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Sound Providers Looking Backwards: 2001-1998

Though they‘re now known as a production duo, this compilation takes a thorough look back to the turn of the century when The Sound Providers were a three-man band. Profile, their now-absent MC, boasted one of the most distinct voices around; his slightly raspy tonality was perfectly complimented by Soulo and Jay Skills‘s easygoing jazz-and funk-driven beats. And while it‘s nice to hear anthems like "Get Down" and "Who Am I" (feat. Grap Luva) revived for this collection, in retrospect, Profile‘s "rapping about rapping" lyrical approach on these tracks seems a bit redundant. Maybe the SPs‘ slimming in 2001 was meant to be.

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