The Beastie Boys give props to the Groove Merchant record store on their track "Professor Booty." That San Francisco store, known for its rare vinyl, is where Michael and Jody McFadin's Ubiquity (and in turn Luv N' Haight) record label began. With tender loving care, they created this "superfly" compilation. The title track by Magnum, "Evolution" sets precedence for the whole album with its rock-solid conga beat and James Brown-like procession. Evolution is the type of compilation any hip-hopper or dance jazz fan will cherish for years.
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AllMusic Review by Ryan Randall Goble