Spirit In Stone

Spirit In Stone

by Lifesavas
     
 

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After debuting in 1999 with the all-star Quannum Spectrum record, the Quannum label wasn't releasing enough albums to qualify as anything other than a boutique label; Lifesavas' wide-release LP was actually the first from a non-Quannum-connected artist. Spearheaded by

Overview

After debuting in 1999 with the all-star Quannum Spectrum record, the Quannum label wasn't releasing enough albums to qualify as anything other than a boutique label; Lifesavas' wide-release LP was actually the first from a non-Quannum-connected artist. Spearheaded by Blackalicious' Chief Xcel, Spirit in Stone reveals a heavily spiritual hip-hop crew with plenty of talent. Producer Jumbo the Garbageman creates some warm, hard-hitting tracks heavy on the soul samples, and main rapper Vursatyl expands his De La Soul influence to don several guises, from a politically and spiritually conscious intelligent rapper to a smooth-flow master to a Rasta spitter. Gift of Gab, always a great addition to an optimistic message track, drops a batch of twisting rhymes for "Livin' Time/Life: Movement 1," and the full Quannum crew unites for the scratch symphony "Emerge." Lifesavas need more work to hit the same high peak as Blackalicious, but they already possess one of the rarest traits to find in hip-hop -- the ability to write on intriguing subjects, no matter the mic skills or sample digging. For evidence, listen to the hilarious "Hellohihey," on which Vursatyl runs through a collection of rap-group character lessons, from a metaphysical, cartoonish Voltron of a hip-hop crew to an arrogant, greater-than-thou rapper.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2003
Label:
Quannum Projects
UPC:
0681940004022
catalogNumber:
40

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lifesavas   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Dave Solomon   Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
DJ Shadow   scratching
Omega   Vocals,Track Performer
Lyrics Born   Track Performer
Lee Hendricks   Vocals
Joyo Velarde   Vocals
Hervé "RV" Salters   Organ,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Improvisation
Libretto   Track Performer
Tory "T Swurvell" Ward   Bass
Teke Underduze   Bass,Guitar
Virginia Byrd   Vocals
Cedell   Harpsichord
Sly DaBrown Hornet   Track Performer
Sistah "T"   Vocals
Ryan "Rev. Shines" Shortell   Group Member
Portland Hooligans   Track Performer
Marlon "Vursatyl" Irving   Vocals,Track Performer
Adrienne Irving   Vocals
Marckia   Vocals
Turiya   Track Performer
Walidah   Track Performer
Tim "Harp" Harper   Organ,Vocals
Jerry Harris   fender rhodes
Shamir   Vocals

Technical Credits

Charlie Brown   Engineer
Dave Solomon   Producer,Engineer,Contributor,Cut
T.J. Parker   Composer
T. Shimura   Composer
Ryan "Rev. Shines" Shortell   Producer,Contributor,Cut
DJ D Sharp   Cut
Mikael "Count" Eldridge   Contributor
Emcee Katapult   Vocal Arrangements
Marlon "Vursatyl" Irving   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jealous Cat   Vocal Arrangements
Xavier Mosley   Producer,Contributor

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