Brand New Heavies - Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1


The Brand New Heavies collaborate with a stylistic assortment of rappers on their second album, but the jazzy soul sound of HEAVY RHYME EXPERIENCE, which is live rather than sampled, is all their own.

The Heavy trio of Simon Bartholomew, Andrew Levy and Jan Kincaid, who came up through London's acid-jazz underground, is a rock-solid core with a natural affinity for rhythms that twist and turn.

The Heavies move easily from the rubbery, pogoing dancehall of "Jump N' Move," which features Jamalski, to a mellow vibe over which Guru throws down looser rhymes on "It's Gettin Hectic." Main Source rides a slow groove deep into the pocket of "Bonafide Funk," on which horns lazily fade out at the end of every other measure. The Heavies are equally capable of laying down a noir-ish groove, as they do to match Kool G. Rap's menacing rhymes on "Death Threat."

01. Bonafied Funk (Featuring Main Source)
02. It's Gettin Hectic (Featuring Gangstarr)
03. Who Makes The Loot? (Featuring Grand Puba)
04. Wake Me When I'm Dead (Featuring Masta Ace)
05. Jump N' Move (Featuring Jamalski)
06. Death Threat (Featuring Kool G. Rap)
07. State Of Yo (Featuring Black Sheep)
08. Do Whatta I Gotta Do (Featuring Ed O.G.)
09. Whatgabouthat (Featuring Tiger)
10. Soul Flower (Featuring The Pharcyde)

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Paddop said...

OMG this is the best jazz-rap album i've got, I actually boaght 2 copies, one for ensurance :) This is really funky, GREAT POST!

Anonymous said...

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acidjazzy said...

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Anonymous said...

Great - love this album so so much

Can you up their latest album "get used to it" ?

Big Thanks!

Anonymous said...

pls could anyone upload this somewhere that's not Rapidshare? It just keeps not working for me with Rapidshare!

Anonymous said...

pls could anyone upload this somewhere that's not Rapidshare? It just keeps not working for me with Rapidshare!

Anonymous said...

gracias
desde chile

What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".