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|1. Christina Intro|
|2. The Two|
|4. Hot Bars|
|5. Suzanne Vega|
|6. Rick James|
|7. Corey's Interlude|
|8. Another Knight|
|9. All I Can Do|
|10. Ricci Outro|
Originally released in 2002 as a limited pressing and self distributed by Rhymesayers entertainment & access music store, A Tribute To Christina Ricci is Murs & Slug's tribute to little Wednesday Addams all grown up, accompanied by Living Legends member the Grouch (Beats) and Atmosphere Dj Mr. Dibbs (Scratches). Rhymesayers. 2005.
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1. Christina Intro 0:24
Not much to say here... Just an intro...
2. The Two 3:57 *****
This is just the riches to rags story of the group. Favorite lyric? "We make dope songs, the task we were given in the era of the mainstream, brainwashed zombies that wanna smoke blunts and live with their mommies..." I simply love the beat and story on this one...
3. Anneurysm 4:59 *****
Dark, creepy... Seriously, I don't think I've heard any song that accurately describes the emotion of a panic attack, insomnia and a generally crushed soul. Slick, dark rhymes and a great beat makes this song a must have.
4. Hot Bars 4:38 ****
This is really the only ego-puffing song on the disk. Again, great beat and good flow. I imagine cracking the car door open, turning it up and hanging out in the parking lot... until security kicks you out.
5. Suzanne Vega 3:43 *****
This may be my favorite track on this disk. It uses the all to familiar back beat and (at times) the lyrical styling of Suzanne Vega's "Uncle Tom's Diner" and "Luka". Everything about this song is smooth and flows well.
6. Rick James 3:11 ***
As far and beats and lyrics go this is too "disorganized" to fit in on this disk. It's not bad... it's just not good.
7. Corey's Interlude 0:46
8. Another Knight 4:20 *****
This is like the movie "Pretty Woman" with that huge dose of reality that Hollywood missed/ignored. "Another Knight" is thought provoking with a pretty slick minimalist beat. It could easily be interpreted as misogynistic by listeners that don't pay attention to the lyrics.
9. All I Can Do 4:07 ***1/2
"I don't wanna know, leave me in the dark. If I can't hold it then I can't tear it apart." This is a tough one to rate. I like the lyrics and beat but at points in the song they both fall down. The "happy" back beat with dark lyrics are done much better on Atmosphere's "Nothing But Sunshine".
10. Ricci Outro 0:21
Overall I give it a five star rating. It's rare to find that CD that you can put in, press play, and just leave running. There are only seven actual songs on the CD; half of the de facto music industry standard. It seems that Slug and Murs stay true to their roots and leave out the "filler tracks" to keep things sounding clean.
1:Christina Intro: Obviously, this is an intro. That means that it's only about fifteen seconds long. For this reason Intros, Outros, and interludes do not get a rating. As far as intros o, however, this ones alright. Not breathtaking like the Swollen intro on MiC, but solid.
2:The Two: This is the closest that these two come to anything resembling mainstream, but even here it isnt. This is a good thing. This song weaves the tale of two superheroes (Murs and Slug), here to save humanity. Great story, tight rapping, and quality beats. 5/5
3:Annyeurism: Wow. Kind of dark, but it is an asset in this case. The gives an almost disjointed feeling to the whole thing which really sets the stage. One of my favorite songs in a long time. 5/5
4:Hot Bars: Somewhat of a disappointment. One of only two tracks on the disc that I sometimes skip over. I'm not really sure exactly what it is about this song that doesnt fit, but it just doesnt feel right to me. But then I've never really been into the stabs that are the center for this beat. I dont know. It's probably just me. 2/5
5:Suzanne Vega: Another one, like Annyeurism. Sort of disjointed beat almost gives it a stoned or maybe drunk feel or something. Once again, great storytelling going on over hella sic beats. Possibly my favorite song that I have heard in a long time. "Nice lips makin' life hips/ tough so, she fvck slow and fight quick" 5/5
6:Rick James: Probably the most alive song on the album. While Annyeurism and Suzanne Vega are very mellow and The Two is just very energetic, this is the one that makes you want to get up and move. Another case of quality storytelling and solid rapping, the beat just isnt as much my style. 4/5
7:Corey's Interlude: An interlude. Calming, as its supposed to be. See Christina Intro.
8:Another Knight: This is the song that turned me onto this album. I love it. Bet adds emotion, story adds depth, spits add flavor. Top notch. 5/5
9:All I Can Do: Not really my style. Once again, I'm not sure what it is, it just doesnt work for me. I noticed that another reviewer labeled this their favorite, which leads me to believe that there isnt actually anything wrong with the song as far as quality, it just must not be my style. Same as Hot Bars. 2/5
10:Ricci Outro: Cool outro, but short- it's an outro. See Corey's Interlude and Christina Intro.
Overall:28/35 Solid. Probably this low for the same reason that I gave it four stars instead of five- its only ten tracks, including an intro, an outro, and an interlude, so its only about a half an hour long. Still its a half hour well spent, and well worth it to bump and support these underground cats.
*I realized that my first review was poorly worded. Sorry, I hope this one conveys what I'm trying to say a little bit better
I was a fan of the first couple of tracks and I think my favorite on the album had to be "Another Knight". Additionally, Slug & Murs flip the Suzanne Vega song Luka nicely for the song "Suzanne Vega", and their comic book hero duo song "The Two" is pretty damned funny. I do think that the second Felt CD is more Polished than this one, but as far as "bang for the buck" this does come off wanton. Painfully short, this makes you scream for more tracks from the goofy guy from Minnesota & from the Living Legends master once referred to as a "cross between Ice Cube & Bob Dylan". I think the best part about this duo is the dichotomy of their lifestyles and places of origin, yet how they both seem to gel so well together over their love of Hip Hop. They go about their business with a great deal of respect for each other, while still maintaining a brother-like relationship that is strange given their very diverse lives.
Slug's introspective raps are still apparent here, and Murs' easy delivery and simple yet complex statements also still stand out. Without question, this album helps to demonstrate both MC's skill on the mic, and though other reviewers say that there is a "definite" gap between the MC's, I tend to differ on that belief. Both MC's seem like they're just doing their thing and having a good time and the album is inherently fun for that exact reason. Just buy it. Neither Slug NOR Murs really messes up on an album (though I'm less of a fan of Murs "F'Real" than anything else put out by either of them previously)...