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|Name: DJ Sho Nuff (Posted: 9/27/2007 4:35:00 PM)|
Comment: Brand Nubian, meaning all four original members (Sadat X, Puba, Lord Jamar, and DJ Alamo) reunited for this joint which was featured on the soundtrack to Soul In the Hole. It was later featured on 1997ís shelved album, Time Is Running Out, which just recently saw the light of day. Itís funny. When Brand Nubianís debut album, One For All, came out (1991), I thought hands down Grand Puba was my favorite of the three emcees. Then during the Foundation era (1999), I decided Sadat X was my new favorite. Over the past few weeks Iíve been bumping this album and revisiting others (Everything is Everything and In God We Trust) and have again reassessed. Lord Jamar may be my new number one. I donít think he was every anyoneís number one. Damn Sadat X and his unique nasally flow and Puba and his crazy metaphors stealing the spotlight all these years. Anyhow, this Child Is Born joint is lovely. The production is a bit more mellow than what weíd grown accustomed to on One For All, but perhaps that just reflects the membersí maturation. Either way, all three emcees are at the top of their game and slay it. Itís fresh. Itís history. Itís the famous 5 %ís reunion.