|2. Giz, Seldom Seen, Mr. Blackston,
Sean Brox, Hazidus da Fly Apostle, Smurf "Da
|3. PenHead "Who Wants
To Be A Terrorist"
|4. Hazidus da Fly
|5. AlterEgo "It's On"
|6. Sean Brox "Modern
|7. Mr. Blackston "Final
|8. Seldome Seen and NAI "Local
Legend (Part 2)"
|9. Dayne Jaxs "Touch
Me To Feel Me"
|10. Jon Hart "D.R.C."
|11. Hazidus da Fly Apostle,
Seldome Seen, Sean Brox "True And Living
|12. Smurf "Pressure"
|13. Seldom Seen "Make
You Laugh Make You Cry"
|With the most touching track being
Exit" by Mr. Blackston. This
because it's a going deep track about suicidal thoughts.
Blackston is talking about the despair in such vivid
pictures, that they must come from first person
experience, or maximum two steps of separation.
The beat is appropriately sad, with a flute covering
the chorus and vibes walking on with a lowered head.
What's also an interesting aspect of this song,
that Blackston calls out god, to ask him some serious
questions, the divinity should answer. The name
of god is again mentioned on Dayne Jaxs' "Touch
Me To Feel Me", where another
person speaks on his past, his near death, coming
to terms with it. The struggle further discussed
on the soulful "Poverty's
Reality", with the conclusions
not being as drastic and final though. Hazidus da
Fly Apostle at the same time is one of the busier
emcee on this compilation, as he's also on the track
"True And Living Proof"
with Seldom Seen (who's even busier) and Sean Brox,
with them calling the card of men that claim to
flash, but actually only have a broken light bulb.
|The relevance is unintentionally
enormous on "Who Wants
To Be A Terrorist" by PenHead. Unintentionally
because this compilation actually came out in 2000.
Yes, it's that old, but yes, it's still worthy of
a review now, as the music does not sound old, but
still sounds good. Here Pen' spits some 'one man's
terrorist is another man's freedom fighter' lyrics
over a melancholic Allen production. The soulful
beat of "Make
You Laugh Make You Cry" then
gives us Seldom Seen talk about a love lost, reminding
us that you only miss things once they are gone.
Another conceptual track is Smurf's "Pressure",
as he discusses what you would do under pressure,
him offering several situations for you to ponder
|Not all is on this conscious tip
though, as AlterEgo makes sure that on "It's
On" he's rising the braggadocios
level of the record. Seldom Seen then furthers the
battling verses on "Local
Legend (Part 2)", while Allen opts
for a previously used sample, plus Naisha 'NAI'
Bates added her singing to this song. Plus there's
the previously mentioned crew effort "Da
Ambush", with the whole massive
crowding themselves on the few minutes. Further
Sean Brox gives us a tale of movie proportions,
including a suitcase and an airplane on "Modern
|Living up to the mantra of Make
It Happen, Jon Hart, one of the men behind this
project, takes the responsibility to share his thoughts
speaking some wisdom on 'music' and 'business',
and pointing out the fact that 'music business'
is not one word. We can thank the man for dropping
these jewels, but we should also thank the man for
going out and putting together this compilation.
That's full of true topics, full of real thought,
real people and full of good tracks. There's not
even a glitch on here. This is truly an ambush,
because we definitely didn't saw it coming and it
won us over with ease.
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