Waterworld (Binary Star album)

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Waterworld
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Studio album by Binary Star
Released 1999
Recorded Logic Sound Studio, Michigan
Genre Hip hop
Length73:03
Label Terrorist Records
Producer Trackezoids
Binary Star chronology
Waterworld
(1999)
Masters of the Universe
(2000)
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Waterworld is the debut album from Michigan hip hop duo Binary Star. The album was self-released, with only 1,000 copies printed. A rearranged, remixed version was created the following year, Masters of the Universe , with wider distribution.

Michigan State of the United States of America

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.

Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

<i>Masters of the Universe</i> (Binary Star album) 2000 studio album by Binary Star

Masters of the Universe is the second and final studio album from American hip hop duo Binary Star. The release is a remixed and rearranged version of their 1999 debut Waterworld. The album was one of the most acclaimed underground hip hop releases of 2000, though it only sold around 20,000 copies.

The entire album was recorded, mixed and mastered on a $500 budget[ citation needed ]. Consequently, all verses were recorded in one take.

Track listing

#TitleProducer(s)Performer (s)
1"Intro"Trackezoids OneManArmy, Senim Silla
2"New Hip Hop"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
3"Reality Check"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
4"Freakin Flowz"TrackezoidsDecompoze, OneManArmy
5"Binary Shuffle"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
6"Dat Fast Food Joint"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
7"Conquistadors"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
8"Fellowship"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla, Athletic Mic League, Decompoze
9"Slang Blade"TrackezoidsSenim Silla
10"Indy 500"TrackezoidsDecompoze
11"The Evolution Of Man"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Brenda J
12"What It's All About"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
13"Glen Close"TrackezoidsOneManArmy
14"Honest Expression"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
15"Wolf Man Jack"TrackezoidsOneManArmy, Senim Silla
16"One Man Army"TrackezoidsOneManArmy
17"The KGB"TrackezoidsMalaki, Senim Silla, Texture, Elzhi, O-Type, Lacks, OneManArmy, J.U.I.C.E.

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