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Spin (p.95) - "[T]his anthology unearths hip-hop's rarely told herstory....[A] landmark achievement."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t begins with early voices like Afro-conscious poetess Nikki Giovanni and Tanya Winley...it soon gravitates to the James Brown-sampling late '80s, with strong contenders like Queen Latifah's commanding 'Ladies First'..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he most interesting tracks are the lesser knowns. Two Sisters do it for themselves on 'B-Boys Beware,' a slice of Arabian Prince-style juddering electro...and poet Nikki Giovanni's 'Ego Tripping,' written in 1973 predates Ultramagnetic MCs' Kool Keith-led Ego 'Trippin'' by 15 years..."0.4237384

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Q (12/01, p.143) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A blast..."Alternative Press (2/02, p.76) - 7 out of 10 - "...The Princess is at the top of her game..."Mixmag (10/01, p.180) - 4 out of 5 - "...Princess Superstar is...great."Vibe (10/01, p.152) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...Transcends her tongue-and-cheek sexpot image....Dropping pop-culture references with skill and precision..."NME (Magazine) (9/29/01, p.66) - 8 out of 10 - "...Excellent..."0.3767357

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Rolling Stone (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The album is full of dark, beat-driven atmospherics that alternately evoke DJ Shadow, Nine Inch Nails and Prince Paul."Q (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Kool Keith is on pleasingly incomprehensible form on 'Getaway' and the link-up with Dan the Automator on 'Mojo' recalls his former band at their best."Alternative Press (p.206) - "From front to back, the weirdo-pop super-hits -- all composed through the mail with various collaborators -- just keep on coming."Magnet (p.101) - "PEEPING TOM keeps the energy up by whipsawing among styles and approaches....Patton sounds like he's having wicked fun..."CMJ (p.4) - "Patton sticks to the kind of catchy, nasal vocals he pioneered with his most famous band, Faith No More. This is the real thing."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.66) - Ranked #16 in Kerrang's "20 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "A pop-centric masterpiece, littered with star turns..."0.3632044

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he rapper still waxes poetic with the old boho bounce as he lounges in the club or decries the evils of American culture."Spin (p.104) - "BLACK UP impresses most with its beguiling sounds, especially the verdant keyboard washes of 'Are You...Can You...Were You? (Felt)'..."Spin (p.43) - Ranked #20 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "They may invoke the fiery nationalism of the Last Poets, but they're savvy enough to welcome anyone who wants to join the dance."CMJ - "Butler drops sparse, fragmented beats beneath a web of reverb-dripping vocals and muffled synths, while also leaning on soul tropes and old-world melodies..."Q (Magazine) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] the lava-like bass and shuddering beats suggesting a familiarity with dubstep's experimental margins."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]n the category of great rap reinventions, file it next to Daniel Dumile's post-KMD rebirth as MF Doom and Ultramagnetic's MC Kool Keith re-training as Dr Octagon."Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]f some of Butler's rhymes and sonics are breezier than before, his tracks still retain their moody, hard-thudding, and sometimes psychedelic atmospheres."Uncut (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's an earworm-like lure in every track, but the hushed, frantically percussive 'Yeah You' is a highlight."0.3026703

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Q (Magazine) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Insight's staccato rhymes meshing with the Count's woozy, hypnotic vintage funk and instrumental exotica."0.2663924

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Rolling Stone (5/30/96, p.50) - 3 Stars - Good - "...takes rap back to the hollowed African-American tradition of capping, in which black kids stand in front yards and shoot verbal arrows into each others' asses..."The Source (5/96, p.70) - 3.5 Mics - Dope - "...a record with equal amounts [of] style and substance....incorporates elements of both coasts' sounds. HERE TO SAVE YOU ALL is solid, dynamic and refreshing..."Melody Maker (4/20/96, p.46) - "...pushes sonic frontiers while engaging in a one-man war on humankind....tours the darkside with a body-breaking bass on the underside..."Rap Pages (5/96, p.33) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a blend of rugged rhythms featuring dope punch lines and hooks. His rhymes run through warped rhythms, making for a nonstop head-nod....There's nothing Chino XL won't say to get his message across..."NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 6 (out of 10) - "...[Chino] is riveting precisely because he doesn't pull punches..."0.2663924

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Spin (9/95, p.112) - 7 - Flawed Yet Worthy - "...it flows organically....the tunes...juggle drama and beats with lightness and elan, balancing immediacy and indirection. They're hooky without being pop, jazzy without being abstract....the general level of creativity is staggering..."Down Beat (11/95, p.60) - 3.5 Stars - Good/Very Good - "...Guru is heads above other rappers integrating jazz into their music. Plus, his latest foray into jazz-rap territory continues to inform younger audiences about the old school..."Vibe (9/95, pp.163-164) - "...reeks of adulthood....instead of risking potshots from conservatives, Guru (in a bolder move) risks his rep with his hardcore fans. He flaunts King-isms to folks who pray to Malcolm....a comment on the way things are, but it is also a none-too-subtle request for a change of mind..."The Source (9/95, p.98) - 3.5 Mics - Dope - "...JAZZMATAZZ II proves to be a refreshing work that sends good messages about family, life and the cultures of jazz and hip-hop..."Jazziz (12/95, p.77) - "...the purest collaboration in the history of the hip hop jazz movement....solid, steady soulkick and...profound poetic presence...reminds the listener to look the truth in the face and address it, conquer it, rap about it, and make sure to remember that Guru knew it first..."NME (Magazine) (7/22/95, p.46) - 8 (out of 10) - "...outstrips the first for confidence, funkiness and good vibes. He's really onto something here....So which is the side project, Gang Starr or Jazzmatazz? Who cares? Fact is, out of one team, we've got two great acts..."0.1997943

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"...CLOCKSTOPPERS has high energy, bright colors, neat sets, and intriguing effects..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Frakes handles the action competently..."Total Film "...Pleasant....It's fairly refreshing to see a movie starring teens that avoids gross-out humor..."USA Today "...The technology is carefully incorporated into the emotional storyline..."Sight and Sound0.1997943

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Rolling Stone (6/11/98, p.118) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...a double album spawned from the seven-year-old New York-based traveling venue at which unsigned artists express themselves....there's plenty of great unsigned talent here..."Vibe (5/98, p.140) - "...this compilation includes joints from both little-known heads and major-label artists....sharp metaphors and pinpoint punch lines..."The Source (6/98, p.165) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...VOL. 1 does such a good job in recreating the experience of being at the Lounge....LOUNGE moves quickly, delivering a suprising number of gems and almost no duds..."0.1664952

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