1. Due Our Time
2. Trouble on My Mind
3. Flexin' tha Ill Funk
4. Dedication to Bambaataa
5. Summer in the City
7. Ill-River Expedition
8. Justice Funkin'
10. Just Because
12. Take It to the Stage
13. Summer in the City [Sunshine Blend]
14. Jacquelina Outro
Review by (? "UnspokenHeard ?" ):
What you're looking at here, is the most musically diverse and original masterpieces in hiphop, from a time when creativity and orginality was at its peak, 1994. Rooftop souncheck is one of the best albums, that you've never heard of. As with many groups from the 90's, Justice system never got the recognition they so deserved, and as a result have to be one of the most slept on & under-appreciated groups ever to make an album. The first thing to note about this album is the fact that it is very fresh, with all real instruments which just gives of that pure vibe, that is sadly missing from Hiphop, now and then (Similar to the roots, but more funky and with more instruments being played). Justice System consists of; Folex (MC), Jahbaz (MC,Scracthes), Coz Boogie (Bass), Wizard C Roc aka Mudfoot (Guitars) Mo' Betta Al aka Starchild (Tenor Sax, Rhodes Piano), Eric G (Drums) & Bim - E ("Raw Bronx vocals"). The best thing, every artist holds their own, and contribute their essence to make "rooftop souncheck" a total essential to those looking for Hiphop done right, for the love & purity of what it is. Now, unlike what another reviewer has said, the MC's (Folex & Jahbaz) are phenomenal, and posess that typical freestyle/original b boy flava that was so evident in the 90's. By no means necessary do they have an "old school flow", both flippin' their styles from fiery to laid back whenever they need to, to suit the beat. Similarly, the lyrical substance displayed throghout the album is very thought provoking, down to earth and most importantly conscious ; Justice system are all about making music, not gimmicks.
There are 14 tracks on the album (2 of which are short musical interludes and "Santana" being a track with no Mc'ing, allowing all musicians to display their natural funk and raw talent). THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE WEAK TRACK ON THE ENTIRE ALBUM, nor is their any tracks that even scrape "OK", with each song having it's own concept; they all bring their own individuality and enable the hiphop heads to truly indulge in a variety of music, straight consistency.
Now after reading this, I beg fans of that TRUE hiphop, the type that doen't talk about materialistic ish or gimmicks, to cop this right away. It needs to be in your collection, don't even listen to it (take my opinion for what it is worth) and show respect where respect is due to one group who ironically, gained absolutely no justice under the system.What a shame. PEACE! DON'T SLEEP ANY LONGER!
Lyrics - 10/10
Beats - 10/10
Origianlity - 10/10
Replay Value - 10/10 >>>>>>Flawless
Bene questa review mi sembrava la piu' appropriata,anche se forse tutti questi 10 sono esagerati.Questo disco esce nel 1994 l'anno d'oro dell'hip hop.Loro sono un gruppo e sono: Folex (MC), Jahbaz (MC,Scracthes), Coz Boogie (Bass), Wizard C Roc aka Mudfoot (Guitars) Mo' Betta Al aka Starchild (Tenor Sax, Rhodes Piano), Eric G (Drums) & Bim - E ("Raw Bronx vocals").Questo e' un alFolex (MC), Jahbaz (MC,Scracthes), Coz Boogie (Bass), Wizard C Roc aka Mudfoot (Guitars) Mo' Betta Al aka Starchild (Tenor Sax, Rhodes Piano), Eric G (Drums) & Bim - E ("Raw Bronx vocals").Da quelle che avete capito questo e' un album quasi perfetto,non si skippa niente e' tutto da ascoltare.
BEAT 9,5 LYRICS 9,5 TOTAL 9,5