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To please the crowd isn't necessarily the done thing in hip-hop, as a little antagonism goes a long way. But, a mission to bring back the days of Afrika Bambaataa's Soul Sonic Force (when the practitioners were slightly more multicultural and a lot less nihilistic) goes hand in hand with stagecraft.
As for the ability of live players to replicate the stutter beat of Barrington Levy's 'Here I Come' or the bass drone of Boogie Down Productions' 'Stop The Violence', well that's excellent. To approximate a DJ Premier soundscape on 'BEP Empire', though, is just superlative.
In fact, only one bum note brings back the question of authenticity, as an onstage diss of their competitors, though impassioned, seems a bit prickly and sour.
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