Dave Chapelle's Block Party / O.s.t. (Cln) CD (2006)

Artist: Various

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Product Overview


Label Geffen Records
SKU 202316238
UPC 602498527825
UPC 14 00602498527825
Format CD
Release Date 3/14/2006
Author Various
Technical Info
CatalogID 0006367
Lable Name Geffen
Released 03/14/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00602498527825
Musical Guests
Dave Chappelle
Kool G. Rap
Big Daddy Kane
Erykah Badu
Album Notes and Credits
Additional personnel: Dave Chappelle.
Wouldn't it be great to be famous, throw a party, and invite all your favorite musicians to perform for you and your friends? Dave Chapelle thinks so, too, so he threw just such a party in the summer of 2005--in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY--and invited not only his friends but a whole bunch of people he didn't know. A self-professed hip-hop head, Chapelle asked some of the finest and most respected artists in the game--including the Roots, Black Star, Jill Scott, and Common--to provide the music for his little soiree.
There's very little thug or hardcore posturing present on any of these tracks (or in the film version of the Party directed by Michel Gondry). Instead, the hip-hop here is socially conscious, groove-oriented, and reflective of the old-school virtues of the hip-hop community. Jill Scott and Erykah Badu bring a taste of sharp-edged R&B to the proceedings, while Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, and Dead Prez keep the raps fluid and consistent throughout this dynamic, good-times throwback of a set.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (pp.64-68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[This soundtrack] plays like a greatest-hits of neosoul and mama-friendly hip-hop from the past decade, with open-armed performances from luminaries like Common, Mos Def and Erykah Badu."
Disc 1
1 Hip Hop - Dead Prez
2 Definition - Blackstar
3 Golden - Jill Scott
4 Universal Magnetic - Mos Def
5 Blast, The - Talib Kweli/Mos Def
6 Light, The - Common/Bilal
7 Boom - The Roots - (featuring Big Daddy Kane/Kool G Rap)
8 Back In The Day - Erykah Badu
9 Way, The - Jill Scott
10 Umi Says - Mos Def
11 You Got Me - The Roots/Jill Scott - (featuring Erykah Badu)
12 Born & Raised - Blackstar
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