Cee Knowledge a.k.a. Doodlebug (of the legendary Digable Planets crew) presents this new hip hop compilation featuring a wide array of emcees. The likes of Lord Jamar (of Brand Nubian), General Steele (of Smif-n-Wessun), Booty Brown (of The Pharcyde), and Black Ice of Def Poetry Jam all contributed to this compilation.
Honestly we’re not feeling the cliched cover art, and the intro sounds like you’re about to listen to a hardstyle mix. But look past that for a handful of nice material. You’ll mostly find hard-hitting tracks with an underground vibe on The Expendables, but also some mellow hip hop songs like “Melting” and “Oh My Gawd”, as well as a cool dreamy remix of Digable Planets’ “9th Wonder”.
There are only a few hits and a bit too many misses on this release for our taste, and it’s unfortunate that the most interesting guests like Lord Jamar and Booty Brown only have a short interlude. But it’s a mixtape, so we advice you to download The Expendables for the handful of dope tracks like “9th Wonder (Remix)”, “J.A.Z.Z.Y Type Flow”, and “A Clean Dose”.
1. The Expendables ft Reality, Cee Knowledge, Kai Chi and Dj Rus 03:36
2. Guilty ft Third Degree 03:40
3. General Steele of Smif n Wessun drop ft Dj Rus 00:56
4. Heart n Soul ft Cee Knowledge, Kai Chi, Big Wayne, Eddy Kane and CFO band 05:21
5. A Clean Dose ft Cee Knowledge n P-Able 03:40
6. Booty Brown of the Pharcyde drop ft Dj Rus 00:25
7. My Gangsta ft Third Degree w/ Naomie Esler 03:14
8. Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian drop ft Dj Rus 00:49
9. All My People Say ft Cee Knowledge, Mecca Star and Kai Chi 04:13
10. Melting ft Adam 12 and Cee Knowledge 04:52
11. Amongst The Trees ft J-Dash, Black Ice and Cee Knowledge 04:43
12. Butcher Shop ft Kai Chi, Cee Knowledge and CFO band 04:47
13. Shabazz Palaces drop 00:40
14. J.A.Z.Z.Y type flow ft Cee Knowledge w/ Dj Soulbuck 03:17
15. 9th Wonder(remix) ft Digable Planets 03:26
16. She Comes First ft Sabri Majid, Cee Knowledge, Kai Chi and Eddy Kane 03:06
17. Oh My Gawd ft Sabri Majid and Kai Chi 04:19
18. Its Official Now ft Big Wayne aka Cash i$ 02:58
19. 808′s and Hennesy ft Cee Knowledge w/ Reality 03:26