Whodini – Escape (CD) (1984-2011 Reissue) (CD) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

A vast improvement over the previous year’s debut, Escape is the second album from the seminal no-nonsense New York rappers. Unlike many rappers, Whodini got their beats and musical backing from synthesizers. While this isn’t a conceptual masterpiece and really is nothing more than sure-shot singles and sound-alike single, “Five Minutes of Funk” was an instant classic. The just-as-good “Freaks Come Out at Night” has the guys talking about nocturnal freaks with vivid lyrics and a little too much inside information. Listening to Escape, one has to be struck with the minimalism offered here. On “Big Mouth” and “Friends,” producer Larry Smith provides clutter-free tracks for the guys to rap over. In contrast, the fast-paced “Escape (I Need a Break)” brings in ambulance sounds and ends up being a great instance of unconsciously danceable rap. Better yet, the closer “We Are Whodini” distills the essence of the group more than the other groundbreaking tracks here, and still retains a sense of freshness. The real unsung hero on Escape is the DJ, Grandmaster Dee, who provides deft work. Recorded at Battery Studios in England, Escape has a countless amount of memorable lines and productions, and has held up over time better than the debut. /Jason Elias @ allmusic/

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01. Five Minutes Of Funk
02. Freaks Come Out At Night
03. Featuring Grand Master Dee
04. Big Mouth (Album Mix)
05. Escape (I Need A Break)
06. Friends
07. Out Of Control
08. We Are Whodini
09. Escape (I Need A Break) (Special Extended Mix)
10. Escape (I Need A Break) (Acapella)
11. Escape (I Need A Break) (Instrumental)
12. Five Minutes Of Funk (Instrumental)
13. Freaks Come Out At Night (Instrumental)
14. Friends (Instrumental)
15. Big Mouth (Beat Box Mix)
16. Big Mouth (Acapella)
17. Grandmaster Dee’s Haunted Scratch


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