Make the Music 2000

Make the Music 2000

by Rahzel
     
 

Spinbacks, rewinds, incredibly deft scratching, playing the old-school hits for an in-the-know audience -- these are the skills that have put hip-hop DJs from Grandmaster Flash to Q-Bert above their contemporaries. Welcome to the ranks one of the most unique talents hip-hop has ever seen: the human turntable known as Rahzel, the…  See more details below

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Spinbacks, rewinds, incredibly deft scratching, playing the old-school hits for an in-the-know audience -- these are the skills that have put hip-hop DJs from Grandmaster Flash to Q-Bert above their contemporaries. Welcome to the ranks one of the most unique talents hip-hop has ever seen: the human turntable known as Rahzel, the Godfather of Noyze. There've been several great human beatboxes in the world of hip-hop (Doug E. Fresh is the most famous), but Rahzel's techniques at recreating a DJ on the turntables are close to unbelievable. On several tracks (taken from live performances), he even recreates specific hip-hop classics -- LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells" and Wu-Tang Clan's "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing to F*** With" -- with surprising accuracy. And for those with the impression Rahzel is a novelty who can't hold up over the course of a full-length, Make the Music 2000 proves that he's a great lyricist and straight-ahead rapper as well. The production is uniformly excellent, including trackmasters Marley Marl (on the spotlight title track), Pete Rock, Scott Storch, and Bob Power, as well as Rahzel himself on a few tracks -- including one of the best, "Bubblin' Bubblin' (Pina Colada)." And the man also vaults a hurdle with the album's guest rappers. While incredibly passé on most rap albums circa 1999, appearing here are excellent names like Q-Tip, Branford Marsalis, Slick Rick, and Erykah Badu. It's not only one of the most fun hip-hop albums of the year, it's one of the best.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1999
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811193829
catalogNumber:
11938

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rahzel   Primary Artist
Slick Rick   Track Performer
Aaron Hall   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Branford Marsalis   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Meshell Ndegeocello   Vocals
Bob Power   Vocals
Q-Tip   Track Performer
Scott Spencer Storch   Keyboards
Vinia Mojica   Track Performer
Erykah Badu   Vocals,Track Performer
T.J. Swan   Background Vocals
Leonard Hubbard   Bass
Rahzel Brown   scratching,Bass (Vocal),Vocals,Vocal Percussion,Vocal Horns

Technical Credits

Slick Rick   Contributor
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Troy Hightower   Engineer
George Karras   Engineer
Kevin Lewis   Engineer
Marley Marl   Producer
Bob Power   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Q-Tip   Contributor
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Scott Spencer Storch   Producer
Kevin Davis   Producer,Executive Producer
Vinia Mojica   Contributor
Night Riders   Producer
Pete Rock   Producer
Emanon   Contributor
Drew FitzGerald   Artwork
Mark Berto   Engineer
Rahzel Brown   Producer,Executive Producer
Gruve   Engineer
Dave O'Donnell   Engineer
Corey Woods   Composer

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