Journey To Anywhere

Performers Ugly Duckling

1500 Records | January 14, 2008 | Compact Disc

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It's easy to dismiss Ugly Duckling as just three white kids clowning around. Of course, the same could have been said about the Beastie Boys and they eventually turned into legitimate hip-hop artists. The trio has a scattershot comic approach, lampooning the excesses of modern hip-hop. In Journey to Anywhere, the trio attacks materialism in "A Little Samba," as well as hip-hop's obsession with sex in "Pickup Lines." Their antics could come off as pretentious if they weren't willing to poke fun at themselves, something that MCs Andy Cat and Dizzy Dustin are more than willing to do. While the MCs still have a lot to learn, the real star of the show is DJ Young Einstein, who seems to have a knack for cleverly cutting up old-school grooves. Although it's unlikely that this trio will ever reach the lofty heights of the Beasties, Ugly Duckling may someday prove to be good for more than just a few laughs. [Emperor Norton reissued Journey to Anywhere with a bonus CD featuring seven tracks: "Good Time Greetings," "Cardiff," "Do Your Thing," "Another Samba," "Big Bank Take Little Bank," "Visions of Grandeur," and a Cut Chemist remix of "Eye on the Gold Chain."] ~ Jon Azpiri

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 14, 2008

Genre: Rap

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: 1500 Records

UPC: 014431705526

Found in: Rap

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Journey To Anywhere

Performers Ugly Duckling
Producer Ugly Duckling
Engineer Craig "Bladerunner" Robinson

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 14, 2008

Genre: Rap

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: 1500 Records

UPC: 014431705526


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Introduckling --
2.I Did It Like This --
3.Journey To Anywhere --
4.Friday Night --
5.Little Samba, A --
6.Pike, The --
7.If You Wanna Know --
8.Eye On The Gold Chain --
9.Pick Up Lines --
10.Rock On Top --
11.Oasis --
12.Dizzy --
13.Down The Road --
14.Lay It On Ya --
0.DISC 2: BONUS CD: --
1.Good Time Greetings --
2.Cardiff --
3.Eye On The Gold Chain - (Cut Chemist remix) --
4.Do Your Thing --
5.Another Samba --
6.Big Bank Take Little Bank - (featuring K. Jackson aka M.C. Glockamolie aka Double K. of People Under --
7.Visions Of Grandeur --

Editorial Notes

It's easy to dismiss Ugly Duckling as just three white kids clowning around. Of course, the same could have been said about the Beastie Boys and they eventually turned into legitimate hip-hop artists. The trio has a scattershot comic approach, lampooning the excesses of modern hip-hop. In Journey to Anywhere, the trio attacks materialism in "A Little Samba," as well as hip-hop's obsession with sex in "Pickup Lines." Their antics could come off as pretentious if they weren't willing to poke fun at themselves, something that MCs Andy Cat and Dizzy Dustin are more than willing to do. While the MCs still have a lot to learn, the real star of the show is DJ Young Einstein, who seems to have a knack for cleverly cutting up old-school grooves. Although it's unlikely that this trio will ever reach the lofty heights of the Beasties, Ugly Duckling may someday prove to be good for more than just a few laughs. [Emperor Norton reissued Journey to Anywhere with a bonus CD featuring seven tracks: "Good Time Greetings," "Cardiff," "Do Your Thing," "Another Samba," "Big Bank Take Little Bank," "Visions of Grandeur," and a Cut Chemist remix of "Eye on the Gold Chain."] ~ Jon Azpiri