O.S.T

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 O.S.T's Background

album profits to steadily amass a large supply of vinyl . The group would purchase rare and interesting records at local record stores in each city they would pass through, even going to far as to spend over $2,000 at a store in Stockholm, Sweden.Many of these records would form the basis for the sampling used inO.S.T.

In between tour dates, Thes One and Double K returned to Thes One's home in Los Angeles and create samples using this new-found material. Through the success on tour, they also came to terms with the criticism and indifference that they had been receiving from the local L.A. hip hop scene, and the new lyrics in their songs reflected their new-found life experience. Using the samples and the insight they had gained from touring, Thes One and Double K began piecing together their third album.

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 O.S.T's Recording

The group also used live instrumentation for the first time on a release by having musician and producer Headnodic (of the groups Crown City Rockers and The Mighty Underdogs ) play electric bass on the album-ending "The Breakdown".

Party Downwas the source of the base samples in the "Suite". Thes One has stated that the album and the mellow party vibe theme hold a central place in the album's creation and the band's outlook ever since.The song "Tales of Kidd Drunkadelic" is also a reference to the albumTales of Kidd Funkadelicby Funkadelic, one of Double K's favorite groups.

after he wrote an essay that they perceived as critical of the tone of their previous albumQuestion in the Form of an Answer. After the release ofO.S.T.came out, People Under the Stairs sent an advance copy of the album to Wang, with more disses written on the album cover. Wang eventually spoke with Thes One and learned the source of the group's anger, and the two are now good friends.

The picture used for the front cover was taken on Cambridge Street in Los Angeles , one block away from Thes One's house of eight years, where the majority of the first five albums were recorded, includingO.S.T.

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 O.S.T's Reception and touring

Pitchfork Media felt that the lyrical side of the album lacked depth ("and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that"), yet still called the album "a testament to the enduring strength of straight-up, no-frills hip-hop".

O.S.T., but the song was not released until Pete Rock included it on his compilationLost & Foundin November 2003, 5 months afterO.S.T.. Thes One has stated that "Acid Raindrops" might have not been released if he had been aware of INI's use of the sample, but due to People Under The Stairs being unaware of the song's existence at the time of the album's release, they do not put much stock in the controversy, believing both songs to be well-made and legitimate originals.

and also by taking part in the second-annual US Cali-Comm hip-hop tour with Del the Funky Homosapien , KutMasta Kurt , Planet Asia , and the Lifesavas .

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 O.S.T's Track listing

All songs written by Christopher "Thes One" Portugal and Michael "Double K" Turner, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Intro" 4:15
2."Jappy Jap" 3:47
3."The Suite For Beaver, Pt 1" 4:26
4."The Suite For Beaver, Pt 2" 4:06
5."O.S.T. (Original Soundtrack) (feat. Odell)"C. Portugal, M. Turner, O. Johnson5:13
6."Empty Bottles Of Water" 3:29
7."Jim Sr." 0:46
8."The Outrage" 4:32
9."The Hang Loose" 4:02
10."The Double K Show" 3:24
11."Tales Of Kidd Drunkadelic" 3:03
12."Keepin It Live" 4:36
13."The Dig" 3:44
14."The Heat" 0:59
15."Montego Slay" 4:12
16."The L.A. Song" 4:27
17."8 Is Enuff" 3:10
18."Acid Raindrops (feat. Camel MC)" 4:56
19."The Joyride" 4:07
20."The Breakdown (feat. Headnodic on bass)"C. Portugal, M. Turner, E.L. Parsonage5:00

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 O.S.T's References

  1. O.S.T. at AllMusic
  2. Pitchfork Media review
  3. Portugal, Christopher (August 2013). 10 Years Of Thes One. Booklet accompanying box set release.
  4. Wang, Oliver. "Roll With the New". Los Angeles Weekly. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  5. Wang, Oliver. "A History of Beef, Part 1 of ?". Soul Sides. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  6. Portugal, Christopher (2011-03-30). "Acid Raindrops Design Contest". Piecelock70. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  7. "People Under The Stairs". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  8. "Reading Festival 2002". Reading Festival official website. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  9. "West Coast Rappers Set For Cali-Comm Trek". Billboard. October 2002. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 

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