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  • Audio CD (April 14 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B001US7P18
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,214 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Classified is a hip hop artist/well respected MC & producer from Canada who has been recording & producing over 10 years. 'Self Explanatory' is his first major label record and contains 22 songs and a unique way of listening to the entire body of work. Throughout 'Self Explanatory', Luke Boyd a.k.a Classified himself challenges the listener to create their own adventure asthey progress from track to track.

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Classified is no stranger to Hip Hop - and neither are his fans who enjoy his urban sound. I have been following the release of this album for months - and all of my expectations were exceeded. At 22 tracks, you've got a good mix of solid tracks that illustrate Classified's unique lyrical talent (Anybody Listening, Inspiration and Get Out of the Way), multiple guest artists Choclair, Maestro, and Buck 65 to name a few, another Chad Hatcher hit "Things are looking up" and an added twist of a CYOA (Choose your own adventure through the CD). Why do I like Classified? He's not afraid to say it like it is, doesn't sell out to the rapper stereotype, and stays true to his East Coast and Canadian Roots (Track 10 - Oh ... Canada). If you liked Hitch Hikin' Music, Union Dues and While You Were Sleeping - then get this CD and support Canada's home grown talent. Classified's style and musical talent hasn't changed - it just keeps gettin' better!
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I had never heard of Classified before listening to "Used to Be" on a local college radio station. (Surprising, since this is album 13 for him). I decided to pick up the cd based solely on that one listen and am glad I did.

At 22 tracks long, with only a single track under 2 minutes, this album packs a lot of great material onto an 80 minute CD. And unlike most other albums I've bought lately, I find myself listening to this from start to finish. It's exactly what I was looking for; a complete album on which the beats are catchy and the lyrics intelligent.

The "Choose Your Own Adventure" backstory is a new twist as well, and manages to add something to the album without coming off corny.

My fave tracks: Up All Night, Inspiration, One Track Mind, Used to Be, Where Are You, Breaking Up.

IMHO, this is the best hip hop album of 2009 so far. It's been reason enough for me to start checking out Classified's previous 12 albums.
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Great Canadian hip hop artist.
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HASH(0xa6b8cb04) out of 5 stars Nothing less than a Hip-Hop master peice! Sept. 4 2012
By IndigoJoe - Published on
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I want to say first off I got a used CD from "checkmycd's". I have to say it was in perfect condition and came so quick for a great price. So my thanks goes out for them. So anyway Self explanatory is probably my most favorite album from classified. That's saying something since I love all his albums so much. SO classified comes back with some really good beats. Actually some chilled out feel good stuff. An example, Up all night, breaking up and anybody listening.As always Class backs the good beats and dope hooks with great lyrics. He has great topics such as Canadian stereotypes in the popular and great Oh..Canada. Another song I enjoyed was inspiration about himself and soemthing that inspired the song. All the songs actually have great topics and content. A really cool feature on this album was the CYOA songs(Choose your own adventure). it's like the books where you can skip to a certain page to continue the story based on your choice. This features pretty cool and entertaining. The lyrics are tight and tell a pretty cool story. I liked that it didn't mean that class didn't shorten the regular songs too. The alum has a lot of songs with a 20 song list and literally no interludes or filler BS. I would pick this up if you love Classified, real old school type hip-hop,and good old storytelling with sick beats. If you enjoy mainstream songs by rappers like 2chainz, odd future, lil wayne etc. Then stay away unless you want to try something new and wanna here some real Hip-Hop. Definitely buy this since Classified is still basically ungrounded. He needs support and always it's fairly cheap. So check out my reviews for other classified Cds which I will post soon.
HASH(0xa6ba8b28) out of 5 stars adding class to rap Nov. 17 2015
By Sniper Tyler - Published on
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This is by far Classified' best album! If you are looking for an album to become a classified fan than this is the album to start with!
HASH(0xa6b902ac) out of 5 stars Five Stars Nov. 1 2014
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