“ Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap - East Coast / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 2001-09-10 at F-Jams „
Country UK & Europe
Genre Hip Hop
Style Thug Rap, Conscious
Adam f has been at the forfront of the drum and bass scene for over 15 years.In 2001 he released a hip hop album with a host of big us rappers.Gaining mainstresm success with the brilliant smash summin featuring redman.He also scored the soundtrack for britosh film Alig in da house.
The album is soley produced by Adam f,its basically his take on hip hop,and the album is like a story with its classical music interludes taking the listner on more of a journey as opposed to just listening to song after song.This ties the album up very nicely.The artists the fearture on the album with Adsam ar as follows:
Capone and Noreaga
LL cool J
1 Kaos Main Title 1:12
Featuring - Royal Symphonia
2 Smash Sumthin 3:28
Rap [Featuring] - Redman
Written-By - Craig Armstrong , Meredith De Vries , Nellee Hooper , Reggie Noble
3 Stand Clear 3:59
Rap [Featuring] - M.O.P.
Written-By - Eric Murray , Jamal Grinnage
4 Listen Here 5:26
Rap [Featuring] - Capone-N-Noreaga
Written-By - Kiam Holley , Victor Santiago (2)
5 Where's My... 3:45
Rap [Featuring] - Lil' Mo
Written-By - Cynthia Loving
6 Greatest Of All Time 4:04
Rap [Featuring] - LL Cool J
Written-By - James Todd Smith
7 News Flash 1:35
Voice [Reporting, Featuring] - Huggy Bear
8 Dirty Harry's Revenge 3:12
Rap [Featuring] - Beenie Man , Siamese
Written-By - Moses David , Peggy Duvivier
9 Time 4 Da True 4:13
Rap [Featuring] - DV Alias Khryst , Dave , Pos
Written-By - David Jolicoeur , Kelvin Mercer , Kenneth Scranton
10 Karma (Comes Back Around) 5:23
Rap [Featuring] - Guru
Vocals [Featuring] - Carl Thomas
Written-By - Carl Thomas , Keith Elam
11 End Of Days Interregnum 0:55
12 Last Dayz 3:08
Rap [Featuring] - Pharoahe Monch
Written-By - Tory Jameson
13 Time Is Up Outro 0:42
14 Trans Mission
All Information taken from the booklet which came with the cd
The album starts off with an orchestral intro leading straight into the brilliant smash summin featuring Redman.This is a club banger with Adam taking Hip hop production to a new level.The beats are perfect for redmans flow and aggresive style.
Leading into Stand clear Featuring Mop which is an aggresive thugh style track,it does not really showcase Adams production to be honest and is more about the rapping.Listen here Featuring Capone is another club banger and probably my favourite track off the album.Capones aggresive style goes perfectly over adams beats
The album is a great take on Hip Hop if a little dated now,At the time this was such a fresh sound and was miles better than anything else that came out that year (even timberlands stuff).
You can pick it up for about a five and its worth it just for the first 4 tracks on the album which are my favourite,not that the rest are any less better sounding,they just aint the syle of hiphop that i like.I would reccommend this to anyone who has a keen interest in music and Hip Hop culture
Good album from start a finish, a potential surprise considering Adam F's first major foray into the Hip-Hop world.
Legendary UK Drum & Bass producer, Adam F branches out into the Hip-Hop/R&B market with an adventurous, yet well produced effort. This collaborative work sees Adam F working with some of the biggest names in American Urban music. From the unrelenting orchestral epic 'Smash Something', featuring Redman, to the chilled out vibes of 'Karma' featuring Gangstarr legend, Guru, the album contains some well produced Hip-Hop. Slowing towards the middle with the obligatory "filler" tracks present on the CD.
Disappointingly, there are no collaborations with UK artists, which would have been welcomed coming from a UK producer, but can be understood considering the lack of a commercially viable big UK Hip-Hop artist at the time.
A good effort from Adam F, if not a little inconsistent at times, but worth listening to for 'Smash Something' if nothing else!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Main Title - Kaos
2 Smash Somthin feat. Redman
3 Stand Clear feat. M.O.P.
4 Listen Here feat. C.N.N.
5 Where's My... feat. Lil Mo'
6 Greatest Of All Time feat. LL Cool J
7 News Flash feat. Huggiebear
8 Dirty Harry's Revenge feat. Beenie Man and Siamese
9 Time 4 Da True feat. De La Soul
10 Karma feat. Guru and Carl Thomas
11 End Of Days
12 Last Days feat. Pharoahe Monch
13 Time Is Up
14 Trans Mission