Reclaiming the Dead

Reclaiming the Dead

by Dice Raw

CD

Overview

With his debut, Reclaiming the Dead, the Roots' unofficial member, Dice Raw, makes it clear that his mission centers predominantly on reinstating the old-school aesthetics Y2K hip-hop fans have become so disenfranchised from; Dice reiterates this predication by enlisting forgotten Philly pioneer EST from Three Times Dope to drop a few choice words on his "Intro." Yet, EST is not preaching to the choir. Reason being, Dice is neither assertive nor convincing in the pursuit of this ideology, as Reclaiming the Dead is swayed by a myriad of outdated concepts and contradictory sentiments. Though Dice flashes the lyrical prowess he exhibited on early Roots bangers with "Lava" and the spacy "Kamal Beat," where he boasts, "If Jesus could rap/He couldn't f*ck with me." Even Dice's repertoire of braggadocios cannot make amends for a host of blatant crossover attempts, such as "Raw Sex" and "If I Only Had Words," which interpolates Cleveland's "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" for the zillionth time. If Reclaiming the Dead proves anything, it proves that Dice is most comfortable in his original surroundings. Malik B and Black Thought's inclusion on "Lockdown" and "Thin Line (Between Raw and Jiggy)" provides the necessary checks and balance that force Dice to spit at a higher level of efficiency.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2000
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811234423
catalogNumber: 112344

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dice Raw   Primary Artist
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Musician
Larry Gold   Strings
Bernard Herrmann   Musician
James Poyser   Keyboards
Ted Kennedy   Guitar
Black Thought   Track Performer
Scott Storch   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Larry Gold   String Arrangements
James Poyser   Producer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Richard Nichols   Executive Producer
Manuel J. Donayre   Art Direction
Carlos "Storm" Martinez   Engineer
Jill Scott   Executive Producer
Krystof Zizka   Engineer
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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