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ARTIST
TITLE
Scars and Pain
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
OT 2798CD OT 2798CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/24/2015

Jemini the Gifted One's Scars and Pain, one of the most promising debuts of 1995, is now reissued in a Japanese edition with five additional remixes previously only available on vinyl and promo-only CD singles. The original album was shelved indefinitely -- deemed "commercially unviable" (as the story goes) -- and followed up by a critically-praised string of solid singles, including a single on Tommy Boy in 1998 and a Danger Mouse collaboration in 2002. This expanded edition shines with production and remixes from Godfather Don, Buckwild, Organized Konfusion, Minnesota, Goldfinger, The Fat Man, Kenyatta Bell, Rah Boogy, and Soul G, with Jemini showing lyrical skills and a soulful potential that put him solidly alongside other gritty hip hop releases of 1995, such as Mobb Deep's The Infamous, Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, and Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., although the best comparison would probably be D.I.T.C., with Jemini's laid-back delivery and gritty street vibe perfectly suiting the sample-based beat backdrop.