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Rise Up

Rise UpThese vets call in favors from a broad range of pals for their first album in six years: Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello provides metal riffs on...Rise UpHip-Hop/RapThese vets call in favors from a broad range of pals for their first album in six years: Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello provides metal riffs on...2010-04-14
TROUBLE SEEKERS Cypress Hill

TROUBLE SEEKERS Cypress Hill (James Minchin)

B

Rise Up

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Status: In Season

These vets call in favors from a broad range of pals for their first album in six years: Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello provides metal riffs on two tracks, Marc Anthony trills on another, Cheech and Chong supply dazed patter between cuts, and so on. The result is Rise Up, a hodgepodge of clashing styles, but among them are more redeeming moments than you’ll find on most late-career rap offerings. B

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Originally posted April 14 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT

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