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Beauty and the Beat (Music - Edan) This frizzy-haired white guy is a hip-hop savant, fond of bizarre samples (string quartets, grungy acid-rock, Israeli folk) and name-dropping hyper...Beauty and the Beat (Music - Edan)Hip-Hop/Rap This frizzy-haired white guy is a hip-hop savant, fond of bizarre samples (string quartets, grungy acid-rock, Israeli folk) and name-dropping hyper...2005-03-28
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Beauty and the Beat (Music - Edan)

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Edan; Producer (group): Lewis

This frizzy-haired white guy is a hip-hop savant, fond of bizarre samples (string quartets, grungy acid-rock, Israeli folk) and name-dropping hyper-obscure ’80s rappers (Lakim Shabazz, anyone?). Not just a lo-fi lark, Beauty deftly flies between ego-boosting boasts and vibrant surrealism — ”I See Colours” is the ”Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” of the backpack generation. One beef: At 34 minutes, this mind-bending trip wears off too quickly.