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Lost Change
     

Lost Change

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by will.i.am
 

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One of the early volumes in BBE's ambitious beat-suite series, will.i.am's Lost Change is a solid extension of the movement, cozily nestling between Jay Dee's Welcome to Detroit (a more rhyme-orientated opus) and Pete Rock's Petestrumentals (a distinctly jazzy,

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One of the early volumes in BBE's ambitious beat-suite series, will.i.am's Lost Change is a solid extension of the movement, cozily nestling between Jay Dee's Welcome to Detroit (a more rhyme-orientated opus) and Pete Rock's Petestrumentals (a distinctly jazzy, instrumental-based endeavor). Though will has taken the instrumental-based series and put his own stamp on it, that stamp still contains occasional hues of Black Eyed Peas' early organic stylings ("Ev Rebahdee" featuring Planet Asia). Yet, BBE's progressive format frees him up to dabble in a menagerie of musical styles. And he's up to the challenge, as Lost Change fuses together aspects of jazz, electronica, funk, Caribbean, and trip-hop rhythms. While the straight-up rhyming tracks border on sublime ("I Am") to humdrum ("Money" featuring Huck Fynn, Oezlem, and Horn Dogs), it's the instrumental format where he truly flourishes. Showing a true knack for experimentation, the album leisurely darts back and forth between the reggae-scented "Possessions," "Lost Change" (which coalesces jazzy horns, with junkyard band riffing), and the hazy electronic fuzz of "Thai Arrive," which unfolds like a Radiohead track. Similarly, "Lay Me Down" has the potential to be a break-out hit, as will's infectious snare claps and blissful horn snippets provide a cooled-out platform for Terry Dexter's soulful vocal scatting. On "Control Tower," will inserts a vocal clip that states, "I'm on the brink of a great achievement." A sophisticated and musically enthralling endeavor that still manages to be accessible, Lost Change does an admirable job of implementing a host of different styles, without losing the listener in the process.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2001
Label:
Bbe / Beat Gen
UPC:
0801647120324
catalogNumber:
3

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

will.i.am   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,Kalimba,Moog Bass,Juno
Quincy McCrary   Hammond Organ
J. Curtis   Guitar
Dawn Beckman   Background Vocals
Mike Myers   Track Performer
Planet Asia   Track Performer
Printz Board   Bass,Trumpet,Keyboards

Technical Credits

will.i.am   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Terry Dexter   Contributor
Dylan Dresdow   Engineer
Peter Adarkwah   Executive Producer
Jason Green   Contributor
Seth Friedman   Executive Producer

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Lost Change 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy this record, you won't be dissapointed. The effects & 'sound' of this record is like no other. Other 'hot shot' producers only with they could achieve the sonic acheievement Will.I.Am did on this record.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The mixing & production credit is the greatest I have ever heard on a rap album. *****+