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Maintenance Crew: Plain & Simple

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    Maintenance Crew is made up of Chantalism and Ubiquity, to emcee/producers who have developed a unique sound for their distinct style of hip hop. Maintenance Crew started with influences like A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, and Common, but pushed their sound further to incorporate spoken word and jazz. The foundation of their intricate and engaging beats stems from their constant digging for the most interesting vinyl they can find. With two distinct, yet perfectly paired voices, Chantalism and Ubiquity trade lines and verses seamlessly with lyrics ranging from political and personal stories of Chicago life to more abstract beat poetry. Since 2003, they have self-released two albums, Eternal Sunshine of the Simple Mind and Simple is the Way It's Spooken, selling hundreds of copies of each through DIY shows. To add an interesting twist to their live shows, they've joined up with the McDonaldize Society Trio; a drummer, bassist , and guitarist who take on the task of recreating the intricate album samples onstage with a charged, undeniable punk energy. It's been described as 'Gym Class Heroes with good MCs' or 'If The Roots musicians were self-taught punkers.'

    Maintenance Crew is back with their third installment and the most important album of the year, Plain & Simple. The new disc contains over twenty tracks with Chantalism & Ubiquity trading words for words. Plain & Simple is a self produced album with guest production from avant-garde beat makers such as Fluent (Green Llamas), DJ Monky (Green Llamas), Visto (Localkats) and Ryuto. The album also bringstogether the collaboration of the hottest tongues in Chicago hip hop, with guest spots from Decay (Molemen), Astonish (Molemen), Selfish (Green Llamas) and the McDonaldize Society Trio.

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    1. Plain & Simple (Intro)
    Producers: Chantalism
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    2. Words On Words
    Producers: Ubiquity
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    3. Wicker Park
    Producers: Ubiquity
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    4. Easy
    Producers: Ubiquity
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    5. Bar Music
    Producers: Ubiquity; Jaz
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    6. Bottleheads
    Producers: Chantalism
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    7. Three Shadows On A Wednesday
    Producers: Ubiquity; Jaz
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    8. Definition Of The Horn
    Producers: DJ Monky
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    9. Now & Later
    Producers: Chantalism
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    10. Hoodtronics
    Producers: Selfish
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    11. Auto Retrato sin Color (Interlude)
    Producers: Ubiquity
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    12. Spirals Are Non Discreet Numbers
    Producers: Chantalism
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    13. Blue Mondays
    Producers: McDonaldize Society
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    14. Shoestrings
    Producers: McDonaldize Society
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    15. Moonpie
    Producers: Chantalism
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    16. Dialtones
    Producers: Visto
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    17. There Is You
    Producers: Ryuto
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    18. Bell Curves
    Producers: Chantalism
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    19. Sunspots
    featuring Decay (of Molemen); Astonish (of Molemen); Selfish (of Uncut Raw)
    Producers: Fluent
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    20. Curly Sue
    Producers: Ubiquity
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    Name: (Posted: 1/25/2009 1:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 9.4.104.85)
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    Comment: This is that shit!
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    Name: (Posted: 11/9/2008 11:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 239.76.129)
    Location: Chicago
    Comment: This album is amazing. Like a cross between Tribe Called Quest and Digable Planets. Some real jazzy shit.
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