Spin: "[T]he remix of White Zombie's 'More Human Than Human' brings the real noise." - Grade: B+
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- Released: June 8, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Sony Music MOD
Spin - p.110"[T]he remix of White Zombie's 'More Human Than Human' brings the real noise." - Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - pp.122-3"[T]he three DJs' constant, skittering flourishes maintain an engaging, unpredictable energy..." -- Grade: B
CMJ - p.8"REVOLUTIONS is surely the only record to boast both Ghostface Killah and Blue Man Group - and more rock riffs and guest spots than a Santana record..."
- $1.29 on iTunes1.Skit
- $1.29 on iTunes2.The Countdown Part 2
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Live From The PJs
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Like This
- $1.29 on iTunes5.C'mon
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Skit 2
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Back To Back
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Let Me Rock
- $1.29 on iTunes9.The Regulators
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Space Invader
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Old School Throwdown
- $1.29 on iTunes12.Get With It
- $1.29 on iTunes13.(Even) More Human Than Human
- $1.29 on iTunes14.Skit 3
- $1.29 on iTunes15.Sucka Thank He Cud Wup Me
- 16.The Truth
- $1.29 on iTunes17.Ill Bill
- $1.29 on iTunes18.Skit 4
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Personnel: The X-ecutioners (scratches); Luke Walker, D-Stroy, B Real (vocals); Roc Raida (rap vocals, drum programming, turntables); Total Eclipse, Rob Swift (rap vocals, turntables); Anthony Saffery (guitar, sitar, keyboards); Matt Stein (guitar, keyboards, drum programming); Christian Dyas (guitar, keyboards); Doctor Butcher (keyboards); Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton (drums, sound effects); Todd Perlmutter (drums); Anikke Coleman (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Cypress Hill, Nikki , Roc Marse.
Audio Mixers: Rob Swift ; Doug Wilson; Matshall Ritzell.
Recording information: 3rd Street; Adair Cor Studios; Assembly Line, Preston, England; The Ablist Recordings; The Chop Shop; The Cutting Room; UWMSC.
Photographer: Xaviera Simmons.
Arranger: Roc Raida.
In hip-hop's nascent period, DJs from Grandmaster Flash to Jam Master Jay were given the praise and respect they deserved as the driving force behind the music. As rap exploded in the 1990s, the MC became more and more of the focal point, with the DJ fading into the backdrop. However, in the underground, a revolution was brewing, instigated by talented quick-draw turntablists, and at the forefront was the formidable and aptly named cutting crew the X-Ecutioners. As one of the first scratch units to secure a record deal, they slowly ascended to greater heights in the hip-hop world.
The group's fourth record, REVOLUTIONS, featuring scads of top-shelf MCs driven to the absolute limits of their game, exhibits the X-Ecutioners as masters of their art, with track after beat-driven track whipping old-school rap, rock, and deep funk into a sonic frenzy. While Rob Zombie's appearance on a reinvention of "More Human Than Human" may get the most attention, a toe-to-toe battle between titans Black Thought (of the Roots) and Ghostface on "Live from the PJs" should turn even more ears. REVOLUTIONS, with its apt dual-meaning title, spins on a level all its own and continues the X-Ecutioners' mission to further push the boundaries of hip-hop.
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