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Performers Company Flow

Priority | May 5, 2009 | Compact Disc

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Company Flow: Bigg Jus, El-Producto, DJ Mr. Len (rap vocals).
Additional personnel: J-Treds, BMS, The Brewin.
Principally recorded at Ozone Studios, New York, New York.
Something of a landmark album in the world of hip-hop, FUNCRUSHER PLUS opened the floodgates for edgy experimentation in rap in the 1990s and 2000s. Light years away from both Dr. Dre's bouncy West Coast g-funk and the East Coast hardcore of Biggie Smalls, Company Flow made a fiercely independent statement with their tense, futuristic sound. On one hand, the music is minimal: songs are built around bare-bones beats, and ominously pulsing two-note synths loops. At the same time, MCs El-P and Bigg Jus spit amazingly dense, intricate rhymes that sound like nothing in mainstream rap.
Overall, the music is aggressive and intense, with nary a hook to be found (fat chance finding a singable R&B crossover here). And CoFlo's forward-thinking ethos is lent additional credibility via its often political themes and the reclamation of the genre as a rebellious, street-level art form. FUNCRUSHER PLUS had a direct impact on the aesthetic of labels like Anticon and Nature Sounds and rappers like MF Doom and Aesop Rock, and its influence continues--and will continue--to be felt in the underground scene. While casual hip-hop fans may not immediately take to this record, it's a must-have for the headphones/backpack set as well as any fan of adventurous music.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 5, 2009

Genre: Underground/Alt Rap

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Label Name: Priority

UPC: 600308817722

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Funcrusher Plus

Performers Company Flow

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 5, 2009

Genre: Underground/Alt Rap

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Label Name: Priority

UPC: 600308817722


Title Track Time
1.Bad Touch Example --
2.Eight Steps To Perfection --
3.Collude/intrude --
4.Blind --
5.Silence --
6.Legends --
7.Help Wanted --
8.Population Control --
9.Lune Tns --
10.Definitive --
11.Lencorcism --
12.89.9 Detrimental --
13.Vital Nerve --
14.Tragedy Of War (In 3 Parts) --
15.Fire In Which You Burn, The --
16.Krazy Kings --
17.Last Good Sleep --
18.Infokill 2 --
19.Funcrush Scratch --

Editorial Notes

Company Flow: Bigg Jus, El-Producto, DJ Mr. Len (rap vocals).
Additional personnel: J-Treds, BMS, The Brewin.
Principally recorded at Ozone Studios, New York, New York.
Something of a landmark album in the world of hip-hop, FUNCRUSHER PLUS opened the floodgates for edgy experimentation in rap in the 1990s and 2000s. Light years away from both Dr. Dre's bouncy West Coast g-funk and the East Coast hardcore of Biggie Smalls, Company Flow made a fiercely independent statement with their tense, futuristic sound. On one hand, the music is minimal: songs are built around bare-bones beats, and ominously pulsing two-note synths loops. At the same time, MCs El-P and Bigg Jus spit amazingly dense, intricate rhymes that sound like nothing in mainstream rap.
Overall, the music is aggressive and intense, with nary a hook to be found (fat chance finding a singable R&B crossover here). And CoFlo's forward-thinking ethos is lent additional credibility via its often political themes and the reclamation of the genre as a rebellious, street-level art form. FUNCRUSHER PLUS had a direct impact on the aesthetic of labels like Anticon and Nature Sounds and rappers like MF Doom and Aesop Rock, and its influence continues--and will continue--to be felt in the underground scene. While casual hip-hop fans may not immediately take to this record, it's a must-have for the headphones/backpack set as well as any fan of adventurous music.
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