Homecoming

Homecoming

by Tahir
     
 

This Tallahassee-born rapper tries to balance Dirty South bounce with the political awareness of his Florida compatriots, Dead Prez, on his full-length debut. Sounding at times like a more refined and socially conscious No Limit release, Homecoming interweaves party tunes with calls for enlightenment. Unfortunately, See more details below

Overview

This Tallahassee-born rapper tries to balance Dirty South bounce with the political awareness of his Florida compatriots, Dead Prez, on his full-length debut. Sounding at times like a more refined and socially conscious No Limit release, Homecoming interweaves party tunes with calls for enlightenment. Unfortunately, Tahir doesn't really have anything new to say. The bass-heavy rhythms and call-and-response vocals are overly familiar, although this would be a forgivable limitation if Tahir came up with more songs as catchy as "Army Boys." The messages aren't particularly new either; you may find positive values in the statement of purpose at the beginning of "Army Boys" ("We the People Army, come together as a unit, so that we can all live better lives"), the call for family solidarity in "Never Alone," and the dedication to "all the political prisoners worldwide" in "Willpower," but ultimately the political awareness seems to boil down to the standard anti-establishment posturing of "f*ck the law, f*ck the cops" ("Raw and Treal"). Overall this isn't a bad album, but it isn't anything remarkable either.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2001
Label:
Raptivism
UPC:
0692227000729
catalogNumber:
270007

Tracks

  1. Pep Rally Testimony
  2. Army Boys  -  Maintain
  3. Get Live
  4. Skit 1  - Shaunda Steele-Williams
  5. Leon County  - Shaunda Steele-Williams
  6. Make Moves  -  Abu
  7. Plow-Plow  -  Turntablist King Life
  8. Southside
  9. Stacy
  10. Skit 2  - Shaunda Steele-Williams
  11. Never Alone  - Anthony Treadvant
  12. Flush!  - Shaunda Steele-Williams
  13. Keep Bouncin'  -  Rush Dancers
  14. The Pros
  15. Raw and Treal  -  Jiddabug
  16. Holiday Pay  -  Turntablist King Life
  17. No Love  -  Stic.man
  18. Skit 3  -  Jazon
  19. Willpower  - Shaunda Steele-Williams
  20. 4th & Goal  - One Man Gang
  21. [Untitled Track]

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tahir   Primary Artist
Doo Doo Brown   Track Performer
Djibrill   Track Performer
Robert Williams   Flute
Ping   Track Performer
Rush Dancers   Track Performer
Fire Arson   Track Performer
Golden Eye   Track Performer
Jay Fresh   Track Performer
Jazon   Track Performer
Jiddabug   Track Performer
Maintain   Track Performer
Twa Nanabaluku   Track Performer
One Man Gang   Track Performer
Shaunda Steele-Williams   Track Performer
Anthony Treadvant   Track Performer
Turntablist King Life   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gene Grimaldi   Mastering
Tahir   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Art Direction
Abu   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Robert Williams   Poetry

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