...y'all have probably heard about the new Pete Rock "Petestrumentals" release in the BBC Beat Generation series. I thought I read somewhere that ?uestlove would be hooking up one as well, but the BBC site doesn't mention his name. anybody know what's up?
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>how >is one small company gonna >market 10-12 Beat Generation albums!?! >
well they are called barely breaking even (BBE) music. and what do you mean by marketing. i don't think they are relying on the tradtional marketing means to get these records sold. Jay D and Pete both have huge underground followings (esp. Pete) and since they own their own studios its a symbiotic relationship with the label. I don' imagine there is a whole lot of that "label pays for studio time and artist hands over master's" type stuff going on at BBE. I would wager that the producers create music at their own pace and submit it to a label that gives them a chance to get their material out to fans without the label bull$hit. I think pete can sell over 200,000 in japan alone. bbe has been around for over a decade and they have been instrumental (pun intended) in keeping black music at the forefront of the british music scene. i.e. a bbe in europe is like a def jam release here...you are going to at least try to cop a listen based on the strength of reputation.
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4. "RE: is ?uest doing a beat generation jawn?" In response to Reply # 0
And the funny thing is about this whole BBE thing is that every time i see an ad about this is that new artists and producers are being added to the line up. I saw Hi-Tek on the list. Is 88 keys on there anywhere? if he is I can't remember.
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the source mic ratings 1990-2001
@@@@@ -edutainment (funny in the annivrsery issue they left this out...but i have the ice cube issue when they first started rating albums) -people's instintive travels and the paths of rhythm -amerikkka's most wanted -let the rhythm hit em -all for one -de la soul is dead -the low end theory -illmatic -life after death -aquemini -niggaz4life* (not reveiwed but in summer issue 92 they mentioned it as a 5mic classic)
@@@@1/2 -sex and violence -buisiness as usual -business never personal -whut thee album -breaking atoms -death certifacate -buhloone mindstate -the chronic -enter the 36 chambers -southernplayerlisticadillacmusic -ready to die -the infamous -only built 4 cuban links -illadelph halflife -hell on earth -bow down -i am -murder muzick -life story -classic limited edition vol 1 -guerilla warfare -in my lifetime vol.3 -la rock familia -ecleftic:two sides to a story -moment of truth -supreame clientel -last of a dying breed -the truth
the gag mics- fear of a black planet-@@@1/2 da shinin-@@@ stankonia-@@@@ lootpack-@@1/2 ressurection-@@@1/2 the beatnuts-@@@1/2** mos def and talib kweli are black star-@@@1/2 the love movement-@@@1/2 fantastic vol 2-@@@1/2
*-source never reviewed, but mentioned in summer issue that it was a 5 mic classic.
**-the only record to change a rating after printing. in the next issue they printed (in fine print that it was a @@@@ mic album)
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>the randy watson experience. >title: the guud an' terrbill
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14. "I would just like to say..." In response to Reply # 0
that i love the idea of the Beat Generation series. I think it is both innovative and exciting. I have Welcome to Detroit, and it is one of the best albums I have (TFA and BOBS are tied for first) in my miniscule collection (about 70).
mind you, a ?uestlove installment of this series will make me smile even more. I will be beaming from ear to ear if he does this.
but if he doesn't I still think he's awesome
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