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The Healing

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Intro
1:28
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Ready Forum
4:17
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You (The Only Ones)
4:03
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Under Pressure
4:46
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Good Times
4:10
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Liberation (feat. Toby)
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Get Live (feat. Erykah Badu)
4:27
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Soul Clap
4:03
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Special (feat. Thesis)
4:23
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Pinball
3:55
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Rise (feat. Little Brother)
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Cali Cruisin (feat. Deloach and Bavu)
4:38
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Parachutes (feat. Thesis)
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God Is (feat. Darien Brockington & Yazarah)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 66:02

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Strange Fruit Indeed Takes it to Another Level!!

RaiderJack

Strange Fruit takes you back to the days hip-hop was also very socially conscious..reminiscent of the Last Poets, Gil-Scott Heron, etc. Nice, intricate, adventurous rhythms/sounds with very relevant lyrics....these guys also sound rather personable, fun...very impressed with their craft and one of the few treasures I have found since subscribing to EMusic.

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Real Hip Hop

fizzle

So, this album is real. The Strange Fruit Project is one of those awesome groups you have to look for and when you find them its like a true relief. They are an example of what hip hop should sound like instead of the repetitive songs with different titles on alot of mainstream rap and hip hop CD's today. If your looking for real music, just download the album. You won't be disappointed.

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The Fruit Got IT Man!

TruNdeed

If your looking for radio hip hop this is not it!!!! This is for the tru head, them beats, that rhymes, that life! Heat for real! a must have in your collection

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Relatively unknown before their collaboration with Ghostface Killah on the song “Milk ‘Em” in 2005, Strange Fruit Project, the group of three MCs (S1 doubles as a producer, though much of that responsibility is taken over by guests on The Healing) also found a fan in the Roots’ ?uestlove (which proved useful for Okay Player advertisements, of which they received a fair amount) and were able to distribute their music to a larger audience with the release of 2006′s The Healing. Mr. Thompson had valid reasons for being so complimentary about them, and the impressive assortment of featured artists on The Healing (Erykah Badu, Jake One, and both Little Brother and 9th Wonder) also attests to the group’s talent, and SFP are certainly deserving of this recognition. Instead of expanding the boundaries of hip-hop (either lyrically or musically), Strange Fruit Project look to bring the Native Tongues style back, which means that there are lots of nice, jazzy beats with socially conscious lyrics. S1, who also plays many of the instruments on the album, grew up playing piano in church, and that kind of gospel-inspired key work is found throughout the entire album (not to mention the many references, often in the form of brief, soliloquy-like skits about looking for God), but there are also the requisite synths and drum machines needed to make a nice clean beat. While the production is not particularly experimental, it’s always good, and it swerves away from predictable on tracks like “Pinball,” with its video-game beat and lyrics, “Get Live” (possibly because of Badu’s contributions), and the eerie bonus track, “After the Healing….” The rhymes are the general mix of gentle boasting about skills, problems in life, and perseverance found on so many albums of this sort, but all three SFP MCs (besides S1 there’s also Myth and Myone, who has a delivery that is sometimes similar to Dré from OutKast) do a good job of not repeating the same tired verses. They’re thoughtful, introspective, and intelligent, which then makes the one party track on the record, “Cali Cruisin,” seem a little out of place. The Healing is an album of solidly good hip-hop, nothing that really will blow any underground fans away, but absolutely enough to keep them listening. – Marisa Brown

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