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The Flip Squad All-Star DJs

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Employing eight hip-hop DJs including Funkmaster Flex, DJ Hollywood, and Mister Cee and various East Coast rappers most notably, Lovebug Starski and the goofy Biz Markie, the Flip Squad All-Star DJs are the rap equivalent of a hard bop jam session. Just as jazz saxmen and trumpeters would tend to be especially extroverted at a jam session and show their chops off, the Flip Squad is essentially about rappers showing off their "flow," or rhyming technique. No particular MC dominates the microphone; Biz, Starski, Canibus, McGruff and others take turns rapping and emphasize flow, flow, and more flow. Most of the time, the results are exhilarating, if limited. But a few of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Employing eight hip-hop DJs including Funkmaster Flex, DJ Hollywood, and Mister Cee and various East Coast rappers most notably, Lovebug Starski and the goofy Biz Markie, the Flip Squad All-Star DJs are the rap equivalent of a hard bop jam session. Just as jazz saxmen and trumpeters would tend to be especially extroverted at a jam session and show their chops off, the Flip Squad is essentially about rappers showing off their "flow," or rhyming technique. No particular MC dominates the microphone; Biz, Starski, Canibus, McGruff and others take turns rapping and emphasize flow, flow, and more flow. Most of the time, the results are exhilarating, if limited. But a few of the tunes tell a story rather than simply concentrating on technique. "Get Tough '98" and the menacing "Villain Guys" address the dangers of the inner city, while "Turntables" angrily speaks out against materialistic, gold digging women who dis rappers when they're poor but try to seduce them after they've made some money. Some politically correct types will whine that "Turntables" is sexist or misogynist, but in fact, the song is simply telling it like it is. "Turntables" doesn't insult women in general -- only gold diggers. Flip Squad All-Star DJs isn't without late 1990s influences, but much of the material is a throwback to the New York hip-hop of the 1980s. "How Ya Like Us Now," in fact, isn't unlike something the Treacherous Three, Grandmaster Flash or Kurtis Blow would have done 10 or 15 years earlier. Although not essential, Flip Squad All-Star DJs is a spirited effort that seasoned hip-hop fans will find enjoyable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1998
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811181543
  • Catalog Number: 11815

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Things I Do - Don Blaq (4:17)
  2. 2 Seriously - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (3:42)
  3. 3 Turntables - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (3:49)
  4. 4 Members Only - Don Blaq (4:19)
  5. 5 Only Time You Love 'Em - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (3:13)
  6. 6 It's Da Biz - Kia Jethries (3:50)
  7. 7 Fa Reel - Trigger (3:44)
  8. 8 Get Tough '98 - Spintek (4:30)
  9. 9 Villian Guys - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (4:54)
  10. 10 Biz & Candy - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (3:54)
  11. 11 Because - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (5:01)
  12. 12 Shoo - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (4:17)
  13. 13 How Ya Like Us Now - Flip Squad Allstar DJs (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flip Squad Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Biz Markie Track Performer
Kia Jeffries Vocals, Track Performer
Uneek Track Performer
Funkmaster Flex Track Performer
Big Kap Track Performer
Villa Vocals
B.O.E. Vocals
DJ Hollywood Track Performer
Mister Cee Track Performer
Jiv Pos Track Performer
McGruff Track Performer
Canibus Track Performer
DJ Enuff Track Performer
Mr. Sexxx Vocals
Papoose Track Performer
Ghetto Inmates Track Performer
Cipha Sounds Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jesse West Producer
Biz Markie Producer
Large Professor Producer
Funkmaster Flex Producer
Big Kap Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
QDIII Producer
Jiv Pos Producer
DJ Enuff Producer
Mike Lowe Producer
Cipha Sounds Producer
DR Period Producer
Mark Ronson Producer
Doo Wop Producer, Executive Producer
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