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EAR TO THE STREET
THE CONSCIOUS DAUGHTERS
Ear To The Street's first single and video release, "Fonky Expedition" officially put TCD on the map, and went on to sell over 300,000 copies, yielding a cross-country tour. With three singles and three videos from that project, The Conscious Daughters had finally gained national recognition. And like Paris, the Conscious Daughters' mentor and producer, they have a lot on their minds.
The album's most memorable songs are also its most socio-political. "Shitty Situation" angrily describes the plight of a young single mother who gets no support from the baby's father, while "Wife of a Gangster" paints a sobering picture of the violent world that a criminal's wife faces on a daily basis. "We Roll Deep," however, is most memorable of all because of its effective sampling of a Lonnie Liston Smith jazz-pop instrumental from the early 1980s. The Smith sample brings a taste of acid jazz to the CD, but make no mistake: Ear to the Street is a hardcore rap album first and foremost.
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