RELEASE
April 02, 2002
LABEL
Coup D'Etat
GENRES
Rap, East Coast Rap, Underground Rap

Album Review

East Coast underground rap at its finest, All of the Above showcases why J-Live is so beloved by fans of literate, well-mannered hip-hop. The focus here is on lyrics, through and through, and J-Live indeed serves up a linguistic feast for astute listeners. The pretensions of All of the Above -- from its Coltrane-esque cover art, to J-Live's disdain for commercial-minded rappers, to his thoughtful liner notes -- might turn off some listeners, particularly those less discerning ones who don't share his high-mindedness. But that's why All of the Above is an underground release: it's an album for a select audience that prefers intellect and understated beats over bombast, boasting, booty, and bluntedness.
Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. First Things Firsthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356549&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  2. How Real It Ishttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356551&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  3. Satisfied?http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356552&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  4. Interlude 1 (I'm a Rapper)http://itunes.apple.com/album/all-of-the-above-clean/id314356478?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. MCeehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356554&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  6. Like This Annahttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356555&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  7. One for the Griothttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356558&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  8. Stir of Echoeshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356560&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  9. Interlude 2 (For the Babies)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356561&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  10. Do That S#! %http://itunes.apple.com/album/all-of-the-above-clean/id314356478?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. All in Together Nowhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356564&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  12. Nights Like Thishttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356567&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  13. The 4th 3rdhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356575&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  14. Travelling Musichttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356576&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  15. A Charmed Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356578&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  16. All of the Abovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356579&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  17. Interlude 3 (Whatever)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356580&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  18. Happy Belatedhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356581&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  19. Satisfied (Dub) [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/all-of-the-above-clean/id314356478?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. 3 Out of 7 [*]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356608&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
  21. The Lyricist [*]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=314356610&id=314356478&at=11l9vR
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