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Download links and information about Hoopla by Speech. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:10:48 minutes.

Artist: Speech
Release date: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:10:48
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No. Title Length
1. Do You Know How 2 Get to Hwy 85? (Skit) 0:46
2. Clocks in Sync With Mine 5:36
3. Hey Song 4:50
4. I Think Yin Is Having a Baby, But I Don't Know (Skit) 0:21
5. Our Image 5:55
6. Movin' On 3:52
7. Which Radio Station Has the Guts (Skit) 0:15
8. Mountain of Lonely 6:04
9. Are You Still With Me (Skit) 0:13
10. Slave of It All 5:52
11. Leave a Message... Bye Bye (Skit) 0:13
12. Sumtimes I Do 5:11
13. Yeah Yeah 5:14
14. Real Love 5:27
15. Shut Down Our Mind Machine 1:03
16. Fist Goes On 4:58
17. Redemption Song 6:14
18. If Life Is a River 4:27
19. Hey Song [Remix] 4:17



Three years in the making, Speech's second album finds the former Arrested Development frontman still working through his roots-centric vision of hip-hop. More Stevie Wonder than Silkk the Shocker, Hoopla incorporates much laid-back session material and even a few live-and-on-stage jam sessions, right in line with hip-hop's growing affection for building songs from the groove up with live musicians. Thankfully, his relaxed rapping style shows little influence from any recent developments in the rap world, and it's always right in line with the material he's performing. It could have been a remarkable comeback record, but Hoopla suffers from several bizarre miscues. Speech remakes the consistently annoying 4 Non Blondes hit "What's Up" for his own track, titled "The Hey Song." To give him credit, Speech rebuilds the song with a female R&B chorus instead of just sampling the original, but that hardly makes it any less grating. The deep grooves and Speech's considerable production skills make for several intriguing tracks ("Movin' On," "Clocks in Sync with Mine," "Our Image"), but Hoopla isn't exactly worthy of celebration.