- After watching last night’s NCAA men’s chip’…..2 things….Greg Oden made himself even more money, Joakim Noah may have fell out of the first round
- Kurious Jorge could’ve popped in when Al Tariq parted ways with the Beatnuts and no one would’ve noticed
- Listened to EPMD’s “Hardcore” featuring Redman yesterday…Was that Reggie’s best verse ever?? Now we’re subjected to “Red Gone Wild”…my, how things change!
- If I didn’t know better, I’d have sworn Primo did most of the production of Blahzay Blahzay’s “Blah, Blah,..I’m telling you, just listen to “God Cop, Bad Cop”…and yes, I know he did the “Danger” Remix
- Judging by the download tracker, I think we’ll be doing away with “Fly Female Fridays”, I think Boss’-Born Gangstaz” has had one download!!
- On the other hand, alot of cats must have been searching for CRU’s “Da Dirty 30″ about 59 DL’s since I posted it.
- “Bust The Facts” does a helluva’ job at posting some obscure stuff…Really, I mean OBSCURE..great job by Dread and Em’
- Pulled out “Low End Theory” on Sunday…how dope were ATCQ during that first 3 album run?
- No album should ever contain over 13 tracks…Period..Look at the cohesiveness of classics like “Illmatic”, “Business Never Personal”, “Dead Serious”, “Breaking Atoms”etc. The shorter the better but no less than 10 cuts
- If you listen to one album this week listen to Group Home’s “Livin’ Proof”…One word, PRIMO
“It’s party time, oh it’s party time”…Who can forget “The Theme(Party Time)”, a major hit that Tracey Lee scored back in 97′. Also, Tracey dropped the memorable “Keep Your Hands High”w/ the late, great Notorious B.I.G., which coincidentally was sampled by who?…..you guessed it, “What More Can I Say?” by Def Jam CEO Jiggaman himself. Overall, I’d say this was a notable first effort by Mr. Lee. I think that there is a 9th Wonder produced single from Tracey floating around the net’, I remember hearing it around this time last year but haven’t heard much since.
Now, this is a crime!!! Damn, I loved Blahzay Blahzay!!! PF Cuttin’ & Outloud scored it big in 95′ with “Danger”. I’d go out on a limb and actually say that most folks preferred the Primo produced “Danger Pt.2″ better than the original which was a banger nonetheless. Like I mentioned in my “THOUGHTS”, PF Cuttin’s production is definitely Primo influenced. I still play this in the ride quite a bit and it still knocks like in did when the album was released in 96′. If you don’t have this one already be sure to cop it!!
I’m kinda’ on the fence with this one. The Knuckleheadz were Hit Squad spinoffs or outcasts so to speak. I’m sure most of you remember “Tom J in the House” from EPMD’s “Rap Is Outta’ Control” While the EPMD influenced production is on point, the Knucklehedz don’t discuss much but weed, brew & girlies…which, may have changed my opinion on this debut if I would’ve heard it when it was actually released. Instead, I heard this album for the first time last year, which sways my opinion a bit. Hmmm, maybe I’ll give this one another listen the week. As for now, the jury’s still out on this “One Album Wonder”
Talk about ahead of it’s time!! If this album were released today it would have faired much better than it’s release in 92′. I recall picking this one up the same day as L.O.N.S. “A Future Without A Past”, and I never really caught on to this one b/c I was bumpin’ the hell out of L.O.N.S. Oh, I also picked up Color Me Badd’s debut that same day as well…that’s another story though! Still, there are some decent tracks on this debut. The world famous Bomb Squad handled the bulk of the production on “Bazerk, Bazerk, Bazerk” and do so masterfully as usual. I love “J Dubs Theme”, which I can remember reading in The Source that Primo had placed it in one of his top 10 joints as well. I’m sure his opinion has swayed since 94′ though. Like I said, this would do extremely well in today’s music world.
After dropping a banger with “Toss It Up”, this five MC crew all but faded to black. Salaam Remi’s production carries this debut without a doubt. For you young “heads” Remi also produced Nas’ “Made You Look” and I believe he’s also produced some recent cuts for Brit Queen Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black”. None of the five MC’s have serious skills but they do seem to mesh together quite nicely. The good cuts on this debut are exactly that “GOOD” but the bad cuts are HORRIBLE. Fortunately, the good outweighs the bad on this debut from the forgotten crew from Harlem.