A Tiger Dancing - Heiruspecs
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  • Summary: This Minnesota hip-hop outfit finds MCs Felix and Muad'Dib backed by a live three-piece band instead of the industry-standard assortment of DJs and producers.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It's powerful, clever, and you can dance to it.
  2. A well-rounded record that shows their maturation from an underground rap collective to a matured group who have found their voice in a crowded and commercial genre.
  3. The best thing about listening to the Heiruspecs is that they sound like a rap group on the beginning of a long journey, as opposed to one who finally "made it" and feel content now that they're signed and distributed nationally.
  4. 70
    These B-boys are as forward-thinking as they get. [Oct 2004, p.122]
  5. At no point are they longwinded, and they keep the variations on their sound rolling throughout the closing track.
  6. 60
    [Heiruspecs] prove that they are definitely more than just Atmosphere's occasional back-up band. [Oct 2004, p.103]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Keefer
    Jul 17, 2005
    Great album coming up with a great video. I'm with a group of people right now who are working on a music video for the song "Positions Of Strength" and we filmed it at the starting point, Central. Check it out soon, it's from the MCAD SES. Expand
  2. er
    Jun 5, 2005
    Solid album. Only complaint is that some songs sound extremely similar to one another. Nevertheless, one of the best in a while
  3. stop
    Nov 2, 2004
    A solid album from a hip-hop band that is representing the undie game in MN proper. This album is not only filled with solid raps, lyrically and stylistically, but is also a statement to the barriers that can be broken in hip-hop with a simple mix of keys, a bass and a trap set. The highlights are 5VES, A Tiger Dancing, and Heartsprings, which is the dopest love rap since the Pharcyde's Passing Me By. Shame on The Roots, this is the album they should have put out this year. Expand