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Self Defined

by The Philistines

Palestinian-American Hip-Hop for the Masses--fresh beats and conscious, acrobatic lyricism. An underground hip-hop must-have.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Southern Style
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1. You Know
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2. Introducing...
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3. Self Defined
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4. Down in the South
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5. Untitled
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6. Gotta Git
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7. Time
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8. The Nicest
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9. Last Chance
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10. What's the Deal?
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11. U.n.I.
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12. t@h#e%P?
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13. Philistines Rock
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14. Invincible
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15. For the Ladies
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16. Mourning Sounds
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17. Movin'
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The Philistines started thumping beats in their mothers' wombs. They came out rapping, and have been delivering hip-hop for the masses ever since.

The group formed when emcees B-Dub and Ragtop (Palestinian-American brothers who came up in East Tennessee) decided to stop messing around and put out an album. The result, the 17-track Self Defined, is an eclectic blend of beats and tight, conscious lyrics--inspired and informed by the harsh realities facing today's hip-hop community. Along for the ride are beatmestier B.Swisha and the Filipino Filistino, Flip (aka Cookie Jar).

Since the album dropped in October, 2003, the P has performed in shows and benefits from Guatemala to Jersey. The relocation of the group to L.A. and the addition of the infamous DJ Afterwords has sparked a slew of fresh tracks that continue the legacy begun in Self Defined. Strangely, when asked to comment on the album, Afterwords' only response is BUY THE D*MN THING!

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Manrus

Fantastic. Articulate lyrics set with a backdrop of fluid beats.
Articulate lyrics set with a backdrop of fluid beats. The debut album represents a new face to hip hop. With strong political undertones the Philistines bring a whole new issue into the hip-hop genre. I lost my virginity listening to this album. Major props to da fellas and big Nizzy.
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Roj

Simply grade A material
In a time when all rap is fake and meaningless, it’s refreshing, to say the least, to hear sweet beats and lyrics that have a message. I hope the CD and the group gets its due recognition soon. Keep it up y’all… salam
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