude) (1:05)
  5. 5 Surviaval Test (3:26)
  6. 6 Champion Sound (3:28)
  7. 7 The Mission (3:38)
  8. 8 One For Dilla (Interlude) (1:20)
  9. 9 Strapped - Guilty Simpson (2:45)
  10. 10 McNasty Filth (2:58)
  11. 11 Nowadayz (2:37)
  12. 12 Red (2:26)
  13. 13 The Heavy (3:05)
  14. 14 Red (3:15)
  15. 15 Raw Shit (3:12)
  16. 16 The Official (3:07)
  17. 17 The Heist (2:51)
  18. 18 The Mission (2:28)
  19. 19 React (2:48)
  20. 20 Strapped (2:22)
  21. 21 Strip Club (2:55)
  22. 22 The Exclusive (1:31)
  23. 23 Survival Test (3:20)
  24. 24 Starz (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaylib Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Peanut Butter Wolf Executive Producer
Dave Cooley Mastering
Madlib Composer
J Dilla Composer
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