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Urban Sprawl

by Ordinary Peoples

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW ALBUM - "Nothing Left to Lose" @ cdbaby.com/cd/ordinarypeoples Potent rhymes, infectious hooks, and phat beats, blending underground and mainstream hip-hop.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Overflow
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2. The Heat
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3. A World Without Money
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4. Rise High
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5. Feel My Pain
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6. P.R.O.P.S.
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7. You Don't Know Me
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8. Scraps
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9. Back in the Saddle
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10. Rockville
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11. The View
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12. Won't Quit
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13. We're All Monkeys
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14. Suitcase ('02 Remix)
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BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW ALBUM - "Nothing Left to Lose" @ cdbaby.com/cd/ordinarypeoples

The excitement of innovation never stops for Ordinary Peoples. Coming out of Ohio's kinetic music scene, the multitalented trio cooks up an unstoppable dose of charisma and an intoxicating mixture of fun. On their third full length CD, "Urban Sprawl", O.P. showcases their distinctive abilities, flowing from one feel to the next. Old school boom-bap, new school bounce, and hook-laden soul are all represented, yet the sound remains cohesive--glued together with superb wordplay and overall musical ability.

With "Urban Sprawl", O.P. exhibits a mixture of mainstream and underground styles that could help us all to forget the tired rap clichés heard on radio stations today. Exhibiting a style akin to hip-hop greats such as A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, and Jurassic 5, O.P. transcends the typical. Cuts like "Overflow" and "A World Without Money" exemplify the band's ability to combine content with catchy hooks and bangin' beats.

At their live show, O.P. invites all to listen with open ears and hearts. From hip-hop heads to hippies, the audience meshes together, captivated by the band's powerful vibe. Scraps (MC) uses positive energy and clever rhymes to convey a message that is deeper than you'd expect. The rhymes interlace tightly with the fatback beats laid down by Gerard on his half drum set/half computer creation. Ben Levels utilizes classical keyboard technique to conjure up fat basslines and multiple layers of electronic sound that envelop the listener. His vocal stylings find common ground among heavy hitters such as Andre 3000 and Nate Dogg while still remaining soulful. Together, Ordinary Peoples generates simmering, inventive music that is ready for the masses.

"Urban Sprawl" features a variety of talented special guests. Marc Roberge of O.A.R. collaborates on "Rise High" and brings a soulful reggae feel to the track. Jerry DePizzo of O.A.R is featured on guitar and saxophone on several tracks, while DJ Kevlar of Poets of Another Breed shows his skills on the turntables throughout much of the CD. Several other musicians are also featured adding to the albums depth and variety.

"Ordinary Peoples don't fall into the harder-than-you trap that captured so many of its peers, instead contenting themselves to fall between a less rootsy Arrested Development and A Tribe Called Quest." -Columbus Alive

"With this mixture of specialties, it is no wonder they have developed a unique and organic sound that faithful followers and virgin ears alike can enjoy."
-Ohio State Lantern

"Great overall musicianship and performance ability. I absolutely loved every minute of it." -IdiotPress.com

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Marc

O.P is tight
I saw you guys last year at the festival with O.A.R. and i saw you last month with RWB. Love the songs, love the beats and love rise high with Marc from O.A.R. come back to cleveland soon
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Paul

They just keep getting better!
I went to see O.A.R. in bloomington last year, and OP opened for them. After their set I was hooked and bought both the albums. I had been waiting for another album. Urban Srawl is amazing! The rhythms are awesome. Scraps can flow like nothin else! Great Album!
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scuffy b

dope all the way through
love dis' record...can't stop playin' it at my house parties. great work from an independent group. much love.
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Alicat

100 % sick
Awesome
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Ash

Amazing
The Cd is awesome. The beat is great and the lyrics are amzaing.
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Amber

Love It!
This CD is one of the best I've managed to get recently. Actually, I should say "re-get". It was in my collection and then stolen, and was one of the first I re-purchased. Not sure that I'll ever be able to replace the others, but this is by far my favorite so it works out well!
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reed

Good stuff
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A.Wills

HOT,HOT, HOT
I like this one better than the previous one even though I like them bot a lot. Keep doing your thang
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SS Guerilla

cool breeze music
I definitely enjoyed how the first cut came on. The vibe of these cats is laid back,and with orthodox hip-hop elements intact this crew is destined to be hip-hop favorites. Keep the cool rhymes and melodies flowin' Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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charlieboy

i think you are gonna make it.
Every track was bangin. you guys gonna make it. keep it up.
check me out at cdbaby.com/charlieboy
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