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Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley: Distant Relatives

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1. As We Enter
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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2. Tribes At War
featuring K'naan
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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3. Strong Will Continue
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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4. Leaders
featuring Stephen Marley
Producers: Stephen Marley
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5. Friends
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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6. Count Your Blessings
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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7. Dispear
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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8. Land Of Promise
featuring Dennis Brown
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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9. In His Own Words
featuring Stephen Marley
Producers: Stephen Marley
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10. Nah Mean
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11. Patience
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12. My Generation
featuring Lil Wayne; Joss Stone
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13. Africa Must Wake Up
featuring K'naan
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14. Ancient People (Bonus)
featuring Jr. Reid
Producers: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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Total Comments: 216
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2013 5:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: I bought this .. Hated it!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/23/2013 3:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 103.26.173)
Location: Australia
Comment: I fkn hate this! They charge the vinyl heads $5 more and we get 4 less tracks and they leave off patience which is imo one of the best if not the best track on the album
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 4/18/2011 9:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 21.134.205)
Location: Jupiter
Comment: ALL mainstream rappers like Nas suck dick.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/29/2010 5:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 90.176.184)
Location: Brooklyn
Comment: Dope but I'm still mad that Lil Wayne is on this -_-
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/11/2010 9:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 244.210.65)
Location: somewhere
Comment: 4 stars
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/7/2010 8:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Hmmnnn...ok J Aura...we will see
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/6/2010 6:58:00 AM; Partial IP: 6.91.59.27)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: NEWEST HOT TRACK OF THE WEEK (that may get blackballed by the UGHH community, but it's still HOT FIRE so I'ma mention it anyway): David Banner & 9th Wonder - "Strange" --------> Yo LARS, just wait til his album drops and you get to hear him on the mainstream rotations... You gonna be walkin down the street with every one of his songs in your head, singin "...bitch I'm bout to BLOW UP!!!" LOL You won't even be able to help it, just wait and see... I forgot to mention too, J. Cole produces some of his own beats too... That track "Blow Up" is ALL his genius! Scratch out Memp Bleek, think Kanye West (pre-Autotune)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2010 6:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: DOPE TRACK OF THE WEEK: "The Narrow Path" by Blu & Exile
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2010 8:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: J Cole: The jury is still out on him with me. He flow is sick on the Who Dat track but the actual rhymes themselves when you listen to him are no more inspiring than Memphis Bleek's.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2010 7:35:00 AM; Partial IP: .158.30.97)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Oh yeah no doubt about that boy J. Cole...he spittin' fire on that "Who Dat" shit! FayetteNam is in the building, hell NC is in the building with some talented ass producers and emcees. A-town still puttin' it down but right now I'm on this shit where I'm diggin' music from the D, Chi-town, and NC. That New York and Cali sound is still dope in hip-hop. But it's good to see and hear really GOOD music coming from these locales too man. I gotta check ya boi Yelawolf out too. Good lookin'!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2010 4:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: I got you Jeneral, I see it... I was trying to hear the track in full somewhere... That's some dope sampling from Rashid. Similar Motown selections as 9th Wonder, but the kicks and breaks aren't quite as sporadic as 9th's. Yo man, I'ma get you back on that South shit too man... the REAL South anyway! LOL Did you check out J. Cole from NC or YelaWolf from Alabama yet? Them boyz puttin it down in 2010... especially J. Cole, for sure... That track "Blow Up" is his newest joint, but also check out "Rags To Riches (At The Beep)" off his 2008 mixtape, or "Knock Knock" off his 2009 mixtape... Some people might feel funny about Jay-Z altogether, but I PROMISE you... Hov just signed one of the hungriest new MC's to come out in a while, underground or mainstream. My cousin back in NC put me onto YelaWolf, he's pretty dope too.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2010 6:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: What up J-Aura, long time no hear fam. If you type in Rashid Hadee in the UGHH search Thaione Davis' albums should pop up. His album titled "STILL HEAR" has the joint produced by Rashid Hadee called "Highest Regards". Rashid Hadee is a dope ass producer and MC who's quickly becoming one of my fav's cause his beats are soulful like 9th's. Check out "Plannin For Tomorrow" (deep ass song), "All I Need You To Do", "Let Go", and one of my fav's with Rashid Hadee and Augustine called "Duck, Duck, Duck". It's fresh air to hear this dudes beats and rhymes man...one of the coolest cats I've heard in a minute.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2010 4:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Hey Jeneral, I was checkin out some Thaione Davis "One Two" and "Milk & Honey", but I couldn't find that track "Highest Regards"... where can I hear it at? I'm sure it's hot judging by the other songs... Also, I gotta drop my picks for... NEWEST HOT TRACK OF THE WEEK (that may get blackballed by the UGHH community, but it's still is HOT FIRE so I'ma mention it anyway): YelaWolf - "Pop The Trunk"... and also... J. Cole - "Blow Up"...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2010 11:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 35.135.136)
Location: USA
Comment: Great Album.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2010 2:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: DOPE TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Highest Regards" by Thaione Davis feat. Rashid Hadee
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/9/2010 8:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Thank you TheBALL...well said!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/8/2010 11:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 33.184.157)
Location: Head in Hands
Comment: Absolute total TRASH... I am not disappointed because this is exactly what I believe I expected... Not disappointed in the album, but disappointed that said album made it here... to our site... Lovers of underground... which this is NOT. Trash. Please remove from line of my vision and place on the curb for Tuesday morning pick up. For the record ZERO stars. Good message and all... but hated it.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/6/2010 2:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: DOPE TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Angels With Dirty Faces" by Homeboy Sandman
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/4/2010 10:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Kanye, Drake & Jay Z produced by Timbaland, Kanye & Just Blaze or Nas/AZ/Cormega produced by Large Pro & Premo.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/4/2010 8:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.167.138)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: ok how about, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Torae, Rustee Juxx , and buckshot? different styles but all around dope lyricists. marco polo, evidence, dj premier, large professor, and muggs (or Muggs just do the whole damn album!!!) call the album, hiphop vs Muggs lol. im buggin. Or, Jay z, Nas, Masta Ace, Common and eminem? alchemist, marco polo, dj premier, 9th wonder and hi-tek for producing it?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/4/2010 1:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Hell yeah, all y'all right on Camp Lo "Luchini", Big Daddy Kane "Ain't No Half Steppin"... LARS, mos definitely LL's "Doin' It"... That's an automatic "get off the wall, pick yo azz a chick, and hop on the dance floor wit a quickness" type of song!!! LOL So for 5 MC's and 5 producers on a project... Wow... I like J.U.-ICE's picks - Styles P, Elzhi, 9th... For MC's, I would want a WIDE range of backgrounds and experiences but collectively I'd say... Lupe Fiasco, Phonte, David Banner, Q-Tip, and The Game (also, Dre 3000, J. Cole, or T.I., it's hard to say...) And for producers, I like organic beats - horns, strings, drums, mixes and scratches, etc. - so I'd have to say... The Neptunes, Ski Beatz, Drumma Boy, Dr. Dre, and Zo! (also, Questlove, Travis Barker, and 9th Wonder. They're all purists in their own individual light...)
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/3/2010 8:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: That's a cool ass idea D-Stroi! I'd have to say the top 5 emcees on my list for a dope album would be Nas, Elzhi (Slum Village), Styles P, Cormega, and Lil' Fame (but actually 6 cause I'd throw Q-Tip somewhere in there for a hook). My top 5 producers for the album would be Large Pro, Statik Selektah, Evidence, 9th Wonder, and Ayatollah (but that's kinda tricky too cause it's so many dope ass producers I could name). I'd put 'em all on that "RESURRECTION (EXTRA P. INSTRUMENTAL)" that Common used.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/3/2010 9:15:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.19)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yeah El producto is still one of my favorite producers because he has always been different with his sounds. I dont care what people say about him. hes doing shit that others arent, just peep the track he did for Rakaa "mean streak", ridiculous beat. I hope can-ox does another album as good as "cold vein". how can you not bump "scream phoenix" and "pigeon", yo Lars, "quiet storm" with lil kim?, I like the original better. thats probably because im not really into lil kim but its all good. Yo, I got another topic burner for all of you. if you could pick 4-5 emcees and put them together for an album, who would you choose? and the top 5 producers of your choice to produce the album?
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/3/2010 8:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: How did I forget SHOOK ONES??? Plus you can't forget "Give Up The Goods (Just Step)".........."Quiet Storm (Remix)"
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/2/2010 6:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Good choice of songs for a hip-hop party! Man I really miss '90-'96...those were some cool ass years! Yeah that Cold Vein and The Cold Vein Oxstrumentals goes hard D-Stroi!!! Ridiculoid with El-P is one of my fav's but that instrumental is dope too! Funcrusher Plus by Company Flow is one of my fav's too...8 Steps To Perfection is the shit! Peace to Mr. Len, Big Jus, and El-Producto!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/2/2010 9:32:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: what up headz!!, how about, shook ones part deux lol, m.o.p - ante up. onyx - slam. house of pain - jump around. krs one- rapture. busta rhymes - who hah. biz markie - picking boogers lol. public enemy - shut em down. masta ace - sittin on chrome. camp lo - luchini. good looks on lars picking channel live and mad lion and J-aura for the fugees(the score could be the top 10 alone) and the Jeneral for big daddy kane. good looks homies. I almost forgot to mention before for my top albums: cannibal ox - cold vein is one of my favs. big ups!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/2/2010 7:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: It depends on what you mean by old school…a 90’s mix would have to have: One more chance, mad lion take it easy, channel live mad izm, award tour, it was a good day, aint no fun by snoop dog, Smif N Wessun Sound Bwoy Bureill, california love, black moon who got the props, Doin’ It by LL An 80’s mix would need: PSK by Schoolly D, South Bronx – BDP, The Bridge, The Symphony, Keep Rising To The Top Doug Fresh, Rebel Without A Pause, Just A Friend Biz Markie, Eric B For President, BDK – Raw, Slick Rick A Children’s Story & Mona Lisa.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/1/2010 8:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Yeah, I know just the right songs for a real good hip-hop party J-Aura! Check this though 1) De La Soul-SATURDAY'S 2) Rottin' Razkals-ALRIGHT 3) Da Bush Babee's-WE RUN THINGS 4) Dr. Dre-LET ME RIDE 5) Da Concious Daughters-WE ROLL DEEP 6) Kwest The Madd Ladd-WHAT'S THE REACTION 7) Kriss Kross-LIVE AND DIE FOR HIP HOP (CLARK KENT REMIX) 8) The Alkaholiks-MAKE ROOM 9) Big Daddy Kane-AINT NO HALF STEPPIN' 10) Queen Latifah-LATIFAH'S HAD IT UP TO HERE. DAMN!!! I need to make this cd now.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/31/2010 1:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: You right LARS... I'm actually surprised that there was so many to name during that time period... Alright I got one for the hip-hop headz and DJ's in here... What's the Top 10 songs you would use to get a party JUMPIN? And I mean a TRUE SCHOOL hip-hop party, with classic songs old AND new... I start it like this... 1) Method Man & Mary J. Blige - "All I Need" 2) Ghostface Killah - "Cherchez La Ghost" 3) Foreign Exchange - "Nic's Groove" 4) Common & J. Dilla - "The Light" 5) The Fugees - "Fu-Gee-La" 6) Lupe Fiasco - "Paris, Tokyo" 7) Mos Def - "Miss Fat Booty" 8) OutKast - "Movin Cool" 9) Pharrell & Snoop Dogg - "That Girl" 10) A Tribe Called Quest - "Bonita Applebum"... Surely I could name plenty more...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 7/29/2010 12:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: "21 & Over?" By The Liks.....need I say more?
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 7/23/2010 8:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: No one said De La's Buhloone Mindstate...I left that for yall to say.....How about Large Pro's "The LP"? Pete Rock & CL's "The Main Ingredient " was a good joint as well......
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/23/2010 4:38:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: WTF?! What AIN'T y'all said already for '91-'95... LOL Give some other people a chance to mention some... Of course, my all-time favorite... OutKast - ATLiens. Also, UGK - Super Tight, 2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now, Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia, Geto Boyz - We Can't Be Stopped, Bone Thugs - E. 1999 Eternal, The Roots - Do You Want More?!!, Common - Resurrection... Shit, I'll even raise ya wit a lil bit of Mary J. Blige - What's The 411? and Sade - Love Deluxe... PLEASE, TRUE HIP-HOP HEADZ... do NOT sleep on Sade's song "Feel No Pain" on that album!!! I'm surprised no one's sampled that track already… NEWEST HOT TRACK OF THE WEEK (...that may get blackballed by the UGHH community, but it's still is HOT FIRE!, so I'ma mention it anyway): Off of the May 25th mixtape... B.o.B & J. Cole "Gladiators"
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2010 8:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: DOPE TRACK OF WEEK: "The True & Living" from BK-ONE and BENZILLA'S album "Radio Do Canibal" featuring RAEKWON and I SELF DEVINE. Hot shit!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2010 6:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Cool shit D-Stroi, yeah I'll definitely have to check out that Lone Catalyst "Politics" beat. I'm rocking that Ugly Duckling "I Did It Like This" instrumental as we speak. Thought about the artist who've passed that have definitely been a major contributing factor in hip-hop, R&B, and my own personal life. Shouts out to Scott La Rock, Freaky Tah, Biggie, Pac, Yusef Afloat(The Nonce), Big L, Big Pun, Guru, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Buffy (the Fat Boys), J Dilla, Baatin, Eazy-E, Jam Master Jay, Camouflage, Soulja Slim, Proof (D-12), KL (Screwball), DJ Screw, Left-Eye and Aaliyah...I wonder what music would sound like today if most of them was still around.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2010 11:57:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.11)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: oh yeah Jeneral, I forgot to say a while back about beats. Youve probably heard of the group lone catalysts before but if not, look them up and a song called "politics" song and beat is off the meat rack. check that song out
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2010 11:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.46.106.9)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: 1) jeru – sun rises in the east 2) fat joe – jealous ones envy 3) big l – lifestyles of the poor and dangerous 4) souls of mischief – ’93 til infinity 5) pete rock & cl smooth – return of the mecca 6) gza – liquid swords 7) az – doe or die 8) snoop dog – doggystyle 9) mobb deep – infamous 10) nas – illmatic 11) das efx – dead serious 12) cypress hill – cypress hill 13) krs one – return of the boom bap 14) method man – tical 15) gangstarr – hard to earn 16) redman – whut! The album 17) keith murray – the most beautifullest thing in this world 18) smif n Wesson – da shining 19) group home – living proof 20) onyx – bacdafup or all we got is us these are only some
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2010 7:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Fluck a top ten..too many to name so i'mma name em all...Efil4zaggin, De La Soul Is Dead, The Low End Theory, Breaking Atoms, We Can't Be Stopped, Mr. Scarface Is Back , Mecca and the Soul Brother, Whut? Thee Album, Daily Operation , Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop, Midnight Marauders , Illmatic , Ready to Die, The Beatnuts, Hard to Earn , The Infamous..., Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous , Jealous One's Envy, The Cenobites.....I skipped alot of the ones most of y'all would prolly list so I put up just a few of my faves for those who think I don't know my HIP HOP!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2010 8:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Ok D-Stroi I'ma keep the ball moving cause everybody buckin' them free throws right now, lol good shot's homeboi's good shot's. Give me the 10 tightest album's from the periods of 91'-95. 1) Black Moon-ENTA DA STAGE 2) Smiff-N-Wessun-DA SHININ' 3) Group Home-LIVIN' PROOF 4) Nas-ILLMATIC 5) Dr. Dre-THE CHRONIC 6) Bahamadia-KOLLAGE 7) Wu-Tang Clan-ENTER THE 36 CHAMBERS 8) Digable Planet's-BLOWOUT COMB 9) Gangstarr-HARD TO EARN 10) Outkast-SOUTHERNPLAYALISTIC. Get at me fam!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2010 8:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Get that shit straight LARS, I'm a dude not ya blow up doll named Juicy or whatever you call her.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2010 11:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.46.106.9)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yo this is what I am talking about lol. mad shout outs to the real heads politicking in here. hell on earth is a very dope album. AZ's mo money track is sick, although I like "rather unique" a little better. I remember walking to my school bus in 9th grade bumping that cd on my cd walkman lol. big ups for that. the last song on that hell on earth album is a dope track. I can remember the name but prodigy rips that song nonstop. as far as best wu beats damn man, thats tough because there are so much of them that I appreciate. I mean think about it, Gza, ghostface, method man, and raekwons first albums alone you could fight and say are top albums of all time, why? because all the productions are insane and consistent throughout especially through the timelines of those albums but with that being said lol. I will say: 1) protect ya neck (because Gza kills that song at the end. "im the dirtiest thing in sight, matter of fact, bring out the girls and lets have a mud fight"..one word, ridiculous) 2.)investigative reports 3.)Can it be simple (ridiculous looping of that sample) 4) hells wind staff (whoa!!)5) verbal intercourse. (sidenote: I could have said every track on liquid swords but I wanted to be fair and others would have been on here as well but all you fine people already said a lot of them lol. but bigups peeps. what about B.I.B.L.E? meth vs chef? what the blood clot?even though that was killah priest, it was a dope beat right lol? keep this shit going
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2010 7:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Well...she did say it could be from any of their affiliated groups OR producer........."wu producer" title was did not seem to be mandatory. OK...I will throw "Labels" as a beat for props. Minimal beat, but if your head does not snap to it, you're probably dead.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2010 5:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Hey LARS, I don't know if "Da Rockwilder" counts... HOT AZZ SONG, yes... but it's Meth and Red spittin over Rockwilder's production...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2010 11:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 91.131.107)
Location: Van City
Comment: 1. "The Fourth Chamber" & "Duel of the Iron Mic"-Liquid Swords 2."Wu Gambinos"-Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 3. "Everything is Everything"-Cappadonna's "The Pillage" 4."Beneath the Surface" & "Publicity" (GZA again lol) 5. "Malcolm", "Apollo Kids" & "One"- Ghost's "Supreme Clientele" I'm gonna have to break the frame and give y'all a 6th. "Tai Chi" from Killah Priest's "Heavy Mental". man that beat's got me open all over again.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2010 11:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: in no order: "C.R.E.A.M.", "Bring The Pain", "4th Chamber", "Criminology", "Da Rockwilder"
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2010 9:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: 1) "Gravel Pit" & "Hollow Bones" - The W album. 2) "Uzi (Pinky Ring)" - Iron Flag. 3) Ghostface's "Buck 50" - Supreme Clientele. 4) "Triumph" - Wu-Tang Forever. And don't sleep on it... 5) "Crane / White Lightning" from the Kill Bill Vol. 1 soundtrack... Not exactly a Wu track, but RZA produced...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2010 12:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Yo I'm live and amped right now on this site man! So yo check this man, J-Aura, D-Stroi, Sikee, and Boom3, give me the 5 tightest Wu-Tang beats ever (past or present) and they can be from any groups affilliated with the Clan (Killa Army, North Star) or from any of the Clan's producer's (The RZA, Truemaster, and etc.) 1) DUEL OF THE IRON MIC-GZA's Liquid Swords album 2) SHAOLIN STYLE-Shyhiem's The Lost Generation album 3) CRIMINOLOGY-Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx album 4)SNAKES-Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return To The 36 Chamber's album (r.i.p my dude) 5) GOLD-GZA's Liquid Swords album. I'ont mean to dick ride but the Clan made Hip-Hop music just a lil' bit more interesting, dope, and raw so I gotta shout them out as far as Honorable Mention's go man! Peace to the Clan!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2010 11:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: A-alikes ROTATION: 1) Black Moon-BUCK 'EM DOWN (REMIX) 1) Donald Byrd-WIND PARADE 2)Main Source-LOOKIN' AT THE FRONT DOOR 2) Donald Byrd-THINK TWICE 3) Tragedy a.k.a Intelligent Hoodlum-GRAND GROOVE 3) Patrice Rushen-REMIND ME 4) De La Soul-ME, MYSELF, and I 4) Parliament Funkadelic-NOT JUST KNEE DEEP 5) A Tribe Called Quest-BONITA APPLEBUM 5) Ramp-DAYLIGHT 6) A Tribe Called Quest-DESCRIPTION OF A FOOL 6) Roy Ayers-RUNNING AWAY 7) EPMD-NEVER SEEN BEFORE (REMIX) 7) Slave-WATCHING YOU 8) Kam-STILL GOT LOVE FO' EM 8) The Moments-SEXY MAMA 9) Jay-Z-HEART OF THE CITY 9) Bobby "Blue Bland-AINT NO LOVE 10) Redman-I CAN'T WAIT 10) The Mary Jane Girls-ALL NIGHT LONG
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2010 8:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Funny you said "Hell On Earth" by Mobb Deep, Sikee cause I was with my girl at Tower Records in Akihabara, Japan Saturday night and I picked that album back up cause the beat to "Extortion" was running over and over in my head. That's what I miss about the Mobb man...they use to to have those dark, gritty, and hypnotizing ass beats. I gotta say though Japan has a really cool and deep appreciation for hip-hop. They can tell you all kind of shit about Diamond D, EPMD, Keith Murray, Main Source, Organized Konfusion, Soul Of Mischief to name a few. Lol, hell the cats I've kicked it with out here in DJ and record stores can barely speak English but can rap "Half Time" by Nas out the ass lol. Good selection on that De La and Ghostface album Sikee! HEAVY ROTATION: 1) The Alchemist & Styles P.-CALMLY SMOKE 2) The Alchemist & Saigon-STOCKING CAP 3) DJ Spinna ft. Elzhi (of Slum Village)-MORE COLORS(brilliant ass song) 4) DJ Spinna ft. Fresh Daily, P. Casso, and Homeboy Sandman-GET ON DOWN 5) The Nonce-LIVE AND DIRECT (CLASSIC) 6) Slum Village-FASTER 7) Statik Selektah ft. Joe Scudda, Truck North, and Diz Gibran-JADED 8) Wu-Massacre(Ghost, Meth, and Rae) ft. Sun God and Inspektah Deck-GUNSHOWERS
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2010 4:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 91.131.107)
Location: Van City
Comment: wow its been a minute since I peeped this flow, but I'm diggin the interface betwee the jeneral, j-aura, and d-stroy. you guys know hip hop for sure. yo j-aura i'm with you man, I loved Atliens from the first time I heard it. When I was in like grade 7 or something I fell a sleep to it, woke up to it etc. My top albums of all time (I would use Atliens, but wont bite your style lol): 1. Gza "Liquid Swords" 2. De La Soul "Stakes is High" 3. Keith Murray "Enigma" 4. Nas "It Was Written" 5. Ghostface "Ironman". Beats and shit I still think Mobb Deep's "Hell on Earth" was full of sick beats, Madvillain is up there for sure, Dangermouse (especially "The MOuse and the Mask"), O.C's "Jewelz" was so well produced, but my favorite song for a beat is AZ's "Mo MOney Mo Murder" with... who else Nas. It's nice to know there's still real heads out there. " Mo money mo murder mo homicide. you catch that body n*gga betta have that alibi. you never know, it may just be your time. you take your ride to them pearly white gates. watch that suicide."
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/15/2010 2:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.139)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: i will have to check that out my man. I like dj spinna. hes almost like dj jazzy jeff and works a lot with j-live.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/14/2010 9:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.156.221)
Location: STL
Comment: Great album, Lars Lars, pants on fire. Wayne held his one, his vocab and flow was sup bar to nas's on generation...fact not opinion. Fuck do dey BBQ is sweden lol.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/13/2010 8:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Yo D-Stroi and J-Aura check this man. I was bouncing around on UGHH yesterday and was checking out DJ's Spinna's Compositions Vol. 2 and 3 instrumentals, but I ran into this "SONIC SMASH" album that he has. Yo check this shit out with Elzhi (Slum Village) called "More Colors". Elz made "Colors" on "The Preface" but this "More Colors" shit definitely goes hard! Yo I'm ready to cop this new Slum Village album and my man Elzhi is definitely one of the dopest MC's in this mafucka right now. Check out "More Colors" on DJ Spinna's "SONIC SMASH", shit's dope!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/13/2010 7:58:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: It means that Lil Wayne is a talent that all should observe and that Lars was right.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/12/2010 3:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.139)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: Lars, your killing me man!! and even if he did, so what, what does that even mean? Lil Wayne is not good, hes gimmick period. enough with the lil wayne b.s now
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/12/2010 10:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Lil Wayne had the best verse on the album...BOOYAAAA! Take that in yo eye!!!!! .oO(who woul d've thunk it that Lil Wayne would outshine Nas on a Nas track???!!!)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/10/2010 5:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Favorite albums of all-time? Too damn many, that's what! LOL If it's down to five, I think I'd have to say 1) OutKast "ATLiens" 2) 2Pac "All Eyez On Me" 3) Lupe Fiasco "Fahrenheit 1/15" mixtapes 4) Lauryn Hill "Unplugged 2.0" 5) UGK "Ridin' Dirty". I love Illmatic, of course, but y'all already mentioned it. For beats and instrumentals, I like Apollo Brown right now. Of course, the soundtrack to Samurai Champloo and also the 3 official mixtapes for The Boondocks (one of em is hosted by Phonte). Other beat-heavy albums I like are Pastor Troy's "Face Off", N.E.R.D. "Fly or Die", Pharcyde "Labcabincalifornia", David Banner "Mississippi The Album", and Clipse "Hell Hath No Fury". My choices might not stretch all the way back to Ultramagnetic MC's, but... LOL I love it all the same. I'll stretch back to give props to Boogie Down Productions "Criminal Minded". That shit had me amped the first time I heard it...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/9/2010 1:34:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.106.11)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: oh and I forgot about wu-tang, cream & protect ya neck. Lost Boyz- Renee and Heltah Skeltah - operation lockdown
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/9/2010 1:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.144)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: so now we're talking best beats/instrumentals lol ok. How about Nine-whatcha want, Jeru- aint the devil happy & da original, Gangstarr-(pretty much anything but)code of the streets and mass appeal, public enemy - an hour of chaos..big ups professor x and terminator x lol, pete rock & cl smooth- T.R.O.Y, Nas- the message & I gave you power, Biggie-beef & who shot ya, Black Moon (buckshot)- gotcha opin "me and my boyz walk the streets at night right looking for the right one.. babaaay" lol. large professor and q-tip- the sun. Gza- coldworld & labels, Raekwon - verbal intercourse. anyways ill stop cuz I could go on for dayz but bigups my dude
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/8/2010 8:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Oooh nice list homeboi! Gave me a relapse, lol. Gotta say my fab 5 are 1) Illmatic-Nas 2) Step In The Arena-Gangstarr 3) Critical Beatdown-Ultragmagnetic MC's 4) Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars-KillaArmy 5) Breaking Atoms-Main Source...yo but check the 5 best instrumentals in my opinion 1) Masta I.C.-Mic Geronimo (shit's mesmerizing) 2) Criminology-Rae & Ghost (hard as hell) 3) Brother's On My Jock-E.P.M.D (classic) 4) Sucka n*gga-A Tribe Called Quest (cool) 5) Machine Gun Funk-Biggie (raw). Good call on that Black Milk, Dilla, and Evidence shout out for the producer's, lol how could I have forgotten?
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/8/2010 8:20:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.11)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: Statik is pretty dope and is making his mark in the game real quick. all of his albums have an allstar lineup. I like that Von Pea cat. What is the best album to cop with him/tanya morgan? you also hit the head on the nail with the producer list homeboi lol! mine goes like this: Dj premier, Large Professor, JDilla, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Diamond D, Marley Marl, 9th Wonder, Madlib, Alchemist, Black Milk, Dj Muggs, Evidence, Ant (from Atmosphere), El-p, RJD2,JRawls,Easy Mo Bee to name a few. Emcees: J-live, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Masta Ace, Apathy, Evidence, Blacastan, Buckshot, Nas and Fashawn lol, many I have left off, but yeah..good ish Jeneral. im always down for politicing. Yo Aura and Jeneral, top 5 albums of all time?? I could go way beyond top 5 but, 1) Illmatic 2)Liquid Swords 3)Hard to Earn 4)Train of Thought 5) Legal Drug Money or Only Built for Cuban Links. Those are mine
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/8/2010 1:14:00 AM; Partial IP: 93.130.136)
Location: LA
Comment: @J.U-ICE Frankensteins a good producer too espicially how he remixed Brand Nubians song Slow Down
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/6/2010 7:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Good question D-Stroi! I can't really say I have a fav producer. I have moments where I'm feeling Pete Rock's shit one week, then Primo's the next, maybe 9th, then MF Doom, or the Alchemist, Large Pro, Khrysis, but right now I'm digging Von Pea of the group Tanya Morgan's shit, and then my man Statik Selektah has some good shit too. As far as emcee's go Styles P is one of my fav's. Big Noyd, Joe Scudda, AZ, Rapper Big Pooh, Consequence, T.I., David Banner, Rashid Hadee, A.G., Nas of course, and Peedi Crakk just to name a few as far as what's current. Now as far as the vet's go man that list is endless lol. Glad to chop it up with ya homeboi!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/6/2010 2:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.138)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yo Jeneral, ive been listening to AZ "doe or die", Keith Murray's "beautifullest thing in this world" and big L's "lifestyles of the poor and dangerous" lol, even some of junior mafia's old shit is dope, but one of my all time favorite '93 songs would be buckshots "gotcha open". beat is crazy and of course 93 til infinity. Yo aura, I havent heard tribe in a while or even leaders of the new school for that matter, but I have been bumping some de la. Yo Jeneral, who is your fav producer and emcee?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/3/2010 4:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 148.139.92)
Location: Nevada
Comment: This is one of the best albums of the year if not the best.. To those who rank this album 2 stars.. go smoke a bowl..
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/30/2010 3:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 98.212.194)
Location: Greensboro
Comment: This Album right here is straight fire!.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/29/2010 8:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Heavy Rotation (Instrumentals): 1. SMOKE-Marco Polo & Torae ft. Lil' Fame and Rock 2. STOP FOOLING YOURSELF-9th Wonder & Skyzoo 3. RAP ADDICTION-Premier & Blaq Poet ft. Shabeeno and Lil' Fame 4. DO IT TO DEATH-Statik Selektah ft. Lil' Fame, Havoc, and Kool G. Rap 5. PLAYERS-Slum Village 6. TIMELESS-Illa J 7. GET DOWN-Nas 8. BURNER REPRESENT ME-The Alchemist & Prodigy 9. CALMLY SMOKE-The Alchemist & Styles P. 10. DECISIONS-Genovese (classic) 11. GOLD-The GZA (classic) 12. BANG ON 'EM-The Alchemist & Prodigy 13. COFFIN NAILS-MF Doom 14. BLOODROOT-MF Doom 15. WE BAD-Tanya Morgan & Von Pea 16. GOT LOVE FO' EM'-Kam (classic) 17. BORN AND RAISED IN COMPTON-DJ Quik (classic)
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/29/2010 3:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: I've been palying that Crooklyn Dodger's 95 instrumental here at the work place for the last 2 weeks now man, lol. That beat by Primo is one of the illest!!! Plus Clockers is one of my favorite movies anyway. Yeah I been hearing Das Efx on and off mixtapes attempting a comeback. Trying to change their style but they still get respect in my book, plus I can't get enough of the Mic Checka (remix) that shit is the truth! And that instrumental "WHAT'S THAT CHA' SAY" from that West Coast Group "ANOTHA LEVEL" is always gon' be one of my fav's. That's the summer time instrumental fa sho' since '93 when I was in Junior High and I can't forget "GRAND GROOVE" by "The Intelligent Hoodlum" a.k.a. Tragedy Khadafi. Respect homies!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/29/2010 2:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: I admit I need to get up more on Native Tongues. I got plenty of Tribe Called Quest in my collection, but that Vinia Mojica and Bush Babees got me reminiscing... Good look on that you two...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/28/2010 7:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .9.228.141)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: Yeah, im feeling that marco/ruste album and the new roots album is pretty dope. I dont mind the new eminem album, minus a few guests that are on there lol, aura knows what I mean!! and the vinnie paz album is decent as well. but damn, 2010 isnt over yet so who knows what album ill be feeling by the end of 2010. yo Jeneral, that blackstar album is ridiculous. "brown skin lady" and of course "respiration" are my joints on there. great production from jrawls and hi-tek. lets sign a petition to get another blackstar album going!! yo aura and Jeneral, what about that "crooklyn" joint with chubb rock and the crew? everytime I hear that song it takes me back. on some timeless shit. and never mind the BUMS Jeneral, what about diggy das? they came back with some dumb shit attempt album going away from their original style. "hold it down" was my shit. bigup fellas
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/27/2010 8:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Yeah Janelle Monae is definitely the truth fam! First time I heard her was on Big Boi's "Purple Ribbon All-Stars 2" album...beautiful voice indeed! Speaking of beautiful voices check out Vinia Mojica on Blackstar's "Knowledge of Self", DJ Hi-Tek's "Get Ta Steppin" with Vinia and Mos Def and of course "Saturday's" with De La Soul and Vinia Mojica. Lol, funny you mentioned the Bush Babies D-Stroi cause I was riding all over Japan this weekend bumping "Remember We" in the Jeep...that song always puts me in a trance man! Peace to the Bush Babies for making that song for real!!! On another note what did ever happen to the "BUM'S" lol? "I GOTTA FREE MY MIND, I GOTTA FREE MY MIND", respect man! As far as Marco Polo and Torae got, I've been killing "SMOKE" ft. Lil' Fame and Rock of Heltah Skeltah and "STOMP" ft. Guilty Simpson. That damn "SMOKE" goes hard though and that shit make me wan' hit the gym everytime I play it. Yo J-Aura and D-Stroi real conversation fam! Respect!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/26/2010 6:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Yeah D-Stroi, I liked the Marco Polo/Torae joint. I listened to it a few times up here, but I ain't get to cop it. Torae's flow is always nice, but I'm not a huge fan of Marco's production. Respect though, it's not that I think his beats don't bump, it's just not my taste of melodies. BUT, I will definitely say that the track "Best To Do It" on Marco Polo's new album is a head BANGER! (Waitin on Elzhi's next release, cuz he bodied that beat!) Hey, I wanna know what everybody's favorite 2010 album so far? Distant Relatives is on my long list for sure... But I KNOW y'all gotta be feelin that new Roots album!!! Apollo Brown too... Better yet (and this is technically mainstream, but...) I wanna know who's heard that new Janelle Monae!!! For those who ain't heard, she's a prodigy of OutKast. Her style is Hip-Hop by soul, but you might get thrown off if you don't like singing and vocalization. The only possible way to describe her is... She's like a young female "re-incarnated James Brown". She might not be advertised through UGHH, but she deserves a listen. Her energy and style is so rare!!! (recommendation: the video of "Tightrope" feat. Big Boi) That's the kind of upbeat music I would rather be mainstreamed 24/7 than some of the same old regurgitated shit you normally hear on the radio...
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/26/2010 12:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 254.137.85)
Location: Las Cruces NM
Comment: Not very impressed on the whole project. Everything sounds so cheezy with the exception of maybe 2-3 songs. Why does everybody have to type in ebonics to prove theyre down with hiphop? Now thats funny!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/25/2010 6:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.144)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: tell me that "tigallo for Dolo" doesnt bang!! lol, that shit busted up my speakers. thats probably my favorite khrysis beat in a while. I like the breakdown on the lupe album. I will have to go back and listen to it more in depth. yo whats up with the cella dwellas, bush babies, and the bums? like ill and al scratch said, where are my homies lol??? as for your outkast homies, I couldnt get into those cats after the "aquemini" album, but I do dig their style even though andre kind of reminds me of a kool keith persona lol. Yo Aura, did you feel that marco/Torae album, shit is still in my rotation lol. but for now, im gonna be like Keith Murray and "gets lifted". holla atcha boi.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/25/2010 7:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Mos definitely Tanya Morgan! That track "So Damn Down" had me hooked when I first heard it. Straight had me out of my seat and 2-steppin'!!! And that "She's Gone" joint is the SHIT... Deep metaphors, subject matter, lyricism... With that smooth 808 bass and Phontigallo on the hook! Pure brilliance!!! As far as OutKast goes, PLEEZ BELIEVE that Big Boi & 3000 are still tight. Ain't no beef between em that I've heard of... I'd tell anyone that them boyz were the FIRST group to put me onto Hip-Hop! Ever since I listened to em, their creative directions have taken different forms over the years, but they always come back and intersect for SPECTACULAR albums. Word iz... Dre 3000 is supposed to be releasing his solo album too. Not sure if it's gonna be late 2010 or early next year, cuz even Big Boi's was a long one in the making. (Hey, some art takes time and patience!) Nah, Big Boi switched labels, but the first label claimed rights to "Royal Flush" with Raekwon and "Somethin's Gotta Give" with Mary J. Blige... Hey D-Stroi, you ain't the only one who said that about Lupe's 2nd album, a couple of my roommates said that too... And I'll agree, cuz I loved Food & Liquor. The first album also had the mainstream hooked with the beats and Lupe's b-boy flow. But I'd say I like the 2nd album WAY better just because of the high symbolism and lyrical content. The way Lupe narrates the Hip-Hop world through his 3 characters in the album - of course, "The Cool", but also "The Streets" and "The Game". First, "The Cool" a.k.a. Michael Young History a.k.a. Forgive "my cool young history as... the coolest n*gga, what? the coolest n*gga, what?" He represents a young kid growing up, being mis-educated by the ills of the world. Now "The Streets"... She represents the temptation of money, women, and fame that come along with his gang and drug hustle. (Some would see Mainstream Hip-Hop as "The Streets") And "The Game"... He is like the big brother/father figure that takes him into the business and shows him the ropes. BUT as The Cool's character continues to hustle hard, gettin more and more money and power, The Game's character is the one to eventually finish him off. Yo, Lupe Fiasco's concepts are real loose and interpretive on The Cool album. Very abstract, but they make realistic concrete sense. I know I'm gettin long winded, but I gotta say that Torae did do his thang on "24". My favorite jamz on LeftBack are "Table For Two" (I love Yahzarah on the hook) and "Tigallo For Dolo" played back-to-back... 'Cause I'm a "live n*gga advocate / renaissance b-boy / two by four flow / but I could never be bored!!!" LOL Both of them tracks go hard!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2010 11:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: For real man, good lookin' on the "Left Back" album by LB, D-Stroi! But I been bumping the hell out of Tanya Morgan's "BROOKLYNATI" and "THE BRIDGE" album's, not to mention Donwill's "DON CUSACK IN HIGH FIDELITY" and Von Pea's "GRANDE VONYE". Beats, rhymes, man them boy's from TANYA MORGAN puttin' it down for real!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2010 9:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.139)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: no doubt jeneral, some crazy classic rotations there. dont even get me going on the "liquid swords" album, one of my top 5 albums. been bumping "whutcha want" by Nine, takes me back lol. anyways, I wouldnt mind hearing a new album by lupe. I liked his first joint better than the sophmore shit. yo Aura, that last track on the "left back" album, tell me that aint bananas lol. torae kills that track alone. one luv homeslices
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2010 7:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Yo, that shit sounds so dope I gotta laugh at it. Are you serious my dude?!!! David Banner and 9th...man that's gon' be fire with MI and North Cack puttin' some shit together...I'm excited about how it's gon' sound too cause David Banner and most artist from the South (especially back home in G.A.) use a lot of bass and snares and sometimes shit be sounding the same (got love for my Southern states though). But 9th is the only producer I know from the South whose shit is a little more soulful and I'm diggin' that. Yo thanks for puttin' that out J-Aura! Yo let me know if you hear about a release date. Gotta check out that "FIRE" by Lupe too. Heard Dre wasn't on Big Boi's new album, but it wasn't cause of beef and they still cool. The machine known as the industry fucked my boy's over...heard they even took a track off his album with Dre and Raekwon on it. Anyway I can't to cop that shit too fam!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2010 6:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Oh yeah, I forgot one CRUCIAL upcoming album... Along with Big Boi's solo and J. Cole's debut... you got David Banner & 9th Wonder coming out with a project together too! YEEEAAAAAHHH BUDDY!!! That one's gonna be DOPE as hell!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2010 5:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Yo J.U.-ICE, I don't know about Lupe's release date, but it SHOULD be sometime this fall if everything's gravy. Man oh man... Have y'all heard that track of his called "Fire", with the classic Jimi Hendrix sample in the beat? All I got to say is, "Hot damn..." Lupe Fiasco RIPPED that beat like tissue paper!!! It's the one he made in response to not being listed on MTV's Top 10 Hottest MC's of 2009. (LOL tsk tsk Mainstream...) That album is DEFINITELY one that I got high anticipation for... That... And also Big Boi's solo album and J. Cole's official debut. I can say 2010 has been a hell of a year to me. A few slumps here and there, but overall, my girl Hip-Hop looks a hell of a lot better than she did back in the year 2000, ya feel me? So far... (and this is ALL of Hip-Hop, not just "strictly underground"...) J-Aura's Top 2010 albums - 10. Yahzarah's Ballad of Purple St. James 9. Rhymefest's El Che 8. Corinne Bailey Rae's The Sea (don't hate, cuz that's a sexy azz bitch! ...with a voice!) 8. Apollo Brown's The Reset 7. Reflection Eternal 6. Sade's Soldier Of Love 5. Janelle Monae's ArchAndroid 4. Distant Relatives 3. The Roots' How I Got Over 2. Ms. Badu's New Amerykah 1. LB's LeftBack. Absolutely NO DISRESPECT to any artist I so happened to leave out, but those particular ones I would recommend to ANYONE I know.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2010 12:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Heavy Rotation (Old School): 1. EPMD ft. Redman-Brothers On My Jock 2. Mic Geronimo-Masta I.C. 3. The Nonce-Live and Direct 4. Nas-Halftime 5. A Tribe Called Quest-Sucka n*gga 6. Da Youngstas-Mad Props 7. The Beatnuts-Props Over Here 8. The E Brothers-Funky Piano 9. Black Moon-Buck 'Em Down (Remix) 10. Lords of the Underground-Psycho 11. The GZA ft. Masta Killa & Inspektah Deck-Duel of the Iron Mic
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2010 9:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Lol, that's the dumbest moniker for J.U.-ICE I ever heard LARS and I'ma stop roasting yo ass cause you pitiful and no you aint voicing an opinion you just talkin' silly shit and you must care what I say about you to be coming back trying to take shots at me fam and write paragraphs lol. On another note D-Stroi man I gotta give you daps and pounds on that Blacastan review. I finally did check that shit out yesterday and yeah man it was fire, I'm definitely feeling "The Dice Life" that shit Statik Selektah produced. Don't know why but that album reminds me of N.Y. Oil's album. Yo does anybody know when Lupe's album is coming out? That's the only album I'm really waiting to cop in 2010.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2010 1:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 92.176.142)
Location: MA
Comment: PEOPLE WHO COME ON AND HATE, GET YA LIFE TOGETHA!!! how long will it take u people to figure out that every album is NOT supposed to sound the same!!!!! every album has a different feeling and is meant for different messeges/events/emotions etc.. its like you haters go into your kitchen and get mad at the bananas cuz they dont taste like brownies!!!! it is wut it is...grow up and do you!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2010 7:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I dont even care what Juicy says...it is flattering enough that he publicly writes all of this stuff about me. I have succeeded in getting people to discuss hip hop and I really dont care what anyone has to say about me. I find it all funny and humorous. To call me stupid is a joke to me. I think he is stupid to write long love letters to me because he does not like my opinions. I haven't seen something that long since my wife and I were dating..LOL. I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinons about music but apparently just dont say it on UGHH comment boards if you expect to be respected. All good J.ust-a U.nbelievable I.gnoramus C.olon E.scavator
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/22/2010 11:13:00 PM; Partial IP: .160.15.68)
Location: Seattle, WA
Comment: pretty dope. nice work.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/22/2010 11:41:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: Yo Jeneral is little upset fam lol. hopefully your not the J.U.-ICE that got ripped by supernatural on that wakeup show freestyle battle lol, im just buggin homeboi. anyways, like I said, LARS does know his shit. I just bag on him from time to time about some of his reviews that he makes. from his lil wayne reviews to drakes cakes and birdman getting high praises and then other dope emcees getting mediocre acknowledgments but its all good and opinionated. I just scratch my head sometimes thats all lol. one luv LARS. YO AURA, I dont want to hear a Nas/Just Blaze album, I want to hear a fully produced premo album with Nas lol, or at least get the same producers from illmatic and do another dope album. maybe throw easy mo bee beats on there with some diamond d or lord finesse lol. maybe even 9th wonderful. Yo Jeneral, I peeped that blacastan (blac sabbath) joint and the album is sick. by the take of your knowledge of hip hop music, you should mos def peep that album. holla atcha boi!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/22/2010 2:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Lol, Lars you too old to be so damn ignorant on these reviews bruh! The moniker must stand for L.IES A.ND R.EPETITIVE S.TUPIDITY or how about L.OST A.LL R.ESPECT S.WEDEN. For someone who has knowledge on the subject of hip-hop music and the culture you sure do come off suspect as fuck as D-Stroi put it. You telling Boom3 that he needs to play catch up (when you started addressing the old school MC's) and I'm laughing at you, cause now you wan' pay homage to the old school when a week ago you was ranting and raving about 90's MC's being "BOOTY" and the dumb ass comment you made on Kurtis Blow saying "we'd still be listening to Kurtis Blow's THESE ARE THE BREAKS"...you was spewing some Tuesday Garbage Truck shit about Drake and the MC's out now saying this is the future and the old school is the past and shit from them now is what you called "BOOTY". Lol, so which one is it...you gon' big up the new school or pay homage to the old school. Or better yet be a fan of the music like everyone else on this site and just appreciate the music of the past and the present and shut the fuck up with the silly shit fam. Man (lol) you gotta be dumb if you think the shit you saying is respected or even credible for that matter on this website. Stop talking the extra faggot shit about who write's for who (like you really know that bruh), and all that other nonsense you poppin' out yo suck. Like I said before...seems like you got to much knowledge with the music to be L.OST A.ND R.ELATIVELY S.TUPID bruh.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/21/2010 8:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Hey Derek...you u need to stand up and fight because right now it seems that you fall for anything. d-stroi, no offense taken..u still my dude...but Nas...eh, ummm...dude is finished and washed up. His mojo went down Kelis' throat. Bytchazzness!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2010 7:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 04.112.111)
Location: LA
Comment: Wow Lars trying to start shit on the web get taht mothafuckin dick out of yo ass Leaving all rappers shoock get out of here faggot
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2010 6:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: This is off the Nas/Jr. Gong topic, but... Lauryn Hill will ALWAYS be a contender in the "top female MC of all-time" category. The few studio albums she does have, in my opinion, were ALL epic. Don't let her emotional and anger management issues throw you off. Ms. Hill will always stand as a revolutionary figure, especially how she publicly addressed the pedophilia issues of the Catholic Church... right in the middle of Vatican City! She spoke up in front of some 7,500 people and STOOD HER GROUND on her position. It was respectfully, but bluntly, honest and truthful... Now THAT'S some hip-hop for ya! LOL That's that, how Craig Mack would've put it, that "brand new flava in ya ear!!!" Was it done at an inappropriate time? Maybe... Was it completely outlandish? I think mos definitely NOT. Hopefully Lauryn will come back to music. She most likely won't be rejoining The Fugees (as much as I would LOVE to see that) any time soon. But you know who she NEED to hook back up wit? Y'all know John Forte is free from prison and is back doin his thang now... He's supposed to have a release sometime later 2010 or early 2011. Lauryn, where are you at sista?! As far as other collabos with Nas or Jr. Gong... (If I HAD to split this already fantastic combination, developed here in this album...) Much love to DJ Premier, but I'd would rather want to see a Nas/Just Blaze project. Also too, another interesting duo would be Busta Rhymes and Jr. Gong... Holla back at them two MC's goin bar for bar!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/18/2010 10:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.167.138)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: i wasnt clowing at all, you have your opinions which is cool. and yes, I am only 30 but my first tape was the public enemy joint. c'mon I was eight lol. lauren hill in my eyes will always still be in the picture and I am awaiting for a come back!! LARS, I understand your passion and like ive said many times before, you know your shit but sometimes your reviews on albums are suspect. I know you dont care but thats why people are clowning on you. Jeneral,ill go peep that black milk joint "popular demand", I do have tronix and like that a lot. and since we are politicking under nas joint, how about we get a nas/premo album damn!! lol, yo J-aura, holla atcha boi!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/18/2010 9:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Is someone else riding LARS(Leaving_All_Rappers_Shook)?? Get off my d* n* and tell yo b* to come here. That beaing said...Jean Grae is an incredible MC and the best over the past 10 yrs. Lauryn Hill is crazy and is no longer in the conversation. She hasn't dropped science in over a decade. Illa-J is WACK. It is funny to hear that some of you guys are so much younger than me when u are buying your first tape in 1988! I was buying vinyl when I started because cassettes were just coming into the market...LOL One of my first purchases was Buffalo Gals, The Breaks, & of course Rappers Delight. Then I had some CDIII Get Tough, Fearless Four Problems Of The World Today, Its Yours on Partytime label, Get Fresh Doug Do The beatbox....among others...jerkoffs like Boom3 don't have the understanding of these things but he wants to call me ignorant. OK my dude...you are the one who needs to catch up...not me.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2010 7:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: "Sound of the City" by Black Milk is good D-Stroi, but to me "Popular Demand" has to be Black Milk's best album in my eyes and ears. Tronix (his latest, unless something new just came out) is ok but the "Popular Demand" album and instrumental album should quench your thirst for some of Black's production. Then there's Elzhi's "The Preface" (FIRE!!!) album and Black did some of the production on that one too. "What I Write" has to be one of my favorite songs on Elzhi's album and Black hit that one up too. Elzhi is a fucking beast man...that dude is like one of the best kept secrets in hip-hop music...absolutely sick with it!!! I just wish Slum Village could've made an album with J-Dilla, Baatin, T-3, Elzhi, and Illa-J (suppose to be with Slum now) before Dilla and Baatin passed. That's why I say Pooh, Phonte, and 9th should've stuck together to make shit work man. I understand in the real world mafuckas aint gon' all get along and everything aint peachy but for the sake and the love of the music if they could continue to keep making dope music for the fans man...know what I'm sayin? Reminds me of when Tribe broke up, but Little Brother and The Justice League is a dope ass collective and them boys do it to death. Anyway get at me and drop some knowledge man.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2010 6:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 04.112.111)
Location: IE
Comment: Basically DereK just summed up the everything about LARS Two Thumps Up for you keep up with spreading intelligence to ignorant minds
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2010 9:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.46.106.9)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: thats funny ish man, cuz I have the fantastic vol 2 in my deck right now lol. yo J-aura, what about "live at the bbq" lol and nas/large pros "your the man" whoa, thats a fire song. "i saw a dead bird flying through a broken sky", that ish is dope man and paints a picture in that song. Jeneral, that jean grae 9th cover of public enemy was my favorite because "it takes a nation of millions to hold us back" was the first tape I ever bought, that and x-clans "exodus" so that was timeless for me seeing that redo cover. Jean grae is probably the dopest female emcee out there besides tiye phoenix, bahamadia, lauren hill, and the ghost, apani b fly (where the hell is she at) lady of rage and hurricane g were aight as well lol, along with jane doe who I believe was on the black star album, but anyways, yo Jeneral, I have the newest blackmilk album but in your opinion, whats his best cd to date, cuz I want to buy more of his ish? oh and dont forget, when you mentioned before about your list of emcee/producer collabos, what about the liberation album with talib and madlib, or the muggs gza joint? respect given back homeboi!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2010 3:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Some of my Nas favorites that are unforgettable - "Revolutionary Warfare", "Black Republican", "We Are Not Alone", "Still Dreaming", and "Bridging The Gap" - and of course, cuz this classic Distant Relatives IS a joint effort... Some of my Jr. Gong favorites that I gotta mention too - "Pimpa's Paradise", "More Justice", "Give Dem Some Way", "Searching", and "In 2 Deep".
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2010 12:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Cool shit D-Stroi! "The Sun" with Large Pro and Q-Tip is actually one of my fav's too man. That beat is deep as hell and that's a perfect fit with Large Pro and Q-Tip since the "Check The Rhime" days (Large Pro was in that video too). Always good to hear from cats who know their music man and don't come across on some idiot shit. I was feelin' the alternate covers for Jean and 9th too like the "Raekwon and Ghost" cover, the "Black Sheep" cover, and the "Public Enemy" cover too. As far as Black Milk goes, my fav shit from him is "Home of the Greats" that mafucka was cool as hell on that track. He never disappoints me with his music. Can't forget Slum Village's "Fantastic Vol. 1 and 2 and 2.0" and the Dirty District. Tragic about J-Dilla and Baatin but at least Elzhi and T3 holdin' it down for "The D" man. Respect is given bruh!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/16/2010 8:33:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: lol, "stop fooling yourself" is my joint fam!!, and so is "and this is for". Large Pro is one of my favorite producers and is always dropping that killa ish Jeneral. my favorite joint he was on and I dont even think he produced it was on the 1st class album "the sun" with q-tip, song is straight up dope!! blackmilk is all around dope musically. hes like your underground kanye west lol, does it all. the marco torae album was one of my fav albums of 09 and that track falling down is classic. jean grae and 9th always put together great music and how can you not like the alternate re-do covers for the "jeanius" album!! I love the alchemist and hopefully someday we will see the alchy shuffle lol, but prodigy fell off to me and Jay Dee, what more can I say, donuts!!!. as far as the whole Nas debate, when he dropped the illmatic album it was ahead of his time and his lyrics were on point not to mention the allstar cast of producers that made that album bang hard but, since that album and the stillmatic album hes on this pedestal now and everyone expects him to make music equivalent too those albums. Nas will always be a dope lyricist and hes done his fair share of contributions to hip hop and the music. just because hes branching out and doing new material not suitable for everyone, doesnt mean he fell off. Yo Jeneral dont forget about "fetus" and "i gave you power" lol. peace
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 8:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: You know that saying that goes something like you can do all the good shit you can possibly do but as soon as you do one wrong or bad thing then people remember that shit over the good. Well in Nas' case I don't see how most people can roast homeboi just because he didn't make another Ill or Stillmatic. Nas has been getting done in by the media and fans way before "Hip-Hop is Dead" and the "n*gga" album. They tried to get at my boy when "It Was Written" came out saying he changed his style and the people want Nas back not Nas Escobar. That might've even been the case but then again he was still making music you could hear and see. As far as I'm concerned Nas will always be a controversial figure in hip-hop music. But he still make's good thought provoking music. "Get Down" is Nas all day, "U Gotta Love It", "If Heaven Was A Mile Away," "Purple", "The World Is Your's", "Doo-Rag's" (very good song), "We Will Survive", "Second Childhood", "One Mic", and "Life's A Bitch". These cuts are classic and timeless and this is what Nas is known for. Thought provoking street shit. When I can listen to an MC and close my eyes and see what that dude or chic is saying in their rhymes then I know that, that is saying about his or her penmanship or craft, lyrical abilities, and the messages...so Nas has to be serious about what he writes cause it's coming from the n*gga's spirit and into our ears. Maybe that's why people expect so much from him cause he does deliver dope, powerful, and uplifting music. I don't care about who is ghost writing for who I just know that this and these type of songs are what I'm accustomed to with listening to Nas and he does, can, and still will be able to make dope thought provoking music for the hoods, the kids, the gangstas, the working man, and the mafucka that's just trying to make it against all odds.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 7:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Lol, I hear ya D-Stroi, I don't know how I could've forgot Large Pro (my bad homeboi)...I was just listening to "The Hardest" by Styles and AZ this morning. I always slow the pitch down on that track to 12.0 and the instrumental is a banger...LP did that beat justice in a major way fam, shit's tough and it reminds me of some "Hill Street Blues" cop drama street shit. I gotta say as far as producer and MC collabo's go these are my fav's. 1. 9th Wonder and Skyzoo "Cloud 9" 2. 9th Wonder and Murs "Murs 3:16" 3. The Alchemist and Prodigy "Return of the Mac" 4. 9th Wonder and Jean Grae "Jeanius" 5. Marco Polo and Torae "Double Barrel" 6. J-Dilla and Illa J "Yancy Boy's". Damn near anything by Black Milk is hot too. Shout out to NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, Canada, H-town, The whole Texas, M-town, Louisiana, M-i-crooked letter, LA, A-town, Chi-town, The D, NY, VA, CT, Jersey, B-More Careful, Bean Town, Vegas, and the Whole West Coast man. Fuck where you from and who's hood is hot and all that other fuck shit!!! These are the places puttin' it down in hip-hop (especially underground) in a major way fam! Respect is given...
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 4:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I am so tired of hearing how Nas got played...he played himself with that low caliber chic. In fact he always gets played by chics (damn Carm, why u had to let Jiggaman smash next to Destiny's carseat???....What tramp! Where she let Iverson hit it?? The baby's crib???) Lol...lemme stop..this aint Mediatakeout!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 11:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Yo what up BrownBall! I gotta holla at cha real quick. Peace to LARS and D-Stroi. Nas is a "pawn"??? LOL Being played by who exactly? You are mostly likely CORRECT in the case of someone like Soulja Boy Tell Em, and I wouldn't disagree... but Nas? Nasir Jones?! The same Nasir that led that petition and spoke out against the racial slander and bias from Fox News... That's not a very "pawn"-like mentality. Granted, he ain't perfect, so it's not necessarily "king"-like either. (maybe "bishop"-like...) What I'm sayin is Nas has his faults like anyone else. You could pick on him for something like his marital issues, but he addresses the problem with his ex-wife in this album. It ain't like he ignores it. I think true Hip-Hop is always gonna be a reflection of life and culture. And it's ALWAYS got to change, cuz life and culture always change inevitably. To me, it's about adapting to an ever-changing world society. Respect to ya if you just don't like the album. But with high-lyrical content in songs like "Tribal War" and "Patience"... I simply can't deny. Shout out to K'naan too on this album. Not too many people give him his credit up here, but I will...
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 10:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Nas pays for ghostwriters...wake up people! Nas no longer writes all of his rhymes!!!!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 10:21:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: i am gonna stay somewhat neutral with this one and give it 3 stars because I never really gave it a chance but the Jeneral has valid points. as lars and j-aura would know, that I dont cater to the likes of lil wayne and drakes cakes but if thats what they choose to like and express than thats cool and their opinions. I think I can relate more with the Jeneral cuz hes got that passion about the music and the real heads that live it and breathe it. lets talk about the marco polo/ruste jux or torae albums and fashawn (which in my opinion) is a very underated emcee only at the age of 21. lets talk about the j-live type of emcees and what they bring to the table every album. oh and lars, supernaturals "s.p.i.t" album was actually really dope. im obviously all over the place writing this because I just read everyones posts now lol so I dont even know where to begin or what not but music is music and if you like what you like than whats the issue? Yo Jeneral, wheres Jon doe and the prophetix lol? we should be talking about blacastan and how dope this cat is lyrically. Jeneral, your producer list is on point as well, just dont forget large pro, evidence, geology, hi-tek, marco polo, ant and j rawls. kev brown is dope to as well as dj spinna lol. one luv
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 2:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 79.223.157)
Location: Should be asleep
Comment: No amount of money is enough to make me pretend I am not ashamed. You can't buy me faggot. EYE own me and no person ever will again. Mad people died the FIRST time. They are just dying slower now because the rope isn't as tight nor as noticeable. Shuck and Jive (mockingly). Tip said, ain't got no time for it. Me neither.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 2:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 79.223.157)
Location: Home
Comment: You AIN'T Bob dude... Yhate is on that buh-shit... Nas is semi-washed... and has been for a minute now. 'Bout artists gotta what??? The cats I love are the same as they ever were... that is why I love them, because they always knew who they were (are)... as for Nas, he is currently a pawn yet he continues to shine on in all his shabbery... If I love this music you can put whatever the hell you want in front of me... Then you can take said thing... roll it up, fill it with staples and turn it sideways and shove it up your candy a$$hole. As much as it doesn’t relate, it is no different than leaving your kids with a stranger when you go to the club. If you LOVE it you don't sell out. There is a foundation but these fags are floating in space with no tethers to ground their tom-phukkin-foolery. Artists should NOT change to suit you chumps desires on the HOT (fm) fagbox. At this point phuk the history of this and that also… can I have my music back, I think you b!tches have had it long enough. Oh and Souljah Boy B double O's.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/15/2010 12:38:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: J-Aura man what you know about that Samurai Champloo? The beats from that show are dope, especially "Death Wish"...I put them beats on my Street Fighter 4 Soundtrack on the X-Box 360. The dude Nujabes (one of the beat makers for the show) actually died here in Japan a few months ago from a car accident...shit was tragic but they blastin' his music and instrumentals everytime I go to Tower Records in Machida. Fat Jon (5 Deez) is another beat maker I can listen to from the Samurai Champloo show...yo J-Aura man nuff respect for mentioning one of the greatest anime's out man! That just show's you how big this culture is for real man, especially when you start incorporating anime and hip-hop together too! Good lookin'!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/14/2010 5:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
Location: dA BurG FL
Comment: People don't like this album cuz Nas aint flowing like ILLmatic but this is on a whole higher level than that album concept wise. Don't get me wrong ILLmatic is one of the best albums period. People just want that old Nas back but it wont happen cuz artists can't stick to the same formula over and over. Artists to stay in the music game has to try different styles things get better with the times. Now for up and coming MC's in the game I don't think Drake is a MC Why? Cuz the dude is a pop star and what I mean is his flow his image is all for the teenagers. Nobody is even mentioning IDE Creative Juices!!! He is the Truth and the Future for HipHop!!! Everybody needs to check out Ideology. Best album so far for 2010 Don't sleep on that album Folks!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/14/2010 8:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: I feel ya Jeneral, but me personally, I'm always gonna be a more "high-lyrical" fan over beats majority of the time. As long as the delivery on par with the mood of the song, I think the more intricate the lyrics, the better. But delivery is VERY crucial! It's probably why LARS and a few others can't reflect on this album. People sleep on Nas because his delivery is usually laid-back and collected, and then Jr. Gong drops his verses HARD, but it falls on deaf ears for people who are unable to translate his vernacular. And even though they are secondary, beats are important too. I do listen to instrumentals, especially ones from the soundtrack of Samurai Champloo, an anime on Adult Swim (the track "Chambers" is some kind of fire!) I give crowns to beatsmiths like Organized Noize, The Neptunes, Drumma Boy, Don Cannon, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Nicolay, Zo!, S1 & Caleb, Cool & Dre, Soundtrakk... I can vibe to a lot of their instrumentals.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/13/2010 7:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Lol J-Aura, I guess that's one way to look at it fam, as far as Soljah Boy is concerned...maybe the industry does have him by the balls on some puppet Bojangles shit. But he doin' his hustle I guess. Man it seems like everybody is tied up into what the media, fans, and industry wants nowadays. There is some originality in music but I just wish there was more of it. Some cats I use to listen to are playing into that bs now. I don't know what happen to Capone-N-Noreaga, but when the "WAR REPORT" came out that album was just dope. Seems like they (Nore in particular) aint trying to tighten up their penmanship and they getting lazy. That's why I've always been into the beats man. I'd rather buy an instrumental album in a heartbeat for the beats instead hearing mafuckas get on the mic on some garbage shit. J-Dilla, The Alchemist, 9th Wonder (North Cack), Madlib, Ric Rude, Preemo (check out Blaq Poet's "RAP ADDICTION" instrumental by Preemo, shit is dope), Pete Rock, The Heatmakerz, and a few other beatmakers out there are putting it down. But anyway that's another subject I could chop up all day. Deuces people!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/13/2010 5:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.176.165)
Location: bmore
Comment: ima give it a 5 just cuz its nas and this is a hiphop site stop tlkin bout drake he's a clown dudes album is so depressing reminded me of a country album shit is garbage J.cole is good tho but drake boo over rated pop crap.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/11/2010 9:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Gang Starr was a cut n paste group by an A&R. They were not all that tight as friends as you would think. When Guru started doing Jazzamatazz it started to show Guru's desire to shine without Preem. I saw them as a group that only stayed together because they knew they needed each other in some form or fashion. Guru needed Preemo more than vis versa. But I think Guru wanted to leave that shadow. Not to mention, I used to hear how they argued all of the time in the studio over musical direction...this was back in the Daily Operation days. So the break up and "beef" is not suprising to me at all....
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/11/2010 5:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: First off, R.I.P. Guru. I think that letter that Guru "allegedly" left after he died was BOGUS! It ain't sound right. Him and Preemo might've had a lil' squabble, hard feelings or whatever. But what dude gon actually say something like that on his deathbed? In THAT kinda tone... C'mon REALLY?! DJ Premier did an interview live about that issue. I think despite everything, both of em had at least RESPECT for each other. Now Soulja Boy... LOL J.U.-ICE, you rep ATL. I'm from the South too - North Cack to be exact! - and I was back home before Soulja Boy blew up. I had heard and seen this cat blowin up on the viral airwaves WAY BEFORE he landed a major record deal. I remember on campus one day, one of my boyz showed me this video of this little kid - dancin solo! - doin these silly lookin azz dances and rappin about some bullshit. They told me his name, and I thought it was just a parody or somethin. The hooks got catchier the more you listened to it, but as you watched it, it was hysterical! Then, as time when on, Soulja Boy was puttin out more and more stuff, like "Shootout". That one got real catchy and people started bumpin it in the clubs. Then, next thing you know, you hear that annoying azz (but surprising catchy) "Crank Dat Soulja Boy" on the radio, with the video 24/7 on BET. Hmm... LOL It's funny how things turn out... I thought he was cornball rhymer then and I still think he is now, but... People caught onto his shit, and I'll give him props for making it. But one thing gets me... His dances are WAY too fucking EASY! I think my learning curve for the "Crank Dat" dance was all of about... I don't know... 2 minutes! That's the MAIN reason why the white folk... (stratch that, cuz that was selective and borderline racist, but you know what I mean in particular) the ELITE CLASS SOCIETY started liking it too. That society just so happens to control every hot damn mainstream media outlet in America. I could be talking to some prissy azz (very UN-hip-hop) girl, and if the topic came up, she would ask me, "Oooh, do you know how that dance?! Can you show me?!" and I'd be like, "What the hell, you mean you CAN'T do it?! Are you for real?!" Simply put, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em... I honestly don't mind to hear it the clubs and strip joints... But I would not want my baby sister listening to that mess. I would rather let her listen to the most explicit 2Pac song I can find, THEN let her listen to the better uplifting joints and educate her on his background and the revolutionary messages he represented. Soulja Boy is really just clowning the game, but I ain't gon knock his hustle. He found what he loved doing, pursued it, and made money from it. If that thing he loves doing is being a - how the Boondocks 3rd season said it - a "professional baffoon"!!! ...then so be it. I know some underground headz would be like, "man, he a sell out!". But hey, you NEVER know what you'd might do if you had a cool $5.5 MILLION PLUS layin out in front of you and someone told you to do a little shuck-n-jive for the audience... Shit... Fuck what anyone else think! *inappropriate slave voice* "Huh? wha'cha need me to do for ya there, boss?!"
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/11/2010 3:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' GA.)
Comment: Sikee you brought up something that just had me thinking man, and it was a good point. You were telling Lars that "you see these cats like Drake as the waves of the future because they are musically doing things different". Let's rap about Soljah Boy real quick, lol (everybody's fav topic). Now even though I am from ATL I'm not really feelin' Soljah Boy's music. It is what it is but I'm not feelin' it. Now I give the kid credit cause he's smart as far as doing something "different with the music" (as far as the internet is concerned and reaching out to his fans on facebook and whatnot). He aint the first one to do it but Soljah Boy's work ethic with using the internet as a promotable tool and asset is damn near genius. I could never understand how that boy had so many album sales until I read what he was doing. With that being said with how he is "doing things different musically". There is a contradiction in hip-hop music that I wonder if the audience recognize's sometime. You could be a dope MC with lyrical wordplay but if you can't make a hot album or a club banger (THEY say these days) then yo shit aint sellin'. Or you could be someone like Soljah Boy who's not really known for his skills on the mic but sales albums nationwide. At that point is he considered hot? Most cats on UGHH aint checkin' for someone like Soljah Boy but his lil' ass is sellin' records. So my question is if I aint buyin his music (cause I'm lookin' for lyrical content, beats, and messages) and most cats on UGHH aint buying his music, why is he considered by today's standard as the next best thing or "the future" as magazine's put it if we don't like his shit. Get at me fam, I'm open for discussion.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/11/2010 3:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: These dudes like Milly Vanilly be killin' me fam, lol. They gotta say dumb shit and take shots on the reviews, and for what? Lol, you think you getting clout or fame? If it's all about the music and not that serious (as you put it), then why the fuck you worried about Nas' lady leaving him? Nobody be thinking about that dumb shit, but yo ass so shut the fuck up clown! Why the fuck did you even write anything on UGHH if you aint got shit worth sayin' about hip-hop music bruh? Sounds like you getting a lil' personal on some Nas shit anyway. Wow fam!!! You a ignorant dude too (hope Milly Vanilly aint your nickname or government name...gotta be fake like the group huh?). Back to some real hip-hop talk though,(getting tired of these lame fucks and there so called shots). I was reading into some shit on UGHH about Guru's passing (R.I.P) and I couldn't believe that he had beef with Primo like that...that shit is sad when you gotta leave the earth, mad and shit at somebody. Primo and Pete Rock had came down to Shibuya/Harajuku Japan about a month ago and I definitely wanted to check it out but I missed that shit (AGAIN). What's you cats take on the whole situation with Premier and Guru?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/11/2010 12:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Don't worry fellas, I'll take this one... *clears throat* MILLY VANILLY, what's the problem mane? Is your head so far up your ass that you can't enjoy a good discussion from time to time? Well, have fun talkin to your colon! This debate is a crucial part of hip-hop as well. There ain't one true formula for making good music. One way doesn't fit all, just like one religion or one government doesn't fit all. That's why there is a need for open discussions. If you only just buy into whatever UGHH posts on this site, and nothing more, then you NO MORE BETTER than the sheep who are brainwashed by the heavy rotation of the mainstream radio. If you are not knowledgeable on the history, then you have NO insight on where hip-hop is going. And likewise MILLY VANILLY, if you always got your panties in a bunch, it might be a little problematic when you start to menstrate... So while you workin that out, I'ma go ahead and replay that 3rd track up here - "...a lot of weak-hearted weep and MOAN!!!"
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2010 3:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .125.176.3)
Location: bmore
Comment: How about putting some of the time and effort you wasted by writing 750 words about hip hops evolution into an important topic? i.e "Legalizing it" you dumb fucks "living in fear of the black mans penis" nas is a racist piece of shit and hasnt put out anything relevant in about 20 years. "dashes of intelligence and conscientiousness" faggot
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2010 3:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: It is about time sikee has come thru making some sense. I respect his views and opinions here. I am all for long reviews that are well thought out...this is why I come to UGHH and post...to generate discussions....
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2010 1:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.131.107)
Location: Van City
Comment: First off I wanna just say that I got mad love for anyone who knows their music history. To know it is to know how music has morphed and synthesized with the lives of the people who give it life, i.e., the hip hop nation. JUICE I give you mad props for the range in your rotation. Music is vast and influences are never-ending. Its funny, I was just listening to the song "blunt ashes" by Nas. He talks about the generation of music through the last century, speaking on Diana Ross, The Supremes, etc.. A really intelligent song. He realizes, and expresses, that he is part of the same continuum and trajectory that MIles Davis, Bootsy Collins, Smoky Robinson, etc.. took part in. He cites Alex Haley and Langston Hughes in his rhymes.... the man has read some shit. I give Nas mad props for that. He is aware of his lineage and the responsibility that it entails. I too am getting older now, I lived through the 80s, witnessed the birth of many careers in hip hop. I have to say that when my cousin ( a dj since like 86) put "liquid swords" and "illmatic" in my hands, I knew that hip hop was growing and thinking of the progression it has taken still gives me goose bumps. Lars, homie I am glad you want hip hop to move forward... so do I. I think we might be talking past each other on some issues though. I mean, look at the history of this thing we call hip hop (I know you know it). How did it start? I mean there are many threads that all contribute to what we listen to today. I definitely don't want the music to get stuck at all. You are wrong to think that if I had things my way we would be stuck in the 80s still pumping Kurtis Blow. No man not at all, but there are some values that hip hop needs to uphold and its audience (us), has a big responsibility to maintain those values. What am I talking about? Well on a history tip, hip hop was birthed because it gave voice to the voiceless; the oppressed in the ghettos of America were unable to speak on the issues that socially inhibited them in a way that united the people as well as gave a voice to the injustice. Hip hop, in its early stages was bout that voice. Now, I'm not saying that there isn't room in hip hop for cars, girls, and death... obviously there is, but what I'm saying is this: there is a realness in hip hop when it touches on the truth of the world today, i.e., what's going on around us and what we, as a conscious and proud nation (hip hop nation), should be aware of. This collabo is definitely on that tip. These dudes care about upholding the truth and being an emcee who cares about "the meaning and the message". So don't get it twisted, there are many ways for music to progress or even degrade. I hear you man, you see these cats like Drake as waves of the future because they are musically doing things differently. Sure that's one way for hip hop to progress. Let it be crystal clear to you though, that hip hop also moves forward on a psychological level; it brings awareness about issues to the fore; issues we should care about. "Distant relatives" speaks on many issues and partakes in a long history of what I think is the cornerstone of hip hop as a movement or faction. That's the awareness; that's the "voice" that I hear on this LP. Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying that Nas is Dead Prez or anything like that. Nas, as we all know, has written a lot of hip hop that isn't focused on conscientiousness, but if you look at his discography as a whole, from beginning to end, there are dashes of intelligence and consciousness all the way from Illmatic to this collab here. SO Nas even though, as Juice pointed out, is still just a man and fallible like you or I, has carried the torch homies and that's real talk.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2010 11:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .125.176.3)
Location: bmore
Comment: Nas fucking blows my dick. Thats why his bitch left his punk ass. Why the fuck yall writing term papers on these reviews get a job you fucks. Its music not that serious.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2010 7:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Going back and forth with Juicy is not something I feel like doing. You are a DJ and know music..great...I used to DJ as well. The artists you mentioned I am very familiar with as well...especially Son Of Bezerk as I like all of the Bomb Squad productions from the mid to late 80's. I can say whatever I feel as far as slang, eg Bozack...I could tell you to get the Ducc Sicc...whatever...I can say anything I want because it is not that serious. My mention about Kurtis Blow was to say that people get so caught up on the way they "think" music should be, that they don't allow growth. If music still sounded like 1981 then we would have dropped it decades ago. Everything should grow in music and without it you have death. I just do not feel this Nas/ Marley callbo...yes they are trying to grow music, but to me the effort failed on certain levels. I could sit here and insult you Juicy but today I dont have the time or effort. To be honest, I am really not all about that....
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2010 9:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: I don't know J-Aura...I mean I gotta comment on that last review you made about the Cassidy vs. Freeway battle. You right Cass did get that battle and Freeway is my dude. But man when you rock "What Would You Do" by Statik Selektah ft. Freeway and Cassiy, DAY-UM!!! They both killed it on that beat but Cassidy's verse was the truth. The second Statik Selektah album "Stick To the Script" has a track (I believe it's the second song) called "Take It To the Top" with Cassidy, Saigon, and Termanology (check out the instrumental). That beat is sick and you know the funny thing, Cassidy aint even getting shine like he use to (maybe it was the murder trial some years back, I don't know) but the boy still got respect and he still rippin' it on mixtapes. As far as Roc-A-Fella goes I can't say why Jay won't touch out to Free, Beans, Crakk, Neef, Chris, O and Sparks but I still like to hear them boys rip it...they actually sound like they've been perfecting their craft too, particulary Chris. On another note yesterday after work I was rocking "The Lost Tapes" by Nas (love that CD) and the track "U Gotta Love It" is just dope...that shit says Nas all over it. It really bugs me when people have high expectations of MC's when they all eat, shit, sleep, and bleed like the next man. That's why when I hear mafuckas say Nas fell off, it's like that mafucka is only human and at the end of the day he still a man just like you and me. Yeah some of his tracks have been less than stellar but you know what? That dude is still nice and gifted on the mic. Let me give you an example the album "Stillmatic" had definite noteworthy tracks. Two that always stood out in my mind when I listen to that album though is "Second Childhood" (good work Primo and Nas) and "Rewind", particulary "Rewind". How many dudes you know ever spit a story backwards like Nas did? Nas is a very talented MC indeed and definitely one of my favorites but I don't hold any high expectations of bruh cause at the end of the day he still a man with faults just like everybody else.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2010 8:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: LOL @ J.U.-ICE That wasn't nice... Funny... But, not nice. LOL Let that man say whatever expression he want! I stand behind the 1st Amendment as an American. I remember when some of my boyz used to play me for using the word "funky". I'd be like "A yo, that beat sound funky..." They'd be like, "n*gga did you just say 'funky'? This ain't the 70's! Who says 'funky' any more?!" And I'd say, "I DO, mo'fucka! You got a problem wit that?!" But anyway... LARS you might as well say Jay-Z backed Mr. West. He might've slept on his style originally, but Kanye didn't make the track "Big Brother" for nothing. Jay-Z still had a hand in his upbringing, but I'll give you that one. J. Cole had a similar story like Kanye's. Jay-Z had ignored him too for a while until he finally heard J. Cole's mixtape tracks, "Lights Please" and his freestyle over the "Dead Presidents" beat. Oh yes, those tracks are FUNKY! Sign dat n*gga! But back to reviewing Distant Relatives... As I am listening more and more to this album, the track "Dispear" is starting to become one of my favorites as well. Jr. Gong's style is so damn RAW on that joint. I hope y'all know that he does write much, Damian just jumps in the booth (with a few concepts in mind, of course) and then he RIPS the mic apart. Nas had said in an interview that he himself would take his time, maybe up to like 5 hours at a time, writing some intricate rhymes and tryin to get it right. Nas then said that Damian, on the other hand, would just run the beat and kill it! He said that he never seen Damian with a pencil. That's amazing!!! If you are able to decipher the words in his Patois delivery, I PROMISE YOU... Jr. Gong does his thang on this album. "Rise up to my defense / Hollow-pointed is my preference / Should have been deterred, don’t know what you heard / Get referred by the wrong reference... / When this spear start dispense / It'a fly and'a tear through fence / Dismember your members, and all of your limbs / Body bust in enough segments!!!" ...gangsta shit
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2010 6:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: I was actually born in 1979 young sir and beleive me (lol) you probably don't know half as much about music (soul, rock, classic rock, alternative, jazz, 70's, 80's, 90's )or hip-hop (mainstream or underground) music as I do but I aint getting into that with you. I'm actually a DJ, young boy-o so samples, beats, and rhymes are my life for as long as I can remember and as long as Mom and Pops been playing everything from Minnie Ripperton, Curtis Mayfield, Parliament Funkadelic, Smokey Robinson, Shalamr, Tito Puente, Isabelle Antenna (brazilian homey) Atlantic Starr, Tears for Fears, The Bee Gees, Nat King Cole, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Spoonie Gee, The Cookie Crew, Masta Ace, Biz Markie, Son of Bazerk, Big Daddy Kane and so on(you don't wan' go there Sweden), my list of music ranges to endless taste. I wasn't frontin' when I gave you my list of Heavy Rotation it's just out of the love for hip-hop music and the heads that's on this website...(obviously that shit went over your head). Your 99.9% is garbage anyway and if you claim to have listened to music so long then you'd definitely understand that the music is bigger than Drake or J. Cole. You talking bout we'd still be listening to Kurtis Blow's "these are the breaks". I bump that shit and am grateful cause it lets me know how the music started, where it's been, and where it's goin'. The real heads on here who actually have worthy shit to say like J-Aura and Sikee (to name a few) I could definitely chop it up with them all day on some hip-hop shit. You'se a clown with your percentiles and fake journalist skills. You'd probably get more respect on this site (which you aint gotta give a shit about) if you kept your mouth shut instead of blabbin' out faggot shit. And you talkin' bout shit being old (the Kurtis Blow mention) mafucka you still saying "BOZACK" that shit died in 92' after EPMD stopped saying it...let me fast forward it (as you put it) to 2010...SUCK DICK homeboi (oh my fault you been doin that already on Drake) he don't know you, I don't know you, Aura don't know you, Sikee don't know you, hell UGHH don't even know you and to be honest I don't even fuckin' care...DO THAT HOMEWORK you clown. Lol, this mafucka said Bozack...fuck outta here clown!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2010 7:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: J-Aura sees where I am coming from...but note...Kanye was not backed by Jay Z...it was only Dame Dash who believed in Kanye. Jay thought Kanye was not a good rapper. That was Dame Dash's beef with the situtation with Kanye not leaving the Roc and following Dame when he bounced. Hey JUICY: I love the Illmatic album and I happen to think it is one of the most important albums in in MUSIC HISTORY...not just hip hop. I will not try to justify with you if I listen to hip hop and music blah blah because I am 99.9% positive I have been listening to hip hop longer than you have been (since 1979). Just because you have a heavy rotation of underground hip hop does not make you know everything. It just tells me that you have a limited taste in music. I listen to EVERY form of hip hop from underground, to mainstream, to turntablism, to gangsta, to Japanese hip hop...big ups to the Teriakki Boyz...get the bozack JUICY...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/9/2010 5:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: A very good point was made by LARS... Freestylin' credibility does NOT always translate into an ability to make classic Hip-Hop records. Do note... Either of those skills WILL qualify that artist as an MC. Some decent, some spectular... Exhibit A: Cassidy vs. Freeway. We all know who slayed who in that famous freestyle battle!!! It was completely one-sided and it was technically over in the first round. LMAO *whispering* ...it was dat n*gga Cass! NOW... Which artist would you look to for some fresh new music to bump?! My boy Freeway all day! (especially "Throw Ya Hands Up", shout out to Jake One) Exhibit B: Jin vs. Skyzoo. Most "strictly underground" fans probably ain't see this one but... Jin whooped him. He ended up gettin inducted to the 106 & Park freestyle hall of fame. And NOW... where is he? Underground heads would speak unanimous for Skyzoo's instant classic debut album, "The Salvation". (the track "Under Pressure", J-Aura's Heavy Rotation) Exhibit C: Nas vs. Jay-Z. Hmmmmm.... That answer could lead to whole other page and half. My true answer doesn't fit with that example, so I'll leave that for anyone else to take!!! So in the decision of Drake vs. J. Cole... It's not something you can decide with just overall record sales. I would say to you LARS, if you check out J. Cole, compare each MC by their most recent mixtapes (Drake's "So Far Gone" to J. Cole's "The Warm Up", both 2009). You will see that J. Cole has a kinda Southern Kanye West-type style... without the Roc chain, "auto-tune", and the "microphone-snatchin-at-award-shows" mentality. LMAO as I typed that last one. Do note... Kanye West WAS backed by Jay-Z. Memp Bleek couldn't hold a torch to Beanie Sigel and Peedi Crakk during their era! So being promoted by Hov ain't a complete negative. And I'ma quit typing in just a sec, but... Salute to the Jeneral for mentioning Jean Grae and 9th Wonder's "Love Thirst" (chopped & screwed) LOL Also J-Aura's Heavy Rotation... Other chopped & screwed classics... Lupe's "Kick, Push", Saigon's "Pain In My Life", and KiD CuDi's "Hyyerr"...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2010 9:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Heavy Rotaion 1. Statik Selektah ft. Lil' Fame, Havoc, and Kool G Rap- Do It To Death 2. Statik Selektah ft. Consequence-Life Is Short 3. Statik Selektah ft. Termanology and Royce da 5'9-Come Around 4. Elzhi (Slum Village)-What I Write 5. Black Milk-Home of The Greats 6. Rapper Big Poog ft. Median and Joe Scudda-Scars 7. Jean Grae and 9th Wonder-Love Thirst (chopped and screwed) 8. Rashid Hadee and Chapter 13-Duck, Duck, Duck 9. N.Y. Oil-Puuurfect Beat 10. Big Noyd-The Stick Up Kid 11. The Beatminerz and Worsdworth-What We Came To Do 12. Statik Selektah ft. Freeway, Peedi Crakk, and Young Chris-All In Together Now 13. The Cool Kids-Tune Up 14. Kid Cudi-Look Up In The Stars 15. Lupe Fiasco-Gold Watch 16. Lupe Fiasco-I'm Beamin' 17. Lupe Fiasco-Lupe the Killer 18. Illa J-Showtime 19. P.H.E.A.R-I Love Her Again 20. Rashid Hadee-Let Go
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2010 9:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Nobody is dissing dude because he sings Lars. But you trying to debate some shit (bring actual facts) and you just voicing your own silly opinion...if you think Drake is the truth then that's on you but I got my own thoughts on that one. Do you actually listen to music or hip-hop Lars? What I mean is the words and content and the beats...every little kick snare or piano note, the ACTUAL MUSIC HOMEY!!! Or do you just go off image and silly shit...you talking bout smoking weed but what does that have to do with listening or not listening to an album. The cats that come on this website are people who should be deeply rooted into hip-hop music and the culture...just cause you know a few names and whose albums made it and didn't don't really mean shit. You saying Nas fell off but I bet when you play "Illmatic" and listen to "It Aint Hard To Tell" or "The World Is Yours" you aint spitting none of that garbage. That shit still sounds dope and even up to standards now cause Illmatic seemed like it was ahead of it's time. You can listen to "Life's A Bitch" with Nas and AZ and that shit still sounds as dope as most shit out now. I aint gone roast you and call you a punk mafucka like these cats doin'...I'm to big for that small shit. But damn bruh, if you international right now (you say you from Sweden right?) do your people a justice and stop making Swedish people look like they aint got no intelligence as far as hip-hop music is concerned. You making Sweden look bad and ignorant homey and I know you don't speak for the whole country but damn...DO THAT HOMEWORK HOMEBOI!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2010 11:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 214.195.88)
Location: LARS ON MY NUTS
Comment: YOU LITTLE GAY FRUIT LARS!CHECK THE METHOD YOU SWEDISH MEATBALL!SING SONG DANCE RAPPING TURKEY GO SHAKE YOUR ASS TO WHAT HE's DOING YOU HUMP!I WONDER HOW MANY OF YOU GUYS LIKE THIS ALBUM AND DONT SMOKE WEED!I DONT DO DRUGS BUT BLOW COCK!YOUR A BEEZNOTCH AND YOU RANTS AND RAVES ABOUT THIS ALBUM AND OTHERS IS SORRY!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2010 8:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I have not really listened to J Cole so I am not going to diss him. I merely stated, we will see in terms of him as being a standout artist. I dont want to hear about Jay Z signing him because Jay Z has signed some questionable artists in the past (remember when Jay Z was claiming Memphis Bleek was going to be the next hot star?? LOL) I do not want to hear about freestyles when it comes to being an artist. A freestyle battle and dope records are two different things. Serius Jones, Super Natural and Skillz are some of the illest freestyle dudes one could here in a battle...but can they make great records???? NOT!!!!!!! I bet Drake can't freestyle better than me, HOWEVER, that dude can make a hot record, and NO he does not need callbo's to make hot records....that is a dumb azz comment. Nas is a great MC when he is on his A game, and I believe he can still make hot records...but I do not believe he will ever drop a mega dope album again. It's a wrap for him in that regard. He may have a hot record here and there, but albums? NO..FORGET IT. I wonder how many of you guys here like this album and don't smoke weed. I don't do drugs at all so I think thats why I cannot feel this album. I may be incorrect, but it seems like weed is more the norm nowadays than the exception and that is sad,but that is a whole other topic. Back to the music....Drake is an ill artist..PERIOD. Give him his flucking respect. You guys just jump on people because they rap and sing...thats stupid. Nice N Smooth used to sing. KRS tried to sing. Cold Crush Bros tried to sing. Kurtis Blow tried to sing. Biz Markie tried to sing. Lauryn Hill sings. Queen Latifa sings. Angie Stone used to RAP in the dope group called Sequence back in the day (and she was fire for the female mc's!!!!) The list goes on. Rap and singing always existed and without r&b, you would have no hip hop. That's real....know your history before you start to challenge me. I will kill you all....LOL~~!!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2010 4:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: I think people look at it like this... Drake doesn't necessarily feel the need to showcase his lyrical skill. I've listened to the mixtapes and I will admit Drake has SOME, but like The Jeneral J.U.-ICE said, he blew up mostly because of the Young Money affiliation. That leads to the question LARS, would you have still listened to him WITHOUT the collabos with Weezy, judging him strictly on his background and how he raps now? Think about when Nick Cannon started rapping, cuz their bios are kinda similar. Both already had status on TV and in the media. Remember Nick's short-lived musical buzz. Drake is definitely better than Nick, but still... And it's not about the singing thing for me. Hip-Hop has a STRONG influence in R&B, and it's the same vice versa. All haters of "singing" should address that same opinion to Phonte, Andre 3000, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell, Ms. Badu... even serious new talent like Janelle Monae, who is a protege of OutKast, can easily "move the crowd". Hopefully he does well and proves me wrong. But I think if Drake wants respect in the game lyrically, he's got to earn it. I know J. Cole is doing it. He took his college experience, reflected it through his rhymes, impressed many MC veterans in the game, and eventually was the first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation. (Carolina STAND UP!!!) And by the way LARS, you know Drake has already gone on record saying that J. Cole is HIS favorite rapper right now. And you can YouTube the proof! LOL Talkin bout your "favorite rapper's favorite rapper"!!! ...who dat, who dat! - like Nas & Jr. Gong, only the strong will continue...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2010 9:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 78.179.130)
Location: FL
Comment: Damn I feeling these tracks,good production and word play on both ends. Wow, is this guy Lars a joke or what? This guy Lars sounds like he is saying the dumbest shit on purposes to get peoples reactions. I mean the dude mentioned Drake yo! HAHAHAHAHA, Drake is for High School girls Lars!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2010 9:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Lol, how did Drake end up being the frontrunner for hip-hop and what's real and what's shitty Lars? Granted I like some of Drake's stuff that's not even on his album. But you talkin' like he can freestyle in battles and go toe to toe with a lot of cats in the industry (did you forget that part of hip-hop?). Hate to say it but his style is more of a gimmick than anything else...bruh gotta make his money I guess. But how many songs can you do about girls, money, and cars? I never heard Drake rap about no shit over in Afghanistan, or the Gulf oil spill, earthquakes in Haiti, or homelessness, or what's goin' on in the hood. The ladies made his sales and album rise. Drake blew up cause of the Wayne and Nicki Minaj affiliation and the women who buy his album. I'm not saying that guys didn't his album (I didn't) but you saying Drake raps about what's real...but the truth is Drake appeals to a younger audience of high school kids (and a few adults too) that like his look and sound. You blowin' bruh up like you know the man saying he's your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. Well Styles P is my favorite rapper and I guarantee you (lol) Drake aint in Styles' top 10 but then again I could be wrong. The point I'm making is you fell into a trap of what you think a sound or style should be. You saying Nas did the joint with Ginuwine and wearing pink suits. But everytime I see Drake he got on the same shit...skinny boy jeans and the jacket and he sings (nothing wrong with that) but how you gon' bash Nas for doing tracks with Maxwell and other R&B artist and ya man Drake do the same. DO THAT HOMEWORK HOMEBOI...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2010 9:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
Location: dA BurG FL
Comment: Drake is a phucking joke Lars. Seriously this guy aint the future of shit homey. If anything he is gonna kill hiphop with his music he is putting out. Drake phucking sings Lars. I read a interview on Drake and he is stating he rather sing R&B than be an MC. Now how the phuck are you saying Drake is the future for hiphop???? Lupe is way better than Drake. Shit Jay Electronica is better than Drake. IDE is the future homey. Thats some real HipHop right there son. Creative Juices you bitches!!! Oh yea Nas don't have no phucking ghostwriter you should be killed for saying some stupid shit like that Lars. NAS THE GOAT!!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2010 9:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: sikee is a certified idiot...lemme quote: "Look at the artists you think are hot right now. Not one is underground; everyone single one is mainstream mediated." Let me start with Jay Elect...he is NOT mainstream AT ALL! Nas is more mainstream than this dude. In fact, Jay Elect has GHOSTWRITTEN for your boy Nas. THAT'S RIGHT...JAY ELECTRONICA GHOST WROTE FOR NAS ON THE "N-" album. I know this for a fact!!! Not by my own assessment or anything like, but I know from close people in the industry (possibly from the artists in question but I will never say on this site). Who can forget, Nas shaking his azz with Ginuwine a few years back...or poppin bottles with Ditty...or wearing pink suits and driving along Times Sq with "pimp reflections" on the hood of his car in videos...making songs with MAXWELL, R KELLY, CHRISSETTE MICHELLE...the list goes on...Don't get up here talking like Nas is underground my man. Nas left the underground long ago. He is more mainstream than most of the people I mentioned. Nas is so effing lazy these days that he is willing to take ghostwritten rhymes. I am not saying all of Nas' stuff is now ghostwritten, however...he has had help recently. I hate to crush your image of this man, but it is what it is. Drake is the real deal homie....he is now your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. On the low, most artist will agree that Drake is the truth. In fact he is one of the most honest rappers out there...he is not fronting for anyone trying to be someone he is not. It kills me how some of you folks want to bury a guy like him when he is actually making good music to push the boundaries of hip hop. If it were up to you, the music would stay the same....we would still be listening to music that sounds like Kurtis Blow's "These R The Breaks" while rollerskating at the rink. Music needs to change to stay alive and alot of you guys trying to kill me are helping with the process of making hip hop die. Do something different and great...otherwise, get the fluck outta the way!!!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/6/2010 8:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Lol, guess you made some enemies Lars, relax though homey I aint about to bring it to you but what I will say is this. I came from the Golden Era of hip-hop, that is to say people like Tribe, Large Pro and Main Source, Special Ed, The Juice Crew, Ultramagnetic, Kool G. Rap, De La Soul, EPMD, Blackmoon, Brand Nubian, and Poor Righteous Teachers just to name a few. And in a sense you right...not everybody wan' hear everything bangin' from the days of old. I still do but not everybody else does. People rapping back then were themselves and they brought originality to the table and their albums use to take like a year or two to drop instead of 8 to 10 months...everybody wan' be gangster and look the same but you can only play a thug for so long before that shit gets old. That's why most albums suck now cause the artist don't take time to make their album dope...their too worried about sales, their image, and producing a club banger...this concept in hip-hop muisc is poison cause every 5 or 7 year old that aspires to be the next big rapper thinks that that is the blueprint for hip-hop instead of just making good music. You got a few MC's out there (Little Brother, Evidence, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, Big Noyd, Lupe, Skyzoo, Torae, Rashid Hadee, and Chaper 13) that are true to themselves, but aint too many MC's hungry no more. Your favorite MC will let you down with their album or stupid shit they say in the magazines and me personally that's why I still bump the classic joints cause it was about originality then. I like Lupe, Kid Cudi Diverse, and Consequence and your right music does change with the times homeboy. But every artist you just named will eventually become nostalgic just like the MC's I named earlier and you gon' have a younger cat tellin' you the same thing you saying now. The times don't make the music homeboy the people do.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/6/2010 7:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: I will say LARS listed an EXCELLENT variety of good new generation MC's, whether they be underground or not by your particular standards, SIKEE. I support your rating on Nas & Jr. Gong, but mos definitely... Lupe Fiasco is hands down, one of the best lyricists in the Hip-Hop game right now... period. Underground OR mainstream! If you ain't heard his new joint "I'm Beamin'"... YOU ARE SLEEPIN'!!! And the other MC's under him, competing for a crown like anyone else, should be given an honest listen to. You can't deny TRUE hip-hop bangers like Wale & J Cole's "Beautiful Bliss", or KiD CuDi's "Soundtrack 2 My Life", or T.I.'s "Dead And Gone" or Rick Ross's "Valley of Death"... If it's not always consistent in all of their music... so THE FUNK what?! Everybody ain't gon feel the same vibe from it. That's why they have versatily. But back to this album, it is by far on the top list of superior classics by Nas made AFTER Stillmatic. In fact, he said it himself WAY BACK on that particular album... "A yo, the brother's Stillmatic / I crawled up out of that grave, wipin the dirt, cleanin my shirt / They thought I'll make another Illmatic / But it's always forward I'm moving / Never backwards, stupid, here's another classic!!!" God's Son and the n*gger album, instant 5-star classics in my book. But fuck reputation... If you ain't down for the Struggle or if you ain't got no appreciation or understanding of revolutionary styles, DO NOT SUPPORT THIS RECORD! It's obvious LARS doesn't relate to themes of this magnitude on Distant Relatives, he's from Sweden. It's whatever. Hip-Hop is supposed to be enjoyable, ain't no point in trying to persuade him cuz it ain't got the kind of bump he's looking for. It ain't a big deal really. But at the same time - and with all due respect, of course - you need to stop being a hater LARS LOL.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/4/2010 4:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.131.107)
Location: hip hop
Comment: Wow Lars your ranting is the worst. Pretty sure people get dumber by reading what you have to say. You can go ahead like whatever you want, i.e., Drake. But guess what? No one fuckin cares about that or that you don't like Nas anymore. Your the one that fell off, not him. Go celebrate your loser ass top 40, pop music, club anthem, teenage girl, terrible, fucking sing song soft ass shit. Your mind has been infiltrated. Look at the artists you think are hot right now. Not one is underground; everyone single one is mainstream mediated. You obviously are leaving your comments on the wrong web site. Oh and by the way, Drake is playing in my town right now and I'm pretty sure tickets are sold out and every single high school kid has a ticket. Wow man! you are such a prophet. You sure called it. you and all those teenagers must really know the truth about hip hop.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/4/2010 1:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: yHATE it is obvious you haven't listened to a flucking thing that Drake raps about. They guy does not rap about non-sense at all. His lyrics are thoughtful and clever. He talks about women and money but in the end he admits that alot of it is all that glitters is not gold. The guy is the next wave of hip hop and either you stay in 2004 or you move to 2014. Nas has not dropped a hot album since Stillmatic in 2002. "Hip hop is Dead" just OK...nothing exceptional. I was the biggest Nas fan and held on for years for him to come back, but with the release of "Street's Disciple"...he has lost me. All of you f*ckers on UGHH with your hedz in yo azzes, need to stop pining for days of way back. Those days are gone. Embrace dudes like Drake, Lil Wayne, TI, Wale, Kid Cudi, Lupe, Jay Electronica, J Cole (maybe), and (although I hate to admit it..) Rick Ross....these are the few that can push the music further...all of the other bullshyt u guys are on is some real hate...my reviews are REAL...the music that our 90's heroes have been dropping is B-O-O-T-Y!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/4/2010 12:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
Location: dA BurG FL
Comment: Lars is a bitch as n*gga. He'll keep on leaving bad reviews for the rating will drop. Nas is The G.O.A.T. Drake is garbage a rich kid rapping about Rap & Bullshit!!! Lars get the fuck off of this site and DIE!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/4/2010 7:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: J Cole over Drake???? NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/3/2010 2:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Man it's been like 2 weeks straight and I still can't take this album out of my rotation. Truly a TOP 2010 ALBUM in my book. As far as Drake is concerned, his debut is gonna get blown out of the water as soon as J. Cole drops his official release... "who dat, who dat!"
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/3/2010 10:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: When is UGHH gonna put up Drake's album fro pre-order???!?!! It already leaked and it is the front runner of album of the year! DON'T BUY THIS NAS BULLSHYT!!! SAVE THE MONEY FOR DRAKE!! This Nas album sucks. It is some fake reggae hybrid nonsense...it may be almost as bad as Run DMC's "Roots, Rap & Reggae" track with Yellowman on the King Pg Rock LP!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/2/2010 8:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I listened to this again and it really is not that good of an album. 5 years from now, people will forget it ever dropped. This maybe be Nas' worst album to date!!! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON IT!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/31/2010 9:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Yo I said my piece about the album but somewhere in the back of my mind I'd still like to think that the artist still take the time out to listen to the fans. I never understood why artist don't stay with production (the dj/producer) that made hot shit for them to begin with. Nas you still my man 50 grand but for furture albums though consider taking it back to the blueprint, hell even use new production like Illa J, Black Milk, Statik Selektah, Ric Rude, The Alchemist, Ayatollah, Hi-Tek, 9th, Madlib, MF Doom, Khyrsis, L.E.S, and of course Primo, and Pete Rock just to name a few. God's Son still got it man.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/30/2010 4:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 229.215.54)
Location: ma
Comment: na means a hot track not really feelin the rest tho... and to lars: yes diddys album will be better IF royce 59 ghost writes it again hahaha
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/30/2010 9:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 91.246.212)
Location: MD via NY
Comment: This Album is Fire. It's not a Nas album, and shouldn't be viewed as one. It really depends on where you are mentally. The content and lyrics are needed in this day in age. years ago KRS said "Who would diss a teacher when society is a wreak"? If you are conscious, cop this. If you aren't, cop it, listen and become conscious.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/29/2010 12:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 71.196.105)
Location: Phoenix
Comment: Yall some dumb motherfuckers... Get off that bbq bullshit, ain't no one showing up to your lame ass bbq anyways. Music is either good or it isn't. the situation doesn't fucking matter. So ya.... GET FUCKED
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/27/2010 8:38:00 PM; Partial IP: .69.171.41)
Location: CAN
Comment: Dope duet... its about time. Nas Damien Marley...FYAAHHH
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/27/2010 7:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 6.212.6.20)
Location: Durban.South Africa
Comment: One word,FIRE
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/27/2010 12:14:00 AM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
Location: dA BurG FL
Comment: Are you serious lars???? Puff daddy WTF!!! You really need to go to Amazon and leave your wack pointless comments there. Get the phuck off this site with your bullshit. Always hating on good albums. Nas and Damian sound good together and the beats are perfect for this album. lars DIE!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2010 11:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 65.206.252)
Location: NC
Comment: Say what you want, but the lyrics are on point. Decent production but could have been better. Nas needs to holler at 9th wonder, MF Doom, Madlib, Kno, Necro, Black Milk and even RZA for hotter production in the future
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2010 10:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 06.200.133)
Location: UK
Comment: This shit is good. Haters gonna hate.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2010 8:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I bet Diddy's "Last Train To Paris" is going to be better than this!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2010 2:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 138.221.45)
Location: Maryland
Comment: Nas & Damian are geniuses. Dope album ! Definitely worth buying....
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/25/2010 9:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.175.138)
Location: Earth , NY
Comment: NO stars . A ZERO in my book. I respect an artist decision to take their music to another route. honestly , this album is horrible. omg , one of the worst albums of this year. In my opinion Nas fell off ...idk about you guys..
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/25/2010 1:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.131.107)
Location: hip hop
Comment: I'm not saying this album is incredible or anything,but so many bad reviews have been concentrated around the idea that this album is supposed to be Illmatic. That just doesn't make sense. This project comes in the wake of "road to Zion"-an amazing track. I wish the vibe in that collab was infused into this project. However,in the same vein, hip hop audiences need to have an open mind, now more than ever, because times change and the music reflects that. I'm not saying that bull shit artists who are obviously not worth your time, energy, or money should get a listens. A huge degree of conscientiousness is demanded of the hip hop audience. "Separate the real from the fake", no what I'm saying? Nas is intelligent; not perfect, but intelligent. He deserves our attention, even when what he puts out isn't Illmatic all over again. -peace
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/24/2010 8:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: LOL Yeah right... "Pay no mind to the youths / 'cause it's not like the future depends on it / But save the animals in the zoo / 'cause the Chimpanzee, dem a make big money / This is how the media pillages / On the TV, the picture is / Savages in villages / And the scientist still can't explain the pyramids (huh?) / Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs of the little kids / Stereotyping the image of the images / And this is what the image is..." - Jr. Gong Marley on "Patience". UNDERGROUND Hip-Hop in it's finest, shining light on the world. I know Bob is smiling from above...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/24/2010 4:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .129.213.1)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: Complete and TOTAL MUSICK INDUSTRY INFILTRATED, and DICTATED GARBAGE. The fact that it is on a "Major Label" is enough to know this is NOT REAL MUSIC. There is a REASON why "Underground Music" exists. And this "Album" is the EPITOME for that REASON. Thank GOD for Robert Nesta. His "Sons" are a bunch of "Conformists" ACTING like they REALLY care. This "Project" should be called Distant Relatives, "An Obama Story". Meaning, this is filled with the current "US Government" Agendas. "Our Generation Will Make A Change", catchy tune. And Nas: "Like Two Obamas". Damian: "The Globe Right Now Needs CHANGE, And This Is The SOUNDTRACK For ALL Of That". Damn this "USA For Africa" MAINSTREAM MEDIA attempt to FOOL the "Masses" ONCE AGAIN. I did NOT buy this CRAP. I seen this coming (thank my God). PEACE!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/24/2010 12:58:00 PM; Partial IP: .115.78.74)
Location: Manchester, NH
Comment: The collaboration suprised me. I thought the album who'd be better. They're concepts were the truth though.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/24/2010 9:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Nas is smokin too much weed...this concept was not good....
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/24/2010 7:05:00 AM; Partial IP: .115.63.15)
Location: PDX
Comment: Alls I no is they should and could have done a way better JOB.. Then this. AND NAS HAS LOST HIS WAY.. U GUYS NEED TO LISTEN TO KEV BROWn, KEN STARR, AND ODDISEE.. THEN LET ME NO.. I love u NAS BUT U NEED TO WAKE THE FUCK UP.. U NEED TO SPIT THE TRUTH.. ONE whatz going on now with the GOV FUCKING ALL OF US.. TOTalt trying to make us summit to there all seeing bullshit.. WE ARE FUCKED!!!!!!! PEACE OUT.. HIP HOP IS STILL ALIVE.. AND THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE U JUST GOT TO LOOK A LIL HARDER.. BUT THIS IS HIP Flop KENN STARR, J DILLA, MADLIB
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/23/2010 8:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
Location: dA BurG FL
Comment: Exactly what illdave said light up a blunt and listen carefully. Imagine playing this at a barbque everybody will be high than a muthafucka and enjoying the music. This better than any R&B mash ups with rap, Tekno and even that alternative mash ups. Damian did his thang on the beats and on the mic. Nas well he is just Nas The G.O.A.T. if not who is Gay-Z?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/23/2010 1:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .29.129.38)
Location: Fla
Comment: This was one of the best albums of 2010 so far. Buy this support real Hip Hop!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/22/2010 11:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 247.72.145)
Location: new york
Comment: wow... amazing. I neeed this album. classic...just excellent. masterpiece. I people dont like this album, they dont know what good music is. light up a blunt... relax... and push play. and listen carefully.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/22/2010 9:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.150.78.7)
Location: Toronto
Comment: Back in the KRS-1 Mad Lion era this album would have been heavily anticipated. With Nas settling to be average and the Damian Marley hype fire long extingusihed the potential for redemption was limited only by the sky. Unortunately this album comes off boring and at many times corny. Was that a crunk track? What is this 2005?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/22/2010 6:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 108.235.37)
Location: sunny coast
Comment: you poor souls who listen with there EARS closed.ie.foxx,lars all you bullshit cats, this coming from a ozzie whos radio play is bullshit top 40 crap made by the u.s.a and still I can pick fire from smoke. nah mean.....
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/22/2010 1:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 75.186.160)
Location: Mexico
Comment: Thought it was pretty dope. Some skipable tracks, but not too many. Album starts off great w/ the 1st few tracks!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/21/2010 6:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 67.168.236)
Location: Germany_franconia:NBG
Comment: I dont feel the intension...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/21/2010 1:14:00 PM; Partial IP: .116.73.65)
Location: Norway
Comment: i agree with, "The Jeneral J.U.-ICE" Nas good but not great, but I like beter Damien on this album
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/21/2010 11:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 7.42.39.53)
Location: london
Comment: no stars 4 this crap. illmatic and it was written are more solid futuristic albums hands down. "i gave you power" and "one love" slaughter this rubbish without doubt 5 STARS FOR THIS?????? WTF!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/20/2010 11:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin G.A.)
Comment: Nice album, definitely easy to get into. Something different from Nas but I can appreciate that just like I can appreciate anything hip-hop music (and the artist) evolve in. Nice collab between Nas and Damian!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/20/2010 11:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
Location: dA BurG FL
Comment: People that are hating on this album don't understand this Masterpiece album. I just bought it today and heard most of the album so far and it is so Pure. Nas and Damian were meant to do this album. Their chemistry is brilliant. Perfect album for the times were in. Breath of fresh air. Nas is The G.O.A.T. What else do you want the man to do. Megan Foxxx I always agree with your comments but not on this one. Necro's album is Dope as well but its two different albums. I bought both albums and both are well worth the money. Necro is a Beast on the mic and on the production but can't compare this to that. Oh yea that IDE is coming bitches!!!!! Creative Juices year!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/20/2010 5:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 04.239.150)
Location: a distant relative
Comment: DAMIAN AND NAS GENIUS!MEAGAN FOXX EAT A DICK,THAT BITCH IS FINE THOUGH.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/20/2010 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 43.217.255)
Location: S-City, Germany
Comment: How you can not like this album is beyond me. Its not rough or gritty but its perfectly produced and both gave it their all imho... majestic!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/20/2010 5:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Say it loud, DJ L-CUE! That's what the f*ck I'm talkin 'bout! He took the words right out of my mouth... Megan Foxxx, why always so uptight? You got some steam to let off bruh, GO AHEAD! It's all love from my side. I told you before I ain't trying to come off as self-righteous, I'm just questioning your logic. Legitimate hip-hop debate. And you f*ckin A RIGHT I'm a proud black man!!! It doesn't matter if I'm in America, Africa, Jamaica, or whereever. It's just music, everybody ain't gon like ONE single thing. But I'll tell you one thing though... You keep buying into those lil' fake-ass, fairy tale "crazy suburb goth boy on the loose" images, you liable to get laid out, left behind a dumpster somewhere. That is in NO way shape or form a threat from me, I'm just lookin out for your well-being. Necro's production over ANY Marley production... LOL I'll just have to agree to disagree. As far as the subject matter covered on this album goes, you can either believe it, completely NOT believe it, or at least understand it. It's like how the N.G.E. and Jay Elect would say... The truth will "civilize a 85'er / make the devil hit his knees and say the Our Father" - (One of the hottest tracks of 2009, "Exhibit C", good look on that LARS)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 10:06:00 PM; Partial IP: .80.144.21)
Location: NY
Comment: I just heard the album and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I did expect (1994) Nas on Reggae dance tunes. However, this was my expectation and from the sound of it everyone else thought the same. HOWEVER, I am glad to hear something different from Nas. I mean we are in 2010 and 94 Nas would lack artistic growth. Plus, this is grown-up, adult music. These cats are trying to reach a broader platform not just the New York night life scene. This album is ahead of its time and it will be revisited when the 20 something's get older. We need music especially Hip Hop music that can be heard with the lil' ones. Hip Hop is always fun, artful and positive and I think this album by definition is Hip Hop with Bob Marley's Bless-son (Damian). Good job guys!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 9:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.36.118)
Location: Jennifer's Body
Comment: you always pissed me off with your self righteous reviews j-aura, always seemed like the biggest bitch to me, how can you not see how fake this album is, fake pro-black africa motherland bullshit, love nas but his pro-black shit pisses me off, necro's production catalog stomps on anything damian produces, and necro doesn't spit fake self righteous shit necro's in your face he don't give a shit, keep listening to this j-aura and look in the mirror everyday and maybe one day your dream will come true of being a proud black man in america
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 5:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Really Megan Foxxx?! I'll humbly acknowledge your opinion if you simply don't like the album. LARS doesn't like it either, and that's cool. But to put that Necro album above this one is ridiculous. LOL I laugh just thinkin at that concept. On exactly what basis is the substance from THAT album any better than the subject matter being covered on this record? Distant Relatives, believe it or not, is a reflection of truth and soul. It sheds light on not just Africa, but the entire world. Then, you put on the table Necro's album? For real? It might have some cool lyrics, but do you actually buy into images? If so, then you couldn't throw one stone at someone like Lil' Wayne for doin' what he do. I ain't sayin that white boys can't rap, but I ain't convinced of ONE THING he sayin. Sounds like some "high-lyrical Insane Clown Posse" to me... By the way, so y'all are aware... The beat spectrum goes WAY past reggae. It's also includes Afrobeat. Styles reminiscent of Fela Kuti. And don't be scared of "fusions", because Hip-Hop in itself IS a fusion...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 4:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .39.57.197)
Location: Camp Crystal Lake
Comment: album is dope , not as hard as thought it would be but still worth the purchase. LARS YOU HATE ON EVERY ALBUM,,, YOU RATED LIL WAYNES ALBUM GOOD BUT NOT REAL HIP HOP .. YOU RATE ALBUMS MULTIPLE TIMES , THUS LOWERING THE OVER ALL RATING ( which is a real hater bitch move ) .. YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF HIP HOP IS LACKING .. YOU SEEM LIKE A KID THAT JUST STARTED LISTENING TO IT. YOU ARE ON THIS SITE BITCHING AND COMPLAINING MORE THEN ANYONE . GO DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE OTHER THAN COMING ON UGHH WHINEING ABOUT EVERY ALBUM. FACT YOU PROBABLY AINT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS SITE , LET ALONE THIS ALBUM , SO YOUR RATING / REVIEWS ARE ALWAYS BASED NOTHING BUT PURE HATE . YOUS A HATER HOMIE. .. HOW MANY TIMES YOU GOTTA RATE EACH ALBUM ???? once is enough .
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 2:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.36.118)
Location: Jennifer's Body
Comment: crap, boring damian marley crap beats the entire cd, then that fag stephen marley beats are even worse, no interest in marley offspring solo projects and nas is not on here enough to make this replay worthy and the two obamas line was wack, then the christian rap songs were laugh worthy just a crap project, you have no taste in music if you like this reggae/rap crap, this is the equivalent of limp bizkit rap/rock, crappy hybrid genres never work, go listen to necro's DIE!!!! you bitches
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 1:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.208.114)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: Classic Album...Great Lyrics and New Production Approach...would have liked to see better African Rapper Features, but can't always get what you want....
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 8:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Shut up Ear Drumz...I have my opinion and it is just as valid as anyone else's. The album is a disappointment to a Nas fan like myself. I am not a big Damien Marley fan, but I do respect him as an artist. The album is more geared towards Damien's fan-base than Nas'. I like reggae music but this is not doing it for me. I am not into this hybrid. If I want reggae music..I will throw on some Bob Marley, Beres hammond, Gregory Issacs, old school Cutty Ranks "The Stopper", Shabba Ranks, old school Buju Banton "Mr.Mention", Dennis Brown, Super Cat...to name a few.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2010 2:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.23.45.77)
Location: Bay Area
Comment: OPEN YOUR FUCKING MINDS!!! shit is Ill. Lars is a stupid bitch! Nobody gives a fuck about your bbq. On some real shit, Damian KILLS this LP.. he gives you his soul on every track. Nas, not his best.. but he's a legendary MC with nothing left to prove. Hip Hop is Dead, Untitled, and this joint are about doin it for the Love, not the recognition. And regarding the wayne comment, I hate that fool too.. but I can't front, he came with it on this one
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/18/2010 4:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Respect LARS, my BBQ's are the same selection as yours. Excellent choices. But that's cuz my family's mostly from the old school generation. I am confident that if I bump this album too, my peoples would be vibin to these grooves too. Some of em, yeah, are REAL laid-back. Ones you could kick back and blaze an L. For sure. I wouldn't say the whole album is "sleepy" though, cuz plenty of it is dance and club material - "As We Enter", "Count Your Blessings", "Nah Mean"... I think what might turn it off for you is how balanced the album is... Between laid-backs, dance grooves, and also gospel inspirational tracks... So the album doesn't lean just one fluid way or the other. I can understand that, but that might the thing that makes it so great at the same time...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/18/2010 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 170.246.40)
Location: sf
Comment: THIS IS ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/18/2010 8:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Nas comes with the lyrics, however the album is BORING!!!! Too laid back, too smoke smoke, puff puff...very sleepy album...I would never want to come to your BBQ's if this is what you play there....forreal! Meanwhile, Earth, Wind & Fire...Mtume, Rick James, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Ashford & Simpson will play at MY BBQ's!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/18/2010 3:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: "...Music is the way to convey to you what I’m facing / Placing my life in front of your eye for your observation / Now IF YOU CAN'T RELATE, then maybe you are too complacent / Athletes today are scared to make Muhammad Ali statements!" - Nasir Jones on "My Generation"
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/18/2010 12:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 89.117.157)
Location: USA
Comment: Its good. Patience is the best song, and this album is PERFECT for upcoming BBQs this summer with the fam. My only drawback is that I feel like Nas held back lyrically in order to stay on page with that "reggae" feel.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2010 9:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .207.72.26)
Location: SF, CA
Comment: album is corny. its a damian marley album featuring nas. a couple descent reggae joints. its not really a hip-hop album. more puff fluff reggae trying to be bob marley legend wack corniness. my cd changer will make a change and take this out of rotation.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2010 3:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 180.141.74)
Location: Sin City
Comment: Amazing album.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2010 11:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 115.29.139)
Location: NJ
Comment: classic album, this record is amazing.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2010 9:40:00 AM; Partial IP: .3.251.137)
Location: Paterson, New Jerz
Comment: lil wayne is on this album! I was looking forward to getting this album. It looked extremely ill. It probably is. Thing is an album with a fag like lil wayne deserves no respect. FUCK!!!! someone really has to kill lil wayne!!!! he fucks up everything. This album should not even be on this site, but who gives a shit... as long as it generates that money. Fucking fags!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2010 9:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Nas my man, WTF happened to you?? This album is soooo not good. You used to be the man homie. But damn homie...what is going on?? I don't understand this callobo at all. I am all for a conscience album, but this mixture is like oil and water. I do not want to hear Nas over reggae beats FOR A WHOLE ALBUM!! It is very difficult for me to listen to this release. I dont smoke weed so maybe thats what I am missing to enjoy this crap..but homie, you need to stop smoking because you have lost your way as an artist. Every since you stopped using Large Professor, your career has been up and down. Large was the only dude who seemed to know how to keep you in that "lane" that we all grew to love. If Nas wanted to go conscience, there are better ways of making a better album than to do this hybrid with Marley. I does not work here. Nas still has talent as evident in his flow, but he fails to make good albums these days…this album is one big waste of time in my own opinion. Years from now, we all may look back and ask…WTF???!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/17/2010 12:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.9.82.1)
Location: CT
Comment: Damian and Nas' album is chill with some great lyrics and inspiration. This is a CD that will be heard for generations to come.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/16/2010 9:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Very well said Q-NINE, and I humbly agree. I will tell anyone absolutely DO NOT support this project because of legacy and reputation ALONE. It's kinda like when books and movies such as "Roots" and "Amistad" are shown in grade school, but the kids are already miseducated and indoctrined to see a sort-of mysterious taboo with the history of African people. All it does is increase the racial tension between whites and blacks and other minorities leading to violence, higher suspensions, and even deaths. To accept the brutality of what was the Mid Atlantic Slave Trade, you gotta have a full depth perception of that and ALSO the blossoming and spreading of the architecture, agriculture, artistic styles, and rhythms that ORIGINATED from this continent. They don't call it "Motherland" just because black people came from there. It's home to so much more, and it's being raped right before our eyes to this day for EVERYTHING it's got. Some people know, and don't care. Some people profit. Some people know, and can only help so much. And then, SO MANY others are shut out from the truth. It makes the news of the bloodshed smooth over while the jewels in ya chain and ya Bob Marley shirt look "...KEWL!" So... To with all that said, I would advise ANYONE to read the lyrics to the song "Patience" up here... It's a strong statement, and I think it would give you, Q-NINE, a more concrete answer to how exactly Nas and Damian are tryin to come across.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/16/2010 12:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 107.80.124)
Location: Cali
Comment: As a Jamaican native, it's good to see D-Marl doing his thing. Nas is my favorite MC/poet (and probaly fav musician), so naturally I'm excited about this collaboration. But to echo the sentiments of many africans, this effort is at risk of colored with conceit and presumption, if only focuses on the chaos and turmoil that engulfs much of the continent and fails to underline the rich density of culture. If it does, it will be no better than the false categories of high and low art as defined through a eurocentric lens, and I for one will not embrace that message...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/16/2010 6:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Jr. Gong says it best in the 3rd track - "...a lot of weak-hearted weep and MOAN!!!" The cynical forces of Babylon will crumble in front of TRUE HIP-HOP like this. Jah Bless, cuz only the strong will continue... Nas is stillMATIC!!! Damian and Stephen carry the torch with honor!!! Peace to K'naan and Joss Stone, and of course, FREE WEEZY!!! The South's got ya back bruh...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/15/2010 10:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.45.1.115)
Location: nyc
Comment: this album has grid some faggot shit going on damiam is a poo stain on a faggots bed
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/15/2010 7:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 46.132.221)
Location: California
Comment: Shut the fuck up and LISTEN to this. Album of the year in any genre.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/15/2010 5:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.248.23)
Location: Henk1's mom's house
Comment: DOPE! HIP HOP AND REGGAE WILL CONTINUE TO ROMP SHUT THE FUCK UP HATERS AND EAT A DICK
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/15/2010 1:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.174.207)
Location: 03503 bitach!
Comment: This album is pure shit, only for real faggots who like commercial music
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/14/2010 4:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 34.138.165)
Location: here
Comment: F-O there's also a version without Lil Smurf, just Google for it
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/14/2010 1:33:00 PM; Partial IP: .237.9.233)
Location: Quebec, Canada
Comment: I have the feeling that K'naan will sound good on this :D Can't wait to hear Joss Stone too, shame that Wayne is on that same song...for the rest well...you can't go wrong with Nas. That'll probably be a great album imo
Name: (Posted: 5/5/2010 5:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: OUCH! LOL I felt that kick to the balls about the South, man. I'm pretty sure ill Southern MC's like J. Cole, Killer Mike, Jay Electronica, and David Banner felt that one too... But it is what it is, I know I can't make everyone reconsider their view of Southern Hip-Hop. In my eye, change is a good thing...
Name: (Posted: 5/4/2010 4:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .5.188.102)
Location: UK
Comment: Yeah I feel what your saying J-Aura, that album from 2005 is cool, some great tracks on there, ive got the original somewhere! Just to let you know though I will never approve of Lil wayne or anything else from the south unless its pre 1999 or little brother or 9th wonder! Anyway gonna check out the samples of this album and go from there. After this I want my Nas and Preemo album, been waiting since 1995! Or id be just as happy for a Nas and AZ Album. Peace
Name: (Posted: 5/4/2010 2:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: I honestly and truly do understand some people's "dislike" of Lil' Wayne... Really I do... But it's really not THAT big of a deal to downgrade the overall content and quality of an album of this proportion. Nas is a legend of the 90's who is still puttin out powerful and CURRENT relevant music. Some of his beats from the past albums may slump, but still, overall GOOD music. That's given. So I feel you LPAC, I think Nas with Primo on the cuts would be sick. But Damian Marley... (and I'm not tryin to portray him as a sure-in "legacy" because of his father) But he's got music in his blood, and it shows through his production work. And actually, Damian is a high-lyrical MC as well if you are able to break down the raw subject matter being spit in Patois. After hangin down in Venice Beach a little while, I say I can understand maybe 75% of it without havin to look up a lyric or two, but it's all good. For anyone who isn't as familiar with Jr. Gong's lyrical style (or doubters for that matter) check out his tracks "Pimpa's Paradise" feat. Black Thought or "Confrontation", both from his 2005 album. So in the end, yeah... feel free to spend your money whereever you see fit. That goes without question for any album. But I know for sure that this record deserves a FULL LISTEN and recognition as a better version of a "Best of Both Worlds" project. No disrespect Hov. In the words of Common, "Good music forever..."
Name: (Posted: 5/3/2010 6:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.49.25)
Location: UK
Comment: Id rather a Nas and Preemo joint album, why the fuck would you have lil wayne on an album like this, im not coppin it, would rather spend my money on roc marci new one or murs and 9th
Name: (Posted: 4/27/2010 4:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: That's pretty cool, I'd like to hear Joss Stone on it. The other collabs are good too - K'Naan and Stephen Marley...
Name: (Posted: 4/24/2010 11:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 34.129.152)
Location: here
Comment: 12. My Generation actually also features Joss Stone, besides Lil Smurf
Name: (Posted: 4/21/2010 1:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: We will see about this one...Nas has been drinking alot of wack juice lately....
Name: (Posted: 4/16/2010 5:40:00 AM; Partial IP: .116.73.65)
Location: Norway
Comment: this is gona be a great album I think, nas & jr gong, CANT WAIT 2 HEAR THE ALBUM!!!
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2010 9:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Are you serious?! LMAO Getdafuckouttaherewitdatbullshit!!! Not this again... Man oh man... I feel like I've more than explained my position on Weezy several times on UGHH, but here we go again... People are so busy tryin to knock Lil' Wayne off his high horse that they forgot to get off their OWN high horse. Where is the love in the world today? To all my people who TRULY understand the concept of "The Struggle", this is ABSOLUTELY NOT a watered-down industry project. This is a POWERFUL new fusion of world music. Hip-Hop lyricism and Reggae toasting enhanced through soul and afrobeat. If you don't like Lil' Wayne... cool... More power to ya, and gettin this album doesn't necessarily make you a "Wayne fan" or supporter of him. I wouldn't even call you one. Just DON'T BE DECEIVED by the forces of Babylon when it comes to this album, because its release will be something epic. But hey, you don't have to take it from my words, take it from theirs... Check out the singles for yourself and you will feel the true passion and soul in the lyrics - "As We Enter", "Strong Will Continue", and "Africa Must Wake Up". Some people obviously NEED to listen to that last one, cuz there are MUCH BIGGER things happening in the world than trying to boycott some rapper who is on top of the mainstream game right now. Get a life. THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!!!
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2010 8:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 204.35.140)
Location: !
Comment: boring gay album... i just wanna hear my generation...not because of lil wayne..fuck lil wayne..its because of 9th wonder & damian marley produced it...gonna be crazy
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2010 8:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.118.174)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: EVERYBODY listen up!! Don't support this "Industry Dictated" BULLSHITT!!! Shame on you Damian! Letting the "Industry" make the final decisions on this album. My proof! "LIL WAYNE" on the album?? What tha FUK?? That is why this album had so may release dates and never came out. Because the "Industry" wanted to do "Their Thing" wit it. A SATANIC REVISION!!
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2010 7:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: this really could be gold..nas is the goat .
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2010 4:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: TAKE HEED TO MY WORDS... This is gonna be one of the front runners for 2010 ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!! I'm excited too because I am going to see them perform when they hit up LA in May. The track "Strong Will Continue" is like PURE GOSPEL!!! The song "As We Enter" is a head-banger as Nas and Damian trade lyrical bars back and forth. Also, "Africa Must Wake Up" is real smooth and is good food for the soul. Peace to K'Naan of Somalia. Pleez believe, THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!!!
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