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Built from Scratch


Download links and information about Built from Scratch by X - Ecutioners. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:08:02 minutes.

Artist: X - Ecutioners
Release date: 2002
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:08:02
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No. Title Length
1. Intro (feat. Vinroc, Apollo & Shortkut) 1:11
2. Xl (feat. Large Professor) 2:39
3. X-Ecutioners Scratch 3:37
4. A Journey Into Sound (feat. Kenny Muhammed) 4:31
5. Hip Hop Awards (Skit) 2:49
6. 3 Boroughs 1:24
7. Let It Bang (feat. M.O.P.) 3:30
8. X-Ecutioners Theme Song (feat. Dan the Automator) 3:18
9. Feel the Bass 3:56
10. You Can't Scratch (Skit) 1:21
11. It's Goin' Down (feat. Mike Shinoda & Mr. Hahn) 4:08
12. Premier's X-Ecution 4:41
13. The X (Y'all Know the Name) [feat. Pharoahe Monch, Xzibit, Inspectah Deck & Skillz] 3:39
14. Genius of Love 2002 (feat. Tom Tom Club & Biz Markie) 3:56
15. Choppin' N****s Up 2:25
16. B-boy Punk Rock 2001 (feat. Everlast) 2:29
17. Who Wants to Be a M*****F**kin' Millionaire (Skit) 2:47
18. Play That Beat 4:46
19. Dramacyde (feat. Big Pun & Kool G Rap) 3:36
20. X-Ecution of a Bum Rush (featuring Rakim, Eric B.) 2:58
21. Play That Beat (Lo-Fidelity All Stars Remix) 4:21



Though it's a clever play on words, the title of the second record from the X-ecutioners is somewhat of an overstatement. The New York turntable crew reworks a few notable songs from rock and hip-hop's history (Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" being the best known), while including several familiar sounds and vocals from the genre's early days. Still, Built From Scratch is a sharp ode to old school hip-hop that focuses on the roll of the turntable rather than the vocals of an MC. That has been the group's intent since the early '90s, and Built From Scratch provides a great showcase for the quartet's turntable skills. However, those skills are sometimes overshadowed by the many collaborations from big names such as Pharaoh Monch, Xzibit, Everlast, Inspectah Deck, and the seemingly out of place Linkin Park. That doesn't mean that these cuts are commercially friendly. These are nitty-gritty rap ventures that stay true to the X-ecutioners' roots and are free of any deliberate pop hooks. [The disc was also released with a bonus remix courtesy of Lo Fidelity Allstars.]