Don't Sleep

Don't Sleep

by DJ Hurricane
     
 

In a year where the producer grew to a level of prominence increasingly closer to that of the MC, with Dr. Dre, Mannie Fresh, and Swizz Beatz getting substantial acclaim and other producers such as Muggs and Dame Grease crafting their own full-length albums, it'sSee more details below

Overview

In a year where the producer grew to a level of prominence increasingly closer to that of the MC, with Dr. Dre, Mannie Fresh, and Swizz Beatz getting substantial acclaim and other producers such as Muggs and Dame Grease crafting their own full-length albums, it's not surprising to see a DJ as prominent as DJ Hurricane getting the chance to release a full-length album. Like Muggs and Grease, DJ Hurricane recruits a large roster of MCs to bring some personality to his beats, and, again like Muggs and Grease, his album ultimately falls short with its number of lackluster MC performances despite the excellent beats. It's been said before: Not even the best production can overcome dull rapping. There are a few shining moments here, such as "Freeze the Frame" featuring a charged Public Enemy, "Make Things Better" featuring Talib Kweli, "Connect" featuring the near-but-not-quite gangsta charisma of Xzibit, and "Blow It Up" featuring the West Coast stance of Hittman. With 18 tracks, there are quite a few solid beats spoiled by mediocre rapping, and the inclusion of "We Will Rock You," a cover of the Queen classic featuring Scott Weiland, is a looming mistake. In the end, if you can look beyond the oft-poor rapping, there are some great East Coast neo-old school beats here; note though that De Roc and Swift C assist Hurricane with production on every track.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2000
Label:
Tvt
UPC:
0016581645028

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Hurricane   Primary Artist,DJ
Public Enemy   Track Performer
N'Dea Davenport   Background Vocals
Money Mark   Track Performer
Kool G Rap   Track Performer
Scott Weiland   Track Performer
Faith Evans   Track Performer
Xzibit   Track Performer
Black Thought   Track Performer
Talib Kweli   Track Performer
Have Mercy   Track Performer
Michael Weiland   Percussion
Rah Digga   Track Performer
Big Gipp   Track Performer
Swift C   Track Performer
Mike Lowry   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Paul Arnold   Engineer
DJ Hurricane   Producer
Vladimir Meller   Mastering
Bruno Ravel   Producer
Richard Fortus   Engineer
Claude "Swifty" Achille   Engineer
Roger Scheepers   Engineer
Mike Scielzi   Engineer

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