Survival Skills(Explicit Version) CD (2009)

Artist: Krs-One

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Product Overview


Label Duck Down Records/ka
SKU 211581072
UPC 693461212022
UPC 14 00693461212022
Format CD
Release Date 9/15/2009
Author Krs-One
Associated Artist/Work Just-Ice
Associated Artist/Work Lyricist Lounge All-Stars
Associated Artist/Work Temple of Hiphop
Technical Info
Engineer Giambi; M Nasty; Killa Ben; C-4
CatalogID DDMCD 2120
Lable Name Duck Down Entaprizez
Released 10/19/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00693461212022
Musical Guests
DJ Revolution
Mary J. Blige
Talib Kweli
Immortal Technique
Pharoahe Monch
Sean Price
Bounty Killer
Slug of Atmosphere
Melanie Fiona
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Dan the Man.
Recording information: Daman Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Alexander Richter.
A meeting of two of hip-hop's great veterans (and keenest minds), SURVIVAL SKILLS brings together KRS-One and Buckshot. When a hip-hop forum combines this level of talent, it rarely disappoints and this 2009 effort is no exception. The album opens on the title track, and it's a standard intro/reminder boast cut, an artform in which both MCs excel (particularly KRS), and it sets the tone. Leave it to this pair to fire the most reasoned analysis of autotune and unoriginal hip-hop, as they do on "Robot," with Buckshot paying tribute to Roger Troutman's vocal manipulations, while KRS-One shouts out to Afrika Bambaataa and Kraftwerk to point out how all rappers owe debts. And from there the album never lets up, as the two intelligent rappers trade riffs with ease, flipping insight on a powerful record by two hip-hop teachers.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.80) - "Thankfully, their oratorical skills remain undiminished."
CMJ - "KRS-One's charismatic from-the-diaphragm boom sits congruently alongside Buckshot's creamy yet no less commanding flow..."
XXL (Magazine Publisher) (p.126) - "The duo's chemistry is apparent on the anti-Auto-Tune single `Robot,' as Buck's laid-back delivery offsets KRS' booming timbre over a straightforward beat from Mobb Deep's Havoc."
Disc 1
1 Survival Skills - (featuring DJ Revolution)
2 Robot
3 Way I Live, The - (featuring Mary J. Blige)
4 Clean Up Crew - (featuring Rock)
5 Oh Really - (featuring Talib Kweli)
6 Connection - (featuring Smif-N-Wessun)
7 Runnin Away - (featuring Immortal Technique)
8 Think of All the Things - (featuring K'naan)
9 One Shot - (featuring Pharoahe Monch)
10 Amazin - (featuring Loudmouf/Sean Price)
11 Hear No Evil
12 Murder 1 - (featuring Bounty Killer)
13 We Made It - (featuring Slug Of Atmosphere)
14 Past*present*future - (featuring Naledge/Melanie Fiona)
Product Attributes
Artist Krs-One
Music Format Compact Disc
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