Droppin' Science Fiction

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A hip-hop trio (two MCs and one producer), the Mighty Underdogs sound so laid-back and bemused and confident on their debut LP that even those who didn't recognize the names involved might guess that these are not people going about their day jobs. Lateef and Gift of Gab are, of course, two of the brightest rappers to emerge between the death of alternative rap and the birth of the underground, and their thirst for innovative side projects appears to be nowhere near slaked. Their producer here, Headnodic, is less of a major figure, but that just means he has more to prove. His tracks on Droppin' Science Fiction mark him as a producer to watch -- although he's actually been ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
A hip-hop trio (two MCs and one producer), the Mighty Underdogs sound so laid-back and bemused and confident on their debut LP that even those who didn't recognize the names involved might guess that these are not people going about their day jobs. Lateef and Gift of Gab are, of course, two of the brightest rappers to emerge between the death of alternative rap and the birth of the underground, and their thirst for innovative side projects appears to be nowhere near slaked. Their producer here, Headnodic, is less of a major figure, but that just means he has more to prove. His tracks on Droppin' Science Fiction mark him as a producer to watch -- although he's actually been around for quite a while -- calling on everything from old-school rap to lowrider digitalia to hard rock in order to power these tracks (all of which are either hip-hop or deep groove). He also corrals a large cast of musical guests, and makes this easily the best-produced Quannum project since the original Quannum Spectrum. The major question for rap fans on the vocal end is whether Lateef's outsized personality would quash Gift of Gab's subtle acrobatics. Although Lateef certainly does take the primary role, no one should mourn the loss of more features from Gift of Gab, especially when the record includes so many other gifted rappers -- MF Doom, Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif, Chali 2na, and more. The highlight comes with a remix of "UFC," with deft cuts from none other than DJ Shadow. The only thing that stops Droppin' Science Fiction from being an instant masterpiece is that Lateef and Gift of Gab don't do quite enough to make these tracks shine; great productions and great rapping still need a few big hooks (vocal or musical) to snare listeners right from the get-go.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • Label: Definitive Jux
  • UPC: 600308816527
  • Catalog Number: 88165

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Monster (2:18)
  2. 2 Hands in the Air (2:07)
  3. 3 So Sad (3:12)
  4. 4 Gunfight (4:06)
  5. 5 Ill Vacation (3:51)
  6. 6 Science Fiction (3:41)
  7. 7 Laughing at You (2:56)
  8. 8 Escape (3:42)
  9. 9 Doglude (0:52)
  10. 10 Folks (2:54)
  11. 11 Ufc Remix (3:18)
  12. 12 Want You Back (4:06)
  13. 13 Aye (2:59)
  14. 14 Warwalk - Zioni (4:08)
  15. 15 Victorious (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mighty Underdogs Primary Artist
Prophet Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, fender rhodes
Lincoln Adler Saxophone
Myron Glasper Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Lateef the Truthspeaker Bass, Track Performer, Group Member
Joyo Velarde Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Adam Theis Trombone
Hervé "RV" Salters Organ, Clavinet, fender rhodes, Arp Strings, Roland Synthesizer
Scott Anderson screams
Headnodic Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Chimes, Drums, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Theremin, Ukulele, Moog Synthesizer, Surdo, Sampling, Vibes, Shaker, cowbell, Upright Bass, Wood Block, Wurlitzer, Toy Piano, Moog Bass, Roland Synthesizer, Group Member
Gift of Gab Track Performer, Group Member
Rene Flores Percussion, Conga
Max MacVeety Drums
J. Sun Vocals
Precious Soprano (Vocal)
G. Koop Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Conga, fender rhodes
Amy Gruber Vocals
Solas B. Lalgee Vocals
Assara Price Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Ilani Price Choir, Chorus
Kasiah Price Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Kasey Knudsen Saxophone
Ileni Price Background Vocals
Emu Emuletor Guitar, Piano
Technical Credits
DJ Shadow Cut
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley Composer
Brent Rollins Art Direction
Lateef the Truthspeaker Lyricist
T. Shimura Composer
Headnodic Composer, Producer, Engineer, Writer, Contributor, drum programming, Audio Production
Gift of Gab Lyricist
Tim Parker Composer
Lateef Daumont Composer
Ethan "Headnodic" Parsonage Composer
G. Koop Engineer
DJ E DaBoss Cut
T. Parker Composer
Ricardo Gutierrez Mastering
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