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Amad-Jamal / Barely Hanging On: The Chronicles Of A Brotha Like Rodney King
Album:Barely Hanging On: The Chronicles Of A Brotha Like Rodney King Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Amad-Jamal Added:12/2011
Label:Urban Umpires 

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Add Date:2012-02-12 Pull Date:2012-04-15 Charts:Hip-Hop
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Album Review
Raymundo
Reviewed 2012-02-08 
Amad-Jamal's long awaited release "Barely Hanging On: The Chronicles of a Brotha Like Rodney King" brings you into a in-depth political and creative journey. Features a number of production collaborations from Brisk One (1200 Hobos), DJ Dahi, to even the mastering from DJ Icewater (Berkeley / East Bay). Overall, very powerful production featuring guest appearances by: Defari, Dilated Peoples, Doc One, Lady Dragon, to Dirty Twan & Gotham Green. Although the release is a Radio Edit, track 2 has a NON-FCC lyric.
Recommended tracks: 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, & 15 (personal favorite)

1. No-music - Short documentary style intro
2. Big Red drum break over a electronic-synthetic beat. NON-FCC "... fuck that" @ :46.
3. Beat Box intro. Boom-Bap transitions. Whaling vocal sampling.
4. Mid-tempo beat. Excellent piano sampling and lyrical flow from Dilated Peoples. Recommended.
5. Dark sounding gospel vocals and slow beats.
6. Melodic / trip-hop influence. Dark / synthetic guitar breaks. Fast change-ups on drum breaks.
7. Mellow production. Nice. head-nodding beats and the lyrical flow. Rich sounding keyboards. Recommended.
8. Nice female vocals in the chorus hooks. Mid-tempo rhythm. Nice overlaying of sampling. Track focusses on Lady Dragon's vocal talent.
9. Melodic / mid-tempo rhythm. Cleaver breaks and change-ups. Doc One provides an excellent cypher.
10. Neo-Soul / early Black Starr / Talib Kweli sounding production.Recommended.
11. Mid-tempo rhythm. Dark sounding keyboards. Sharp sounding breaks. Recommended.
12. Theatrical 70's light-rock sounding track over a slow drum beat. Eclectic sounding piano and strings sampling.
13. Funky sounding and upbeat track. Defari's lyric is very strong in delivery on this track. Recommended
14. No-music. Super short interview filler.
15. Classic 70's Motown influence. Head-nodding drum beats and lyrical flow.Very nice production.Recommended.
16. No-music. Kid and mom saying "Good Night" to different types of people.

Track Listing
1.Intro 9.On Point F/Doc One
2.We 10.Boy Meets Girl
3.Rodney King 11.Spread Love F/D.U.
4.Believe That F/Dilated Peoples 12.Hood Tales F/Mean Green
5.Goin' Postal 13.Regardless F/Defari
6.Beautiful Hardcore 14.Interlude #1
7.The Pros F/Doc One 15.Get Peace F/Dirty Twan & Gotham Green
8.Stop F***** Around F/Maaya Ota Aka Lady Dragon 16.Outro