M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh | Fresh Donuts

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Fresh Donuts

by M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh

80's hip hop. Romantic rhythm and blues. A Country/Rap hybrid. An East L.A. Latin influenced joint. From Will Smith to Eminem to Matisyahu and everything in between.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Comedy Rap
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1. Intro M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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2. Don't Hassle Me (1985) M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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3. Still Kickin' It (feat. Kathy Robbins, Rich Prophet, Arab Money, Lord Xzylor & J-Man) M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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4. I'm So Angry! M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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5. T 'n A (feat. J-Man) M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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6. Party 'Round Back (feat. Big Bubba Jr.) M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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7. Tijuana M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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8. Alien Police: Theme from the Major Motion Picture (feat. Lord Xzylor) M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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9. Mystery Track (feat. Rich Prophet & Candice Thiem) M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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10. Butt Dialed You M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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11. Load Up M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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12. Padded Rooms M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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13. Peace in the Mid East (feat. Arab Money & Kathy Robbins) M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
GIFT WITH PURCHASE!! Be among the first 100 to buy the album, and get the "Making of a Legend: Epic Collector's DVD!" 2 behind-the-scenes featurettes, 2 special videos by Chalkskin himself, and a slide show from the photo vaults!! Please be sure to provide your e-mail address to the artist, so they can contact you and send this gift to you!!

This album is not your typical indie hip hop album. It features the hot flows of The Chalkskin Posse (Rich Prophet, J-Man, and Lord Xzylor), an offering from Arab Money, sexy vocals of Kathy Robbins, beats from Godson, rock from The Sneaker Kings, superior key manipulation by child prodigy Chase Pado, sitar shredding by Rama, and an assortment of instrumentals by Yochanan Winston Ph.D.

M.C. Chalkskin first came on to the music scene in the popular 1990's era boy band, The Boy Heat Boyz. His silky voice and sultry dance moves rocketed him to stardom.

Now over ten years later, it may seem like a large departure for Whitey McChalkskin to move from pop to hip hop, but rap has been in his blood since he first heard a Grandmaster Flash beat in the early 80's. An enthusiast from an early age, he started going to every concert and festival he could. That's where he first met Darius Limner Jackson, an aspiring beatboxer who would grow up to become D.J. Pop'N'Fresh and produce the majority of Chalkskin's music.

The duo made their first recordings in 1985 in the basement of the Chalkskin's Orange County home, using a tape deck and mimicking the stylings of the Fresh Prince and Run D.M.C.

This is their first full studio album!


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Cinemikem

How Do I Get These Songs Out of My Head!?
'Fresh Donuts' is a fun album, if a little low-calorie. 12 songs coming in different flavors--old-school hip-hop, nerd core rap, rock, countrified rap, and Will Smith-inspired hip-hop. Will Smith-inspired hip-hop? Yeah, but done as parody, so it's okay to enjoy it. In fact, 'Fresh Donuts' is almost all parody--a pastiche-filled pastry. There are some really good songs here-'I'm So Angry,' 'Party 'Round Back,' 'Mystery Track,' and 'Peace in the Mid-East' being the best ones. 'Peace in the Mid-East' would make Ofra Haza a little proud; it reminded me of her 'Shaday,' light and poppy but with something more going on in the message of the music than just preachiness. Cheesy sincerity? I don't think Chalkskin would take that as an insult.

While a lot of the songs are extremely catchy--and that can either be a good thing or drive a person crazy (Rebecca Black's 'Friday' comes to mind, but I promise nothing on this album is that unnerving, not even close, in fact. It's just been a week since first listening and I still cannot get some of the songs out of my head.)--they are sometimes too light and 'pop'py. I enjoyed the music laid down by the backing band, The Sneaker Kings, and album producer, Godson. I just wanted to hear them cut loose some more. I needed more from the songs, more bridges and change-ups and . . . complexity. That goes for the lyrics too. For example, I wouldn't say that this album is nerd core, but I would agree that it has some songs on it that imitate nerd core. The album made me laugh because some things were so damned silly--but I wasn't surprised too much. An exception would be 'Mystery Track.' Everyone knows about Scrappy-Doo from Scooby-Doo, but it's nice to hear a shout-out to the Harlem Globetrotters in that song. That's the kind of thing the lyrics could use more of-plumbing the surface beneath the surface.

Like its namesake 'Fresh Donuts' has some tasty parts. But it's not the whole meal, it's the appetizer. After listening to this album, I have hope there will be a more substantial course coming up. With the assembled talent Chalkskin has working around him, that shouldn't be a problem.

Jasberry

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It's fun! I listen to Fresh Donuts on the way to my workouts. "Still Kickin' It" and "Mystery Track" are my favorites. I'll say four out of five stars, because there is a county song on the album and country makes me ears bleed. I dig the rest of the donuts though. :)