Kutmasta Kurt Presents: Masters Of Illusion – Masters Of Illusion (CD) (2000) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Posted: 02.11.2018

Kutmasta Kurt - Masters of Illusion Front

Masters of Illusion is the self-titled debut album by American hip hop group Masters of Illusion (producer Kutmasta Kurt and rappers Kool Keith & Motion Man), released in 2000. The album features no guest emcees, but does feature DJ cuts/scratches by DJ Revolution, DJ Babu and DJ Rhettmatic.

San Francisco’s KutMasta Kurt is most renowned for being the sound provider for Kool Keith’s numerous aliases, Dr. Octagon, Dr. Doom, and Black Elvis. However, if his stock was measured solely by the amount of requests for remixes that he receives, then Kurt’s NASDAQ rating would make any Fortune 500 company blush (his portfolio includes the Beastie Boys and Dilated Peoples, among many others). For his debut, Masters of Illusion, Kurt does not stray far for lyrical reinforcement, plucking dysfunctional associates Kool Keith and independent circuit vet Motion Man. While many will not subscribe to their misogynistic, bugged-out rhetoric, the backpacking element this triumvirate caters to will undoubtedly become smitten with the guilty pleasures they provide. Kurt saturates Masters of Illusion with a host of minimalist grooves, exemplified by the tribal drums of “Urban Legends” and the oriental-flavored “We All Over.” Yet, it is Kurt’s array of sinister keyboard stabs (“Masters of Illusion”) and sublime organ samples (“Partna’s Confused”), in turn spliced and juggled by DJ Revolution, that exhibit the true depth of his diverse production. Though the producer-based compilation has become hip-hop’s latest rage (Pete Rock, DJ Muggs, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, and Dame Grease), this underground supergroup’s well-formed chemistry distinguishes Masters of Illusion from the accessories in an overcrowded format.


01. Figment (Intro)
02. Masters Of Illusion
03. We All Over
04. Magnum Be I
05. U Want Freestyle?
06. Scared Straight
07. Time 2 Get Right
08. Step Up
09. The Funky Redneck
10. East West Hustlers
11. The Bay-Bronx Bridge
12. Call The National Guard
13. Back Up Kid
14. Partnas Confused
15. Souped Up
16. Urban Legend
17. Clifton’s Conversation (Skit)
18. Let Me Talk To You + [hidden] Silk Suit, Black Linen


FLAC – Florenfile

320 kbps – Florenfile

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  • @rotolog read:

    Yes 🙂

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