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Unknown Prophets: Le System D

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    Made from scratch; a truly homemade album of natural freshness and awesomeness!!!

    In the book "The Nasty Bits" the chef and writer Anthony Bourdain refers to System D - the MacGyverish, git-r-done, don't look too closely at how many eggs got busted in pursuit of an omelet approach that professional cooks use to get dinner on the table, no matter what. The foundational Minneapolis hip-hop group Unknown Prophets took System D as their title for this album, their fourth album, and first since 2006's The Road Less Traveled, and so present this 11 course prix-fixe meal designed to satisfy the deepest hungers. Like the hunger in rap for musicians who can play their own instruments - when Jay-Z called for hip-hop to pay attention to bands like Grizzly Bear he had no way of knowing that at that very moment MaD SoN was composing this album on guitar. And the hunger of Big Jess to use rap to address more than bling and shopping, to take on existential issues like the propensity of the universe to ignore us, or as he says in track 6, "Don't you ever feel like screaming/at the top of your lungs for no reason/in the middle of a crowded place/and people stare at you like you're from outer space…" In restaurants they call cooking that incorporates the influence of many cuisines Fusion; If Le System D was a meal you'd call if a Fusion of underground dance artists like the Avalanches (see track 5 for more on this), hard rock, and swift, playful elegant rhyme in the style of early Eminem, but in Big Jess,Willy Lose, and MaD SoN's hands this fusion cooking is far more than the sum of its parts, it's a new cuisine, an unforgettable meal, a satisfying repast that proves that it truly is far better to have a meal prepared by chefs who have been kicking around the kitchen enough to know their way around a knife.

    Hate Face, the lead single from LSD, features the Seattle-based rapper Grieves- recently featured as MySpace's Indie Artist to watch for. The song is a "love gone bad" break up song with a killer hook and a catchy melody. Doomtree powerhouse producer Lazerbeak and newcomer Chickenbone trade production licks with Big Jess on the instrumental cut "Tap Dance." The song "Forever" features Swedish MC Promoe of the Swede Grammy winning group Looptroop Rockers. "Fresh" is another warm weather anthem featuring South Minneapolis' own New MC and the beautiful vocals of Alicia Steele. Portland based rapper Braille lends his skills to "Explore". "What I Live For" set to be the second single from LSD, is another catchy track that lends it's inspiration from the long and cold winter months here in Minnesota.

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    1. Bleeds & Sweats
    Producers: Big Jess
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    2. Forgot You Were Human
    Producers: Big Jess
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    3. No More Hell
    Producers: Big Jess
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    4. Hate Face
    featuring Grieves
    Producers: Big Jess
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    5. Tap Dance
    featuring Lazerbeak (of Doomtree); Chickenbone
    Producers: Big Jess
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    6. Explore
    featuring Braille (of Lightheaded)
    Producers: Big Jess
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    7. Stand Our Ground
    featuring Brent Snyder; Anneke Kampman
    Producers: Big Jess
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    8. Face The Storm
    Producers: Big Jess
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    9. Fresh
    featuring New MC; Alicia Steele
    Producers: Big Jess
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    10. Forever
    featuring Promoe (of Looptroop)
    Producers: Big Jess
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    11. What I Live For
    Producers: Big Jess
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    12. Dangerous
    Producers: Big Jess
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    4.1 Stars (4.1 Stars )
    Total Comments: 23
    Name: (Posted: 11/6/2010 4:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 146.156.80)
    Location: CA
    Comment: I've always wanted to try this. But like the Qwel & Maker album, the cover continues to bar me from the amazing music. fml.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/15/2010 9:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 145.46.213)
    Location: Holland
    Comment: Funny how some guys here still think that badass motherfucker act is cool...Grow up already, this album is great.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/2/2010 12:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 0.27.56.87)
    Location: Canada
    Comment: This album is truly inspiring and makes you appreciate the essence of underground hip hop.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 1/25/2010 3:03:00 PM; Partial IP: .243.173.6)
    Location: Right in the middle...
    Comment: of hating this album
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/21/2010 5:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .35.135.71)
    Location: ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO
    Comment: REAL RECOGNIZE REAL.YALL SOME DUMB MOTHER FUCKERS IF U DONT LIKE THIS ALBUM.GO LISTEN TO LIL WAYNE YOU FAGGOTS
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/16/2010 11:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.116.12)
    Location: Minneapolis
    Comment: Reply- To The Computer Thug.. Come Out With Who You Really Are.?. Hiding Behind A Computer Screen Talking Ignorant Shows One Thing.. How Ignorant And Immature You Are! Not Even Going To Respond To What You Said.. Anyone Who Truly Knows The Unknown Prophets.. Knows What You Say Means Nothing! It's Quite Obvious You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands To Concern Yourself With Devoting Time To Talking Shit.. Grow Up Chump!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/14/2010 8:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 232.236.33)
    Location: Or
    Comment: Yea NIGGAAAA. This is some dumb ass shit. It's like there trying to connect to actual human beings... SHHHit.
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 1/11/2010 11:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 41.177.155)
    Location: MN
    Comment: hOW THESE HOES "PROPHETS" THEY CATER TO RICH SUBURBAN KIDS IN MN???? G E T T H E F U C K OUTTA HERE
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 1/5/2010 2:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.177.155)
    Location: North NOT faggot northeast Min
    Comment: trash...cmon n*ggaz how many n*ggaz in the hood likes this??? Im gonna slap jess up on the ones
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/4/2010 5:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 112.38.152)
    Location: ny
    Comment: amazing album
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 1/4/2010 2:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.177.155)
    Location: Minneapolis
    Comment: These wiggaz aint even real...nodeast pussies real talk these fagz arent even relevant in mn fake ass slugs spasm rappers wack as fuck. period see me jess tall ass fag
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/20/2009 10:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 73.212.125)
    Location: Guernsey
    Comment: Very nice album, excellent production and fresh/clean lyrics. Good work.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/16/2009 2:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .194.10.46)
    Location: France
    Comment: Un bon album assez mélodieu et varié dans son ensemble,il manque juste le petit titre mélancolique du genre beat boucle de guitard ou piano, comme ils avaient l'habitude de nous livrer dans leurs anciens albums. jolie pochette, achetez l'album. Guitare avec un ''e'' idiot.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/14/2009 11:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.12.76.19)
    Location: cdn
    Comment: Top notch music, excellent production, clever raps, and respect for Hip Hops lost art of the story tell cadence, gave it 5 for its refreshing nature, yet angst and emotion felt
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/14/2009 5:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 1.90.88.98)
    Location: madtown WI
    Comment: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD, CLEAN HIP HOP Then this is the cd. The unknown prophets are the sickest underground hiphop group around, do not hesitate on buying this cd, you will not be disappointed..... UNKNOWN PROPHETS FOR LIFE...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/13/2009 2:48:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.116.12)
    Location: Minneapolis
    Comment: I Have Yet To Buy/Hear A Hip-Hop Album That I Like Every Song On It! Thanks To The Unknown Prophets & "Le System D" Now I Just Found One! No Lyrics About.. Candy, Drugs, Money, Cars, Degrading Women, Or Jewelry. Just Real Lyrics.. With True Meaning And Heartfelt Words That'll Touch Your Soul. Along With Beats To Make Every Song On Here Sound Truly Amazing! "LSD" A Must Buy Album!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/12/2009 9:58:00 PM; Partial IP: .43.213.37)
    Location: la
    Comment: wow its been a while huh hope its as dope as world premier the last one was aight but definitly always felt there beats
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/12/2009 5:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 6.231.8.49)
    Location: los angeles
    Comment: sick ass album!(:
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/12/2009 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 188.116.12)
    Location: minneapolis,mn
    Comment: Le System D ....... What an amazing album guys!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/12/2009 9:10:00 AM; Partial IP: .225.12.33)
    Location: CANADA
    Comment: UP Is keeping it real, only for true hip hop heads. Cope this Album keep real hip hop alive!
    Name: (Posted: 11/28/2009 7:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 38.234.225)
    Location: around the way
    Comment: These boys are incredible!! Hip hop is hurtin for some more talent like this. It will be a welcomed addition to my vast collection.
    Name: (Posted: 11/25/2009 1:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: da lowa lands
    Comment: put sum audio on then , cover is nice hehehe
    Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 11:37:00 AM; Partial IP: .168.29.35)
    Location: madtown WI
    Comment: This Cd Is on Some new Sick ASS hip-hop shit you will not be let down with this ALBUM- TRUST ME IAM A BIG UP's FAN..
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