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“Notes from the
|By Bob Silvestri
YO! Attention all members of the Buffalo hip-hop scene, Pseudo Intellectuals
and Catastrophic Minds has joined forces to release The Cinemaddicts “Notes
From The Underground”. The Cinemaddicts are made up of No Composition and
Pastime from The Catastrophic Minds and Tone Atlas, DJ Cutler and Nick
Zero from The Pseudo Intellectuals. Special guests include Emcee Sick from
Baby Steps fame, X-Now, Ajento and Midnite Gremlin. Tone Atlas, Pastime
and T1X handled production duties.
The fourteen track CD kicks off with “Renaissance”
an Eminem sounding track with clean beats and Tone Atlas laying down his
thing. “The Avenues” with it’s keyboard sample/riff over the rhyme and
great group vocals on the chorus. “Playing God” has a real jazz sound with
its acoustic piano over hip-hop drums and rhymes. “Manifest Destiny” starts
with a sample of the hilarious Richard Pryor routine about boxer Leon Spinks
“I ain’t got no teefers/Freakey Deakey” before the group shares their vision
The spoken word helium voiced “Suburban
Terrorists” disses The Cinemaddicts own Tone Atlas. “Gremlin (intermission)”
with its funky groove is a CD highlight although I did take exception to
the cheap shot reference to the late Dale Earnhardt. “Vegetarian Beef”
sounds like Beck’s “New Revolution” with more samples and electronic effects.
Other highlights include “My Head Hurts”, “X-Now” and “1/4 Life Crisis”
and stay listening for the hidden bonus track.
The Cinemaddicts have released a CD that
shows the vibrancy and talent of the Buffalo hip-hop scene. For more on
The Cinemaddicts go to www.deepthinka.com
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