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Poly Sci

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4891172

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel includes: John Forte; Warren Riker (guitar, bass); DJ Scribble (scratches); Jeni Fujita, Wendy McKenzie, Ray Stewart, Darryl "#1" Phillips (background vocals); Fat Joe, Destruct, DMX, Pras, 20 Grand Pikasoe, Baracus, St. Nikolas, Casino Red, El Harim.
    Producers: Warren Riker, Wyclef Jean, Pras, John Forte, Salaam Remi, Minnesota.
    Engineers: Rawle Gittens, Warren Riker, Robert "Taj" Walton, Johnny Wy, Rick Simpson, Gary "Mon" Noble.
    Personnel includes: John Forte; Warren Riker (guitar, bass); DJ Scribble (scratches); Jeni Fujita, Wendy McKenzie, Ray Stewart, Darryl "#1" Phillips (background vocals); Fat Joe, Destruct, DMX, Pras, 20 Grand Pikasoe, Baracus, St. Nikolas, Casino Red, El Harim.
    Producers: Warren Riker, Wyclef Jean, Pras, John Forte, Salaam Remi, Minnesota.
    Engineers include: Rawle Gittens, Warren Riker, Robert "Taj" Walton.
    The Refugee Camp first introduced John Forte on The Fugees album THE SCORE. Anyone who heard him drop his verbal jewels on "Cowboys," the wild, wild west allegory of street life, got a little dosage of this lyricist's skills. Those who were thoroughly impressed by that debut as well as other tracks he's shined on will not be disappointed by his solo album POLY SCI. He gives you vintage John Forte on tracks like "They Got Me" (featuring Fat Joe), "Hot," "Poly Sci," and "We Got This" (featuring DMX). The production on a few tracks may be a little uneven, but overall this is a strong, well-done album.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (7/9-23/98, pp.132-133) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "Blending a street-savvy rhyme style with an academic attention to book smarts....his images pop with the wise subtleties of a keen observer..."
    Rolling Stone (7/9-23/98, pp.132-133) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "Blending a street-savvy rhyme style with an academic attention to book smarts....his images pop with the wise subtleties of a keen observer..."
    Spin (8/98, pp.142-143) - 8 (out of 10) - "...It was inevitable that hip-hop would eventually graduate...to the sounds its current flexers and MCs actually grew up on--the wealth of daft genius that is early '80s synth pop and twilight disco. That's the bargain bin into which POLY SCI dives, and it comes up giddy on helium-high Euro-pop and bleached soul..."
    Spin (8/98, pp.142-143) - 8 (out of 10) - "...It was inevitable that hip-hop would eventually graduate...to the sounds its current flexers and MCs actually grew up on--the wealth of daft genius that is early '80s synth pop and twilight disco. That's the bargain bin into which POLY SCI dives, and it comes up giddy on helium-high Euro-pop and bleached soul..."
    Vibe (6-7/98, p.169) - "...Forte's mostly self-produced debut employs a market-aware approach in its selection of underground manifestos and radio-destined rotations..."
    Vibe (6-7/98, p.169) - "...Forte's mostly self-produced debut employs a market-aware approach in its selection of underground manifestos and radio-destined rotations..."
    The Source (6/98, p.165) - 3 Mics (out of 5) - "...Throughout the disc, the dreaded wonder proves he's got skills, especially when paired with guest MCs..."
    The Source (6/98, p.165) - 3 Mics (out of 5) - "...Throughout the disc, the dreaded wonder proves he's got skills, especially when paired with guest MCs..."
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