Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996

Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996

by De La Soul
     
 

From the days of the earliest Cold Crush battle tapes, live hip-hop on record has been a sketchy proposition. There's simply no way to transmit the energy and community feeling of a live show onto wax or tape or disc, and sludgy audio quality has rarely convinced anyone other than the hardcore to risk an investment. For reasons unknown, DeSee more details below

Overview

From the days of the earliest Cold Crush battle tapes, live hip-hop on record has been a sketchy proposition. There's simply no way to transmit the energy and community feeling of a live show onto wax or tape or disc, and sludgy audio quality has rarely convinced anyone other than the hardcore to risk an investment. For reasons unknown, De La Soul, those ambassadors of hip-hop exuberance despite their professorial inclinations, were gifted by Tommy Boy/Rhino with a release of one of their live shows -- a May 13, 1996, gig at Tramps in New York City. The sound quality is barely at the level of an audience recording; the vocals aren't balanced and make up nearly 75 percent of the mix, while beats, basslines, and an occasional sample are left to wallow in the murk. The core trio are joined by several guests, including Mos Def, then an unknown property but just about to make his De La debut on Stakes Is High. Common stops by for a pair of tracks, and the Jungle Brothers take the stage for one of the few highlights, a reprise of their 1989 single "Buddy."

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227820121
catalogNumber:
78201

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

De La Soul   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Tom Waits   Composer
Edwin Birdsong   Composer
Philippe Wynne   Composer
Thomas Allen   Composer
Skeff Anselm   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
De La Soul   Producer
Kevin McCord   Composer
Billy Nichols   Composer
Prince Paul   Producer
Michael Small   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Paul Huston   Composer
Vincent Mason   Composer
Susaye Greene   Composer
Billy "Bass" Nelson   Composer
Steve Pokorny   Remastering
Malik Taylor   Composer
Morris Dickerson   Composer
Dante Beze   Composer
Nathaniel Hall   Composer
Randy Perry   Digital Editing
R. Jones   Composer
James "Jay Dee" Yancey   Composer
Kelvin Mercer   Composer
Masaki Koike   Art Direction
Lonnie Lynn   Composer
Daniel Hersch   Remastering
David Jolicouer   Composer

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