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Thread: Essentials: do you rate them?

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    Default Essentials: do you rate them?

    I never rated essentials based upon hearing 'Jenny', but I just heard LAST NIGHT and that tune is heavy.
    What our other essential tracks to check? What do you think of them?

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    Jenny was an unfortunate choice of single really- a decent track, but not a patch on their self-aggrandising anthemns Can't Bring It To Essentials and Shut Down Shop. Those tunes simply rule. Pity they've never been properly released.

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    they are massive and as a crew work really well together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddy
    they are massive
    apart from jendor


    (sorry)



    i'm not a fan of essentials. they don't seem to have any personality. can't really fault davinche's production, but the mcs do nothing for me whatsoever.

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    For me, the fact that in some ways their MCs acknowledge their limitations makes them that much stronger as a unit- is it New Era who says "I might not be the best, but I'll merk any MC who wanna come test"?. This forming-as-a-unit, doing it for the team ethos makes them all the more stronger, indeed this doing it for my crew ethos is a very present theme in the lyrics- Jendor's lyrics on the Bossman special of Shut Down Shop are basically those of a hype man- "it's all about my DJ".

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    Default short answer: NO

    put it this way...if they didn't have Da'Vinche in their camp were would they be?
    1 $/ of aid is NOTHING compared to 1 $/ of FAIR trade....

    Ekome....

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    Agree with Derek and Fiddy...and without Davinchie they'd have Bossman, who's also an topboy producer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bun-u
    Agree with Derek and Fiddy...and without Davinchie they'd have Bossman, who's also an topboy producer


    Ok - I wasnt aware Bossman also did tunes. Can you tell me some of the tunes he's done please?
    1 $/ of aid is NOTHING compared to 1 $/ of FAIR trade....

    Ekome....

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    isn't the fact that essentials hooked up with davinche itself indicative of 'talent'? recognizing talent and collaborating?

    they work better as a unit than almost any other crew IMO. they all know each others lyrics and back each other up, and bossman is BIG DJ.

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    Get Over It by Essentials is a huge tune
    what you know about ips, we are the top boys in ips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactics
    Ok - I wasnt aware Bossman also did tunes. Can you tell me some of the tunes he's done please?
    Bongo Eyes I & II for starters

    Bongo Eyes II (reverse) is sick! every 16 bars it switches to this really absurd lurching reverse section which sounds as if the record's grinding to a halt. it's like a lumbering metallic monster. yet to hear any mcs over it.

    From hearing those 2 tracks alone i'd totally rate bossman as a producer.

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    Jim, I'm sure I've got Bongo Eyes II on some radio sets I have on mp3. I could chop it out if you want to hear it?

    I like Essentials, from the bit of them performing in Rhythm Division that's on both Risky Roadz and Aim High 2 they come across as a really tight crew who work well together and get things hype. Plus I'm into the fat/thin short/tall combination they have going on.

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    Essentials are big big BIG.

    Most under rated crew IMO.

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    Jim:
    http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1...U36HINM3JN9AO0

    It's from a set by some crew called the Militant Terrorists, which I snagged off the RWD Forum a couple days ago.

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    thanks for that! i'll check it

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