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Edan: Beauty and the BeatBeauty and the Beat (2005)
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: fallingupwards84fallingupwards84
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Who would have ever thought that a Jewish man from Boston, Massachusetts would release one of the greatest alternative hip-hop albums of the 2000s? Say hello to Edan -- an artist who does a little bit of everything: rapping, producing, sampling and programming. He has taken the DIY ethic and appl.
Who would have ever thought that a Jewish man from Boston, Massachusetts would release one of the greatest alternative hip-hop albums of the 2000s?
My word choice is turquoise I love to createThis is an experimental hip-hop record, and many listeners may consequently not feel what Edan is doing here. Some of the beats may come across to some ears as sloppy and distorted -- who would think to sample Black Sabbath in a hip-hop song? But that is the beauty of the album: It challenges hip-hop listeners in every little way imaginable. This is exactly what underground hip-hop should sound like.
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