Thoughts on the new album (other than dope...whic it is)Started 10 years ago by MM_DOB / toggle topic info
Guys. Just thought I'd set up a post to see what peoples thoughts and feeling were on the new album. Pretty hot, don't you reckon? MY favourite tracks are Step Bacc (obviously), Anotha Bbq, wiz and baby. How crazy are the drums on step bacc? seriously...dope.
Im digging all of the drum loops. The bass lines are also tight on alot of the songs. All in all, the CD makes me remember and reminice about good times with friends, which is what any good CD is all about in my book. Im especially diggin' the tracks: suite for peter prt 1 and 2, BBQ, The Wiz, Mike and Chris story(so funky!), California is also pretty sick. Already listened to the CD all tha way through twice (first time completly sober and still amazing!!!!)... but really, What else can you expect from the P except the best?
I'm listening through it for a second time right now. It's hard for me to pick a favorite track so I'm not even gonna try. What really baffles me is how they manage to make quality tracks through out all their albums, I can (and have) literally listened through all their full albums one after another without even feeling the urge to skip a track. It's like they sat me down and asked me what I wanted in a hip-hop album and then did it.
Gamin' On Ya!
The album is unbelievable through and through. PUTS is one of the few artists that i can think of that go that extra mile on an album not just musically but on the packaging also. The mixing is phenomenal as well. i remember when Stepfather came out that Alibi said that it sounds like OST only in 3D (which i completely agreed with). well, i think this album sounds even 3Dier hahaha. Dope album.
For the most part, I like it. As some of you have said, I've already listened to it a few times through from start to finish.
Thoughts (without being critical, just giving my own personal breakdown):
- I remember hearing "Enjoy" on Mike's MySpace for his own album, so the group picked this one up. Mike's solo version had some sweet verses that were taken out (to make room for Uncle Thester of course).
- It's good to see another joint with Odell.
- Though this is one of the few groups that I can listen to their entire album from start to finish, this seems like it has to be listened to that way, largely because of the party ambiance thrown in. However, I recall Thes saying that this was what they were going for (so that you can experience what a Friday night is with the P).
- The deal with Gold Dust seems to be good for the group and giving them more exposure than Om or Tres could. As such, The Wiz video is tight; so is the album packaging. While I hope Thes and Double get the recognition they deserve, I selfishly want this group to still be one of the best kept secrets in music.
- The comic book is sweet; nice way to extend Finding Bin Laden and give the fans something extra.
- Favorite tracks: "Up Yo Spine," "Step Bacc," "The Grind," "Enjoy," "The Wiz," "Love's Theme," "The Mike and Chris Story," and "Gamin' On Ya."
- It won't overtake "O.S.T." as my favorite album, but this will definitely grow on me. Much more instruments present than other P releases (i.e. electric guitars and steel drums). Also seems to be a more personal album with references to serious topics like family drug addiction and newborns.
- Random side note: Correct me if I am wrong, but is the first P release with a Parental Advisory sticker?
- Leaves me waiting already for the next P release. Indeed, the catalog is getting fatter.
Very dope and very FUN! the grind is one of my favorite double k beats ever
"you see my hand out, and i ain't leavin' 'til my hand's back in my pocket, ya dig?"
its a cool record. i dig it
i dont rate it higher then stepfather tho...
but its always quality when it comes to the p
i feel like this is another extension into the world of PUTS, lots of hype and speculation begin when a group bring out a new album. theres too much pressure for the new album to out do the last and people look out to see if they changed up their style.
you know what your gonner get with the PUTS, theres no bullshizzle on this record or any of the previous. you wouldnt want them to change their style.
only dive deeper and further into the funk
today "the wiz" is my fav track
I haven't listened to the whole album so far, partly because I'm real busy at the moment but mostly because I can't stop playing "Same Beat (the wesley rap)" and "The Swan Fever"... Also really like Step Bacc and The Fun/The Grind, it's just altogether a top album...
I'd definitely say this album is as good as OST. If not maybe better. Only time will tell!
Not many bands, hip hop or otherwise, are able to produce such good quality albums time after time, especially now this is number six... the only hip hop band that comes to mind for me is the PE.
man i'm really loving the album. I sat through the whole thing yesterday for the first time, and i like the way it feels like a full complete piece of an album rather than a whole bunch of songs. Its like "beauty and the beat" by edan in that way. Feels like a mix, its got that nice flow to it. My favourite tune after a few listens is enjoy, such a nice cut.
- PREPARE FOR AN ESSAY -
I think one of the things that defines The P and their music for me is the continuity. Although bring me up on any points you think I'm off on...
Each album has a unique vibe as well as an obvious progression from the last. The Next Step was raw and rugged with obvious influences from other artists (i'm thinking LA gangster rap) yet also an individuality that set the album apart from others that fall down in the mists of time. Question was great, really as an exploration into using a different variety of sampling sources and a nice amount of jazz.
It feels like OST was a turning point though. Maybe it was purely the time gap between OST and Stepfather but with OST it seems like the a point was reached where the style of 'typical' hip hop couldn't be explored much further. DJ Primo big beats were pushed to the limit on the album and started to spill out a bit (reggae? Montego Slay?)
Post-OST seems to be the point where a continuity has been solidified - there's the in-jokes, the dependable reggae joint, even the way since OST there's always been twin tracks (beaver pt 1 & 2, jamboree, ste. for peter). And Thes and Double have started to push into their own territory. Being obviously influenced by other hip hop less and less but pushing an individual sound more and more. The quality of production and the mixing, sonically, has gone up and up. Stepfather is so deep and Fun DMC even more so. Complex layers and really it's got to the point where the production doesn't sound like something that has been (artificially) produced anymore - just a more organic, meshing sound?
Fun DMC though...
How many of the beats would you even describe as a 'hip hop' beat in a traditional sense? A Baby is immense. Enjoy is hilarious. Gamin On Ya just drops gems of knowledge. The Ultimate 144 brings back a 43 Labels I Like idea - sure we know all those famous hip hop breaks but we're letting you know we go diggin way deeper than that. And The Fun? LUSH!
am i correct in that they started using musicians on their albums from OST onwards?
Thes's custom recording/mixing desk probably had a lot to do with the advance in production clarity.
do they use pro tools now? sure i saw that on the stepfather DVD, could be wrong, sure it was a mac at least.
i used to do a 411 style thing in my sets, purely cos i didnt have enough songs to fill a 1hr gig. they went down better than anything. defiantly a highlight on FUNDMC, even if they are well know breaks.
Hit the nail on the head YoYo! Dam, very well said. I was feeling the same way as I listened to it all the way through about 6 times last night before it put me to sleep.
The FUN is my #1 for the time being. Its good to hear that after so many years and countless hours of hard work, blood, sweat and tears, the P is able to enjoy the fruits of thier labor.
The Grind lets people know that this sh!t didnt happen overnight.
Ultimate 144 is a straight banger! Yes Yo... 43 lables influence
Party Enemy #1- Thats some newness I aint heard from them before and Im diggin it FO SHO! Sounds like a live performance
Enjoy- Good vibe. Forgive me Thes but Who's Todd?
Gamin' on ya- Jaw dropped and neck snapped, hands flew up in the air when I heard that "Double Dwibble" . (the garage)...dont ask
People Riddum- I won $800 at San Manuel with the first half of that song playin off the mixtape on my i-pod. That will be my casino song from now on. I know it doesnt match the theme of the song but, F it...it brought me good luck.
The Lady is feelin Love's theme. She walked by the room with the laundry basket, stopped and said "ooh, I like this song!" Lol
All in all this album can hold me over for the next 50 yrs but its got me anxious to hear whats next from the DUO. Progress is beautiful "Two Coopers Up!", "6 stars", give these muthaF'ers a Grammy!(use it as a bottle opener) Hehe, Very nice work and Big ups to the Dub and Thes one!
i have to say i love the whole album i LOVE Party Enemy No 1 !!!
put the album on at work and sold one today, it's friday & saturday afternoon material my aim is to have all 20 copies we have sold before sunday i seriouly cannot wait for the tour so many tracks to bug out on! oh i love enjoy ! and as for the wiz thes should start singin' some more at least i think he was singing
oh and it's great to hear the jimi entley sound !
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