CD Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped, Vol. 3 (CD 1064556),
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Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped, Vol. 3


  • 1. Check the Rhime/Unwrap This - Various Artists
    2. In da Club - Jeff Bradshaw/Scott Mayo
    3. I Know What You Want - Dennis Nelson/Lou Taylor/Melena
    4. P.I.M.P. - Jeff Lorber
    5. Tainted - Larry Dunn/Richard Turner
    6. Lose Yourself - Karen Briggs/Peter Black
    7. Tupac Tribute Medley: Keep Your Head Up / The Way It Is / How Do You Want It / I Ain't Mad At Cha - Jeff Lorber/Karen Briggs/Peter Black
    8. Biggie Tribute Medley: Juicy / Hypnotize / Big Poppa - Dennis Nelson/Larry Dunn/Andrew Gouche
    9. Beautiful - Jeff Bradshaw/Dennis Nelson
    10. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Mike Phillips/Jeff Lorber
    11. Way You Move, The - Mike Phillips/Dennis Nelson
    12. Check the Rhime - Mike Phillips/Hollywood Paul Litteral
    13. Jam Master Jay Tribute Medley: King Of Rock / Sucker MC / Walk This Way - Peter Black/Andrew Gouche
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 90950

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    This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
    Compilation producers: Tony Joseph, Darryl Ross.
    Compilation producers: Tony Joseph, Darryl Ross.
    The idea of performing smooth-jazz versions of gangsta rap hits is one of those crazy strokes of genius so stunning in its simplicity that it's amazing nobody thought of it before. And, in fact, the PICKIN' ON? series has been doing this kind of thing in a country vein for over a decade, although so far rap music appears safe from being transmogrified into bluegrass. And so we have the startling spectacle of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" getting a moody reworking by violinist Karen Briggs, while, in another unlikely pairing, smooth-jazz keyboardist Jeff Lorber transforms 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." into a Latin-tinged, downtempo after-hours fantasy. There are sinuous tribute medleys to both Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, while the Outkast hit 'The Way You Move" receives a glossy makeover courtesy of Dennis Nelson's acoustic guitar stylings. If you're a smooth jazz fan who likes a little frisson with your funk, UNWRAPPED VOL.3 is an ideal recommendation.

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