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One Block Radius (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about One Block Radius (Bonus Track Version) by One Block Radius. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 46:43 minutes.

Artist: One Block Radius
Release date: 2008
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 13
Duration: 46:43
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No. Title Length
1. We On 2:53
2. Shoplifta 3:47
3. Screwin' It Up 2:47
4. You Got Me 3:33
5. Dead Man On the Radio 3:33
6. Stand Up 3:38
7. Steppin' Away 3:47
8. Choc-O-Lot 3:16
9. Wantin' U Back 3:47
10. Everyone I've Ever Known 3:36
11. All On Our Own 3:56
12. Watch It 4:01
13. Stand Up (WeMix Remix) [Bonus Track] 4:09



"Unclassifiable" is such a buzzword in the alternative hip-hop world, and while One Block Radius' self-titled effort is just that, it's not always for the right reasons. This three-man crew features Marty James and MDA from Scapegoat Wax — who were signed to the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal label — plus Z-Man from the extended Hieroglyphics crew. That's an exciting recipe for something different, but add a major label plus some production from hitmaker Happy Perez and OBR, who loose their Sublime meets Tribe Called Quest flow, and end up being pushed towards Black Eyed Peas-styled slickness. The reggae flavors explored on many of the tracks suggest they'd much prefer the Fugees but sometimes this expensive, near-perfect sound works. Take the lead-off single, "You Got Me," which comes off like the Flobots meet Akon, or the positive "Steppin' Away" which puts nylon-string guitars under James' "check yourself before you wreck yourself" lyrics. It's not all about the message as the slacker anthem "Screwin' It Up" gives alt-hip-hop its "What I Got" while the ridiculous "Choc-O-Lot" combines dancehall sounds, Digital Underground attitude, and an electro beat. Sounds delicious, and while it is in tiny bites, this self-titled album never sorts its divergent sounds in any sensible manner, and the band's maverick attitude always seems at odds with the pristine production. Even if it falls short, One Block Radius is an interesting miss refreshingly free of "get money" attitude and T-Pain cameos. [One Block Radius was also made available in a clean version with all explicit material removed.]