and who has done which beats? i seen dice and thoughts name...did they do any beats or do they just yay and nay?
the words present "Audible Silence" featuring the smash singles "Scissors", "Shutta Penlissen", and the first single, "my rhymes better" online May 15th single online May 4th @ http://www.mp3.com/wordy
The Words - Audible Silence coming soon to mp3.com
2. "RE: who are the grandwizzards?" In response to Reply # 0
i think grandwizzards referrs to like all of the people involved on production like the whole collective including ?uestlove and like all the other guys involved in making roots records......then again i just THINK this, so yea ?uest cumon down and clear this up cuz i prolly have no idea what im talking about
------------------------- love what you do and do what you love
kamal- brings his ideas full fledge. plays keys, guitar bass and programs the drums. if riq feels it, it goes to second base. either me or kelo replace the drums. ("next movement" me, "section" kelo sampling me to make my sound fatter)
rich nichols- concept guy. can be honest and you not get mad for his honesty. has incredible stamina and patience for vocal takes. very naggy for mixing sessions "drum suck dick!" has great ability to stroke ego of lesser masters of first take (tariq). "cool that was nice, try and approximate the vibe more, use breath control, just try it another way and we can a/b it again" basically nice guy talk for "you suck!".
kelo- scientist. keeps files of every snare i ever hit since i got a deal. gadget guy. perfected our live sound. how to make our shit bigger. dice's overseeer. steal's my records since he figures that i won't need em anytime soon. human protools machine.
me- brings song sketches to the table. (see kamal) difference is i utilize scott's songwriting ability (melody. pop sense see eve song, xhibit, and dre's last 2 years as "producer") james' (sqrs) and kamal's as well as my own. mixdowns are my strengths (i think) and i think more of the to the left stuff usually come from me.
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)
check the resume
organix-93 (from the ground up)-94 do you want more?!!???!-95 illadelph halflife-96 things fall apart-99 (the legendary)-99 the roots come alive-99 phrenology-2002 the tipping point-2004 (the roots present...) 2004 homegrown: the beginne