Scratch Embodiment of Instrumentation (2-LPs)

Embodiment of Instrumentation (2-LPs)
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Format:  Vinyl LP  (2 Records)
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Vinyl LP Details

  • Number of Records: 2
  • Released: June 4, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2002

Entertainment Reviews:

CMJ - 6/02, p.21
"...For those who think they know beatboxing, this album is guaranteed to expand the horizons of what music people think can be made with your mouth...beatboxing isn't just for hip-hop anymore..."
Vibe - 7/02, p.138
3 discs out of 5 - "...A suprisngly satusfying effort owing as much to Scratch's famous friends as it does to his flaccid lips..." Alternative Press (7/02, p.92) - 7 out of 10 - "...Tunes worth hearing more than twice....Offers more than just Oohs, Aahs and "Damn How'd he do that?"s."
NME (Magazine) - 7/13/02, p.38
7 out of 10 - "...This is raw hip-hop, period."


  • 1.Start'n From Scratch
  • 2.U Know the Rulez
  • 3.That's What We Talkin' About
  • 4.We Got What You Want
  • 5.Lookin' 4 the Hot Sh**
  • 6.Sumthin' That U Missin'
  • 7.Com'n Alive
  • 8.Exhibit One
  • 9.U Don't Talk Much
  • 10.Peoples Gettin' Rich
  • 11.3 Barstoolz Away
  • 12.Breath of Fresh Air
  • 13.What Happ'n
  • 14.The Morning After
  • 15.Square One
  • 16.World Iz
  • 17.U Thought Wrong

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Scratch (rap vocals); Jill Scott, Bilal, Black Thought, Dice Raw, Malik B, Rich Medina, Schoolz Of Thought, Steve Sterling, Floetry, Flo Brown, Spontaneous, Ciph Born, D-Ruck, Calente, E.S.T.
The Roots' human beatbox has been wowing listeners with his bag of vocal tricks since he debuted on the band's Illadelph Halflife; whether offering an amazing simulation of a DJ working a pair of turntables or adding even farther-out effects, he's become a deserved showstopper. But the gymnastic beatboxing and faux-scratching would merely make his first solo album a one-listen novelty, if he hadn't surrounded them with tunes worth hearing more than twice. Luckily, on the majority of this debut, Scratch is able to do just that, especially when he teams with fellow Philadelphian Bilal for the Prince-like stomp of "Square One" and pumps up the pulsing "That's What We Talkin' About" with an authentic brass section. The album's flaw is a common one to the hip-hop genre: too many guest MCs (there are 20-odd vocalists credited). And most of the rhymers Scratch enlists aren't up to the level of his bandmates Malik B and Black Thought, who enliven the very Rootsy "U Know the Rulez." But on the whole, The Embodiment of Instrumentation offers more than just the expected "oohs" and "ahs." ~ Dan LeRoy

Product Info

  • UPC: 075679309617
  • Shipping Weight: 0.50/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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