Zion I ORIG US 2LP Deep water slang V2.0 EX 2002 Raptivism RPV0016 Bay area Rap
Zion I ORIG US 2LP Deep water slang V2.0 EX 2002 Raptivism RPV0016 Bay area Rap. Original US 2LP released in 2002 on Raptivism Records. Comes with printed insert which is in EXcellent condition. This Berkeley-based big ups, Cal Bears! Underground hip-hop duo's sophomore effort is chock-full of their usual lyrical hooks and flows, but as with much product released by those looking to make their way in the bling-bling marketplace, it suffers somewhat in the production department. Not that the overly synthetic sounds such as depthless keys, Casio-style hi-hat swipes, and denatured snare hits aren't still hot when it comes to artists as varied (and/or lame) as Jay-Z and 50 Cent. On the contrary, hip-hop's musical register has moved farther and farther (some would argue backwards) away from noise and impact in favor of highlighting its vocal counterparts Here comes the drums! Truth is, as wordsmiths go, MC Zion is one of the more interesting talents flying underneath MTV and BET's radar. But Deep Water Slang V2.0 works best when the music matches him in skill, such as on the varied "Finger Paint" or in the poignant piano work found on "Flow, " featuring the underground siren Goapele. Or when MC Zion gets some added wordplay from hip-hop all-stars like Aceyalone, whose turn on the homage to all things green, "Cheeba Cheeba, " is this (ahem) joint's finest moment.
Don't misunderstand, the music has its moments too, such as on the stellar "Kick Snare" (featuring some humorous German samples and an addictive beatbox complement from Killa Kela) or "Dune, " a silky smooth trance dance track that closes out the album. Not to mention the hidden track, "One More Thing, " which showcases some heartfelt guitar plucking. Tracks : The drill/ Warriors dance Feat. Pep Love/ Finger paint Feat.
Sui & Dust/ Kharma/ Flow Feat. Aceyalone/ Kick snare/ One more thing Feat. Susie Suh/ Le, le le Feat. Dust & Deuce Eclipse/ Boom bip Feat. Goapele/ Sorry/ Mind blow/ Dune.
There are a few light spindle marks on labels. Records have a few light scuff marks and are in Excellent condition. Cover has minor scuffing on right hand corners and a small crease mark on right bottom corner and is in VG+ condition. All records are sent in stiff cardboard mailers then wrapped in brown paper and sealed around edges with brown packaging tape. Records are taken out of sleeve to avoid seam splits and ring wear.
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- Artist: Zion I
- Format: Record
- Release Title: Deep water slang V2.0
- Material: Vinyl
- Type: Double LP
- Genre: Rap & Hip-Hop
- Record Size: 12\
- Record Label: Raptivisim
- Style: West coast rap
- Speed: 33 RPM
- Edition: 1st Edition
- Release Year: 2002
- Record Grading: Excellent (EX)
- Sleeve Grading: Very Good Plus (VG+)
- Case Type: Cardboard Sleeve
- Country/Region of Manufacture: USA
- Era: 2000's
- Duration: Album
- Sub-Genre: Bay area rap