Company Flow ‎– Funcrusher Plus

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Rawkus ‎– RWK 1134-1
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A1 Bad Touch Example 3:26
A2 8 Steps To Perfection 4:43
A3 Collude / Intrude
Featuring – J-Treds
5:25
A4 Blind 3:42
A5 Silence 3:33
B1 Legends 4:02
B2 Help Wanted 2:12
B3 Population Control
Voice [Uncredited] – R.A. The Rugged Man
4:26
B4 Lune TNS 3:38
B5 Definitive 5:47
B6 Lencorcism 0:36
C1 89.9 Detrimental 1:03
C2 Vital Nerve
Featuring – BMS
5:01
C3 Tragedy Of War (In III Parts) 3:49
C4 Corners '94 6:01
D1 The Fire In Which You Burn
Featuring – The Brewin From The Juggaknots*, J-Treds
5:02
D2 Krazy Kings 4:52
D3 Last Good Sleep
Producer [Intro] – DJ Mr. Len*
5:59
D4 Info Kill II 3:48
D5 Funcrush Scratch 2:48

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All songs published by Definitive Jux/INGL-SPCR/Mr. Len Music (SESAC)

Recorded & mixed @ Ozone Studios, NYC. A2, A5 & B5 recorded, engineered & mixed @ No Mystery Studios.
Mastered @ Sony Studios, NYC.

BMS, J Treds, and The Brewin appear courtesy of themselves.

Producer credit for El-P is credited as "El-P (El-Producto)"
Ron Croudy is credited as "Ron Coudy (Smartbomb)"
Tim Ronan as credited as "Tim Ronan (Nobody)"
Matt Reid is credited as "Matt Reid (Everything Is Dooable)"

℗&© 1997 Official Recordings
Manufactured & distributed by Rawkus Entertainment.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 01617 11341 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 601617113413
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): RWK11341-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): RWK11341-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): RWK11341-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): RWK11341-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Etched): RWK-1134-1A -1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Etched): RWK-1134-1B -1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Etched): RWK-1134-1C -1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Etched): RWK-1134-1D -1A

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RWK 1134-4 Company Flow Funcrusher Plus(Cass, Album) Rawkus RWK 1134-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
DJX177 Company Flow Funcrusher Plus(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Definitive Jux DJX177 US 2009 Sell This Version
RWK 1153-4P Company Flow 8 Snippets To Perfection(Cass, Promo) Rawkus RWK 1153-4P US 1997 Sell This Version
P2 50063 Company Flow Funcrusher Plus(CD, Album, RE) Priority Records, Rawkus P2 50063 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Company Flow Funcrusher Plus(CD, Album, Promo) Official Recordings, Rawkus none US 1997 Sell This Version

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ryanwalsh_

ryanwalsh_

June 4, 2016
I think that this album was the catalyst of the backpacker movement and indie / underground hip hop. Similar to the Strokes and indie rock. Difference is that Co Flow is still tight as hell.
subClonk

subClonk

March 9, 2016
edited 6 months ago
It gets better the more you listen. First I loved "Collude/Interlude", then, the more I listened, the more I grew to love them all. Class production. ASR10 in full effect. Heavy.
maroko

maroko

December 12, 2015
Although I am leaning heavily towards electronic music, this release, along with the Cannibal Ox album, the trilogy by Organized Konfusion and the Ras Kass debut album are in my book the cornerstones of hip hop. Mind you, I am not the expert though. Sure, I just made a complete list without mentioning the "golden age" pioneers. See, Funcrusherplus will never reach the sales of "Doggystyle", will never get its own UNI poetry class that the likes of the demised 2pac had, and will never even be considered for winning an award. Like it needs any of the above. This album is like a master of oddity. What you did not expect of a hip hop album, you received here. Not only is it awkward, it's that the weirdness is pulled off to perfection. Some make it strange for the sake getting the "mischief" tag. Company Flow nailed the true to form B Boy aesthetic with a far-out, unpredictable approach to the genre, combining sci-fi beats (something EL-P would build upon later in his career) and a layered lyrical delivery, which was seldom discernible upon listening sessions.

In my ears, this is a front to back great album, that excels on every conceivable level. The production is a foray into the future that never was, the lyrical department is chock full of themes and metaphors that it'll take more listens than you'll be aware of to fully absorb it all. Although I do like dusty samples, jazzy tendencies in US hip-hop, this record delivers a robotic vision of the B-boy stance, and goes left just when the entire scene headed right. This record is closing in on perfection. Just revisited it today. Powerful. These guys knew what they were doing. Not many others did. Even less followed. Play this, and then The Cold Vein next. Highly abstract awesomeness for the ones willing to provide the patience infrastructure.
Pistachios

Pistachios

October 22, 2015

Glad to see so much love for this album here. Some hate it, but I never tire of it. A one of a kind original with only the cannibal ox album coming close, in this style. Give it heavy rotation.
lechmckoy

lechmckoy

August 16, 2015

this lp is like just a guy that u don't like at first sight but become your best friend for life
deel101leslie

deel101leslie

November 24, 2014

This gave me the exact same feeling in '97 that Ultra's Crtical Beatdown did exacty 10 years earlier & that feeling was one of true 'heads lyrically & production wise pushing the barriers of what hip hop sounds like too new & amazing hights(3 feet high & rising also gave me that feeling) but Co Flow were far more in Ultras lane aka blasting your ears into b boy heaven & back.CLASSIC, it takes releases like this to progress hip hop from the same old same old.I remember HHC (when it was a proper U.K hip hop mag for real heads like the early Source was for the U.S heads)giving this the no.1 spot in it's top albums of 1997 above Wu Forever, Rakims 1st release in years & a host of other Lp's that are looked back on as classics (rightfully) but at the time the letter section of the following months issues showed a huge backlash which is affirmation of how forward minded this was in '97 just like Critical Beatdown 10 years b4 both of which are in my top 5 albums of all time along with O.K's STRESS, P.Es 'Nation of Millions' & 3 feet high & Rising!!
dl44rec

dl44rec

August 18, 2013

This is the most played Record in my collection from the ´97 until now.
One can feel the work of original B-Boys in the Beat production,
their Flows & Lyrics.
The "End To End Burners" video gives you a little visual of their sound.
I don´t skipp one track of this Album, they all fresh!


Fractilion

Fractilion

May 21, 2013
Absolutely mindbowing.
love4hiphop

love4hiphop

May 2, 2013
edited over 3 years ago

Rap classic.
The album has a crazy sound with ups and downs, but even if you only like "8 steps to perfection" it's worth buying it!
wheezer

wheezer

October 14, 2004
edited over 11 years ago

B2 Help Wanted and
B3 Population Control
both heavily sample dialogue and music from the extremely bizarre mexican movie "The Holy Mountain" by Alejandro Jodorowsky.