Sunday, 6 September 2009

Def Jef ”Just A Poet With Soul”

Def Jef

Just A Poet With Soul
( LP Delicious Vinyl Records, 1989 )
Catalog # DV3001

A1 Droppin’ Rhymes On Drums (4:22)
Producer – Def Jef
Vocals – Etta James
A2 Givin’em Rhythm (4:09)
Producer – Def Jef
A3 On The Real Tip (4:07)
Producer – Def Jef
A4 Poet With Soul (4:11)
Producer – Def Jef
A5 Give It Here (4:06)
Co-producer – Dust Brothers, The
Producer – Def Jef
Scratches – Julio G
A6 Do You Wanna Get Housed (4:45)
Producer – Def Jef
B1 Black To The Future (5:17)
Producer – Def Jef
B2 Do It Baby (6:15)
Producer – Dust Brothers, The
Vocals – N’Dea Davenport
B3 God Made Me Funky (3:57)
Bass – Kevin O’Neal
Co-producer – Def Jef
Producer – Dust Brothers, The
B4 Downtown (3:57)
Producer – Def Jef
B5 Just A Poet (5:26) Fav Track!
Producer – Dust Brothers, The , Michael Ross

Engineer – Brian Foxworthy , Mario Caldato Jr.

Executive producer: Michael Ross
Produced by Def Jef for Ain’t That A Groove
Productions except for “Do It Baby”
and “God Made Me Funky”
produced by the Dust Brothers,
“Just A Poet” produced by Michael Ross and the Dust Brothers
Additional engineering: Darren Mota
Production coordinator: EMC-O
Assistant producer on “Givin’em Rhymes” by D.J. Eric Vaan
All lyrics by Def Jef except “Droppin’ Rhymes On Drums”
written by Def Jef and eric Vaan
Photography & art design: Salomon
Logo design: L.G.N./Larry G.
Hair by: Wasifu & Donny Ray
Management by: David t. Cook & Steve Cohen
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1989

Raised in Harlem and the Bronx, Def Jef is a talented rapper who hung out in the same neighborhoods that gave us Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow and the Treacherous Three and was exposed to their music at an early age. When he moved to Los Angeles and signed with Delicious Vinyl in the late 1980s, the influence of hip-hop's old school remained. Jef's debut album, Just a Poet With Soul, wasn't as big a seller as the albums Young MC and Tone Loc had recorded for Delicious, but jams like "Droppin' Rhymes on Drums" (which employs Etta James as a background singer), "God Made Me Funky" and "Give It Here" made it clear that his rapping skills were first-rate. Jef is at his most interesting on the excellent sociopolitical offerings "Black to the Future" and "Downtown," both of which make us wish he devoted more time to message songs and less time to boasting lyrics. But even so, Poet With Soul is exhilarating and relentlessly funky.
By Alex Henderson (AMG)

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