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The Crack Emcee | Rap's Creation (Planet Rock)

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Rap's Creation (Planet Rock)

by The Crack Emcee

Intimate Hip-Hop Blues, and Soul, made for headphones
Genre: Blues: Soul-Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't You Know? (The Terrorist Song)
4:16 $0.99
2. Intro
0:18 $0.99
3. My Reflection
2:57 $0.99
4. Red, White, And Blue
3:30 $0.99
5. Hoin' For George
2:35 $0.99
6. Rap's Creation
3:12 $0.99
7. Catch Your Breath
2:42 $0.99
8. Part II
3:01 $0.99
9. Desperate Measures
3:28 $0.99
10. Radio Hit
1:56 $0.99
11. Rock Thang
2:37 $0.99
12. Outro
2:48 $0.99
13. Catch Your Breath (Remix)
2:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
Music's very first anti-Iraq War Rap album. Critically acclaimed and nominated as Best Album Of The Year in the Rolling Stone (and The Village Voice's "Pazz & Jop") Critics Poll for 2002.

In 2003, "Hoin' For George" and "Red, White & Blue" were chosen by Woodstock Legend Country Joe McDonald ("The Vietnam Rag") and San Francisco Bay Area Hip-Hop Historian "Davey D" Cook as The Best Hip-Hip Anti-War Songs Worth Playing In Times Of War.


"One night,....I heard some [pot head] wearing a T-shirt with a Brown logo turned inside out mention Crack: We Are Rock in the same breath as the Crack Emcee. I almost force-fed him a trash can. It's not that the Crack Emcee's been riding that train for years, having adopted the handle during Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" jihad, when cozying up to hubba was roughly equivalent to declaring for Hamas during Intifada 2002. What's important is that the Crack Emcee is - and this is no joke - some kind of genius, with a gift that seemingly sparks randomly or maybe just when he feels like squeezing off a few rounds. Call him unpredictable, unwilling, or maybe, well, you know, but genius is genius, and you've got to respect it. He tosses a mix of underplayed rock, punk, and hip-hop up against the wall on Rap's Creation, and sometimes it sticks. On "Don't You Know" he raps, "Where you from / Why you here / Why you go / Don't come near / Stay away / Don't come back / Not today / Know where you at / Don't you know I'm the motherfucker out here that gonna hurt you" over an ominous, simple bass line. The result isn't thug rap but deeply sad, desperate blues. The Crack Emcee plays soul music for a twisted world; he's radical, challenging, unapologetic, weird, and at times so fucking brilliant that you worry he'll explode like a suicide bomb."




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Jah Dubwize

Great music, but you simply MUST see the cover art work
Excellent CD, as is everything produced by SF's legendary Crack 'em, Seen? Rather than rave about the music which this website well reproduces, I will rave about the artwork which doesn't quite come out on the site. This is an historic photographic record of an historic recording studio/living space in SF's
Haight District. The photo on the back is even better.

Believe it or not the cover art alone is worth the price of admission.

Anita Friend

This recording is funky and intelligent, and will provoke you to THINK
Planet Rock pulls off a wide range of styles and will make you dance AND reflect on the fucked up state of this country while you do it. From low tempo, back beat funk, to frenetic beats reminiscent of Devo(!), the Crack Emcee will provide you with what you need; to give your soul some soul and give your body a reason to move, probably even make your mouth smile. At the same time, Planet Rock will make you remember why you're so pissed off and alienated from this world, and why it's right for any thinking person to feel this way, and maybe even start thinking about getting up and doing something about it. If you want to be numbed into a state of complacency and melt into your chair, avoid this recording like the plague. If you want to get up out your easy chair, get pissed off, and do something about this motherfucker, BUY IT, AND LISTEN TO IT LOUD.