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Label: Studio 33 Records - none • Format: CD Mixed, Unofficial Release • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop • Style: Disco, Pop Rap
Escape is the second studio album by the hip-hop group Whodini. The album was recorded at Battery Studios in London, where the group worked with producer Larry Smith after their management could not find them a producer.
Whodini member Jalil Hutchins convinced Smith, his friend, to produce the album when Smith needed money after a friend's hospitalisation. Although the group originally intended to record more rock-oriented material for the album, its music has a predominantly synthesizer-based backing, with a rhythm and blues influence.
It was also commercially successful, being the first hip-hop album to chart within the U. After working on their debut self-titled album, Whodini embarked on a three-month European tour. When we discovered that, we realized that the music we were working with really was universal, that we didn't have to think of a particular market.
People everywhere like to dance, sweat and party, and they like the same kind of sounds. The group worked well with German producer Conny Plank on Whodiniand were trying to find a similar producer. On the next album, we decided that we needed to get somebody from [the US] that understood where we were coming from. Escape was recorded in 16 days at Battery Studios in London  with Hutchins often writing lyrics in the studio. Criticism would be flying around that studio like skyrockets and bullets But we knew we got something right when Larry started grabbing his dick, and that was the craziest thing in the world.
The music on Escapein particular "Five Minutes of Funk", was originally intended to be rock music orientedwith Hutchins suggesting that the song would be similar to the "rawer" work of groups such as The Isley Brothers. Whodini's a bit more adult, I think, and rap's not just for kids anymore. Unlike other hip-hop musicians, Whodini's backing music and beats were synthesizer-based. The album was released on October The Freaks Come Out - Various - Studio 33 - The 31st Story , by Jive Records.
According to The New York Timesthese could be "heard almost constantly in New York dance clubs, as well as on local urban-contemporary radio stations. Rather than listening to Stevie Wonder or someone do an inferior version of Dents - Sapient - Eaters Volume Two: Light Tiger, people want to hear the real thing, with the original complexity to it.
This is the most complex, interesting stuff going on in black music today, and the radio's just beginning to discover that the public eats it up. Escape was the first hip-hop album to break into the top 40 of the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. Fortunately, the formula isn't tired yet. They went on to say that "Featuring Grandmaster Dee" was Escape 's weak link, calling it a Evenings Of Damask - T-Rex* - MP3 Collection instrumental reworking of "Five Minutes of Funk".
Among retrospective reviews, Fact noted The Freaks Come Out - Various - Studio 33 - The 31st Story Escape was "eclipsed by the antics of the new school " and that it had "tumbled off of most casual fans' bucket lists. All songs are produced by Larry Smith. Credits are adapted from the sleeve, sticker and back cover of Escape. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 29, Red Bull Music Academy.
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