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Beauty & The Beat

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Polite Meeting
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Funky Voltron
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I See Colours
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Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme
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Murder Mystery
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Torture Chamber
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Making Planets
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Time Out (Segue)
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Rock And Roll
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Beauty
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The Science Of The Two
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Smile
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Promised Land
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Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 33:54

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Beautiful Psychedelic Rap

sirak

An incredible combination of early 90's hip-hop styles and "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" style psychedelic rock.

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5 stars for "Making Planets"

Tezby

Making Planets is a simply extraordinary track; bizarre samples, acid tinged psych-rock chug. Essential. Rest of the album not bad either.

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50 who...

tim.zilla

50 cent is tired and dull, this album rocks. The end.

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Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme

EMUSIC-009F8927

This album is incredible. Like a previous reviewer, I'd lost faith in Hip Hop (US stuff anyway) until this came out. If you download just one track, make it 'Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme', a Hip Hop history lesson from someone who was only just born as Hip Hop was starting to get onto vinyl!

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To the basher of 50

dbmcbb

If you are not able to appreciate the music of 50 cent you are not a true music aficionado. This stuff--Edan--is okay, but it's kinda weak. Definitely not anything worth goo-goo ga-ga'ing over. Sounds kinda like Big Daddy Kane on crack ;-D

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So Nice

Greensleeves

This album is sick if you aren't into Hip-Pop. Edan and Insight are a crazy team, reaffirming Insight as one of the top 10 best, REAL MCs of all time, and Edan needing a get-well card... for his obvious illness. The other MC features are great too, but Insight and Edan might as well do a whole album, at least an EP. One of my favorites for the year, VERY tight album for tru headz. What does hip-hop mean to you? _greensleeves www.myspace.com/BrokenTongues

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Intelligent Hip Hop

kendalhatch

I saw him live recently and he blew me away, I'm happy to say that the album does not disappoint. If you don't like this then you don't like hip hop, in fact you are probably a fan of 50 cent and as such do not deserve such goodness. If on the other hand you like hip hop with wit and flow then buy this.

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it's been too good

david.west

It's got soul! Edan is a master of the echoplex. Songs like Making Planets, Rock and Roll, and Promised Land make this album really stand out. At least get these tracks if you don't get the whole album. Funky Voltron is also great.

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Don't Hesitate

Sleepa

This is my favorite hip hop album of all-time. This is the real s***! Psychedelic, rock,dope...incredible flow!!!! - get it!!!

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essential

bosstonova

the best hip-hop album you've never heard. edan makes a hip-hop album that channels jimi and george martin. lif drops in for a spell. if you haven't caught this album you're really missing out.

They Say All Music Guide

Boston’s Edan has scored the hip-hop triple crown, rapping, programming and sampling at a masters level on his second full-length. As an MC, he bows down while hyping himself up on the wink-nudge titled “Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme,” giving extended shout-outs to the history of hip-hop, from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash through to Ultramagnetic MC’s and Prince Po, all over a break as dusty and faded as an episode of Carnivale. “Polite Meeting” offers a beat and sample collage on par with the current work of DJ Shadow and RJD2, and one is left to really ponder at the possibility of Edan trying to perform the beats and vocals live. Def Jux bright star Mr. Lif makes a guest appearance on the heavily psychedelic “Making Planets,” which leads into a full-on Hendrix-inspired freaky-blues interlude. Percee P and Insight also drop by to flow over some of Edan’s time and space warping musical beds (to call these “beats” would be an immense oversimplification) but Dagha guests on the grittiest rocker, “Rock’N'Roll” which manages a full-on Marshall stack set to ten, and a guitar assault that somehow avoids all of the failings of rap-rock. If hip-hop had existed in the days of the Filmore, Woodstock and the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Edan would have been right on the bus. – Joshua Glazer

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