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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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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa65fb624) out of 5 stars 40 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa649772c) out of 5 stars Welcome to Detroit Sept. 26 2005
By ejmcclel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Another great collection of beats by Jay Dee, a must have for any fan of Slum Village! This, his first solo project, definately illustrates his passion for real hip-hop grooves, and, like all of Slum Village's work, is a breath of fresh air in todays' smog of rap bravado, pompousness, and over-materialism without substance. Here we see actual musical substance, as in "African Rhythms," and an amazing guest appearance of Elzhi (sp?), one of the gifted lyricists of Slum Village. This also gives Jay Dee the opportunity to do what I would call the "Pete Rock or Erik Sermon thing," where a producer and DJ also is the main MC heard on the record, and like the aformentioned hip-hop legends, Jay Dee shines.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6ea766c) out of 5 stars One of the BEST hip-hop producers in the game. April 13 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa671b3a8) out of 5 stars J Dilla - The best to ever do it! March 18 2006
By Leandre S. Anthony - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I bounced this CD when it first came out and thought this is great. After years of listening to all the other crap, oh I mean rap on the radio. Its nice to know that I can dig in my CD collection and listen to great music. J-Dilla RIP...man you are the best! You have a ear for music that is totally oustanding! Its a shame that corporate music execs pump up wack artists and wack music, like everything you hear on the radio and negelect real talent. Most catz are simplistic in their rhymes and beats with no substance. Little Brother, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Slum Village I thank GOD for you. Keep putting out real music!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa664b210) out of 5 stars Beats, not rhymes May 17 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa67f6060) out of 5 stars Definitely Nice March 19 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For those of you who are lovers of Hip Hop, love innovation of the art, but don't necessarily need profound lyrics - purchase Welcome to Detroit - for fans of De La, TCQ, Q-Tip, Slum V and others, the vibe created by Jay Dee is alive and flourishing and he brings a James Brown life visceraliness and funkiness to his beats and makes this a must purchase (and arguably a 5 star cut) - for those of you who want to be touched emotionally want to learn about inner city strife or desire upliftment, look for the proverbial "punchlines and metaphors" and other rap tricks - buy punch and words or reflection eternal (making this a 3 star effort).