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Royal Highness
Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (11 August, 1998)
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Reviews (137)

5-0 out of 5 stars Kottonmouth Kings on the rise.. without airplay!
What can be said about kMk? Daddy X has put together another great group, just like the Humble Gods. Except with kMk being much more talented lyrically and musically. DJ Bobby B puts an amazing sound to the music. "Royal Highness" is there first album, "High Society" is a great and I mean great follow up album. WIth tracks on "R.H." like "Bump", "Spies", "What's Your Trip".. tracks like that to keep you moving. .. And the hip-hop based "Play On". This album covers it all.. except country.. haha. The hidden track[s], "Pimp Twist" and the "Bump [Remix] are also great tracks. "Pimp Twist" being one of my favorite kMk songs ever. For a suggestion.. go out an buy "Hidden Stash". A kMk CD with old school and un-released tracks. Including one featuring the infamous Johnny Richter.. the original kMk member. But Saint.. I send much love, and we miss you in the crew! Peace out stoners.

5-0 out of 5 stars kottonmouth kings are off the hook!
in my opinion i strongly feel that the kottonmouth kings cd royal highness, is so tight. it's punk rock, rap, reggae, and funk all put together to make a pimped out album. if you haven't tasted kmk's flava, then go check there cd out today. i promises you'll want to be down with the kmk klick as soon as you here one song. and if you like this record, check out there new one, hidden stash. then get kmk's infamous dj bobby b's new cd, 99 rips beyond. also try out too rude self titled album. too rude who is featured on a few songs on the royal highness cd, tears it up with his reggae sounds. i think that kottonmouth kings are the greatest and i really think that you will too. just check it out, and see for yourself!

2-0 out of 5 stars Was I really that stoned back then?
Recently re-discovered this album in a dusty old box, and gave it a spin for the first time in about five years. At first I was excited to visit old times, as I had bought this when I was 14-15 or so, and absolutely loved it. I'm 20, and it's just ridiculous garbage to me now. These guys are friggin' dorks. How is this turd of an album getting a higher overall star rating than the likes of De La Soul's "Stakes is High," or Redman's "Whut? Thee Album"? Malarkey.

After all of that, why was I so generous as to grace it with two stars? Because some of the production on one or two of the songs is actually pretty nice, like on Planet Budtron, and maybe a couple of others. If you had some decent emcees who weren't a bunch of jackasses rhyming over the beats, it might be a halfway decent album.

I literally use it as a mirror now, and I'm really not joking about that. I cut it into a smaller disc, and put rubber around the edges for finger comfort. It's a good mirror. ... Read more

Asin: B000009NSJ
Sales Rank: 27772


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High Society
Average Customer Review: 4.51 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (27 June, 2000)
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Kottonmouth Kings are the one-issue voters of hip-hop, eloquently answering the question of just how many ways a single crew can rap the praises of marijuana. Their second album, High Society, is as redolent of smoke as the stoners' van in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Over jumping electro-funk-rock tracks, the Kings celebrate the possibility of legalization ("Peace Not Greed"), home gardening ("Good as Gold"), the munchies ("Here We Go Again"), and even hazily mislaying a smoke ("The Joint"). Uh, what were we talking about?--Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Points on a good band
This cd is smokin'! I ain't kiddin either, cuz, 1) this cd has been in my player for almost 8 months now and still going,& 2)They like to rap about marijauna, which is cool. There beats are awsome, as is their rapping. Who else has 3 mc's (D-Loc, Johnny Richter, Daddy X), a DJ (DJ Bobby B), a drummer (Lou Dogg), and a psycho break dancer? I don't think any other group out there has this kind of a great cast. All the songs on this cd are cool, though my favorites are numbers 2, 6, 10, 16 (with ICP) and 19. Also, this cd is over 75 minutes long and never gets boring! If you like the songs on this cd, or for a little taste of the KMK music, check out take a bite outta rhyme, cuz they got a kick @$$ song on that disc too! Peace, and blaze on.

4-0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic Punk-Hop
Damn - theres a handfull of albums that I've come across in my life that completely astounded me and confused me well. When I first heard this cd, I couldn't really understand how sick it was. Sound and energy I had never heard before. Its that kind of feeling that wishes you had made it, or could have been a part of it. This album is very well produced, some may say too electronical, but I like progressive studio tricks. The energy is great and doesn't sound bland or soulless, like some overproduced electronic tracks. I do get tired of the same subject matter (weed), but i get passed it, paying more attention to style and delivery and blend. All the tracks don't receive a 10, but at least 12 do. I get excited when there are at least 3 or 4 great tracks on an album, but this one has 12. I could see hip-hop and electronic melodic ambient music merging real well in the mainstream. Hats off to this cd.

4-0 out of 5 stars Strong effort from the Kings
High Society showcases the Kottonmouth Kings during what i call their psychdelic period(this album and Rollin` Stone). It`s a very good album with plenty of bumping tracks like Day Dreamin` Fazes, Joint, Lottery, and King`s Blend(my favorite song on the album) that shows the Kings` great mix of hip hop, reggae and punk. The only negative about High Society is that the last 5 songs are no where as good as the other tracks. ... Read more

Asin: B00004TWIM


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Hidden Stash, Vol. 2 : The Kream of the Krop
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (09 October, 2001)
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The Kottonmouth Kings' output--five albums in five years--is enough to make you question their status as ganja-happy slackers. Where 2000's High Society covered their love for the weed from every angle, Hidden Stash, Vol. 2 gives us a Kings eager to self-mythologize their staying power and roots ("Welcome to the Suburbs" attempts a "Straight Outta Compton" for Orange County) while acknowledging a lack of new things to say about pot.

To be sure, this is still the same hip-hop-hardcore-reggae outfit that once snagged High Times' Band of the Year award. But on Hidden Stash, Vol. 2, the Kings seem more committed to their general outsider ethos than ever, with grass just the biggest staple in their diet. Still, those seeking green-thumb anthems won't be disappointed by "All About the Weed," "Grow Room Jam," and the pulsing "Family Trees." However, all but the terminally baked will question the wisdom of a Kottonmouth rewrite of the Geto Boys' rap-noir classic, "Mind Playing Tricks on Me." --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Taking it to a new level
KMK came out with Royal Highness and blew every stoners mind with their blend of funk, punk, rap, reggae and whatever other music they felt would better the album. High society took that to a higher level and blew KMK fans away once again. With Hidden Stash 2 out, The Stoner crew have proven themselves to everyone, once again taking their own sound to a newer level. Even though Saint Dog left, Johnny Richter more than fills in his shoes, he creates his own line of running shoes, sandles and flip flops. Each song blends wonderfully with the next song and keeps you wishing it was a double CD with twice as many dope tracks. Once again KMK never ceases to amaze their fans and disprove thier detractors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best KmK album
My friend bought Hidden Stash 2, i wasent a big fan of kottonmouth kings, i used to have Royal Highness but was only able to find 2-3 songs i liked, and they died down on me quickly.
So my friend got Hidden Stash 2 and played "All About The Weed" and it was awesome. So i asked to borrow the album and i was amazed on how good it really is, wire to wire, just awesome.

Killa Kali-10/10 Great track, Judge is awesome and the flow and lyrics are greatness
Welcome to the suburbs-10/10 Great Chorus, great flows and good beats.
Tell Me Why?-5/10 one of the weaker songs on the album, but tolerable
Dyin Daze-8/10 Very fun song, and the beats go well with their flows and the punk rock parts are fun
Life rolls on-9/10, good melody, good chorus, good flows, definetly a must hear on the album
Paid Vacation-6/10 not to high on this song, but i ussually dont skip it when im listening to the album.
Things I Do-10/10 funny song, and music on the chorus is fun as hell and Richtor is awesome.
Bi-Polar-3/10 Definetly not feeling this song, this is one i skip most of the time
New Destinations-11/10 very trippy song, great melody, good beats, good flow, really has it all.
All About The Weed-10/10 song that got me curious about the album, so i love it and great flow and good chorus.
Family Tree-7/10 pretty good song, but i seem to always find myself forgetting about it, but good song.
On The Run-11/10 Maybe my favorite on the album, i love the reggae and the melody,chorus, and flows, top notch track, i just love it.
Mind Playing Tricks on me-9/10 cover song, nice job, like the lyrics kottonmouth threw in there.
Grow Room Jam-10/10 Just great, not really a song but caught my attention, very funny.

anyway, 5 stars, get this album

5-0 out of 5 stars kmk rock my world
I love the kmk. i was 13 when i first heard them and i've been hooked ever since.LThis was the first cd i ever heard and i think the best. they are so good in concert i am about to see them again on aug 16 and cant wait. another great plus to liking the kmk is all the cute guys that like them too. great plus!!well to all the kmk fans peace not greed! ... Read more

Asin: B00005Q39W


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Hidden Stash
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (26 October, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars HIDDEN STACH IS A RE-RELEASED ALBUM NOT A NEW ONE PEOPLE
ok you people hidden stash is a rereleased cd
its not a new cd its the first cd they came out with EVER...
notice how saint dog (the lead singer with the heavy southern voice) is only in hidden stash and royal highness but non others becasue they kicked him out after those two cds and replaced him with johny richter... you people who say your "true fans" of the kmk and think that this is a new cd YOUR WRONG. your not a true fan if you dont know about sd... after saint was kicked out the kmk music just went down hill
yes they are still a good band but no your not a good fan if you actually think that hidden stash is a new cd!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars BIZONG! UR DONE
okay, first off, all u people saying "if u think this is a new release, you're not a kmk fan"...shut up...kmk and the rest of subnoize rats are always lookin for new fans no matter how much they know about their past...second u said that saint was replaced by richter...ACTUALLY richter was one of the first kings back when they were simply "kottonmouth", but he didn't appear on any of the first cd's. SECONDLY, saint wasn't "kicked out" thats just a rumor, he actually left because of "creative differences" ...meaning that kmk had more of a hip hop sound and he wanted a punk sound...he's in a punk band now with his brother "big hoss" which is under the suburbannoize label....if he was "kicked out" why the hell would he be under the kottonmouth king's own label...c'mon kid..do ur math....UR DONE! oh yeah, buy this cd, it rocks!
another classic HIT, which comes out soon...and tsunami brothers-king harbor, and "kings spade" feat. d-loc and johnny richter....keep a look out...and to all u TRUE subnoize rats out there...i think i heard a DONKEY!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Saint Dog is Crap!
You guys are idiots! Saint dog wanted more songs to be ghetto hip hop because he thought he was black. KMK wanted to keep it real. Have you heard Saints new album "Ghetto Guide"? That fool is strictly a wannabe. ... Read more

Asin: B00002EPQ9
Sales Rank: 9495


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Deltron 3030
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (17 October, 2000)
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Hip-hop confabulations don't come much more forward-thinking than this. Working from solid atomic principles, Deltron 3030 takes one producer, one MC, and one DJ and throws them beyond Futurama. Dan the Automator (one of the founders of the Handsome Boy Modeling School and administrator of Dr. Octagon's porno hospital) reinvents himself as the Cantankerous Captain Aptos and teams up with Deltron Zero (a.k.a. Hieroglyphics crew member Del tha Funky Homosapien) and Skiznod the Boy Wonder (bucky turntablist Kid Koala). Between the radio ads for future-funked, rap jams, and camouflaged cameos (by the likes of Prince Paul, a castrato Damon Albarn, MC Paul Barman and his Upper West Side doppelgänger Sean Lennon), the Deltron crew advise you to upgrade your brain to avoid getting sucked into the time virus. ("Ugrade your gray matter," they chant, "'cause one day it may matter.") The thematic opener, "3030," sounds like a beat-driven David Lean movie that slipped into the DJ's fingers with 31st-century rhythm stutters and scratches. Automator ping-pongs loops as rousing choral parts swell with space pride. "Things You Can Do" riffs off mod rock while a harpsichord hack and Sean Lennon drops feature on the sickly sweet mental apocalypse of "Memory Loss." Over its 21 tracks, Deltron 3030 erases the errors of this rap era in favor of hip-hop's future fathers. --Chris Campion ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Upgrade Your Brain Matter Cuz 1 Day It May Matter
Deltron 3030 is an amazing true hip hop album. This album sounds like none other. Del blazes very hard and well thought out rhymes that are funny, serious, catchy, and they make u think all at the same time. Some of ya'll mainstreamers probably heard him rappin on the Gorillaz hit "Clint Eastwood". Dan the Automater is deffinitly one of the best hip hop producers, he provides crazy breakbeats, wierd samples, and rugged basslines that will have u noddin your head til your neck hurts. And Kid Koala provides some raw cutz. This album is blazin beginning to finish. My favorite track of all is "Things You Can Do" but they all are slammin, its hard to really pick just 1. If u are a pure hip hop head, this album is deffinitly for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST HIP HOP I'VE HEARD IN YEARS
I must admit, I bought this one on a whim. I have been a long time fan of the Automator since his production on Dr. Octagon and I expected nothing less than a good album when I heard he was teaming up with Del for this release. But when I popped it in the CD player I could not believe my ears! This is the greatest thing to happen to hip hop in a long, long time and yes, it IS better than Dr. Octagon. The production is the best I have ever heard from Dan the Automator and Del's lyrics also are in top form here. The concept is focused, the beats are tight and the scratching courtesy of Kid Koala is superb. The hooks are catchy, but not poppy. Del's lyrics are political without resorting to preachiness and his vocal delivery and literate sense of wordplay are among the most compelling I have ever heard. In short, this album is everything I look for in a hip hop record: intelligent, focused, innovative, and, most of all, fun.

4-0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Future of Hip Hop
'Deltron 3030' is an innovative undertaking by rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator, and DJ Kid Koala. With futuristic production and skillful lyricism, 'Deltron 3030' tells of a post-apocalyptic world in the year 3030. This CD is by no means commercial with its lack of hooks (most verses are met with simple repeated samples and/or scratching) and its offbeat lyrical content. There are some great tracks like 'Mastermind', 'Madness', '3030', and 'Madness'. However this CD is weighted down by a whopping nine skits that follow the futuristic theme of the CD. Personally, I never find skits groundbreaking or even necessary to a project so it definitely prevents me from putting this in my CD player and listening from cover to cover without skipping. Nothing profound is said by Del, and I am more attracted to how he says it (he flows very well with the beats) rather than what he says. However, I would recommend 'Deltron 3030' for any hip hop fan who is looking for something different because this is definitely a memorable album.

(4/5 mics) ... Read more

Asin: B00004YYXL


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Quality Control
Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 June, 2000)
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The thrill of invention never stops on this first full-lengthalbum from Jurassic 5. Coming out of L.A.'s kinetic hip-hopunderground, the multitalented combo whips up an irresistible flow ofcharisma and keeps the fun at a high-voltage level. J5 can pivot on adime from one style to the next--street-corner barbershop, turntablefriction, or kick-ass swing. But the constant focus is on theessentials of the art: Quality Control fuses fantastic wordplayand MC skills with a killer grab bag of beats. It's the achievement ofJ5 to look back in a way so fresh it shines a light ahead. --ThomasMay ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best pure hip hop album of 2000
Jurassic 5 comes correct with their first full length album. Quality Control continues the string of top notch releases from J5, following the Unified Rebelution 12-inch and the J5 EP. J5 combines old school style harmonies of four emcees with the beats of DJs Cut Chemist and Nu Mark. Reccommended to anyone who likes Hip Hop, especially Blackalicious, De La Soul, Mos Def, Freestyle Fellowship, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beastie Boys, or Common. It's fresh hip hop.

5-0 out of 5 stars J5 are Quality!!
This is an excellent album by 4 talented MCs and 2 teriffic DJs. My first exposure to J5 was when my mate played me "Quality Control", which had me hooked to their great sound and lyrical ability.

J5 are brilliant because they use a wide variety of instruments and influences in their music, from keyboards, guitars, piano and drums to strings, sax, clarinet and a whole range of percussion instruments. When the DJs mix the sounds, add scratching and samples the result is funky jazzy. Then you get the pleasure of hearing some of the most unique and meaningful raps and lyrics on top of that great sound.

All the tracks on this album are excellent and the album is without a weak song. They are true hip hop artists in it for the fun and freedom of making expressive music. This can be heard in "LAUSD" with "...for those that appreciate those with skills..." pointing out their reasons for producing such good music. "LAUSD" and "WOE Is Me" are two standout tracks with great lyrics. Two other tracks that I enjoy and that should be pointed out are "Contribution" and the 30's swing influence "Swing Set", which is close to my favourite piece on the album. It really shows the vast array of talent this group has. Also check out "Great Expectations" and the short but potent "Contact". All the songs are worthwhile.

These guys obviously have a good thing going. They mesh well together and their combined sound will make this a hip hop classic for the ages. If you want really funky sound and great, authentic hip hop, then this should be in your collection right next to The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. All I want to know is whens the next album coming out? As J5 say "...the more drums in our kit, the more jobs we can handle..." Pick this album up today!

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good but not mind boggling.
I brought Power in Numbers first, and was absolutely in love with it, I purchased this one and it was alright.

Te End.

Buy it if you have nuttin better to listen to.... ... Read more

Asin: B00004THKW


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Mostasteless
Average Customer Review: 4.68 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 June, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars They can hang with the best in rap
I went to Insane Clown Posse's "House of Horrors" Tour in Worchester, Mass....Twiztid came out to a virtual silence from the crowd...No one knew who the 2 thugs were in white hoodies...They grabbed the mic & blew the place up...They had Jason Voorhees & Mike Myers bobbing their heads with their axes in hand....Monoxide Child & Jamie Madrox have mad skills on the mic...."2nd Hand Smoke", "How does it feel" & "Rock the Dead" are the bomb...."Hound Dogs" & "Spin the Bottle" are very funny tracks that feature the Insane Clown Posse....Twiztid is fat...Run out & buy the CD, you won't be sorry....These guys can hang with alot of rappers in the business....Buy it Now

5-0 out of 5 stars New Blood Rising...The Review
Well, a great effort is put into a great cd by the newest faces under the Insane Clown Posse stable. Twiztid, brings to the Pychopathic family a new twist in music, more rock than the Insane Clown Posse, and the same amount of rap which is a combo! I was hesitant before listening, I bought "Moastastless" and "Freek Show" at the same time. However, never did it disappoint me. The instruments were played percicely, guitars, drums and all. Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child are now in my top five bands, with a third they just very well could be my favorite! This cd should not really be viewed by anyone younger than 13 or 14, some things they may not understand. Like for example, ask a 12 year old what it means to decapitate a woman, then have sex with her. What do you think they will think? Ok, maybe I was joking, I am for kids being able to view music, no matter what the content. Just parents, make sure it is not that bad, besides, Eminem's cds are 10 times as bad as Twiztids and the Insane Clown Posse's combined!

1st Day Out is my favorite song. Worth a listen too.See my other Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid reviews! Hope I helped you in choosing to give it a listen!

Have a good one!

Ryan

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Debut
This album owns. Great raps, Sick beats. the ony thing it lacks is quanity, seeing how there is only 12 songs (intro dosnt count) ... Read more

Asin: B00000JBGA
Sales Rank: 25607


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Ready to Die
Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (13 September, 1994)
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During the Reagan era of "all-for-me" economics, MCs like Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap painted pictures of silky rap gangsterism, inspired by movies like The Mack and Superfly. Out of the post-Reagan rubble came Notorious B.I.G.'s debut, the "Hustler" reality-trip Ready to Die (also the LP debut for beat-thief producer, Sean "Puffy" Combs). Biggie still rhymes about the gold, the Moet, and the ladies, but also reveals the casualties on the road from struggler to hustler to player. "Juicy" sets up Biggie's rags-to-riches story, but then the curtain gets pulled back, with unapologetic, hardcore tracks like "Gimme the Loot" and "Machine Gun Funk." It's a funky album (just try not throwing your hands in the air when you hear "Big Poppa"), and it's a powerful album--possibly even the Mayflower of 1990s East Coast "Hustler" rap. --Todd Levin ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars death humor and sex
When Biggie says that he's ready to die it feels real, especially in songs like suicidal thoughts, which is incredibly scary in its reality. However in the middle of this very real ode to death he mixes in artistry and humor, all the while still as serious. In "ready to die" he does this perfectly, saying "F#ck the world, F*ck my moms and my girl/ my life is played out like the jerry curl, I'm ready to die!" No other rapper has been able to mix the nihilistic and the mundane so effortlessly. As a player Biggie is much less believable than he is as a ganster, although "one more chance" is hilarious, "big poppa" is catchy, and "me and my b#*ch" is just a great song. The best songs though are the most morbid, "ready to die", "suicidal thoughts" and "everyday struggle", the ones focused purely on crime, "gimme the loot", "warning", "machine gun funk", and "the what", and ones focused on his past, "juicy" and "things done changed". Of all of these I would probably pick "machine gun funk" to be the best song on the album, but I'll probably live to regret it, considering how much I love everything on this album. I'm not sure whether Biggie is better than tupac but I like him more and he seems to be cooler and funnier. I wish life after death was as good as this album or Biggie were still alive making records this great.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Get It? Biggie!"
It's sad that B.I.G get dissed by some people, even though he been dead for 7 years, and he was (one of) the best MC ('s) to ever approach a mic. Chris "The Notorious B.I.G" Wallace (along with 2Pac) is basically the best rapper alive and/or dead. Need evidence? Just listen to B.I.G's album READY TO DIE. Every track is legendary, and carries the lyrical and instrumental weight to make this a 5-star hip-hop album. Like the chorus in "Unbelievable" says, Biggie Smalls is the illest (best)...Anybody who disrespects Biggie or this album basically assed themself out. I mean, not only do you hear Biggie's masterpiece lyrics, but also fire-hot instrumentals from the best producers. Along with Easy Mo Bee, Chuck Thompson, and the Trackmasters, you have Digga, P. Diddy, and the great DJ Premier; who produced "Unbelievable". In my eyes, that song is the best that he did on this or any album of his. Then to think that a 10-year anniversary edition of this LP is comin' out on Tuesday, makes more reason to believe, that this is a CD worth the money and the praise.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music
First of all, "The Warning", is probably the best Hip-Hop storytelling song ever, because usually rappers who try get off the subject, and Biggie doesn't. "Gimme The Loot" is a really tight song, because it showcases Biggie's creativity(he raps in his regular voice and a high pitched voice). "Everyday Struggles" is a good song about him growing up. "Juicy" is very different from the rest of the album and that's not a bad thing. It's more of a peaceful rags to riches song. "The What" features the only guest appearence(Method Man), which is strange because Biggie had beef with Meth's Wu-Tang partner Raekwon. The two bonus tracks are good, especially "Who Shot Ya". Sadly, this classic was tarnished by Ja Rule's remade version "I Shot Ya"(against 50 Cent).

This album is simply a classic. The intro(Biggie's birth and life) and the final song "Suicidal Thoughts(Biggie's death) is amazingly put together. As far as songs, there's no filler, but the skit "F*** Me" is dumb.

Get this if you love Hip-Hop or if u just love hard music ... Read more

Asin: B0000039PW


Bleed the Sky
Average Customer Review: 4.41 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (18 September, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bleed The sKY
If anyone hasn't heard of Reveille, or are skeptical about getting Bleed The sKY, don't be. Go out and buy it now, I really liked Laced, great anger, songs stemming from the roots of my fav band (RATM), Butterfly, Perfect World, etc.. And, as everyone has said, their live show is simply amazing, if you ever can get a chance to see them, please go, you will be an immediate fan, their live show is just sic. On to Bleed The sKY, one of the best albums of 2001, hands down. Songs like Unborn, Inside Out, Killing Me, Look At Me Now, are heavy, yet driven by Drew's amazing raps and lyrics. A great addition was Stephen Richards from Taproot, which are as good as Reveille live, on the song Plastic. In my opinion, the best song on the CD. It combines everything the band is about, a great guitar solo, then Drew's screamin "It's all plastic you can go "F" yourself", great great song. All in all, an amazing CD, go out and buy it, and help these guys, they deserve every last penny they get, and more;x

5-0 out of 5 stars They've come a long way.
Simply put, this album doesn't require alot of thought. True, moot political and social statments are made as usual, but itseems as if Reveille just picks a random topic out of the newspaper and makes it the topic of a few of their songs.

However, this album's unabashed metal-core and polished producing simply blows its previous effort, laced, out of the water. Laced was easily a 3-4 star effort and still remains in my CD rotation.

I beleive "What you got" is the first single and by far the only bad mark o nthe alubm. Over polished and over produced, this track seems like limp bizkit on speed, yet has an undeiably catchy, if not annoying, hook.

Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 12 and 13 are my favorites...i apologize for nto writing a more hard hitting review, but I had to let you all know this album is suprisingly amazing and I can't get enough of it.

3-0 out of 5 stars different but okay
it seems like a huge Limp Bizkit rip off and we all know there are too many of those. But these guys seem to put a lot of heart into it. I was a little weary of purchasing this album but after awhile I decided to just go ahead and do it. I don't regret it but some of you out there are pretty picky about your music, so watch your step. ... Read more

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Great Milenko
Average Customer Review: 4.48 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (12 August, 1997)
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Comedy hip-hop generally takes the low route, doing either physical humor (cf. The Fat Boys) or a litany of cheap-shots and potty-talk (cf. 2 Live Crew). Insane Clown Posse does both. But they're also side-splittingly funny for a couple listens--and pretty good with the beats and samples besides. The concept's like this: These two white guys have a vision of global unity that has something to do with dressing as clowns and spraying soda all over everything. They're, like, dead or something, so they have supernatural powers, and each album they put out represents a card in this eternal trump hand that'll call God back to earth when it's all collected together. If you can think of anything funnier on the spot, go get a record deal. --Gavin McNett ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Great Milenko (review)
"The Great Milenko" by ICP is one of the best CD's EVER!! I'll walk y'all through it a little, so you'll know why it was one of the best CD's:
1) Intro-9.5/10- Alice Cooper did a great job on the narration. It really sets the tone for the album.
2) Great Milenko-9/10- It's a little over a minute long. Kind of like another intro, but it gives more detail to the great milenko himself
3) Hokus Pokus-11/10- One of the strongest tracks on the CD. Funny lyrics, too.
4) Piggy Pie-11/10- Kick-ass lyrics, and the chorus is cool too. The skit after the song was hillarious.
5) How Many Times-7/10- I don't know why, but this track was pretty weak. The beat was okay and the lyrics were too, but something about it made it sound repetitive.
6) Southwest Voodoo-11/10- Another one of the best songs on the album
7) Halls of Illusions-10/10- Great lyrics and meaning
8) Under the Moon-9/10- the eerie music and bizarre lyrics made the track stand out on this CD. Another one of my favorite ones.
9) What is a Juggalo-8/10- The lyrics are okay, but the chorus sucks.
10) House of Horrors-8/10- I liked this track at first, but then it started to get old...fast
11) Boogie Woogie Wu-4/10- I hate this song so much, I don't wanna even review it
12) Neden Game-100/10-(no that isn't a typo)The track is set up like a dating gameshow. I guarantee you'll love this one.
13) Hellalujah-100/10- Great skits, the lyrics are the reason i'm not religious (why should you have to spend money for a blessing?).
14) Down With the Clown-100/10- A juggalo anthem. Need I say more?
15) Just Like That-9/10- This track reminds me of something from Ringmaster
16) Pass Me By-8/10- Pretty fair track. That's all.
Anyway, I hoped my review helped in trying to figure out whether you want this album of not. This one is DEFINITELY for the juggalos.MMFCL!!

5-0 out of 5 stars one of the greatest CDs ever
great milenko is my favourite ICP cd they've made because it's the most juggalo sounding of them all and all the songs are incredibly catchy and the lyrics are wicked any way a review of the songs
1. Intro - very dark and scary the best intro of any of their CDs 9/10
2. Great milenko - wicked short song, very catchy beat 10/10
3. Hokus Pokus - one of their best songs ever, funny as lyrics, for the juggalos
4. piggy pie pretty cool song, great chorus and amusing lyrics 8/10
5. how many times? - one of their darkest songs, good slow beat but repetitive 8/10
6. southwest voodoo - probably their best song ever wicked easy to follow lyrics, awesome beat wicked juggalo pleaser 10/10
7. halls of illusions - very good song and different meaning to your regular ICP songs and cool guitar riffs in the chorus, very aggressive track 10/10
8. under the moon - not bad but it sounds too much like something off the wraith. 5/10
9. what is a juggalo - wicked song about as good as hokus pokus, hilarious lyrics 10/10
10. house of horrors - great song with a wicked beat, sounds like most of the stuff on the riddle box 9/10
11. boogie wooggie wu - ok song, a bit childish, not something i'd listen to all the time 6/10
12. the neden game - very funny song, cool beat, but i think jokers wild was a better gameshow style song 8/10
13. hellalujah - pretty funny song but gets annoying and doesnt have enough of a beat 6/10
14. down with the clown - absaloutely wicked song, same style juggalo song like hokus pokus and southwest voodoo, wicked beat, catchy lyrics, very long outro.10/10
15. just like that - pretty cool song but a bit fast, sounds like something off ringmaster 7/10
16. pass me by - pretty good but they should have made a better song for the outro. 6/10

overall this CD gets 10/10 for the 10/10 songs alone, you wont find better songs on other Cds after you listen to southwest voodoo, hokus pokus, halls of illusions, down with the clown and what is a juggalo.

5-0 out of 5 stars the best jokers card ever!!!!!!!
before i say anything i'd like to say that i recommend that every juggalo and juggalet should get this album.<br /> <br /> 1.intro-7/10 the intro is pretty cool,a little funny.<br /> <br /> 2.great milenko-5/10 sort of like another intro,it's alright<br /> <br /> 3.hokus pokus-10/10 awesome song!funny and a great beat and chorus<br /> <br /> 4.piggy pie-8/10 preety good song.awesome lyrics and beat.the skit of the end of the song is funny as hell!!! i gurantee you will laugh.i tape recorded this and played it in my math class.everyone loved the skit and laughed their ass off,teacher got mad though.<br /> <br /> 5.how many times-3/10 not that good,thats all i can say.<br /> <br /> 6.southwest voodoo-6/10 this song is fair<br /> <br /> 7.halls of illusions-10/10 completely awesome song.everything in it is great.<br /> <br /> 8.under the moon-not sure what i could say about this one.sorry.<br /> <br /> 9.what is a juggalo-10/10 this song is for every juggalo!i recommend every juggalo listens to this song!!!<br /> <br /> 10.house of horrors-3/10 not really good lyrics,beat,or humor.<br /> <br /> 11.boogie woogie wu-7/10 fair.a little horror,good chorus,and good beat.<br /> <br /> 12.the neden game-100/10 insanely awesome laugh your ass off track!!!get ready to play a dating game with extremely crude humor and crude sexual comments!listen to this song!!!!!!!!!!<br /> <br /> 13.hellalujah-not sure about this one either.sorry.<br /> <br /> 14.down with the clown-10/10 a juggalo and jugglets song.very good lyrics,chorus,and beat.<br /> <br /> 15.just like that-9/10 everything in this song is good.just short.<br /> <br /> 16.pass me by-2/10 not a good song. ... Read more

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Slipknot
Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (29 June, 1999)
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The album cover of this self-titled release depicts the members of Slipknot in creepy masks, the dark image confirmed by the presence of a parental advisory sticker. Inside, foul language and subversive lyrics complete the picture. Yet Slipknot are no Insane Clown Posse, using hyperbole to mask a lack of talent. Slipknot's sound, while indebted to the likes of Korn, is more aggressive and creative. Indeed, it's a closer kin to Slayer and death metal, yet listenable and surprisingly melodic. The common denominator among Slipknot and the late '90s crop of neo-metal-rap bands is producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Limp Bizkit), who discovered the Iowa-bred Slipknot and signed them to his label, I Am Records. His stellar production, melded with wonderfully creepy percussive elements, a sampler, a DJ, metallic-grind guitars, and singer Corey Taylor's immense passion and wide melodic range, makes Slipknot immensely listenable. Slipknot isn't for everyone, but they provide a visceral and satisfying ride for fans of the hard stuff. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars good stuff
OK I WENT INTO A MUSIC STORE ONE DAY AND I SAW A CD BY THE NAME OF SLIPKNOT HANGIN AROUND (IT WAS A CRUDDY OVERPRICED MESSY MUSIC STORE). I DIDNT HAVE MY CASH WITH ME SO I CAME BACK THE NEXT DAY AND BOUGHT IT FOR 22$.I WAS SO PLEASED WHEN I HEARD IT THAT THEY AUTOMATICALLY BECAME MY FAVORITE BAND. I RECOMMEND YOU BUY THIS CD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT IS SO GOOD YOU CAN SING ALONG TO ALMOST EVERY SONG. KORN STEP ASIDE HERE COMES A BETTER BRAND OF METAL. BEST SONGS (THEYRE ALL GREAT BUT SOME ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS) ARE 742617000027 (1) SIC (2) EYELESS (3)WAIT AND BLEED (4) SURFACING (5) SPIT IT OUT (6) TATTERED AND TORN (7) FRAIL LIMB NURSERY (8) PURITY (9) LIBERATE (10) PROSTHETICS (11) NO LIFE (12) DILUTED (13) ONLY ONE (14) AND SCISSORS (15). NOW THAT YOU KNOW THE BEST TRACKS I COMMAND YOU TO BUY THIS ALBUM AT AMAZON.COM SO YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY THE MONEY I PAID (AND AMAZON.COM IS A USER FRIENDLY SOURCE).

5-0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece
Firstly i'll begin this review by responding to the ignorant one star review by Slayerized. How you can say that this band lacks talent and then flog off the pathetic nu metal band Sevendust and to a lesser extent the new age Sepultura. You obviously know very little about good guitarists because the two Slipknot guitarists put their sevendust opponents to shame with some of the best and most complex riffing you are likely to here in the nu metal world. Also you did not mention anything about the brilliant drumming work of Joey Jordison (with minimal assistance from the two percussionists). Joey in my opinion has joined the likes of Igor Cavalera (sepultura), Vinnie paul (Pantera), Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad), Dave Lombardo (ex-slayer, Fantomas) and Raymond Herrera (fear factory) as one of the finest drummers in the world. Incidentally Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose would not make my top 100 list of best drummers.

Anyway back to the task at hand... This mesmerising debut from the Iowa nine piece is a refreshing change from the lame brigade of nu metal bands and rap metal wannabes infesting the current metal scene (e.g. Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin park, taproot, Disturbed, sevendust, papa Roach etc, etc...). Boasting a blistering twin axe attack, complimented by rumbling down tuned basslines, brilliant percussion and doublebass onslaught and creepy samples/scratches this watertight lineup impresses well before frontman Corey Taylor screams intelligent, aggressive heartfelt vocals while still displaying melody and a terrific vocal range. This music is death metal with greater variation and melody and a very minimal hip-hop influence (only one, liberate, no life). The best songs on this album are Eyeless, surfacing, SIC, wait and bleed, purity (now taken off the album), spit it out, and the atmospheric album closer scissors. However, the whole album is brilliant with the songs wait and bleed, no life, only one and liberate showcasing Corey's impressive vocal range and the brilliant grooves and change ups by a band of tremendous talent.

I am not a huge fan of nu metal but slipknot take the genre to another level with this masterful debut. Apparently their upcoming sophomore effort will be even faster and heavier then this album!!! As for slayerized why don't you listen to some real metal such as Strapping Young lad, Pantera, Acid bath, fear factory, Machine Head, old metallica and Skinlab ( however stick with Slayer) and then try to criticise this album. By the way White Zombie were legendary Rob Zombie is a joke!!

5-0 out of 5 stars SORRY ITS NOT TUPAC ALL YOU WIGGERS OUT THERE!!
GREAT CD! NOT FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU SIT BACK AND THINK YOUR TOUGH,COOL,AND LISTEN TO RAP ALL DAY AND WANNA BE A "GANGSTA" AS ALL YOU WIGGERS THINK YOU ARE ANYWAYS, YOU PROBOBALLY WONT LIKE IT,DONT BOTHER OR WASTE YOU TIME ... Read more

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L.D. 50
Average Customer Review: 4.04 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars pure metal
this is the best math-metal ive heard. The singer can scream and sing the second after. the bassist is currently one of the best metal bassist and the drummer is very good too. the guitarist is good too, but the melody is more played by the bassist.

1. Monolith: an intro...
2. Dig: a classic (for me), 1st single
3. Internal Primates Forever: this track is... special .. it talks about being addicted to drugs. one of my favorite on the album
4. -1: good track, a lot of screaming/singing
5. Death Blooms: very poetic.. 2nd single
6. Golden Ratio: interlude
7. Cradle: very cool song, my favorite with internal primates forever, nothing to gein and severed
8. Nothing To Gein: very good bass playing in this one
9. Mutatis Mutandis: interlude
10. Everything and Nothing: bof.. i dont like this track but theres a bass solo if you have the courage to listen to the entire track
11. Severed: Wow, there a lot of emotions into singing ! (a little bit like "(Per)version of a truth" in the new album)
12. Recombinant Resurgence: interlude
13. Prod: ...like Everything and Nothing, but there's no bass solo
14. Pharmaecopia: a song about drugs
15. Under My Skin: a kind of rap... but Chad isnt a good rapper so... isnt a very good track, there's a bass/drum solo in the middle, pretty good
16. (K)now F(orever): The longtest track on the album (approx. 7 mins), its good
17. Lethal Dosage: Lethal Dosage=L.D., 50=50%, L.D.50= Lethal Dosage 50%, and thats means the quantity of something to kill 50% of specimens...

5-0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but damn near it
When I first listened to this cd, the only track I really liked on it was "Dig." After a few listens though, I began to appreciate the entire cd as a great original work of art. Although some songs sound similar to Slipknot, the excellent production (and the fact that there are only 4 band memebers) gives Mudvayne a cleaner sound that's just as heavy. The lyrics on L.D. 50, however, are unlike anything from Slipknot. "The overall theme of the album reflects and embodies ideas about the evolution of consciousness, transformation, and the risks involved in experimenting with things that can change a person's point of view, internally and externally," Just go to their website and read the words to the songs and you'll see that they're more than just the aggressive screaming that's become a trend in hard rock music. As for the music itself, Kud manages to flow smoothly from melodic singing to harsh growling while Ryknow and Gurrg hammer out some brutal bass and guitar lines to complement, and sPaG is awesome on drums. It all totals out to be an amazing, original masterpiece.

5-0 out of 5 stars A cd worth buying
Okay, this album rules. It's my favorite album by any band by far. "L.D. 50" follows a theme of evolution throughout the entire album and covers some events that we as people go through in our lifetime. Some events are addiction (internal primates forever), neglect (cradle), rights to suicide - a song about Chad's (KuD) grandmother (death blooms), bad relationships (severed), people who are always acting negative toward you(-1), and then there are some other things thrown into the mix. Like "Nothing to Gein", a song about the grave robber Ed Gein, and a "scary story" of the world coming to an end in "Prod." By far the most interesting lyrics on the album goes to the song "Everything and Nothing," a song that for the most part doesn't make any sense but it comes across as a pretty brilliant song. "(k) Now F (orever)" a song about eternal time, and "Pharmaecopia" which is a book that lists certain drugs (by seeing two songs on this album dealing with drugs you would think that they're a bunch of crazy musicians that have sampled every drug in the book; but they're probably far from that - they were going for the overall theme of addiction and allowing foreign substances to enter your body.) Then we have the two brutal songs in "Dig," a song about people trying to change you and "Under My Skin," a song about people sticking their nose into your business and getting under your skin. From start to finish this album is the best i've ever heard and it's just about 70 minutes long so it's worth it to buy it.

Many people compare MuDvAyNe to Slipknot, which is a little unfair since they're both two really different bands and sound nothing alike. Slipknot is also a great band and friends of MuDvAyNe but if you think they sound the same, listen to L.D. 50 and you'll change your mind.

At first listen MuDvAyNe is a hard listen, they even say it themselves. So listen to this album a few times through and read the lyrics because Chad (KuD) writes some really deep lyrics with a lot of emotion and if you ever get the chance to see them live, do it. I saw them three times in one year and they were the best shows i've ever seen. ... Read more

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