Animal Farm / Culture Shock
Album: Culture Shock   Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Animal Farm   Added:Dec 2011
Label:Focused Noise  

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Add Date: 2012-02-12 Pull Date: 2012-04-15 Charts: Hip-Hop
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Pop Music, It's Over, Test Of Time (Featuring Talib Kweli), Culture Shock (Featuring Dj Rob Swift)

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-01-27
Animal Farm
Culture Shock
Focused Noise Recordings

Animal Farm's release "Culture Shock" takes you on a lyrical journey covering subjects from their early childhood playing video games, watching 80's wrestling (Honky Tonk Man reference on track 13) to even expressing their own style of hip-hop versus what you would hear via the commercial radio stations. Culture Shock features some guest emcees ranging from LA's own Abstract Rude with his distinctive tone of voice to the East Coast emcee from Black Star: Talib Kweli with his unique style of lyrical flow. Along with the guest emcees there are some great production work with the collaboration from legendary NYC turntablist from the X-Men / Executioners: DJ Rob Swift which he specializes in cutting & scratching over a soulful blend of a track. Coined as the "People's DJ", DJ Wicked (from Season 2 of Master of the Mix) demonstrates extremely quick wordplay scratching and creativity flowing on the track "Back in the Day". All clean & Radio-Edits.

Recommended tracks: 2, 7, & 13

1. Melodic and mellow beat. Sharp and precise turntablism word-play cutting by X-Men / Executioners NYC DJ Rob Swift.
2. Early soul influence guitars. Soulful horns and vocal sampling. Middle of the track there's a great breakdown transition around 2:17. Recommended.
3. Funky and sounding rhythm. Dreamy sounding.
4. Powerful drums and horns. Uptempo 70's soul beat.
5. Disco sounding. Upbeat and quick scratching wordplay courtesy of DJ Wicked (Season 2 contestant from "Master of the Mix"). R & B female vocal samples. Fun track.
6. Orchestrated horns with a combination of keyboards. Uptempo beat.
7. Boom-Bap sounding with a dub-dancehall / downtempo influence. Abstract Rude makes a special appearance on the cypher. Very melodic. Recommended.
8. Uptempo and classic soul influence sound. Excellent violin / strings sampling. Classic 90's hip-hop sounding drums. R & B male vocals in the chorus.
9. Doo-Wop influence soul beat. Melodic samples. A bit slow with the singing chorus.
10. Classic 70's AM radio / AM-Gold soundtrack romanticism horn. Catchy breaks and beat along with an upbeat lyrical flow.
11. Dark sounding towards the beginning of the track. Very slow and dragging beat.
12. Mid-tempo track with some bouncy sounding lyrical emceeing.
13. Great 70's cop television show influence sampling. Soulful horns and keyboards. Excellent use of the female vocals in the backgrounds. Recommended.

- Raymundo 01/2012

Track Listing
1. Culture Shock (Featuring Dj Rob Swift)   7. Music For Idiots (Featuring Abstract Rude)
2. Down To Business   8. Pop Music
3. Test Of Time (Featuring Talib Kweli)   9. It's Over
4. What I Do   10. Hangin
5. Back In The Days (Featuring Dj Wicked)   11. G.U.N.S. (Generation Under No Shield)
6. Diy   12. In The Sky
  13. Can't Give Up