8 Million Stories - Soul Position
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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut for the Ohio-based duo of acclaimed hip-hop producer RJD2 and emcee Blueprint.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Once you listen, you'll never be able to look at rap's landscape the same way again.
  2. The Soul Position album is even more appealing than the Deadringer "Final Frontier" single, as topics and production are pushed beyond what seems to be the visible limits of hip-hop.
  3. 80
    Stories is that rarest of rap LPs: trend-resistant and, therefore, timeless. [Dec 2003, p.87]
  4. 75
    Blueprint reminds us that retro hip-hop is always better when it remembers laughter. [Dec 2003, p.128]
  5. 8,000,000 Stories is not a perfect album, but it's an all-around crowd pleaser that doesn't stoop to the lowest common denominator.
  6. 8,000,000 Stories provides ample room for the duo to connect and shine, and showcase Blueprint in his brilliant role as narrator.
  7. With such a pitch-perfect sonic backdrop, RJ makes it almost impossible for 'Print to fail, each track equipped with all the genetic material an emcee needs to deliver either a sage-solemn message or a quick-witted punchline.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MartinH
    Jan 27, 2005
    10
    Simply outstanding! I think it's even better than RJD2's "The Deadringer" cause his great beats combined with BluePrint's lurics make it more appealing. (... I got some kind of loopy after hearing The Deadringer for several hours ;) ) Expand
  2. EdwardS
    Jan 8, 2005
    10
    RJD2's amazing beats mixed with Blueprint's soulful lyrics make this album stand out. Any fan of underground hip hop will be drawn to this work of art. Expand
  3. GeoffreyL
    Jun 6, 2004
    6
    don't expect an entire album the caliber of the "final frontier" song from deadringer. blueprint isn't as interesting throughout, and the production is weaker, though the album holds together well overall. Expand