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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
A collective of Southern rappers including members of Outkast and Goodie Mob, plus solo emcees from Backbone to Witchdoctor, the Dungeon Fam seems to have cribbed a page from the Wu-Tang Clan's business model. There's certainly strength in numbers, but that's where the comparison ends. Weaned on the crunked-up bounce of Dirty South hip-hop, the Dungeon Family have concocted an original electric-funk blend that hearkens back to George Clinton's Mothership funkateers. Their heavily hyped disc, Even in Darkness, features the Atlanta-based artists tag-teaming atop the synthesized beat stew with a barrage of rhymes largely addressing their rap preeminence "6 Minutes" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
A collective of Southern rappers including members of Outkast and Goodie Mob, plus solo emcees from Backbone to Witchdoctor, the Dungeon Fam seems to have cribbed a page from the Wu-Tang Clan's business model. There's certainly strength in numbers, but that's where the comparison ends. Weaned on the crunked-up bounce of Dirty South hip-hop, the Dungeon Family have concocted an original electric-funk blend that hearkens back to George Clinton's Mothership funkateers. Their heavily hyped disc, Even in Darkness, features the Atlanta-based artists tag-teaming atop the synthesized beat stew with a barrage of rhymes largely addressing their rap preeminence "6 Minutes" and otherworldy ethos "Excalibur". However, like Outkast's masterful Stankonia, the DF revamp rap clichés to make them sound so fresh and so clean. On the Kraftwerk-borrowed groove of "Trans DF Express," Outkast's Dre captivates with flirtatious lines such as: "Hippy to the hop like a digilog frog/Throw me the cat and I'll throw you the dog." Bubba Sparxxx drops by on "White Gutz," a big-up to the butter-soft leather interiors and whitewall tires of a flossy ride, set to a hypnotic beat. Lyrically, however, DF are just as comfortable at the deep end of the pool. Over the guitar-loop and a doo-wop chorus of "Rollin'," featuring Society of Soul, they ponder the need to "color outside the lines" in a myopic rap industry, and on the aptly titled "What Is Rap?" Witchdoctor and Big Rube wax poetic about the stagnant state of hip-hop. Funk for the booty and a bonus for the brain, the Dungeon Family are the coolest muther-funkers on planet hip-hop.
Time Out New York - Margeaux Watson
Not unlike the QB Finest disc, a compilation of MCs from Queensbridge spearheaded by Nas, this disc finds some of Atlanta's biggest and brightest hip-hop stars sharing the spotlight with their lesser-known hometown peers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 078221469326
  • Catalog Number: 14693
  • Sales rank: 79,325

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dungeon Family Primary Artist
C-BO Vocals
Brother James Vocals
Preston Crump Bass
Joi Vocals
Debra Killings Background Vocals
Bob Lewis Trombone
Aaron Mills Bass
Ray Strings, Clavinet
Big Rube Vocals
Mello K. Vocals
Lee King Trumpet
DJ Herb scratching
Witchdoctor Vocals
Cee Lo Green Vocals
Lil' Will Vocals
Jerry Freeman Horn
Donnie Mathis Guitar
David Whild Guitar
Khujo Vocals
Big Boi Vocals, Background Vocals
Big Gipp Vocals
Eric Alexander Trombone
Mike Hardnett Bass, Guitar
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman Organ, Keyboards
Kris Shelton Vocals
Bubba Sparxxx Vocals
Slimm Calhoun Vocals
Preecher Vocals
Sleepy Brown Strings, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet
Nivea Vocals
Killer Mike Vocals
Backbone Vocals
André 3000 Vocals, Background Vocals
Kebbi Williams Horn
Freddie Calhoun Vocals
Mike Cebulski Gong
Richard L. Owens Horn
Mike Barry Trumpet
Jason Freeman Horn
Ramón Vocals
T-Mo Goodie Vocals
Technical Credits
John Frye Engineer
Organized Noize Programming, Producer, drum programming
L.A. Reid Executive Producer
Kevin Crouse Engineer
Blake Eiseman Engineer
Sean Davis Engineer
Eddie Horst Horn Arrangements, Percussion Arrangement
Cutmaster Swift Cut
Mikey Williams Executive Producer
Kyledidthis Art Direction
Ray Murray Engineer
Earthtone III Producer
Dungeon Family Executive Producer
Malik Albert Engineer
Vincent Alexander Engineer
ET3 Arranger, Programming, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE OF THE BEST OF THE YEAR

    This album by the Dungeon Fam surpasses others of the same type (i.e., Devil's Night, Free city) due to the fact that it lets others in the group besides Outkast display thier talents. Also, the others (consisting of Society of Soul, Freddie Calhoun, Backbone, Witchdoctor, etc.) don't try to sound like Outkast, which brings a fresh sound to all of the songs. I really enjoy this one. Favorite tracks= White gutz, Everlasting, Black Gangster

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