Neha Patil

And Now the Legacy Begins

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Released  April 23, 1991 (U.S.)
Length  54:15
Release date  23 April 1991
Recorded  1990–1991
Artist  Dream Warriors
Label  Island Records
And Now the Legacy Begins httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumbe
Producer  Dream Warriors, Split Personality, Ron Nelson, Krush and Skad, Maximum 60
And Now the Legacy Begins (1991)  Subliminal Simulation (1994)
Genres  Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Canadian hip hop
Similar  Dream Warriors albums, Jazz rap albums, Other albums

Dream warriors and now the legacy begins full album


And Now the Legacy Begins is the debut album of Canadian hip hop duo Dream Warriors, released April 23, 1991. It was released worldwide on Island Records and in the United States on sub-label 4th & B'way Records (although it was not a hit in the U.S.). The album is regarded as one of the finest alternative hip hop records of the golden era.

Contents

Dream warriors and now the legacy begins full album


Singles

"My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style", the album's most successful single, sampled Quincy Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova" — which was also known to Canadian audiences as the longtime theme music of the television game show Definition. The song was a hit in both Canada and Europe, winning a Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 1992, as well as being heard at the beginning of all three Austin Powers movies. "Wash Your Face in My Sink" and "Ludi" were also notable singles.

Reception

The album received high critical acclaim. Spin magazine highly recommended the album, praising its "stunning, almost seamless sample-driven tracks." Allmusic gave it 4½ out of 5 stars, noting that "the duo plays around with any number of inspired samples and grooves, from jazz to harder-edged beats, with style and skill." It peaked at #18 on the UK Albums Chart and #34 in Canada, where it received gold certification. Over 800,000 copies were sold worldwide. In 2013, the album made Ballast's list of the top 50 Canadian albums of all time.

Samples

  • "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" – Contains a sample of "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones
  • "Ludi" – Contains a sample of "My Conversation" by Slim Smith & The Uniques
  • "U Never Know a Good Thing Till You Lose It" – Contains a sample of "Sing a Happy Song" by War and "Wild and Loose" and "The Walk" by The Time
  • "And Now the Legacy Begins" – Contains samples of "Shine Your Light" by The Graingers and "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club
  • "Wash Your Face in My Sink" – Contains a sample of "Hang on Sloopy" by Count Basie
  • "Face in the Basin" – Contains samples of "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins and "Funky Stuff" by Kool & the Gang
  • "Twelve Sided Dice" – Contains a sample of "Riding High" by Faze-O
  • "Answer for the Owl" – Contains a sample of "Just Kissed My Baby" by The Meters
  • Accolades

    (*) signifies unordered lists

    Personnel

  • Pete Ashworth – Photography
  • Dream Warriors – Producer, Mixing
  • Krush – Producer
  • Maximum 60 – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Ron Nelson – Producer, Engineer
  • Split Personality – Producer, Mixing
  • Swifty – Artwork
  • Wrighty – Artwork
  • Songs

    1Mr Bubbunut Spills His Guts0:12
    2My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style4:23
    3Follow Me Not3:04

    References

    And Now the Legacy Begins Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    The Triangle (miniseries)
    Philip Appleman
    Freda Payne
    Topics