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Esoteric & Stu Bangas: Machete Mode

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    Starting out in Boston, Esoteric teamed up with 7L, a DJ and Producer, playing in the Boston and Cambridge underground. They released their first single in 1996, paying homage to Marvel Comics. The attention led them to release "Rebel Alliance" LP with songs like "Protocol" and "Be Alert" which received significant radio plays. URB Magazine even chose 7L & Esoteric for their "Next 100" issue in 1997. The duo then dropped "Def Rhymes" which was featured on the EP "Speaking Real Words" which featured Wu-Tang Clan Member Inspectah Deck. While promoting the album in Philadelphia, he formed the super group, Army of Pharaohs. Esoteric then appeared three times on Jedi Mind Tricks breakthrough album "Violent By Design". Esoteric teamed again with 7L and Inspectah Deck to release Czarface LP before announcing that he would release another album in the same year called "Machete Mode" with Stu Bangas as the producer.

    Stu Bangas has produced for the likes of Sean Price, Vinnie Paz, Heltah Skeltah, Esoteric, Blaq Poet, Chino XL, Apathy, Cappadonna and many more. Released an album with Reef the Lost Cauze called "Fight Music" then made an album with Vanderslice called "Diggas With Attitude".

    Esoteric and Stu Bangas have teamed up to make one of the most brutal albums of the year. Both working in the cold New England climate, the cold weather influenced the feel of the tracks on "Machete Mode". Adding to the lyricism of the album, they reached out to Vinnie Paz, Madchild, Joell Oritz, Ill Bill, Celph Titled and Apathy. This album is a sharp follow up to "Czarface" and will have staying power with diehard fans.

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    1. I Attack
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    2. Repercussions
    featuring ILL Bill (of La Coka Nostra + Non Phixion); 7L
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    3. Rafters
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    4. The Danger
    featuring Celph Titled (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs); Apathy (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs); Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks + Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    5. Never Be
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    6. Ease Up
    featuring Planetary (of Outerspace); Reef The Lost Cauze (of Army Of The Pharaohs); Blacastan (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    7. Wonder Why
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    8. Save Ya Breath
    featuring Joell Ortiz (of Slaughterhouse); Hindsyte; 7L
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    9. State of War
    featuring Celph Titled (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    10. Steel Chairs
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    11. Bounty Hunters
    featuring Madchild (of Swollen Members)
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    12. Blood on the Flowers
    featuring Spit Gemz
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    13. S.T.M.F.
    Producer: Stu Bangas
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    14. Pharaoh Status (Bonus Cut)
    Producer: Stu Bangas


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    Total Comments: 50
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/12/2014 5:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 151.63.222)
    Location: ontario
    Comment: Straight god damn fire. Stu Bangas is just getting better and better. Esoteric is always on point.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/1/2014 4:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 193.20.240)
    Location: How I seez it
    Comment: Yall are a makin sure the term F*CK BOY keeps its meaning. When this album drop? And you're still arguing about your useless opinions. Guess what, no one cares, and you aint changin anyones life like you think you are. Rate the sh*t and step the fuck off. Insecure ass p*ssies. Album is flames.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/27/2014 4:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 70.102.192)
    Location: hamilton,ontario canada
    Comment: saw the video for steel chairs and was liking that shit w/the deathmatch wrestling clips,besides esoteric is dope regardless,definately copping this.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/21/2014 8:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 32.204.202)
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    Comment: D-Stroi, hilarious post! Twerk, Khia and Tae Bae Bae -- awesome! He's certainly entitled to his opinion, but funny how Mitch 3K seemed quick to dismiss this album with his ridiculous comment. I'm not sure most folks from Tampa Bay are qualified to evaluate what's considered good hip-hop. I grew up in the Northeast and moved to Tampa, and after 20 months there, I had as much of that place as I could take. The hip-hop scene there is a joke. I'm surprised Celph Titled hails from there -- he's probably the best hip-hop-related thing Tampa has going for it. In my 20 months living there, there were only two hip-hop shows that came through the area (national acts -- two classic groups) that I even remotely considered going to but didn't. In my time in the area, I went to only one show, and it was a showcase of local hip-hop "talent." It was pretty much hands down the lamest show I've ever been to -- of any type of music. It was so bad, it was almost comical. A member of one of the groups told me I was going to hear some "Preemo-esque" beats later that evening. Normally, if you're a hip-hop fan, you don't overlook Preemo-esque beats, but I must've missed them because I never heard any! Haha. I'll never confuse the Tampa Bay area with real hip-hop. That said, Esoteric is far from "corny wigger rap," and all his albums are dope and original. Seen him live three times as well, and as you would expect, he killed it everytime. Obviously Mitch 3K should not be considered an authority on what's good hip-hop. lol
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/5/2014 5:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 129.124.10)
    Location: croatia
    Comment: dope, dope record! 5 stars from me.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/9/2014 11:58:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.167.227)
    Location: Prov-0-dense
    Comment: I will give this 5 stars just to balance out the ignorance of Mitch 3K. At least BLESS gave a credible rating with a simplistic but to the point reason. 1 star? really? I understand that not every artist caters to one's needs but how can your racist 1 star rant justify the means? I also understand that Tampa doesn't have it's fair share of talent to real lyricism so you're probably subjected to mediocrity. I guess it's not your fault either that "twerk" is your claim to fame or even "Khia" for that matter so I can understand your diatribes. I am sure that this isn't the case for all artists that come from Tampa (i.e. Celph Titled)but to simpy display "corny wigger rap" is just a caveat to others regarding your expertise on hiphop. I don't dislike you or other's like you. I simply feel bad for you. Open your ears and expand on all genre's of music, not just hip hop, and develop an understanding that all music derive's from other branches of music regardless of one's skin color. Or keep listening to Tae Bae Bae or Khia, I don't care. But rest assure, some of the best hip hop artists out today are (in your words) "wiggers". Get over it and grow up Mitchy Slick.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 1/8/2014 3:02:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Tampa Bay
    Comment: Corny wigger rap
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/1/2014 6:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 198.166.57)
    Location: Newburgh
    Comment: not bad, but def could have been better
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/15/2013 1:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 99.143.159)
    Location: Portland,OR
    Comment: Dope shit! Solid follow up to Czar face! Been bumpin it since I copped it
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/14/2013 11:36:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: dA bUrG, FL to ChiTown
    Comment: This album is AMAZING!!! Stu Bangas and Esoteric at the top of their game. I like this album a little better than CZARFACE. Wonder Why and Blood On The Flowers are my fav on here. Celph Titled is BEAST on State Of War. I liked that beat even on HMK. It bangs in my whip hard. Salute Stu & Esoteric PEACE
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/12/2013 2:32:00 PM; Partial IP: .72.67.149)
    Location: Planet Earth
    Comment: I love the people that go on these comment sections or others albums and dog them. If you want a "new sound" or something better, then make it yourself or stop complaining! Just Saying!
    Name: (Posted: 12/9/2013 1:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.230)
    Location: Prov-0-dense
    Comment: Celph Titled is not white? What is he? Isn't he cuban? Wouldn't that be considered white?
    Name: (Posted: 12/8/2013 8:18:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Ya Sister's Shower
    Comment: Celph Titled is not White. Hahaha...Stu Bangas is cool. Not great. But good. I gotta say though, that dude Spit Gemz is pretty damn nice. He continues to impress me.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/8/2013 2:44:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: Real talk ya'll need too stop trippin on race, we do have a Black prez, ya dig! Anyways, this cd is dope as fuck big ups to Esoteric for blessing hip hop wit this gem... oh yeah just for the record the first 2 rap groups were not Run Dmc and the Beasties please do your research before putting out false info! Thanx!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/7/2013 8:02:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: philly
    Comment: this album is solid.....i dont think Stu is a ALC wannabe when they do tracks together you fucking idiot.......and white people been in this game since day 1.......the first two rap groups were Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys.....last time I checked all 3 Beastie Boys were white and they are Grandfathers of this Hip Hop shit so gtfo with those racist ass comments......thats like saying Jimi Hendrix sucks at guitar because he's color has nothing to do with whether u can make good music or not
    Name: (Posted: 12/6/2013 1:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Brookline. MA
    Comment: First off Crown is mine is unlistenable. The Sean Price flip and this one blow it out the water. Second, this album is dope. Stu Bangas may not be re inventing the wheel, but there is a reason Cappadonna, Chino XL, Sean Price, Heltah Skeltah, Paz, Bill, Slaine, Eso, Poet, Reef and on and on use his beats...he has some heat. Eso is actually getting better himself over he says on Steel Chairs...its a dope record end of story
    Name: (Posted: 12/6/2013 8:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.167.228)
    Location: Prov-0-dense
    Comment: @Banner, well done bro. Your producer/dj reference is on point. I just don't understand the issue or the problem with people's mindset when they try to get technical with sounds/samples. Sampling is hip hop period. Do your homework. If anyone has an issue with constant sampling then you may as well throw out every Premo and Pete Rock cd you own along with 9th wonder. "white guys rapping"? Why are we still talking about this? You must hate the Beastie Boys then or even MC Serch from back in the days. I've said this before, no one in my opinion is touching the level of R.A. The Rugged Man period. Apathy and Celph, dope! Let's just stop the "white guy rapper" dialogue and just love the music that you choose to love no matter who is behind the mic. By the way, there are a lot of producers out there that sample or loop beats that other producers have used in the past. Do you think "Worst comes to Worst" by the Alchemist is an original?
    Name: (Posted: 12/6/2013 7:29:00 AM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Boston, MA
    Comment: That crown is mine beat is TERRIBLE...if you think that's "fire" you re review is meaningless. Please stop talking now. That said this is a quality record. People will say anything just to complain and start a conversation.
    Name: (Posted: 12/6/2013 7:25:00 AM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Boston, MA
    Comment: And Marco Polo sounds like Pete Rock from a certain Era....and Ill Mind sounds like DJ Khalil from a certain era...and 7L and JZone loop drum breaks on almost every beat and....who gives a shit
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/6/2013 2:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .128.13.68)
    Location: 303
    Comment: This shit is fire! Eso is a beast! My only complaint is track 9 "state of war" is the same beat from heavy metal kings "the crown is mine" which is way doper than this track.
    Name: (Posted: 12/5/2013 10:26:00 PM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Boston, MA
    Comment: You sound like the same kid who's hating on Stu on HipHopDX. Get off the mans dick homie wow
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/5/2013 8:59:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: jlfaljk
    Comment: It's true that Stu makes beats that Alchemist made over a decade ago (although Stu's aren't as good). He's got some dope beats on here though. Eso actually keeps getting better and better if you ask me. Punchlines for DAYS, he's fuckin nice. Stu is okay though. He ain't shit compared to guys like The Alchemist, !llmind, 7L, J-Zone, Marco Polo and countless others.
    Name: (Posted: 12/2/2013 5:47:00 PM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Boston, MA
    Comment: About time these dudes connected. Two of the best in Massachusetts
    Name: (Posted: 12/2/2013 11:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .22.53.100)
    Location: France
    Comment: Stu Bangas aka ALC's wannabee...
    Name: (Posted: 12/1/2013 3:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 136.109.95)
    Location: NJ
    Comment: Really surprised at the people who still complain about "white guys rapping." You need to get over it white guys have been rapping since the 80's…thats like saying "something about black guys playing baseball on the same team as white guys just doesn't look right." Ignorant get over it wake up get with the times
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/30/2013 9:42:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: OTTAWA, CANADA
    Comment: this shit is like them beat em up video games b
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/28/2013 1:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 25.101.164)
    Location: Portland OR
    Comment: Dope shit .. nice follow up to Czar Face been bumpin it in the wip all week
    Name: (Posted: 11/28/2013 12:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 225.117.94)
    Location: USA
    Comment: I will say this album is just str8 fire, Eso is one of those dudes who makes being white and into hip-hop look ill, he has that finesse about him, either u r crazy skilled or not
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/27/2013 7:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.245.166)
    Location: demoine, iowa
    Comment: This album is fire. Eso is on point with the lyrics and the beats are sick. I like it more than Czarface.
    Name: (Posted: 11/27/2013 10:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.167.231)
    Location: Prov-0-dense
    Comment: I have not heard this album yet but I bet it's dope. The five star rating is for the Alozor comment. Awesome period!!!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/26/2013 4:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 79.253.160)
    Location: san diego
    Comment: illman77 I rather watch a hip hop video with dope ass white rappers than watch a video with young black dudes wearing tight ass jeans, suspicious jewelery hats and skirts (asap rocky, kanye karkashian, trinidad james etc...)
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2013 10:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.128.234)
    Location: Mississippi GulfCoast
    Comment: loving this album...been needing some new music from all these artists..."a must buy"!
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2013 6:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Quincy MA
    Comment: These beats are hittin more than the ones on Czarface to me
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2013 4:39:00 PM; Partial IP: .91.125.97)
    Location: All City
    Comment: This is not my favorite Eso album (due to the production) but there are some serious bangers on here… This guys longevity and relevance never ceases to amaze - cannot wait for Czarface II and new AOTP - I also love how a couple haters always show up with the same old stupid digs at dude but he is better than ever
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2013 2:16:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: heLL
    Comment: ESO! Is that WIGGA!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2013 11:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 75.248.226)
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2013 4:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 225.117.94)
    Location: Nevermind
    Comment: Dude illman, u don't know pure raw hip hop, if INS does an album with Esoteric u cannot just knock dude, INS co-signed and hes been around forever, seeing white dudes in videos sounds pretty bias and racist, if u don't like dudes music u shouldn't even knock it buddy, Esoteric would probably outrap your illiterate ass clown
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/22/2013 8:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Quincy MA
    Comment: Crack Juice all the way through
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 11/22/2013 7:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 185.177.30)
    Location: SEATTLE
    Comment: I could never understand why people like Esoterics nerdy fucking wack ass. Celph is dope,Vinnie has bars sometimes but come on man watching a rap video with nothing but white boys is strange to say the least.
    Name: (Posted: 11/21/2013 1:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .54.195.71)
    Location: NNJ
    Comment: You gotta love how AOTP keeps it real for hip hop... A battle rap concept for a video is dope as fuck!!! As a long time 7LES fan, I think Eso is at his best right now
    Name: (Posted: 11/20/2013 6:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .249.4.229)
    Location: VA
    Comment: Stu bangas is that dude... Produces nothin but flames
    Name: (Posted: 11/17/2013 6:16:00 PM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Quincy MA
    Comment: listen to ALC beats now the dude doesnt even use drums anymore...shit sounds nothing like any of the beats off this sound like an angry faggot. LOL at "ALC Samples Library and glamrock" EVERYONE samples Library, and name 5 beats where ALC samples "glamrock", we'll wait. you dont even know what youre talking about well enough to talk shit…
    Name: (Posted: 11/17/2013 11:36:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: THE WORLD
    Comment: Tired of the same ol 2001 played out Alchemist sound. Same samples, drums, arrangements and song concepts as the last 3-4 albums. Come with your own sound. Be original, STU and VS do exactly what alchemist do, alchemist starts doing a new HIHAT pattern, STU starts doing it, ALC samples library and glamrock crap, STU AND VS start doing it. Straight up BITTING. And all you fanboys/YESMEN need to stop saying shit like "omg this is amazing, release of the year" YOU are the reason hiphop sucks.
    Name: (Posted: 11/15/2013 5:22:00 PM; Partial IP: .67.126.97)
    Location: Boston MA
    Comment: VS Beats? Its fully prod. by Stu Bangas. Lol at "wheres Jus" the answer is who gives a fuck
    Name: (Posted: 11/15/2013 11:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 190.55.218)
    Location: stam town
    Comment: CAN NOT WAIT!! both videos have been superb, love VS beats and Eso word play. A great stocking stuffer just in time for the holiday season! ahh HA!
    Name: (Posted: 11/14/2013 5:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .57.34.255)
    Location: Planet Earth
    Comment: Esoteric is top 3 all time in my opinion.
    Name: (Posted: 11/4/2013 6:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .249.4.229)
    Location: VA
    Comment: @mel stu is dope, wat do u mean glamrock loops? lol
    Name: (Posted: 11/4/2013 11:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 87.131.125)
    Location: El Infierno, US
    Comment: Wow! More crack. Haven't heard much off stu bangas work but anything Esoteric drops is worth the $. Does anyone know when Celph is dropping a new one?
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2013 9:40:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: east los
    Comment: Where the fuck is Jus
    Name: (Posted: 10/26/2013 12:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .233.33.80)
    Location: Sweden
    Comment: I really dont like Stu, but the danger was insane, first stu beat I even liked a little. To me he is a destroyer based on the fact that most of the rappers I listen to use his crappy shitty glamrock loops he and vanderslice use, yuck.
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