This first pressing comes with an exclusive photograph of Ultramagnetic Mc’s on thick cardboard. The timeless classic Critical Beatdown is available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on yellow vinyl.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Includes 4 page booklet with interviews, rare photos and extensive liner notes by Angus Batey
1988 Hip Hop Masterpiece featuring Ced-Gee, Kool Keith, Moe Luv and T.R. Love.
Including the debut single “Ego Tripping”, “Traveling At The Speed Of Thought”, “Watch Me Now” a.o.
Expanded edition with 6 bonus tracks; the original 12” versions of “Funky”, “Bait”, “A Chorus Line (featuring Tim Dog)”, “Mentally Mad”, the Hip-House Club Mix of “Traveling At The Speed Of Thought” and “Ego Trippin (Bonus Beats)”
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New York Hip Hop revolutionaries Ced-Gee, Kool Keith, Moe Luv and T.R. Love, known as Ultramagnetic Mc’s dropped their seminal debut album Critical Beatdown in 1988. Immediately grabbing the attention and pushing the boundaries of hip hop into new horizons, it was hailed as a masterpiece by the underground. Influential hip hop magazines The Source and Hip Hop Connection both listed Critical Beatdown in their Top 100 charts, naming it one of the best 100 hip hop albums ever. The 1986 single “Ego Trippin” is one of the first tracks to use the SP1200 drum machine (programmed by producer Ced-Gee), and the SP1200 would later become the golden standard for many hip hop producers. This expanded edition features not only the original album with the 15 tracks, it also includes 6 bonus tracks: the original 12” versions of “Funky”, “Bait”, “A Chorus Line” featuring Tim Dog, “Mentally Mad” plus “Traveling At The Speed Of Thought (Hip House Club Mix)” and “Ego Trippin (Bonus Beats)” coupled for the first time ever on vinyl. It also contains a 4 page booklet with interviews, rare photos and liner notes written by Angus Batey, the author of Rhyming and Stealing: A History Of The Beastie Boys and a writer for Hip Hop Connection and Mojo magazine.
- A01Watch Me Now
- A02Ease Back
- A03Ego Trippin' (MC's Ultra Remix)
- A04Moe Luv's Theme
- A05Kool Keith Housing Things
- A06Traveling At The Speed Of Thought (Remix)
- A07Feelin' It
- A08One Minute Less
- B01Ain't It Good To You
- B02Funky (Remix)
- B03Give The Drummer Some
- B04Break North
- B05Critical Beatdown
- B06When I Burn
- B07Ced-Gee (Delta Force One)
- C01Funky (Original 12” Version)
- C02Bait (Original 12” Version)
- C03A Chorus Line (Original 12” Version)
- D01Traveling At The Speed Of Thought (Hip-House Club Mix)
- D02Ego Trippin (Bonus Beats)
- D03Mentally Mad (Original 12” Version)