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|Info:||Production by Dert, Raphi Henley and Dax Reynosa. All beats
by Dert, except track 3 and 17 executed by Dert and Damion
1. A long road - featuring Macho
3. Bow down - featuring Dax, Macho and Raphi
4. Jet lag interlude
5. Sev statik
6. One's who do - featuring Dax
7. Ladies - featuring Elsie and Zane
8. 2 cents - featuring Dax, Macho, Raphi and Zane
9. Tunnel vision - featuring New Breed
10. God said it
11. Line finish - featuring Elsie, Jurny and Sev Statik
12. For the heads - featuring Raphi and Sev Statik
13. Motivate - featuring Raphi
14. Tripped over a dream - featuring Dax, Elsie, Jurny and
15. One's who don't - featuring Raphi
16. Master plan - featuring Macho
17. Pray for the morning - featuring Macho and Raphi
18. Change - featuring Zane
19. Human Race - featuring Elsie, Jurny and Raphi
20. Everybody else - featuring Macho
21. Remember - featuring LPG
|Rating:||Our users rated this release: 8 out of 10|
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|Review:||So uh, where have you guys been?|
We haven’t heard from you in a while.
We been here in the studio, in the house,
In the back room, perfecting the rap skills,
Dert perfecting the breaks.
We just been learning the business.
Along the way we lost some things,
But we gained some things too.
We started this, but we gonna finish it,
—from "The Long Road"
So begins the sophomore project from Tunnel Rats, asking and
answering the basic question that anyone who's ever heard
their ground-breaking 'West Coastish' material over past
Tunnel Rats CDTunnel Rats is back, and in a serious way,
with perhaps some of the most innovative and quality beats
and rhymes under the beam this year. Period.
No wonder, considering the group’s composition. Future Shock
may no longer be a part, but duo New Breed (Macho and Elsie)
is now in. Raphi and Zane are still there, as is founding
crew LPG along with Sev Statik. The crew is brought together
in various and diverse combinations by board
After the introductory track “A Long Road” from Macho of New
Breed, the album explodes with the self-defining “T.R.’z”,
the only time on the project where the entire Tunnel Rats
crew comes together.
Dert, the Tunnel Rats Beat SpecialistThe lyricism is strong
and rhymes are sturdy, with definite ministry that is more
subtle lacing of Truth than in-your-face Word. “Pray for the
Morning” from Raphi and Macho and Zane’s freely-styled and
almost-spoken vibe on “Chainge” are pure refreshment.
Be sure to catch the hidden track, a remix of “Chainge”,
this one with initial jazzy soul from Dax, Raphi and Macho
coming through in voice over a intensely relaxed beat,
exhorting to “let it go, seasons change” as Zane’s smooth
flow goes on over.
Sev Statik brings in a nice delivery on his self-titled
track (with a massive hook by Elsie). Restrained hints of
Middle Eastern instrumentation and intervals make the sound
Dax of LPGThe theme for this track highlights one of the
aspects of this project sure to discussed. Sev doesn’t
hesitate to vent his frustration at the trials and
sufferings he has encountered in his MC ministry, while
keeping the Christ perspective forefront.
In fact, at various points on the album, the entire crew is
prone to venting their angst at the sometimes nasty
goings-on that can occur in the music business, with these
sometimes verging on battle tracks.
But at a heaping disc full of 22 tracks, there’s plenty more
to choose from, ranging from exhilarating street praise to
scipturally refective meditations. Roll into Macho’s awesome
“Master Plan” and play New Breed’s “Tunnel Vision”, or
Raphi’s “Motivate” which is laced with a beat influence from
Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”.
One listen and cats will flock to these Tunnel Rats. The
bottom line here is that Tunnel Vision needs to be
experienced, you can’t really explain it beyond that.
|source: GospelFlava.com, added: May 14, 2006|
|Review:||Tunnel Rats and crew some of the best lyricists on planet,
that's how it is!!!! Dert beats are freakish. My fav Sev
Statik, Master Plan, Change, Human Race, Change.|
|source: unknown, added: Apr 16, 2013|