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Runaway Slave

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Still Diggin'
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Fat Pockets
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Bounce Ta This
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More Than One Way Out of the Ghetto
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Silence of the Lambs [Remix]
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40 Acres and My Props
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Runaway Slave
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Hard to Kill
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Hold Ya Head
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He Say, She Say
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Represent
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Silence of the Lambs
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Party Groove [Bass Mix]
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Soul Clap [Short Version]
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Catchin' Wreck
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Party Groove [Instrumental]
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Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 69:50

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speechless

Bobuar

this duo never broke like Black Sheep or Tribe, but the mainstream definitely missed out on one of the best hiphop albums ever in my opinion.

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950's SP12's MP60's

Svend-G

If you like the sound of New York then this is it. Dirty beats and gritty rap make up this long forgotten classic. and hey! You get the "Party Groove" instrumental

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Absolute classic!

GarciaStudios.com

D.I.T.C. in effect! Showbiz on the boards and A.G. on the mic! From back in the day of the Renaissance of Hip-Hop! Must have!

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Cold Classic

PoorLilRichBoy

Classic. Show & AG at their best. The beats, the flow, and the message are above par. A DITC fave.

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diggin in the crates

PBdrew

Classic! Still diggin in the crates-

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Lost and Found: The Mystery of Ultimate Force

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For those of us who regard art as an index of ideas, hopes and anxieties over time, there is a mystique to things that were never able to see the proper light of their respective days: we regard the unfinished manuscript, the sketchbook drafts and the shelved album as phantom links in a given master's evolutionary chain. Popular music, with its tape-trading fanatics and readymade mythologies, is certainly given to this kind of speculation, though… more »

They Say All Music Guide

A product of the tightknit Bronx underground posse D.I.T.C., Runaway Slave is a cornerstone album of hip-hop’s middle school phase. Building on and borrowing from the layered, jazz-influenced sound of such contemporaries as Gang Starr and Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Showbiz & A.G. affixed a gangster mentality to grainy, fortified beats, etching their own unique style. While the crossover “Soul Clap” and “Party Groove” are club cuts, the rest of the album is more densely expressive. Showbiz and his talented peer Diamond shape their beats around simple, deep drum tracks — but add subtle loops of chaotic horns, loose strings, or abrupt piano notes to create concise and hard-hitting overtures. Tasteful flute swatches light up “Silence of the Lambs,” an ear-ringing saxophone buzzes on “Still Diggin’,” and the motor mouthed late legend Big L introduced himself on the classic down-the-line jam “Represent,” pulling such punchlines as “MCs be braggin’ about cash they collect/But them chumps is like Ray Charles ’cause they ain’t seen no money yet.” The young A.G. (aka Andre the Giant) flows effortlessly throughout this album, an MC whose skill and unique voice would only mature in the future. While some of the import of this album is muted by modern-day technological sound booth advancements, Showbiz & A.G. did it raw and undiluted and the resulting sound was fresh, innovative, and most of all satisfying for hip-hop heads. – M.F. DiBella

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