Too Legit for the Pit: Hardcore Takes the Rap

Too Legit for the Pit: Hardcore Takes the Rap

     
 

The conceit behind this album is just too irresistible: A bunch of (mostly obscure) hardcore punk bands take on the giants of (mostly 1990s) hip-hop. The interpretations end up being surprisingly diverse: Candiria's rendition of "Deep Cover" (originally recorded by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg) is a sludge-funk grind; See more details below

Overview

The conceit behind this album is just too irresistible: A bunch of (mostly obscure) hardcore punk bands take on the giants of (mostly 1990s) hip-hop. The interpretations end up being surprisingly diverse: Candiria's rendition of "Deep Cover" (originally recorded by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg) is a sludge-funk grind; the Movielife take Public Enemy's "Can't Do Nuttin' for Ya Man" and strip it to the bone, building a new version out of a bass, funky drummer, one-note guitar obbligato, and a very quick sample. E-Town Concrete sounds an awful lot like middle-period Defunkt on its rendition of Nas' "The World Is Yours," while the Hoods bring the death with their shredded interpretation of the LL Cool J hit "Mama Said Knock You Out." But the class of this album, hands down, is Throwdown, which delivers an absolutely hilarious version of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," complete with one of those Satan-voice guys roaring "baby got back" and "shake it shake it shake it." This is the best novelty album in years.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2000
Label:
Radical Records
UPC:
0766627003526
catalogNumber:
70035
Rank:
305156

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lordz of Brooklyn   Track Performer
Skarhead   Track Performer
K Love   Synthesizer,Guitar,Rhymes
Candiria   Track Performer
Ezec   Vocals
Throwdown   Track Performer
Stretch Armstrong   Track Performer
Mike Rivera   Vocals
Vinnie Value   Vocals
No Redeeming Social Value   Track Performer
Movielife   Track Performer
Kaves   Vocals
Kenneth Schalk   Drums
Carley Coma   Vocals
John Lamacchia   Guitar
Mario   Bass
Clocked In   Track Performer
Keith Barney   Vocals
Chris McLane   Vocals
Scott Dempsey   Guitar
David Sease   Guitar
Jeremy Jeffers   Bass
Tommy Love   Guitar
Dom Macaluso   Bass
Vinnie Caruana   Vocals
Brandon Reilly   Guitar
Alex Amiruddin   Guitar
Phil Navetta   Bass
Evan Baken   Drums
Delux   Guitar
Davy   Guitar
Ad Money   Vocals
Jag the Rock-N-Roll Terrorist   Vocals
King of the White People   Vocals
Duce Allin   Vocals
Sett   Vocals
Two Street Scum   Vocals
Ralph from the Mob   Vocals
Molequeen   Vocals
Poet Joey Ramona Africa   Bass
Gets No Sex   Drums
Decrapitator   Drums
Mad Mike D.   Vocals
MC Dean   Vocals
Insane James   Percussion
Diehard Youth   Track Performer
John Barry   Drums
Andy Franchere   Vocals
Marc Jackson   Drums

Technical Credits

Mix-A-Lot   Composer
Charles Wright   Composer
LL Cool J   Composer
Young MC   Composer
Michael Ross   Composer
Pete Rock   Composer
Matt Dike   Composer
Marlon Williams   Composer
Becky Tippenhauer   Art Direction
Keith Masco   Executive Producer
Jon Marshall Smith   Mastering
Decrapitator   Contributor
Mad Mike D.   Spiritual Advisor
DJ Jazzy Zjolte   Contributor
Michael Lawrence Ross   Composer
Matt William Dike   Composer
Marvin Bruce Young   Composer
Jesse Weaver   Composer

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