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Zeph & Azeem / Rise Up
Album:Rise Up Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Zeph & Azeem Added:01/2009
Label:Om Records 

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Add Date:2009-02-08 Pull Date:2009-04-12 Charts:Hip-Hop
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-02-10 
Zeph & Azeem – Rise Up
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/29/09
Funky as hell hip hop from The Bay (they’re not going to let you forget that!) All the beats are just nuts, and the raps ain’t shabby neither.
They had to go and put one FCC on track 12, which is the best track. It’s just one – I’d go ahead and play it during Safe Harbor if I was you…
FCCs (single) on tracks 4 and 12. I like 5 and 11 – all tracks are great.
1. 4:22 ***electronic boops intro, then funky downtempo beat with dramatic feel, upful lyrics, bits of reggae singing.
2. 3:58 **bit of Jamaican talk, then uptempo electronic dancehall beat. Switches up midway and turns from hip hop to dancehall vocals.
3. 4:49 ***boomy downtempo groove with sound collage.
4. 3:30 FCC: “asshole” **mambo, baby, yeah! Fun rap.
5. 2:56 ****BIGass beat with Afro-Cuban horns and percussion –sweet!
6. 3:45 ***complex uptempo funk with chorus of the Flip Wilson tagline.
7. 1:04 *guitar strums, then midtempo syncopated funk beat. Short, but one helluva beat…
8. 0:29 stoned Jamaican talking to an audience.
9. 4:52 **syncopated Reggae skank, pretty female singing, autobio rap.
10. 2:48 **lopassed groovy slow beat, glissandos, beat poetry.
11. 3:59 ****!!accordion intro!! Very downtempo drumline with cheerleaders.
12. 4:15 FCC: “motherfucking” *****cool midtempo groove with lots of bass, thoughtful talk and rap about what it means to call yourself a rapper. Some amazing guest voices.
13. 3:00 ***the funkiest beat yet, no question. Subliminal vocal bites, otherwise instrumental.
14. 0:24 Jamaican guy thanks everyone in the club.
15. 7:33 **slow slinky groove, fades out after 3:05. Silence till 3:40 (~3:52 from end) then very slow groove with orchestral elements, spoken recollection of crazy times on tour (on drugs).


Track Listing
1.Rise Up (Feat. Luv Fyah) 8.Kush In The Bush (Interlude)
2.Ten Steps Ahead 9.Time To Wake Up (Feat. Joyo Velarde & Tony Moses)
3.Come One Come All 10.Alpha Zeta
4.That Type Of Music 11.Play The Drum
5.Ay Mami 12.Everything's Different (Feat. Tut & Dj Teeko)
6.Here Comes The Judge 13.Make Your Brain Swing
7.Bonus Beats 14.Last Call (Interlude)
 15.One Moor Time (Includes Hidden Bonus Track)