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by Self Taught

Rhymesayers, Def Jux, and Anticon all want this group on their label. They're the next best thing since tits and ass. If you love life then you should be lovin this.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. What Would You Do
3:35 album only
2. Siz'zooki
4:11 album only
3. Ball and Chain
4:40 album only
4. Strangers Inn
3:13 album only
5. Future (Guitar Remix)
3:01 album only
6. Elevators
2:50 album only
7. Through Our Travels
2:29 album only
8. Serenity
3:27 album only
9. Meetings
3:18 album only
10. Unorthodox
3:34 album only
11. Arrival
3:04 album only
12. Cheater
3:48 album only
13. No Love Lost
3:24 album only
14. Spouse Love
4:17 album only
15. Future
3:28 album only


Album Notes
Comprised of Vintage and Sadler, Self Taught came out of a lengthy retirement in 2002 due to increasing demand from a variety of musical, political, and religious sources. During their hiatus at The Sun Valley Senior Assisted Living and Retirement home they were pampered with apple sauce, dance classes, music lessons, and history courses.

The Vancouver duo checked out in 2002 and has worked steadily for the past five years on an assortment of material with a mixture of many talented artists.

Several years of experimenting with various genres resulted in the unification of various aspects of hip hop, rock, jazz, blues, punk, and electronic to create the Self Taught sound.

No boundaries, limits or borders is the attitude taken into every Self Taught album. This diversity is emphasized on their latest magnum opus, Arrival. The 2007 release creates an unparalleled listening experience that continually grabs the attention of the listener.

Arrival is a complete listening experience, an epic of sorts, a must have cd, not only for fans of hip hop, but for fans of music.



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Matto Chairo

walking the fine line between the past and the future right now
Feel free to choose any stereotype that comes to mind when you think of 'Rap music' and you'll find that Self Taught provides a perfect example of what can be created when those stereotypes are left out of the equation.
No hype, no gimmick, just 2 budding poets serving an eternal detention in a search for sanity. Transforming lines from the blackboards of existence to something that anyone connect with, The Arrival serves up 15 tracks of classicaly produced beats combined with anthems of tomorrow. This will be an album that will be looked upon as one that forshadowed the situations that spawned reminiscince...


Whole new sound, a refreshing listen...
Whole new sound, a refreshing listen the entire way through. The beats flow great and conceptually the album content takes on more than your most people care to. I've been converted, can't wait for the new album to drop.

If you don't know, now you know.
Go tell somebody.


base knockin'...booty droppin
ohhh my gosh lovin' these guys!!their beats are sooo much fun~nothing like getting in your car, windows down with a little self taught...gotta check it out!!! its the kinda music you want when your tired of all the same ol' thing on the radio...when your ready for a little spice in your life... buy the CD...come on do it!!you'll be happy i swear.

Paul B

I can remember the first time i heard self taught, back in the myspace glory days where every day at least 15 shitty musicians would try to be your friend. Well i took a chance with self taught and it has been the best decision ive made in my entire digitial life hands down. An album for the ages. pick it up right now. Seriously a breath of fresh air for hip hop music. It is an album that to this day i continue to listen to and get the same enjoyment from it that i did the day i bought it. do yourself a favor and BUY THIS NOW!!! and on top of 5 stars this album deserves 5 mics

Mike Declone

i love my life
Its taken me some time to realize how good this album was, only because i lost it for 2 weeks after i purchased it. Beats that make anyone want to rap, and raps that make anyone want to make beats for them. Arrival is chock full of goodies and bangers, some might even say got damn heaters. plus i heard sadler was in a porno in 98'. GO BUY IT, or steal it for someone, its the thought that counts. OH.


Come on!
What can I say that has not already been said about this CD. Every song has got a new and unheard sound to it. I love it and I even got my girl to listen to it. So come on and try it, you will like it.


Truthful, unique and balmy for the soul...with just the right amount of grit.
A CD such as this one is a rare jem. An easy listen that I can put on anytime and not feel the need to skip over half of the tracks. An 'easy listen' Self Taught is...but in the best way possible. Not the sort of easy listening that you would normally except from music described as such. There is much depth lyrically which gets accross to the listener by way of their easy breezy flow. Each track is richly detailed with different sounds that are all unique and pleasing. Like any great album, there is no shortage of description or accolades that I could fill this review with. I could go into the details of each and every track (particularly happy to do so with Ball & Chain), but instead I will get to the part that everyone wants to know: is it a good listen? It is a deep, interesting and honest listen which I will be diving into regularily because of the ease it brings along with its depth.


A new favorite!
Arrival has arrived! I was a big fan of these guys BEFORE the album dropped and they haven't failed me yet. You can play this album straight through, there is definitely something for everyone on here.


One of the best cd's i have listened to in a while.
I love the beats and the cd came out better than i expected. I have not heard an R&B cd come out so well in a while...


Solid first release... a foreshadow of whats to come
I Definetely enjoyed this album on the Whole... A great variety of cross-genre beats built on dusty loops and a very wide lyrical content range. A few forgettable tracks but the heat quickly draws the listener back in...

Key Tracks: Arrival,Elevators,Sizzooki,Strangers INN, Through My Travels, What Would You do

Something for everyone on this album, check it out and hear the "Self Taught" sound for yourself.
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