Hip Hop generation is about to experience "The Next Movement"
in sound innovation, a quantum leap embodied in the humansound
wave known as RAHZEL.
A menber of the
Roots, RAHZEL has redefined
the beat box. Mastering the essential Hip Hop art form of
"vocal percussion", he has emerged as its greatest
vituoso. A master performer
and live powerhouse, RAHZEL has been featured with other superstars
including The Fugees, Rage Against The Machine, The Beastie
Boys, and LL Cool J. Now, he takes center stage - "All
I Know" is the first single from his forthcoming release
entitled "Make The Music 2000", on MCA
Records. "All I Know" was produced by Pete Rock,
and is represented in an incredibly funny and innovative video
which is all over.
MAKE THE MUSIC 2000
is the debut solo album from talented hip-hop artist Rahzel.
Utilizing his mic skills, beat-boxing talent, and general
sound-generating artistry, this member of The Roots proves
that he's force to be reckoned with. The album was produced
by Marly Marl, and its title gets its origin from an old-school
Biz Markie track. The first
single, "All I Know," is an exercise in sound gymnastics,
while "To the Beat" features an inspired performance from
Q-Tip. There guest spots from Slick Rick ("Night Riders"),
Erykah Badu ("Southern Girl"), and Me'Shell Ndegeocello and
Brandford Marsalis on "Steal My Soul." MAKE THE MUSIC 2000
will keep your head bobbing into the next millennium.
(8/99, p.177) - "...captivating debut...Rahzel perfects the
art of noise...like no other....an eclectic mix that hopefully
reflects what we have to look forward to in the new millennium."
(9/99, pp.177-8) - "...wonderously offers proof that Rahzel's
ststus of 'Godfather of Noyze' will no doubt stretch well
into the millennium." - Rating: B
(9/99, pp.308-10) - 3 mics (out of 5) - "...[elevates] the
beatbox to new artistic heights....bouncing between MC and
beatbox duties with great panache, he lays down solid verses
punctuated by a variety of dizzying vocal scratches and verbal
effects....MAKE THE MUSIC 2000 soars..."