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$150.00

Da Grassroots - Passage Through Time

Format: 2LP
Label: Conception Records CON 018 (USA)
Year: 1999
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: rap, hip-hop
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Value of Original Title: $150.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, 1990's, Hip-Hop Rap Room, Top 50 Black Canadian Albums

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Intro
Spears Of Ice
Thematics
Eternal
Precious Metals

Side 2

Track Name
Kenny's Query
Last Days
Price Of Livin
Pylar Sanchez
Intermission

Side 3

Track Name
Infomercial
Postal Work
Body Language
The Approach
Black Dove

Side 4

Track Name
Political Proverbs
A Mother's Love
Born 2 Roam
Revival (Three Rhyme Superstars)

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Information/Write-up

Masters of understated musical eloquence, production trio Da Grassroots have been key figures in the rise of the Toronto hip-hop scene. For their full-length debut, they’ve recruited a bunch of sharp hometown MCs to bless their tracks. Obviously vinyl junkies, Mr. Attic, Swiff, and Mr. Murray raid their crates to serve up sophisticated arrangements that consistently fit the MCs’ flows and deliver head-nodding satisfaction. The snaky guitar loop on “Body Language,” featuring Saukrates and Choclair, connects lovely with the lascivious rhyme content, while “Postal Work”’s off- kilter dub workout fuels Mr. Roam’s random verbals. Everything from apocalyptic visions (”Last Days”) to throwback pass-the-mic sessions (”Revival”) are delivered by the MCs, but the trio maintain cohesive sonic control over the proceedings, weaving in a chilled-out instrumental (”Melancholy Blue”) and archaic soundbites, to hone a deftly executed platter of complementary beats and rhymes. This is what good music sounds like.
–Del F. Cowie

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