Tree House Rock

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label All Natural Records
SKU 60597873
UPC 809960002624
UPC 14 00809960002624
Format CD
Release Date 5/6/2003
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Author Family Tree
Technical Info
Producer His-Panik
CatalogID AN 0262
Lable Name All Natural, Inc.
Released 05/06/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 74m : 23s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00809960002624
Musical Guests
Spotlite
Iomos Marad
Mr. Greenweedz
Allstar The Fabulous
D. Rashad
Rita J & Tone B. Nimble
Daily Plannet & Lomos Marad
Spotitle
Album Notes and Credits
The Family Tree includes: Daily Plannet, Iomos Marad, Mr. Greenweedz, MC Rita J.
Personnel: Tone B. Nimble (scratches).
Audio Mixer: Mike Hari.
Recording information: Rosebud Recording Studios, Skokie, IL (05/13/2000).
Arrangers: A. Fields; R. Jackson.
All Natural label head Capital D (along with his DJ partner Tone B. Nimble) compiled this sampler of like-minded MCs from Chicago's hip-hop underground, but it unfortunately lacks his own sharp short-storytelling, best demonstrated on the excellent 2002 album Writer's Block (The Movie). His contributions to this collection instead lapse into sloganeering, particularly on "Move," which simply reiterates the usual lefty talking points about education, war, and other issues. However, the five other rappers -- including, in a relative rarity for posse albums, a female, Rita J -- do their best to pick up the slack with battle rhymes that focus more on putdowns than profanity; in the hands of Spotlite and Mr. Greenweedz, the Tree's approach bears particularly tasty fruit on the standout track, "Chums," as rivals are castigated as "sadomasochist(s)/takin' lashings from the tongue." Backed by chunky, soul-drenched beats that show the real roots of this Family Tree -- the Native Tongue rappers of the early '90s -- Tree House Rock ends up sharing that movement's good-natured, hippieish appeal. ~ Dan LeRoy
Professional Reviews
Vibe (6/03, p.157) - 3 out of 5 - "...The round robin of rhymes from Mr. Greenweedz, capital D, Daily Plannet, and others are well anchored by the Molemen and Madd Crates' jazzbo beats..."
Disc 1
1 Split - (featuring Spotlite)
2 I Am - (featuring Mr. Greenweedz/Iomos Marad)
3 Flow - (featuring Mr. Greenweedz/Allstar The Fabulous)
4 Blow The Spot - (featuring Spotlite)
5 Horse - (featuring Mr. Greenweedz/Allstar The Fabulous)
6 Motive - (featuring D. Rashad)
7 Simple Words - (featuring Rita J & Tone B. Nimble)
8 Flavor - (featuring Daily Plannet & Lomos Marad)
9 Buddy Live - (live)
10 Save It - (featuring Daily Plannet/Mr Greenweedz)
11 Virgo - (featuring Mr. Greenweedz/Rita J)
12 Push, Move, Build - (featuring D. Rashad/Iomos Marad)
13 Chums - (featuring Spotitle/Mr. Greenweedz)
14 Rocks For You - (featuring Daily Plannet/D. Rashad)
15 Move - (featuring Daily Plannet/D. Rashad)
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