It Takes Two

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Without question, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock had the party anthem of 1988 in "It Takes Two" -- an insanely infectious rap/dance gem using a James Brown/Lynn Collins classic of the same name as a reference point. While the song was a major hit in dance music and club circles, Base won over hip-hop's hardcore with his strong technique as a rapper. Though most of this debut album falls short of that mega-hit's excellence, it's a generally decent effort that has both hip-hop and R&B appeal. A reflection on societal breakdown, the sobering "Times Are Gettin' Ill" is atypical of this album -- which favors soul-flavored party music over social and political commentary. From...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Without question, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock had the party anthem of 1988 in "It Takes Two" -- an insanely infectious rap/dance gem using a James Brown/Lynn Collins classic of the same name as a reference point. While the song was a major hit in dance music and club circles, Base won over hip-hop's hardcore with his strong technique as a rapper. Though most of this debut album falls short of that mega-hit's excellence, it's a generally decent effort that has both hip-hop and R&B appeal. A reflection on societal breakdown, the sobering "Times Are Gettin' Ill" is atypical of this album -- which favors soul-flavored party music over social and political commentary. From Maze's "Joy & Pain" which the duo used without Frankie Beverly's permission, inspiring him to threaten legal action to the house-influenced "Get on the Dance Floor," It Takes Two thrives on strong hooks and unapologetic escapism.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/15/2002
  • Label: Bmg Special Product
  • UPC: 755174651021
  • Catalog Number: 986393
  • Sales rank: 20,252

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It Takes Two (5:00)
  2. 2 Joy and Pain (3:46)
  3. 3 Don't Sleep on It (4:02)
  4. 4 Check This Out (3:02)
  5. 5 Crush (5:32)
  6. 6 Get on the Dance Floor (4:23)
  7. 7 Times Are Gettin' Ill (3:39)
  8. 8 Keep It Going Now (3:54)
  9. 9 Make It Hot (4:20)
  10. 10 Creativity (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Primary Artist, Track Performer
Rob Base Indexed Contributor
Omar Chandler Vocals
Rhonda Parris Vocals
Technical Credits
Rob Base Producer
Dave Kowalski Engineer
William Hamilton Producer
DJ E-Z Rock Producer
Thomas Dean Producer
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