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Main Source - Breaking Atoms

Main Source - Breaking Atoms

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Thirty years after it's original release, Main Source's debut album Breaking Atoms has lost none of it's capacity to surprise or delight. It remains a prime example of a classically styled hip-hop LP - two DJs, one MC, 11 tracks, no flab or filler. It wasn't a slow burner - it was adored on release and hasn't left the top ten of any serious rap fan ever since.

Few albums of this length are able to spawn four singles - all of them must-haves - while still having material galore on the album that could have been pressed as a 12". 'Snake Eyes' 'Vamos a Rapiar' and 'He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music) could have been singles in their own rights, an embarrassment of riches. Sample-wise, it's all about the skillfully woven mixture of the obvious and the obscure, with a tapestry of samples approach that's just not legally possible anymore. Presented in its original format, this is the essence of Breaking Atoms, one of the best albums in the long history of this genre.

Track List

1 Snake Eyes
2 Just Hangin' Out
3 Looking at the Front Door
4 Large Professor
5 Just a Frinedly Game of Baseball
6 Scratch & Kut
7 Peace Is Not the Word to Play
8 Vamos a Rapiar
9 He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music)
10 Live at the Barbeque
11 Watch Roger Do His Thing

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