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Dabrye's Two/Three album came out 6.13.06 to mixed reviews. Its a follow up to his One/Three album that was dropped in 2001. Two/Three does an excellent job of highlighting Dabrye's (Tadd Mullinix's hip hop alter ego) production skills and really shows that he has the ability to make a stellar record (think along the lines of Prefuse 73 (aka Scott Heren)).

However, the record gets muddled with all the guest MC spots (and its not for lack of MC talent MF Doom and Jay Dee show up). In contrast Heren choose to stick with what he does best, on Two/Three Dabrye in part misses. His haunting and varied production certainly shouldn't be overlooked, but like others that came before me, I found that this record would have been more enjoyable had it just been an instrumental piece. Guest spots can sometimes add variation and edge to tracks on a record, but when its entirely made up of guest spots its hard to create an album that flows regardless of the level of production. Here are a couple cuts off the disc courtesy of the label Ghostly International.

Mp3: Dabrye - "Truffle No Shuffle"
Mp3: Dabrye feat. Kadence "Encoded Flow"

I think he would do well in the future to find an MC that matches his vibe and go with that for the whole record. It worked moderately well for RJD2 and Ace this year, of course works for Blackalicious, and worked wonders for Murs when he teamed up with 9th Wonder from Little Brother on Murray's Revenge.

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