Selling Live Water

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  • Summary: This is the latest challenging release for Sole, one of the founders of the anticon collective of underground hip-hop artists.

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Teepee on a Highway Blues
a good portion of devotion on sale to the stale-skinned, rummage-happy everyday troop. got my bells on: it keeps my ears ringing and peers... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Bottle of Humans was an amazing album, immediately hailed as a classic. Selling Live Water improves upon that album in every identifiable category.
  2. Spin
    83
    Emo kids, hold your heads: An Eminem you can call your own is on line one. [Apr 2003, p.107]
  3. Uncut
    80
    A worthy West Coast counterpart to El-P's superb Fantastic Damage. [Apr 2003, p.108]
  4. Certainly he understands things about this society that his better-adjusted contemporaries don't. But he's woefully short on not just empathy but humorous self-deprecation.
  5. Unfortunately, his spiels can deteriorate into what sounds like unedited 4 a.m. caffeine babble.
  6. Urb
    70
    An emo-rap fan's wet dream. [Feb 2003, p.93]
  7. Selling Live Water follows the Anticon party line (double-timed, singsongy half-sensical ramblings countering slow, lumbering beats) through to conscious hip-hop's most logical dead end.

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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. chris
    Jan 27, 2005
    10
    Is this guy white because I thought he was Black that is what I heard. What I also heard was this was a masterpiece with sick beats and even Is this guy white because I thought he was Black that is what I heard. What I also heard was this was a masterpiece with sick beats and even Fresher lyrics. This was one of the best from 03. Expand
  2. TheIncredibleHullks
    Mar 19, 2003
    9
    Anticon are the only label that can compete with the Def Jukies at the moment. Sole and Murs are trading blows on my box at the moment and Anticon are the only label that can compete with the Def Jukies at the moment. Sole and Murs are trading blows on my box at the moment and honours are even. Strictly Hip Hop. Expand

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