The Beat Generation: 10th Anniversary Collection

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The BBE label's Beat Generation series granted complete creative control to an impressive roster of hip-hop producers: Jay Dee (Welcome 2 Detroit, 2001), Pete Rock (PeteStrumentals, 2001), will.i.am (Lost Change, 2001), Marley Marl (Re-Entry, 2001), DJ Jazzy Jeff (The Magnificent, 2002), King Britt (Adventures in Lo-Fi, 2003), DJ Spinna (Here to There, 2003), and Madlib (WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip, 2008), as well as Philly soul string arranger Larry Gold (Don Cello and Friends, 2003). On this two-disc package, the label hands the series to Spinna and Mr. Thing, each of whom contributes a disc mixing his favorites. It treads close to overkill -- 18 tracks appear in both ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The BBE label's Beat Generation series granted complete creative control to an impressive roster of hip-hop producers: Jay Dee (Welcome 2 Detroit, 2001), Pete Rock (PeteStrumentals, 2001), will.i.am (Lost Change, 2001), Marley Marl (Re-Entry, 2001), DJ Jazzy Jeff (The Magnificent, 2002), King Britt (Adventures in Lo-Fi, 2003), DJ Spinna (Here to There, 2003), and Madlib (WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip, 2008), as well as Philly soul string arranger Larry Gold (Don Cello and Friends, 2003). On this two-disc package, the label hands the series to Spinna and Mr. Thing, each of whom contributes a disc mixing his favorites. It treads close to overkill -- 18 tracks appear in both sets -- but does place a necessary spotlight upon an overlooked spate of releases. (BBE are known more for DJ mixes and obscurity compilations than proper artist albums, and they're too stylistically broad to be considered a hip-hop label.) With the exception of Gold's Black Thought-assisted "No Stoppin," each release gets roughly the same amount of attention. A number of minor gems and stone-cold classics are scattered throughout, and most of them are allowed to play out for the majority of their duration. There's Jazzy Jeff's gorgeous and powerful "My Peoples," featuring a young Raheem DeVaughn and traces of "Soudade Vem Correndo," the bossa nova tune sampled by Jay Dee for the Pharcyde's "Runnin'"; Jay Dee's playful "Rico Suave Bossa Nova"; Pete Rock's razor-sharp "Give It to Y'all," featuring some of the earliest appearances from Roc Marciano and Trife; Spinna's broken-beat jam "Love Is Sold," assisted by Kaidi Tatham and Mark de Clive-Lowe; and will.i.am's plush "Lay Me Down," with Terry Dexter's seductive voice processed into flutters. These mixes can be enjoyed whether or not you are familiar with the source releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Bbe
  • UPC: 730003116223
  • Catalog Number: 162
  • Sales rank: 163,739

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stop - Madlib the Beat Konducta (0:36)
  2. 2 Nothin' Lesser - Pete Rock (2:51)
  3. 3 What It Do - Madlib the Beat Konducta (1:13)
  4. 4 Big Faces - Marley Marl (0:24)
  5. 5 My Peoples - DJ Jazzy Jeff (3:40)
  6. 6 Pete's Jazz - Pete Rock (0:21)
  7. 7 African Rhythms (0:58)
  8. 8 What Ruling Means - Kevin Brown (2:37)
  9. 9 Drive - DJ Spinna (1:54)
  10. 10 Go! - Madlib the Beat Konducta (2:11)
  11. 11 Are You Ready? - DJ Jazzy (3:47)
  12. 12 Lay Me Down - Terry Dexter (2:16)
  13. 13 Rock Wit U - DJ Jazzy Jeff (2:13)
  14. 14 Surely - DJ Spinna (3:55)
  15. 15 Give It To Y'all - Roc Marciano (2:44)
  16. 16 Beej-N-Dem, Pt. 2 (2:40)
  17. 17 Blow the Horns On 'Em - Madlib the Beat Konducta (1:38)
  18. 18 Live Ova Beats - Marley Marl (0:48)
  19. 19 We Live In Philly - DJ Jazzy Jeff (3:51)
  20. 20 All Up In It - Eric Krasno (2:42)
  21. 21 A Charmed Life - DJ Jazzy Jeff (3:35)
  22. 22 Money - Huck Flynn (1:48)
  23. 23 Hummin' - Marley Marl (3:25)
  24. 24 Rico Suave Bossa Nova (2:42)
  25. 25 Spaces - Quasimoto (1:37)
  26. 26 Lost Change In D Minor - will.i.am (1:37)
  27. 27 Transcend - King Britt (2:40)
  28. 28 Idols - DJ Spinna (3:18)
  29. 29 No Stoppin' - Black Thought (2:42)
  30. 30 Love is Sold - Abdul Shylon (4:36)
  31. 31 Big Booty Express (1:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Stop - Madlib the Beat Konducta (0:47)
  2. 2 Nothin' Lesser - Pete Rock (2:58)
  3. 3 What Ruling Means - Kevin Brown (3:54)
  4. 4 Are You Ready? - DJ Jazzy (2:29)
  5. 5 Galactic Soul - DJ Spinna (1:30)
  6. 6 Lay Me Down - Terry Dexter (3:07)
  7. 7 Rock Wit U - DJ Jazzy Jeff (2:23)
  8. 8 Pete's Jazz - Pete Rock (2:18)
  9. 9 African Rhythms (1:16)
  10. 10 Beej-N-Dem, Pt. 2 (2:25)
  11. 11 Blow the Horns On 'Em - Madlib the Beat Konducta (2:59)
  12. 12 Give It To Y'all - Roc Marciano (2:20)
  13. 13 To My Advantage - Pete Rock (1:59)
  14. 14 Spaces - Quasimoto (1:49)
  15. 15 All Up In It - Eric Krasno (3:51)
  16. 16 Live Ova Beats - Marley Marl (1:17)
  17. 17 Money - Huck Fynn (3:19)
  18. 18 Rico Suave Bossa Nova (1:12)
  19. 19 Transcend - King Britt (2:13)
  20. 20 Cobbs Creek - King Britt (2:41)
  21. 21 Lost Change In D Minor - will.i.am (1:11)
  22. 22 No Stoppin' - Black Thought (3:35)
  23. 23 Rock - DJ Spinna (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mr. Thing Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Nat Adderley Composer
Gene McDaniels Composer
Jerry Cohen Composer
Larry Gold Producer
Gene McFadden Composer
Peter Phillips Composer, Producer
Jeff Townes Composer, Producer
John Whitehead Composer
James Plunky Branch Composer
Jay Dee Producer
King Britt Composer, Producer
Marlon Williams Composer, Producer
Tariq Trotter Composer, Producer
DJ Spinna Composer, Producer
will.i.am Composer, Producer
Jill Scott Composer
Otis Jackson Jr. Composer
Mark de Clive-Lowe Composer
Neal Evans Composer
Eric Krasno Composer
Madlib Producer
Montez Roberts Producer
Kevin Brown Composer, Producer
Otis Jackson Composer
J. Cadet Composer
Melvin "Chaos" Lewis Producer
K. Mercer Composer
P. Smoovah Composer, Producer
V. Mojica Composer
J. Townes Composer
J. Yancey Composer
Jeff Towns Producer
James Yancey Composer, Producer
Antonia Reed Composer
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