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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 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,"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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. [This or That
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1999
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949034320
  • Catalog Number: 90343

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Relaty Check (0:47)
  2. 2 Warning (0:32)
  3. 3 The Number One Crew (1:54)
  4. 4 Cyrus (0:34)
  5. 5 The Anthem - Pharoahe Monch (4:25)
  6. 6 Rev's Intro (0:49)
  7. 7 Rework the Angles (2:38)
  8. 8 My Name Is (0:45)
  9. 9 Canibus Remix - Canibus (1:06)
  10. 10 NY ****** (4:00)
  11. 11 Above the Clouds (1:54)
  12. 12 Underground Tactics - Crooked Eye (4:25)
  13. 13 Improvise (3:04)
  14. 14 I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. & Rakim (1:05)
  15. 15 Looking at the Front Door (1:19)
  16. 16 They Reminisce over You (T.R.O.Y.) - Pete Rock (1:34)
  17. 17 Court Is in Session (1:15)
  18. 18 So What Cha Sayin' (0:39)
  19. 19 Ugly People Be Quiet - Marvelous Marvin (2:29)
  20. 20 Ego Trippin' 99 - Motion Man (2:47)
  21. 21 3 to the Dome (4:55)
  22. 22 Get You Mad - Eminem (4:21)
  23. 23 You Wanna Battle (0:50)
  24. 24 1.9.8.6. Remix - Rasheed (2:52)
  25. 25 Clientele (5:33)
  26. 26 Belly of the Beast - Bobby Digital (2:41)
  27. 27 KRS-One - KRS-One (0:34)
  28. 28 Chali 2na Freestyle - Chali 2na (0:59)
  29. 29 Canibus Freestyle - Canibus (1:29)
  30. 30 Redman Freestyle - Redman (0:34)
  31. 31 Sonja Blade Freestyle (0:57)
  32. 32 Wake up Show Trivia (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sway & King Tech Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Big Daddy Kane Track Performer
Gang Starr Track Performer
Eric B. & Rakim Track Performer
KRS-One Track Performer
Kool G Rap Track Performer
Chino XL Track Performer
Heltah Skeltah Track Performer
Black Thought Track Performer
Inspectah Deck Track Performer
Planet Asia Track Performer
Dilated Peoples Track Performer
Dirty Unit Track Performer
Crooked Eye Track Performer
Technical Credits
Big Daddy Kane Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
Bobby Byrd Composer
Bobby Digital Composer
Keith Elam Composer
KRS-One Composer
Kevin McKenzie Composer
Peter Phillips Composer
RZA Composer
Rakim Composer
Kool G Rap Composer
Erick Sermon Composer
G. Williams Composer
Jayo Felony Composer
P. Smith Composer
Chino XL Composer
Heltah Skeltah Composer
Xzibit Composer
King Tech Composer
Kool Keith Composer
William Griffin Composer
William Mitchell Composer
Eric Barrier Composer
Shawn McKenzie Composer
Marvin Berryman Composer
Eminem Composer
DJ Revolution Producer
Motion Man Composer
Planet Asia Composer
Pharoahe Monch Composer
C. Stewart Composer
Tech N9ne Composer
C. "DJ Smooth" Henderson Composer
Marshall Mathers Composer
Chris E. Martin Composer
J.C. Hewlett Composer
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