Mellow Hip-Hop Sessions

Mellow Hip-Hop Sessions


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Mellow Hip-Hop Sessions

In an effort to (re)introduce some of hip-hop's more intelligent -- and generally sonically less abrasive than much of what is heard on the radio or seen on television -- artists to listeners, British label Union Square Records compiled some of the genre's big names (the Pharcyde, Common, Pete Rock, Jeru the Damaja, the Roots, DJ Shadow, the Fugees, Q-Tip, and Madlib, who makes appearances in three different songs as Quasimoto, Madvillain, and Yesterdays New Quintet), all of whom fall nicely into the Native Tongues-inspired conscious, intelligent, and yes, mellow category that the two-disc album is trying to showcase. The beats (there are some remixes, be warned; though they're all pretty decent) are jazzy and smooth, with clean and generally sparse production that nearly echoes off the skyscrapers of the East Coast cities where most of the artists are from (Madlib and Manchester duo Rae & Christian being a few of the exceptions). The flow is tight, and the rhymes, reflecting on life and the world around, are good. Which makes Mellow Hip-Hop Sessions a nice, consistent release that should be perfect for talking and hanging out to during those hot summer nights in the city.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2006
Label: Sessions
UPC: 0698458623720
catalogNumber: 237

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Rae   Breathing
Phil Turner   Bass,Guitar
Steve Christian   Guitar

Technical Credits

Teena Marie   Composer
O.G. Style   Producer
DJ Premier   Producer
Chris "Daddy" Dave   Producer
Jackson   Composer
James Poyser   Composer,Producer
Q-Tip   Producer
Salaam Remi   Composer,Producer
Allen McGrier   Composer
Carl Craig   Producer
Peanut Butter Wolf   Executive Producer
DJ Shadow   Producer
Mark Rae   Executive Producer
McLain Family Band   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer
Lauryn Hill   Composer
Pras   Composer
Aaron Luis Levinson   Producer
Tré Hardson   Composer
James MayCock   Concept
Quinton Scott   Sleeve Notes
Willie "Pepper" Chijioke   Composer

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