This or That

This or That

by Sway & King Tech
     
 

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

Overview

Testing the waters of major-label mix-tape swapping is a natural progression for legendary West Coast radio show pioneers Sway and Tech. While Funkmaster Flex originated it and DJ Clue reinvented it, the Wake Up Show duo of Sway and 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, Pharoe Monch, Jayo Felony, Chino XL, Tech 9ne, 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 and 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 the Dilated Peoples build with fellow Likwit crew member Defari on "Dilated Remix." Supervising the LP's ambiance, DJ Revolution admirably blends and cuts up sets of old school and contemporary favorites that would keep any dancefloor packed. Sway and 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1999
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949029227
catalogNumber:
90292

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Tracks

  1. Reality Check
  2. Warning
  3. The Number One Crew
  4. Cyrus
  5. The Anthem
  6. Rev's Intro
  7. Rework the Angles
  8. My Name Is
  9. Canibus Remix
  10. New York Niggaz
  11. Above the Clouds
  12. Underground Tactics
  13. Improvise
  14. I Know You Got Soul
  15. Looking At The Front Door
  16. They Reminisce over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  17. Court Is Now in Session
  18. So What Cha Sayin'
  19. Ugly People Be Quiet
  20. Ego Trippin' 99
  21. 3 To The Dome
  22. Get You Mad
  23. You Wanna Battle
  24. 1.9.8.6. Remix
  25. Clientele
  26. Belly of the Beast
  27. KRS-One Intro
  28. Chali 2NA Freestyle
  29. Canibus Freestyle
  30. Redman Freestyle
  31. Sonja Blade Freestyle
  32. Wake Up Show Trivia

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sway & King Tech   Primary Artist
Big Daddy Kane   Track Performer
Chill Rob G.   Track Performer
EPMD   Track Performer
Gang Starr   Track Performer
Main Source   Track Performer
Redman   Track Performer
Guru   Vocals,Track Performer
Eric B. & Rakim   Track Performer
DJ Premier   Vocals,Track Performer
Bobby Digital   Track Performer
KutMasta Kurt   Vocals
KRS-One   Track Performer
Craig Mitchell   Vocals
RZA   Track Performer
Rakim   Track Performer
Kool G Rap   Track Performer
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth   Track Performer
Jayo Felony   Track Performer
Chino XL   Track Performer
Heltah Skeltah   Track Performer
Xzibit   Track Performer
Pete Rock   Track Performer
Kool Keith   Track Performer
Cash Money   Track Performer
Malik B.   Track Performer
Black Thought   Track Performer
Inspectah Deck   Track Performer
Canibus   Track Performer
Defari   Track Performer
Eminem   Track Performer
Rasheed   Track Performer
DJ Revolution   scratching
Motion Man   Track Performer
Planet Asia   Vocals,Track Performer
A.G.   Track Performer
Pharoahe Monch   Track Performer
Tech N9ne   Track Performer
Dilated Peoples   Track Performer
Dirty Unit   Track Performer
Mike Mann   Vocals
Crooked Eye   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bobby Digital   Producer
KutMasta Kurt   Producer
KRS-One   Composer
RZA   Composer
Kool G Rap   Composer
Jayo Felony   Composer
45 King   Producer
Chino XL   Composer
Xzibit   Composer
King Tech   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
DJ Nu-Mark   Producer
Mark Leroy   Art Direction
Cut Chemist   Producer
Eminem   Composer
DJ Revolution   Producer,Cut
Pharoahe Monch   Composer
Tech N9ne   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Sway   Producer,Executive Producer

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