The Militia (L.P. Version) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P. Vol. 3
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It's good times over here. This is just one of those all-time great 12"s. It's great because the music is great. It's great because it's an important single off a classic album. And it's great Hometown Heroes; National Nobodies - All Time Low - The Party Scene it's The Militia (L.P.
Version) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P. Vol. 3 of 12" exclusives that are at least as The Militia (L.P. Version) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P. Vol. 3 as the album stuff everybody's familiar with. Now, this isn't their first single There's just a handful of songs where the sound, Let It Be - Various - Tropical Tribute To The Beatles flow and deliveries over the beat The production seems simple, a few simple samples over a great break-beat.
The lyrics aren't much to speak of though there's some nice interplay between the MCs and creative use of echo effectbut it's just something that the most brainiacal of backpackers or slick-talkingest of gangsta rappers will never capture. It's that perfect hip-hop sound. But, like I said, the song itself is just the beginning. You get the L. Version you're all familiar, plus the instrumental. And that alone would make this a must-have. But now let's talk about all the amazing material on here.
First you get the Jungle Remix, which is about twice the length of the original. Smartly, it keeps everything about the original, all the rhymes and sounds from before are here, the brilliant horn sample on the hook And they don't over-complicate the track by just dumping a bunch of extra sounds on top of it.
Instead they just extend it, adding new breakdowns, scratch-sessions, a moment of odd but effective ,extended keyboard notes. This is the way, the only way, to improve on a masterpiece: leave it intact and just build carefully around the edges.
But heck, that was just side A. The first song is "The Promo. This is one of the Jungle Brother's all-time great songs, thank to its unique combination of freestyle rhymes featuring the one and only Q-Tip over a slow beat coupled with one of the most memorable, exotic horn loops ever.
You may remember Natural Elements flipped this instrumental themselves decades later, and it was just as effective then, in a whole new era for a whole new audience. It's timeless like that.
But hey, if just having "The Promo" finally released on wax isn't impressive enough for you, the next track will surely push you over the line. Now it's a serious, politically and socially conscious song and possibly the first rap song to promise a black president? And yes, Q-Tip is back for this version, too, being surprisingly openly religious. But there's still more! You surely remember "Sounds Of the Safari" off the album - a purely instrumental affair where the DJ cuts and loops various ill samples and makes them all sound like the natural sounds of a jungle.
This mix Various - Playing For Change (Songs Around The World) times perhaps sounds less genuinely safari-like - the gates are opened for a wider variety of breaks and samples - but it's never any less fresh. If you're looking to fill any gaps in your collection, this is one to jump on. Because just having Straight Out the Junglethe album, isn't enough.
You gotta have this 12" companion piece. Fortunately, it's not rare or hard to get a hold of; plus it's been repressed at least once - probably a couple times - over the years. It's out there Email This BlogThis! No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. Latest Comments. Most Popular Posts. Just the opportunity to talk to one of the The Militia (L.P. Version) - Gangstarr* - Platinum Classics E.P.
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