Masters Of The Universe (studio album) by Binary Star

Masters Of The Universe by Binary Star
Year: 2000
Overall rank: 10,186th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 44 votes)
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From 08/16/2021 11:22
Too many tracks BUT that is some amazing alternative/underground hip hop.
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From 02/05/2021 18:16
Binary Star - Masters of the Universe is an album I had loved for a (admittedly short) period of time, but had somehow totally forgotten its existence in the meantime, this felt almost like a first listen. At that point, they were such a promising duo, it's a shame they didn't move on to even greater things. What I like the most about this album are the vibes it creates. It's like you are there as it happens, hanging around with them and having so much fun without a care in the world, there's no distance between the artist and the audience, he (they) is one of us. I associate this achievement mainly with the production - it understands that's what it does best and it doesn't pretend to be anything else, simple and effective - but the rapping is nothing short of fantastic (in the context I described above) as well. The intros that preceed some of the tracks-doesn't matter if they are separate tracks like in Solar Powered/Slang Blade/Binary Shuffle or incorporated in the "actual" song like in Indy 500 or Evolution of Man - are also a contributing factor, the spoken words create a friendly environment. I've never had a problem with an album being too long, but here it seems to be one of the cases the length actually works in its favor, you get to know them better and it keeps improving as time passes. Last but not least, the lyrics are also filled with great lines, a typical example is the first verse of the first track, one of the best ways to introduce yourself ("This is how I represent, I rock the mic 110 percent It's intimate, I keeps the party movin' like an immigrant Binary Star, superstar, it's no coincidence Every verse is intricate, this ain't a circus in a tent We don't get down like them clown and the kids I'm used to being indigent, who said it's all about the Benjamins? I want a fortune, I wanna make music and hit the lottery Fortunately, my music is never watery That's how it's gotta be as far as I can see Maybe you should grab a telescope to see my view, it's like astronomy It ain't all about economy So the fact that all these wack emcees is making G's don't bother me Honestly, my number one policy is quality Never sell my soul is my philosophy High velocity, lyrics like Nostrodamus makin' prophecy").
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From 11/30/2012 00:55
Just good rap music. There's no need to overcomplicate that shit.
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