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|(4.6 Stars)||Total Comments: 17|
Name: FiveSixTwo (Posted: 8/1/2005 1:50:00 PM)
Summary: Whittier Cali
Comment: Big up Gang Starr and Jadakiss for this collabo! Guru is the greatest emcee in my opinion.
Name: specialk (Posted: 3/13/2004 10:09:00 AM)
Summary: Song Of '03
Comment: Even Jadakiss does superior on this track: great lyrics, great chorus, great
beat, it is all in all just great. Top 40 Ever
Name: cnnoreaga (Posted: 12/26/2003 10:33:00 AM)
Summary: Rite You Are Motha*****
Comment: The beat is incredible. Primo's touch makes this a sacred gem this time. I prefer the performance of Jada, especially his rhymes where he says: "The industry a is bacteria and my flow is a germ". the chorus of Jada is good too.
Name: urb420 (Posted: 12/20/2003 9:17:00 PM)
Summary: Dope Collabo
Comment: I don't even have to say it...Premo laces the beat lovely. I think Jada's solo shit was garbage, but like "Recognize", he sounds ill over Premo beats. Guru, as always, holds his sh*t down.
Name: absente (Posted: 12/14/2003 5:32:00 PM)
Summary: Jadakiss Kills It On This.
Comment: Jadakiss shows Guru how to sound good on this song. His verse is great from start to finish and adding the hook made the song one of the best on the album.
Name: yallfake (Posted: 10/1/2003 12:06:00 PM)
Summary: Premes Beat Is Good,...guru Could Have Came Better,...jada Kills It!!!
Comment: I'm sorry,...I dont get into all that "commercial this or underground that",...if it's hot then its hot point blank. And this joint is hot...based more on Premos track and Jadakiss rhymes. "You wanna know why I invest all my money into haze and into dope,...cause right now im currently a slave to interscope" I mean Jada kills it. "as soon as the chrome scope 'em,...right there 2 in the dome smokin',...kiss keeps funeral homes open." jada,...to me, is the high light of the song.
Name: tilltheendpac (Posted: 7/31/2003 1:43:00 PM)
Summary: I Love This Song
Comment: Ever since I first heard this song on MTV, MTV2, I ran to my computer to download it! I love the beat and all the lyrics, they mean a lot to me because I'm kinda in bad timing.
Name: manatarms (Posted: 7/24/2003 3:35:00 PM)
Summary: Always On Point
Comment: Gang Starr made Jada sound good on this one as the beat is some classic reflection sh*t. And no matter how many times Premo scratches a chorus it is always the best. I mean damn, I wish people would pay more attention to his formula! But I could really do with out this one that's all there is to say about this track.
Name: AkurWitz (Posted: 7/24/2003 2:22:00 PM)
Summary: Why Yall Hatin' On Jada!?
Comment: Cats always hate on mainstream rappers, simply cuz they're commercial. The fact is a lot of commercial MCs are nice with it too and Jada is one of the few who I respect. Plus how could ANYBODY Gang Starr honors be wack? Him being featured on their track is worth examining him and the Lox- skill-wise- closer cuz personally I've got EVERY Lox album out and I'm scoopin the next this fall when it drops!
Name: funkenstein (Posted: 7/19/2003 11:32:00 AM)
Comment: Hot damn! Jadakiss even changes his voice up, more grime cuz cats everywhere are jackin his laidback flow. The beats are pure Premo of old, and Guru does his thing like a veteran should.
Name: funkenstein (Posted: 7/19/2003 11:31:00 AM)
Comment: One of the most rugged songs I've heard in a hot minute. Jadakiss even gets off that lazy style and puts some grime in his voice. Maybe changing things up cuz cats are jackin' his flow left, right and center. Oh yeah, the beat is straight gutter and Guru does his thing viciously.
Name: OneManArmy (Posted: 7/17/2003 5:43:00 AM)
Summary: Wicked New Gangstarr
Comment: The more I listen to this the more I love it. Guru and Jada have a great lyrical flow, and the beat, well, Premo did it. ‘Nuff said!
Name: gold tooth mick (Posted: 7/17/2003 3:28:00 AM)
Summary: Hot Song, Wrong Choice For A Single
Comment: Ya, ya, Gang Starr's back and they got a flawless new album. True hip-hop being done the way it should be. Premo's beats are lovely as usual and Guru is Guru. But forget all that, focus on the single. Don't let your undying love these OG's blind your objectiveness. This is the second single off "Ownerz" and although it's a nice track, it's not the blazing hot sh*t Gang Starr shows they are capable of with the rest of the album. The Premo beat is smooth but its a little sleepy. I'm bobbing my head but I don't adjust the volume. Then there's Jadakiss, a character that makes this song have a slight stink of "crossover appeal." Although Gang Starr choses one of the commercial rappers that has some realness appeal, I've always thought he was overrated. I gotta admit though, he's got a couple nice lines and he flows on the track well. Guru is Guru. But, for years we've been yelling how Gang Starr's not getting the airplay they deserve and this track will probably keep that tradition alive. It's nice but it doesn't wake up the commercially twisted heads Guru says he's here to save. Tracks like "Put Up or Shut Up", "Who Got Gunz", maybe "Skillz" would have been more affirming. This track relies on Kiss for too much, lyrically and commercially.
|Name: Food Stamp (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 7/13/2003 2:20:00 PM)|
Location: Oregon, USA
Comment: Say what you will about mainstream or underground rappers, but I've heard Jada rip it in all formats. The Lox member teamed with the Gang Starr legends is pure coke. I won't even get into the beat cuz you know it is hot. Yo, if you don't see the Jada/ Premo track "Recognize" as some real ish then get off your computer and smack yourself. Seriously, some may front on this cut, but this is some epic sh*t.
Name: Quest (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 7/11/2003 12:34:00 AM)
Location: UGHH World HQ - Boston, MA
Summary: No One Can Touch Gang Starr
Comment: Still my favorite group after all these years, and this song is a perfect example why. This is one of my favorite tracks off of their new album "The Ownerz" and I'm still not sick of listening to it even though I've played it at least 50 times. Beautiful DJ Premier beat, Guru blesses the lyrics with the smooth vocals ("It's mostly the voice..."), and believe it or not Jadakiss kills it (I never thought I'd see the day where I would say that)!
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Name: chawkolatewunduh (Posted: 7/8/2003 10:16:00 PM)
Comment: Gang Starr can definitely keep real hip-hop movin'. Occasionally you might hear Guru say, "we update our formula," but maybe he meant adding Jadakiss to this formula. Whatever he meant, I'm definitely felinity, especially on this track. As I was sitting at work thinking about this song I couldn't help but to think how could a group that has never had a platinum hit (one Gold, “Moment of Truth" in ‘98), never has been blasted over the radio, or put in video rotation that much stay so strong in this “money, cash, hoes" era? 15 years… I guess 15 is the magic number. That's how long they've been blessing us with their infectious beats and monotone lyrics while outlasting some people who had all the promotion and backing of their record label, solo, or group. Maybe these people needed to read a chapter from the Gang Starr book of longevity and realize that heavy radio and video rotation is not the answer to longevity and good music. Real music and being true to hip-hop is the only way to last 15 years. Who can last that long the same way they came out ( e.g. still solo, still a group)? What would hip-hop be without Gang Starr and especially Premier- the greatest producer of all-time, period (sorry Dre, Timbaland, and Pharrell, y'all will be a close second.)
Name: olschool82 (Posted: 7/8/2003 7:18:00 PM)
Summary: Guru And Dj Premier... Together Again
Comment: I'm happy to see Guru and DJ Premier making good music together again. I was getting tired of seeing DJ Premier's beats getting placed on some mediocre commercial rappers.