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Rhyme & Reason
     

Rhyme & Reason

 

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The soundtrack to the 1997 hip-hop documentary Rhyme & Reason, released at the height of the hip-hop's coastal tensions, tries to pull together the genre's disparate strands. In an attempt to show that the regional and stylistic differences are nor nearly so great as they appear, East, West, South, and Midwest are all represented in one form or another. Taken

Overview

The soundtrack to the 1997 hip-hop documentary Rhyme & Reason, released at the height of the hip-hop's coastal tensions, tries to pull together the genre's disparate strands. In an attempt to show that the regional and stylistic differences are nor nearly so great as they appear, East, West, South, and Midwest are all represented in one form or another. Taken individually, the performances are strong. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip unite for the menacing "Wild Hot," Mack 10 and the Dogg Pound roll smoothly on "Nothin' but the Cavi Hit," while Guru and protegees Kai:Bee & Lil' Dap spread knowledge on "The Way It Iz." Rather than point out the similarities, the often jarring juxtapositions highlight the differences. KRS-One's booming New York hip-hop reminisces immediately precedes Master P's brutal New Orleans bounce. The contrast is profound and startling. Such uncomfortable moments characterize the album. The compilers of the Rhyme & Reason soundtrack don't come close to uniting hip-hop, but they do manage to bring together a host of strong (and mostly non-album) tracks from some of the genre's best. Most hip-hop fans will find something to like here.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/1997
Label:
Priority Records
UPC:
0049925063523
catalogNumber:
50635

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Nothin' But the Cavi Hit
  2. Wild Hot
  3. Reason for Rhyme
  4. Uni-4-Orm
  5. Bogus Mayn
  6. Every Year
  7. Tragedy
  8. Represent
  9. Niggaz Don't Want It
  10. Bring It Back
  11. Is There a Heaven 4 a Gangsta?
  12. Liquor Store Run
  13. The Way It Iz
  14. Business First @@DeCoca
  15. No Identify

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Master P   Vocals,Track Performer
E-40   Track Performer
Guru   Track Performer
8ball & MJG   Track Performer
Tribe Called Quest   Track Performer
Busta Rhymes   Track Performer
Derrick Davis   Flute
Charles Grey   Guitar,Background Vocals
KRS-One   Track Performer
RZA   Track Performer
Mack 10   Track Performer
Lost Boyz   Track Performer
Tha Dogg Pound   Track Performer
MC Eiht   Track Performer
Preston Middleton   Keyboards
Crucial Conflict   Track Performer
Delinquent Habits   Track Performer
Tha Truth!   Background Vocals
MJG   Track Performer
Crazy C   Keyboards
Studio Ton   Keyboards
Funky Fingers   Guitar
E-Way   Guitar
Canibus   Track Performer
Volume 10   Track Performer
8Ball   Track Performer

Technical Credits

O.G. Style   Producer
E-40   Producer,Contributor,Vocal Arrangements
Guru   Producer
Grant Austin   Engineer
Busta Rhymes   Producer
Rick Clifford   Engineer
KRS-One   Producer
RZA   Producer
Chris Shepard   Engineer
Dat Nigga Daz   Producer
Carlos Bess   Engineer
True Master   Producer
MC Eiht   Producer
Fabian Hamilton   Producer
Josh Achziger   Engineer
Ummah   Producer
Crazy C   Producer
Vincent Sims   Engineer
Studio Ton   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Craig B.   Producer
Bryan Davis   Engineer
Tony Isaacs   Producer
Dorian Johnson   Engineer
KLC   Producer,Engineer
Mo B. Dick   Producer
Joe Quimby   Engineer
Happy Walters   Executive Producer
E-Way   Arranger
Craig Gilmore   Engineer
Big Dex   Producer
Blac Earl   Producer,Engineer
Leo Swift Morris   Engineer
Wildstyle   Contributor

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