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grandmaster flash the bridge concept of a culture
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Grandmaster Flash: The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture

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    Recorded at Flash's own Adrenaline Lab studio in New York during 2007-2008, the over-riding theme of the album is the global language of hip hop. "Wherever I travel as a DJ, I see the incredible power of this artform," Flash explains. "I am constantly amazed by it. That's the line that runs through the album - we speak many languages and come from many cultures but, wherever I go in the world, there is one universal culture of hip hop."

    Throughout the album, Flash mixes up the flow and features some heavyweight guests and intriguing collaborations. Familiar faces appearing on the album include KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip and Snoop Dogg alongside mixtape hero Red Cafe and Lynn Carter. Flash sets up an all-female soundclash between MTV favourite Byata, Hedonis Da Amazon and electro queen Princess Superstar for a Miami bass-style party joint. He presents his son, J-Flo on his debut recording alongside Def Jam MC Lordikim Allah and Almighty Thor. Last but not least, Lost Boyz' Mr. Cheeks teams up with old skool heroes Grandmaster Caz of Cold Crush Brothers and Tito of Fearless Four.

    Grandmaster Flash is one of the undisputed pioneers of hip hop. He is recognised worldwide as the first DJ to make the turntables an instrument, famously developing his 'Quick Mix Theory' mix techniques during the '70s which are now used by DJs the world over. Through his fabled block parties and, later, live shows and releases with The Furious Five, Flash was responsible for recording the first live DJ mix to be committed to wax and for masterminding groundbreaking live sets that lifted the bar for hip hop. Through his work, hip hop was first taken seriously as a sustainable artform that could both pack a lyrical punch and pull audiences on a par with traditional mainstream rock and pop acts.

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    1. Welcome
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
    2. Shine All Day
    featuring Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest); Jumz; Kel Spencer
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    3. We Speak Hip Hop
    featuring Afasi; Kase-O; Maccho; Abass; KRS-One
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    4. Here Comes My DJ
    featuring DJ Kool; DJ Demo
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    5. Bounce Back
    featuring Busta Rhymes
    Producers: DJ Scratch; Grandmaster Flash
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    6. Swagger
    featuring Red Café; Snoop Dogg; Lynn Carter
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    7. What If
    featuring KRS-One
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    8. Unanswered (Interlude)
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
    9. Tribute To The Breakdancer
    featuring MC Supernatural
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    10. Grown & Sexy
    featuring Mr. Cheeks
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    11. When I Get There
    featuring Big Daddy Kane; Hedonis Da Amazon
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    12. Connection (Interlude)
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
    13. I Got Sumthin' To Say
    featuring Lordikim; J-Flo; Almighty Thor
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    14. Can I Take You Higher
    featuring Mr. Cheeks; Grandmaster Caz; Tito
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    15. Unpredictable
    featuring Syndee; Big Daddy Kane
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    16. Those Chix
    featuring Byata; Princess Superstar; Hedonis Da Amazon; Syndee
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    17. Bronx Bombers
    featuring Lordikim; Almighty Thor; Mann Child
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    18. Zuka The Sound (Interlude)
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    19. Oh Man
    featuring Syndee; Natacha Atlas
    Producer: Grandmaster Flash
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    2.6 Stars (2.6 Stars )
    Total Comments: 14
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/8/2009 11:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.165.170)
    Location: Maputo/Mozmbique
    Comment: dope album, I think we need more album like this in the game.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/5/2009 7:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 09.224.225)
    Location: Barcelona City
    Comment: Hey que pasa represento espańa, todo mi respeto a este cd y la idea de hacer cantar a diferentes paises, todos ablamos HipHop en todos lados ensucian el HIPHOP no hay que cerrar-se hay que demostrar.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/21/2009 1:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .21.254.12)
    Location: narnia bidness
    Comment: Don't own it, but i've listened to parts of it online. Not totally great but it's different and you have to listen to it diferently (than most of today's hits) to appreciate it. Overall: Not Bad
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/6/2009 7:59:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: Norway
    Comment: madd respect too Grandmaster Flash for his old shit, nice lineup, but this is real weak.... and the beats sounds like wet farts, and this is not hate, its disepointment!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/1/2009 9:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 40.213.199)
    Location: Nashville
    Comment: I can't believe so many people dislike this so much. I Think its prolly more of a 3 1/2 star release. Those Chix is the only track I skip, Big Daddy Kane rips it and the "We Speak Hip Hop" is classic.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 3/31/2009 4:16:00 AM; Partial IP: .10.254.61)
    Location: Shreveport
    Comment: This is worst CD I've purchased in a long time. The Chix is track and the two tracks with KRS One are are cool along with Busta's track. Avoid this CD...holy crap it sucks...
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 3/26/2009 2:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 212.78.141)
    Location: Chicago
    Comment: this sucks! Why release this??
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 3/21/2009 9:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 185.101.87)
    Location: philly
    Comment: Now that I've heard it. It's not to good. The busta track is ok though
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 3/17/2009 10:13:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Norristown,PA
    Comment: What the hell was flash thinking?? Sooo wack!Don't waste your money. You would think Flash would hook this shit up cuz he's a pioneer ande shit!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/14/2009 9:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 14.237.174)
    Location: London
    Comment: Great stuff
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 3/9/2009 6:13:00 AM; Partial IP: 01.247.157)
    Location: Chicago
    Comment: shit was mad whack. nothing I expected from grandmaster and Q...BDK etc.
    Name: (Posted: 2/6/2009 11:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 197.235.96)
    Location: philadelphia,pa
    Name: (Posted: 1/19/2009 8:50:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: South Africa
    Comment: 1 word. INTERESTING
    Name: (Posted: 1/19/2009 3:52:00 AM; Partial IP: .126.3.209)
    Location: europe
    Comment: Now thats something!
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