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Rashad & Confidence: The Element Of Surprise

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After putting out Beneficence's critically acclaimed "Sidewalk Science" album earlier this year, Ill Adrenaline Records is back to hit the hip-hop world with another throwback-sounding and classic release.

Rashad & Confidence, two longtime students of the game, finally drop their long-awaited debut album "The Element of Surprise". This up-and-coming MC/producer duo, hailing from Brooklyn and Philly, merged to create a record with a timeless sound reminiscent of hip-hop's golden era but with a fresh, updated feel. With no guest appearances or other producers involved, Rashad & Confidence embody the sound real hip-hop heads yearn to hear, going back to the times of Gang Starr and Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth.

The soulful hitting and sample-based boom bap beats courtesy of Confidence capture the pure essence of classic hip-hop production while Rashad's deep and conscious lyrics slice through each track with topics ranging from various life issues to relationships or just raw lyrical display.

Push the play button and get taken back to a time when hip-hop only produced classic albums.

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1. Introduction
Producer: Confidence
2. Brand New
Producer: Confidence
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3. The City
Producer: Confidence
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4. Understand
Producer: Confidence
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5. Rumors Of War
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6. Days Of My Youth
Producer: Confidence
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7. Interlude
Producer: Confidence
8. Pen On Display
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9. Shining
Producer: Confidence
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10. Pass Me By
Producer: Confidence
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11. Interlude
Producer: Confidence
12. They Keep Asking Me
Producer: Confidence
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13. Let Me Explain
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14. All Year Round
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15. The Breakup Song
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Total Comments: 138
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2015 10:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 213.106.48)
Location: Bk to p.a
Comment: In no way, shape or form is this album a classic! Rashad is not wack, but he is nothing special. The production sound like to many producers nowadays with the soulful samples. The album and title is pretty corny, I gave it a listen and got bored.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/16/2015 4:19:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Norristown, PA
Comment: Funny how people mention a classic album from 20 years ago and all of a sudden they think they have some credibility or they know what they are talking about! This is a classic. And will withstand the hands of time plain and simple. One of the best albums ever.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2015 10:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 140.68.164)
Location: West Palm Beach, Fl
Comment: Really smooth delivery and the lyrics are nice. Nice old-school feel Kind of like CL Smooth.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/17/2014 11:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 24.108.189)
Location: NC
Comment: Beats are a 4, rhymes a 1. Rashad's got the same montonous flow the entire album. Boring as hell and one of the most overrated album this decade.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/14/2014 3:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 167.93.245)
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Comment: Great album. 2010 era got a lot of real MC's droppin' heat.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2013 10:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 117.171.74)
Location: NYC
Comment: You are about the only one I know who has that opinion and you can have it cuz know one else will believe you. Stop hating my friend this is a work of art. BTW Enta Da Stage is very good, but damn comparing it to this shit wtf! Two totally different sounds and eras. HATE IS BAD
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/10/2013 10:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 84.244.154)
Location: Nyc
Comment: After ALL the reviews I was like WOW this must be the next upcoming classic like a Black Moon's Enta Da Stage or something. This is purely basic back-pack rap for newer fans who don't have much time listening to hip-hop. Zero creative points, "keeping it real" lyrics are about as casual as back-ground music in the elevator. Just pure background music in a whole! Everybody giving this 5 stars must of never encountered underground vets' music , if THIS is impressive....
Name: (Posted: 7/22/2013 4:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.250.140)
Location: planet earth
Comment: timeless hiphop no 90s just hiphop period
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/15/2013 11:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: Nice cd! Rashad got some thoughtful lyrics on here and beats compliment his voice, Definitely got a classic timeless sound to it. Highly Recommeneded!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/1/2013 10:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 79.242.218)
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Comment: Ive been listening to hip-hop for the better part of 19 years now and seldom do you run into something that is a real def CLASSIC. This album is one of the few to me. The talent from both emcee and producer put out a 5 star gem.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/7/2012 5:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 170.33.223)
Location: Long Beach , CA
Comment: record companies always seemed to reject his demo, saying he ain't commercial enough to be successful . how you going to react when stardom begins to tempt you, stay to yourself or compromise with the devil. RASHAD. u think this album was slept on for no reason? this music is too beautiful to be on the radio. my top fav albums of all time!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2012 5:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 128.57.160)
Location: J-City, Nigeria
Comment: GREAT ALBUM! Rashad's lyrics are so pure & profane free (keep it up). Confidence's soulful boom-bap beats does justice to this album. This is unadulterated hip-hop.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2012 3:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 133.220.91)
Location: Indiana
Comment: If you don't like this album, you & hiphop can't be friends.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/29/2012 11:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 88.150.248)
Location: SFC
Comment: Pass it on to the left hand side.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/14/2012 3:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.157.203)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Damn! I almost slept on this banger. I purchased my copy only a few days ago on the off chance after reading the reviews and the killa mc skills of Rashad with deep thoughtful lyrics and the dope production and music with great samples from confidence blew me away!!! This release is simply beautiful dope hip hop!!! Highly recommended and easily in my top 5 releases of the last few years!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2012 10:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.127.113)
Location: Mabopane, South Africa
Comment: Yo straight up & down I can't get enough of Rashad & Confidence's Element of Surprise been recommending it to my peoples here in South Africa. This is timeless music and needs to be preserved and supported.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/27/2012 1:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 132.41.161)
Location: Cause The Weasel Goes Pop
Comment: Illadrenaline Records got some of the most respectful customer service you could ever ask for. Don't forget about the GOLD version! (this wasn't sponsored by them lol)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/23/2012 8:38:00 AM; Partial IP: 32.113.145)
Location: Witbank, South Africa
Comment: Ship it already!!!!!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/23/2012 3:50:00 PM; Partial IP: .45.242.98)
Location: Far a Way
Comment: Yeah and if you gave it a 1 star, you are a dumb fag. No disrespect to the homos.
Name: (Posted: 4/16/2012 1:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 214.211.89)
Location: Australia
Comment: First off the album is dope It would just be nice if they freaking released it on vinyl already... how many times u going to push back the release date getting a bit annoying for those of us who pre ordered. Support people still making good hip-hop music !!!!!!
Name: (Posted: 4/12/2012 6:10:00 PM; Partial IP: .80.135.94)
Location: San Diego
Comment: I will support this album. All hands down. Production is great, lyrics all flow together greatly. Much respect to the creator/developer/designer all the above. Cant wait till the 2Lp. These guys are on top of the game in more ways than one. Peace to both.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/7/2012 2:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 224.163.30)
Location: philly
Comment: i was blown away.........very good production and very good lyricism.....i wish all music coming out lately sounded this good.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/31/2012 12:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 21.239.122)
Location: Italy
Comment: A masterpiece.
Name: (Posted: 3/24/2012 2:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 165.111.41)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/21/2012 12:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.153.251)
Location: DFW
Comment: Nice album. The industry needs to take heed of these underground emcees.
Name: (Posted: 3/18/2012 12:30:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: St Etienne, France
Comment: Fantastic voyage to the 90's, wait for the 2xLP!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/18/2012 5:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 249.31.220)
Location: Tokyo
Comment: Look like 90s!!! What a good album!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/1/2012 5:02:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: HH, Germany
Comment: Looking forward to the vinyl! I love this album.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/29/2012 12:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 20.209.189)
Location: jsgj
Comment: Good lyrics + Good flow + Good beat = Dope ass album ! from begining to end
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/28/2012 7:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 225.250.75)
Location: Norristown,PA
Comment: Seen this so many times on here and just didnt give it a time or day, but after listening to it I'm ordering this thing this Friday when I get paid! This jawn is nice! ABout to break out my 1995 Chris Webbers and drink a Mad Dog to this!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/24/2012 3:30:00 PM; Partial IP: .58.26.121)
Location: Long Beach
Comment: Goddam this CDs on point son!
Name: (Posted: 2/24/2012 5:52:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: san diego
Comment: let's rebalance the rating
Name: (Posted: 2/24/2012 5:50:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: san diego
Comment: @mcnulty you not a dumb fag... you just have shit taste in music.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/24/2012 1:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 239.242.62)
Location: Johannesburg
Comment: Real Hip-hop
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/23/2012 6:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 165.44.112)
Location: Honolulu, HI
Comment: In these times, this is a gem. The strength of instrumental is balanced by the strength of lyricism, which is drivin by conscious thought and smooth delivery. Very refreshing indeed. Every inch of this album is solid. 4.5/5
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/18/2012 12:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 72.196.209)
Location: El Paso
Comment: In all seriousness hip hop, real hip hop even has its ups and downs..cats start hard and then turn pop within album release #2,3 and 4. Not going to mention any names because I got love for music but when I heard this album I was like yo, dis shit gots the simple recipe that most of you all rappers and I say rappers not underground or pop divas dont have. Well produced intricate soulful beats intertwined with the go getting in your face type smooth flow that we all love and respect. Much love to my brothas. Please do not be like all the rest of my heroes that start off raw and then all of a sudden get a lil change in their pocket and become WiLL I AM. Golden Era coming back! Please believe it. Support my brothas.
Name: (Posted: 2/16/2012 2:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 32.163.242)
Location: Witbank, South Africa
Comment: I'm spending my money on this.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/13/2012 5:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 56.170.243)
Location: Munich, Germany
Comment: Classic. Nuff said.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/12/2012 11:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.242.107)
Location: buffalo ny
Comment: my favorite album of 2011. one of the best albums I have heard in years. a rare 5 mic album...many people give 5 stars out like its nothin but this album truly deserves it. no guest appearances....bangin beats. an amazing duo in the vein of gangstarr..pete and cl ect. cant wait for there next album. interestingly enough I cant recall rashad cursing at all on this record.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/12/2012 11:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 33.212.103)
Location: Miami, USA
Comment: BORING! I didn't give this 5 stars so I must be a dumb fag.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/6/2012 9:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 35.150.158)
Location: Queens
Comment: Hit these n*ggas up on twitter @rashadjoints and @Confidencebeats
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/6/2012 5:27:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Germany
Comment: This album is pure cryptonite! Real hip hop neva dies! Audio silk-supreme shit-timeless classic! Ten stars
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/6/2012 10:53:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: California
Comment: This album is the epitome of hip-hop. The rhymes that rashad lays down plus the boom bap beats that confidence makes equals an instant classic. A MUST COP. From beginning to end every song is on point. Every subject on this album touches you. Big ups to these cats for keeping real hip-hop a live.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/1/2012 1:37:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: ATL
Comment: This is a game changer...props to confidence and rashad for this masterpiece.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/1/2012 8:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 28.115.219)
Location: Mabopane, South Africa
Comment: How can they claim hip-hop is dead when cats like this are so on point
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2012 2:27:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: son
Comment: Anyone giving this anything less than 5 stars is a chump and needs to stay away from hip hop altogether. straight up. One of the best albums Ive ever heard. Great music.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/26/2012 11:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.185.122)
Location: brazil
Comment: da hora esse album muittttto bom under de verdade e nois paz brazil porto alegre rio grande do sul.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/26/2012 2:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 04.155.252)
Location: Brazil
Comment: Really dope. One of the best releases of 11, I hope these 2 can continue to bring some heat!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/24/2012 12:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 75.250.140)
Location: Calgary, Canada.
Comment: Hands down underground album of the year 2011. Enough said..
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/23/2012 1:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 222.37.164)
Location: australia
Comment: sounds like wen hip hop was real "back in tha day type shit'
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/22/2012 2:49:00 PM; Partial IP: .228.179.3)
Location: Ontario,Can.
Comment: This takes me back to a time when simpicity was more.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/21/2012 4:21:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Boston
Comment: '90s dope. Just wish there were a few more tracks on here, plays rather quickly.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/20/2012 5:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 28.235.175)
Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
Comment: Dope album indeed! I agree with Rav P. Every track is a banger!! CLASSIC
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/19/2012 1:48:00 PM; Partial IP: .83.12.178)
Location: Philly, PA
Comment: This album is flawless in execution, presentation, and content. I'd call this the sleeper hit of 2011. From start to finish, there isn't a weak track on the album. I want to hear more from this dynamic duo!! Rashad's got lyrics for years and Con's production is absolutely fitting.
Name: (Posted: 1/19/2012 12:17:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Queens
Comment: below the heavens > this LP
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/18/2012 5:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .42.83.178)
Location: Stockton, CA
Comment: Best album I've heard in years. I'd never heard of this cat before but gdamn if I haven't been knocking this non stop. It bumped that new JMT, Reef and Torae off my rotation for a while. Rashad is an amazing lyricist and I hope he has a long career ahead of him.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/17/2012 10:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .36.158.65)
Location: Milan, Italy
Comment: An album like this it's really hard to find these days, a gem. Shit is amazing, defintely one of the best albums of 2011!!! Everybody should cop this and support. Shout out to the homie Condifence, incredible beats!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/15/2012 4:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 104.212.25)
Location: Orlando, FL
Comment: I never comment on these, but I stumbled across this on here and gave it a shot. I'd have to say it may be my favorite LP of '11!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/12/2012 11:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 08.215.241)
Location: Swagville, United States
Comment: Classic potential. I heard of this album a month and a half after it was released. WHY????????!!!!!!!!!!! This dude spits and spits and spits.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/12/2012 7:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 58.157.125)
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Comment: Arguable the best album of the 21st Century.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/11/2012 1:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 172.143.68)
Location: yo mamas crib
Comment: i never heard the lp but I gone buy it
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/10/2012 6:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .75.50.243)
Location: New Jersey
Comment: Thanks so much to everybody out there who supported this album! We really appreciate all the love and support! Vinyl version will be available end of February/early March - double LP incl. all tracks!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/9/2012 5:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .22.77.215)
Location: Riverside, California
Comment: what the games been missin straight hardcore lyrics, mastered flows, an some dope fuckin beats, its really the best album ive heard in a while
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/9/2012 4:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.153.200)
Location: da lowa
Comment: vinyl is coming soon ! only 10 tracks. thanx ill adrenaline records!!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/6/2012 5:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.255.237)
Location: ADL, Australia
Comment: Incredible. First listen I knew I wanted this on vinyl
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/6/2012 4:01:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: South Africa
Comment: Wow, pure straight 5 stars all the way up.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/5/2012 3:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.140.43)
Location: Ohio
Comment: cop this shit NOW straight classic head nod fav album this year
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/5/2012 3:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.173.101)
Location: Seattle, U.S
Comment: This shit is fuckin dope!! Consequence bringin that classic sound and Rashad spittin pure fire on every track. This is a must buy for any hiphop fan. I'd give this 6 stars if I could
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/2/2012 6:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 07.153.120)
Location: CHITOWN
Comment: Classic hip hop at it's finest.It reminds me of Pete Rock & CL back in the day when hip hop was hip hop.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/31/2011 5:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.49.24)
Location: Chicago
Comment: Really good album I highly recommend this.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/31/2011 2:13:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Queens
Comment: this LP is tight. this is the below the heavens of this year STR8 UP
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/27/2011 2:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 95.187.125)
Location: LI
Comment: breathe of fresh air, this is what people need to listen to
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/25/2011 7:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.124.177)
Location: Mars
Comment: Pure Shit!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/24/2011 8:17:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: USA
Comment: Instant classic. Needs to be on WAX, and the cover reminds me of that Lord Finesse/Mike Smooth Funky Technician. Best album of the year ... debatable
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 11:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 179.72.178)
Location: America
Comment: Dope. Classic. Perfect Hip Hop Album. Haters eat elephant shit.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 11:01:00 AM; Partial IP: .102.86.23)
Location: Frederick, USA
Comment: Classssick! Every song is a bangar. Don't sleep.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 4:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 255.164.84)
Location: nigeria
Comment: the album is the boooooooooooooomb!!!a classic,me and me pal emmanueal,hv been tailking about this album frm da first day we heard the preview,we gonna cop it very soon luv frm Africa Nigeria
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2011 2:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 48.226.107)
Location: LA, USA
Comment: This is easily the best hip-hop album I;ve heard in a very, very, very long time. It's really rare these days when I love every single one of the tracks on an album, The Element of Surprise is an instant CLASSIC! THEY HAVE TO RELEASE THIS ON VINYL.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2011 4:46:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: san diego
Comment: this album is like a hip hop time capsule. beat and lyrics on points. if this was released in early 90's it would have been up there with the classics. support good music.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/19/2011 8:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 162.180.73)
Location: Z
Comment: absolutely album of the year right here!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2011 6:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 112.55.128)
Location: sweden stockholm
Comment: really good album, already a classic for me. I want to see this dope album on vinyl version!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/12/2011 4:11:00 AM; Partial IP: .70.38.184)
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Comment: This is pure gold, CLASSIC.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/10/2011 6:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 06.251.217)
Location: Baltimore
Comment: Every single track so far is dope! No wonder this is sold!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/10/2011 4:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .226.52.60)
Location: Berlin
Comment: instant classic.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/8/2011 7:33:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: israel
Comment: Rhymes and beats equally on point. This shit is hot. Plain and simple. One producer doing the album is how I always liked it. It's rare when an mc compliments the beats this well.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/7/2011 1:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 04.167.143)
Location: Munich, Germany
Comment: fantastic! dope beats from the first to the last song! one of the best albums i've listened to last months.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2011 10:02:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: New Haven, CT
Comment: Album is DOOOOPE from start to finish!!!!!! If you love Hip Hop at its finest you definitely won't be disappointed. Great work
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2011 4:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .164.8.172)
Location: Swizz
Comment: This is hip hop great productions and lyrics the flow is also nice!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2011 4:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 101.218.37)
Location: meadville pa
Comment: an album like this is the reason why at 40 years young I still love my boombap shit nice work you two hiphop for life
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2011 12:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 223.15.120)
Location: Australia
Comment: If it was on vinyl i'd buy it!
Name: (Posted: 12/5/2011 5:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.242.187)
Location: USA, Son. What?
Comment: DOPE! DOPE! DOPE! And while this album is street, it isn't full of curse words and senseless violence. Just goes to show how many cats are cussing and fussing simply to get on; not too mention cussing and fussing due to a lack of SKILLS! I miss the days of mid-school sporting the walkman and rocking Finesse/Mike Swift tapes, so the album cover hat tip to "Funky Technician" is much appreciated. Looking for big things from these two...keep'em coming!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/3/2011 9:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 254.91.167)
Location: BridgePort, CT
Comment: They sound dope, and definitely sound like some queen kats, AZ, Cormega, Tragedy. I give alot of credit to the Producer who mixed this album and each track down. Nice sound effects on the vocals.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/3/2011 8:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 192.117.89)
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Comment: Cannot remember the last time I heard such a solid album. Excellent production - tight boom bap over beautiful samples every track. Rashad's lyrics & flow a perfect compliment. Unexpected and much appreciated. Great album.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 6:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .5.212.103)
Location: Michigan
Comment: wow great album nice and rhymes are on point....
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 1:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .49.161.82)
Location: Maryland
Comment: One word to describe this album "dope". Lyrics & beats are a perfect match.... Buy this album ! I downloaded first then ordered a hard copy.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 10:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .230.81.50)
Location: CHI
Comment: This production and rap quality is why I listen to hiphop. My father told me to turn the volume up. 5 stars for a quality effort.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 2:26:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Denver
Comment: They sound like they're from Queens. It sounds perfect, while searching through netflix for something to watch.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 1:01:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Milw
Comment: Perfectly titled. Wow.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 12:22:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: So. Cal
Comment: FUll COURSE MEAL! need for dessert
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2011 6:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 07.104.202)
Location: da neighborhood
Comment: yeah real dope flava rite here.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2011 5:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 112.170.65)
Location: Boston
Comment: Thank you to everyone who has shown love to our album...It takes work and focus, to get heard and noticed like my man Rashad said and that's what we trying to do...Keeping that authentic hip hop alive...We plan on doing more music and providing people with a chance to continue to grow with us as well...Thank you again, much appreciated peace Confidence
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2011 10:30:00 AM; Partial IP: .193.68.22)
Location: Newark (Brick City)
Comment: This is AUTHENTIC!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/30/2011 9:13:00 AM; Partial IP: 14.172.170)
Location: Wroclaw - POLAND
Comment: One word - masterpiece !!! Absolutly pure hip hop, back to the roots of golden era, mad beats and this jazz samples, fuckin dopeeeee
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2011 11:57:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Flint, Michigan
Comment: Straight up Dope,Dope,Dope. This is a must have
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2011 10:22:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: FIRE homie
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2011 4:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.105.252)
Location: Chicago
Comment: Great hip hop album we should have more rap artist follow in there footsteps
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2011 7:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 37.131.250)
Location: Italy
Comment: Album Of The Year.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/28/2011 6:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.217.233)
Location: USA
Comment: WOW! A TRUE classic! Best album of 2011. Hands down. Production is ill chopped samples with warm bass and knockin drums. Rhymes are vivid, original, hard and all clean! Unreal. Choruses are sharp. Scratches precise. It's a breath of fresh air from all the fluff they call hip-hop these days. This won't be leaving my stereo for a long time. Salute!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/28/2011 4:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 166.128.56)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: The best album of 2011 so far
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/28/2011 8:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.123.36)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: Classic! Rashad & Confidence has definitely got a banger on their hands. "Days Of My Youth" is my favorite track on the album.
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2011 3:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 149.10.170)
Location: IOWA
Comment: Always lovin' the choice to use one producer on an entire album.
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2011 6:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 56.170.243)
Location: in ya area
Comment: cop this gem! This album is pure dopeness!
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2011 1:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 50.156.161)
Location: ny
Comment: oh yea this is a good album, i tired of listen a lot of garbage shit new, good know that still exist dope shit like this
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2011 4:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 225.44.251)
Location: Elkins Park, Pa
Comment: This was necessary. These cats do for post hiphop what Keith Jarret, Wayne Shorter and the likes do for post bebop. It's musical, it's conscious, it's soulful, what else do you need?
Name: (Posted: 11/10/2011 10:08:00 AM; Partial IP: .81.233.17)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: What the fuck?!?!? Is the first time since 1998 or 1999 when I like all the tracks from an album. Really fuckin' dope, extremely strong, quality record! 5 stars no fuckin' doubt! The best album of 2011!
Name: (Posted: 11/6/2011 9:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 105.223.75)
Location: Germany
Comment: This album sounds so dope!
Name: (Posted: 11/2/2011 4:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .252.79.99)
Location: Norway
Comment: this is real hip hop with soul, pure heat dont sleep muthafuckas...
Name: (Posted: 11/2/2011 4:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .71.169.67)
Location: chicago
Comment: sold! amazing vibe.
Name: (Posted: 11/2/2011 12:13:00 PM; Partial IP: .193.68.22)
Location: Newark
Comment: How in the hell is this a North Carolina vibe??????? Dont let 9th Wonder - NY inspired beats fool you like that my dude
Name: (Posted: 11/1/2011 3:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 169.124.42)
Location: da neighborhood
Comment: the vibe is ill. more of a north carolina vibe than a new york vibe. nonetheless the flava is major, will cop wit tha swiftness.
Name: (Posted: 10/30/2011 1:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 242.244.33)
Location: Dallas
Comment: Shining reminds of Al tariq jam everybodys talkin just little bit with base guitar echo, I'll cop this cause its genuine hiphop..100
Name: (Posted: 10/28/2011 3:46:00 PM; Partial IP: .193.68.22)
Location: Newark
Comment: This album sounds crazy!! I havent heard an hiphop album come outta NY with this vibe in ages...I'm amazed!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/27/2011 1:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 90.238.222)
Location: eindhoven holland
Comment: back to the golden era! classic!
Name: (Posted: 10/24/2011 7:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.193.245)
Location: botswana
Comment: this joint is so sick
Name: (Posted: 10/21/2011 12:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 125.69.236)
Location: Boston & Los Angeles
Comment: If you don't buy this classic, you're probably a Drake fan. Don't sleep on Rashad & Confidence. Shit is fire! Confidence bringing that real hip hop sound!
Name: (Posted: 10/21/2011 12:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.153.200)
Location: da lowa
Comment: need to check this out . somebody told me this is heat!
Name: (Posted: 10/21/2011 3:58:00 AM; Partial IP: .25.151.65)
Location: England , Bedford
Comment: Fuck the cover this shit is dope ,thats wats up.
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2011 5:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.123)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Comment: this is bangin' and fo sure one of the most refreshing albums this year.....alongside with Rasheed Chappell's "Future before nostalgia".
Name: (Posted: 10/19/2011 5:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 113.167.33)
Location: Brooklyn,NYC
Comment: AS a producer I had the chance to work with some Hip Hop legends and from the trailer ,i can say the music and the vibe remind me of some dope albums from the golden area.Should be dope!!
Name: (Posted: 10/18/2011 8:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .60.58.103)
Location: PA Native
Comment: Confidence is a dope producer. Peep the remix flips money did to the classic joints... "Flave In Ya Ear" was a GEM. Rashad sounds dope too... kinda' reminds me of L Da Headtoucha. Definitely coppin'. Respect due to the cover homage.
Name: (Posted: 10/18/2011 1:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 07.104.202)
Location: da neighborhood
Comment: yeah I agree this album better be fuckin ill with that cover. the expectations are thru the roof. I expect some next shit.
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2011 11:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 233.114.79)
Location: Northeast, US
Comment: This ish burning! I won't be sleeping on this. I got my first copy
Name: (Posted: 10/15/2011 12:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 17.160.137)
Location: USA#1
Comment: One thing for sure, jacking that cover you better be releasing a goddamn classic!
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2011 4:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 07.104.202)
Location: da neighborhood
Comment: never heard of these cats. with one producer, I feel they got their heads in the right place... Will peep for sure.
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2011 1:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 77.166.118)
Location: Da Dirty Southeast
Comment: Ha, lovin' The Lord Finesse and Dj Mike Smooth album cover reference! Classic. Worth checkin' out once it drop
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2011 2:59:00 AM; Partial IP: .81.79.223)
Location: Toronto, Canada
Comment: This should be dope.
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2011 9:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.214.157)
Location: Hmm
Comment: Wow, original with the funky technician cover
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2011 10:52:00 AM; Partial IP: .70.45.193)
Location: Gainesville, FL
Comment: "just to make the cash in their pockets expand dramatically" My review: buy it.
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