Zero Tolerance (Explicit Version) CD (2004)

Artist: Hit Squad

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Nervous Records
SKU 63923040
UPC 091012055027
UPC 14 00091012055027
Format CD
Release Date 12/7/2004
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Author Hit Squad
Associated Artist/Work Cuete Yeska
Technical Info
Engineer Dre Meezy; Mike Powell; Track Addicts; Agallah; Ken Wallace
Producer DJ Scratch; Dre Meezy; Erick Sermon; Track Addicts; Sam Sneed; Fury; Parrish Smith; Havoc
CatalogID 20550
Lable Name Nervous (USA)
Released 12/07/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00091012055027
Musical Guests
Redman
Das EFX
K Solo
Fat Joe
Mobb Deep
Album Notes and Credits
Hit Squad: Parrish Smith (rap vocals).
Personnel: Das EFX, Don Fu-Quan, Fat Joe, 275, Heron , K-Solo, Mobb Deep, Nocturnal, Redman, Rob Jackson, DJ White Rock, Lil Raz, Mick Knoxx (rap vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dre Meezy; Mike Powell ; Track Addicts; Ken Wallace.
Recording information: Blackout Underworld Studios; DJ Honda Studios; Downlow Studio, CT; Drem-On Studios; Hit Squad Studios; Ian London Studios; SouthSide Studios; Track Studios.
The "crew" is one of the most essential elements in hip-hop culture, but it is rare for a crew album to match up to the accomplishments of a single artist or unit. However, when your crew is lead by Parrish "PMD" Smith and features such top guns as Redman, Das EFX, Mobb Deep, and Fat Joe, you have a better than average chance of coming together to make a record well worth listening to. Zero Tolerance even features a mini-reunion of EPMD, with PMD and Erick Sermon sharing mike time with Redman and Das EFX over a swinging beat by Havoc of Mobb Deep on "Serious." But this isn't just an orgy of all-star hip-hoppers. Lesser-known talents like K-Solo, Mick Knoxx, and especially Lil Raz fill out major portions of this album. But most impressive is 275, whose loose style on "Callin' Me" over Fury's '70s wah-wah orchestra production is the record's highest highlight. The production is consistent, mostly sample-based but nothing too obvious, and executed by almost as many different technicians as there are tracks. PMD's own console control on "Last Dayz" finds him sharing a standout beat laced with laser-beam synths with 275, but even then it's impossible to call him out as the star of this evenhanded set. A crew record that doesn't rely on the leader's coattails to carry it through? Only a true master of the genre could pull that off. ~ Joshua Glazer
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Skit
3 U Can't
4 Serious
5 International
6 Victory
7 Line of Fire
8 Callin' Me
9 Interlude
10 Where We From
11 Interlude
12 Get Money
13 Comin' with the Ruff S**t
14 We Ain't Gonna Stop Until
15 Last Dayz
16 My Crew
17 It's the Pee Back 2 Work - (Remix, remix, bonus)
18 Next Chapter - (bonus)
19 Outro
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