De La Soul's Plug 1 Plug 2 Present(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

Artist: First Serve

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Product Overview


Label Duck Down Records/ka
SKU 229041917
UPC 693461228023
UPC 14 00693461228023
Format CD
Release Date 4/3/2012
Author First Serve
Associated Artist/Work De La Soul
Artist Contemporary Das Racist
Artist Contemporary Deltron 3030
Artist Contemporary Gangrene
Artist Contemporary Handsome Boy Modeling School
Artist Contemporary Prince Paul
Technical Info
Engineer Lucas Chauviere
CatalogID DDM-CD-2280
Lable Name Duck Down Entaprizez
Released 04/03/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 46s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00693461228023
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Plug 1 ; Plug 2 ; Georges Chaccour (electric guitar); Sebastien Martel (slide guitar, harmonica); Matthias Levy (strings); Christophe "Rimbaud" Millaut (saxophone); Laurent Sedent (trumpet); Cl?ment Amirault (trombone); Olivier Soumali (piano, Clavinet); Steve Belmonte (drums); Fabrice "Cub I" Colombani (percussion); Jean Marc Reyno, Judith Flessel (background vocals); Valerie Delgado, Chokolate, Papalu.
Audio Mixer: Lukas "Blasty" Chauvi?re.
Recording information: Ferber; La Seine; Studios Soyuz.
Editor: Benjamin Joubert.
Illustrator: Serge Gay Jr.
Photographer: Jeff Farsai.
Arrangers: Lukas "Blasty" Chauvi?re; Georges Chaccour.
Featuring Plug 1 (Dave) and Plug 2 (Posdnous) from the legendary De La Soul, along with French producers Chokolate and Khalid, First Serve is a project presenting a concept album about a fictional hip-hop crew and their journey to fame, so proceed accordingly, in the same way you approached those early Prince Paul solo albums. First Serve, the album, is somewhere between the De La producer's fascinating but flawed Psychoanalysis and his entirely purposeful movie-on-wax, A Prince Among Thieves. The big difference here is that Paul invited guests to deliver his vision while the Plugs and company do it on their own, acting like a daisy age Pink Floyd with a love of funk, disco, and the old boom-bap while creating something as story driven as The Wall. Like that prog classic, First Serve has plenty of tracks that stand alone. The plot point "We Made It" doubles as a strutting victory song good for any sunny day while "Pop Life" strolls through a bunch of odd, "potholes in my lawn" style rhymes, bringing fine memories of when the De La were the best thing going. Chokolate and Khalid are obviously fans of the Plugs and provide beats that are either expected (funk, soul, groovy) or challenging (a bit of rock, a bit of soundtrack bombast) plus the flow is fine, running like a radio play and best taken in one sitting. Still, if you don't buy into the story, some of this is just note-spinning to move the narrative along, but anyone who devoured Prince Among Thieves or De La Soul Is Dead will find this "not for everyone" effort highly attractive. ~ David Jeffries
Artist Overview
Somewhere between a band and a concept, First Serve features two-thirds of the legendary hip-hop crew De La Soul -- Plug 1 (Dave) and Plug 2 (Posdnous) -- along with two French producers, Chokolate and Khalid. The project was born at a chance meeting after a De La Soul gig in Paris. A concept album concerning a fictional, rising hip-hop act was discussed, then Pos and Dave assumed new alter egos -- Deen and Jacob -- while Chokolate and Khalid began working on beats. The Play It Again Sam label released the results, De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present...First Serve, in 2012, with "We Made It" landing as the concept album's first single. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] typically complex album from two members of De La's BEHIND THE MUSIC, but funnier."
Q (Magazine) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Goofball alter egos, wry wordplay and pop melodies recall 3 FEET HIGH & RISING."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "All involved breezily skip the concept curse by virtue of creations bursting with real joie de vivre....FIRST SERVE is unstoppably ace."
Disc 1
1 Opening Credits
2 Pushin' Aside, Pushin' Along
3 Work, The
4 Small Disasters
5 We Made It
6 We Made It (Interlude)
7 Must B the Music
8 Goon TV (Interlude)
9 Book of Life, The
10 Clash Symphony
11 Pop Life
12 Tennis
13 Top Chefs, The
14 Backstage (Interlude)
15 Move 'Em In, Move 'Em Out
16 Ending Credits
Product Attributes
Artist First Serve
Music Format Compact Disc

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