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Beat Generation: Welcome 2 Detroit Import

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 1 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Bbe
  • ASIN: B000056AS6
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1. Welcome 2 Detroit
2. Y'all Ain't Ready
3. Think Twice
4. The Clapper
5. Come Get It
6. Pause
7. B.B.E. (Big Booty Express)
8. Beej-N-Dem Pt.2
9. Brazilian Groove (EWF)
10. It's Like That
11. Give It Up
12. Rico Suave Bossa Nova
13. Featuring Phat Kat
14. Shake It Down
15. African Rhythms
16. One

Product Description

'welcome to Detroit' is a Blend of Jay Dee's Unique Hip Hop and R&B Productions, as Well as Left Field Twisted Instrumental and Jam Sessions. A Perfect Fusion for this Phenomenon who is a DJ, Musician, Jazz Enthusiast and the Hardest Working Hip-hop Producer in the World Today.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST hip-hop producers in the game. April 13 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
From the kat who dropped beats for Common, Slum Village, BBQueen, Q-Tip and many others. Jay Dee, nah...... not the J.D. from ATL's So-So Def, but Detroit's fame released a gem for the hip-hop underground and beat headz to vibe to. Tight beats and samples from a kat who knows what the underground wants to hear. Every track is banging and much different from the next. The only track I'm not feeling, is the "Booty" song...... not sure where he was going with that track. Other than that, the CD is a winner. This CD welcomes you to the new sound in Detroit and also high lights some of the tight MC's in Jay Dee's crew. The tightest versus and metaphors were spit over the track "It's Like That" not to mention it being the tightest track on the CD. If you're a hip-hop head or a beat junkie, you'll love how Jay Dee tells what was on his mind while making these beats that's illustrated in the cover of the CD. Other joints on the CD that stand out are: "Give It Up", the smooth vibe of "Think Twice" and "Pause". This CD was nowhere to be found in ATL. Thanks to Amazon, copping this was easy. Anybody reading this should cop it too.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beats, not rhymes May 17 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Yes, it's the first installment of BBE's Beat Generation series and Jay Dilla is first at bat. Jay Dee would have been better off providing an album of instrumentals rather than including his Slum Villi brethren and fellow Detroit cohorts Elzhi, Hodge Podge, Frank'n'Dank and Phat Kat (what's with the corny alias's??). JD's signature work with the drums and hypnotic jazz/soul/funk fusion outweigh the god-awful rhyme presentations. With his clever use of sample snippets and neck tweaking drum work, Jay Dee has solidified himself as an elitist among hip-hop's beat-misers. "Welcome To Detroit" immerses the listener in some spine-tingling musical treats. From the groovy Donald Byrd interpretation "Think Twice", to the raucous street anthem "Give It Up", Jay Dilla carves out masterful pieces of sublime soul and grimy street cuts. He manages to present a diverse sound throughout this album but the overall feel has "Jay Dee" stamped all over it. Perhaps it's the crackling kicks and snares. I'm not sure, but it's definitely his own freaky-deeky vibe. Jay undoubtedly has a penchant for intoxicating tracks. He needs to dig deeper into the talent pool of MC's because the verbalists on this project are rather underwhelming.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UH....YEEEEAHHH ! ! ! Oct. 2 2002
By Peter C. Carpio - Published on
Format: Audio CD
From the title of this review I'm refering to the adlibs he does in some of the songs. Jay Dee is one of the best Hip-Hop producers out there. WELCOME 2 DETROIT showcases a lot of MC's from his hometown Detroit. Aside from Jay Dee's great beats, the MC's are just mediocre except Elzhi. This guy spits it raw on the best song on this album " COME GET IT " with Jay Dee bringing one of his best beats. And other bangers like YA'LL AIN'T READY, THE CLAPPER, PAUSE, BEEJ-N-DEM PT.2, IT'S LIKE THAT, GIVE IT UP, FEATURING PHAT KAT and SHAKE IT DOWN are good as well. The instrumental songs are excellent. Especially THINK TWICE where Jay Dee and Dwelle hook up to recreate Donald Byrd's original piece. Even B.B.E.( BIG BOOTY EXPRESS ) was entertaining to listen to even though it has a techno type sound, he says he had that beat in his head for some time now but could never duplicate it until now. Also reminded him of some Terminator s**t. BRAZILIAN GROOVE ( EWF ) has a smooth feel to it similar to the mood of FANTASTIC VOL. 2. The only song I didn't feel was AFRICAN RHYTHMS. I found it boring and weak. The only complaint I have about this album is that it's too short. I mean 41:02 isn't going to cut it. Some songs were too short and needed to be extended a bit. And I still don't know why he left Slum Village to further his solo career for. He isn't much of a rapper. He is a producer first and foremost. And his rhyme style was just as good as T3 and Baatins' so he fit in well. Anyway, Jay Dee better get another group to do beats for cause he ain't gonna be much on his own. At the end, WELCOME 2 DETROIT is easily one of the most original albums of 2001, but isn't as good as SLUM VILLAGE's " FANTASTIC VOL.2 " which he produced entirely. Much respect for producing tracks for Common, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All Dilla and no filla! Aug. 17 2002
By Niggarachi - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The musical expressionism of Jay Dilla (formerly the "Ummah" of A Tribe Called Quest) never ceases to amaze me. The man is a musical genius, and he knows how to nod heads with his very unorthodox, yet mellow and casual style. This album, 'Welcome to Detroit,' is off the charts and was definitely unlike any records out during its time, as well as up until now. Jay Dee continues his musical onslaught, letting his audience in on the message that he refuses to commercialize his music, as well as himself, and with the assistance of dope underground emcees like Phat Kat and Elzhi, he sends the message loud and clear. Even though the album was more than slept on during its release, I still highly recommend it for all heads who haven't quite gotten the chance to experience the Dilla. And to all those commercial junkies who continue to support wackatrocious hip-hop like Nelly and Cash Money, I highly suggest getting your mind off the money and getting your money off your mind and taking a venture into the slums.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome 2 An Eclectic Masterpeice! June 30 2001
By GRS-One - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Expecting to make a "breakbeat LP," Jay Dee has instead created a truly fantastic, eclectic, and mind blowing CD. Showing more guts and talent than most other hip hop acts today, Jay Dee's "Welcome 2 Detroit" is a welcome departure from the all-to-typical macho posturing, and obsessive hedonism of modern day hip hop a.k.a. the real millennium minstrel show. From the electro stylings of "B.B.E." to the crazy bossa of "Rico Suave Bossa Nova" - who else in hip hop would include a bossa track on an album? - to the head shaking goodness of "Featuring Phat Kat," Jay Dee has crafted an album of remarkable quality. The guest appearances - though much maligned - only help to add to the excellant vibe running throughout the album. And the liner notes are a beathead's dream: a rare and candid look into the head of one of the best producers working today. I can't wait until the next "Beat Generation" release.