Ghetto Pop Life is Danger Mouse’s first full length album on Lex and a hip hop classic, harking back to the sound of the early 90s East Coast and resurrecting Brooklyn’s most soulful thug MC, Jemini The Gifted One.
Incorporating a full church choir on the title track, Danger Mouse also brings in heavy hitting guest rappers J-Zone, Tha Alkaholiks, The Pharcyde and Prince Po. In the words of the NME “Ghetto Pop Life is a funk-fuelled hip hop record that virtually orders you to get down’.
“In a better world this album might just win a Grammy. As it is, it simply goes down as one of the finest releases of the year.” 4.5/5 Urb
“A record out of time, determinedly funky, lyrically dextrous and experimentally excellent.” 4/5 Mojo
“An incredibly sick party album.”
An Album Of The Year 2003, 7.8/10 Pitchfork
“A long lost amazing rapper, amazing beats. The outcome is extra ordinary.” XLR8R
“A remarkable debut… An alternative party record in the tradition of The Pharcyde that peppers the cinematic sweep of Dre with exuberant indie quirks.” Spin
“The best album of the year.” Sleazenation
Born A MC
Ghetto Pop Life (Intro)
Ghetto Pop Life
What U Sitting On?
The Only One
Take Care Of Business
That Brooklyn Shit
Don’t Do Drugs
Here We Go Again
I’m A DooMe