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Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2006, 11:32 PM
Binary Star ~ Masters of The Universe

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1 "Reality Check"
2 "Conquistadors"
3 "Solar Powered (Intro)"
4 "Solar Powered"
5 "Slang Blade (Intro)"
6 "Slang Blade"
7 "Binary Shuffle (Intro)"
8 "Binary Shuffle"
9 "Fellowship"
10 "New Hip Hop"
11 "Masters of the Universe"
12 "Indy 500"
13 "Evolution of Man"
14 "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Part 1)"
15 "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Part 2)"
16 "Honest Expression"
17 "Honest Expression (Outro)"
18 "Glen Close"
19 "Wolfman Jack (Intro)"
20 "Wolfman Jack"
21 "OneManArmy"
22 "The KGB (Intro)"
23 "The KGB"
24 "Album Outro"

Longbongcilvaringz
12-08-2006, 11:34 PM
This is, in my opinion, the best album to be released during the 21st century.

the last true hip hop classic to arrive.

10/10.

might do a full review later on.

TAURO
12-09-2006, 01:31 AM
I only have about 4 tracks from this album so far and it is fucking dope, this album is on my high priority list of albums im getting in the near future.

Props Ill for this because this is one of those albums that needs to be heard by some of these so called "hip hop heads" of the corp.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-09-2006, 11:24 AM
true, i dont think many people know it exists, but in comparison to the music that has come out recently which is labeled as "classic" this far exceeds it.

i was really surprised that i was able to find this at my record store, they even had about 3 copies of it. glad i picked one up.

renagade410
12-09-2006, 12:26 PM
i own this album its a definite classic 10/10

TAURO
12-10-2006, 08:52 AM
Because of this thread it had reminded me to pick up a copy so I just did, now im waiting for it to arrive.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-11-2006, 05:59 AM
good news, to an extent binary star and one.be.lo restored a bit of faith for me in hip hop.

the style is classic, but i dont get the impression that they are copying or imitating 90's hip hop. thats what makes it good to me, there are several artists out that are dope, but that are just imitating an era that has been. i dont feel binary star do that.

anyway, enjoy.

Polocash7
12-20-2006, 12:01 AM
9.5 /10 dope ass LP

TAURO
12-25-2006, 09:47 AM
Finally had the chance to go through this album fully and well what can I say?....absolutely amazing.

Listening to this album really brought a smile to my face, the fact that both One.Be.Lo and Senim Silla really show a love for the music and the culture of hip hop really makes the album more of a satisfying experience.
The production is fantastic and raw and the fact that every track feels well implemented, not sounding like filler at all. Both mc's put a lot into this lyrically covering a good range of subjects.

I cant give it full marks now because I haven't had a chance to fully settle with it and judge whether it has good replayability but for now I give it a 9/10

I urge people to check this album if you haven't already, it really is a dope piece of hip hop that should be heard by all fans of hip hop.

Chungsanity
07-14-2007, 10:25 AM
masterpiece. one be lo is underrated like a motherfucka

LuckyTheWonderDog
07-15-2007, 08:59 AM
One of the most slept on albums ever. 10/10.

One.be.lo's album s.o.n.o.g.r.a.m. is dope as well, although not on a level with the Binary Star album. Senim Silla just released his debut solo album, and so did Decompoze (who does most of the beats) but I aint got either yet (in the post).

Senim Silla - The Name, The Motto, The Outcome
Decompoze - Decompozition

JerseyIronman
05-24-2008, 01:22 PM
i downloaded a few tracks and this album sounds great. especially 'Reality Check' that piano sounds amazing

i gotta do a lot more listening

Mic Tyson
05-25-2008, 01:06 AM
classic. go buy that shit

Tecknowledgist
05-25-2008, 01:10 PM
classic....i love this shit.

honest expression just might be the greatest song ever.

inspectah
05-27-2008, 09:38 AM
great album and honest expression has some of the truest lyrics

Supreme-NRT
05-28-2008, 12:46 AM
I just got some tracks of the album, I have to cop it no matter what!

Ritter
05-28-2008, 03:08 AM
It's a teriffic album, I like Reality Check the best. The album has charisma in it that makes me re-listen to it all over again. Great replay value 10/10. The rhymes are very tight, yet they sound so...young,but experienced. Just like Mobb Deep sounded on Shook Ones Pt II and the whole album. 10/10. The beats are very soft,enjoyable,makes the songs last,gives them some lasting appeal for replay. 10/10

Its a 10/10 album. True classic. Thanks for the find Mr. Bateman.

LuckyTheWonderDog
05-28-2008, 03:19 AM
Anyone that likes this, I definately recommend the one.be.lo albums, but I'd download Senim Silla's before you buy it, cos I love Binary Star but really didn't like his first solo effort.

Durag
05-28-2008, 04:49 AM
Ive heard some One.Be.Lo stuff, but i dont have any Binary Star stuff, so this is going on my list

hide1998
05-29-2008, 05:55 AM
Binary Star's album is a must own. Should be in every hip-hop fan's collection. Rhymes, beats, etc.

LuckyTheWonderDog
05-29-2008, 06:05 AM
"Now which bastard wants some acid
Corrosive chemicals casted
Spitting venom I mastered
Ran with dogs as rabid and rivers as rapid"

Longbongcilvaringz
05-31-2008, 06:47 AM
haha, that one line that always sticks with me.

dig that track.

Ritter
05-31-2008, 08:25 AM
This has to be one of the 20,maybe even 10 best hip hop albums of all time.

Wu-Tang Gambino
06-16-2008, 12:46 AM
Absolutely amazing album. One Be Lo is my favorite non-Wu Tang MC.

brown_dogg
06-16-2008, 12:51 AM
Senim Silla and OneBeLo came mad correct on this album. All beats are solid too. "Glen Close" is one of my favourite tracks, and "Solar Powered". Dope shit, classic album.

dbdavidwu4ever
11-09-2009, 12:35 PM
I just finished listening to this album for the 1st time. OMFG haha. I had that feeling that I got when I first finished listening to 36 chambers. How come these guys aren't that well known????? The production, the rhyming, the ideas, the delivery, everything was great.

For now I give it a 10/10, it might go higher in the future somehow. What's funny is I see everyone giving it a 9/10 or 10/10 yet the ratings being voted don't show this, I guess the people that voted anything below that haven't heard it yet.

thatKid
11-09-2009, 02:22 PM
got this on my music player and cd

Longbongcilvaringz
11-11-2009, 05:00 AM
I listen to I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Part 1 more than any other hip hop track i can think off.

Just reflecting on this album overall, i wonder if most people here would find it "boring" if it came out now.

I don't know, either way, it has the most replay value of pretty much any hip hop album i have.

And it's one of the best.

UncontrolledSubstans
11-17-2009, 05:32 AM
One of the best albums ever. Truley underrated, it's absolutly up there with the best albums ever for sure. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is my favorite.

If you like it you should takr a closer look at One Be Lo - S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M:

AmpAN1c1ivY

Also Senim Silla - The Name The Motto The Outcome is worth checking out.

mUp82_oFkfk

LORD NOSE
11-17-2009, 09:15 AM
better be good

Buzk
11-17-2009, 10:52 AM
ive actually grown to like One be lo's Sonogram better than Masters of the universe, but consider both to be classics

Longbongcilvaringz
11-22-2009, 01:52 PM
I never checked out Senim's solo stuff because of it's poor reception.

But i did always prefer him to One.Be.Lo.

His flow is impeccable.

Although the track posted has a weird beat, i still think Senim shines through.

I'll have to get that album.

ALCATRAZ
11-22-2009, 02:22 PM
lol whats that one song in the album where the entire second verse is one big ass multi ahahahah i always loved that verse

Longbongcilvaringz
11-23-2009, 08:39 AM
Reality Check.

Silla really destroys the album.

Blackprint
11-30-2009, 02:58 PM
And so does One Be Lo, plus the production is fucking amazing. I've had Reality Check, Indy 500 and Slang Blade on repeat forever, and still aren't tired of any of them. This easily goes into my top 3 of all time.

By the way, anyone heard that they are reunited? I think they're touring now, with a new album coming up.

Rainy Dayz
05-11-2010, 10:58 AM
- Reality Check
- Honest Expression
- The K.G.B.
- Glen Close

Those four songs blow away most MCs discography's. The chorus and scratching they do on the chorus of Honest Expression is genius. My favorite verse comes from OneManArmy on K.G.B. He fucking kills it. Dope album. 9/10

One Be Lo K.G.B. verse

A whack emcee is something I could never be
That's like growing dreadlocks while you taking chemotherapy
Theoretically pen and paper is the recipe
Alphabetically I'm coming after you like the letter V
If you ever step to me, the worst is yet to come
You'll never get the best of me
Call it like a referee
Call it destiny, check the melody
Break the law of gravity
And lyrically catch a felony
I make it harder for the next emcee that's my specialty
Rappers better be tryin ta rap ahead of me
I'm a hard act to follow I could prove it medically
I'm sick in the head I could move a crowd with mental telepathy
Expect nothing less of me, top pedigree
Rap assassin, blastin'with syllable weaponry
Shoot the sheriff then the deputy
Don't be testin' me
Whoever think they fat can get the Dig Gregory

Sense-A
05-11-2010, 06:05 PM
I think you guys were a bit late to catch on given that I was listening to WaterWorld back in '99 or '00 and then they re-released it as masters of the universe in something like '01 and i was spinning this shit way back when. They're out of michigan and never really got any good label support. but then again i'm usually ahead of my time anyways and look for the most obscure slept on shit i can find.

I agree that if you love this album you will definitely love s.o.n.o.g.r.a.m.

the other guy is senom silla and then you got the dj/producer Decompoze

I made it to a lot of onebelo's concerts whenever he came through. Think i may have even blazed with him once behind stage...hard to remember it was a while ago. I think i have his vinyl LP autographed. I remember he hooked me up with a bunch of stickers and flyers and shit. onebelo is a cool cat. not feeling his latest shit as much but the guy is as authentic as they come.

props to sean bateman for posting this...i don't know how to give rep but its good to know that binary star is finally getting credit 10 years later.

waterworld has most of the same tracks as masters' but they were in a different order and had some extra bass on some songs...not sure..

waterworld too was kind of a flop.

project fetus was pretty good. the rebirth came out in 2007 and i wasn't feeling it quite as much but i certainly don't hate on it either. senom silla's got the name, the motto, the outcome which has a few gems on it. Supposedly he and onebelo got into some beef shortly after waterworld dropped and the pair became separated which was a fucking travesty considering how good they were together. some of the best metaphors i've ever heard.

anyone who has crossed this thread and not heard the album, consider this your chance. cop the fucking album! You slept 10 years! i have all the cds and the vinyl lps and singles accapellas etc.! it is that good!

Sense-A
05-11-2010, 06:19 PM
okay i pulled out waterworld and masters of the universe for comparison

waterworld came out first.

Waterworld has at least 2 cuts that didn't make masters of the universe. One is called Freakin Flows and the other is Dat Fast Food Joint. They also have Whats It All About. I'll post these songs if its cool...

Also they were affiliated with Athletic Mic League (i think). I have a couple athletic mic league albums from wayyyy back. I'd have to dig them up...

copywrite
05-11-2010, 11:00 PM
Top 5 underground album ever.

Longbongcilvaringz
05-15-2010, 03:20 PM
I think you guys were a bit late to catch on given that I was listening to WaterWorld back in '99 or '00 and then they re-released it as masters of the universe in something like '01 and i was spinning this shit way back when. They're out of michigan and never really got any good label support. but then again i'm usually ahead of my time anyways and look for the most obscure slept on shit i can find.

I agree that if you love this album you will definitely love s.o.n.o.g.r.a.m.

the other guy is senom silla and then you got the dj/producer Decompoze

I made it to a lot of onebelo's concerts whenever he came through. Think i may have even blazed with him once behind stage...hard to remember it was a while ago. I think i have his vinyl LP autographed. I remember he hooked me up with a bunch of stickers and flyers and shit. onebelo is a cool cat. not feeling his latest shit as much but the guy is as authentic as they come.

props to sean bateman for posting this...i don't know how to give rep but its good to know that binary star is finally getting credit 10 years later.

waterworld has most of the same tracks as masters' but they were in a different order and had some extra bass on some songs...not sure..

waterworld too was kind of a flop.

project fetus was pretty good. the rebirth came out in 2007 and i wasn't feeling it quite as much but i certainly don't hate on it either. senom silla's got the name, the motto, the outcome which has a few gems on it. Supposedly he and onebelo got into some beef shortly after waterworld dropped and the pair became separated which was a fucking travesty considering how good they were together. some of the best metaphors i've ever heard.

anyone who has crossed this thread and not heard the album, consider this your chance. cop the fucking album! You slept 10 years! i have all the cds and the vinyl lps and singles accapellas etc.! it is that good!

okay i pulled out waterworld and masters of the universe for comparison

waterworld came out first.

Waterworld has at least 2 cuts that didn't make masters of the universe. One is called Freakin Flows and the other is Dat Fast Food Joint. They also have Whats It All About. I'll post these songs if its cool...

Also they were affiliated with Athletic Mic League (i think). I have a couple athletic mic league albums from wayyyy back. I'd have to dig them up...

I made this thread in 2006, when the hip hop album reviews section was created

I can't really even remember how i heard about them, i think maybe Reality Check was on a CD mix that a friend of my brothers gave him.

In 2004 or whenever it was you could download Waterworld for free on they're website. They took that down later though, maybe in 2005.

I think only 500 copies of Waterworld were made? Or some really small press anyway, a couple of guys on here have it on CD though from memory.

Dat Fast Food Joint, Freakin' Flows and What It's All About are really good tracks, i think they must have been left off due to sampling issues. Freakin' Flows as one of Decompozes' smoothest beats.

UncontrolledSubstans
05-16-2010, 09:00 AM
Rare tracks of "Underworld":

Freakin Flowz: http://www.zshare.net/audio/76158469043dba37/

Dat Fast Food Joint: http://www.zshare.net/audio/76158504b3358cfa/

What It's All About: http://www.zshare.net/audio/761585384ae8767c/

I also recommend this quite rare track:

http://www.zshare.net/audio/7615858073428aad/

Hocmat
05-30-2010, 03:59 PM
After a few days of listening to this I give it a 10/10, I'm sorry for hastily voting it a 9. This album is definitely a classic, if you haven't bought it yet you should as soon as possible. Production is top notch and all of the lyrics are point on. Out of 17 actual songs I like 15 of them a lot. This has been on constant rotation for the past 4 days. Binary Star is not in it for the money, they are in it to make good music. You won't hear anything about killing people or how much money they have, it's all intelligent content.

Synthesizer Patel
02-09-2011, 11:40 PM
best album i've ever come across. and its replayability is insane. 10/10

Socrates92
02-10-2011, 06:11 AM
I've really got to check this whole album out, I listen to Reality Check a lot, dope song, if the rest of the album is like that then this could be a god damn classic.

Meta4
02-11-2011, 09:31 AM
I think you guys were a bit late to catch on given that I was listening to WaterWorld back in '99 or '00 and then they re-released it as masters of the universe in something like '01 and i was spinning this shit way back when.

quit actin like a female. WW dropped in 99 and MOTU dropped LESS THAN A YEAR LATER which was exactly when I copped the album. You got the ORIGINAL project fetus that Lo dropped in 02 thru the Sub website... WHEN IT DROPPED... cuz that's when I copped and only 1000 were pressed. You got the PHYSICAL of WaterWorld Too? cuz I do...

point is no one cares. kids is enjoyin the albums so dont come in on some high and mighty I had it first shit cuz that's real feminine.

edit-10/10 no question and one of the best 10/10 albums on top of that. I actually had this, project fetus and sonogram all in my player a few weeks back and let them shits blast all weekend, I was dancin like a motherfucka in my house too haha.

Synthesizer Patel
02-11-2011, 02:21 PM
project fetus was dope as a mothafucka. his best mixtape imo.

Sense-A
03-24-2011, 05:11 PM
I still listen to this album as much as I listen to 36 chambers.

FnD_CXnXEB8

Onebelo was in a zone and senim silla was just as clever. Production was soulful and meaningful. Great hip hop album start to finish.

Prime8
06-28-2011, 05:17 PM
Bump.


They've announced they're back in the studio.

Making an EP and then an album!!

Longbongcilvaringz
07-15-2011, 07:56 AM
Unexpected good news.

RynMur
08-09-2013, 06:46 PM
KJR, listen to this...

KJR
08-09-2013, 07:07 PM
^I've totally been sleeping on this. Is it actually as good as everyone says it is? I know there's an independent seller selling 'em for $14 on Amazon brand new right now, should I cop it?

Pestilence
08-09-2013, 07:17 PM
It is.

RynMur
08-10-2013, 09:03 PM
^I've totally been sleeping on this. Is it actually as good as everyone says it is? I know there's an independent seller selling 'em for $14 on Amazon brand new right now, should I cop it?

May take a few spins to grow on you, but once it does, you'll realize how great this album really is. One of my favorite underground records.

..damn you just buy albums like that??

KJR
08-11-2013, 06:50 AM
..damn you just buy albums like that??

Sure, why not? I mean, I might download first to make sure I like it but $14 aint bad for something out of print.

RynMur
08-11-2013, 02:10 PM
Sure, why not? I mean, I might download first to make sure I like it but $14 aint bad for something out of print.

True, I always listen to albums before spending my money on a record. If an album is classic in my eyes, I try to get it on vinyl. So i see where you coming from.