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Since a large percentage of posts by me have been purely Japanese music, I figured this would be a nice change of pace.

Binary Star was a short-lived hip-hop duo formed in 1998. One half One Be Lo, and the other half Senim Silla. They met each other in Hiawatha Correctional Facility where One Be Lo devoted his time to extensively researching the music industry, where in his words, he learned "how to hustle legally." They debuted with the album 'Waterworld' on Terrorist Records in 1999 on a budget of $500, which was followed with a tour across Michigan (due to the fact that both were still on parole and could not leave the state). Switching over to Subterraneous Records, they released this record, 'Masters of the Universe,' which was essentially a remixed version of 'Waterworld,' yet it garnered much more attention than it's predecessor. Due to creative and personal differences the group was no more by 2000.

I can't say that my knowledge on hip-hop is the best, but I'm familiar with some of the 'classics,' and this is definitely one of them. Masters of the Universe is far by one of the most profound and intelligent hip-hop records I have come across. The production being comparable to Wu-Tang Clan's '36 Chambers' in it's gritty and raw approach with the lyrical skill akin to Mos Def & Talib Kweli's 'Black Star' album in it's self-awareness (as well as in it's critique of the fellow hip-hop community) and slightly philosophical undertones, even at 24 tracks there is no filler, each song is unique in it's own right. This is obviously an album that was made putting in every drop of one's own sweat and tears.

For those who long to embrace all that is good in hip-hop, or for those who's faith need be restored, Masters of the Universe is one of the finest hip-hop records ever made.

"You ain't never heard an emcee speak like this, and Rodney King ain't never felt a beat like this"

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