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If You Can't Join 'Em...Beat 'Em, the sophomore album from Southampton-born turntablist DJ Format, shuns modern production techniques in favor of old-school breaks and beats. In that, the album harks back to the era of artists such as Run-D.M.C. and Eric B. & Rakim, and includes guest appearances by Chali 2na and MC Abdominal., Rovi

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this album combines great beats with good lyrics. this is an all around good album

Where's the 8th song?

Where is the 8th song titled "The Place" with Chali 2na? Why would I buy the whole album with the best track missing?


Born: Southampton, Hampshire, England

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Influenced predominantly by golden-age hip-hop of the late '80s and early '90s, DJ Format is a British DJ/producer affiliated with Genuine Records who dabbles in other old-school breakbeat-driven styles as well, as showcased on his variety of mix albums. Born Matt Ford in Southampton, England, DJ Format made his solo recording debut in 1999 with the English Lesson 12" EP on Bomb Hip-Hop Records. He subsequently remixed a couple Mo Wax singles (Major Force's "The Re-Return of the Original Art-Form,"...
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