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30 giugno 2007

Blue Scholars - Bayani

Questo e' uno degli album migliori dell'anno 2007 subito dopo Spiritual Warfare e The World Is Ours quindi ragazzi scaricate questi 3 album subito e ditemi cosa ne pensate mi sembra che ci avete dormito sopra.Forse questo e' quello piu' difficile da assimilare, pero' secondo me e' un ottimo album.

Ecco cose ci dicono dell'album:

"...easily one of the most poignant, important, and best albums ever to come from the Northwest."

"Bayani" marks a creative and emotional leap forward for Blue Scholars. The four years since recording their first album has been marked by four years of war and uncertainty. People everywhere are looking for answers, growing tired of the banality and repetitiveness of the music and culture that currently dominates the airwaves. Similar to the wave of protest music that emerged during the Vietnam war, "Bayani" is a statement record stamped with the anger, depression and the slowly emerging hope of these uncertain times. Less sloganeering and more storytelling, Bayani showcases a more focused Geologic and a polished Sabzi coming into their own as a premier DJ-emcee duo. "The Distance" tells the story of a working-class immigrant, accompanied by a dark melodic soundscape that recalls a Philippine dance song. Geo also flexes his narrating skills on "Joe Metro," an ode to Seattle's lone form of public transportation and "50 Thousand Deep," recalling the 1999 "Battle in Seattle" at the historic WTO protests.

This record is what hip-hop was made example of the perfect album falling into the public's hands at the perfect time.

Qua una piccola biografia:

The Blue Scholars have emerged out of the erupting Northwest hip-hop scene with soulful beats, poetic yet political rhymes and a reputation for dynamic live performances. With their second full-length release, Bayani, the torch bearing Seattle duo blends the personal and the political, unafraid to party in the process. Emcee Geologic and DJ/producer Sabzi come from vastly different musical approaches to experiment with a unique, new sound that still echoes the classic boom-bap of a bygone era (see: A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets). Prior to their collision, Geo had already begun making local rounds as a battle emcee and spoken-word poet, while Sabzi honed his skills as a classical and jazz-trained pianist while attending indie ska and punk shows. This unlikely partnership set the precedent for what distinguishes the group from the vast sea of independent hip-hop artists - the ability to strike a balance between worlds usually seen distant from one another. Poetic lyricism with beats you can dance to. Marxist theory mixed with Baha'i spirituality. Musical influences ranging from Thelonius Monk and Aphex Twin to Marvin Gaye and J Dilla.

Questa La Tracklist:

1. Baha'I Healing Prayer
2. Second Chapter
3. Opening Salvo
4. North By Northwest
5. Ordinary Guys
6. Still Got Love
7. Bayani
8. Loyalty
9. Fire For The People
10. Xenophobia
11. The Distance
12. Back Home
13. 50 Thousand Deep
14. Morning Of America
15. Joe Metro

Insomma un album molto impegnato.Secondo me non e' un classico pero' e' un ottimo album e in questo 2007 e sicuramente tra i migliori.


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