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All City


Download links and information about All City by Northern State. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 41:30 minutes.

Artist: Northern State
Release date: 2004
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 41:30
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No. Title Length
1. Ignite 3:51
2. Girl For All Seasons 2:56
3. Nice With It 3:45
4. Last Night 3:28
5. Think Twice (featuring High & Mighty) 4:13
6. Don't Look Down 4:00
7. Siren Song (featuring Martin Luther) 3:39
8. Style I Bring 3:58
9. Time To Rhyme (featuring Pete Rock) 4:30
10. Speaking For Me 3:32
11. Summer Never Ends (featuring Har Mar Superstar) 3:38



Northern State's blending of riot grrrl sloganeering into Paul's Boutique nostalgia and up-to-the-second references ("I'm a full grown woman, once a gifted child/And this is Northern State, not Girls Gone Wild" — rap it in the cadence of Mike D) works pretty well on All City, their Sony debut. Great title, too. There is a nagging in the back of the skull, though, one that wonders just what it all means between the props to Brooklyn, strong displays of self-confidence, and shout-outs to Carrie Bradshaw and Chang Kai Shek. But this notion has nothing to do with Hesta Prynn, Spero, and Sprout's gender, or even their erudite candor. It's just the feeling you'd get from hearing any just-decent hip-hop record. (Cassidy's Split Personality, anyone?) Northern State stick doggedly to their three-way microphone format, and there are occasional lapses in the lyrics department. But hip-hop's as famous for half-baked full-lengths as it is for beats and braggadocio, so a focus on its strong side is all it takes to make All City a champ. The slow-motion cool of the Muggs-produced "Style I Bring" seems influenced by the Beasties' "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun," and "Girl for All Seasons" is the requisite X-chromosome anthem, but don't peg Northern State as no-fun feminists or bookish prudes. The loosely funky party jam "Last Night" rhymes "anus" with "champagne us," and "Summer Never Ends" is completely, utterly irresistible. With guest Har Mar Superstar ("Three MCs Hesta P, Spero, Sprout and me/Are gonna bone the f*ck out to the next party!"), Northern State turn in the latest, greatest track for warm-weather livin' in the city, with soft references to '80s electro (think Shannon) just for fun. Pete Rock produces the throwback-styled "Time to Rhyme," and Long Island homies (and touring backup band) Groove Bros contribute strongly in various instrumental capacities throughout All City. The whole album might not make it into your rotation. But its singles are gold for the iPod shuffle.