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Godfather Don: Donnie Brasco

4.8 Stars (19 customer reviews)
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    Godfather Don, widely regarded as one of the 90s most underrated MCs, is probably best known for his collaboration with Kool Keith as half of The Cenubites, whose 1997 LP on Fondle 'Em Records, released alongside other now-classics by MF Doom, KMD, Jugganots, Cage and The Arsonists, is considered a cult classic.

    This previously unreleased album, which consists of 11 tracks of self-produced, guest-free, classic NY Hip Hop, has languished in the Hydra tape vaults for nearly 10 years and was nearly lost altogether. Recorded from 1999- 2001, Don debuts his alter ego Donnie Brasco, a reference to the 1997 Al Pacino Mob flick of the same name, and exhibits a style that evolved from his complex debut (Hazardous, 1991) and sophomore (Diabolique, 1997) albums into a more "realness"-influenced series of narratives, perhaps taking a cue from his work with Screwball, Ayatollah and other more street-oriented acts.

    The guest-free aspect of the album puts it on a short list of similar releases by other artists, and the self-produced angle lends another exceptional element. Even though it is not quite another Illmatic or The Chronic, there is a wealth of lyrical head-cockers, reminding the listener why Don sounded so good alongside Kool Keith in his prime: "big and black like a sleestack", "mad gas up in her tummy," "sick breath like old people," juxtaposing absurd and menacing lyrics, flowing (very well by any standards) over vintage, sinister-sounding beats.

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    1. Real Ish F'ing With You
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    2. Why?
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    3. Hard Holding My Spot
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    4. Raw
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    5. Major Figures
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    6. Win
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    7. Make Money
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    8. Look Into My Eyes
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    9. Give Me Mine
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    10. Raw (Pt. 2)
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    11. Child In The City
    Producer: Godfather Don
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    Total Comments: 19
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/17/2010 9:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.228.196)
    Location: irvington ,nj
    Comment: no words. album is great!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/24/2010 1:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: da lowa
    Comment: nice albums . not superspectaculair but dope for sure . not that i,m feelin all tracks , but hey . don fans know whats up
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/20/2010 5:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 203.29.128)
    Location: the brac-a-lac
    Comment: soundz like another classick 4 the collection !!! thiz iz when the ultra mag camp waz running thangz!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/7/2010 9:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 03.199.159)
    Location: Dot
    Comment: Great album, it's not 90's session, but he was working with hydra at the time which is a street label hence street album. Screwball, slade savage-street music. Just shows don can work it at any angle
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/6/2010 3:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 88.178.104)
    Location: USA
    Comment: Not great.....Disappointing when compared to Hazardous, Diabolique, or 90's Sessions. Lyrics are fair, beats below what Don is capable of.....rather boring album
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/5/2010 12:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.149.196)
    Location: norfolk, va usa
    Comment: now here is a banger total banger just the first track lets you know that. unlike many joints that are coming out this is a classic already. yes the days of hazordous to diabolique and etc long live the don, thanks god for this album
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/5/2010 1:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 03.199.159)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: Love how don also has his street side, dude can do it all
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/4/2010 7:45:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: stockholm, sweden
    Comment: Yo...clap your hands to what he is doing......
    Name: (Posted: 5/29/2010 5:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 61.149.124)
    Location: westside
    Comment: his logo looks like a Metal band logo.
    Name: (Posted: 5/16/2010 10:54:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Comment: I do not buy many cds but this is one person I do support.
    Name: (Posted: 5/13/2010 10:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
    Location: o
    Comment: to ppl buying hip hop records in 2010 , thats a good upcoming release from NoSleep .. they dont have to do that , its a good look
    Name: (Posted: 5/13/2010 6:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 17.160.137)
    Location: USA
    Comment: NoSleep is doing a limited vinyl of the 90s Sessions. Some tracks from the CD that came out in 07', and 1 unreleased cut. Nothing really that special.
    Name: (Posted: 5/12/2010 12:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 167.205.64)
    Location: Europe
    Comment: I got no idea what ships from NoSleepRecords next week. That label is more hush hush than CIA. So what is it?
    Name: (Posted: 5/11/2010 11:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: da lowa
    Comment: not as good as the ill funk freaker ep or the 90,s sessions.. but stil nice though. & @ mike, if you really a fan odda shit you know what ships this ( or next)week from nosleeprecords.....i,m lord & I know there sum more shit to come
    Name: (Posted: 5/11/2010 4:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 167.205.64)
    Location: Europe
    Comment: Im as big of a Godfather Don fan as anyone.. but I gotta say.. got the snippets up for the mp3 version of this joint. And quite frankly. It's asscheeks. Sounding like first takes pretty much the whole way through.. It boggles the mind why Hydra doesnt man up and release the best shit they got.. cuz lord knows they got it. Im guessing Don is still the main cash cow for this label and they're just drawing shit out for the hell of it. I wouldnt waste my dough on this.. Before you start being a faggot about it.. check the snippets for yourself.
    Name: (Posted: 5/10/2010 10:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
    Location: o
    Comment: Don we NEED this on vinyl homie! Hip hoprecord collectors WILL buy this I know that much.
    Name: (Posted: 5/10/2010 2:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.210.241)
    Location: Chicago,IL
    Name: (Posted: 5/9/2010 9:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: da lowa
    Comment: Don is the bomb! Don alwayz brings heat to da table this is one of those you can rate blind 5 stars album . but shit like this needs to drop on wax damned!
    Name: (Posted: 5/7/2010 6:03:00 PM; Partial IP: .77.69.134)
    Location: Vancity
    Comment: So stoked for this, Godfather Don is always on point.
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