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buy "bridging the gap" instead!
on 21 December 2000
Upon hearing the first track of this album, entitled "falling up", i was impressed. I already owned their newest album "bridging the gap", and was hoping that this earlier album might provide me with the same uplifting beats and intelligent rhymes. This was true of the first few songs, but as the album went on, i began to realise that "behind the front" really does lack the depth of their latest cut. The worst track is that featuring macy gray, what does she think she's playing at, trying to feature in a hip-hop set? This is not an album for true hip-hop fans, and is comercialistic at best. However, if you're looking for something to chill to, and enjoy the work of tribe called quest, jurassic 5, and slum village, then "bridging the gap" is worth a listen. If you're looking for a really tight hip-hop joint, then i highly recommend MOP, Mystikal and Rabbit.