Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rick Ross - Teflon Don (Album Review)

Release Date : July 20, 2010
Label : Def Jam

First things first, I wanna say my reviews are gonna be a little shorter from now on. And I plan on reviewing Ross' whole discography. Its definitely not gonna be in chronological order though. I'll most likely do "Port Of Miami" next, so stay tuned! The thing with Ross is that he always has dope ass production and he knows how to ride beats. Looking back its crazy how "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" took off. It was a mixtape joint that just blew up out of nowhere. That was like the summer anthem. Then you got Styles P on it. His verse was cut short for some reason. A lot of people felt like SP fucked the song up. I disagree, his verse served it purpose.  And then you got two high energy song like "MC Hammer" and "I'm Not a Star". Yall know damn well yall gonna get hype whenever those songs come on. Yeah, Yeah he recycled the formula but the shit worked!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jadakiss - Kiss Of Death (Album Review)

Release Date : June 22, 2004
Label : Ruff Ryders/ Interscope

I aint do a review in a minute, but I'm finally back! I meant to review the Kiss Of Death a while ago, but I got never around to it. Before you even listen to this album, go check out the Champ Is Here mixtape, its a classic! Nothing but bars. Thats one of my favorite mixtapes ever. Back to the review, I couldn't wait for Jada to drop his second album, cause I knew he was gonna step it just based off the weak reception of Kiss Tha Game Goodbye. I actually gave it 3.5 stars cause I knew what Jada was capable off.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Throwback Of The Day : Da Brat - Funkdafied

Its time for the throwback of the day. And I had to show love to the first female rapper to go platinum!  Da Brat was some street shit was she came on scene and she made history with this album so props to her. Da Brat gets some assistance from JD on this one. Yall know what to do...Sit back, relax and enjoy this joint.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Throwback Of The Day : Ma$e - 24 Hours To Live

Ya'll know I love the late 90s joints. And when you think about that era, Mase should be one of the first rappers to pop up in your head. That Harlem World album was big! It sold 4 million. Bad Boy as a whole was pushing crazy units at the time. For todays throwback, I had to choose "24 Hours to Live". These dudes was on their A-game. Mase,The Lox, DMX and Black Rob bodied this track.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ice Cube Beaks Down His Discography (Vibe Article)

Friday was a big day for NWA. They released the long awaited "Straight Outta Compton" movie. Let's be real, Cube isn't only one of the best West Coast rappers, hes one the best rappers period. Shoutout to Vibe for this throwback article they did with Ice Cube. Its a good read!

 "My Posse” (1987)—C.I.A.
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I first met Dr. Dre in 1983 going into ’84. He was the most famous person I knew at that time [laughs]. He was in the World Class Wreckin’ Cru who just dropped a record called “Surgery.” Dre was the only person I knew who actually released an album, so I was excited to meet him. When he heard me flow, he took me under his wing. He would be at the house making records and I would help him write whatever I could to just get in where I fit in. Before N.W.A., we were in a group called C.I.A. We were on Epic Records and we had a song called “She’s A Scag,” which Dre used the Tears For Fears track “Shout.” It was a cool little song, but it wasn’t particularly hot, so we ended getting dropped from the label. Then we got on Crew Cut Records and changed our name to C.I.A., which stood for Criminals In Action. But the label didn’t want us having the word ‘criminals’ on our record [laughs]. So they made us change it to Crew In Action and needless to say we were mad about that shit!’

Friday, February 20, 2015

Throwback Of The Day : Philly's Most Wanted - Cross The Border

I Remember Urban XPressions used to always show this video. I always rocked with the Philly Hip-Hop scene. Mr Man and Boo-Bonic had some dope songs on their debut album, not to mention The Neptunes did a bulk of the production. And while their mainstream success didn't last long, "Cross The Border" is always gonna be remembered as a Philly Classic!

AZ - Doe Or Die (Album Review)

Release Date : October 10, 1995
Label : EMI Records

Today I wanted to revisit AZ's Doe Or Die, so lets get into it. After having a classic verse on Life's A Bitch, AZ got offered mad deals, including Sony (Where Nas was signed at the time), but he chose to sign with EMI instead. How many rappers can say they got signed off of one verse? Not too many. But on the flip-side, its a lot of pressure that comes with it, but AZ lived up to the hype on Doe Or Die. Some consider it a classic album and others consider it a near-classic album, honestly you can't wrong either way. Az wanted his first single to be more street, but he said  EMI saw how huge Biggies One More Chance song was, so he ended up making the Miss Jones featured Sugar Hill his first single.