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Esoteric: Esoteric vs. Japan: Pterodactyl Takes Tokyo!

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    Continuing a historic and coveted twelve year career and following up 2006's critically acclaimed A New Dope, the street-tested, hipster-approved new sound of 7L & Esoteric has evolved again. The electronic fun of their last group record, (compared to Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique by several publications including HHC), and the hellish tempest of abrasive sounds and untouched samples that defined Esoteric's "solo" studio offering Egoclapper now gives way to yet another full-length opus. No one is safe! Nuclear testing has resurrected this Jurassic Age relic and now the emcee/producer known to the U.S. as Esoteric has risen off the coast of Tokyo Bay bringing chaos, crisis, and hysteria with him. Armed only with the sounds of 70's and 80's Japanese classics, Esoteric must strike against the uncompromising forces that aim to dismember him. He calls upon Godzilla, Rodan, Force Five, Ultraman, the Shogun Warriors, early Japanese surf, punk, and electro bands, and even the Japanese Spiderman to aid him in his fight. The sound he created, which he calls "Mecha Mecha," stands as the boldest of the daring directions Esoteric has taken his music. With his recent genre-bending efforts such as A New Dope, Egoclapper, and Esoteric vs. Gary Numan, the world needed to hear how he handles the beautiful country of Japan. Much tokusatsu is brought on this feature length epic depicting one man's struggle with life as an English speaking Bostonian.

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    1. The Arrival
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    2. Mecha Mecha
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    3. Real Rap Design
    featuring Moe Pope (of Project Move); Moe Pope
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    4. Gaiking Skydragon Rap
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    5. My New Favorite
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    6. Neo-Tokyo
    featuring Eddie Meeks; Main Flow
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    7. 24 Karat Fiction
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    8. Wrestlelectro
    featuring Will C.
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    9. Pterolab Beat Oven
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    10. Gigantor Says Anything
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    11. Emperor Guillotine
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    12. Feudal Lords
    featuring Nejel (of 8th Wonder)
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    13. Knifegirl
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    14. Demoralizer
    featuring King Magnetic (of Army Of The Pharaohs)
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    15. God Less America
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    16. Gargoyle Gang Face Science
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    17. Plastic Model Version
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    18. Godzilla Stomp
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    19. I Do Lo-Fi
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    20. Heroic Trio
    featuring Will C.; Karma
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    Total Comments: 56
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/30/2014 8:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: Different beats , same ill azz emcee!!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/24/2013 3:19:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: mv
    Comment: all of yall need ta shut the fuck up u sound like little bitches get a life if u dont like eso ur probly a mainstream pussy eso is crazy dope the day u make better music witch is never u can judge
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/28/2011 1:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 35.152.215)
    Location: New Jersey
    Comment: I slept on this album real bad. At first I thought it was kinda wack, but it really grew on me and now it's one of my favorite Esoteric albums. It's very creative on the production side.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/18/2010 1:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 83.149.158)
    Location: kalamazoo
    Comment: 24 karat fiction is the best song on here.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 6:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
    Location: Phila
    Comment: Yo "the man"every comment you eave you sound dumber and dumber.First off Eso kills it on Ritual of Battle,and you ask why is the Jap is on it,Look at the name of the album dipshit,seond you talk to damn tuff online,to really be tuff,so enough with the tuff Tony shit,you should listen to the radio,cause this album is way to advanced for you retards to understand,and he killed Copy,Cage,El p,now the weathermen crew is mad homo
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/4/2009 7:11:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Cohog
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/23/2009 11:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .30.22.182)
    Location: KC
    Comment: Def not feeling the vibe in this albulm. Just not my style, I can see how other people might like it. But I just ain't gettin any emotion from the guy. As for the beats...many of the tracks have a contemporary sound to em..but after thought it just sounds like he didn't put any thought into making the music. Which I know he did of course...but it SOUNDS like he didn't put any thought into what he was doing. Just random shit.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/15/2009 1:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 11.148.215)
    Location: 4 Horsemen Headquarters
    Comment: I love this album! The concept and creativity of it is real dope. One of my favorite projects from Eso.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 12/20/2008 8:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 234.203.90)
    Location: Hartford
    Comment: I dont listen to anything except for filth and these dudes used to be ill but this is wack as fuck
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/20/2008 4:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 16.113.130)
    Location: us
    Comment: kills it on 24 karat fiction
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/8/2008 12:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 07.140.243)
    Location: L
    Comment: why all the negative reviews? u know his style. thought the album was real good, specifically tracks 2, 8, 10
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/13/2008 1:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 00.163.197)
    Location: Tampa, Florida
    Comment: It's mediocre, what else can I say. Esoteric & 7L need to take it back to them 'Soul Purpose' days, that's when they were at their best. They've fallen off so much since than.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/26/2008 7:44:00 AM; Partial IP: .17.60.249)
    Location: soton u.k
    Comment: how can u diss eso u must b CRAZY,dis album waz wicked and u kno it!eso rips it up on every album jst keep them cumin!cpt
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/23/2008 8:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .30.64.173)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: Fantastic concept that pulls it off well and is very interesting to the ear. Eso took a chance and it paid off. One of my favorite lines is: I make mincemeat of medullas. and that's exactly what he does.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/15/2008 5:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 48.238.141)
    Location: California
    Comment: They need to stop. Someone else has mastered the style.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/6/2008 8:09:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Boston
    Comment: 7L and Esoteric are the shit. This albums bombb
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/1/2008 12:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: nl
    Comment: yeah! creative shit right there. dope
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 5/31/2008 5:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 166.210.39)
    Location: Sfantu Gheorghe/Romania
    Comment: this album is wack !!! esoteric it's the worst member on AOTP
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/29/2008 6:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 197.117.35)
    Location: 4 Horsemen Headquarters
    Comment: Love this album! Some of my favorite work by Eso and my favorite album of 08 so far.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/28/2008 2:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .203.131.6)
    Location: Jacksonville, FL
    Comment: Album of the year! In fact the most enjoyable rap album since The Further Adventures of Quasimoto. All haters STEP OFF.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/20/2008 12:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 00.156.210)
    Location: Prov.
    Comment: This album is sick. Esoteric proves he still has one of the best flows of any rapper putting out material right now. I usually don't like the electronic hip hop thing, but these beats are for real.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 5/19/2008 10:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .63.136.94)
    Location: right here
    Comment: Yo Dick Starbuck, I couldn't agree with you more! Celph Titled and Vinnie are probably thinking about kicking his ass out of AOTP... Oh but your name, Dick Starbuck? That's kinda gay. Come on, an old Mr. Eon alias? Mr. Eon is wack...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/18/2008 8:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 05.223.168)
    Location: Soton,U.K
    Comment: This wot hip hop shud sound like,fresh,original,wicked beats,great lyrics,fuck the haters,real hip hop,dont sound like a compilation like most pricks albums,concept hip hop at its best,keep it up eso!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/16/2008 11:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 207.73.130)
    Location: TX
    Comment: Real talk, why the hell wasn't my copy signed? That's the main reason I bought it from UGHH was cause it was signed.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 5/16/2008 2:52:00 AM; Partial IP: .76.172.21)
    Location: CA all Day
    Comment: they might dig this crap in japan but seriously not for me or my peeps... same with egoclapper and that crappy gary numan "free" cd. stop producing and get 7L back full time cheap skate... vinnie paz & celph should smack you for such shit
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/13/2008 10:01:00 PM; Partial IP: .63.136.94)
    Location: BX
    Comment: Yo, the only reason I'm gonna buy this is because of Eso's favorites, bonus disk. This cd is wack and Eso knows it: that's why he is adding two free discs!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/10/2008 2:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: the netherlands
    Comment: even the bonus shit is cool. bonus disc 2: GOD COMPLEX!!!! !!! mega rare tracks . ( fuck that gary numan shit)
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 5/9/2008 11:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .63.136.94)
    Location: right here
    Comment: Did you hear that dumb fuck quoting me? He said that he loved NWA except for Dre. Yeah you're right man, Dre's production did nothing for NWA... you fuckin dumb fuck! Dude, please kill yourself. Anyways, Eso needs to go back to his original style: like Speaking Real Words, Soul Purpose style. I don't know what he is thinking. That Gary Numan shit? What the fuck was that? Sorry, I like hip hop, not fuckin 70's bullshit/ dance music!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/9/2008 7:38:00 AM; Partial IP: 138.98.142)
    Location: LDN
    Comment: New Dope was a bit too strange for me in a bad way. Egoclapper was him getting back, this is him getting better. Nothing like his old albums, but good one, nonetheless.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/7/2008 10:13:00 AM; Partial IP: 224.30.201)
    Location: philly
    Comment: ........esoteric used to be one of my favorite hip hop artist....what is this...techno hip hop..? some of the beats are dope and the wu tang style voice samples are hotness....but seriously....straight dj tehcno rap....shits not hot at all.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/6/2008 11:16:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: Csprings
    Comment: And to the man....crack is wack dogg. stay off that shit man! come back to reality son.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/6/2008 11:11:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: Colorado Springs
    Comment: yo...that dude "Alex Murray" is an idiot. u don't know nada about no hip hop son! check yaself! who u listen to? Nelly?Lil' Jon and all that? I bet u do....idiot. eso tha man. don't hate. 5 stars for all his music! rep AOTP all day!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/4/2008 11:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 55.238.151)
    Location: MD
    Comment: From the sound of the album, Eso is getting mad creative these days. Eso Vs Japan does remind me a lot of MF Doom(King Gedorah)'s "Take Me To Your Leader." Worth the money though.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/3/2008 12:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 61.201.244)
    Location: Mississippi
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/2/2008 4:54:00 AM; Partial IP: .17.131.94)
    Location: ny mpls, whatever
    Comment: WOW.... now jus listen to this....... 2 Stars Name: the man (Posted: 4/28/2008 10:23:00 PM; Partial IP: Location: right here Comment: One more thing, you guys seriously have to get off Eso's dick. This shit is not good hip hop music. Just because it's different doesn't mean it's good. Come on people, this just goes to show how shitty music and the production is nowadays. DRE, where are you?? 1 Star Name: the man (Posted: 4/28/2008 10:19:00 PM; Partial IP: Location: right here Comment: Hey Traves, suck a dick, faggot. THis shit is wack, and you know that japanese dude sounds fuckin retarded. Don't front, faggot... now u tell me whos a dicklick. "the man" fugin bitch. dre, yeah let all sell out. this fukin makes me pissed, dre.... haha this dumb fuk, hey there "the man" won't jah check out brad jorden if u really wanna talk some shit. know what I loved nwa, cept fer dre, I fukin hate sell outs... wait this eminem isn't it? ahh shit . I can see it now, all talkin bout gay n shit
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/2/2008 4:41:00 AM; Partial IP: .17.131.94)
    Location: ny
    Comment: Name: alex murray talk bout hatin.... damn u know this dude loves def jux... u just go n get ur el-p. fugin A. this dude needs ta b n a cage... fuk u talkin bout? worst part is hes in dc. get a needle kit. eso reps whatever u call it, hip hop rap, beatbox, whatever. he's on point, n thats even hard fer me to say. face the facts punks.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/1/2008 5:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .94.131.53)
    Location: bill's house
    Comment: Is it me or does Esoteric's down syndrome become more and more evident, album after album. Dude, take the schlong out of your mouth, so we can understand you! Why is everybody praising this dude, like his music is the shit or something? It's not!! And, I know plenty about hip hop, so I can say this!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/29/2008 11:18:00 AM; Partial IP: .222.11.82)
    Location: Cassanova Scotia
    Comment: If your favourite "artist" is 50 Cent, why in the hell do you dumb f**ks keep posting here? Don't get mad just because real hiphop music is over your heads.
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/28/2008 10:23:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: right here
    Comment: One more thing, you guys seriously have to get off Eso's dick. This shit is not good hip hop music. Just because it's different doesn't mean it's good. Come on people, this just goes to show how shitty music and the production is nowadays. DRE, where are you??
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 4/28/2008 10:19:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: right here
    Comment: Hey Traves, suck a dick, faggot. THis shit is wack, and you know that japanese dude sounds fuckin retarded. Don't front, faggot...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/23/2008 2:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 20.146.150)
    Location: Mt Hood, OR
    Comment: Thanks Eso! Keep comin with it.... Can't wait to get that shit in to my skull candy and rip up the mountain rockin it!!!!!!!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/22/2008 10:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 217.60.191)
    Location: JP
    Comment: this shit is awesome. soooo good.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/16/2008 8:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 202.43.244)
    Location: Brooknam
    Comment: Hey mike. do your homework. n*gga.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/15/2008 10:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 66.218.121)
    Location: Radford, VA. U.S.A.
    Comment: haven't heard mf doom, but this is definitely a unique sound and the japanese insertions which seem to be throwing everyone off are smoothly incorporated. overall I dig, really really interested to see it drop.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/15/2008 8:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 115.30.113)
    Location: usa
    Comment: ""why are you gonna say "album is dropping May 5th" on every track? What happens after May 5th?"" this comment makes me wanna slap you and your mom what kinda slow are you it says dropping on may 5th because these are promo samples it will NOT be on the album. and the japanese dude in god less america makes that track if you havnt noticed thats kinda the theme surrounding this album. maybe you should listen to the radio I think undergound hip hop is to complicated for your slow ass to grasp soldier boy is more your speed!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/14/2008 3:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 172.142.21)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: INCREDIBLE! the beats are so ill and nothing like that mf doom album. this is all music from japan put thru the ringer by eso. that mf doom record was just made in japan. theres a difference RESPECT DUE to ESO! and oh ya audio you hear is the promo version that is why it says may 5th on every track, it isnt like that on the retail version.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/11/2008 10:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 183.39.249)
    Location: Vancouver
    Comment: no MC alive could pull this shit off, instant classic!!! Eso IS the "first of a new breed" Cant wait for Saving Seamus Ryan
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/11/2008 12:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 88.117.142)
    Location: Jerz
    Comment: very creative, beats are on point, its the type of album that is gonna go over people's heads, it has to grow on you...somewhat like C Rayz Walz and sharkey Monster Maker album...actually just like Egoclapper...u not gonna get it at first but eventually ur gonna appreciate the album, the beats, the concepts, and the lyrics
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 4/9/2008 10:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .33.153.55)
    Location: right here
    Comment: Dude, Eso, what the hell are you doing seriously?! What is your problem? God Less America sound somewhat normal, but then you got that Japanese guy going ojuihhsgakekrhlakd. That totally ruined the sond. And, why are you gonna say "album is dropping May 5th" on every track? What happens after May 5th? Eso, I feel like slapping you. Who are you, the next Kool Keith?
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/9/2008 12:33:00 PM; Partial IP: .193.96.35)
    Location: Canada
    Comment: I like the samples I've heard, and I'm a huge 7L/Eso fan, I have 4 or 5 of their albums, but I cant help but think. Haven't I heard something EXACTLY like this before? Anybody heard MF DOOM aka King Gheedorah's 'Take Me To Your Leader' album? Seems like a very similar concept to me...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/8/2008 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 85.183.177)
    Location: usa
    Comment: one word awsome eso at his finest he is really on point its gonna be an instant classic and I bet it sets a new trend in the underground hip hop world
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/7/2008 12:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: the netherlands
    Comment: you gotta have style and learn to be original! thats eso!
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/6/2008 3:00:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: it's all good
    Comment: Very creative sounding album, but based on the samples, the album sounds too abstract. In an attempt to sound creative, Eso manages to sound weird and unenjoyable. I liked DC2 and all his work on AOTP but other than "God Less America," the album sacrifices classic breaks for a new creative concept.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/31/2008 2:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 40.134.126)
    Location: Beantown, Murdah MASS
    Comment: This album is gonna be DOPE. Such a great concept. All this dude does is grind! Cant wait for it to drop. Keep doin ya thing Eso.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/28/2008 10:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 05.168.216)
    Location: JERSEY
    Comment: HA HA whom ever left that comment just has no idea the amount of skills this man has.. and u know mayb he wants the intro to sound that way.. I mean ESO is out for the love of the game and yea hes making sum cash on the side for it but hes doing in for himcelph.. ha ha thats a celph titled joke
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 3/28/2008 10:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 46.204.122)
    Location: chicago
    Comment: that description in 'item summary' sounds mad wack
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