And Now the Legacy Begins
|And Now the Legacy Begins|
|Studio album by Dream Warriors|
|Released||April 23, 1991 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Canadian hip hop, jazz rap|
|Label||4th & B'way/Island/PolyGram
|Producer||Dream Warriors, Split Personality, Ron Nelson, Krush and Skad, Maximum 60|
|Dream Warriors chronology|
|Singles from And Now the Legacy Begins|
And Now the Legacy Begins is the debut album of Canadian hip hop duo Dream Warriors, released April 23, 1991. It was released worldwide on Island Records and in the United States on sub-label 4th & B'way Records (although it was not a hit in the U.S.). The album is regarded as one of the finest alternative hip hop records of the golden era.
"My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style", the album's most successful single, sampled Quincy Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova" — which was also known to Canadian audiences as the longtime theme music of the television game show Definition. The song was a hit in both Canada and Europe, winning a Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 1992. "Wash Your Face in My Sink" and "Ludi" were also notable singles.
The album received high critical acclaim. Spin magazine highly recommended the album, praising its "stunning, almost seamless sample-driven tracks." Allmusic gave it 4½ out of 5 stars, noting that "the duo plays around with any number of inspired samples and grooves, from jazz to harder-edged beats, with style and skill." It peaked at #18 on the UK Albums Chart and #34 in Canada, where it received gold certification. Over 800,000 copies were sold worldwide. In 2013, the album made Ballast's list of the top 50 Canadian albums of all time.
|1.||"Mr. Bubbunut Spills His Guts"||Dream Warriors||0:16|
|2.||"My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style"||Dream Warriors||4:17|
|3.||"Follow Me Not"||Split Personality||3:02|
|5.||"U Never Know a Good Thing Till You Lose It"||Dream Warriors||4:04|
|6.||"And Now the Legacy Begins"||Krush and Skad||3:08|
|7.||"Tune from the Missing Channel"||Dream Warriors||4:30|
|8.||"Wash Your Face in My Sink"||Dream Warriors||3:37|
|9.||"Voyage Through the Multiverse"||Ron Nelson||6:14|
|10.||"U Could Get Arrested" (feat. Split Personality)||Split Personality||3:19|
|11.||"Journey On"||Ron Nelson||4:38|
|12.||"Face in the Basin"||Dream Warriors||3:44|
|13.||"Do Not Feed the Alligators"||Split Personality||3:35|
|14.||"Twelve Sided Dice"||Dream Warriors||4:25|
|15.||"Maximum 60 Lost in a Dream"||Maximum 60||0:03|
|16.||"Answer for the Owl"||Dream Warriors||3:20|
- "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" – Contains a sample of "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones
- "Ludi" – Contains a sample of "My Conversation" by Slim Smith & The Uniques
- "U Never Know a Good Thing Till You Lose It" – Contains a sample of "Sing a Happy Song" by War and Wild And Loose and The Walk by The Time
- "And Now the Legacy Begins" – Contains samples of "Shine Your Light" by The Graingers and "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club
- "Wash Your Face in My Sink" – Contains a sample of "Hang on Sloopy" by Count Basie
- "Face in the Basin" – Contains samples of "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins and "Funky Stuff" by Kool & the Gang
- "Twelve Sided Dice" – Contains a sample of "Riding High" by Faze-O
- "Answer for the Owl" – Contains a sample of "Just Kissed My Baby" by The Meters
|Canadian RPM Albums Chart||34|
|UK Albums Chart||18|
|Eye Weekly||Canada||Canadian Critics Poll - Albums of the Year||1991||25|
|The Face||United Kingdom||Albums of the Year||1991||13|
|Melody Maker||United Kingdom||Albums of the Year||1991||26|
|Musik Express/Sounds||Germany||Albums of the Year||1991||20|
|NME||United Kingdom||Albums of the Year||1991||18|
|Q||United Kingdom||Albums of the Year||1991||*|
|Rock de Lux||Spain||Albums of the Year||1991||3|
|RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon||Germany||Most Recommended Albums||2003||*|
|Vox||United Kingdom||Albums of the Year||1991||*|
(*) signifies unordered lists
- Pete Ashworth – Photography
- Dream Warriors – Producer, Mixing
- Krush – Producer
- Maximum 60 – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
- Ron Nelson – Producer, Engineer
- Split Personality – Producer, Mixing
- Swifty – Artwork
- Wrighty – Artwork
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- Allmusic review
- Robert Christgau review
- RapReviews review
- Spin review
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- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 168. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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- Unger, Andrew "The 50 Greatest Canadian Albums of All Time", "Ballast", Feb 13, 2013 accessed Feb 14, 2013.
- Top Albums/CDs - Volume 53, No. 19, April 13 1991 RPM. Accessed on June 29, 2010.
- Dream Warriors - And Now the Legacy Begins AcclaimedMusic.net. Accessed on January 20, 2010.