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Non Phixion (Ill Bill + Sabac Red + Goretex + DJ Eclipse): The Future Is Now (Premium Edition)

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  • w/ Bonus Album Instrumentals + 7" Vinyl Singles (x3) + 80 Page Book + Cassette Tape
  • Limited Edition of 800
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Summary

In collaboration with Uncle Howie Records we present the 360-degree story of Non Phixion's 2002 debut album The Future Is Now (Limited to 800).

The Future Is Now Premium Edition Includes:
- 2 CDs, containing the original album vocal versions and instrumentals
- Three 7-inch singles featuring original 12-inch artwork: "Black Helicopters," "Drug Music," and "Rock Stars"
- An 80-page, hard-cover liner notes book featuring dozens of group-sourced photos and archival images, and in-depth interviews with all group members by author Chris Faraone
- Full reproduction of the group's press-only sampler cassette from 2000 (with early singles, demos, freestyles and promos): "The Past, The Present and the Future Is Now"
- Expanded artwork from Mear One's original album visuals

By the time Non Phixion's now-monumental debut album hit in 2002, the group had been on an intense and labyrinthine journey, considering that they had originally formed in 1995. At the same time, it was somewhat fitting for a group that was as explosive and unpredictable as they were talented. But no matter how The Future Is Now had come about and what path they had taken to get there, rap fans jumped on the album at the time, and still revere it to this day.

Featuring MCs Ill Bill, Goretex and Sabac [Red] with DJ Eclipse, Brooklyn's Non Phixion made their first waves as a group in the mid-1990s with the indie singles "Legacy" (1996) and "5 Boros " (1997), released on MC Serch's Serchlite Music. They fit perfectly into an era in New York City that had produced not only the Wu-Tang Clan, M.O.P. and Mobb Deep, but also underground firebrands and peers like Company Flow and the Arsonists. Aggressive, brazen, intelligent, and never predictable, they were impossible to ignore. Not-to-be-missed live shows helped to build their legend and fanbase throughout the end of the '90s.

As Chris Faraone explains in the set's ridiculously comprehensive liner notes book (featuring interviews with all four group members):
Non Phixion inspired fans to simultaneously deploy their smarts, bang their heads, and throw a fist. With their small but lauded body of collective work, Ill Bill, Sabac Red, Goretex, and DJ Eclipse introduced hip-hop to a unique brand of intelligent thuggery that looked past convenient enemies, and brought heat to the terrorists in government and beyond. From the group's formation in the mid-90s, to their breakup more than a decade later, Non Phixion kicked conspiratorial science that rings even truer now than it did before the aughts

Looking back on factors that contributed to Non Phixion, it's clear that the group set itself aside by packing a distinctively hard edge, and by tapping into a seismic range of influences white poverty, thrash metal that most rappers avoided. As a result, they attracted a diverse scrum of legionnaires hip-hop fans with hardcore sympathies, bloodthirsty political animals, wordsmiths, goons, gutter kids, and even highbrow herbs conducting graduate analyses.

After the initial buzz in the wake of their early singles, they were signed to, and subsequently parted ways with, both the Geffen and Matador labels in the late '90s and early 2000s. After those experiences, Non Phixion decided in true and appropriate indie fashion to go for self. The Future Is Now finally hit in 2002 on the group's Uncle Howie Records, to fanfare appropriate for one of the '90s underground hip-hop movement's most impressive and hardworking crews.

In addition to new songs like the singles "Rock Stars" and "Drug Music," the album also included previously-heard tracks from the group's journey: "Black Helicopters" and "If You Got Love" (both from 2000, originally singles on Matador). Considering the mix of abrasiveness contained therein, the fact that the album went to #65 on Billboard's "Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums" chart that year was an impressive feat.

Production on the album matched the MC talent perfectly, with tracks by Bill's brother and Uncle Howie label-mate Necro, with additional work by an array of legends, including DJ Premier ("Rock Stars"); Large Professor ("Drug Music," "It's Us," and "We Are The Future"); Pete Rock ("If You Got Love"); and JuJu from the Beatnuts ("Suicide Bomb").

With more of a decade in the rear-view mirror, The Future Is Now Premium edition is the perfect way for diehard fans to finally hear the stories about the forces that made and eventually tore apart Non Phixion, and how The Future Is Now came about. Those engaging tales are brought to life even more with the physical specimens provided on vinyl, CD, cassette and the printed page, bringing fans back to an age before iTunes and YouTube, when hip-hop devotees were won over gig by gig, single by single, and radio show by radio show.

Track Listing

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Disc 1: 'The Future Is Now'
 
 
1. Futurama
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
 
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2. Drug Music
Producers: Large Professor
Year: 2002
 
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3. The C.I.A. Is Still Trying To Kill Me
featuring Steph (of the Deftones); Christian & Raymond (of Fear Factory)
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
 
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4. If You Got Love
Producers: Pete Rock
Year: 2002
 
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5. There Is No Future
featuring Necro
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
 
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6. Uncle Howie (Skit)
Year: 2002
 
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7. Rock Stars
Producers: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
Year: 2002
 
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8. Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
 
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9. Black Helicopters
Producers: Necro
Year: 2000
 
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10. Strange Universe
featuring M.F. DOOM
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
 
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11. Cult Leader
featuring A-Trak
Producers: Dave One (of Obscure Disorder)
Year: 2002
 
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12. It's Us
Producers: Large Professor
Year: 2002
 
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13. Suicide Bomb
featuring The Beatnuts (JuJu + Psycho Les); Al Tariq; Marly Metal; Moonshine
Producers: JuJu (of The Beatnuts)
Year: 2002
 
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14. Where You Wanna Go (Skit)
Year: 2002
 
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15. We Are The Future
Producers: Large Professor
Year: 2002
 
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16. The C.I.A. Is Still Trying To Kill Me (Remix)
featuring Steph (of the Deftones); Christian & Raymond (of Fear Factory)
Producers: Necro; T-Ray
Year: 2002
 
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Disc 2: 'The Future Is Now (Instrumentals)'
 
 
1. Futurama
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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2. Drug Music
Producers: Large Professor
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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3. The C.I.A. Is Still Trying To Kill Me
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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4. If You Got Love
Producers: Pete Rock
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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5. There Is No Future
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
instrumental 
Click to listen!
6. Rock Stars
Producers: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
Year: 2002
instrumental 
Click to listen!
7. Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
instrumental 
Click to listen!
8. Black Helicopters
Producers: Necro
Year: 2000
instrumental 
Click to listen!
9. Strange Universe
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
instrumental 
Click to listen!
10. Cult Leader
featuring A-Trak
Producers: Dave One (of Obscure Disorder)
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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11. It's Us
Producers: Large Professor
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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12. Suicide Bomb
Producers: JuJu (of The Beatnuts)
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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13. We Are The Future
Producers: Large Professor
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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14. The C.I.A. Is Still Trying To Kill Me (Remix)
Producers: Necro; T-Ray
Year: 2002
instrumental 
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Promo Cassette: 'The Past, The Present and the Future Is Now' (Mixed By: DJ Eclipse)
 
 
1. Legacy
featuring Cestyle
Producers: CeStyle
Year: 1996
 
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2. 14 Years Of Rap
featuring Jise One (of Arsonists); Q-Unique (of Arsonists)
Year: 1999
 
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3. No Tomorrow
Producers: Necro
Year: 1996
 
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4. Four W's
Producers: 10K
Year: 1997
 
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5. 5 Boros
featuring D.V Alias Khrist
Producers: Necro
Year: 1997
 
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6. 5 Boros (Remix)
featuring D.V Alias Khrist
Producers: DR Period
Year: 1997
 
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7. I Shot Regan
featuring Necro
Producers: Necro
Year: 1998
 
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8. Hot 97 Freestyle
 
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9. This Is Not An Excercise
Producers: Necro
Year: 1998
 
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10. Refuse To Lose
Producers: Necro
Year: 1998
 
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11. 89.9 Promo
 
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12. Eclipse Promo
 
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13. Sleepwalkers
Producers: Goretex (of Non Phixion)
Year: 1999
 
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14. Thug Tunin'
Producers: Uncle Howie
Year: 1999
 
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15. They Got...
Producers: Necro
Year: 2000
 
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16. Ill Bill (of Non Phixion) - 'How To Kill A Cop'
Producers: Necro
Year: 1999
 
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17. 2004
featuring Obscure Disorder
Year: 2000
 
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18. 89.9 Freestyle
 
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19. Ill Bill (of Non Phixion) - 'Gangsta Rap'
Producers: Necro
Year: 1999
 
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20. The End Of The World
Year: 2000
 
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21. Black Helicopters
Producers: Necro
Year: 2000
 
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7" Vinyl Single 1:
 
 
1. Black Helicopters
Producers: Necro
Year: 2000
 
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2. They Got...
Producers: Necro
Year: 2000
 
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7" Vinyl Single 2:
 
 
1. Rock Stars
Producers: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
Year: 2002
 
Click to listen!
2. The C.I.A. Is Still Trying To Kill Me
featuring Steph (of the Deftones); Christian & Raymond (of Fear Factory)
Producers: Necro
Year: 2002
 
Click to listen!
 
7" Vinyl Single 3:
 
 
1. Drug Music
Producers: Large Professor
Year: 2002
 
Click to listen!
2. If You Got Love
Producers: Pete Rock
Year: 2002
 
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Name: (Posted: 7/31/2014 4:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 96.194.201)
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Comment: I have loved Non-Phixion since they released The Future Is Now. I have digitally, physically, and illegally copped this album numerous times. If you really dig the music and message from these vatos, buy this bundle. The cassette tape alone is worth the amount of the whole set. Believe me. You need this tape, and the vinyl that comes with it. Straight bangers! Five stars all the way. You will not regret this purchase. From one producer/fan/music enthusiast to another. Spend the money on this edition and you will see what I mean.
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Comment: Anyone who is a fan of Non Phixion would be stupid not to get this!
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Comment: I got the cassette from this box set over ten years ago when it originally came out. The cassette tape alone is worth the 59 bucks!
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