Def jef - just a poet with soul - deluxe edition

Delicious Vinyl finally blows the dust off this gem, delivering an expanded edition sporting 16 bonus tracks; 12" single remixes, non-album cuts and instrumentals previously available only on vinyl. The original jewel case has been stepped up to a 6 panel digipak which includes previously unpublished photographs and artwork.

Disc 1
1. Droppin' Rhymes On Drums
2. Givin 'em Rhythm
3. On The Real Tip
4. Poet With Soul
5. Give It Here
6. Do You Wanna Get Housed
7. Black To The Future
8. Do It Baby
9. God Made Me Funky
10. Downtown
11. Just A Poet

Disc 2
1. Etta Droppin' Science On Drums (feat. Etta James)
2. Drums feat. Etta James
3. On The Real Tip (12" extended version)
4. Poet With Soul (12" extended version)
5. Poet With Soul (edits)
6. Poet With Soul (More Soul Mix)
7. Black To The Future (extended remix)
8. Just A Poet (It Feels Mighty Fine)
9. Phunky Az Phuck
10. On The Real Tip (instrumental)
11. Poet With Soul ('Just' Beats)
12. Give It Here (instrumental)
13. Black To The Future (remix instrumental)
14. God Made Me Funky (instrumental)
15. Just A Poet (instrumental)
16. Phunky Az Phuck (instrumental)

Raised in Harlem and The Bronx, Def Jef received his first true start when he relocated to Los Angeles and was discovered by Delicious Vinyl in the late 1980s. The influence of NYC hip-hop's old school had tagged along however. Jef's debut album Just A Poet With Soul didn't match the worldwide commercial success of his Delicious Vinyl label mates Young MC and Tone-Loc, but jams like "Droppin' Rhymes On Drums" (which employs the late Etta James on vocals), "God Made Me Funky" and "Give It Here" made it a stand-out favorite on the left coast at the time. Jef, alongside trusty hit-makers The Dust Brothers, is at his most interesting and conscious on the excellent socio-political offerings "Black To The Future" and "Downtown", but even when it comes to his more standard NYC bred-braggin' & boastin' style of rhymes, "Poet With Soul" is just as exhilarating and relentlessly funky.