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The Rare Specie

by Compare

Life Music. Or, Hip Hop music with a touch of Reggae and Soul.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Body Rock Intro
2:19 $0.99
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2. Gather Around
3:57 $0.99
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3. Humble Man II
4:48 $0.99
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4. Musick
2:46 $0.99
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5. Revive
4:00 $0.99
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6. Speak Truth
2:49 $0.99
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7. Steady Rumblin
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8. Think Deep
4:11 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On The Rare Specie album, CoMpArE uses confessional lyrics, dramatic flow and diverse subject matter over soulful and uplifting production from Altered Essence (CoMpArE and DJ Q sak).

Through their musical expression, Altered Essence attempts to provide the listener with creativity and evoke thinking that goes beyond the normal stereotypes and opinions portrayed in everyday life.

What's special about this music is the honesty and clarity of the lyrics and beats. CoMpArE is a war emcee: he raps about the war on terrorism, the war on the poor - he sends a message about the things that matter. Our society doesn't want music to move people or get people thinking, that's part of the reason why mainstream music is so big - it is because our society is behind a lot of it; they want to keep people down and the music that is out there doesn't empower people to think for themselves - it makes people think life is about who you are, who you know and what you've got. We need more music like this to raise awareness, move our people and empower them to change our world.

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A.C.E.

This is my Second copy... a must have in the cd player/ ipod
I first bought this cd at a show on the Rare Specie Tour... But it was stolen out of my deck in my car. So, I definitely had to come back and buy another copy.

The cd has 8 solid tracks (No Fillers!!)

Compare's delivery is on point and his content in each track is refreshing to hear. At no point do you hear the redundancy of today's typical radio tracks.

Along with the lyrics, the production by Altered Essence (Compare and DJ Q sak) is top notch. You can find a variety of sounds on this cd from Soulful to reggae, hip hop to turntablism.

Whether an avid listener of music, like me... or a background music listener- you can appreciate this music and the effort that was put into this cd.

I recommend this cd to anybody looking for a quality cd... it's well worth the price- even after buying my second copy.
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Maurice

All around true hip hop
If you don't have this cd, your missing some good music. Compare and DJ Q-Sak have put together a hip hop cd that anyone could get enjoyment from. Compare's lyrics are right on point with each song. His lyric's give positive messages while rocking the crowd. Q-Sak's production on the beats help create the environment that takes Compare's vocals to the next level. These songs are definately something to experience live. You can't beat the quality of music for the price. I'm anxious to hear more of their work and see more of their shows. Don't sleep!
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Phil Lee

2 Thumbs Up! Full Endorsement of this album...
Wow!


I had to leave a review on this cd. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of tracks on this cd. After randomly deciding to purchase this cd, it has not been taken out of my cd player.


Compare definitely is on top of his game on this cd. He delivers vocally what many emcees fail to do in the over-flooded hip hop world. With the combination of revolutionary vocals over smooth production from DJ Q sak, the end product is an uplifting cd that keeps the mind focused.


Whether it is the uptempo tracks of Steady Rumblin and Musick or the introspective songs of Think Deep and Humble Man, they all are cohesive in presenting a perfect package of hip hop soul through vocals, beats and cuts.


I will consistently endorse this cd… and if they ever are in a town near you- check out the live show- they can definitely move a crowd. I saw a show on the Rare Specie Tour and plan on hitting up as many shows as I can in the near future.
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G

Must have
A great lineup from CoMpArE and DJ Q-SAK. If you're don't have this disc then you're missing out on some of the best underground hip-hop out there.

Get your copy now!
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G

Must have
A great lineup from CoMpArE and DJ Q-SAK. If you're don't have this disc then you're missing out on some of the best underground hip-hop out there.

Get your copy now!
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Shawn Jacks

What they are saying is true...
After all the great reviews here, there isn't much to add - but let me say that The Rare Specie is a dope, dope release. Compare is an emcee that truly brings a message in his lyricism, about real life subjects we all can relate to. Coupled with perfectly complimented Altered Essence production, this is a CD that simply doesn't miss. Once the kick drum drops on the intro track, it's all head nodding from there....and actually LISTENING to the words, as well. Congrats to Compare and QSak on a great project.
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"BRESS FRAME"


I was here at the genesis of this project, before this even became an album, or a group. This album was made with hard work, dedication, love and respect for the art form and the culture. Thought provoking songs with honest lyrics is evident with the first listen. (Straight and to the point!) Some experimentation went on in constructing this, and I will expect much more as Q and Compare continue to expand their musical and expressive horizons. Gather Round' has been a favorite of mine since the first time they asked me to take a listen. Compare will continue to grow as an MC, and Q as a producer and engineer. This is 1/25th of what these guys are capable of, and like a fresh friendship or relationship, it will take time to develop and grow. I suggest you all GROW with them, because YOU are a part of this as well..............The only reason this received 4 stars is because I know these two Kats (and friends) could have put out an album with twice as many tracks, but I guess we must settle for the "Appetizer" before we get the "Dinner Special", right? On a side note, it has been a blessing to work and make music with both of these guys…that is my word………say WORD!~
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"BRESS FRAME"

Hard work, and dedication........
I was here at the genesis of this project, before this even became an album, or a group. This album was made with hard work, dedication, love and respect for the art form and the culture. Thought provoking songs with honest lyrics is evident with the first listen. (Straight and to the point!) Some experimentation went on in constructing this, and I will expect much more as Q and Compare continue to expand their musical and expressive horizons. Gather Round' has been a favorite of mine the first time they asked me to take a listen. Compare will continue to grow as an MC, and Q as a producer and engineer. This is 1/25th of what these guys are capable of, and like a fresh friendship or relationship, it will take time to develop and grow. I suggest you all grow with them, because YOU are a part of this as well..............The only reason this received 4 stars is because I know these two Kats (and friends) could have put out an album with twice as many tracks, but I guess we have to settle for the "Appetizer" before we get the "Dinner Special", right? On a side note, it has been a blessing to work and make music with both of these guys…that is my word………say WORD!~
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#1 Hip-Hop Critic

Off The Chain!!!
With no Question this CD has to be one of the most on point projects I have scene in a long time. I was impressed by the music as well as the excellent word play. When it comes to content this CD plays a big role in self motivating the listener. The ability to make one stop and actually think about the world we live in. I would have to say this project makes it hard for me to understand why more people are not following this type of music. This is the true Definition of Underground Hip-Hip!!!!
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Katie

Real talent on this album
This cd is definitely one you need to add to your collection. The Rare Specie is an album full of songs you can bob your head to. Gather Round and Steady Rumblin are my favorite tracks. QSAK is a master at making those beats and Compare is so talented at delivering his messages. These two artists together are awesome. Be sure to buy this one.... you won't be disappointed!
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