CD Okayplayer: Truenotes, Vol. 1 [PA] (CD 6309848),
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Okayplayer: Truenotes, Vol. 1 [PA]


  • 1. Intro - ?uestlove
    2. K.O. Player - Aceyalone/Madlib
    3. On and On
    4. Okay - Dilated Peoples - (featuring Defari)
    5. Take It Back - Skillz
    6. Keep Livin' - Jean Grae
    7. Respect Deez - Hieroglyphics
    8. I Do What I Like - Dice Raw
    9. Williams, The - Supastition/Nicolay
    10. Y'all Know Who
    11. Shake It
    12. Just What Can Happen - Blackalicious
    13. Bang Bang - Truck And Mack
    14. Pastor Skillz - Skillz
    15. Can't Help Them With That - Adam Bomb/Baby Blak
    16. Fall Back - Jean Grae
    17. For the Wreckord
    18. Act 2 - Rjd2
    19. Outro - ?uestlove
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OKP/DC 001

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Recording information: Accompong Studio's, Oakland, CA; Chopp Shopp Studios, Durham, NC; Home Cookin' Studios; Soundproof Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Studio C; The Dugout, NJ; The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; The Wreck Center, Charlotte, NC.
    Launched in 2004 by hip-hop outfit the Roots, Okayplayer Records here presents the first volume in a projected series. TRUE NOTES VOL. 1 is an impeccably hip collection of revered artists, including the ground-breaking DJ RJD2 and LA rappers Dilated Peoples, and relative unknowns Nicolay & Supastition, whose hilarious "The Williams" (about a surplus of bills, hence the title) is a highlight.
    Dilated Peoples' "Okay" is one of the most self-assured tracks on offer here, but Jean Grae takes the honors for the collection's most rambunctious performance with her effervescent "Fall Back." RJD2 turns up again to produce Roots associate Dice Raw on the strangely relaxed "I Do What I Like," and Virginia rapper Skillz is in his usual take-no-prisoners mode on "Take It Back." TRUE NOTES VOL.1 is both a labor of love for its creators and a fine mix of established and up-and-coming hip-hop artists.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is thoughtful, inventive hip hop from artists with something to say..."'
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  • Genre: R&B
  • Label: Decon OKP/DC 001
  • Distributor: n/a
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 850717001995
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