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All Eyez on Me
Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (13 February, 1996)
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Simultaneously serving as both endless fodder for intellectual debates and the album most likely to be blaring out of the adjacent car's window, All Eyez on Me is a phenomenon that packs a wallop with every listen. Unquestionably the most nihilistic album to top the Billboard charts--and it's doubtful that any will match it--Eyez also manages to dish out the good-times dance tunes and still flow seamlessly. Recording commenced within hours of Tupac Shakur's release from prison, and a year's worth of pent-up ideas are unleashed with a fury akin to lifting the lid on a box of plutonium. The line between high art and insufferable reality, possibilities and self-destruction, has never been so blurred. Eyez is a landmark achievement that is unlikely to be topped by any heir apparent to the hip-hop crown. --Gregg Turkington ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A CLASSIC
the title says it all, this is the best album 2pac has ever put out along with makaveli the don killuminati....here you can listen to the raw, gangsta side of tupac....great beats, great flows, great everything.....you will never get tired of listening to this cd, it's filled with dope songs that could've made the cut on the greatest hits cd like "ambitionz as a ridah", "only god can judge me", "can't c me", "holla at me", and "heaven ain't hard to find"....with a pack of star guest appearances you can't resist this great effort by the greatest rapper of all time, believe me, i have listened to many rap artists before and no one has quenched my thirst for great rap music like Tupac has....other than a ONLY couple of weak songs there is no flaws on this album, buy it today!

5-0 out of 5 stars The greatest rapper to ever live...ever!
No one can deny the impact that Tupac Shakur had on not justthe rap industry but the music industry as well. This double-cd (kindof rare for rap artists to do this at the time) is a magnificent collaboration of music. It is original, revolutionary and just plain awesome. The reason I say it is revolutionary because after All Eyez on me was released, many rappers brought out double-albums (e.g. Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony, Notorious B.I.G., Master P) There would have been some singles off the second album, but I think they were "too controversial", too many explicit lyrics they had to edit. Unlike his rivals from Bad Boy, Tupac did not rely on sampling to sell his records. He had original beats and fascinating lyrics. Songs like "Life Goes On", "I Ain't Mad at Cha", and "Heaven Ain't Hard to Find" show this. It is not just the serious songs. I thought "Thug Passion", "All About U" and "How Do You want It" were the best songs. They're not politically correct but so what? Hell, the truth can't always fit the mold. Awesome beats, badass lyrics, and hard-hitting songs makes this album a masterpiece. It is not perfect (if there was a 4 1/2, I'd put it). I would have liked the original version of "California Love" and "Hit 'em Up" on here. I can't have everything. Oh, well. There are at least 18 songs I like on this album that will compensate for it. Oh and one more thing. If All Eyez on Me sold at least 7 million copies, wouldn't it be 14X Platinum. Double albums count as 2 don't they, compared to 1 for single albums. Unless the 2 figures in the real count; so in essence he sold at least 3.5 million (double-cd) copies of his album.

5-0 out of 5 stars All Eyez on Me is a classic Hip\Hop album
This album could have been made his greatest hits album by itself. This is the best rap album along with classics like Illmatic, Ready to Die, Straight Outta Compton, and Chronic. Every song on this album is a masterpiece with the exeption of What's ya phone # which is still a good song. My favorite songs are I Ain't Mad At Cha, 2 of Amerika's Most Wanted, Heartz of Men, California Love RMX, and Shorty Want To Be a Thug. You are not a true rap fan without this album in your collection. ... Read more

Asin: B00000163G


2001
Average Customer Review: 4.42 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (16 November, 1999)
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Despite the number of guests on hand, Dr. Dre's decade-/century-/millennium-ending sequel to The Chronic is, like its predecessor, less a stack of posse cuts and more an elegantly seamless work from West Coast hip-hop's premier auteur. Deliberately cinematic in everything from its mix of moods to dramatic musical surges, 2001 is Dre's assessment of the gangsta life in medium shots. No longer fully immersed in violence and random sex, yet aware of their attraction, he often lets his guests blow steam about whatever's on their minds. When he takes stock of gangbanging circa late '99, though, he drops his neutral tone; he even provides another half-joking but stern warning to protégé Eminem on "What's the Difference." Between his discovery of Slim Shady, visits from old pal Snoop Dogg, and, most of all, the masterful sound and flow of this CD, Dre should shut down all talk of his supposed irrelevance. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars THE bud BOMBS
I have heard alot about this album and finally decided to listen to it. I was very unsatisfied and only 3 songs on the album caught my attention. Dre utilizes a similar format for all his sounds. Considered by many to be the greatest rap producer of all time, Dre fails to live up to his billing. Misogynistic and explicit lyrics aside, the beats are pretty decent as with all Dre albums. Dre CANNOT recapture the power and feel of the original Chronic. The genius of the first album is it Perfectly Captured the Moment. It was like walking into COMPTON and taking a picture. You can't TRY to reproduce a classic. The orginal Chronic was great cause everything just happened to come together. For those who don't know DRE can't really rap. I doubt he even writes most of the music, according to Daz, Dre rips off alot of other artists sounds.What Dre does have is a good ear and a good feel for sound levels and effects. I am very glad I didn't buy it, MTV once again determines the sales of most albums. Keep in mind what SUGE KNIGHT said, Dre doesn't do alot. In 14 years as a rapper he has only completed about 5 records! 2PAC did five records in about 20 months! Dre also avoids utilizing the reggae bottom coupled with high end key boards and loose funky beats which was his signature sound. Should have stayed with the FUNK. Maybe George Clinton should save the day again?

5-0 out of 5 stars THE NOTORIOUS D.R.E PROVED AGAIN HE IS THE BEST ONE AROUND!
I always believed Dr. Dre is the best rap producer ever. But I was afraid his album won't live up to the hype it caused. West Coast rap had developped a lot since The Chronic and I wasn't sure if Dre would be able to come up like he always used to - amazing, always with something new, innovating and better than anything else around. And he did! The man is a music genius with an incredible talent for creating music. His new album brings us some new gangsta s%#t as well as a lot of the good old one so many of us love. The prodcution is just breathtaking, with beats that just blow yo' mind. Dr. Dre uses a lot of guest artists on the album - Snoop Dogg, Devin, Kurupt,Mary J Blige, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, Eminem, King Tee, Hittman and many more. The album's got 17 songs and 5 skits. It deas with a lot of topics - the game today, drinkin', pimpin', Playahaters, gangbangin' and of course sex. Dr. Dre created a masterpiece, and it's the best album in the last 2 or three years. It's a west coast album of course but any real open minded rap fan should get it cause if you really know something about hip hop you'll love this album! I guarantee.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dr.Dre 2001
I think that this album is ok, but for sure, Dr.Dre can't touch Eazy E. I like the songs F*** You, Still Dre, and the next episode, but if you want some real gangsta rap, than just pick up an Eazy E album. ... Read more

Asin: B000023VR6


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Bow Down
Average Customer Review: 4.39 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 October, 1996)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Terrorist Threats is better
This album sort of introduces the Westside Connection for the first time along with WC and Mack 10, with Ice Cube already being well-known.
Part of this album is about dissin the critics from New York, and everybody not down with the Westside Connection. It also is about that the Westside Connection is going to be and almost already is on top. There are some select songs that just describe members in the group in general like 3 Time Felons and The Gangsta, Killa, and Dopedealer.
My personal favorite songs are Bow Down, Westward Ho and Hoo-Bangin.
This is one of my favorite westside albums, the only problem is the ammount of songs here, 10.
This album is worth most of your money, but I suggest you buy Terrorist Threats instead.

3-0 out of 5 stars Above Average Album
The Westside Connection shocked the world in 1995 with their multiplatinum album Bow Down. Ice Cube Mack 10 and WC are west coast Hip Hop legends. Tracks like bow down, New York New York, and Gangstas Make the World Go Around are all pretty well put together tracks. Im not really that much into west coast and down south hiphop but this is well worth checking out if you already havent.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
Pretty good album. Mack 10 & W.C. pretty good.
1. World Domination- Dont rate intro's.
2. Bow Down- First single. It pretty good. 4/5
3. Gangsta's Make The World Go Round- 2nd single. Dont like it. 2.5/5
4. All The Critics In New York- Pretty much dissing NYC. not bad. 3/5
5. Do You Like Criminals F/ K-Dee- Pretty good. 3.5/5
6. Gangsta's Dont Dance- Skit.
7. The Gangsta, The Killa And The Dope Dealer- Not Bad. 3/5
8. Cross Em Out And Put An A 'K- Not Bad. 3/5
9. King Of The Hill- Dissing Cypress Hill. 5/5
10. 3 Time Felons- Barely A pass. 2.5/5
11. Westward Ho- pretty good. 4/5
12. The Pledge- Skit.
13. Hoo-Bangin F/ K-Dee, Tha Comrades & All Frum Tha l- O.k. 3/5
I also own Terrorist Threats by westside connection, Ice Cube's greatest hits Mack 10's The Paper Route and W.C.'s ghetto heisman and i think all those titles are better. ... Read more

Asin: B000003ADA
Sales Rank: 46001


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War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (17 November, 1998)
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Nearly a decade into his career, Ice Cube remains at the forefront of gangsta rap--but when it comes to manipulating sounds, he sometimes seems one-dimensional, especially when compared with the likes of Snoop Doggy Dogg (who had a lot of help in that department from Cube's old N.W.A. mate Dr. Dre) and sample master Sean "Puffy" Combs. But on War & Peace, Vol. 1, Cube's first album in five years, the hip-hop renaissance man reestablishes himself as a kingpin in the studio as well as on the street. Every song is surrounded by minor-key melodies and moody flourishes that enhance the effect of the intimidating lyrics, and the overall sound of the mix is rich and deep. Cube doesn't stop there, however, adding touches such as a No Doubt sample loop on "War and Peace" and a queasy guitar riff on "Fuck Dying," compliments of neo-metal marauders Korn. Ice Cube plans to follow up The War Disc with The Peace Disc, which he says will be mellower and more ethereal, but for now, Cube remains the hardest in the game. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars -----ICE CUBE HASN'T LOST A STEP!! Believe it!-----
With his first solo album since "Leathal Injection" (1993) Ice Cube showes that he is still one of the best rap artists around. on the War Disc he comes out very strong on every single track - hardcore gangsta lyrics as he knows so well. The production is also perfect. The beats, the music, the voice arrangement, everything. The album is made of smooth hardcore funk and reminds musically of the WSC album the multiplatinum selling Bow Down.

The album deals with living in the rap industry, life in the ghetto and it also touches some social subjects. Ice Cube's voice and delivery are as ruthless as ever.

The only problem on this album is the guest appearences. This new artist name Mr. Short Khop appears on almost half of the songs. I think he should go back to where he came from and give up rapping. His voice is extremely annoying and his lyrics are stupid. Mack 10 drops a verse on "The Curse of Money" but that's it. I'm wondering "Where's WC, K-Dee or some other fellow gangsta rappers Cube is down with?". Yet Cube does a great job without them. If only he used that Short Khop less it would be nice.

Other than that there are 17 songs on the album and one interlude. Ice Cube raps with much rage and emotion on the album and that's something rara these days.

This is a GREAT album by one of the greatest artists in the hip hop history - The Don Mega - Ice Cube. Some of the best tracks are "Ask about me", "Dr. Frankestein", "F--- Dying", "Ghetto Vet", "Greed", "Cash Over A--", "If I was f---ing you", Penetentiary" and many more. Get this album if you wanna hear some original gangsta rap and hear Cube again at his best! WESTSIDE FOR LIFE!

4-0 out of 5 stars Ice Cube's still in the game with "War Vol. 1"
We've all heard the haters. "Ice Cube isn't coming hard enough." "Ice Cube's latest album is nothing compared to his past work." "War isn't really a war on anything, just Cube spoutin' off." But don't listen to the haters. Listen to the fans who know Ice Cube. That doesn't mean just listening to whatever is popular on the radio, but knowing his whole career from NWA (and the Posse) to his current status. If you're a true Cube fan, you can fully appreciate "War." So it isn't like his other albums. Why would anyone pay money to have an album that sounds exactly like the one before it? Sit down and be quiet and really LISTEN to "War." The beats are kickin' and while many of Cube's lyrics may lack his previous political agenda, his flow is tight and his rhymes are as hard as ever. If you're expectin' the Jherri Curl wearin' Cube of Boyz N'The Hood, then maybe you should steer clear of "War." But if you're simply interested in groovin' and bobbin' your head, then you'll pick up "War" and anxiously await "Peace."

1-0 out of 5 stars Cube's worst album and a disgrace to gangsta rap
Ice Cube was yet to release a bad album when this came out. I decided to buy it since Ice Cube is one of my favorite artists, but there isn't 1 good track on this entire CD. It is truly the only album I own that I would give a 1 star rating to, and I have some other fairly bad albums. Please do not listen to this if you want to hear good Ice Cube, any other release from him will do, but not this. His lyrics have gotten to be stupid at times, but by far the worst aspect of this album is the TERRIBLE production. I am not feeling the whole rock vibe at all, I mean it's cool Cube is expanding his musical horizons, but this isn't that way to do. Thankfully Cube's nex release, Volume 2 The Peace Disk was much better. ... Read more

Asin: B00000DFRV


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War & Peace, Vol.2 (The Peace Disc)
Average Customer Review: 3.99 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 March, 2000)
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Is it too obvious to note that there's little peace to be found on the second volume of Ice Cube's would-be conceptual set? Throughout The Peace Disc, Cube and guests return to the theme "Keep it gangsta"--which at least partly means projecting an image of embattled, weary, but proud warriors at every turn. While strongly produced and delivered, the songs generally don't signify much that we haven't heard before. A few party tracks ("You Can Do It") and the somewhat softhearted "Until We Rich" stand out, but there's little here really worth mentioning in the same breath as Cube classics as far afield as "It Was a Good Day" and "When I Get to Heaven." --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A HUGE dissapointment!!
The Peace disc is Ice Cube's worst album ever. In fact, he's never released a weak album untill now. I am one of those who loved The War Disc - yes, I think it's really good. But the Peace disc - it's a whole new ball-game. I had to force myself to give it a 3 and not less. The album has some great songs and some really, really WACK ones. It starts off with a NWA-reunion on the song "Hello" - it's a very good song, but comparing it to the old NWA... come on, get real. After that there's "You ain't got to lie" which is a strong and funny track about them liars. Other standout tracks are the catchy dancefloor hit "You Can Do It", "Roll All Day", "Can U Bounce" and "24 Mo' Hours". The rest is either weak or unlistenable! Track like the cheesy song with Krazy Bone - I could NEVER listen to it! Or that heavy-sampled Puff Daddy produced track "Gotta be insanity". And there are a few more that are just dissapointing. On many points it seems like Ice Cube just doesn't know what to talk about, and even when he can come out with some good lyrics you may be dissapointed by weak production. Out of this album I love about 5 or 6 songs, most of the rest I'll skip. I can't believe people around here are rating this album as 5 stars as a perfect album!! Have they forgotten "Death Certificate" or "AmeriKKa's Most Wanted"?... I guess they think it's on the same level, huh? Well, OK. People who really understand music know the truth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gnagsta S**T
Has to be one of the best albums ive every heard. The first ice cube album i ever bought and im hooked. This album single handedly turned me into a big cube fan.

3-0 out of 5 stars Heard better
Not his best, After buying this (along time ago) I still cant get into it. Just something different, like he didnt spend the time that needed to be spent on this album. Ice Cube is a great rapper, just not this time. ... Read more

Asin: B00004I9SP


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Doggystyle
Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Hip Hop Classic
This is Snoop's best work yet. This cd is what, 6 years oldnow. But it's still bumpin. I love "What's My Name?" cuzit's a great song for groovin' and "Gin&Juice". "What's My Name" has the same back ground beat that's heard on Dr. Dre's "Dre Day" and Snoop's "G-Funk intro". Other great songs on here are "Doggy Dogg World" which is kind of smooth, "For All My B-----z and My N-----z" has a good beat to it, "Lodi Dodi" which an updated version of Slick Rick's "La Di Da Di" but with more of a westcoast flava, "Serial Killa" and when Snoop rhymes about getting shot and whitnessing near death experience on "Murder Was The Case". Also, Daz and Dre diss Eazy-E on the "Lodi Dodi intro" were Dre says "Yo Eazy comes, Eazy goes" than his 9mm pops. This album was released during the G-Funk era. Now it's the wack era. I sure miss those days when Gangsta Rap was hard, angry, bad a-- beats, and violent. If you love that real gangsta s--t, than this is the one to get. so GO BY THIS ALBUM! END

5-0 out of 5 stars Passionate and enchanting; a true hip-hop classic.
An excellent look at the artistic integrity of hip-hop, young Snoop Doggy Dogg won the hearts of many with this truly beautiful debut album. Always cool with a touch of jazz swing, this album touches even the deepest reaches of the soul with its enchanting sounds and Snoop's clever lyrics and undeniably entertaining drawl. Every single aspect of the album is amazing; as passionate as the moon in a dark forest night. Doggystyle sounds as smooth as the flowing through a pond. In this current day and age of hip-hop, there rarely is anything as fun and innovative as this. Snoop Doggy Dogg definitely out-did himself on this album, and with help from his friend Dr. Dre (who produced every single track, but was not featured on any), Doggystyle can certainly be called a gem.

The highlights on this album include the lively "G-Funk Introduction", which features a running bass line and a verse from the crazy Lady Of Rage, "Gin and Juice", one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time, laced by Dr. Dre's signature high-pitched keyboard trills and funky guitar. The best part of the song, though, is signature Snoop, as he turns in the performance of a lifetime. Another amazingly well-done track is "The Shiznit", which has a flute-looped chorus and one of Snoop's greatest performances on the album, as he spits mind-boggling rhymes, Snoop's razor-sharp remake of Slick Rick's old school hip-hop classic, "Lodi Dodi", another amazing performance from Snoop, and sultry background vocals from Nancy Fletcher, the famous "Murder Was The Case", which is a tale told by Snoop reminiscent of Arabian Nights legends. The fast-paced song "Serial Killer", which features Kurupt, Daz, The D.O.C., and RBX, for an interesting jam, the classic "Who Am I (What's My Name?)", with a beat signed by Dr. Dre, and one of Snoop's better rap solos. I found it hard to believe that no one here had mentioned the piano-laced "For All", which features partners Kurupt, Daz, and Lady Of Rage, one of the better tracks (even though Snoop lays out). The very best track is "Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)", which features Nate Dogg, Kurupt, and Warren G. It has some of the best production I've ever heard, and is the song Mariah Carey sampled for her "Heartbreaker (Remix)". Other highlights include the gently bouncing "Doggy Dogg World", which features Daz, Kurupt, and The Dramatics (a famous soul group). It is laced by an acoustic piano and a flute, the piano-laced "Gs and Hustlas", one of the better tracks, and the head bobbing "Pump Pump", which definitely bounces, and features Lil' Malik. Those were all the tracks, and they were all excellent. Even "Bathtub", the introduction to the album, had passion and meaning.

To conclude my review, Snoop Doggy Dogg's Doggystyle is a hip-hop classic. I enjoyed every aspect of the album. It's pretty obvious why Snoop's other albums weren't as good as this one, and that's because he didn't work with Dr. Dre as much. Snoop's later music is still good, with the exception of The Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told, but he needs to get back with Dre to repeat the greatness of this. Always and forever, Snoop Doggy Dogg's first album will be a classic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Snoop Dogg/Doggystyle
This is a must have album! Every song on it is great!
Top 5 Songs: (No Order)
Ain't No Fun
Pump Pump
Gin & Juice
Murder Was The Case
Who Am I? (What's My Name) ... Read more

Asin: B000024LML
Sales Rank: 94725


Still I Rise
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 December, 1999)
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Still I Rise, the third posthumous release of "new" material by Tupac Shakur, is not surprisingly a mixed bag. Recorded in 1996 with the Outlawz, the disc at its best does showcase the power of 'Pac. More politically acute (and complexly anti-Clinton) than most gangsta rap even attempts to be, "Letter to the President" and "The Good Die Young" find the star turning in some of his most focused lyrics and performances. Elsewhere, he often cedes the mic to other voices; the collaborations that result--"Secretz of War," "Tattoo Tears," the title cut--are the equivalent of campfire songs for the latter-day black cowboy. Dominated by phat beats and familiar imagery, they entertain but hardly illuminate. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best
The worst aspect of Tupac Shakur's death was the uncontrollable inevitability of it all. Even if he hadn't been cruelly gunned down, anyone who was paying attention knew his story wouldn't have a happy ending. His public persona was so confused: a tempestuous mix of poet, thug, sensitive soul, and woman-chasing playa. The same elements that made his downfall so unavoidable are the ones that make it a no-brainer that he would continue to fascinate and sell records years after he took his residence in heaven's ghetto. STILL I RISE is 2Pac's fifth posthumous release. For all his posing and posturing, 2Pac did possess a lifetime worth of talent, talent that was crammed into his brief time in the spotlight. Even what's left over at this late date has significant artistic merit. From "Letter to the President," an earnest, simple, and direct admonition to Bill Clinton to the simple, perfectly old-school "Homeboyz" (which harkens back to his DU days), the tracks on STILL I RISE showcase what 2Pac was--an intelligent, complex talent.

Really, Tupac scares me. Not because he's become the black Elvis-with Tupac sitings as common as those of the famed entertainer-but because he continues to be so good, even in his death. One of the phenomenal talents of the late 20th century, Tupac Shakur didn't know how to write a bad song. Drawing from a life filled with pain and more pain, Tupac laid down his rhymes with an honest heart, never fearing consequences. He wrote about his Mama when it wasn't cool to be soft, forever etching him in the hearts of women everywhere. The rap-ballad "Still I Rise" could be a sequel to "Dear Mama," as it reaches for clarity in a world gone mad. "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" offers hope to youths who can't see their way out of the crime-prison-death cycle. "Even when the road is hard / Never give up," he preaches. The long-anticipated album unites him with his beloved Outlawz, what's left of them anyway. When Pac was alive, his Outlawz were his family-five teens he rolled with, boys he took care of when no one else cared. Shortly after Pac's death, the Outlaw-Yafeu Fula-was also murdered and the death goes on and on. Much of this record speaks to death, and it's not surprising. From the Golden Gate to the Apple State, the streets are filled with kids like Tupac, and even in his death, he's still giving them hope.

5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest Artist of "Generation X": Tupac Shakur!
The worst aspect of Tupac Shakur's death was the uncontrollable inevitability of it all. Even if he hadn't been cruelly gunned down, anyone who was paying attention knew his story wouldn't have a happy ending. His public persona was so confused: a tempestuous mix of poet, thug, sensitive soul, and woman-chasing playa. The same elements that made his downfall so unavoidable are the ones that make it a no-brainer that he would continue to fascinate and sell records years after he took his residence in heaven's ghetto. STILL I RISE is 2Pac's fifth posthumous release. For all his posing and posturing, 2Pac did possess a lifetime worth of talent, talent that was crammed into his brief time in the spotlight. Even what's left over at this late date has significant artistic merit. From "Letter to the President," an earnest, simple, and direct admonition to Bill Clinton to the simple, perfectly old-school "Homeboyz" (which harkens back to his DU days), the tracks on STILL I RISE showcase what 2Pac was--an intelligent, complex talent.

Really, Tupac scares me. Not because he's become the black Elvis-with Tupac sitings as common as those of the famed entertainer-but because he continues to be so good, even in his death. One of the phenomenal talents of the late 20th century, Tupac Shakur didn't know how to write a bad song. Drawing from a life filled with pain and more pain, Tupac laid down his rhymes with an honest heart, never fearing consequences. He wrote about his Mama when it wasn't cool to be soft, forever etching him in the hearts of women everywhere. The rap-ballad "Still I Rise" could be a sequel to "Dear Mama," as it reaches for clarity in a world gone mad. "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)" offers hope to youths who can't see their way out of the crime-prison-death cycle. "Even when the road is hard / Never give up," he preaches. The long-anticipated album unites him with his beloved Outlawz, what's left of them anyway. When Pac was alive, his Outlawz were his family-five teens he rolled with, boys he took care of when no one else cared. Shortly after Pac's death, the Outlaw-Yafeu Fula-was also murdered and the death goes on and on. Much of this record speaks to death, and it's not surprising. From the Golden Gate to the Apple State, the streets are filled with kids like Tupac, and even in his death, he's still giving them hope.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good CD to buy
I give the album 4/5, this is the third 2pac album since his death. In the album you will find Pac give the mic to tha outlawz alot, But still the CD is one to get if u a real Pac fan.

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1.Letter to the President 4/5
2.Still I Raise 5/5
3.Secretz of War 3/5
4.Baby don't cry 5/5
5.As the world turn 3/5
6.Black Jesus 3.5/5
7.Homeboyz 3/5
8.Hell 4 an Hustler 4/5
9.High Speed 4.5/5
10.Good die young 5/5
11.Killuminati 3/5
12.Tears drop Close casket 5/5
13.Tattoo tears 3/5

14.U can be touch 4.5/5
15.Y'all don't know us 3/5 ... Read more

Asin: B00003GPPA


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Greatest Hits [Clean]
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Audio Cassette (01 December, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars IF u dont have this ur wack
this album portrays the greatest rapper or artists songs. If you look through any tupac album review you will notice no one gives it lower then a 4. And most give it a five. If you see any one give it a 3,2,1 it just means theyre wack. So what we are witnessing when we listen to this album is the best of the best. This album makes any other rap artist ( with the exception of big pun, biggie small, big L, KRS-1, DMX)look like a pop star. THere isnt a weak track in this whole album. I couldnt pick a favourite song. All the hits of the tupac are in here you would be wack not to buy this album. I did the review for the edited album just to show that any infant who wants to listen to this album will greatly appreciate it. It has positive songs such as: keep your head up, dear mama, unconditional love, life goes on, to live and die in L.A. An also its negative songs with hitemup standing out. I think there are other great songs that should be put in this album such as wonder if heaven got a ghetto, friends, my block (remix) but the fact is you cannot fit all his greatest hits into one album. This guy IS the rap game.

5-0 out of 5 stars 2PAC SHAKUR, THE MAN, THE RAPPER, THE GOD!
THIS ALBUM IS THE ILLEST! TUPAC WAS AND STILL IS THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME, NO ONE WILL EVER COMPARE TO HIM. THIS IS A COMBINATION OF VARIOUS SONGS FROM THE LATE TUPAC SHAKUR. YOU GET A LITTLE OF ALL OF HIS ALBUMS IN ONE GREAT PACKAGE. I THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE ANOTHER GREATEST HITS FROM TUPAC, A VOLUME 2 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT,BUT NEVER THE LESS THIS CD IS ILL. ALL TUPAC FANS SHOULD GO GET IT.THESE ARE SOME OF THE ILLEST SONGS EVER RELEASED INCLUDING THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED "TROUBLESOME" AND "GOD BLESS THE DEAD". TUPAC DIED FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13,1995, SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE NOTORIOUS ONE DIED IN MARCH. SO IT IS PRETTY MYSTERIOUS THAT TUPAC WROTE A SONG ABOUT BIG'S DEATH. IN MAKAVELI'S OWN WORDS"WHEN YOU DIE, BE A MAN AND PICK THE WAY YOU LEAVE." I THINK HE PREDICTED HIS DEATH AND ACCEPTED IT. R.I.P. TUPAC SHAKUR.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the best from 2pac(RIP)!
I think that 2pac was one of the best rappers of all time, this cd has all of his best songs he's ever done. If you really like 2pac go get this cd you would not regret it. ... Read more

Asin: B00000G2X4
Sales Rank: 520560


Immortalized
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (12 October, 1999)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly on point.
For an album that appears to conform to all the thug cliches, this CD is pretty good. Spice 1 isn't really dropping anything most of us haven't heard lyrically speaking. As far as the production goes, I think it is top notch. All the songs have an original and futuristic feel. Rick Rock & Kirk "Kizzo" Crumpler aren't what I'd call well-known producers, but they do a really good job on the overwhelming majority of the tracks. Just cause Spice isn't bringing a whole lot of new stuff to the table, doesn't mean he's not holding his own though. My only criticisms for Spice are that sometimes he speeds his flow up a little too much and he repeats choruses a little more than necessary. Saafir, who was previously unknown to myself, puts down a good part in "Thug Poetry". I like that track a lot but Spice says the chorus a few too many times for my taste. "Killerfornia" & "Make Sure They Bleed" are two more tracks that we've all heard before but are still enjoyable. The second of the two is the usual tribute to Pac and anger towards those that are getting big off his name. As a rapper who actually did perform with Pac, maybe Spice has the right to say this. There's a couple old school tracks on the album and amazingly they don't bother me too much. I don't have any huge favorites on this CD but it does run together nicely. Keep your expectations low for this record and you'll be presently surprised when it actually is good.

5-0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF 1999!
Spice 1, aka Black Bossalini, drops his best album since "AmeriKKKa's Nightmare". To me all his albums are classics and can't be touched, but on "Immortalized" Spice 1 comes out with much heat and energy that some doubted he still had. His delivery is tremendous as usual and so are his gangsta thugged out lyrics. But the thing that impressed me mostly is the innovative production used on the album. Rick Rock produced almost all of it and he came out with kind of beats that were never heard before. It's just gangsta rap ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL - some s**t you've never heard before. The only thing that bothers me are some of the featured rappers. At the beginning of the record we get appearences by Noreaga, Too $hort, Yukmouth, Saafir and Roger Troutman - and they are all do a great job next to Spice 1. But on some of the next songs you get appearences by some weak unheard-of no-name rappers which just aren't good, and of course CANNOT shine next to one of the greatest rappers in the game today. Still, Spice 1 handles the album by himself and as usual is fabulous! He even performs Ice Cube's song "You Can't Fade Me" and it comes out real nice. Another re-make is 187 Poof (2 Thougin') which is the 99 version for Spice 1's classic song 187 Proof from his debut self titled album). The album comes very close to being PERFECT. You can listen to it from the beginning to the end, track after track - you don't have to press the skip button at all trough 70 minutes. Don't listen to all those haters that diss the album. People should start recognizing Spice 1's talent, cause he's a real OG in this game and has been spitting this thug poetry for a long time. This is a masterpiece, and if it wasn't for Dre's album, "Immortalized" should be album of the year!

5-0 out of 5 stars hi
Spice seems to be getting more melodic with time. This one and The Last Dance probably have the best melodies of his. I still like 1990-sick the best though cause its sooo nasty! He really needs to come up with some new lyrics. He tends to repeat the same words and phrases A little too much on each album. ... Read more

Asin: B00001OH9Q
Sales Rank: 118774


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Skull & Bones
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 April, 2000)
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As rap-metal hybrids continue to sell millions, Cypress Hill fills the "Bones Disc" of this two-CD set with a half-dozen hard rockers that keep things loose-limbed enough to incite the dance floor to something other than moshing. The best music the group has released in years, it shows that this decade-old act is still capable of surprise. The accompanying "Skull Disc" hardly delivers the same jolt, but should satisfy hardcore fans of the Hill. While Cypress Hill sound convincing and forceful over the 64 minutes of Skull & Bones, the record's lyrics have little new to say: most of these songs warn off would-be competitors, praise ganja, or complain about the hardships presented by the rappers' celebrity status. Still, the crunching "Bones" tracks and the occasional Spanglish verses show that this crew hasn't run out of spirit yet.--Bob Roget ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Who knew they were this good?
I have to admit, I considered Cypress Hill to be a one-shot (insane in the membrane) band. Then I heard the new single, (Rap/Rock) Superstar. After listening to a scattering of the other tracks at a record store, I decided to burn the cash and give them a shot. I am impressed, ladies and gentlemen. The Bones disc is a showcase of pure talent. They bring more to the table than the other rap/rock bands out there, because they CAN rap. Adding the rock element is taken in stride, as a new angle and a fresh beat. The skulls disc is an equally impressive array of old school rap. My favorite track on the CD is "Cuban Necktie." I believe it shows their rhyming talent best, with a witty motif using gangster superlatives. (I'll scar your face when I cut you like Pacino/Be careful with your life inside of my Casino) This is a high quality album from one of the premier rap groups of the US.

5-0 out of 5 stars FINALLY
I've been a big Cypress fan forever but their last 2 albums were kinda dissapointing. I dont know about people sayin they're jumpin on the rap-metal band wagon cuz they're one of the few rap crews who have always used a rock element in their music and album covers. This cd blew me away Sen-Dog sound so tight on track 4 of the bones disc. I love rap music but I only listen to the old skool hardcore groups i.e Cypress, Geto Boys, MC Ren all the new rap music sux and im also into heavy metal basically anything that makes you wanna kick some a*&. If you're like that you gotta pick this up

4-0 out of 5 stars This disc is "Another Victory".
I believe "Cypress Hill" got dissed by some for jumping on the rap-rock bandwagon with this one, but since they were around before most, and do it better, who cares. Disc 1 is the best rap they've released since "Black Sunday", and includes the great tracks "(Rap) Superstar", "Stank Ass Hoe", and "What You Want From Me". Disc 2 is the rock part of it, and includes the cool "Valley Of Chrome", "Can't Get The Best Of Me", and "(Rock) Superstar". In short, it's one of my favorites of theirs, and should satisfy your craving for both genres. ... Read more

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The Chronic
Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (15 December, 1992)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Dre: Pure Musical Genius.. .. ..
The Chronic is a professionally produced album from start to finish: seamless. The Chronic became a part of my collection in 1992 and now in 2000 it remains close to my cassette decks and CD players. The entire cast on this album has given their best and it reflects in every track. Dr. Dre is shining on the album, so is Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C., Kurupt, Jewell, Daz, Rage, RBX and everyone else who contributed to this project. Much Love to all the Death Row Inmates. This album defines an era when genuine rap was rushing like honey from a hive. The Chronic is a definite must-have for everyone. The beats and rhymes are in a class of their own. If you look at your collection of music and you dont see The Chronic, go buy 2 copies. Play one and keep one sealed and stored safely. Peace and One Love.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE ALBUM THAT MADE GANGSTA-RAP LUCRATIVE
True, Dr. Dre was partly responsible for the seminal N.W.A.'s debut album STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. But one listen to THE CHRONIC will suggest that Dre was saving his best beats for himself. With a fusion of brilliant studio instrumentation and light funk-laden sampling, whoever argues that Dre's Death Row-era masterpiece THE CHRONIC is NOT the finest produced album in hip-hop history might most likely have his/her claim refuted. Although Dre is far from a spectacular rapper, he has guests like the Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, and The Lady Of Rage contribute their memorable vocals. But the lyrical star is obviously Snoop Doggy Dogg, who makes his remarkable debut with his trademark laid-back flow on songs like "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang", "Lil' Ghetto Boy" and "Dre Day". To all future listeners: no fast-forward button is required. You might wear out the rewind button, though.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dr.Dre/Chronic
This is one of the greatest hip hop albums of a time! It must be a classic with cuts like: Nuthin' But A "G" Thang, Let Me Ride, Dre Day, and Lyrical Gangbang. The only thing I didn't like about this album, was the number of skits there were. There was only a few songs that didn't have a long skit in the beginning of it. But besides that. this is a must have album. ... Read more

Asin: B000003AEQ
Sales Rank: 41378


R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 November, 1997)
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4-0 out of 5 stars R We Still Down? Damn Straight We Are!
Came out in 1997, the records were recorded during the years around "Strictly" time. I didn't get this until last year because I couldn't find it anywhere and it took me a while to grow up on it and after all these months, I finally did. Since it came out in 1997, it leaves me asking the question why its releases were never featured on 2pac's Greatest Hits album. After all, the releases he released were all great tracks and deserved to be on his Greatest Hits album. Many people didn't like this track because it sounded different from all of 2pac's other work but to me, it sounded like the work 2pac would usually do, just in his younger days. This CD provides many great unreleased tracks that are groovy to listen and dance to and has the most party tracks I've seen 2pac release on an album. Some of my classics on this are- Hellrazor, I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto, Nothing to Lose (the best song on the CD), Lie to Kick It, Hold On Be Strong, Fake Ass Bithes, Do for Love, Nothin but Love, When I Get Free II and Only Fear of Death. I would recommend this to true 2pac fans as it will take a while to grow on it since its the present, not the past (many people don't really like listening to old music now but I find I enjoy it) but it is definately worth a listen. Peace to Rap's finest rapper, R.I.P.

3-0 out of 5 stars I think this double cd was remixed.
I think this album was remixed. I heard these songs were recorded in 1990, 1991 and 1994. What? No way! Cuz when I bought it, I poped both discs in my sterio and after I got done listening to both discs, I was stunned. I didn't hear any of that hardcore sound of 1990-91 or that G-Funk sound of 94. That's when I started thinking that these songs were remixed. The lyrics are great but it's the beats that need work. So it's just an O.K. album in my opinion. ALL EYEZ ON ME is waaaaaayyyyy better.

I found only 6 great songs on here. They are "Fake Ass B----ez", "I'm Lossin'It", "When I Get Free part 2", "Hold On Be Strong", "Do For Love", and "R U Still Down?". Most of the rest are kinda good, but not that good. If you want 2Pac's unreleased songs, than buy, Tupac Shakur: Tha Lost Tapes instead. Or even better, buy ALL EYEZ ON ME and STRICTLY 4 MY N.-.-.-.-.Z., if you don't have 'em. But don't buy this if you hate those remixed songs. 2Pac would always be the greatest gangsta rapper in Hip-Hop history.

R.I.P. 2Pac. (p.s. see u at crossroads.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Can ya FEEL Me!
This album is prime Pac, his best. It's a perfect blend of true gangtsa rap and spiritualism. Most of these songs have the most punch and bang straight than any other rap EVER. ... Read more

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Sales Rank: 3101


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Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)
Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 May, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best Too $hort album
I have never heard such a great album. I love this CD. The bass is amazing. You have to get this CD.

4-0 out of 5 stars too $hort!
too $hort just doesent stop.on his tenth album he brings the same theme from his previous albums:hustling,money,and bithces.if youre a hardcore too $hort fan then get it.it has some good songs like "getting it","bad ways","buy you some",and "never talk down" which features his fellow player,rapping 4-tay.like too $hort says,"life is too $hort",so get this album.

3-0 out of 5 stars THIS CD IS NOTHING SPECIAL.
There are maybe 3 songs which really stand out and the rest are just filler material.This is the point where too short really begins to drop off.Do not buy this album and get some of his earlier work instead. ... Read more

Asin: B00000053M
Sales Rank: 44183


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Take a Look Over Your Shoulder
Average Customer Review: 4.05 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 March, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Long Beach G-Funk; essential summertime listening.
Warren G's sophomore album Take A Look Over Your Shoulder is one of hip-hop's greatest albums. This fun and interesting album has it all: bouncing party beats, the thoughtful lyrics, and that great G-Funk style and flavor. The songs are all touched with sun-soaked keyboards, and most notably the great guitar in many of the songs. The innovative styles and rapping on this album are breezy and laid-back, which is definitely Warren's style. In my mind, he is the true originator of G-Funk production, not Dr. Dre or Big Hutch, and Daz Dillinger would be G-Funk's greatest innovator. Warren also is a great rapper, his lyrics are comical and thoughtful at the same time. This was Warren's first album to be released on his new label, G-Funk Recordings, and this album has excellent guests as well. Nate Dogg, Ron Isley, Jayo Felony, Mr. Malik, The Five Footaz, The Twinz, Reel Tight, and Erick Sermon, plus many others. These guests fit well with Warren's beautiful beats.

Highlights on this album include "Annie Mae", a great duet with Nate Dogg, which will remind many of Warren's hit "Regulate", because it once again has Warren and Nate trading lines. This time though, it's about a girl named Annie Mae, and Warren and Nate compliment each other well here. The second single "Smoking Me Out", features Ron Isley singing the hook for a bouncy party track. Warren puts in a very nice rap, as well as on the excellent "Reality", a laid-back track celebrating a sunset gangsta scene. On "Young Fun", Jayo Felony and Knee-Hi join Warren for a funky gangsta track about life as a kid. Even though the promotional version of "What We Go Through" features Kurupt and Daz Dillinger and was taken off of the album, the new one is an excellent track, featuring Bad A$$, Mr. Malik and Technique (who is listed on the album as Perfect) for a pretty piano-laced track. On this song, Warren disses LL Cool J, really tearing him up. Many have wondered why Warren did diss LL, and it was because LL dissed Warren on his 1995 Mr. Smith LP. "We Brings Heat" is a nice track that features The Five Footaz and The Twinz, and is very good though Warren's beat sounds kind of like West Coast Mobb Deep (if one can picture that), it's still a great beat. "Transformers" is another nice keyboard-laced track, extremely nice laid-back track with a vocoder chorus. My favorite is "Relax Your Mind", which features Reel Tight singing the chorus, and a relaxing beat that really does clear your thoughts. "To All DJ's" is sure to get the party up, an extremely funky track with Mr. Malik. The first single "I Shot The Sheriff", is another one of the album's best, while the remix is included and done by Erick Sermon of EPMD, and the beat is a sample of "Strictly Business", performed by EPMD. On the European version, there is the bonus "What's Love Got To Do With It", and the song's remix. I have heard it and it's a great song, with cool guitars and lyrics. All of the tracks are good, "Back Up" is probably the album's worst, but it still is excellent.

To conclude my review, I would recommend this if you like G-Funk. If you do, it's a must.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another great album from Warren G.
Warren G's sophomore album Take A Look Over Your Shoulder is one of G-Funk's great albums. This fun and interesting album has it all: bouncing party beats, the thoughtful lyrics, and that great G-Funk style and flavor. The songs are all touched with sun-soaked keyboards, and most notably the great guitar in many of the songs. The innovative styles and rapping on this album are breezy and laid-back, which is definitely Warren's style. In my mind, he is the true originator of G-Funk production, not Dr. Dre or Big Hutch, and Daz Dillinger would be G-Funk's greatest innovator. Warren also is a great rapper, his lyrics are comical and thoughtful at the same time. This was Warren's first album to be released on his new label, G-Funk Recordings, and this album has excellent guests as well. Nate Dogg, Ron Isley, Jayo Felony, Mr. Malik, The Five Footaz, The Twinz, Reel Tight, and Erick Sermon, plus many others. These guests fit well with Warren's beautiful beats.

Highlights on this album include "Annie Mae", a great duet with Nate Dogg, which will remind many of Warren's hit "Regulate", because it once again has Warren and Nate trading lines. This time though, it's about a girl named Annie Mae, and Warren and Nate compliment each other well here. The second single "Smoking Me Out", features Ron Isley singing the hook for a bouncy party track. Warren puts in a very nice rap, as well as on the excellent "Reality", a laid-back track celebrating a sunset gangsta scene. On "Young Fun", Jayo Felony and Knee-Hi join Warren for a funky gangsta track about life as a kid. Even though the promotional version of "What We Go Through" features Kurupt and Daz Dillinger and was taken off of the album, the new one is an excellent track, featuring Bad A$$, Mr. Malik and Technique (who is listed on the album as Perfect) for a pretty piano-laced track. On this song, Warren disses LL Cool J, really tearing him up. Many have wondered why Warren did diss LL, and it was because LL dissed Warren on his 1995 Mr. Smith LP. "We Brings Heat" is a nice track that features The Five Footaz and The Twinz, and is very good though Warren's beat sounds kind of like West Coast Mobb Deep (if one can picture that), it's still a great beat. "Transformers" is another nice keyboard-laced track, extremely nice laid-back track with a vocoder chorus. My favorite is "Relax Your Mind", which features Reel Tight singing the chorus, and a relaxing beat that really does clear your thoughts. "To All DJ's" is sure to get the party up, an extremely funky track with Mr. Malik. The first single "I Shot The Sheriff", is another one of the album's best, while the remix is included and done by Erick Sermon of EPMD, and the beat is a sample of "Strictly Business", performed by EPMD. On the European version, there is the bonus "What's Love Got To Do With It", and the song's remix. I have heard it and it's a great song, with cool guitars and lyrics. All of the tracks are good, "Back Up" is probably the album's worst, but it still is excellent.

To conclude my review, I would recommend this if you like G-Funk. If you do, it's a must.

3-0 out of 5 stars Inconsistant as ever
Warren G can be down right smooth. But he can also be down right boring. I dont think anybody in the game has as much of a broad span as Warren. This is mainly because hes good tracks are absolutely great. Cant You Feel It is a dead set stand out on this album. The thick bass line is so spine tingly and so much so digs into your soul and pumps your heart with so much love. However there are 3 other tracks on the album that would sit nicely in a greatest hits collection but the rest are just a waste of time listening to. Smokin Me Out is one of the 3 naturally enough. It has bounce and the other 2 lesser tracks are Young Fun and Back Up. I shot the sherriff is a joke and I dont know why people love this. If you took the best tracks off all 4 Warren G albums it would be one of the most soulful listens you would have the plessure of hearing but there are way to many boring moments on his albums and this is no exception ... Read more

Asin: B0000024MZ
Sales Rank: 43619


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Off Parole
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (19 March, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Cop This One!
Great album, this is the first album I bought of Rappin' 4-Tay and I wanna buy more of his but I don't live in the US and people outside the US is slow to get what's bangin.

I bought it becouse I had heard 4-Tay's raps on TUPAC's ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME and thought he sounded excellent and sure enough on this album he did.

All songs but about 2 songs are great, the best ones are: PAID MY DUES, BOOGIE BANG, KEEP THE GAME ON THE SHELF & HOLLA AT A PLAYA...

If u enjoy westcoast rap like CELLI CELL, TUPAC, MC BREED u probably enjoy this a whole lot.

5-0 out of 5 stars -----------------------------------
Commin' out of penetentury Rappin' 4-Tay drops an excellent album. It's one of those albums that you can start listening to without skipping even one track. It's really close to being perfect. As usual Anthony Forte uses the oppurtunity to send some positive messages to his fans, talking about changing our ways and "keep it legit". But that's no it all. The album has it's playa edge with some awsome songs with that Bay Area flava. The producers on this album, all of which aren't big names, did an outstanding job, really! Every single track has just awsome music to it. Add that and Rappin' 4-Tay tight lyrics and delivery and you get an album which is a winner. The album also has really srong guest appearences by Too $hort, MC Breed, Lil' Fly, D-Moe, JT The Bigga Figga, San Quinn, Sef the Gaffla and more... Off Parole is Rappin' 4-Tay's second album. It's just a GREAT album and you'll really enjoy it.

4-0 out of 5 stars uses great music along with his smooth bay area flava
I got this album and love it. Its got great backround music along with 4tays great lyrical flava. he keeps it real. on the album, there are beats you can kick back to, and beats you can party to. Best songs on the album: I paid my dues and wheres the party at. ... Read more

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Sales Rank: 110559


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