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This or That [Wushow]

This or That [Wushow]

by Sway & King Tech
     
 

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Testing the waters of major-label mixtape swapping is a natural progression for legendary West Coast radio show pioneers Sway & King Tech. While Funkmaster Flex originated it and DJ Clue reinvented it, the Wake Up Show duo of Sway & Tech, up to this point, are the undisputed champs at it. The bi-coastal

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Testing the waters of major-label mixtape swapping is a natural progression for legendary West Coast radio show pioneers Sway & King Tech. While Funkmaster Flex originated it and DJ Clue reinvented it, the Wake Up Show duo of Sway & Tech, up to this point, are the undisputed champs at it. The bi-coastal coalition "The Anthem" merges a bevy of lyrical assassins into one tightly knit assemblage of unity. The list of MCs assembled is enough to satisfy anybody, as RZA, Eminem, Xzibit, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Pharoahe Monch, Jayo Felony, Chino XL, Tech N9ne, and Sway all play hot potato with the mic. Guru of Gang Starr uses his monotone vocals to rough up MCs on the enticing "NY Nigus." Bringing nothing but "Underground Tactics," Heltah Skeltah, Planet Asia, and Crooked Eye breathe life into one of Sway & Tech's crisp staccato tracks. Eminem was supplied with a less than stellar broken Casio keyboard track, but his neurotic deviant wordplay saves "Get You Mad." Ill Advised and Rasheed team up with the Roots, Black Thought, and Malik B for a Bomb Squad-like rendition of "1986." Jurassic 5's stock continues to rise, and their chemistry is exquisite on "Improvise." Juice Crew affiliates Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap team up with the MC that other MCs love to hate -- Chino XL -- on "Three to the Dome." A hungry and upstart Dirty Unit gives a rhyming-in-the-park element to "Clientele," which features a well-placed Nas voice sample. Digitized chants signal RZA's entrance on the sonic "Belly of the Beast," while Dilated Peoples build with fellow Likwit crew member Defari on "Dilated Remix." Supervising the LP's ambience, DJ Revolution admirably blends and cuts up sets of old-school and contemporary favorites that would keep any dancefloor packed. Sway & Tech have little trouble getting the best out of their hired hands of proven vets and thirsty underground talent, keeping them one step ahead of their competition. [Em's "Get You Mad" was essentially the single from This or That, and it appeared on a sampler of the same name in four different formats, backed by "Ego 99" (Kool Keith) and "Dirtee Unit" (Clientele).]

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/1999
Label:
Wushow Records
UPC:
0611447050024
catalogNumber:
500

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