4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 16 December 2003
truly one of the freshest hip-hop albums to be released in a number of years, this gem is packed with innovative production, intracite rhymes, fresh cuts and is packaged with wicked artwork all done by the brilliance that is EDAN the humble magnificent...superbly! constantly cross refencing his past influneces within hip-hop(krs-one,slick rick, rakim, big daddy kane, kool g rap, the brilliance that is the ultramagnetic MC's etc) with futuristic lo-fi beats packed with spage age sound effects this is a throwback to hip-hop as a fun artfrom. although the production is the greatest aspect of the album (as it is miles ahead of most competition around) it is more than clear that edan can rhyme his ass off.he constantly shows off his extensive vocabulary and clever wordplay as these lyrics show:
"Poetical genesis, theoretical etiquette, magical adjectives
Acrobatical activist, adventurous advocate
Of profound pronouns that throw down slow clowns
i know how to grab a mic and use it effectively"
"Elegance from a man without melanin,
tellin em yet again that it's them that I'm better than,
(Better than veterans fumblin medicine vials
Venomous styles embedded in Thomas Edison's files)"
it takes a genius... i cannot recommend this album enough!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 July 2002
This album is the only hip-hop record that has been released since 1992. Truly. The Boston boy is a genius, a solid producer, turntablist, sleeve artist and a superb MC. The whole record sounds like some lost Ultra Magnetic MC's live tap with an autistic cousin rhyming over the top. He even has a Mix album out now with 28 old school classics and even Percee P and Lord Finesse battling it out in the Patterson Projects in '89. Plus gems like Kool G Raps version of 'Raw' and the Dismasters 'Black and Proud', a b-boys wet dream. But back to the superb Primitive Plus LP. Edan rips the mic on 'Syllable Practice' and does a fine Kool Keith style on 'Ultra 88', shows his production skills on AEOC, a wicked instrumental. All the tracks are good and there is at least 8 classic tracks. Make Edan the biggest thing ever like he deserves.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
fans of kool keith will find themselves in familiar territory here, lots of cool samples, and a great sense of humour running throughout, maybe not quite as depraved as kool keith perhaps.
well worthty addition to the hip-hop collection of any Connoisseur.