One Self ‎– Children Of Possibility

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ZEN 94 One Self Children Of Possibility(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 94 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ZEN 94 INST One Self Children Of Possibility (Instrumentals)(2xLP) Ninja Tune ZEN 94 INST UK 2005 Sell This Version
ZENCD94P One Self Children Of Possibility + EPK Film(CD, Album, Promo + DVD, Promo, Ele) Ninja Tune ZENCD94P UK 2005 Sell This Version
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ZENCD 94 One Self Children Of Possibility(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Ninja Tune ZENCD 94 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
ZENCD94 One Self Children Of Possibility(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Ninja Tune ZENCD94 2005 Sell This Version
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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 3, 2014
referencing Children Of Possibility, CD, Album, Enh, Dig, ZENCD94

PIty the poor conscious hip-hop movement. Constantly overshadowed by its more aggressive brothers, it's too often pushed aside. One Self, luckily, offers a strong contender in CHILDREN OF POSSIBILITY, with the Middle Eastern instrumentation of "Fear the Labour." The lyrics here have a strong delivery, particularly by Yarah Bravo, who has a laconic crispness to her voice (check out the anti-porn track, "Over Exposed"). DJ Vadim's beats lean towards the smoky and mellow. "Trying to Speak" touches on some dancehall, but I much prefer the Indian raga samples of "Be Your Own," which lets the stuttering rhythm come to the fore even more. He takes on funk with "Bluebird" and throws the kitchen sink into the instrumental "SD2," while "Unfamiliar Places" mines a nice vein of soul. Though this album seems like a one-off, it still has plenty of possibility.
luna

luna

November 1, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Children Of Possibility, CD, Album, Enh, Dig, ZENCD 94

Quite a lot of gripes on this one, conscious lyrics come across a little too self-righteous and don't bring any new ideas to the table (I've heard this one before by someone else basically). Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the conscious movement is taking hold but there needs to be a balance between what needs to be said, creativity (or lack of) and dopeness. Middle eastern vocal samples are overused, and for once, Vadim's beats come across somewhat formulaic. The female rhymes/vocals don't add much to the tracks but a reason to skip them altogether. Overall, lack of execution and new ideas.