Madrok – Knowledge To Noise (1992) (CD) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Posted: 31.07.2016

Alex Henderson@allmusic: ”Although Madrok came out of the Southern California rap scene of the late ’80s, it would have been easy to mistake his debut album, Knowledge to Noise, for the work of an East Coast rapper. Like so many MCs coming out of New York and Philadelphia at the time, Madrok favors a complex, cerebral style of rapping and places a lot of emphasis on technique. The impressive flow that he brings to tunes like “The Dopesmith,” “Crazy Mental,” “Fruit of Diligence,” and “Checkmate!” reminds one of Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and yet, it’s clear that Madrok is very much his own man. The CD had a gem of a single in “Skin Tight,” a hip-hop remake of the Ohio Players’ 1974 hit that features some of the Players themselves. On the whole, Knowledge to Noise is very much a hardcore rap effort and offers little in the way of R&B or pop embellishments, but “Skin Tight” had considerable R&B appeal and should have been warmly embraced by radio. It was certainly one of 1992’s best rap singles, but unfortunately, it fell through the cracks, as did the album itself.”

1 Prelude To Funk 2:30
2 In Service 3:43
3 The Dopesmith 3:53
4 No Parallel 4:47
5 Knowledge To Noise 3:06
6 Schoolin’ Em 5:10
7 Crazy Mental 4:37
8 Skin Tight 5:40
9 Fruit OF Diligence (Too Strong) 4:09
10 Live From I.E. 5:51
11 Checkmate! 4:46
12 Rokhaus Reprise 5:10

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2 comments "Madrok – Knowledge To Noise (1992) (CD) (FLAC + 320 kbps)"

  • @fugri read:

    rep up flac

    • @Janka-Man read:

      ok, will do it soon.

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