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Enter the Meatmarket

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Enter the Meatmarket

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

The ’90s answer to remix populist Arthur Baker, Van Helden here applies his pedigreed house hypnotics to hip-hop, razoring classic jams into hybrids that bump and bounce without mercy. He sometimes overdoes it with the vocal loops, but on Enter the Meatmarket (Ruffhouse/Columbia) the beat architecture is flawless. By the time he grafts Otis Redding’s whistles over the bones of ”It’s All About the Benjamins,” you’re ready to let him at your entire CD collection. A-

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