May 05, 1998
Rap, Hardcore Rap, Underground Rap, Alternative Rap, East Coast Rap, Turntablism, Political Rap

Album Review

Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1 is an excellent showcase of underground and alternative rappers, including Kool Keith, De La Soul, 88 Keys, Natural Elements, Talib Kweli, Bahamadia, Q-Tip, and Jurassic 5, among many, many others. It's a great way to hear a number of the most talented and underappreciated rappers of the late '90s.
Leo Stanley, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Street Promoters (Skit)
  2. Intro
  3. Bring Hip Hop Back
  4. Keep Pouring
  5. Blood
  6. Body Rock
  7. Bathroom Cipher
  8. Da Cipher
  9. Famous Last Words
  10. No Matter
  11. Action Guaranteed
  12. All in My Own
  13. The Phone Call (Skit)
  14. Live From the D.J. Stretch Armstrong Show With Your Host Bobbito ...
  15. Ohm
  16. Intro
  17. Mayday
  18. The Manifesto
  19. Be OK
  20. Lyrics
  21. Outside the Lounge
  22. Holy Water
  23. Jayou
  24. C. Ia. (Criminals in Action)
  25. Society
  26. Weight
  27. After the Show