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Rakim: The Seventh Seal

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2.7 Stars (517 customer reviews)
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1. How To Emcee
Producers: Slyce
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2. Walk These Streets
featuring Maino
Producers: Needlz
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3. Documentary Of A Gangsta
featuring IQ
Producers: Y-Not
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4. Man Above
featuring Tracey Horton
Producers: Nottz
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5. You And I
featuring Samuel Christian
Producers: Samuel Christian; J Wells
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6. Won't Be Long
featuring Tracey Horton
Producers: Jake One
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7. Holy Are U
Producers: Nick Wiz
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8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
Producers: Neo Da Matrix
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9. Working For You
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10. Message In The Song
featuring Destiny Griffin
Producers: SWJ
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11. Put It All To Music
Producers: Poppa Pill
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12. Psychic Love
Producers: Nick Wiz
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13. Still In Love
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14. Dedicated
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Total Comments: 517
Name: (Posted: 12/29/2013 2:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.206.189)
Location: Detroit
Comment: at first Lars is a faggot and Rakim is the best MC of all time!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/29/2013 2:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.206.189)
Location: Detroit
Comment: The best MC of all time!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2013 12:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: Wow I can't believe I'm actuallt not feeling a Rakim album.. but this is a heart breaking disappointing cd.. I'm tearing up as I write this but regrettably father time has caught up with THE GOD MC!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/4/2012 9:19:00 PM; Partial IP: .248.1.105)
Location: Detroit ,MI USA
Comment: track#9 #10 Hood anthem
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/4/2012 1:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 201.254.71)
Location: Alexandria Virginia
Comment: "Classic" This Album introduced me to Rakim the God MC...Peace
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 5:30:00 AM; Partial IP: .92.75.244)
Location: Iceland
Comment: All a pleasant day. Who is a fan of Barcelona?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2011 8:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .73.44.164)
Location: NY, USA
Comment: Ra came when we needed him most. Check out Euphoria, Holy Are You, Documentary of a Gangsta, and How to Emcee, for a start. If you don't know Hip-Hop then you don't know Ra! Not sure about the haters but that's part of Hip-Hop so keep hating :-)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/10/2011 7:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 133.84.199)
Location: oakland
Comment: Love this album to all the haters everybody doesn't like albums about guns, drugs and sex- much respect RA thanks for this!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/12/2010 2:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.13.46.18)
Location: NC
Comment: Nice album but I wish he had some featured guests and better producers.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/9/2010 8:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 174.179.21)
Location: california
Comment: MAD RESPECT TO RAKIM FOR ALL THE INFLUENCE AND SKILL YOU PUT IN TO HIP HOP....HIP HOP DONT STOP *2010*
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/23/2010 2:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Blow me King Persia. You are str8 pu$$y and Rakim's album sucks.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 7/31/2010 12:34:00 AM; Partial IP: .10.140.29)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: i recently was thinking about rakim when I was listening to the shuko album, so I came back to this page and was reading alot of the comments, and I feel like the illest mc of all time with kool g rap instead of ryming like a king he was rhyming like a robot with wack beats....i mean who is he fooling -just himself, last why the fuck does datbeon on lars have to come out this bitch and have conversations like this is a blog or something, at least let the rating be official -maybe once or twice is cool but not 30 fucking comments
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/6/2010 5:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.60.96.89)
Location: zürich,switzerland
Comment: should be much better productionwise!large professor,pete rock,k-def,marco polo,dj premier,staik selektah,dj premier,diamondd,marley marl please!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2010 10:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Just wanted to stop by and spit on Rah's grave...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2010 9:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 77.249.113)
Location: Buffalo NY
Comment: One of the only MC's that can make weak beats sound nice. I will grab a couple tracks off I tunes but I cant justify buying a pressing.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 4/1/2010 8:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Dan, you are a wannabe. Stop with the gangsta "talk". You are no real mexican. Just because your mother was the nanny & banged out her boss from Norway, does not automatically make you a stone cold killer. I have been to Mexico City and the only thing I got was crabs and mudd butt from the water.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/28/2010 12:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 16.151.186)
Location: classic
Comment: classic album, deep introspective lyrics. topics that can bring a man to tears. not really feelin psychic love but everything else is fire
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/25/2010 3:53:00 PM; Partial IP: .175.55.24)
Location: Mexico
Comment: it wasnt that bad as everyone says. but doesnt deserve a 4 or 5 rating.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 3/12/2010 8:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 152.90.159)
Location: G-Boro NC
Comment: I've never bought into the Rakim hype. He had one classic album and a few good song here and there over his career. Other than that, dude is very average. I think this album solidifies that status in my mind. It wasn't worth the wait either. The lyrics are dated and the beats are ass.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/12/2010 4:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 116.74.253)
Location: Norway/Cuidade De Mexico D.F.
Comment: EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HAS PEOPLE FROM DIFERENT PLACES, BUT LARS UR FAGGOT ASS IS STILL WHITE AND SWEDISH SO DONT PLAY LIKE UR A DIFFERENT RACES OR SUMTHING, COM SEE ME INN MEXICO CITY U PINCHE PUTA AND WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENDS
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/6/2010 10:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .160.15.68)
Location: Seattle, WA
Comment: a good album, but it didnt feel like a Rakim album. it didn't live up to all the hype. it doesnt deserve more than three stars. very very disappointing.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 3/3/2010 7:58:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: UGHH has reduced the price on this garbage to $9.99...."hello discount bin!"
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/26/2010 1:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Hammer: The only thing you ever stabbed in your life is your own ass with a dildo. I bet that dildo was uncircumcised as well. You do not know my racial background, and if you did a little research, you will find that Sweden has people of all races living there. Stop dreaming of what a place is like based on a select few people you see on TV from Sweden (blonde/blue eyed). Go fuck yourself. MESSIAH; I was in NYC on a business trip until yesterday before the snow hit. Had a nice steak in Harlem at Ricardo's on 2nd ave. I would have much preferred to end this beef with you by stomping you out if you even bothered to walk up to me in the car. My PR boy up in the Bronx on Zerenga would be more than happy to finish the job if you like....
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/21/2010 2:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 149.159.77)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: However we agree on one thing Necro has produced some decent work over the years, but he and elder brother Ill Bill have never claimed to be a practising Judaists as they clearly live a secular life style despite being Jewish. So cut the hypocrisy as I have a sneaky suspicion that you've never played a Necro CD at your local synagogue for obvious reasons. I also put it to you that you probably don't even attend the synagogue on a regular basis Oh and as for my use of internet acronyms being evidence of me being retarded? Ummm well haven't you worked it out? This is actually the internet? and the use of abbreviated text is used for convenience? You just go enjoy your South Park as this is compatible with your level of maturity! To conclude no one's views can represent a whole race of people, and I was not standing up for the Jewish race as I'm aware that the Hebrew people do not need to be patronised as they are and still remain capable of self reliance. I was just merely expressing my opinion and believe me you're not the only race who's suffered through the times! Oh as for the driving force behind your hate? If you sincerely feel hatred towards anyone hear you need to recommence the psychiatric medication. Then again some may presume that the only force you feel is the momentum from a right wing supremacist group shafting you from behind with ummmm well his well primed and lubricated anatomy in conjunction with a swastika while you chomp on a bacon sandwich. Enjoy this with your southpark as I go back to my woman!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/20/2010 4:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 149.157.38)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To the hebrew hammer??? I really can't be bothered to lower myself to hurl abuse at you. Your post speaks for its self. You've ummm attempted to presume that your IQ is higher than mine?? and as for my so called homosexuality??? WFT??? You don't even no me. Then again for some folks pre-conceived opinions and ignorance is bliss and a sign of a low IQ. Secondly I know for a fact that Jewish b boys I know are cringing with embarassment at your comments at this moment. You really sound dumb for real man, but then again if looking beyond race to discover trash makes me a clown thats cool! Ohhh!!! by the way Lars needs no back up from me. We've had minor disagreements on this site in the past and all correspondance between us has been constructive, respectful and related to music. Finally its funny how some people hide behind their PCs as so called tough guys and type garbage. You really need to get real fool if you think that Necro, Ill Bill, Sabac, (and the other former Non-fiction members)Blood of Abraham amongst other multiple Jewish acts would be impressed or happy with your 2 recent posts. You've really embarassed your self for real. Daam you're a tool!!! My long time friend and fellow b boy from 2 decades back has just read the comments from the so called hebrew hammer. Conclusion you may have justified all of the anti-semetic comments posted here as people hate sellouts even more. Ummm I think I'll remain a clown and join the circus LOL! Finally to the so called hebrew hammer you really shouldn't refer to the Jewish race as your people with the garbage you've just posted here. The long term friend I referred to below is Rubin Jacobs and he's ummm well literally pissin himself laughing at your comments. Then again as we both said in every race there's a pretentious wanna be! Ahhhh bless!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/20/2010 8:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.248.160)
Location: NYC
Comment: LARS YOU PUSSY BITCH..IM STILL WAITING ON YOU PUSSY..YOU BETTER SHOW, ILL STAB THE SHIT OUT OF YOU KID..BELIEVE ME.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/20/2010 8:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.248.160)
Location: NYC
Comment: LARS WHERE YOU AT YOU PUSSY BITCH...YOU THAT SCARED OF ME SON? DONT POP SHIT ON THE INTERNET IF YOU JUST GONNA GET YOUR ASS FUCKED UP IN PERSON PUSSY.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/19/2010 5:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .68.174.75)
Location: europe
Comment: its really a three star album at best but, you know, FUCK you LARS. I am a practicing Judaist. and honestly I don't take any offense to the "jew bashing" comments posted here. its ignorant as fuck yes, but I take solace in knowing I could easily kill any of these internet posters anyday. I usually never post but I happened to read the reviews on this page and I am shocked at the gay little high horse LARS and especially AC jumped on in defense of my people. first off you are an overly sensitive joke of a person AC, you are a clown. I know UK euro-trash like you. you probably like pau gasol as an nba player you faggot. you are justa prick AC we do not accept your bullshit defense, its hip hop take shit lightly. I don't really have a problem with you until I recall the LARS backing up. why do you back that fag? lars is the biggest piece of shit to type on this site. I have loved this site for years and when I read your posts I cringe. it wasn't as bad until I finally started to recognize the name on every page. it really is not cool, get a life douche. these people don't really hate jews. I guarantee that those cats aren't that bad of people. its just shows like south park and family guy, which are funny as fuck, believe me, I watch "religiously" . they just make light of jews and our situations and parody and make fun of our horrible journey in this world. and it is kinda funny. I guess I am just a patient guy, I have had a lot of shit thrown at me in this life. and never say jews don't have a place in hip hop, necro is the realest fuck the close minded haters who say other wise. and one more thing, that I took the biggest offense to; never ever wish happy hanukkah to anyone ever again. you fuckin fag, I will stab you LARS in sweden or new york, you fake tough guy. I speak on behalf of myself and the whole strong-struggling judaist community. we wanna know what's your struggle LARS? oh yeah, AC another driving force behind my hate was your use of internet acronyms. WTF, durrr i'm a retard my name's AC i'm a smart black guy. I bet you like tyler perry you stuck up prick. hey you I bet my IQ's higher than yours i'll be honest my score was 1868.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/15/2010 9:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Kinda quiet over there you f**. SPEAK BOY! SPEAK!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/12/2010 11:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I will be in NYC in two weeks. Speak your deatils son.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/12/2010 10:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.248.160)
Location: NEW YORK CITY
Comment: LARS im still waiting on you to come through you pussy faggot, ill stab the shit out of you if I ever see you pussy. ill rape your dead mother pussy
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/9/2010 8:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: You are right AC: Here's 5 Stars Rakim...Merry Xmas and Happy Hanukkah everyone....(in February...LOL)
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2010 1:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 176.105.40)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Lars! You are quite rightly entitled to freely express your opinion but to keep on continuously reviewing this release affects the accuracy of its general rating and those few who love this release are within their rights to be annoyed. However you have once again written some constructive comments in the face of racial ignorance. There is trash in every race and I'm speaking as a proud culturally aware black man. Therefore those who stereotype a whole race are indeed plain ignorant and lacking in IQ. This site has been created for music lovers, and for those who advocate anti-semetic ideologies go suck on a swastika regardless of your colour. This record is average at best and is trash in comparison to previous Rakim material, and thata the general verdict! Finally I've got mad luv for every race and to those who have left anti-semetic comments???? WTF??? The Jewish rtace has been scattered worldwide over centuries and has mixed with evbery culture known to man! Period!! Then again if you're entitled to give neo-nazi skin heads, and KKK members blow jobs if you feel the need! Lars you've kept your dignity and self respect in the face of red neck filfth and I respect that!!! I don't mean to offend anyone but where's the luv peeps??? Lets concentrate on the music please??? Peace!!! By the apologies for the spelling mistakes as I'm typing from work on a dodgy keyboard!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2010 9:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: (I am not even going to further fuel this convo about religion as I am dealing with the unreasonable) Why would my 9/11 comment offend anyone? I thought it was a known fact that "hate" was the driving force behind those acts of terror. Hate drove those people to commit the acts and it was a crying shame. On a side note: I hate this Rakim album at about the same level. I would like to strap on explosives to a stack of these Rakim albums (cds & vinyl) to express my disappointment!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2010 5:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.142.38.7)
Location: DT
Comment: who actually LIKES people who grub money? really LARS makes no sense to me. you gotta admit they are pretty worthless
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2010 5:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.142.38.7)
Location: stabbing
Comment: i'm an american and america lover and I also happen to hate jews and I take offense to your 9/11 comments. ignorance at its finest baby. JEWWW! you stink like shiiit. J-Zone beats the shiet outta timbaland as a producer and as an emcee by the way, faggy jew.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2010 1:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Hi there my Danish brother! Q: Why do Danish people never play hide and seek? A: Nobody wants to look for them. BTW..THIS RAKIM ALBUM SUCKS. THE RHYMES ARE LAZY AND THE BEATS SOUND WORSE THAN REGULAR CRAP YOU FIND ON MYSPACE..IF YOU HAVE MONEY TO BURN IN THIS ECONOMIC CLIMATE BUY IT..IF NOT, THEN SAVE THE MONEY FOR GAS.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2010 11:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 0.162.2.16)
Location: DENMaRK
Comment: FUCK LARS FROM SWEDEN!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2010 8:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Rakim gets 2 stars..are you happy now? Quest has slapped me on the wrist before. He has deleted my comments in the past. I will never go to the UGHH store as I dislike teh city of Boston. I hate the Celtics & The Pats with a passion. Even more than I hate this Rakim release. But I HATE anti semetic remarks even more. You are a sad sad person to hate a group of people. It is people like you who masterminded 9/11. I have nothing against Musims or Jewish people. I don't have a religion but if you choose one, then good for you. But to say you hate a group of people because they are jewish is plain crazy. Quest will delete your posts. If I were Quest, I would not respond to your garbage and just delete your posts and ban you. So there is your theory out of the window. You are nothing more than a dickless jerkoff and this is my last response to you. Lastly...this Rakim album sucks. This make Rakim's last album with Eric B look like the greatest album in the history of hip hop and we all know thats not true...................
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/4/2010 9:50:00 PM; Partial IP: .93.115.53)
Location: LA
Comment: Yo, the reason why this has so little stars is because this fuck head name lars. Look at how many 1 star reviews he's posted on one album. f*cking retard... Sweden is chill, ok, I love ikea, ok I love saabs, I love koenigsegg, so no need to get your panties in a fuckin bunch. Damn man...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/4/2010 9:43:00 AM; Partial IP: .99.195.29)
Location: ###### Jews
Comment: i don't want to give this five stars, but you left me no choice LARS. you won't #### off. it doesn't matter when you like something, write a million reviews. you are just killing this albums average. its not that good but it deserves three and a half at least. you know, I just wanna spread love not hate to artists. you are a pain in the ass LARS/quest but I don't give a #### when you like something. ive never commented on that. but when you just kill this album and review it over and over again saying nothing but actually really stupid BULSHIT comments, it gets excruciatingly tiring. plus I am pretty sure that people are really focused on your positive lil' wayne reviews. people don't like how much you are giving that praise here on ughh. so you are wrong you dumb ####, you played YOURself out here retard. plus I have a hunch that quest and LARS are the same person, if you've ever had your review deleted you know what's up. they always delete your #### but leave LARS responses up. you've played out a lotta funny cats ughh, actually, quest. like on this page ineverremember, you didn't even give people a chance to take sides, you delted that cat so fast. why ughh? if LARS is a real person, then lets start a fund and buy him a plane ticket to boston, I will make the drive over to that instore. I bet he's not real though, I guarantee that its nerdy quest thinkin hes cool causin controversy. if its not quest bein a bitch stirring up some #### casuin controversy then its even sadder. you think you're cool becasue people know you on this website. yeah thats legit. why don't you delete one of this cats reviews ughh, do you have the balls? oh yeah LARS your peeps never showed up, that sucks buddy. LARS you are such a little BITCH ass ##### JEW. I HATE JEWWZZZZ
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/3/2010 10:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: santa's_taint: have you ever been to sweden?? everyone is blonde? that is NOT the truth. in fact, many people from all over the world have come to sweden in the past 25 years after fleeing various war torn countries. Sweden is also a devout christian country (do a simple google search and you get that info since you were asleep in social studies class) Sweden has welcomed so many people from so many different backgrounds. You do not know what my race nor will I reveal it. It is not important here. What is important is the racist and anti semetic remarks being made on the comment sections. Hip hop was formed and grew because it included all walks of life no matter the race creed or color. You set the culture back with these comments. You destroy the very fabric upon which it is made. I love hip hop. I love the culture and everythign about it. I do not view the hip hop culture as a "color". It is a movement. If I kept giving an album high marks you would say nothing to me about it and my posts will not be seen. But because people focus on the negative, my posts stand out. I give constructive criticizim. It is not what you call "hate". As a consumer I have every right to vote if I like something or hate something. I do not know how much money you have spent on UGHH, but I know I have spent a couple $1000 dollars in the past ten years on this site alone. My hip hop & r&B music collection is worth over $30,000 alone. santa_tainted_teabag, you played yourself here with your comments and you should keep quiet next time for you speak foolishness.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/2/2010 9:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 99.195.200)
Location: la
Comment: i don't know lars. i'vew wondered the same thing about you. swedes are all lilly white blonde #######. yet you continuously run your mouth like you think the culture owes you something. which without being racist, if you type on an online message board you are white anyway, is a way of thinking pretty used by black people. you are the scumbag actually lars because you keep coming back to an album review board that you hate and you keep commenting on it. #### off you don't like it, we get it. quest you have to delete some of this guys reviews. why does ughh endorse lars is the question. I guarantee i've spent more money here than your cheap ass. oh and never write the word peeps again on an online message board you ###### ######. LARS is a JEW
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/1/2010 10:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: ineverremember: Whoa...you could rape me? Who says that, even in a joke? I don't need to say much here in response as you will be banned from the site due to the fact that you played yourself so many levels....(the "N" word automatically bans you from the hip hop community) from this point forward, YOU SIR, are dead to me and anyone else here on UGHH weather or not the love me or not. Because I am sure that 99.9% of posters on here want nothing to do with you nor do they care about your opinions. Can I get an agreement from my UGHH peeps??? Reply with a "yes" to this racist scumbag.....
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/28/2010 9:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: This album sucks...i don't care if you meditate and listen or listen whil taking out the trash...IT SUCKS...if u believe this fool is saving something for another album then I have a birdge to sell u...The next Rakim album won't drop before he is 50 yrs old.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/27/2010 2:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.127.143)
Location: Picayune, Mississippi
Comment: I like Rak. But damn, he came on strong in the second half of the album like he was holding back the best for another album. Now is not the time to be laid back. I want some of that Move The Crowd/Chinese Arithmetic...one of the best bars ever...Some of you been trying to write rhymes for years, but weak ideas irritate my ears.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/25/2010 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: .91.254.66)
Location: SD
Comment: this album is one of a kind. rakim style has changed because hes older.. and like krs says you get better with ya age...is mos def tru.. ive found listening to the album 1 thru 13 gets better everytime I listen. well worth a cop. if you play it while doing something the album is not too special, but if you really open your ears up its a classic. nuff repect to rakim
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/25/2010 9:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: That maybe tru...but Lars is right most of the time...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/24/2010 12:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 72.174.232)
Location: ohio
Comment: lars is a weak b?tch
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/22/2010 12:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: When will you say Lars was right all along.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/18/2010 10:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 60.147.148)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Comment: Wish I could give it 0 stars. Glad I didn't pay for this shit.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/11/2010 10:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 213.207.16)
Location: USA
Comment: OH YEAH-AND DONT FORGET THE GWEN SAMPLE!!! GARBAGE!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/11/2010 10:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 213.207.16)
Location: usa
Comment: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?!! THIS DUDE MADE HIP HOP! THIS IS THE BIGGEST LET DOWN NEXT TO GRANDMASTER FLASH AND ZION I'S RECENT WORK
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/7/2010 8:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: 2009's biggest disappointment...hands down...makes Jay Z's BP3 look like a masterpiece...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2010 11:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 165.11.134)
Location: SD
Comment: BEST ALBUM OF 09
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2010 2:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.177.155)
Location: MINNEAPOLIS
Comment: THE GOD THEM FAGS LIKE UNKOWN PROPHETS AND SWOLLEN NUTS MEMBERS NEEDA TAKE HEED THERE FANS YES YOU SUBURBAN FAGS ACKNOWLEGDE THE GOD
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2010 1:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 180.71.155)
Location: karlsruhe
Comment: the r & b cats (Tracey Horton and this other bitches)are fuckshit, but ra himself is dtill good.the productions are not so good like I thought but fuck it, it´s rakim abd not lil wayne or some of this sukkaz
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/30/2009 9:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: UGGGHH!!!! UK chics are gross (except the mixed race gals...)! HAHAHAHAHAA!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/26/2009 2:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.129.229)
Location: WRJ
Comment: Different but still fresh...grown man album and a very smooth listen. Rakim brings it hard, production could be better but still a great jam
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/24/2009 2:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 176.105.39)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: In response to D Xzotic. I'm 36 yrs of age and I've loved Rakim from back in the day, but this record is mediocre at best. Rakim is still a tight MC but the shit production and beats accompanied by garbage guest artists have let the God MC down. In addition I think you'll find that most of the dissapointed fans who are going apeshit over this below par release are old school/Golden era b-boys who are 30+ who've loved Ra from his period of greatness. I do respect your opinions bro but Rakim should have done much better than this. By the way Lars, I just wanna say tha I envy you for real as your native Swedish women are absolutely beautiful. I'm stuck in the UK with females looking like orks from the Lord of the rings films lol!!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2009 1:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I have a new Swedish bride for you that just "hit" the market...her name is Elin...two kids, loves golf, but has a tendancy to have a wild swing with the club...look out when she has the 9 iron and is pissed...things can get ugly!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2009 10:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 163.128.89)
Location: Flipsburgh
Comment: LARS make yourself useful and send some swedish mail order brides my way. If you cant deliver fuck outta here
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2009 10:33:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.66.139)
Location: Dirt Jerz
Comment: Instant classic - real Hip Hop is BACK! The Original God shines enough to blind the dorm-room vampires and internet punchline geeks. Mature, intelligent, motivated - a testament to a new era and attitude in black America. Rakim sets an example with refined lyricism - the flows are so perfect they seem effortless. Nick the Wiz makes it happen with some serious bangers, and Ra is infinitely poised and prophetic. The God is dropping priceless gems - gather round! It took me about 10 listens to realize all this, though, because it's been SO LONG since a real Hip Hop record dropped that my ears weren't ready for it.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/19/2009 2:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 251.132.76)
Location: ny
Comment: by the way D Xzotic im 20 and I love this album...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/19/2009 2:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 251.132.76)
Location: ny
Comment: why is there alot of people hatig on this lyrical master pice... the beat r wack but if yall just take a min to hear what he saying but yall wont this n*ggaz lyrics goes over n*ggaz heads... rakim still got it he the god mc and always will be
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/18/2009 8:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.255.26)
Location: Brooklyn
Comment: Just 2 deep 4 these weak minds that think these cornball dudes that get airplay is nice! WTF???
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/18/2009 7:58:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.255.26)
Location: Brooklyn
Comment: If u under 30, this album aint 4 u. SO STOP COMMENTIN'!!! It'z a BANGA R. Keep doin' ya thing.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2009 4:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.142.38.7)
Location: EVERYWHERE
Comment: listening to this just makes you shake your head in disappointment, where did this legend go? he should have fucked with old school producers and no guest stars especially no fucking maino, pathetic effort by the R
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2009 4:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .243.173.6)
Location: Northeast
Comment: I will re-iterate until I am blue in the face... at least the dud ebelieves in his own $hit. Who believes in their music anymore? Aesop makes money on the road... as does DOOM. Buy the album if you want or don't. They get paid up front and then the road makes their money. Know why? Because they love HipHop. Katie Couric asked Weezy why he smoked so much... do you know what his dumb ass said, and I quote, "Ms. Katy, I'm a rappah..." THAT was his response. What I do in my place is my business but this dude is a dud. Like a bullet with no gun powder. He does what he is told though, like every good house n*gga does. DNBO1, I appreciate you giving it a shot. It isn't dope at all. I have actually given it away and will likely never hear it again but the fact of the matter remains that he believes that this album was a banger. He deserved the shot and the support but it is legitimately over... NOW, if he went on the road and did his old things, I am THERE... front and center zoning and losing my voice in the name of the real. Cats are lost in the glitter and glam of the pop scene and believe die hard fans want this. I don't. GO ON TOUR Rah. See me in NewHaven like you used to see cats on vinyl.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/14/2009 10:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: If anyones heard the orginal song the "holy are you" sample came from you know how dope that joint Could Have been..instead Wiz mucked it up with too many bells n wistles..which sums up the entire album to me..too much bullshit..fuck happened to Rakim??Fuck happened to Nick Wiz?
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/13/2009 11:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 113.114.44)
Location: Albuq. NM Nuke City
Comment: Not what R fans were lookin' for.Sounds very dated, but not in a good way like I was expecting...It's like Rakim lite, with corny hooks.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/13/2009 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.66.78.13)
Location: oakland ca
Comment: theres neva been a lyricist that could fuck wit kool g rap hes one of the most underated mcs ever period this album sucks not even comparable to the 18th letter sorry to say but rakim needs to throw in the towel before he ruins his legacy
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/10/2009 1:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.139)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yes that was rakims persona with the "paid in full" days but that cat can actually rhyme. nothing has changed with birdman for real. same shit different day with that dude and its tiring. as bad as a cd thid must be, I highly doubt that the birdman is doing any better. much love AC, good looks
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/10/2009 7:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Did you hear the Birdman album? Maybe Rakim should go back to flashing wads money or sitting on the hood of Eric B's Rolls Royce because he was so much doper at that time...ironically.....
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/9/2009 8:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.158.233)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Just wanna wish everyone here and their loved ones all the best for the festive season!! In particular much props to D-Train, d-stroi, jaz and marc2vm!!! I need to back off these hiphop sites until the new year as I'm spending far too much!!! Peace y'all I'm outta here for now!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/9/2009 5:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 1.6.84.111)
Location: BX
Comment: Whew. After readin the comments, I realize I'm not crazy for thinkin this wack. LOL @ Lars for listening for weeks hoping it would grow on him lmao.. True hiphop fan right there.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/9/2009 10:09:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.19)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yo lars, that line right there might be better than the whole birdman album lol. how can you give this album a 1 star and the birdman 5?
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/8/2009 9:47:00 PM; Partial IP: .58.48.190)
Location: NJ
Comment: I bought the album hoping to hear the old rakim...sadly disappointed...it is just rakim sounding old.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/8/2009 9:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 120.76.245)
Location: QB
Comment: I agree with Lars...This album is boooty.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/8/2009 12:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Weeks of trying to like this album with no success...it sucks. Some classic Rakim bars from this album..BOY, HE HAS PROGRESSED!!! "Who want musical narcotics, they all got it, bomb product will sure profit when y’all cop it Any hood or any city I’m pumpin in, any slum I’m in, my custom is come again Spit flow by the boatload like a Columbian, my shipments go out then bring the money in Like supplies the product than do the pra bricks, go out my way, so biters can’t dupe what I spit Like Freddy told Priest in that superfly flick, playa u always got some superfly shhhhhh"....hhmmnmnmnmn moving on...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2009 3:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.159.208)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: d-stroi! thanks for schooling me on the latest Fashawn and Marco Polo/Torae joints. I gave them a good listen today and was especially impressed with Fashawn's word play and lyrical content as I really feel what he's saying. Especially loved the track with Evidence. The Marco/Torae joint was ok too. I repeat ok but I still favour the artists mentioned in my original list. As for the comment below I will address this one last time. How can bootlegs be counted in official sales figures? Oh Lord give me strength!!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2009 12:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: "all eyes on me" went 9x platinum in 1998..that was 11 years ago..so add another 8 million,,then multiply that by 10 (sales from bootlegging in africa) im sure pac's sold about 300,000 million world wide from sales and bootlegging,,like too short or jeezy sold out the trunk..that has to count right?
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2009 9:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 49.159.136)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Despite the generally luke warm response and our general disappointment with this release Ra appears to be shifting the units.(Probably due to the commercial sound, and singy hooks.) As for the releases of 2009 I have not included the Blaq Poet album cause I prefer the releases mentioned. Why? because I'm not really feeling Poet's style and subject matter as much as I'd like to. Premier's production and beats are mind blowing as usual but I prefer the releases I've already mentioned, with Gryme Tyme topping the pack!!! As for Fashawn and Maro Torae thanks for schooling me, I'll give them a listen!!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2009 4:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 07.101.146)
Location: the neighborhood
Comment: few jawns worth listening too. more weak then dope. too much boom bip and not enough boom bap. bah.......
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/4/2009 11:46:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.19)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: how can you not mention blaq poets album or even the maro torae album as album of the year? I need to cop that gryme tyme joint tho and the fashawn album too. rae's album is pretty dope but something is missing when it comes to being album of the year
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/3/2009 4:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 93.171.150)
Location: Boston
Comment: Rakim is (was) the god of hip hop...this is NOTHING like 'The Master' and NOTHING like 'The 18th Letter'. Not what I expected. Not what I wanted to hear. This is straight-up 'mersh hip hop. "Jingles" in the chorus, boring, lifeless, mainstream beats. It took 10 years for this? I'm very disapointed. I guess he needs the money, otherwise why put out this commercial trash?
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2009 6:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 162.195.11)
Location: St. John's, CA
Comment: Rakim is the man.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2009 3:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 188.74.194)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Comment: I give it three stars because he still doing his thing. Rah, but to be honest the album doesn't do anything for me seriously. I think the producer selection is very weak !
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2009 9:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 49.156.250)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: I've been listening to this record today and I'm feeling Ra's lyrics but still feel that there is much room for improvement with production and beats! As for album of the year I don't think Raekwon's joint comes close although its a tight effort. My fave of 2009 is still Free style Professors 'Gryme Tyme' with that raw Bronx shit and joints by Souls, Killah Priest, Black market Militia,Diamond District, Gift of the Gab, AG & OC, have also done it for me, but then again we're all different and thats cool!!! Peace!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2009 9:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: THIS ALBUM IS WORSE THAN DAN'S MULLET! I'D RATHER BUY A LADY GA GA CD THAN THIS TRASH! I ALREADY DELETED IT FROM MY HARD DRIVE AND IPOD! PEACE OUT RAH! I thought I saw Rakim working as "security" at Wal Mart on L.I. on "black friday"...maybe I should buy the album hunh? LOL
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2009 9:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.216.175)
Location: DA BURG
Comment: Wow this Album is dope!!! Rakim is still raw!! It aint the best album I heard thou. There's a lot of dope shit out there I'm suprise. Wale, Skyzoo, Cormega, Fashawn, La Coka Nostra, Alchemist, Royce da 5'9, Eminem, Termanology, Brother Ali, M.O.P., Raekwon, Kid Cudi, and I would have to say 50 Cent!!! All them MC's put out dope Albums this year!!! Didn't waste one penny buying them Albums!!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2009 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 116.75.240)
Location: Norway
Comment: OH I FORGOT MY FAVORITT TRACK IS "Documentary Of A Gangsta" AND BY THE WAY NO DISRESPECT TO U PEOPLE THAT DONT LIKE THE ALBUM FROGIVE FOR MY IGNORANT WORDS PEACE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2009 2:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 116.75.240)
Location: Norway
Comment: this album is fucking solid, suport real hip hop. fuck all the faggot ass haters, and dont say you aint hating cuz that is bullshit and please stop talking other rappers go blogg or sumthing...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2009 9:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: raekwon has the album of the year
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/30/2009 2:01:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: The best Album of the yr is Diamond District by far, it's not even Close...To all the real headz that dig that grimy underground hip hop cop it... Paten locke is real dope...
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/30/2009 1:46:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Da Burgh - NJ - Vegas
Comment: Can we stop with all this Pac stuff, he gets no run on this site anyway, dude can rap but is overrated.... What was so funny about him is he's so West Coast but his dress code and Steez was so East... U will never have a West Coast Cat flippin the East Coast like Pac did to the West....
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/30/2009 12:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Biggie and Pac got those sales because double cd albums count as 2 sales. Only 5 million people bought those albums as opposed to 10 million. Lauren Hill is hip hop so that should count. Vanilla Ice, Hammer, Eminem all went diamond.... This album is bad...do not waste your hard earned xmas money on this!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2009 8:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 1.77.95.93)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: As for Pac, I never denied him legendary status and I am not in the position to do so but I still feel that like Biggie he achieved martydom through his death.. and yes he was indeed talented but in my opinion he never reached his full potential as an artist while alive. Finally regardless of our difference in opinion I commend and respect your arguments as you have clearly presented an evidence base without the need for abuse. Much respect due!!! Peace!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2009 8:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 1.77.95.93)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Fair points J-Aura but if you read my earlier entries you'll see that I did not state that I hated gangsta rap as I acknowledged several westcoast and eastcoast gangsta rap classics, I just stated that I was not a diehard fan and I've grown out of the genre. As for Lauryn Hill I'm a dedicated fan who has copped all of her releases and I stated that she dis receive diamond status with the classic 'Miseducation LP' but this is categorised as a soul/RnB/hiphop joint and not strictly a hiphop joint. I acknowledge that I forgot to mention the Outkast joint and we both forgot to mention the wack MC Hammer joint 'Please Hammer don't hurt em' which also sold 10 million.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/28/2009 9:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 87.105.142)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: In response to AC, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill IS a Hip-Hop album by heart. Singing does not negate that category, and it did receive Diamond status. Also receiving Diamond status was OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. 10 million is the mark for Diamond, which 2Pac BARELY missed. To the other 9, just under 1 million doesn't make THAT much of a difference. 2Pac is a legend who rose way above a simple "martyr" status. If you don't like gangsta rap, then that's you. To each, his own. But 2Pac's soulful rhymes set the standard for revolutionary hardcore gangsta rap so HIGH that a lot of artists have to counterfeit a lifestyle to even begin to match a legacy such as his.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/27/2009 1:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.66.115.0)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: marc2vm! 'Gryme Tyme' is indeed still release of the year so far closely followed by the new joints by ag & oc and souls and Killa Priest (many will disagree) PUTS is dope as always and I've grown on the Rae joint!! As for Datn*ggabeon1 the biggest selling rap album of all time is Biggie 'Life after Death' which to date is the only hiphop/rap release to achieve diamond status (10 million) a whole 1 million more than 'All eyez on me' Lauryn Hill has sold 18 milion but her release is not categorised as a hiphop/rap joint. The biggest selling artists at present unfortunately are the wack 50 cents, Jay Z and Kanye!!!! I'll leave you to work out the location of these artists lol!!! check wikapedia!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/27/2009 6:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 241.182.59)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Just checked wikapedia and info on Pac record sales has been confirmed as accurate. All eyes on me was 9 times platinum (ummm.... just a bit far off 18 million kid!!!) and overall record sales is 75 milion to date. However Pac's earlier material (first 2 albums were banging) but the self confessed wanna be thug/gansta got him self killed!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/27/2009 6:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 241.182.59)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: As for phrases like honky chumps??? Man you really need to get a grip as this ignorance aint helping respectable brothers out their. Lose the ignorance, open your mind and grow up kid!!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/27/2009 6:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 241.182.59)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: datn*ggabeon1! 18 million copies sold??? Get it right fool as much I do not favour gangsta rap generally Da Chronic, Doggystyle, and several Eminem releases have out sold 'All eyes on me' which reached multi-platinum status and not the 18 million+ Diamond status, and much of the fan base has been and still is mainstream pop fans. In fact name a hiphop/rap release thats ever achieved Diamond status in sales as thats MJ, Madonna territory. Finally In response to the breakdance question as an honest guy I can confess that I use to attempt it back in the day but was never any good!! Yeh and???
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 9:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 180.45.121)
Location: Legend
Comment: Good shit"datn*ggabeon1". Reppin the West. Recognize Honky Chumpz!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 7:19:00 PM; Partial IP: .28.94.242)
Location: NC
Comment: Damn!!! The God put up a brick with this one. If this is all we have to look forward to from Rakim then he should just retire because there is nothing worse than one of your heroes putting out bad product.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 3:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak..the place to b
Comment: all eyes on me "18 million albums sold"...so u breakdance???since ur a b-boy and all???
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 2:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.177.56)
Location: netherlands
Comment: what happened with him? The greatest dissapointment of the year album, to be followed by that KRS & Buckshot album to be followed by the Raekwon album. Props to Premier & The Poet. Don't sleep on the Freestyle Professors...., album of the year, followed by the Diamond District album and the Paten Locke album, the PUTS album is really nice too. And don't sleep on the limited dope Sound-Sci EP !!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 1:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 5.149.36.1)
Location: Richmond, CA. U.S.A
Comment: This of course is a good album. But as everyone knows he was introduced to the world as 1 of 2 parts which equals Eric b and Rakim. And his attempts will only be half received until those to drop another album together. The Mcee is no greater then the Dj, nor is it vice versa! Tight Mcee plus tight Dj equals classic Lp!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 9:41:00 AM; Partial IP: .69.103.97)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: datn*ggabeon1 I feel that you have either a learning disability or a psychiatric issue. Here is why.... Nas in terms of sales and worldwide acclaim was murduring Rass, and I have much love for Rass but thats how it is. C-bo hardly sold anything and according to you previously with your opinion on the 'Chronic' record sales equates to greatness as you incorrectly stated in earlier blogs. As for 'All eyes on me' well the lyrical wordplay was no better than any Mobb Deep joint and it certainly is not the best album of all time in the eyes of the vast majority of commercial rap fans and hiphop purists.... and if we're hiphop nerds??? Thats cool as this proves we are dedicated b-boys with much knowledge of the culture in its various artforms unlike yourself. You need to stop clutching at straws man for real as you're looking increasingly ridiculous with every blog!!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 12:14:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: ya..the east had the edge on beats in the 90's,cuz they were flipping samples,,so they had a lil edge,,but the west was destroying all coasts in the 90's...not even Nas was fucking with Rass, and who was fucking with c-bo on the east??nobody...like I said,,duck down, mobb deep, classic albums, but mediocre lyrics..the only tight one on the east was redman..but thats 6 mc's on the east against 160 mc's on the west...i bet if I told you the sky was blue, u would insist it was red...dellusional nerds,,all eyes on me..":greatest rap lp of ALL TIMES" im audi one million sucka ducks
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/25/2009 3:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .243.4.157)
Location: bloody bean
Comment: This is a very dissappointing album I expected something unforgetable.the beats were wack and he didn't come with the timeless rhymes he was known for.the lyrics were too basic except holy are you but even then he needed a boom bap beat.sorry Rakim but you are no longer a ill lyricist like you was in the past.you need to get back to the lyrical
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/25/2009 2:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .50.53.222)
Location: PORTO ROCK
Comment: RAKIM WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST BACK IN THE DAYS BUT NOW........WACK ASS HELL!!!BORING FUCKIN' ALBUM....NOTHING COMPARED TO KNOW THE LEDGE OR DON'T SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE.....IT'S A SHAME!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/25/2009 11:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 76.25.36.7)
Location: chitown
Comment: not a classic but not bad either.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/24/2009 10:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 246.85.247)
Location: Vantucky
Comment: a buncha fucking haters is right. it aint no fucking 50 cent score its underground hip hop(Rakim) is oldschool beats and on point lyrics HE IS DOING HIS THANG AND NOT SELLING OUT SO FUCK YALL
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/24/2009 12:58:00 PM; Partial IP: .116.89.83)
Location: NORWAY
Comment: ILL FUCKING ALBUM, FUCK ALL HATERS
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/24/2009 5:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 240.169.84)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: The first Rass Kass album 'Soul on ice ' was indeed an absolute banger, but I feel that he fell off after that, but will checkout the new Rass joint and if its anything like his blazin debut???? I'll be over the moon!!! As for Ra as mentioned before please go back to the drawing boards and utilise your full potential next time out! Peace!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/24/2009 1:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 22.162.116)
Location: BKNY
Comment: This is terrible. So disappointing to hear the R over these weak beats.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 11:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: I love the west coast!PUTS,Shawn jackson, everybody tres puts on is dope,souls comin with a new joint,and right now im listening to the new Rass Kass album he put out for free(or donations)..rass is still spittin heat too..check em raskass.bandcamp.co..but come on boys the east coast dominates hip hop..specially in the 90's..now its a little more spread out however..Rakim did not help the case for the east with this release!check that rass big ups to dj Sav*one!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 8:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 66.180.141)
Location: d
Comment: dope from 1 to 13
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 3:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .87.105.50)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: I wish I could give this a 3.5 rating, so I'ma jump it up to 4. This album is growing on me. I think what turned it off for me is the very beginning, cuz the intro track is ass. "Holy Are U" is a little disappointing. On "You And I", the beat and subject matter don't correlate. OTHER THAN THAT, the album is solid. Nick Wiz's production on the last few tracks is SLAMMIN. "Documentary of a Gangsta" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed" go hard as hell...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 12:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 111.235.36)
Location: NY
Comment: Yo this shit is banging, I can’t believe all the negative comments...I think cats forgot what real hip hop is all about... This shit captures the true artistic essence of the streets.... No matter where you come from.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 11:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.71.236.7)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To tell the truth Lars I don't even rate deathrow material and although we agree on the eastcoast in terms of quality and historical significance I must quite honestly state that Pharcyde, and Heiro were highly gifted acts for me and they definately crack my list above the Hit Squad, Bad boy and Boot camp click for me even though I've admired those acts from back in the day!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 8:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Can yall decide?? is this Rakim joint 2 stars or 3 stars?? It is 1.5 stars to me!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 8:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Outside of the Death Row camp, you cannot give the west coast the edge over east coast. Tribe Called Quest, Boot Camp Click, Bad Boy camp, Hit Squad Camp (epmd, redman, das efx), Wu Tang camp, Nas, Gang Starr camp (Jeru & Group Home), OC, Big L, Diamond D & the DITC crew....you can't be serious that West Coast was banging more than these crews as a whole. Death Row was the biggest thing in the early 90's but Pharcyde & Hiero cannot crack this list of crews & artists.....
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 7:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.71.236.7)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Finally despite my bias towards eastcoast hiphop, I have acknowledged some decent westcoast acts, and I have also openly acknowledged that decent hiphop is produced everywhere regardless of location and colour/ethnicity and this east coast westcoast bullshit is becoming increasingly tiresome!!! Anyway back to Ra the long lay off has clearly affected you with this mediocre release in comparison to earlier classics but you still have the experience, talent and ability to come back stronger!!! and avoid these shit producers!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 7:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.71.236.7)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: In addition to my response to beyond1'or1 once again colour has no significance with talent. Regardless of being black or not if you're shit you're shit period!!! I openly acknowledge talent from Brother Ali, 7L Esoteric, Peanut Butter wolf, Elusive and more as talented caucasian hiphop acts, and as for the Puerto Ricans they played an integral role in the origins of contemporary hiphop culture whether you accept this or not. So open your eyes brother and see talent for what it is regardless of colour!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 7:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.71.236.7)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: There is indeed talent in every region regardless of all of our opinions/views, and in response to the entry from beyond1or'1 I actually listen to hiphop in foreign languages including German artists like Taktloss and Japanese hiphop artists like Muro and Blue herb and yes the underground cats from these countries can make beats and rhymes (as discoverd after seeking out translations), and I'm speaking as an open minded black male. Also despite my criticism of gangsta rap I've already acknowledged 'straightb outta compton' as a classic amongst others from the same genre!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 4:52:00 AM; Partial IP: .87.105.50)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: When it comes to the early 90's, I give the crown to West Coast on more so quality over quantity. I am NOT sayin the East didn't have quality MC's, cuz of course, there was plenty. I'm just sayin the new type of sounds and styles from the West left a serious mark in the game. 2Pacalypse Now, absolutely for sure. The Chronic and Doggystyle of the G-Funk, also '93 Til Infinity, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde of the underground... It's hard to argue this point with conviction cuz I could easily say it was the same feel for the South in the mid to late 90's. OutKast brought in that Southernplayalisticadillac (funky) muzik. ATLiens. Geto Boys told em We Can't Be Stopped. UGK held it Super Tight. The Neptunes began puttin in work with their production. I don't know. I'll give the East the win by victory in numbers, but I'd say every region had their time... Rakim had his time too. This album is smooth, but it doesn't reign as his "comeback".
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2009 12:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.159.219)
Location: det, city
Comment: i hate to say man dis cd aint what I espected to be but the God mc still on point with da rhymes but da producers he seleced is garbage he should have got better producers like premo pete rock kayne west dr.dre swiss beats 9th wonder this cd would got 5 stars and some
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 7:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.208.114)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: Who are you talking to? Maybe because the only people that listen to Bay Area hip-hop are people from the bay-area. No one cares.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 3:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak..the place to b
Comment: wat I dont get is why saafir can push j-stalin, and tajai can push beedaweeda, and casual is prob pushing the lil b.g's from his turf..but sway cant push nobody from oakland???wat part of the game is dat??cuz if I missed that in skool of hardknocks, then I need to go back and re-study
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 2:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: where's the Hobo, e-40, dangerous crew, luniz,etc??? and the fucked up thing about it, is that Sway is from the murder dubbs in east oakland
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 2:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: the fact is that the wake up show was gargling mobb deep's nuts in the golden era and didn't give no bay artists their props or play any bay music..that's why I don't listen to the wake up show, because their view in hip-hop holds no validation as far i'm concerned. 1. Wake up Show Anthem - (with Big L/Chino XL/Doug E. Fresh/AZ/Masta Ace) 2. Xzibit & Ras Kass 3. Jurassic 5 Promo 4. Jurassic 5 Live 5. Roots, The 6. DJ Babu 7. Eric B 8. Aladdin 9. Serch & Kurupt Pt. 1 10. Kurupt Pt. 2 11. Ahmad 12. Kurupt Pt. 3 13. Jay-Z 14. Voodo & Mykill Myers 15. DJ Babu Pt. 2 16. Snoop (Phone Call) 17. Classic Set - (with Kutmasta Kurt) 18. Special Ed Anthem 19. Special Ed Pt. 2 20. Key Kool & Special Ed 21. Akinyele 22. Akinyele Pt. 2 23. Dan Charnes the Hip-Hop Poet 24. Tech 9ne 25. Born Allah 26. Trigga the Gambler & Smooth da Hustla 27. LMNO 28. Sadat X 29. Cella Dwellas 30. Chino XL. 1. Warning / Anthem 2. Doug E. Fresh 3. Born Allah & Kool G. Rap 4. Mykill Miers & Arrogant 5. Wake up Show Anthem-Mexakinz 6. Born Jamericans 7. Krs One, Chino XL & Ras Kass 8. Tony Tiger 9. Ras Kass, Mykill Miers & Krs One 10. Boot Camp Clik-Wake up Show Anthem #2 11. Born Allah-Wake up Show Anthem #2 12. Mykill Miers & O.C. 13. Ugo, Saafir & Mad One 14. Ras Kass 15. Ahmad 16. Supernatural 17. King Just & Mad One 18. Wu Tang Clan-Wake up Show Anthem #4 19. Def Jef & Voodoo 20. Coolio & Ras Kass 21. Voodoo & Ed Lover 22. Phone Call & Special Ed 23. Alkaholiks & Xzibit 24. Arrogant 25. Casual, Saafir & Tajai 26. Interlude & Az 27. Mystikal, Snaggie Puss & Phil da Agony 28. Fugees & DJ Qbert 29. Outro-We'll Be Right Back - (take 6)
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 3:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .52.56.108)
Location: Vegas
Comment: Beyond 1 I was naming cats from the 90's that came out... What are the lupols, name them or add to them... I can't name every cat that was putting it down but feel free...Lone cats started in 97 doom came back in 97-98 on fondelem records with bobito garcia,I was naming act from 90-99 feel free to add your 2 cents.. I also know alternative so u can add that 2 your mix...AC big ups and I'm a big fan of Blu, Madlid, Fashawn, Quasimoto was my fav album and the lootpack is my shit.. Kazi, Cali wild, oh no Sauna, Declaim, they all get props from me... Stone Throws records...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 1:46:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: o.a.k
Comment: i never did see the hype with big L,,,he was an average mc who bit finesses style..
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 1:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: the land of funk
Comment: me..iv'e been listening to rap since Run and LL when I was 5 in 84, and rappin my whole life..so me being a conosuire and an mc, I can automatically tell when a person has skills,,,and yeah I did miss out on alot of the golden age due to the alternative rock scene..but ive gone back and repeeped it and I can repeep it again...i just told u most of the tightest rappers from the east...and how was cool C, epmd, redhead king pin, Kwame,,etc 80's shit around in the Golden age??? ur gap on the golden age is like 10 plus years...Lone Catalyts?? mF DOOM??? I can find so many loop holes to that list u put up d-train...its not even funny
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 1:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: the land of funk
Comment: every country trys to imitate america,,thats why u see japs with low ridas or germans sporting timbo's..Sure they can break and tag,,but that doesnt mean that they can rap or make beats,,the main part..and like c-bo was gettin letters in prison from switzalannd fans, zion I said that they would go to europe and be up on hella bay area old skool mobb music type of shit...thats why anywhere u go in Africa 2pac is worshipped...who cares if NWA are studio gangsters..they made great music.. u say u listen to meaningful and intelligent shit?? I listen to skills (hardwork, dedication, and sacrafice)..if the n*ggas emo, studio gangster, a real thug, or backpack,and heeee's black, and he can rap,,i'm all for it more then %100..
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/22/2009 1:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: the land of funk
Comment: testing,,cuz they trying to ban
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 9:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .175.55.24)
Location: Mexico
Comment: Y'all are crazy. how can you hate on dis CD
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 1:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.208.114)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: I think the beats are actually good on this album and is up to date in where hip-hop is. I am happy to hear he didn't take it back to the old style, as he has already perfected that, and moved on....there are some tracks I do not like on this album, but I don't think its a bad album, its good, but its not great.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 9:53:00 AM; Partial IP: .67.43.168)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Likewise D-Train I am late 30s in age and have one whole room dedicated to hiphop vinyl and CD'S. Since my earlier yrs in the game I've matured and I search for meaningful, intelligent and constructive lyrics from artists. In short I've never really liked gangsta rap but I can acknowledge that 'Straight outta compton, 'Amerikkas most wanted' Its a compton thang' 'straight checkin em' and 'music to drive by' were musical classics. However as most guys who are aware most gangsta rapprs are studio pranksters, and the few rare cats like Sinister from the west who released 'mobbin 4 life' lived up to the gangsta lifestyle and had been previously incarcerated was cruelly murdered in 94!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 9:39:00 AM; Partial IP: .67.43.168)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: D-Train as for the best producers I sincerely believe that these are predominantly eastcoast,like Pete Rock, Premier, Easy mo bee, Marley Marl, Q-tip, Rza, 4th Disciple, Bronze Nazareth, havoc, Nottz, No ID, Large Pro and much more as I'm too lazy to list them and I'll be typing all day but to prove that I am unbiased I believe that the producer of the moment is from the westcoast!!!!! The name??? Madlib!!! aka Quasimoto This guy is incredible, his beats are so dope and he also plays several instruments and performs with a live band. I believe that this gifted individual is truly spiritually blessed!! Finally to all the westcoast bros you have great producers such as Fat Jack, mumbles, Daddy Kev, Elusive but despite top record sales I will not acknowledge Dre, as I feel that this cat is far too overrated!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 9:29:00 AM; Partial IP: .52.56.108)
Location: Vegas
Comment: Yeah Doug lazy was a hip house cat that had some bangers...My bad for putting him on the list.. Well Said AC...I like pacs first 2 and that's it...People try to equate hip hop as just pac and biggie but it's so much more..I have so much hip hop in my catloge it's not funny and it kills me that people want to label it and coast it instead of enjoying it.. I'm 39yrs old so I've seen the game and supported the game...If your dope and Rep Hip Hop I probably own it..Much respect to the headz...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 9:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .67.43.168)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: As for the westcoast running things in the early 90s overall based on record sales with deathrow acts arguably yes! but during the 90s on an international scale amongst what was perceived to be hiphop purists most hiphop communities from the UK, GERMANY, HOLLAND, JAPAN, FRANCE were acknowledging the artists from the eastcoast. The countries mentioned are known to have the largest hiphop communities outside of the states especially Japan and Germany!!! Also in these countries Nas, Mobb Deep and Wu were colossal, Nas and Wu even achieved mainstream pop chart success especially Wu with older and more raw material!!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 9:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .67.43.168)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: In response to J-Aura I previously stated in earlier blogs that hiphop talent is now universal despite its origins. As for 2Pac??? His first 3 releases were indeed bangers despite mainstream appeal and I loved 2nd LP 'strictly for my n*ggaz' for his revolutionary concept passion and musical rawness, and I'm a real underground cat. However after 'Me against the world' he fell off in my eyes and since his death much of the 150 odd tracks from the archives have been garbage, and he's received martyrdom and nostalgia since his untimely passing. As for the brother D-Train I stated earlier that I couldn't be bothered to name all the class eastcoast acts because I'll be typing all day and I'd probably fill the page, but I openly acknowledge all of the great acts you've listed and much more except Doug Lazy!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2009 9:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .52.56.108)
Location: Vegas
Comment: J-Aura I got mad respect for you but not on this one, naw.. 2pacalypse was a dope joint but it didn't change the game..PE was already 2 albums deep on that and so was NWA... It's a great album but how did the West run the early 90's fam? I moved to West in 1990 and any hip spot you went to East Coast ran it and still does.. J read all the different artist that I listed and look at all the different styles that made the culture great.. Where your from has alot to on where your going & where you wind up at....So I guess another East Coast cat ran the west...Bx & Maryland fam..Shock G is also from NY...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 9:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .87.105.50)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: Damn. I don't know how this went from a Rakim album review to a Golden Age discussion, but... I figured I'd come in and say something. All the top artists from the East and West have already been listed, so... I'ma talk about one in particular. 2Pac. Now he may have been born in NYC, but his heart and soul comes from his experience in the Bay Area, West Coast. That ideology should be applied to ALL Hip-Hop artists, cuz like DATNIGGABEON1 said, "It's not where you from, it's where you at". As far as Hip-Hop's "Golden Age" is concerned, it's hard to say. But I CAN say that the early 90's was run by the West Coast. I say this due to the kind of impact the West had on the game. One album that represents this for sure is 2Pac's debut solo album, 2Pacalypse Now. Argueably, top 10 Hip-Hop albums of ALL-TIME, underground or mainstream. Not going off record sales. I'm going off raw emotion, subject matter, lyricism, and talent. He had the mentality from being raised by a family of Black Panthers. He exposed a lot of issues from police brutality, underhanded political agendas, the drug epidemic of the streets. Also, 2Pac's style on this album gave light to such classics as Nas's Illmatic.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 5:52:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Da Burgh, NJ, Vegas
Comment: Here you go: Tribe, Dela, Black Sheep, Jungle bros, Leaders,conscious back packers...Ultra, Diamond D, Show Biz, Big L, Fat Joe, Mobb, Cnn, Royal Flush, Mop, Mega, ACD Wu tang, Killer army, sons of man, Group Home Gemini the Gifted one, Grave Digga's,-Thug/street, Gang star, King Sun, PRT, Brand Nubian, Jeru, XClan, Killer Priest- Knowledge.. Organized Konfusion, Fushnikins, Das Efx, LOTUG word play.... Umc, boogie monsters, Question Mark Aselym- conscious cats... Artifcats, Company Flow,- Taggin cats.... I can go on for days but you get the picture...Not forgotten, Epmd, Red man, K-solo, Stezo, 3times dope, Jamal, Illegal, Beatnuts, OC, Mood, Lone Catalysts, Latifah, Kwame,Red Head King Pin, Doug Lazy, Cool C, Roots, Heather B, Lin Q, Outsidas, INI, Pete Rock & CL, CRU, Top Quality, Dirt Nation, Da King & I, 2 Kings in a Cipha, Sir Menlik,Main Source, Large Pro, MF Doom, 3rd Base, KMD, OGC, Black Moon, Helta Skelta.. I'll end on that note but we can do producers next......
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 5:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: I'm that actual cat that was having the discussion with Bean1 but I haven't been able to get back on until now...All you cats stole my thunder so fuk yall (Joking)!!!! Common did the tightest dis ever on cube and his wack as crew.... He wrote I used to love her to explain how the game changed but cube opened his mouth and got slayed.... Mack 10 your more like a 22 lol.....
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 3:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .68.143.50)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: datn*ggabeon1 you are entitled to your views like everyone else, but how can you diss great artists from the MECCA yes I'll repeat THE MECCA of hiphop music and culture??? In earlier blogs you dissed Mainsource, DITC Crew, Premier as average???? In reading your entries I can only conclude that you deliberately set out to antagonise the brethren of hiphop culture with blasphemies here. Kinda like someone deliberately spitting on the q'uran in front of a dedicated muslim, or someone burning a bible in the presence of a devout christian? You can't be that retarded surely????
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 2:04:00 PM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
Location: pa
Comment: I know it's fooled
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 1:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
Location: Phila
Comment: My man Tim Dog trashed Compton,dude is really sayinf E-40 has the best flowyo my man s mad annoying,you were talking about the 90's son,What about Black Moon and Boot Camp Clik,or Wu-Tang,and Killarmy,Lord Finesse,D.I.T.C,dogg you sound madd dumb.Them artists I named were crazy in the 90's,Queensbridge was running the 90's,LaLa big city of dreams,but everything in La,ain;t always what it seems,you might get stomped if you come from outta ton,cause we coming from Queens,
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 12:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.167.200)
Location: BX
Comment: Common made that record because Ice Cube was a phony n*gga and the west watered down everything and made the shit commercial/pop. Hip Hop was dope before the West added their bullshit. Fuckin Ice Cube Doing St.Ides commercials and proclaiming to be a muslim. That shows how fake the west and Ice Cube is. Doing whatever is poppin at the time to make money. Including being a sambo and shuckin and jivin for the the white label owners. He goes from makin Amerikkas Most to make some wack track called "we be clubbin". Logically you cannot make that transaction unless you a fake n*gga. Stupid n*gga. "wow ur a racist kkk???" How can I be racist if I'm black you dumb Nigger. I'm black, you are a n*gger son. Put on the white gloves and start dancin n*gger. This n*gga is lost.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 10:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.70.61.15)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Sorry for so many blogs peeps as I'm off work sick and bored at home. Before datn*ggabeon1 launches a tirade of abuse at my self I just wanna openly acknowledge some classis westcoast acts: Pharcyde, Hiero crew, Living Legends (Scarub my fave) Rasco, Planet Asia(before he fell off) Dilated Peeps, basik, Heratik, Encore and Executive Lounge crew, Peanut Butter Wolf, Declaime aka Dudley Perkins, Madlib(probably the producer of the mo)Dredd Scott, Digital Underground, Blackalicious (absolutely dope) Myka 9, Aceyalone, Self Jup, Pe.a.c.e (formerly freestyle fellowship) Ab Rude, Bus stop, Awol one and shape shifters, Daddy Kev, Elusive (slept on beats smith) L'roneous (Dreamweavers) Spoon of Iodine and much more in my vinyl collection. As for the eastcoast if I begin to list the talents over the years I'll be typing all day long!!!!! Peace!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 8:55:00 AM; Partial IP: .69.46.179)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Whether peeps accept this or not Eastcoast releases: 'criminal minded' 'critical beatdown' '3feet high and rising' 'De la soul is dead' 'Nation of milions''follow the leader' 'illmatic' 'step in the arena' low end theory' 'breaking atoms' 'mr hood' and loads more I could list for pages are perceived to be highly respected and acknowledged masterpieces from famous music icons such as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, as well as a number of famous classical musicians etc who have acknowledged their appreciation of hiphop music and culture in various interviews. So explain that???
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 8:47:00 AM; Partial IP: .69.46.179)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Finally whether East or west coast great talent is universal and not defined by location!!! The westcoast has produced some great acts like Souls, and old Rass (material before he fell off)but that was the only decent example of westcoast talent from datn*ggabeon1. The unbiased truth is many eastcoast hiphop releases are viewed as masterpieces regardless of sales universally from critics of all genres and ethnicities whether peeps accept this or not!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 8:37:00 AM; Partial IP: .69.46.179)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: In addition the term Golden era is not just defined by hiphop enthusiasts but music critics from all genres of modern day contemporary music and most Golden era classics are for some reason predominantly from Eastcoast artists in the eyes of the majority in the music industry period!!! Record sales do not equate to greatness indeed. However the Westcoast has produced some great hiphop artists/acts but the artists datn*ggabeon1 defines as great appeal to adolescents and immature adults. Tupac was cool but like Biggie was overrated as they received martyrdom from cruel deaths. Many living artists from back in the day until now are much superior MC's and lyricists than Pac or Biggie!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 8:28:00 AM; Partial IP: .69.46.179)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: I couldn't resist addressing this debate between Big_D and datn*ggabeon1 so here is my view. Big_D has absolutely obliterated datn*ggabeon1 in this East coast Westcoast debate in my opininion. Nothing personal but the Golden era was defined as the late 80's as well as much of the 90's because 'Follow the leader' 'Criminal minded' 'critical beatdown' and 'it takes a nation of millions are several releases from the 80's which are classed as 'Golden era classics' period!!! The west coast has indeed produced some decent MC'S but kurupt, E-4O and Tu-pac (who apparently was born in the Eastcoast originally) were average at best as examples! Freestyle Fellowship MC's, Ab Rude, Bus stop amongst others should have been examples of dope westcoast MC's. On the Eastcoast Prince Po, Pharoah, Kool Keith, supernatural, Craig G, amongst others on the East are absolute fire and would destroy Kuruopt and E-4O on the mic period!!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 3:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: "YOU dumb corny country bwoy n*gga. This n*gga likes that shuckin and jivin rap. Nigga is a straight up Sambo. House n*gger." wow ur a racist kkk???? I hope I never have to see u..and fuck ya mama, and aunty, and grandma u BITCH
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 3:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: Common made Used to Love her because the west coast was killing u cats and common knew it ,,,like dude said in the chatroom..ice cube was riding around new york , balling without a vest. Common was crying like a sucka, cuz we took that bitch "hip-hop" from him in the 90's..lol
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 1:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 7.164.44.2)
Location: BX
Comment: Sales do not equate greatness. To use an example like Michael Jackson is ridiculous and you a dumb country motherfucker to use that. MJ is a once in a lifetime talent YOU dumb corny country bwoy n*gga. This n*gga likes that shuckin and jivin rap. Nigga is a straight up Sambo. House n*gger. "sold more than any rapper you know, stfu" haha this kid is a joke yo. That's some country ass shit to say. And he ends it with "seek guidance from your gay roommate" ! Yo, this n*gga is fuckin dumb. You a fuckin turd ass n*gga.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2009 1:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 7.164.44.2)
Location: BX
Comment: Souls of Mischief had the best lyrical album ever??? Nah, don't think so son. They couldn't hold a candle to Organized Konfusion. Pharoahe Monch shits on the whole west coast in the 90's. Freestyle Fellowship/Pharcyde were all sons of Ultramagnetic Mc's and Organized Konfusion. Saafir didn't invent off beat flowing. It was already being done by kool keith. Ask Saafir he will tell you where his influence came from. Saafir was dope before the Hit List album. E-40 is dope. I give you that. That was an original Nigga. The only thing the west brought to the table was how to water down the industry and turn it into a greedy monster. Nas is way more visual than Kurrupt. The whole Wu Tang movement in the 90's shits on the west coast. NY was already selling records on the streets and independently. How you think Showbiz & AG got a deal?? What you think Prism records was back in the day before it merged with Cold Chillin' and got distributed by warner?? The west taught us that?? You a dumb house n*gger. The only thing the west brought was fake gangsta rap. That's it. Organized Konfusion > Hiero ODB > Brotha Lynch Hung NAS > Kurrupt Pharoahe Monch > 3x crazy
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 7:06:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: The Infamous is one of the best albums ever in hip hop... I can't stand E-40 but he does his thing... Kurrupt from philly never says anything in his Rhymes, he just sounds good like Keith Murray...Safir & hobo junction is cool but nothing special.... Souls are the shit and so is the Pharacyde and there styles are similar to East Coast MCs....Brotha Lynch is a morbid gangbanger gone necrophilia so he's wack... Aceyalone is real nice, Del is nice...You only named 5 mugs from the east and half of them are in the WU...It's not even close.. I give y'all props for gangbangin on the mic...That is all West Coast...
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 6:53:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: I'm not into Pac anyway but they use to call him MC New York.. His music an origin was birthed in New York, He was 17 when he moved to Marin County....
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 5:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: cats in NY were mobb deeped out at that time, and mobb deep are mediocre rappers.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 5:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: pac was from the bay..its not where your from its where u at...lets see in the 90's the west had the "back pack underground, the gangster underground, and the mainstream on lock.. E-40's whole style is a lyrical masterpiece..he raps regular, doubletimes, gets off-beat and is back on the beat, (all that technique in 2 bars) Saafir invented off-beat flowing..( and served all the Ny mc's who were trying too hate in NY at a hip-hp show) Souls of mischief had the "best lyrical album" ever..93 till infinite..They were using bigger words then rakims whole vocubulary...Aceyalone. Kurrupt had the tightest visual vocabulary...Brotha lynch hung had a tight style...3x krazy (keak da sneak, ager man, and B.A) were mangling mics..Agerman was double timing without double timing and multi syllable rhyming and Keak was changing his pitch, delays and flow structure..Your naming classic albums,,,im naming classic lyriclists...We taught the east rapping styles and also taught them how to sell music on the streets and get an independent record lable,,,The only east coast cat that was around in that time period,, was redman, buckshot shorty, method man, rza, ghost, gza, nas, and thats about it,,cuz I cant think of anyone else..
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 2:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas, Da Burg, NJ
Comment: For the record the West was never serving the East Coast.. I've been in Vegas since 1990 and the East Ran this mug.. When I go to underground clubs in La NY runs all the music being played... On a commercial level I give to the West Coast.. Bean1 name your dope West Coast cats from 90-99 and I'll name the East Coast ones.....Let see who gets more prop and who has more classic LP's and MC's.... I'm down with the underground West Coast and always will be and I respect what they've done for the art but they can touch the East Coast Period... Daz(Oklahoma), Kurupt(philly) pac(NY), Ice T(NJ), Tash(Ohio)& xzibit(detroit) are from other places...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 12:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 189.251.61)
Location: Da Dirty Southeast
Comment: It's not classic Rakim but it's not a wack cd either.Complaining about the singing hooks? How many of your favorite hiphop joints didn't have a hook sung on a record(sampled or live)? "holy are you"disappointed me too,but it don't mean the cd is wack.Still, some Golden Era producers(Pete Rock,Dj Premier,Large Pro,Marley Marl etc..)Would've made it an instant classic in my book.I understand being let down by an old school fave (MC Ren's new cd is gar-Bahge)but I like most of the tracks on this joint.Ra is still a beast lyrically and deserves your respect.3 stars for me
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 11:46:00 AM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
Location: PHILA
Comment: Big DADDY KANE,KOOL G RAP,RAKIM,LL COOL J,EPMD,COOL C,KHADAFI,MC SHAN,KOOL HERC,SUGARHILL GANG,FAT BOYS,GRANDMASTER FLASH & FURIOUS 5,KRS ONE,SCOOT LAROCK,ENGLAND'S OWN SLICK RICK,STEATASONIC,UMC'S,mELLEY MEL,CRAIG G,BEASTIE BOYS,SALT N PEPPA,DOUG E FRESH,SPOONIE G,SCHOOLEY D,PETE ROCK,CL SMOOTHE,HEAVY D,QUEEN LATIFA,KOOL MOE D,GOLDEN ERA TO NAME A FEW,AND THE WINNER IS ME
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 11:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: the golden era, early 90's..oh u thought the golden era was in the 80's????wtf?lol..Rakim isnt Allah or God..
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 11:33:00 AM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
Location: Phila
Comment: Just listened to the whole album,and I don't know what you people are talking about,the beats are hot as shit,this is better than most releases this year,what do u expect him to put out shitthat you like.This album is hottt.Much respect,don't pay attention to these dude's,they get off of spreading nonsense on the web,cause they are JIVE TURKEYS,get a life people,hip hop is bigger then just what you want,IGNORANCE.all these people hatin tells me you did a good job,bunce of weirdo's
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 10:22:00 AM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
Location: Phila
Comment: Dude slow your role,I can tell you have no idea what your talking about,any mc you can think of,Rakim would thrash em.Rakim is the roots of the slow flow.Respect your elders,Immortal Tech is hot,but for wordplay,and lyrics,Rakim Allah is God,dumb ass dudes,what is wrong with these stupid fake ass hip hop heads.Anyone who respects Underground or just good hip hop,wouls tell ya no matter what Rakim puts out,he will always be a legend,in a lot of peoples eyes,including your top 5 artists,So fall back and keep your ignorance to yourself,your taste of music must be suspect,And Datn*gga Kurupt is from Philly,East coast is the golden era,crpress hill,nwa,but D.O.C is from Texas,and Luniz,thats not quite golden,its hot though,but saying The West killed the East in the golden era just sounds ignorant.What is wrong wit you idiots
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 8:08:00 AM; Partial IP: .87.105.50)
Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
Comment: First of all, you should watch how you talk about Israel. Israel is STILL holy sacred land, period. I have no particular view about the Jews or Palestines that fight over the land, but don't just loosely slander the area for the hell of it. Mean what you say in the eyes of the Father above, that's all. As for this album, it's pretty fresh. The hooks are a lil stale, but the lyrics have always been there with Rakim, on some albums more than others. This album's not necessarily the top of his collection, but his voice and opinion is still relevant.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 7:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: LARS loves the fact that people are now free to speak the truth about Rakim!!! I hope I have liberated many of you to speak the truth about some of these icons who have let us down! This album is worse than "The Master"!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 6:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 39.242.133)
Location: Eric B garden shed
Comment: I wouldnt be surprised if Rakim or his henchmen were on here spreading propaganda, thats what Zionists do to make people think Israel is good, they flood the internet with propaganda shit 24/7. Some agents on here keep talking about Rakim ''dropping knowledge'', he isnt dropping nothing but his pants to do a shit, PERIOD!, how the fuck can people say that this albums got ''science'' or ''knowledge'' oh so dumb fucks think ''Holy Are U'' is knowledge? hahaha! that shit just got himself thinking hes the ''God Mc'' and the last verse just got some lines about the Quran and Moses and Prophet Mohammed, just because he mentioned religious stuff dont make him some sort of teacher, the album just praises himself!. Rakim is so out of touch with reality, that he still thinks he can rap, and by the way im not a fan of Jay Z but I liked ''The Watcher Part 2'' with Rakim and Dre, Rakim killed that verse! if you want knowledge then go listen to Immortal Technique, Rakim could only dream of dropping shit like him, the propaganda that Rakims henchmen are spreading is sad, just listent to the lyrics of this album, they are shit! you guys are making Rakim look even more stupid by giving him false credit. Da Flame Floa is Rakim having a fit of rage, if people cared so much about knowledge then they wouldve mentioned Immortal Technique, and your calling us mentally dead!? your like the Zionist Jewish - Evangelical Christian lunatics who flood the internet with pro IsraHelly propaganda
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 2:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: it's funny when n*ggas think that cats on the westcoast are lying when we say we were killing the east coast in the golden era
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 1:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: the only one to ever serve kurrupt was redman on the pac track, but kurrupt did serve krs in freestyling and crooked I on the step up tarck
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 1:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.159.219)
Location: DETROIT, MI
Comment: first of all all u muthafuckas whose dissin da R is mentelly dead to the science creativity get ya heads out the guttas yaw must be listing to bullshit out there like soulja gucci mane south mcs gargage they aint saying shit on the mic yaw need to get your heads out the guttas and get into mathamatics im speaking God terms 5% if not u comprehending dat means u mentally dead to the culture of hip hop regardless if the r is played out or not because all that shit is said about the god is just mentelly dead muthafuckkas now where yo mind at one!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 1:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: smif n wessun just had hella swag(style) and cool lyrics and good personality..yeah they were tight with that,,but didnt have the fire delivery..like flows,,,,they were the 1995's Mos Def...i cant hate tho,,they made a classic album regardless. n*ggas love to hate on the bay up here..yeah kurrupt was one of the best lyricists back then, so was E-40,,,Yukmouth was tight...u need to go re-peep those rappers (circa 95-99) around that time period..kurrupt served 2000 emcees in one nite back in the days and has been know to freestyle for 4 hours...dude really used to be one of the best
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2009 1:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 10.212.143)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: i have been listening to this album throughout the week trying to give it a chance but its like a bitch album...for real the best track on there is track 12 but he is talking about "sweet love" not what I want to hear on a best track 8 and 11 are okay but 9 and 13 is where it starts to get wack. regardless its either a wack far from hip hop beat or some of these wack ass featurings that start some really shity singing hooks...rakim is not the god anymore...he is a dummy. the master lp was okay but blew this lp out the water
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 10:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 163.128.89)
Location: earth
Comment: Ra kicked some shit, hey dicksuckers goto a msg board with your soap opera 2pac fag talk shit here for hip hop heads.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 10:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: Yo d-stroi!did you get a chance to check the Freestyle Professor joint?? @datn*ggabeon1 yo I rarely agree with u but when u mention Rassy Kassy , u know ur on point..Golden Chyld prod by premier is def an underground classic banger! ey an u must be happy bout the souls new realease comin..joints gonna be rediculous
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 6:56:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: I hate to say it but you finally named someone good with Percee P..... But to say E-40, kurrupt & the Luniz are better lyricists u are lunchin...Hobo Junction was live but no smiff N Wesson...Smiff N Wesson had dope word play beats and steez on the mic....
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 6:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: "time and age has nothing to do with the ability to cultivate lyrics and create a product for people to listen to. " slam poetry has tight lyrics, dat doesnt mean im going to cop da shit jus cuz of lyrics
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 6:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: Point said, Rakim lost his flows,,,even teddy Riley couldnt help him out to bring his style back
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 6:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: i didnt say the cd was mediocre,,the cd (or tape which I had) is still a classic..Smif n wesun's lyrics and flows are mediocre compared to the artists that were around that time period ( e-40, rass, kurrupt, hiero, hobo, luniz, nas, method man, rza, ghost, buckshot, aceyolone, pharcyde,) just to name a few....and yeah like Lars said "there are dozens of reppers running circles around rakim" Percee P has been runnin circles around Rakim for hella years...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 5:39:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: Dah Shinin is a classic CD Period... Your man Pac doesn't have an album even close to that...Yea I said it !!!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 4:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.144)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: dah shinin was mediocre? or lyrics mediocre? that album is probably the best underated cd to date period
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 3:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: The problem with the album is that Rakim did not connect well with the production which was subpar..... I would like to see him with the following producers, Premo, Oddisee, Jake one, Marco Polo...They would give him a nice east coast vibe.. On his light joints he could mess with Pete Rock, Illmind, 9th & Krysis... He also waited to long to put something out, so the game keeps changing... He needs to rap to Masta Ace who always manages to stay relevant in a game that always changes.... I agree with your points J.Murdock u stole my thunder while I was typing......
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 3:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 132.143.39)
Location: Belleville, USA
Comment: I like that Rakim is letting people know that time and age has nothing to do with the ability to cultivate lyrics and create a product for people to listen to. However, I have a few dislikes with this album. This release is long overdue (for me). I think if a project in the works will be timely, the end result should keep listeners wanting more. I feel as if in between there could have been a decent mix tape of some sort. He probably could have provided material that he has never released to keep our attention. The next flaw is a really big thing for me. Production, production, production! I think a really good selection of music from other producers would have done this album good. Producers like 9th Wonder, Dj Premier, and maybe some Pete Rock just to name a few. I think his flow was good but not at its best. Personally, I like his step into the ring and hand it to the opponent delivery. To summarize.. The seventh Seal is decent but not solid. Something to listen too but not enough to keep me as the listener interested. This album too is an acquired taste for listeners. But, for me it just sounds as if this album was released to keep money in the pocket. I sincerely hope "Just release it, it will sell" was not the attitude toward this album.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 2:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: Rakim has run out of steam...there are dozens of MC's running circles around dude right now. Nas, Jada, Papoose, Joell Ortiz..to name a few.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 12:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: and it's more like a mental thing.....u can lose your flows in less then a week if u give up on rapping..i tried to give up hip-hop for a week and my mind state put it, that I didn't want to rap again..when I tried to rap the next week I lost my flows, but 2 weeks later I got my flows back, and came even tighter.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 12:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: yeah..this shit was wack...I dunno if Rakim lost his flows or he cant keep up with todays pace flow standards in music...its like how run dmc trys to make new songs,,,their flows are out dated to newer style beats..this lp was corny as hell and real soft...thx Rakim, but no thx
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 12:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: even "the shinin" mediocre lyrics,))),,but that album is still one of my favorites to this day
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 12:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: aight,,,i had to humble myself down when I was layin in bed this morning..Rakim, has always been a tight emcee. So im a be st8 up..i havent heard this lp yet, only the 4 songs that were released last month...basically to me the 5th element in hip-hop should be the "beat makers" from wat I heard I didnt like the beats on this album, so I cant really fuck wit it.. like Quik said"Lyrics aint nothing if the beat aint smacking/ and these beats crackin, thats why the gees keep stackin/ I dont read up on any articles so I dont know the proceess on how Rakim's beats get selected...I know that Dre was givin him beats and telling him to rap "gangster"..which might of worked, but thats not Rakim..so i'll peep the album 2day and give u my overrall perspective, (not that u need it) lol
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 10:56:00 AM; Partial IP: .168.169.4)
Location: raleigh
Comment: this cd is not that great people as a real hip hop fan who has every single rakim album from eric b and rakim to the master this is wack for rakim. if it were anyone else I would say it is decent but for him wack. he is def a legend and a hip hop pioneer but I guess some legends need to just stay legendary and not continue. krs one, kool g rap, big daddy kane, slick rick, they can all still spit rediculously and all still deliver above average cds now but I think rakim has fallen and cant get up like that old commercial in the 90's!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 10:33:00 AM; Partial IP: .2.167.162)
Location: NEWYORK NEWYORK
Comment: FIVE MICS
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 10:08:00 AM; Partial IP: .2.167.162)
Location: NEWYORKNEWYORK
Comment: CLASSIC... RAW HIP HOP.... PERIOD,, POINT, BLANK,
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 9:24:00 AM; Partial IP: .72.46.159)
Location: Minnetonka,MN
Comment: The science is the essence of hip hop! The ability to create a flow combined with the ability to interpret the reality we live in is classic. If you think Wayne flows lets go back to his beginning..hot boyz and 500 degreez, that n*gga was garbage, wayne ain't never been through anything of substance, he is on the dumb down south tip.. I lived many places and don't MC's dont have money on their mind..IT IS QUALITY OVER QUANTITY!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 7:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: Science isn't believing in a mythical man creating a race of humans..thats a fairy tale not science..
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 7:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak..the place to b
Comment: "or since you mention it "know the ledge" from juice soundtrack. " the acting skills from bishop is fading "know the ledge" "You don't even know X or the blackwatch movement so don't use that name in vein son." the original Professor X from the x-men chump,,u know the comic book that stan lee created,,that sold and made more then any rapper u know..stfu ohhh!!u mean the science behind the 7?? oh "god" ..numbers have had different symbolic meanings around the world for over 1000's of years..i guess I am a house n*gger since I know how to read u racist basturd. And how would I be a "house n*gger" if im hanging in the "corn fields" like a field n*gger??? SALES do not equate greatness????? (RIP MJ) we love u (not like these iggnorant haters dat say sales doesnt equate to a legend) AND ya sucka if ur writing and recording in the studio all day ur bound to lyrics up..i'm from the country??? So actually u got served my friend and u need to seek guidance..maybe from ur gay room mate..
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 6:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 9.6.112.62)
Location: Boston
Comment: i dont know why he didnt have people like krs-one , kool g rap , big daddy kane , or gza on this . the rhymes are good the hooks are terrible . beats werent that good either
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 3:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 238.120.21)
Location: Detroit
Comment: The first couple of tracks are musically just ok. I can deal with them. The last couple tracks musically are pretty good, I gotta say. Now THE RHYMES. THIS MUTHAPHUCKA, is he ever gonna get wack on the mike? I mean Goddamn this n*ggaz rhymes are NUCLEAR!!! The worst part, it feels like this cats flow is EFFORTLESS!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 2:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 7.164.44.2)
Location: BX
Comment: Datn*gga is a fool. My native tongue??? Ha my native tongue is hip hop son. We started that shit. IF by native tongue you are referring to or assuming I'm white, YOU are an idiot.You don't know who I am . Assuming is for asses. How does studio ethics equal lyricism??? Tell me one "weezy" or "tupac" song that is conceptually better than "casualties of war" or since you mention it "know the ledge" from juice soundtrack. Like I said, sales do not equate greatness. Mocking the 7th seal. You don't even know the science behind the number 7. You a dumb house n*gger. I can tell because you listen to that house n*gger shit. That country bumpkin shit. Hip Hop is urban son. Not no fuckin hangin in the cornfields music that you like. You ain't professor x'in nobody. You don't even know X or the blackwatch movement so don't use that name in vein son. You just a confused country bwoy. Go ride a fuckin horse ya house n*gger. You a disgrace to Oakland . Fuckin Herb.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 2:06:00 AM; Partial IP: .106.70.34)
Location: Seriously...
Comment: Pac vs. KRIS???? Are... you... serious? Good night. I see we have lost touch with our current state of ready altered reality. Weezy sleeps in the studio to produce dust?!?!? My house does that on its own. Talentless... lifeless hack that my house is. Let's leave my house out of this conversation though. My house didn't do nothing to nobody. For someone who may not like this duck, Weezy; you sure are doing alot of quacking... It's a rap dude. Your views are better served from long range through the dirty windows of decrepit false hopes. Again I bid you good night.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2009 12:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.235.77)
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Comment: I love Rakim but the last 3 he dropped are average at best.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 10:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.252.125)
Location: Fl
Comment: alright this is my final rating. ive listened to it a couple times, n im glad it came out this year cause hip hop is a lil weak this year if it came out a couple years back I might see it different but these r the times. some age better rakim hasnt it not a purchase yall support skyzoo release this year it more reminiscent of a solid album lyrics flow n beats
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 8:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 5.72.22.27)
Location: Minnetonka,MN
Comment: How can yall talk about that GOD in that way....rakim changed the game up.....Jay-z hasn't been hot since the vol 3.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 7:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 200.154.41)
Location: garbage
Comment: P.S. Most of y'all probably own a copy of the new Jay Z joint and think it's hot, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Whatever happened to Soulfood or Moment of truth? I guess we should all wear tight jeans and wear Kanye shades and buckteeth and get in touch with our feminin side. Shiit. Drop some knowledge on that.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 7:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 200.154.41)
Location: garbage
Comment: This is the album to set the example. Read carefully, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU ARE , LEGEND OR NOT IT'S EASY TO SOUND LIKE DOGSHIT QUICK AND FALL OFF AND SELL OUT. Other examples last Guru release, last M.O.P. release (a couple hot ones on there anyway)and the last Murs release. Sorry I don't care what country you come from tthis shit is weak, and if you can't accept that then you think a synthesizer sounds good in hip hop, go kill yourself.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 6:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: u better put ya jugganaught helmets on b4 u " step into the arena" cuz i'm Proffesor X'ing these chumps in the forums.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 6:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: "Consider what you JUST said and then ask yourself what you should believe... and then studio ethic like who???? Oh u didnt know pac had like 500 unreleased songs b4 he died? oh u didnt know Weezy sleeps in the studio and records back to back? i'm not saying I like weezy, but he has hunger in his studio ethic....sorry chump,,u got old skool "moted!!!!!" (killing all debates in any thing hip-hop related, even Krs could take a L fuckin with datn*gga)
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 6:06:00 PM; Partial IP: .194.119.4)
Location: Houston TX
Comment: Yall wanna know Rakim you have to listen to the lyrics. My opinion track 8 "Satisfaction Guaranteed" Thats Rakim!!! All those hatin need to recognize ain't no such thing as an album that has all bangers. Most albums are 20% Dope and 80% garbage and thats real Aiigghhtt!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 5:52:00 PM; Partial IP: .166.24.66)
Location: Vancouver
Comment: Yo man the seventh seal doesn't stand for 7 years in hip hop. It's actually a philosophical reference and also a Biblical one too. How could you make such an assumption. Hit the books man. Hip Hop is about knowledge man and once again you represent your lack of it. Shameful dude... shameful.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 5:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .243.173.6)
Location: On One Accord
Comment: Thank you to all who are advocates of the truth. My only point is (was) that in the 80s Ra had the solution... this dude was the answer. THE pioneer of complex wordplay (Dig it… complex) Honestly. I will give him ALL the respect he deserves as this pioneer. He is just that. A pioneer... a legend. DNBO1 honestly be ON one. “Dat one” may be the pole of Dre's dick as you have certainly been shafted… bamboozled (you know the rest). Ummmmm.... anyway. The comparisons you draw dude, not real like your opinions of HipHop... cartoon to me. They should be outlined in black marker and colored vibrantly like your judgment. All good brotha. If you were right, I am man enough to take my lumps, unfortunately for you you lost track of your point and I am loungin’ record still intact. Apology accepted. No no no… seriously, I accept… get off your knees.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 5:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: housinsuckasinceweezygotranout
Comment: i'm mockin your native toungues...the last I heard from rakim was "the watcher 2" couldnt sell a million under the interscope policy..."outta here" couldnt get any good producers for any albums since the juice soundtrack "outta here" ..even pac touched down from the pen and managed to go "DIAMOND!!!!" on interscope.. "the God has had more than 20 years in hip hop." yeah,,from paid in full to don't sweat the technique...5 years... i think he actually only had like 7 years in hip-hop...hence..the 7 seal
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 5:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .166.24.66)
Location: Vancouver
Comment: You guys are right... Ra didn't come as correct as he used to. These are different days and times though. Rakim still has a place in the history of hip hop and not this album or his last one can ever take that away. You guys can hate all you want on him but it still wont change his legendary status and not to mention his influence on many of the emcees that we've all nodded our heads to. "Don't Sweat the Technique" is still one of my most favorite songs. At the end of the day, disrespect is not called for. Stop looking at an isolated event, the God has had more than 20 years in hip hop. Why take one or even 3 of his LPs and try to come to some grand conclusions about "who" Rakim is as an emcee. Bashing him is just straight up unwarranted; it's alright to say that he "fell off" or that "he's just not the same" but trashing Rakim as an emcee who dropped knowledge 20 years ago and influenced whole careers is straight up illegitimate and unwarranted. You can't go that far. I wont call anyone out but some of you like to come on this site and talk like your some Hip Hop Guru whose opinion should be venerated. That's some bull shit and you misrepresent an entire culture that has strained for years to transcend such idle frivolousness. It's straight up garbage. You are the "internet" cats that emcees drop sarcastic remarks about in their verses all the time. You shame the culture and your wack as fuck.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 3:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.167.200)
Location: harlem
Comment: Datn*gga is just mocking himself! He got clowned! What a weak come back! Killer bro...you wack n*gga.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 90.248.160)
Location: ny
Comment: one day it will all come to be, the one we all are searching for will unveil himself when time creates an void for him to climb out of nothingness and embrace the world.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I am sooo glad that people are starting to see the light. I have been stating this since this little comment board started moneths ago: Rakim is FINISHED. Just as I predicted this album is garbage. Big_D & Juvenile Tramp stole words from my mouth...big ups to them! Clearly Big_D is an OG...(BILL BLAST!!!)..not many of you know who that is...but that was certainly a name from the past...I demand an apology for those who said I was some dumb Swede for bashing Rakim. The man is done like a turkey at 8pm on Thanksgiving!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 8:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oak
Comment: hammer sold 300,000 recently with his new underground hip hop lp released on an indie........daz n quik man? seriously dude....muti-platinum producers dude..indie gold producers dude..cmon man? seriously bro..totally fuckin killer bro..mind bending metaphores bro. similes n wordplay n metaphores make a great mc bro......stfu...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 4:24:00 AM; Partial IP: .73.41.175)
Location: Netherlands
Comment: The one star is for Holy Are U. Considering this is Rakim, one of the greatest of all time, the rest of the album is weak beyond imagination, production wise and lyrically. Hiphop's legends should not release albums anymore. This album misses an inspired mc and a budget for dope beats.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2009 1:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 39.242.105)
Location: British Slave Colony
Comment: Rakim is one of the pioneers of complex worldplay in rap, but im disapponted with this album, 7th Seal does not live up to Rakims legacy as ''Tha God Mc'' Most of the beats are good but his flow sounds weak, you can tell he isnt putting his heart into the songs plus the lyrics arent anything amazing, they wont blow your mind or make you rewind any track. After all the hype and after all the years waiting im not happy with Rakim, what the fuck was he doing all those years? he got dropped or left from Aftermath Entertainment, he had all those years to watch and learn from the underground and the mainstream, he had all those years to craft his style and write lyrics. The first track on the album's called ''How To Emcee'' the song is pure garbage total shit! its called HOW TO EMCEE and he talks total shit over a cheap Myspace sounding bedroom beat, then you have the single ''Holy Are U'' another piece of crap which is a total shame for hiphop and the art of rap. If you want the real Rakim then get Follow The Leader, and Paid In Full those 2 are classics in hiphop! plus his first solo album Master is ok. Ive been waiting since I was 13 in 2002 for Rakims comeback then I heard Jay - Z ''The Watcher Part 2'' with Dre Dre and Rakim, when I heard Rakims verse I though hes going to comeback strong FUCK YOU RAKIM MY FINGERS HURT YOUR A DISGRACE TO RAP..all those years gone and he gives us this ''myspace'' bedroom rapper crap
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 11:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .52.56.108)
Location: Vegas
Comment: Big D you've been around by your comments and I agree with you... But the Beon1 dude has no merit to anything that he says...Bean since you don't really like any albums or underground Mc's why are you on here getting clowned everyday by real heads ??? You just compared the Doc & Mc Ren to Rakim... lol... They are both good mcs and I respect both of them, but your way off base and sound stupid... Daz and Quick man, are you serious, you sound like a person who hasn't seen anything or been around anyone other than a gang banger from Cali... The world is bigger than just your lil world man... BTW some of Pacs best beats came from Stretch.....Your whole style is chump Beon1.....
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 10:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 7.164.44.2)
Location: BX
Comment: First of all, we all know that sales does not equal talent nor greatness. If that was the case then Hammer is god. WE all know that isn't true. As far as who the greatest is?? That's all opinion. One person's greatest is anothers garbage. As for D.O.C being better than Rakim?? As dope as D.O.C was, he only had one album. Rakim had 3 great albums, paid in full, follow the leader and don't sweat the technique. I don't know how you can compare the two when DOC didn't have comparable output. Sure he wrote a lot of the stuff for NWA and Dre. But that's ghostwriting. Let's face it, this Rakim album is wack. Straight up. I love RA, but he fell off long ago. He's trying to stay current, and it's just not working. All this talk about who's the greatest etc.. People are easily brainwashed. When you have a million dollar campaign with everybody saying such and such is the greatest, the sheep will follow. Especially when it's plastered all over MTV . There are a lot of unsung heroes in this culture. The ones that get the most publicity are the ones who respect what was built the least. They only care about the money , not the art. They walk around acting like they created something but in fact it was already done years ago. If you're talking about creating an original flow that everyone imitated...yes..If you're talking about being the first to drop "science" ...yes..If you talking about the first nation of islam MC...yes...The first to use metaphors like nobody else did (lyrics of fury)...yes...slaying all mc's creatively ( I take 7 mc's that think they can rhyme..etc..)using science...yes...real life experiences in Amerikkka (check the photo on the back of the Paid in full album, they chillin' with the real 50-cent and Bill Blast the real D-Boys, not no studio gangsta shit)..yes..acting skills and studio ethics like weezy???! what the fuck that got to do with Lyrical skills or being the greatest??? You are a clown. I can respect your opinion for Pac being the greatest. Cuz that's your opinion. But acting has nothing to do with rhyming. You sound like a sheep looking for another wagon to jump on.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 7:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: Pac had studio ethic like Weezy...if u dont know that shit..i suggest u go find another activity, instead of trying to test me...BOY!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 7:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: Pacs subject matter and his beats were wack? So Dre's, Daz's, Johnny J's, and Quik's beats are wack? His subject matter was wack???lol,,,obviously u must be smoking that 1986 hubba rocks!!!! I can clearly remember n*ggaz just as tight as Rakim if not better...The D.O.C, and MC REN are two that were better,,,especially D.O.C...stfu
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 5:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 94.228.170)
Location: GA
Comment: Ya'll are crazy. This is a solid album. Dope rhymes and good beats. What you want him to sound like lil Wayne or something. The lyrics along will take about a month just to really get into Rakim's zone. So if this is garbage tell me who is doing it then? Ya'll probably ain't feeling EMC then either huh? or Ace & EDO G huh? What is really poppin. Rakim has but together a Gem...But tell me what ya'll wanted from the GOD. He actually has shown more versitally on this album then he has in the past. This is a good album and in time it will grow on you to be great.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 4:26:00 PM; Partial IP: .243.173.6)
Location: Face/Palm Ho-HUM!!
Comment: LARS... agreed my man. Dated at best. Same shit as '86 though... again the dude believes in his own shit. Not only that but he is only as lost as we are and wondering why BITCHES love the radio… he thinks he has the answer to that seemingly bottomless pit of a question. Mind you he was saying this shit in ’86 when other cats were “Cat, fat, hat, mat, duhhhhh bat” Rappin’ it like kindergartners. I can't reiterate that enough. Seriously. Dig it D-Train!!! DNBO1 (sorry about the abbreviation) Once you mentioned being a talented actor... we had a problem. Consider what you JUST said and then ask yourself what you should believe... and then studio ethic like who???? Man... sadness. He ain’t the dude, slice… never was. Sorry… respectfully, regretfully yours, These NUTS!!!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 4:21:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: Pac is the most over rated rapped to ever grab the mic....Is he a good rapper yes, but is he the greatest not ever close....There are way to many great MC's to say someone is the best ever... Pac had a good voice and a good delivery but his subject matter, beats and word play didn't move me like that....He is the most popular rapper ever but not the best... Paid in full is top 5 best albums ever !!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 2:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: actually 2pac is the goat,,,if ur talking about 3rd world countries going to war in rebel armys in africa..yes...if ur talking about shooting 2 cops in the ass...yes...if ur talking about killing any opponents in mic battles..yes...if ur talking about freestyling, that could easily be put on actual songs...yes...if ur talking about balance, positive negative, yin n yang..yes...versatility..yes...real life black experiences in amerikkka...yes.....great acting skills...yes...studio ethic like weezy...yes...stfu
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 1:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.62)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: If any of you think Rakim is still dropping the same dope rhymes as he did 20 years ago on this album, then I suggest listening to it again without doing some sort of David Carradine "auto-erotic asphyxiation" manuvers. Gte over the fact that it is Rakim's voice and LISTEN to what he is saying. I do not have the time to quote all of the BS metaphors, but dumb sh*t about Colombians coke stash and other drug metaphors just sound dated by the "god". The incredible wordplay we once knew Rakim for has disappeared on this release. (it actually has been fading for years now...but some lines on this album leave alot to be desired). I had more fun listening to "the Carter III" than listening to this album and that's a shame, Rakim. The Seventh Seal is a highly forgettable release and is not even worth the money especially in this economy. You will play this album and by the end of it, you will wonder..WTF??! Ten years for this? I can find better beats on myspace for less than $100!. If you love this album, then more power to you but I am hear to tell people on the fence about buying this album to save your money (go buy your girl a card and some candy and get some p*sssy for that same $16.99....you will thank LARS later for the advice)!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 1:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .95.80.227)
Location: NH
Comment: Man...i don't know what's going on...i've always considered Rakim the best emcee ever, and his lyrics on this album are there but the beats and the hooks? not so much...I mean you're telling me people like 9th Wonder, Rza, Pete Rock and even maybe the Beatnuts wouldn't throw a beat to the greatest emcee to touch the mic? Picture some of his lyrics from this album over a beat like "The Come Up" or "Children Sing"...instant classic. How does Maino get a spot on this album but not Nas, KRS, Meth, or pretty much anyone else? You would think Rakim would have some of the best emcees out there right now pounding down the door for a taste on this album. The sing-song hooks are a little too much. The album, besides a couple tracks, has no energy. I would personally like to see one more album from him...don't go out with this R...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 12:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.222.115)
Location: SanAntonio
Comment: I checked out the samples for this project and I liked what I heard.The lyrics is outstanding,as always.I can't believe how people are worried about hooks..fuck a hook,instead listen to his words.The beats are chill in my opinion...Yes, I would have loved to hear a new Rakim album with beats from Preem,Havoc,Pete Rock along with some other heavy hitters on production..It didn't happen so I'll take what I got and the food is good.Too many peeps focus on the negative instead of the positive.From what I heard the lyrics alone can rip a lot of kats who got 4 or 5 stars within the past few weeks on this site.Some artists are too good to always be compared to their last albums...Rakim is one of those brothers who fall under that.This is not a radio album,if you think it is then you got issues.....Peace to everybody..Stay up.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 7:38:00 AM; Partial IP: .106.70.34)
Location: By the way...
Comment: Datn*ggabeon1… if by baddest (Tupac), you meant worst… then yeah you are right. Pac was alright but damn sure not the best. Dead or alive he was fairly mediocre. The bandwagon helped the fans love him. I never rode.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 7:37:00 AM; Partial IP: .106.70.34)
Location: Whispering in your girl's ear
Comment: I will say I was hopeful... but hope is what dreams are made of and dreams are nightmares on bad nights. The more hooks HipHop has the less I am likely to enjoy it... ones like this at the least. It is THIS or it's THAT! It damn sure can't be both. Rhymes are still tight and if you say they aren't, you are quite obviously drunken, but as with always the production is horrible. What I WILL say for Rakim is that at least HE believes this shit bangs. I think he really feels this is what the fans have been waiting for… not so much though. More EmCees should believe in their shit. THEY don’t and he does. I cannot fathom the reason for all these half-jazzed hooks and choruses. That is the BS I have been hating about HipHop into the millennium or whatever. Check out my melody was essentially hookless… Eric B. is President (probably my favorite song of all time... at least at the time of its release) unstoppable. Mahogany… As the rhyme goes on (you know what I’m saying), all certified pure unadulterated taintless HipHopness. Insane fire with more than enough heat to warm a New England mansion in the dead of winter. Legend yes… pure and simple, but Barry Sanders retired wanting to leave records of the respected greats intact. Take heed Rah… call it… Time of Death 1992. (2 stars = 2.29465836557365 stars).
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/16/2009 1:08:00 AM; Partial IP: .139.35.46)
Location: bayarea
Comment: datniginfulleffect well that wuz kinda rude but im feelin u)
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2009 11:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.245.195)
Location: Florida
Comment: I got this album just for the sake of having a Rakim joint, but I wasnt feeling the hooks at all, the prodcution sounds a little dated to me but maybe thats just me. The lyrics are decent, nothing major. 3 stars from me.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2009 8:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 240.83.202)
Location: finland
Comment: this really doesnt even deserve a 3 not to even mention 1 or 2. the first track really doesnt impress me and starts the album off wrong and the fifth track is horrible but otherwise a solid album.(no doubt sample wtf?)
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2009 7:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakmecchaundergroundrapcentral
Comment: 2pac was the baddest ever to touch a mic
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2009 5:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .113.15.78)
Location: earth , NY
Comment: fucking horrible album ... for a man who is the baddest dude to touch the microphone
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2009 5:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: stop using "real hip-hop" as an excuse..when Rakim was getting airplay in the 80's, n*ggaz wasnt saying " oh this is REAL HIP-HOP" it was the norm,,u nerds..Just cuz someone was a legend, doesnt mean he is still tight to this day,,,kurrupt was one of the tightest in the 90's..look wat happened to his wack freestyling album droppin ass now..so everytime kurrupt releases an album, am I supposed to be like "yeah, kurrupts bringing back that real hip-hop" Should I wait for skooly d, one of the tightest mc's to bring back that real "hip-hop",,,if n*ggaz dont practice, then fuck em,,,cuz it's more better young n*ggaz then Rakim, that havent released an album yet...
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2009 9:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 63.145.218)
Location: PARIS
Comment: desappoiting album compared at the last single ("it's nothing", "i'm back" with m.o.p...) I like "holy are you" but 1 good song in his album, it's not enough when you are RAKIM... 1 star! shit..
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2009 4:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 90.248.160)
Location: NYC
Comment: what happened...where did hip hop go.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2009 2:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 0.162.2.16)
Location: DENMARK
Comment: You FucKING MAINSTREAM BITCHES, don't know anything about hip hop!!! THIS IS HIP HOP!!! UNDERGROUND4LIFE!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2009 1:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 10.212.143)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: what the fuck is up iwht the motherfucking singing hooks? fcukign wack!!!!!! this album is like the last terror squad album with that wack hoe remy on there, cursing every track she flows on wack!!!!if there was a 0 star I would give him that..bitch ass motherfucker. fuck rakim aka get jiggy with it in the club being serious trying to be lyrical -get the fuck out of here! he should join outkast
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2009 1:38:00 AM; Partial IP: 10.212.143)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: and whats up wiht the featurings???? wack!!@!!! if he was really trying to make some earthquake shit he should have had g rap, krs..actually krs is dripping wack now...well anyway g rap on there..deck, canibus, rass kass, and heads like that and it would be the album of all time but no he has to get wack beats and wack featurings so he can make some money...but would make 100 times as much to the underground because of die hard fans and on the production tip at least he got nick wiz but I got a feeling its going to be his wack beginning as well but we'll see rakim....seventh seal of wackness
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2009 1:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 10.212.143)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: i am going to give this album 1 star because I know it is going to be wack and I already heard a few songs...beats are super wack adn his flow is tight but if you put rakim on wack beats whats the point? if it is good...which it is not going to be so that is why he deserved my 1 star I will come back and put 5 stars but he needs to earn it all over again....but on the real he went wack say what, 15 years later? thats pretty good though
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 8:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: LOL @ Lars ..2017 realease date for the next album we dont need..hahah that shit had me goin fam..and thats what this is about for me..10 yEARS of waiting for this..ill probly buy it cuz its Rakim on wax and im sure ill warm up to a few joints but this is FAAAAR from staying in rotation..real close to passing on it completly..3 stars for the legacy..voice your opinions people!!!good or bad
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 7:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 98.105.202)
Location: where im at
Comment: saw RA live weeks ago...maan shit was dope. all he did was older songs, none of the new shit. everybody their understood wut they were witnessing. it was amazing to see a legend up close and personal. as he finished his performance he dropped the mic and simply walked off stage..the crowd stood together for just a little bit longer..yeah, we all just saw the R. no matter wut negative nonsense is said on here, u cant mistake nor forget the impact he has had on the culture, nor can you disrespect it. many say that this and that is not the same about him, that shit was 20 plus years ago remember that. r u the same person u were back then..shit can most of u even go back 20 years? if u get a chance to see him soon, do it. when u feel the goose bumbs and chills running up ur neck youll b like daam....I just saw R to the A to the K-I-M
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 5:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 163.106.72)
Location: cali
Comment: I think 1 and 2 stars should be disabled for this. This is at least 3 stars. The lyrics are good. His flow is always perfect. The beats could be better, but they still sound soulful.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 5:33:00 PM; Partial IP: .99.47.130)
Location: Phila
Comment: just heard two singles,Holt Are You,and It's Nothing,and they sounded pretty phuckin good,hav'nt heard the album yet,on the strength of it being the god,I give it a five
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 4:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 215.195.59)
Location: france
Comment: ah ah , rakim is finish , old school rap is finish ,its worth nothing, expect not a classic, his last dated apparatition with "truth hurt", you're talking about a gift, no!!!! rakim is ranked in the archives as Public Enemy and KRS-One
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 3:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.68.6.231)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: I've had to review this release again and give it 4 stars second time around to average out a 3.5 star rating from me, all thanks to UGHH staff blundering with placing and removing the star system within 12hr period!! Any way Lars my man I agree that Ra is far from his best, and you've entertained this site with some well constructed evidence based arguments to support your views but to have the audacity to name Lil Wayne as a better artist than Ra??? Daammm!!! that lame ass lil n*gga is an embarassment to my West Indian/African heritage and should be gutted/ disembowelled like a fish and left to die. He can't rhyme, writes simplistic garbage lyrics he has no flow and uses that wack auto-tunes ???? Lars brother come back to your senses please!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 2:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 61.208.244)
Location: Nibiru
Comment: Sick album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 12:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 80.102.177)
Location: west coast
Comment: This is a great album. Rakim still has great lyrics and an updated flow over these beats. I see people giving 2 or 3 stars. This album is at least 4 stars regardless if you like it or now.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 12:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.252.125)
Location: Fl
Comment: Lars me n u have very conflicting points of views, but I actually respect all ur comments cause u "apear" to be an avid listener of hip hop. first lil wayne, u really think he writes his shyt, why is it when ever hes featured n forced to write on the spot he falls flat example the little brother collaboration and the hello brooklyn song. anyways off subject just find it funny ud compare a child star to a true HIP HOP LEGEND! anyways I gave it 5 stars to combat the misconceptions some disgruntled fans or just hater are gonna have towards Ra.. maybe what I really think of the album is a 3.5 or a 4, but it takes me a week to really put my 2 cents in! all of ur comments have been anti Ra, I think u have some obvious issues with Rakim what he represents or hip hop in general. maybe deep down in side u hate the state of hip hop n r scared cause u came up on this shyt when it was really poppin. anyways u can respond I have no rebuttal to anything u might say, im just enjoying the CD, I didnt expect paid in full not even the 18th letter. I just took it as a new piece of music by some dude named Rakim, n I have to say im feeling it!
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 9:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 79.216.233)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: After leaving the last review I was racked with guilt as Ra is an all time hero in the game for me. So I logged onto you tube to hear snippets of all the tracks. Overall I'd probably give this 3.5 stars as the other tracks I heard were pretty tight but no where near as good as his back catalogue. However I'll grab a copy after all for my collection as I am a die hard Ra fan from back in the day!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 9:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.61)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I dl'd the whole album leak a few days ago and man....1O YEARS FOR THIS??? C'mon Rakim, you were my hero in 1986. In 2009 you sound like you lost steps in your rhymes...you are no longer a "god"..you are a mere mortal now. You sound so friggin average it is not even funny. For most MC's this album would be just 'alright'. But for RAKIM...this album is WACK! I really don't even know I can say this album is wack for Rakim either as your albums have been weak for sometime now. Your double album was a disappointment, "The Master" was weak, even you last album with Eric B failed to live up to the hype...what happened to you man? You getting bored? Are you burnt out? Do us a favor man...stop making albums...do shows of your classic material and leave it at that. You aint poppin no more Rah...Dudes like Lil Wayne are making hot joints running circles around you in the iPod. The more sh*t like this you drop, the more you taint your legacy. Advance note: WE DO NOT NEED A NEW RAKIM ALBUM AFTER THIS ONE. So forget that release date you got in your head to come back in 2017 or sum sh*t when most of us have grey hairs. It's OVER man. I mean OVER! I hope your business is tight because you aint gonna make money off recordings any more. You can do shows and get paid so I suggest that you keep those lungs and legs in great shape because the stage is where you are gonna make $...until most of us are too old to be at a "rap concert"...LOL
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 7:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 79.216.233)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Ok, no Premier is in itself a travesty but what about The Chocolate boy Wonder Pete Rock? Showbiz? Brainsparker? Large Pro?Diamond? (Despite his last shit release) and even Havoc has produced some nice beats/sounds although Mobb Deep fell off and many more decent producers who can compliment Rakim's flow! Peeps get back to me and let me know what you think! As for this joint so far I'll have to give it 3 stars max from the 5 tracks I've heard! Sorry Ra, I've still got much luv for u but a certain B-Boy from Scandinavia and part time Nordic Druid has from what I've heard made an accurate pre-conceived prediction of this release and I may just spend the bucks on other decent releases!
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2009 12:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 25.233.147)
Location: Kumanovo,Macedonia
Comment: Rakim Explains Why There is No DJ Premier On The Seventh Seal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Go to youtube !!!!
Name: (Posted: 11/11/2009 9:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: i would rather cop the clipse for that one song "Like a big deal" then this travesty of an album...the "7th seal" what is he sealing exactly???? his grave poistion?
Name: (Posted: 11/11/2009 2:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: Big ups to DJ Slyce gettin a joint on this..dude is still an absolute monster on decks..but hearing the clips of this has me thinking..is this something I actually want to support??no premier??where is the dirt??
Name: (Posted: 11/10/2009 10:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 245.96.147)
Location: West Coast
Comment: you can listen to the whole album on rakim's myspace page.
Name: (Posted: 11/10/2009 10:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .1.185.158)
Location: San Antonio, TX
Comment: I gotta agree about the snippets LARS. The album does sound less than stellar, but I'll wait until I hear the whole thing to judge.
Name: (Posted: 11/10/2009 8:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I heard the whole album as snippets and it is less than impressive. It is VERY average at best. There are some die hard fans that will love this just because they love Rakim. But this album will also bring tears to those who waited so long for this album only to be disappointed. I can't blame them...If you want an average album then go pick up Maino's album or a Busta Rhymes album. I hate to tell ya: "I TOLD YOU SO". For some of you...you will get more out of your $16.99 with a bag of kush or a case of beer......ENJOY!
Name: (Posted: 11/10/2009 3:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: step ya era up "snitznits " hahaha
Name: (Posted: 11/10/2009 3:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 181.49.131)
Location: oakland
Comment: u wanna get knocked out and be on tmz??? or u wanna fall back??
Name: (Posted: 11/9/2009 4:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .210.5.210)
Location: NY
Comment: That Nigger Beon, you bettter beware or i'll run upin your crib wit a twoflat Tuna and steak you innit like I was raekwon the chef, you better be mad impressed, I got the livingroom full of Fish and this time it's not Tuna, your luna-tic like magneto. Don't lol me or i'll shove a fork in your eye, for real, like a killa. vanilla illa like constables wit snitznits on dem ritzfrikkadilla.
Name: (Posted: 11/9/2009 12:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: i have to peep that gryme tyme joint, because I have marco torae or poet up for album of the year so far. big ups
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2009 5:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 248.176.63)
Location: oakland
Comment: God????? lol...ok?? tunafish???? I guess ur too broke to buy tuna steaks,,,maybe when u sell your 7th seal album u can upgrade to smoked oyster in a can...
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2009 11:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .210.5.210)
Location: NY
Comment: The god is back, don't sleep on me, I am truly God Mc, me The R. So stand back or imma havto spray, my backpack is filled with cans of tunafish, you wish you had a tuna like me cause i'll spray wit my cans of tunafish, TttTunaFISH.
Name: (Posted: 11/7/2009 7:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: Ah no doubt AC..no one is challenging the FP crown this year..at least not yet(OC n AG)..we ll see
Name: (Posted: 11/7/2009 3:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.65.62.14)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: I've just been reading the latest comments and datn*ggabeon1 once again is spouting more garbage. Nevertheless peeps we should't mock the afflicted!! Anyway heard a couple more joints (5 in total)and from what I've heard I'm not really feeling Ra. However I'll wait to hear the whole album before final judgement and although I previously disagreed with Lars preconceived opinion he expressed a constructive well thought argument as back up to his opinion and evidence suggests that he just may be right! Finally to my man Jaz the thought of Ra using someone like Brainsparker on production??? My mouth is watering and my appetite is monstrous at the very thought!! Freestyle professors is still album of the year and this will be another lamb to the slaughter from Gryme Tyme album of the year!!!
Name: (Posted: 11/7/2009 9:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.248.160)
Location: nyc
Comment: this album comes out in two weeks and you dont even have the tracklisting up?...but the pre-order is there too spend your money on it...funy how you guys run things here..
Name: (Posted: 11/5/2009 12:56:00 PM; Partial IP: .116.89.83)
Location: Norway
Comment: look up this song!!! "rakim feat maino walk these streets"
Name: (Posted: 11/5/2009 8:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 54.167.139)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yo datn!ggabeonsumpp, thats fine an all if you came out with a hiphop orientated album but if your lyrics are wack than it wouldnt matter if you had a large pro beat or a mannie fresh beat. save your ish for the toilet and exploit your mess somewhere else because all of your arguements hold no water and your just reaching. you hate on almost everyone on here. when I saw the "cormega is wack" comment I was like, this dude oaktown is hopeless. As far as this album is concerned I cant really base an opinion because I havent heard anything from it but Rakim is a legend and should get a chance to redeem himself
Name: (Posted: 11/5/2009 7:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Album of the year based off a sampler??? Get the fluck outta here!
Name: (Posted: 11/4/2009 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 163.106.72)
Location: west coast
Comment: I have heard the sampler for this album and it sounds tight. My vote for album of the year.
Name: (Posted: 11/4/2009 12:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oak
Comment: I think i'm going to rap now...My name will be "KeepitReal" and my album will be called "Hip-Hop"..i'll also have "Sir Yo Deejay" produce my album on sp1200's with chops and samples from james brown. I'll have a grafitti cover with a boombox layout..I bet if I pushed this album on ughh and u homo's didnt know it was me, u would be sucking eachothers dicks to get the autograph(graffiti)style limited edition ep..i'll also throw in a coupon to phat records so u can brag about how u swallowed dick to get the grand prize
Name: (Posted: 11/3/2009 5:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .243.173.6)
Location: StandingPoisedOverAllHaters
Comment: Yo... datn*ggabeon1 is an angry east coast HipHop Haterrrrrrrr... which is odd because if it wasn't for what STARTED here there would be NO West Coast, dig? All good though. I was blinded for a moment by the likes of a few cats from the left side. Is cool. I will concede that there were (are) some winners. Those people are not however the likes of whom you have mentioned. All this alludes to me assuming you are very young. I don't hate your youth but the water behind your ears has you speaking foolishness. Here's a towel, when that space is dry try real HipHop. Rah may be washed but consider that his style fathered so many. I wish he would rock it... it may shut you the phuk up. Your history is dilluted by your youthful internet dependence. If you don't own a real catalog (vinyl included) don't bother telling me what Wikipedia says.
Name: (Posted: 10/29/2009 2:19:00 AM; Partial IP: .8.169.173)
Location: Florida
Comment: I bet this album wont come out till 2011. I'm done waiting. Rakim is a legend to me, but this delay shit is just ridiculous
Name: (Posted: 10/27/2009 7:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: Rakim needs some Brainsparker production in his life
Name: (Posted: 10/27/2009 8:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.69.94.20)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Thanks for the tip Jake, I'll check it out. However good or bad if it tops the Freestyle Professors LP which has slaughtered every release so far in 09 I'll probably need a psychiatric evaluation but I don't think this will happen! Peace!
Name: (Posted: 10/26/2009 2:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .74.221.16)
Location: edmonton alberta canada
Comment: I found the official 7th seal sampler @okayplayer not messing you check it out. I think its sick but not a classic.
Name: (Posted: 10/24/2009 4:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.111.113)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: I can't wait to hear this release. My anxiety levels are beyond excessive as I've heard a couple of his latest joints and they were not up to standard at all as mentioned before. I'm still hoping and praying that the GOD can deliver!!!! Blu please post a detailed review of the show on this forum. I'd much appreciate this! Peace!
Name: (Posted: 10/24/2009 4:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 40.128.201)
Location: SCARBOROUGH,ONTARIO
Comment: IT IS THE RETURN OF THE LEGEND!!! TIME 2 SCHOOL THESE UNEDUCATED PUNKS!!! KIDS TIME 2 GO TO SCHOOL!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/23/2009 5:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 98.105.202)
Location: where im at
Comment: RAkim coming to town in a week... never seen him live. small club, up close and personal.. show is gonna b dope...i hope. haha
Name: (Posted: 10/21/2009 11:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.252.125)
Location: FL
Comment: Theres no way!! I just heard the recap of the album.. I love Ra.. but I was really skeptic about this release, but this shyt is actually pretty good.. im like what the fuck.. when I heard the singles hes been droping the past few years I was hoping he wouldnt release another album.. now this shyt wouldnt hold water if it was released in the 90's but considering todays standards of music this shyt is good yo. alot more flavor than shyt thats out now. damn, I guess my girl was right if I want it to be good ill be let down.. but since I thought so lil of it.. it caught me of guard when I found out it was pretty hot.
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2009 10:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: this cat out here for years would always ride around oakland on a 3 wheel bike with a 12" woofer attached in the back bumping. its cuz he ran over a lil kid back in the dayz and refuses to ever drive again.
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2009 8:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Left Eye died in 2002 from what I suspect a sucide drive off the side of the road after she killed a little boy in Honduras days prior....she said that the boy's spirit haunted her in the MTV reality documentary that depicted the events leading to her death.
Name: (Posted: 10/19/2009 7:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: kid cudi, mayor hawthown, and jern eye gets my approval,and not cuz jern eye has the hook ups on new exclusive clothes in sf...
Name: (Posted: 10/19/2009 8:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.46.106.9)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: dude, its not about "technical producing", its about making good music and hes been doing it for years. why is it that you are the only one on here that thinks primo sucks? I dont even think there is one album on this site that you even gave a good rating for to be honest
Name: (Posted: 10/19/2009 7:55:00 AM; Partial IP: .54.206.87)
Location: South Africa
Comment: This record must drop already so we can get over with it, I hope is gonna be classic. That oak guy must be living in another planet if he does not recognise Primo as greatest beatmaker ever period..his like the Mandela of beatsmiths..
Name: (Posted: 10/17/2009 6:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: caution nerds
Comment: good debate..since your arguement was how much of an icon primo is and not technical producing..ive changed my mind, and now think primo is a god.....thanks for enlighting me...peace
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2009 8:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: ill cosign all of that as I certainly could not put it down any better than you fellas..well done
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2009 4:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.138)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: its obvious that datn!ggabeon1 is the same cat as F primo from oak. How could anyone say eff primo? thats like saying eff jesus. a little more drastic but come on, premo IS hiphop and thats it. everyone on here knows that and numerous cats know this throughout hiphop. and spitting garbage about alchemist and pete rock is just ballsy and crossing the line. Pete rock in my opinion is more versatille then premo and alchemist has done so much great work and has been backed by muggs. So oak, why are you on here ragging on true hiphop icons?
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2009 4:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 64.209.208)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Finally another thing Lisa Left Eye (former TLC) died in the 90's and not the 80s fool!!! Anyway apologies for my ranting over this hik under my skin and back to Rakim. I just hope and pray he doesn't come wack!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2009 1:24:00 PM; Partial IP: .70.238.61)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Another thing datn*ggabeon1! As for your comments on Wu's Ghostface talkin about blowjobs and slapping bitches and Rae rhyming about coke whats that to do with gangsta rap??? Lyrical concepts relating to sex themes or drug themes doesn't make you gangsta fool!!! I'VE ALREADY STATED THAT WU LYRICS WHETHER SOLO OR AS A COLLECTIVE ADDRESS SOCIALLY CONSCIOYUS ISSUES AND EVERYDAY LIFE. SEX AND DRUGS IS EVERYDAY LIFE!!!! HELLO ARE YOU THERE??? CAN YOU READ THIS SIMPLE VOCABULARY IN CAPITALS WHICH HAS BEEN INTENTIONALLY CONSTRUCTED FOR YOUR LOW IQ AND SEVERE LEARNING DISABILITY!!!!! READ COMMENTS PROPERLY SON BEFORE YOU DISS!!!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2009 1:13:00 PM; Partial IP: .70.238.61)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To datnoggabeon1! I'm well aware of the history of Deathrow records so typing out this long statement was a complete waste of time as its as obvious as simple arithmatic 1+1!!! You clearly are poorly educated and extremely illiterate!!! Why? because firstly you claim that I categorised gangsta rap as commercial rap and secondly I never stated that I disliked gangsta rap fool!!! I even expressed my appreciation for a number of gangsta rap acts. Thirdly I never categorised Wu as strictly socially conscious either. I stated that some of their lyrical concepts address socially conscious issues, I even stated that their lyrical content has covered gangsta themes. Theres a big difference there. You infact called Wu gangsta rappers so you obviously either fail to listen to all of their the lyrics or you're just plain thick!!!! As for the UK diss thats just plain immature and it reveals your ignorance and low IQ!!! and the vast majority of your own domestic B-boys have no respect for your comments. You're in fact seen as an isolated circus clown!!! Nevertheless we shouldn't mock the afflicted especially those who can't read before posting comments!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2009 11:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Side note: I am planning Rakim's retirement...looks like people are starting to see what I have been saying along...Rakim is washed up. he is looking like Mike Tyson....
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2009 11:46:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I have been kinda busy but lurking the site until I had something to say. Firstly...Chronic 2001 was a 5 star classic...It did not give the same feeling as the original Chronic because we already had expectations...That's why I HATE when artists name an album as a "sequel" to a classic because you set yourself up for failure. People are always going to compare...you cannot compare those two albums, but 2001 was one of the greatest albums ever made in hip hop (top 40 at least if not top 30). I don't compare the two albums beacuse they are so far apart and the sound is completely different. The original Chronic sounded like it needed to be remastered because the recording was a little low at times. 2001 was nearly flawless in the sound dept. I can't complain much about either album...both are incredible releases. For someone to call Premo wack is just plain nuts. He may not be everyone's cup of tea because his sound is so raw and gritty, but he is dopest "pure hip hop" producer you can find. Hip hop originally created with the sounds that he is using. The scratching hooks are INCREDIBLE...I can pick his scratches out from anyone in the business because he stands out. Just say you don't like Premo..but to say he is overrated or wack is just bonkers...you must hate classic hip hop.
Name: (Posted: 10/15/2009 9:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 74.108.143)
Location: Dallas Tx
Comment: i never even comment on this site I just check on underground albums and shit but I gotta jump in here and say FUCK THIS CLOWN OAK DOWN HERE TALKIN BOUT FUCK PRIMO. You don't know shit bout hip hop if u don't know the work preem has put in. He was choppin samples when u was still peein in the bed lil bitch dont ever disrespect a legend like that. You cant name too many producers who been makin heat for 20 yrs plus and are still relative this day going into 2010. Every producer in the game has taken something from him or borrowed ideas or sampling techniques off of him. From Jay-z to wu-tang to biggie to nas to scarface to devin the dude to snoop to who the fuck ever has rapped over a primo beat. U oughtta be strung up and gutted like a fuckin fish for gettin on UNDERGROUND HIPHOP.COM and dissin on PRIMO. You oughtta be banned from this site and banned from listening to hip hop period. Shit a site like this might not even exist if it weren't for primo. U better get ya monkey ass outta here and go dance to some techno beats or some mannie fresh or cool and dre b4 u come in here dissin the legend that is dj premier. Alchemist, rza, pete rock, black milk, marco polo, havoc, 9th wonder, these are dudes who are all carrying the torch that was lit by fuckin primo. bow down bitch
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 7:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 237.226.30)
Location: o
Comment: Wow!lololol..dude u reeeeeaaaalllllly need a job and/or a hobby..i think this is a case of the NERD calling everyone else a nerd...what is going on here?!?!
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 6:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oak
Comment: The most overrated producer in this game is PRIMO. He doesen't do anything that great. Same drum tracks. Same drum sounds. Same boring re-triggering sample technique. Same wack scratching. No structure changes in the songs, just muting everything but the vocals. No breakdowns at all, really. This man is supposed to be a legend but he's garbage. At first I thought this was just the fans who know nothing about production jockin' because they don't know how easy and un-creative his style is, But even the fools on the producers board hella like him. What the fuck!?! I know ya'll ain't feelin' me, but it's the truth.---I mean think about it, if PRIMO is so simple in his production, then why hasn't anyone 'mastered' it? Look at Timbaland; he was so complex when he came out: Many R&B producers today are playing him like a little bitch, copied his same style and went platinum off of it. NO ONE can say that about Primo.--- Nobody has mastered TIM's style, all the biters sound secondary. Besides that, he doesen't even make beats like that anymore. That all stopped on the new MISSY album, so all biters sound played out now. As far as PRIMO style being mastered, I hear that all the time. Defari's album, all that Alchemist shit, and Pete Rock bit his shit perfectly for "TRUE MASTER". None of these producers have went platinum off of his shit cause the shit aint that popular, PRIMO can bareley get a gold plaque himself.
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 3:01:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.106.11)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: hey stupid, what does your story have to do with anything I have said either now or in the past? I didnt need a roster run down of death row records or the history of west coast gangsta rap strained through death row. this has nothing to do with what you and I were talking about. its not even worth my time talking to you. your arguements jump around like kris kross homie. say something meaningful and relevant to the conversations brought to the table. then again this is just a reviewing message board.you win oak.ill pray for you
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 2:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: Here stupid let me further explain Death Row Records was a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of West Coast hip hop's most well-known Rappers, including 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). Death Row has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide, and generated close to $750 million in revenue[1]. The label was also once home to RBX, The Lady of Rage, Warren G, K-Solo, Michel'le, Danny Boy, DJ Quik, Tha Realest, and Crooked I. In addition, the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC was signed on and working on an album when she died in a car accident in Honduras. In the late '80's, producer Andre "Dr. Dre" Young was a member of the gangsta rap group N.W.A., signed to fellow member Eric "Eazy-E" Wright's Ruthless Records. As head of production at the label, Dre produced a large number of Ruthless projects, many of them high-selling; feeling the pressures of having to produce so many acts, Dre became interested in his own label, talking to Heller at one point about setting one up under Ruthless. After the departure of Ice Cube over financial disagreements with group manager/label co-founder Jerry Heller, artist and friend The D.O.C. and friend Suge Knight went over the books with a lawyer. Convinced that Heller was dishonest, they approached Young about forming a label with them, away from Heller and Eazy-E. Allegedly using strong-arm tactics, Knight was able to procure contracts from Eazy for The D.O.C., Dr. Dre and singer Michel'le. Knight approached successful rapper Vanilla Ice, using management connections with songwriter Chocolate, who had apparently written several songs on Ice's To the Extreme, including the hit "Ice Ice Baby", without pay. Cornering Ice on the balcony, Knight talked him into contributing capital to start the planned record label. He also approached Michael "Harry-O" Harris, a businessman incarcerated on drug and attempted murder charges. Through David Kenner, a criminal attorney handling Harris's appeal, Suge and Harry-O set up Godfather Entertainment, a parent company for the newly-christened Death Row The Chronic With Kenner's legal expertise as incentive, Knight began signing young inner-city California artists and arranged for Death Row to handle the soundtrack for the 1991 Lawrence Fishburne/Jeff Goldblum film Deep Cover. The single, "Deep Cover", established Dre as a solo artist and a young Snoop "Doggy" Dogg as his protege. Work soon began on The Chronic, Dre's solo album, which heavily featured Snoop and the rest of the label's core roster. Its singles, "Fuck Wit Dre Day " and "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang", saw Dre and Snoop responding to disses by Eazy-E and other artists at Ruthless over Dre's leaving the label and N.W.A. The album went on to sell three million records, establishing the west coast in hip-hop and popularizing the distinctive style of g-funk. Continuing to release albums boycotting Dre, Eazy-E claimed the success of the album and its singles netted him nearly as much money as it did Young, though the album became Death Row's first landmark release and solidified the status of the label and its artists. Doggystyle After finding solo success, Young began crafting Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle; the process took two years, and Snoop's debut was finally released in 1993 due to public demand and high pressure from retailers. Though unfinished, it outdid The Chronic at four times platinum, and garnered similarly glowing reviews. Soon after the release of the album, controversy began to hit the label; Snoop was charged with murder, fueling the debate that politicians C. Delores Tucker and then-presidential candidate Dan Quayle sparked by denouncing gangsta rap as against American values, using the music of Death Row as examples. NOT COMMERCIAL RAP
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 1:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.106.19)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yo oaktown I think you need a hug or a cigarette or something or maybe you have your scenester jeans on too tight. yes, the source was dope when they first started and has recently met its demise promoting the type of shit you yourself listens too. listen, I dont have to sit here and politic to you because I know what I listen to and read and whats good for me for over 20 years. stop trying to search for the industry cats that are "better" than premo. jermaine dupri caters to the commercial/ bow wow seen and has more publicity throughout mtv,source, and the media. what is his music really tailored for oak? you may think dupri has more hits than premo only cuz dupri is more promoted than premo you "carebear nerd". doesnt matter if he has more hits, it matters who is more respected and most of the cats out there would agree that premo is more deserving of the crown. especially more than dupri and even dupri probably agrees. dupri is a ringtone dude and premo is a beat legend period. is the chronic 2001 5 mics because you think so or the wack source thinks so? you should really do some research on your "data and facts" cuz dupri has hits but premo has classics. and you saying that the chronic 2001 deserves 5 mics makes you a critic and the reviews you make on here also so dont be a hypocrite. use your head. why are you even on this site honestly. go on allhiphop,com fam
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 12:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: Oakland
Comment: chronic 2001 5 mics???? hey, i'm only stating the facts....its a classic in xxl and source??? 6x platinum in the first year...i mean if 7 million people brought the album then its wack because 10 nerds on ughh. say it is..lol. oh wait???u guys work for rap magazines huh???u guys get paid to be critics and review albums huh??? I mean since u guys review albums on ughh( a public forum) it makes sense for u guys to be working at the source and xxl, or urb..jermaine dupri's had more hits then premo...so stfu with that shit...i'm using facts and data and logic...u chumps are using all heart, and love, and emotion...my lil pony carebear nerds
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 11:54:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.19)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: wow what a slew of comments below. oaktown is not a favorite huh?!!, source mag was dope back in the day but has since been the epidemy of elephant droppings.xxl isnt far behind, especially having jay-z and lil wayne on the cover every other month. urb magazine was dope and one of my favorites was the elemental magazine.#1 source for independent/underground hiphop. but damn oaktown, you set off some fire up in here huh? do you actually sit back and look at what you actually type on here? mannie better than premo, chronic 2001 5 mics? I guess we have to respect your opinions but some of the material coming out of your mouth is probably just to muster up controversy which is cool to a degree cuz people can just keep politiking on these topics. bigups to lpac, lars and AC
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2009 12:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 18.245.230)
Location: Florida
Comment: This should of been out. Rakim is definitely a legend and a half. He definitely is the one that originally got me into real hip hop. Pure genius this guy
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 9:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: wats funny is that ur attaching a negative stigma to gangsta rap...i love gangsta rap, and always will...just cuz they make a couple songs that are positive doesnt mean theyre socially conscious rappers...even dead prez, the biggest socially conscious rappers keep it gangsta and run wit real n*ggaz and thugs...so dude stop it...its over
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 9:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: so ur saying Wu are socially conscious rappers like talib kweli and Lauryn Hill?????lol ur a st8 up idiot dude...i can expect that coming from a bloke from the uk...who's biggest act ever in hip hop history was slick rick. Does Slick even claim the UK???lol...Yeh its positive when ghostface is talking about blowjobs and slapping bitches...or when raekwon is talking about cocaine...Yeah Wu arent gangster rappers...theyre not from the projects...wu didnt get caught with hi power artillary riding in suv's back in the dayz......lol stfu dude
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 9:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 0.59.26.77)
Location: Trinidad & Tobago
Comment: Not sure why I feel this album is gonna be a big bust. Keep remembering Murs' Please Leave and wondered if it was originally made for Rakim. When the partnership with Eric B ended I think a part of that edge he carried over evryone else was lost too
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 6:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 176.105.47)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Datn*ggabeon1! You labelled Wu as gangsters man! Have you actually listened to their lyrics both as individuals and as a collective??? Ummmm....NO! Wu's lyrics have addressed gangsta tales yes, but most of their lyrical concepts focus on everyday struggles like poverty, class status, crime, and other issues amongst their personal feelings, frustrations and desires etc. The nearest Wu mc to gangsta rap is arguably Masta Killa (for example the track one blood feat Junior Reid on the 3rd Wu LP entitled 'W' amongst other tracks he's featured on. Rae's material has gangsta overtones (3rd LP LEX DIAMOND story)but again he's very socially conscious overall lyrically. I presume that you are illiterate! Because you clearly struggle to read my responses during this interesting debate. You state that I've just described an eastcoast version of ICE CUBE??? I actually like Cube's first 4 albums man and in fact he's obviously straight up gansta rap and his lyrical concepts have overlapped with Wu's through expressing anger and frustration for african-americans in the struggle but YOU CANNOT CATEGORISE WU AS A GANGSTA RAP CREW!!!!! Anyway back to Rakim, the new material I've heard is terrible thats something we definately agree on man! I think our man Lars may need assistance in choosing a retirement home and making funeral preperations for Ra if the tracks I've heard reflect the album overall. I'm still hoping and praying though!!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 2:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: Oakland
Comment: i got to say that this is the worst album 2 come out this year...if holy are u is his hit single...i would hate to see wat the rest of this album sounds like...maybe he should of had souljah boy write for him to step his swag up a notch
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 1:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .24.171.47)
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Comment: I hope he doesn't try to sell out on this one. I can't stand when an artist I love tries to sell out and appeal to the masses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It never works and leaves the artist without their true fan base. O.C. knew that when he put the jay z guest appearance as a hidden song on bon appetit. The song served a purpose but I wouldn't have bought it if he had it labeled on the back of the CD. I hope this is raw and not a let down with 10 guest and a bunch of annoying skits.
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 11:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: get ya facts st8
Comment: "and Wu as you mentioned and much more but I wouldn't place Wu in the gangsta rap genre as they've released much socially conscious material." thank you...u just described a east coast version of ice cube...lol...cmon man??
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 11:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: yeah dre's wack lyrics...he only made more classics other then def jam
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2009 12:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 176.105.47)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Ah yes! to datn*ggabeon1 you cannot compare Wu Tang material to Da chronic, cause although Wu have major crossover appeal their material both as a collective and solo is generally much more raw, harder and grittier than the pop sound of 'da chronic'. As for Mobb Deep??? well their first 4 LP'S were absolute bangers. Most heads favour Infamous (the sophomore effort) but 'Hell on earth' to this very day smacks me right between the eyes. This LP is an absolute classic for me. From 'Infamy' onwards Mobb fell off for me and are now down with the wack G-unit. As for Nas??? well he has released countless mainstream tracks over the years but combined with some pretty decent hiphop sounds. His most recent release is wack in comparison to previous material but he's still gifted both as a lyricist and MC. In earlier comments you called Ace, Guru, DITC MC'S average and you even dissed Mainsource!!!! You go on about da Chronic being a classic so I presume you believe Dre's MC skills are superior to the artists previously mentioned??? Absolute blasphemy man. Dre is wack on the mic and his word play is elementary period!!! For example 'ratatat never hesitate to put a n*gga on his back??' Remembere that embarassinglw wack line??? and that is just a small example of some of the embarassingly simple word play from Dre on da chronic.
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 8:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 176.105.47)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To datn*ggabeon1 we should agree to disagree on the rap hip debate, because although I and many others have acknowledged the obvious that rap and hiphop are very closely related they are not quite the same. Here's two basic analogies Its like pure coke and crack....Jack daniels and shandy. As for 70's and 80's?? The pioneers produced music which was originally pure uncut and as the years progressed much of the music compromised with crossover to more popular genres to become more accessible to the mainstream resulting in mass appeal. I acknowledge that much mainstream rap is classic material for example old NWA, Biggie, Digi Underground, Pac, and yes indeed Mobb Deep's first 4 albums, and Wu as you mentioned and much more but I wouldn't place Wu in the gangsta rap genre as they've released much socially conscious material. As for the Source this was a decent mag way back in the day before it deteriorated into a piece of ????. As for the KRS example I used there are many more like Large Pro, Freestyle fellowship MC's and many more artists who have continuously expressed this view. By the way Lars welcome back where you been????
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 3:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i still like wax poetics. they have better musicians and better interviews
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 2:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I have liked XXL the best over the years...I have every issue of Source from 1990 until they tried to playout Eminem..That's when I stopped buying the Source (even though it was getting wacker before that point)...nothing beats the early years of the Source pre-Oct.1994..XXL was close...(I have every issue of XXL that ever came out including the pilot issue with Biggie on the cover) XXL would actually give out low ratings to albums when The Source would not give anything less than 3 mics. (XXL was started by the groundbreaking crew that made the Source in it's heyday until Bezino fired them) Blaze was marginal to me...I have every issue of Blaze.
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 2:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: so r kid n play hip hop Gods???? i'll wait, then i'll respond to any answer u geeks think of.
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 1:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: So there was a difference between rap and hip hop in the 70's and 80's??? For as long as I can remember rap and hip hop have always been the same...ever since hip hop became marketable in the 90's and some artists couldn't get radio play. Those artists started to seperate the terms to sum alternative sub-culture called hip-hop and distancing themselves from rap. Alot of the band wagon ranting came from geeks on the internet. ThaTS THE TRUE story...
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 1:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: To me the best hip hop magazine was Blaze They only did like 12 issues, this was back in like 2000 or 2001. Right now, I think Wax Poetics pretty much got it locked. and as far as the source is now, its done. But back in the days the source was the go to it spot for hip hop period...Most trusted when it came to classics and unsigned hype. and to be honest the last classic I heard was the game's documentory. that deserves 5 mics. Hip hop and rap is one of the same....so when wu tang came out they were talking about break dancing and grafitti???noooo...they were gangster rappers , so was mobb deep, so was nas...u claim shit to be pack pack hip hop. but reality it was all east coast gangster music....use your mind and stop letting krs one think for u..
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 7:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Chronic deserves 5 mics...Hard To Earn - Gang Starr...desreves 5 mics...Full Clip - Gang Starr (best greatest hits album ever in hip hop) deserves 5 mics....Fluck the Source!
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 6:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 65.186.117)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To the comment below I couldn't phrase it better my self. Much respect due!
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2009 1:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 1.68.27.24)
Location: ur momma pussy
Comment: ok lets get this clear I persoanlly liked the chronic but thats not to say its a clasic cos it got five mics fuck xxxl and the source everyone knows that shit is for sale secondly I thought this was underground hiphop dot com not mainstream faggot rap dot com you diss red then give props to Charli 2na's corny gimmick rap .cmon man and to say that the golden age is weezy and puff seriously you do not beleive what u are typing do you? we all know deep down your just a nerd who gets some kind of kick out of stirring shit on the net ( you bitch ass e thug). real n*ggas do real things they dont bitch on the net.lastly how you gonna run some shit like your boys punched someone in the chest I bet that hurt lol bitches where im from yo punch cunts in the mouth and leave chest slappin to profesional wrestlers you punk bitch
Name: (Posted: 10/11/2009 11:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 176.105.47)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Oh and as for your persistence in calling commercial rap hiphop??? WTF are you on??? Rap is a part of hiphop yes but hiphop music is closely entwined with the culture while commercial rap is more related to pop and thats the last time I'll state this and I learned this well over 20 years ago from reading many interviews with hiphop artists such as KRS ONE who has reiterated this statement on numerous occasions. Ah but wait Vanilla Ice and Hammer were hiphop lolol!! Finally everyone else here has left constructive comments and opininions whether I disagree with them or not but you are an embarrassment for real man!!! Ice Ice baby!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/11/2009 11:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 176.105.47)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To datn*ggabeon1, you are indeed entitled to your personal opininon, but you continuously spout more shit than a sewer. No one respects your comments here as you clearly have a limited IQ, but off course you're a wanna be G bro right??? Carry on the way you are and a real G will make you a statistic where you live period!!! Finally f**k the source that piece of shit was a rag I wouldn't even wipe my a** with after a shit! and yeh despite your sarcasm Step in the arena was a classic... correction is a classic!! Quit embarassing your self son as know one here respects your comments and your hiphop knowledge appears to be limited at best!!
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 10:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: yeah da chronics a classic in the source and xxl...theres ur proof...oh but wait???since 10 internet geeks on ughh dot com say its not a classic..they must be right.....let me apologize...step into the arena was a classic.
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 10:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: it was just a 500 dolla chain....anyway
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 10:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: actually is seen asia at the DMV at hegenerger 2 years ago and is seen him walking at nite on San Pablo and 61st street 8 years ago. if u wanna get technical about it?
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 10:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 237.226.30)
Location: o
Comment: you are on your computer more than anyone nerd..look at all your posts..oh but wait..u in the streets watchin asia walk the block right..stfu..and quit jockin lars u dickrider..RAKIM!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 10:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: yeah, my vietnamese folks "thai" stole on murray in the chest in the 90's for trying stage dive. Should I find my old skool folks and try to get more details about this trite situation? or does it really matter??? lol...u act like cuz someone is a nice mc, they can't get knocked out???? hahaha I don't even know why your bringing up a comment I left 3 weeks ago when I was chopping it up with Lars...u know real hip hop heads....unlike u nerds
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 5:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.198.145)
Location: hell
Comment: datn*ggabeon fronting facking the funk talkin shit lost!oakland ur from a place called hope - less!UR A PUNK A LITTLE BITCH!
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 3:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 94.4.84.24)
Location: UK
Comment: Oh yeah and I saw your comment about your crew punching Keith Murray in the chest, why would you do that to a legend, thats Keith fucking Murray, a real mc, im sure you were lying but why say that shit???????
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 3:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 94.4.84.24)
Location: UK
Comment: Well im not from the hood, I live in the UK and enjoy real hiphop,mainly 90's stuff, your the stupid fool saying your jackin this person and that person, wow how hard you must be, you havent got a clue about good hiphop man.
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 1:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: commercial rap is still hip hop idiot
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 1:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: how is 400 degreez a hood classic???? I dunno,,since ur from the hood, maybe u can tell me??
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 1:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.68.66.34)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Well stated Lpac I couldn't put it better my self. The chronic 2001 is a pop piece of shit. Another thing how can anyone dis Premier??? WTF??? datn*ggabeon1 I've seen your reviews all over this site and you always seem to favour the commercial rap sound,and not hiphop music. There is a significant difference between the two bro and you need to expand your horizons and listen to more constructive uplifting sounds as you mature in years. As for the female MC comments again you only mention commercial rap artists like Lil Kim and Foxy who can't rhyme for shit. Go listen to Bahamadia, Jean Grae, Apani B fly and off course tiye phoenix with true skills and lyrcical flow. Then again you probably think HWA (HOES WITH ATTITUDE) were the best femalr e rap crew of al time! Nigga please!!!! Oh and another thing stating about jacking Planet Asia for his chain in earlier comments? was just plain stupid bro.
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 12:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: like I said...peace..i'm tired of talking to geeks
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 11:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.1.162.34)
Location: UK
Comment: So what if 'chronic 2001' got 5 mics in the source, since when does any true hiphop head go by what the source says, that magazine sold out years ago, its trash and how the fuck is 400 degreez a hood classic, it was overated and juveniles lyrics were so basic anyone could rap those lyrics,wack shit, how the fuck has preemo never had a claasic album, have you heard his production on 'livin proof', 'wrath of the math', the blaqprint, gangstarr albums etc etc
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 1:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i answered ur question..did I not?? u said who do I like on the east coast?? how am I talking shit about hip-hop???? this site is for reviews is it not?? u guys give every album a classic rating, because most likely u just got into hip-hop, so this may be new to you....in actuallity there are only like 50 classic albums in hip-hop...premo never had one...but mannie fresh did...lol
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2009 1:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: and juvenile 400 degreez is a 5 mic hood classic...i don't know how u guys don't know that since your from the hood and all??? and dre 2001 not been a classic??? like I said 5 mics in the source...don't test this sound boy...
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2009 8:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: and wut is a kid who stays online all day to talk shit about hip hop?? maybe u should "wiki" dargest ..
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2009 4:50:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: i didnt even ask you what chicks youd bag dude. I asked who you liked as a lyricist on the east coast
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2009 2:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: femcees I would bone...not listen to
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2009 1:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.143)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: ok Dat, cant say anymore..but lil mama? and suburban nerds? c'mon dude, you really just said "nerd". its all good homie. just remember one thing, its not where your from, its where your hearts at dude. and since you used all femcees on your east list, I dont know how jean grae, bahamadia, or even tiye phoenix isnt up there cuz they are dope. or even apani b fly. peace
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2009 1:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 98.105.202)
Location: where im at!
Comment: Follow procedures, the crowd couldn't wait to see this Nobody been this long awaited since Jesus Who wouldn't believe this - I heard the word on the street is I'm still one of the deepest on the mic since Adidas....lets just hope he lives up to this...cuz its been a long time...
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2009 3:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: sorry I just had to wiki "tool"...u sububan nerds say the dargest slang..
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2009 3:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: my favorite east coast artist is santigold....does that answer your quetion...also I like lil kim, foxy, and lil mama in like 2 years...remi ma can get it too.
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2009 10:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.212.143)
Location: norfolk,va
Comment: yo you rarley see this many posts about an upcoming album loool but yo if its anything like any other lp that came out will be good....i just really hope this album doesn't turn into some trendy outkast, nas godson from hip hop to some poltergeist on a hardwood floor with incense burning feel me? that whole movment is wack as pis, im sick and tired of hearing that shit come like the master or 18th letter and were good please don't be wack ralilkim
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2009 9:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: yah jack Asias chain..you could not be more of a tool
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2009 3:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.144)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: well I only ask cuz you bag on everyone and praise the west coast hip hop especially of the 90's. and rap is what the artist do, doesnt mean that they can rap, so who is your favorite artist right now or ever coming out of the east? and "the ledge" was dope so wasnt the rest of the juice soundtrack, but he had some joints from the 18th letter that were also dope
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2009 1:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i should of got planet asia 4 his chain when I seen him in north oakland..what was he doing walking around in the town at 10 at nite?? do I like any east coast artists??? what kind of stupid question is that??? yeah I think I do?? I mean if I like rap ?? Rakim is like 70 now right?? the last hit he had was "the ledge" ..lol...
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2009 10:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I don't get how I got the story "wrong"? Keith did get pulled out on outside the Tunnel by Prodigy. You stated the same thing..I just did not get into the details as you did since this story is almost 15 years old. Back to Rakim...based on the fact that "the R" is going to include many of today's artists on his album, I think many of you will not like the new Rakim album. Whenever you try to cut and paste your music to match today's standards, you are doomed to fail. Rakim would have been better if he was the "leader" he claimed to be an just dropped an album that takes a different direction for everyone to follow. Unfortunately, he lost his mojo in Dr.Evil's time machine or something...sorry Ra, this and '86 but it's time to build...YOU A RETIREMENT HOME! LOLOLOLOLOLOL....I am digging your grave as we speak....do you want to be embalmed or au natutrale?
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2009 8:28:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: wow!! oakland, you come up with some shitty comments. you picked out the littlest things with the artists that I put below. zion-i, electro rap? its music dude, oh thats right its not daftpunk right??, hiero good in just the 90's? not going there with that comment. full circle was dope and opio dropped two solo joints alone that were banging. Whats wrong with dilated, true emcees with babu who is an unbelievable dj. Planet asia "not that tight", thats just stupid. go listen to the cali agents and then voice an opinion. And lastly evidence is just a producer rapping? That dude is expanding his craft. the weatherman album was crazy along with the layover ep which has no tracks worth skipping. I dont think one person on here would say he sucks as an emcee. I love the slow flow he brings to the table. you make me laugh my man for real!! oh thats right the chronic 2001 is classic. sorry, I will give you credit for mentioning living legends along with their fellow dude murs. Is there anyone you like from the east oaktown?
Name: (Posted: 10/3/2009 11:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: like lars said..dude has terrible work ethic
Name: (Posted: 10/3/2009 10:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.166.227)
Location: Ontario,Canada
Comment: Lars,listen I admit that you are precise,but you chat too much
Name: (Posted: 10/3/2009 8:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.176.181)
Location: baltimore
Comment: yall is retards just cuz he hasent been in the game for 10 years doesent mean he was sittin on the couch eatin cheese curls all day. listen to that kanye joint -classic- with premier nas krs-one and rakim shit was hard, and I think this cd will be too 10yrs, pratice makes perfect, oh and d.i.t.c was real bottom line
Name: (Posted: 10/3/2009 12:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 70.206.113)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Thank f**k for dat, the blasphemous sarcasm I mean!! Anyway back to Rakim, I heard a new track and it was so bad I didn't even memorise the title. The music, beats and Rakim's lyrics and flow were terrible and I mean terrible my fellow B-boys I just hope and pray this is not the sign of things to come. If so Lars could actually be a prophet ha ha!!! As for dat fool Keith Murray that so called self confessed tough guy who claims affiliation to the Legion of Doom fell off as a decent artist years ago!
Name: (Posted: 10/3/2009 10:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i was been sarcastic
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2009 3:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 94.6.31.11)
Location: UK
Comment: LARS get the story right, Keith Murray punched prodigy then prodigy pulled out a gun but threw it under the car when the police showed up, prodigy admits it on an unreleased track from 'hell on earth' called 'in the long run' where he also disses 2pac. Anyway im not interested what datn*ggabeon1 has to say since he said Gza's pro tools is better than Liquid swords and cuban linx 2 is better than cuban linx 1, how stupid does that sound? nuff said
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2009 1:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: yeah..hella stories...my cousin is numskull, and I didnt go to his weeding but my brother went , he said after the wedding they were smoking and clownin saafiir and saafir was sayin fuck pac..becuz they were about to get jumped in berkeley and I guess pac ran but saafir I guess stayed and fought.
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2009 12:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Oh damn...I thought it was like when Prodigy and the QB fam pulled out a .45 to Keith outside the Tunnel..Keith was shaking like a crap game....lol
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2009 10:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: naw my asian folks punched him in the chest for trying to crowd surf. the story wasnt that relevant. I just thought it was hella funny
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2009 8:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: What happened to Keith Murray? He got bitched up in Oakland????
Name: (Posted: 10/1/2009 1:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: when del was working at leopolds??? when living legends were sellin in front of ameoba in berkeley and murs having to whoop cats for disrespecting his legend folks becuz they were nerds..stfu with that shit. I still talk to tajai I still talk to phesto..dont tell me shit.....i know alot of underground artists in oakland mann..so stfu
Name: (Posted: 10/1/2009 1:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: this lame below me went to the trouble to change his name and location to diss I. notice his boldly typed capitals letters. he's disrespecting oakland, no crass and suave..to disrespect a real city where cats get their head busted on g.p. shows he's a sucka. yeah i'm the worst reviewer???? u idiots are giving classic ratings to anything underground (back pack).. and yet u lames were never doing shit in raps golden era...where were u when I had the airmax 95's, northface windbreakers, unis, pilot fat tips????? camo pant??? tiger beats, word ups,.??? fuckin losers. where were u when my asian folks punched keith murray in the chest? stfu dude
Name: (Posted: 10/1/2009 12:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 171.199.50)
Location: DATNIGGASABITCH
Comment: BEON YOU THE WORST REVIEWER EVER GET THE F#CK OUTTA HERE BOY
Name: (Posted: 9/29/2009 11:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Your mother and many loved ones will die on you one day, BOY. When the time comes, remember your words below to me. I don't need to come see you, the real God will show you. Karma is a mf'er....
Name: (Posted: 9/28/2009 11:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: NYC
Comment: FOR THE RECORD...BIG L DID WORK WITH JAY-Z...ON TWO SEPERATE TRACKS..FUCK WESTCOAST RAP, FUCK E-40 FUCK THEM ALL...THIS IS THE PAGE FOR RAKIMS ALBUM WHY ARE ALL OF YOU TALKING ABOUT THIS BULLSHIT.
Name: (Posted: 9/28/2009 11:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: NYC
Comment: LARS DID YOUR MOTHER COME BACK FROM THE DEAD YET? OR IS THAT FUCKING BITCH STILL DEAD..I WONDER..COME SEE ME PUSSY
Name: (Posted: 9/28/2009 11:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: hiero was better in the 90's. zion I makes electro rap now, evidence isn't an mc..he's a producer that rhymes. dilated peoples???cmon man..planet asia was never that tight.. the liks havent done anything since the 90's..theyre like redman..party music..chali tuna is the only good one right now...
Name: (Posted: 9/28/2009 4:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .46.106.10)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: yo whos is this dude from oakland on here? does he like anyone that is actually good? yo lpac my dude, theres still some dopeness coming out of the west. evidence, zion-i, p.u.t.s, hiero fam, dilated peoples, defari, planet asia, strong arm steady, the liks, jurassic 5 or chali 2na. the infamous beat junkies w/dj babu to name a few, but I do understand what your getting at
Name: (Posted: 9/27/2009 1:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.6.13.141)
Location: UK
Comment: To datn*ggabeon1, e-40 had one good album which was in a major way, oh and the click album game related was heat too, and I agree Kurupt back in the early 90's would eat alot of mc's up but west coast is soooooo shit now, Game is ok sometimes but the only westcoast music worth listening to now is 90's stuff, as for saying ditc are wack that is dunb, every mc was dope including party arty (rip) and Buckwild is one of the best producers ever, oh and ice cube has been shit since anything after lethal injection
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 6:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i heard a few songs...sux..i hope thats his mixtape
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 1:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.222.150)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: ok Lars we agree to disagree over Eminem, but that dude has never touched me even in his underground days. Thanks for the Rakim info but I too was aware of much of this anyway and although I stated in previous entries we should hear the record before judgement I have a horrible feeling that this may be a disappointment due to a 10 year hiatus out of da game. I've always been loyal to the GOD but 10 years is a loooong time!!! Peace!
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 11:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: holy are you...too many sounds on that beat..
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 11:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: see theyre fuckin with jacka and messy...yeah I got respect for those cats but theyre just regional acts and mediocre artists..u think if dre couldnt do anything with Rakim..smc can?? so let ra push that indy shit...hopefully he can Ice Cube it...hopefully.
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 11:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Here's the full press release for you Rakim lovers: September 24, 2009 (New York, NY) - After months, if not years of Internet speculation and rumor, the man many call The God MC's management and label officially confirm that Rakim Allah will release his long awaited new album The Seventh Seal on November 17, 2009. Guest artists include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Maino, Tracey Horton, IQ, Styles P, and others, including Destiny Griffin, Rakim's own daughter. The artist's Ra Records shares the imprint in a joint venture with Tuscan Villa and SMC Recordings and is distributed through Fontana/Universal Music Group. Since its release, the album's lead single "Holy Are You" has won praise from critics and fans alike. USA Today states, "The God MC previews his long-awaited The Seventh Seal with a lyrically adept reminder of how he earned the name," with Billboard proclaiming "Rakim is in top form, richly merging self-mythologizing reflections on his legacy with religious imagery." His first full album of new material in almost a decade, The Seventh Seal is Rakim's contemporary observation of the Hip-Hop culture he helped define. While staying loyal to his New York roots, Rakim has created a body of work that encompasses the very best of regional, underground and mainstream styles that are reformed and delivered through his intricate lyricism and the seemingly effortless flow for which he is revered. He has enlisted a slew of production talent including Needlz, Nottz, Jake One, Nick Wiz, Ty Fiffe and more on the album's well-rounded tracks. The artist states, "The Seventh Seal is my own revelation...my way of taking the best of what Hip-Hop has to offer, what we as a culture and a community have to offer, putting my stamp on it and leading us forward while constantly respecting what we've already accomplished. When you've been blessed with a career like mine, you develop a deep relationship with the music, and that love is recognized by the true heads that share it with you. You'll see us keep building as we break through each Seal...showing the best of what I can do in many forms, bringing the energy and having fun, but first I'm laying that foundation and give my longtime fans the conscious fire they expect." ABOUT RAKIM ALLAH: Universally referenced as one of the Masters of the Microphone and an influence and inspiration to his peers and followers alike, Rakim first exploded onto the scene with the release of iconic Eric B. is President in 1986 with long time collaborator Eric B. The single marked a turning point in the Rap world - raising the bar for future emcees and revolutionizing the way rhymes are delivered. Rakim's intricately, intellectual lyrics draw their force from his worldly experience, inner faith and progressive contemplation, fueled by a deep understanding of not just Hip-Hop, but also the Jazz and R influences that have surrounded his family since his youth. Rakim's recordings - including the all-time classics, Paid In Full, Follow the Leader and The 18th Letter - have sold in the multi-millions worldwide. Billboard, Rolling Stone, MTV and a host of others consistently refer to Paid in Full as "the greatest Hip-Hop album of all time" - a claim often repeated in audience polls. The Seventh Seal marks the first album under his own imprint, Ra Records, allowing a true freedom in creative control unparalleled since his monumental first recordings. ABOUT SMC RECORDINGS: Established in March of 2005, SMC Recordings is home to independent music and artists. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company's prized accomplishment is its unique philosophy of artist development, where artists are encouraged to participate with the label from inception through maintenance of their career. This innovative structure has garnered industry veterans to join the company and aid in its growth. SMC's range of artist owned label partners includes national heavyweights like Rakim and Killer Mike along with a staple of regional acts constantly being developed such as Messy Marv, The Jacka, and the Town Thizzness brand...SMC is distributed by Fontana, the indie subsidiary of Universal. It is SMC's humble regional beginnings and loyalty to their artists and their careers that will guarantee the company to always be on the precipice of creativity and expansion in the music game.
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 11:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I just got the press release for Rakim's new album and 11/17/09 is a FIRM release date. Now we going to see if I was right or wrong about Rakim's new release. Guest artists include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Maino, Tracey Horton, IQ, Styles P, and others, including Destiny Griffin, Rakim's own daughter. He has enlisted a slew of production talent including Needlz, Nottz, Jake One, Nick Wiz, Ty Fiffe and more.
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 11:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Jay Z actually LOVED Big L and wanted to work with him before he died...He was working to get Big L on Roc A Fella...
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 10:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: okay..evrybody has there opinion. I just don't think that big L is that good. he bit finesse's style and all his freestyles are prewrittens, ode to hova(who actually was catchin wreck off top)
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 8:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: DITC is wack? WOW...Thats deep kidd...DITC is a cornerstone of hip hop and you just called them wack...That crew just had their hand firmly in the 90's sound. Without them you would have a huge hole in the classic sound from that era. Big L is just bananas on the mic...calling him wack is plain nuts...He too would DESTROY any MC ever to emerge from Cali. I have hours of his freestyles and the dude is just NUTS with the rhymes. I am not even going to argue that point further..if you think they are wack then it is your loss not mine...I have the pleasure of owning everything DITC put out and enjoying their music even today. SIDE NOTE: Callin Master ace "average" is another loss in your column...Ace has dropped some classic sh*t over the years and has NEVER been wack unlike Rakim's last offerings. Dissing Main Source desreves no response either...it is all YOUR loss and its all good...IN RESPONSE TO AC: We are just gonna have to agree to disagree..those underground dudes you mentioned are just not engaging enough for me. I cannout feel them at all..I have heard their stuff but none of it compelled me to buy it. Eminem is very dope...It is funny how he was an underground king 15 years ago but now he can't buy respect. Just because he is making mainstream money dose not mean he cannot blaze rhymes. His wordplay is incredible and I will always give him props. He has dropped some of the greatest freestyle recording you would ever hear AND made some of the tighest hip hop songs in the history of music. Respect is due...
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2009 7:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 70.109.176)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To Datn*ggabeon1 Percee P is infact a killa MC but he was never a member of D.I.T.C man despite working with Finesse and whether you accept or not several D.I.T.C releases are seen to be cult classics like Party groove/soul clap, Runaway slave, Stunts blunts and hiphop, Word life, and Life styles of da poor and dangerous. I agree that Fat Joe is limited but to diss D.I.T.C as a crew???? as for Main Source 'Breakin Atoms' most knowledgable b-boys universally accept this as a cult classic despite your personal taste. As for E-40 and dat fool Kurupt you kiddin right? The only west coast releases that are seen as cult classics are commercial pop rap releases like straight outta compton, chronic, chronic 2001, doggie style and a handful of others. Dre is a shite MC but Snoop has skills yes as proven on several underground mixtapes although his releases are wack he also rippped of slick rick's style. Most top 100 releases of all time are at least 60 percent eastcoast period! Ah yes of course if you're talkin about talented freestyle MC's on da eastcoast check out Craig G and supernatural. Finally I've already ackinwledged the talent on the westcoast but you mention Kurupt and E-40??? Nigga please!!!!!
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 8:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: Big L???? ask finnese why big L raps the way he did? don't come at with me with this fat joe nonsense either...d.i.t.c was wack dawggg
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 8:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 87.168.164)
Location: everywhere
Comment: percy p ? big L, O.C., Fat joe, Diamond d, lord finesse are you serious dun?
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 8:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 237.226.30)
Location: o
Comment: wow...oc lord finesse show and ag diamond d fat joe party arty.. muther fucking BIG L...stop hurting urself
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 6:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: im not starting an east coast rivalry....but who from d.i.t.c was any decent????the only one was percey p. beatnuts are average rappers...guru is an average rapper...main source???cmon man...master ace...average...everybody u named are average rappers...cmon don't test me or my patience..
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 3:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 1.76.68.61)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: To the brother from Oakland Souls and Hieroglyphics and Pharcyde were banging too Saafir and early Rass before he went all wack was dope, and I already mentioned Aceyalone. However you really shouldn't diss the East Coast scene which for many b-boys around the world is the Mecca of Hiphop music and culture,Period and how can you only mention Nas and Wu-tang? What about Ace, Pete Rock & CL, Beatnuts, Gang starr, Main Source, D.I.T.C and much more? Yes westcoast hiphop appealed more to the mainstream but most of the classic hiphop releases which have legendary status amongst critics from all genres of music are in fact from the east coast for now. As for gangsta rap I personally hated that shite with the exception of early Compton's most wanted, and N.W.A and finally please don't start this East Coast West Coast shite as this has no significance over true talent period!!! True hiphop talent is everywhere and much of it is waiting to be discovered and when found this will keep the movement alive period!!!
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 3:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 1.76.68.61)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Ok LARS, I too am a fan of Big Pun as I purchased his albums,and yes BDK was an incredible MC although he released some wack albums with that smooth player swing beat shite. Kool G rap, Nas and KRS one yeah again legendary MC's and early Jay-Z (during collabs with Jaz) was tight too, but Eminem? ok some decent lyrics at times but I hate his flow and style, and I'm aware that you are articulate and you remember that I revealed my race in my first entry here which has no significance, but I feel Brother Ali, Sage Francis, EL-P, are better caucasian MC'S than Eminem. As for Big Pun yes he was a commercial success with platinum sales who appealed to the underground but I feel that the former freestyle fellowship members and Abstract Rude are in particular better MC's including FLOW and delivery with the complex rhymes. I also feel that when hip hop artists pass away they are made out to be martyrs. For example as much as I loved Biggie's material (with the exception of a some overly commercial tracks) I fail to understand why some peeps call him the greatest and the same with Pac. Food for thought eh? Come on guys please feel free to continue this debate as I'm also here to learn as well as share knowledge. Peace!
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 3:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: Oakland
Comment: likle I said b4..back in dayz..in raps golden era..(early 90's)..big pun could never see any bay cats...e-40 was wayyyy more complex then pun(rip) back then..he would rap fast for 1 sec, get off beat the next sec, then get back on the beat a sec later with perfect timing. no cats in ny was doing styles like that. who was fucking with souls or aceyolone or rass kass... Cali was killing u cats in the mainstream, and the underground ( gangster underground too) could anybody see kurrupt? did anybody from ny rap off beat like Saafir??? Pun could'nt even see pharcyde...the only cats that was tight back then is some of the Wu tang, nas, and a couple of others..but don't act like it didnt happen
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 2:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: No disrepsect to AC, but how come NONE of those guys you mentioned that could blow Big Pun to pieces is ever on the lips of some the greatest mc's ever (BDK, Jay Z, Kool G Rap, Nas, KRS, Eminem...etc etc)? But Big Pun always seems to get mentioned when these guys make best of lists....something to think about....just because these dudes write these long complex rhymes dose not make them "better"...mc'ing also includes and underrated aspect, "FLOW". Big Pun was just sick with it! Not to mention, he was skilled enough to make commercial hits with complex rhymes and go platinum meanwhile making underground joints for the streets with some of the dopest lines heard in the 90's.
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 11:46:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.19.201)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Wise my man I ain't pushin this new Rakim joint I'm just tryin to tell cats to wait and see. If its wack I'll be one of the first to openly acknowledge this on this forum. Another thing Lars has stated that the Puerto-Ricans have contributed to hiphop culture from day one and he's bang on point whether cats like to admit this or not, I could name loads of latino MC's, Breakdance crews and graff artists but I can't be assed. Another thing the bay area has got a buzzing underground scene with very gifted MC's and although Big Pun had tight skills some of these underground MC'S could blow him to pieces. These include all former Freestyle Fellowship members Aceyalone, Mikah 9, self Jupiter and P.E.A.C.E. Also Ab Rude, L'roneous of Dream Weavers, and Scarub from Livin Legends, Awol one, Bus driver, Rifleman these are true freestylers from the underground scene and loads more I could mention. E-40 and Mac Mall, Rappin 4 tay etc are all wack period!!! In short hiphop is a universal culture and all this shite about where people come from has no significance, and all the pioneers should be remembered and respected and yes that includes Latinos who've made a significant contribution to the true origins of hiphop culture, whether discriminating cats here accept it or not.
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 9:11:00 AM; Partial IP: .23.90.244)
Location: nowhere
Comment: I see my comment is no longer posted I wonder why????Anyway, maybe this one will stay I see They are already pushing Rakim joint back????(WTF)
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2009 8:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Kras One: do you read thru my comments or just skim? I do love hip hop...I just hate uninspired music. Do something fresh and new...not the same ole same ole...this includes old school artists! If the old school is too "grown up" to spend time in the studio perfecting their craft, then RETIRE! "god"/"master": based on your comment about my mother, your mother must be still alive. Don't worry...the real GOD will make you feel the pain of losing one. asshole
Name: (Posted: 9/23/2009 4:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 62.120.167)
Location: Chicago
Comment: Lars is fa**ot. I rarely ever read peoples comments, but since he floods the board with nothing but s*it talk against hip hop, it's evident he doesn't like hip hop. Eat a swiss cheese sandwich you butt f***er. Rakim will deliver rawness even when he's gone senile. Show some Go* damn respect.
Name: (Posted: 9/23/2009 12:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: "god"/"master"...yo forreal...where are you in NYC exactly? hit me up if you think this is a game doggz. you have no idea what I can do. test me. I promise you results.
Name: (Posted: 9/23/2009 10:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: NY
Comment: oh...your mothers dead...damn...too bad I didnt rape and kill her first....you dont know shit, your from sweden....stop researching and trying so hard..nobody cares..if you got nothing positive to say about this album fuck off..stop posting here if this shit is so wack...stop it already, get a job.
Name: (Posted: 9/23/2009 8:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: datn*ggabeon1: I can't believe you can't name Krush Groove. LOL...."master" aka "god"...You are a lurker who is clearly jocking me. Get off my tip already. Gunther: my mother is dead...talk about her and you can go visit her. That's my word. I wish this was said in person so I could act on this promise.
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 6:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: NYC
Comment: LARS...do us all a favor...stop trying to act like your dropping knowledge...your a fucking joke...nobody cares, stop trying so hard.
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 3:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i never did watch" whats happening now"...i can't even watch old 80's movies..the only old shit I can watch and appreciate is old kung-fu, samarai, and chinese gangster movies...hell..i can't even watch blackxploitation flicks..and you know what???i can't even watch wild style or that run dmc movie with Kurtis Blow singing if I ruled the world, fuck..i don't even know the name of that flick and I could care less...
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 3:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i don't give a fuck if u are in sweden or in the nolia projects, or in palm beach, just if I ever come out to sweden, just have me a tall long-legged snow bunny when I get off the plane and pass me a mafuckin becks, then when i'm drunk u can pick my brain about this rap shit. and rec and take notes...
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 3:47:00 PM; Partial IP: .198.94.66)
Location: LARS mom's house
Comment: p.s. Lil wayne and drake can suck it easy.
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 3:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .198.94.66)
Location: LARS mom's house
Comment: LARS u are a tool. why do u think u are soooo KNOWLEDGEABLE?? i take shits with a higher I.Q. than u dude. why does every damn post have u involved? you must have so many myspace friends u internet punk..
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 3:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Son...I was referring to an episode of What's Happening (when he was out trying to bootleg the Doobie Bros)...you speak of Re-run and don't even know the episodes?? That's prolly his most famous one! LOL I am in Sweden and I know that one. Are you trying to say the dudes I listed are not Bay Area legends?? You can't be serious...
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: Rerun..the pioneer the trendsetter of hip hop, a real cat...he was bootlegging music b4 cats was selling mp3's at corner stores...b4 cats went into theatres wit camcorders..b4 u cats were downloading lupe or wu trying to find a leak. everytime u stream district 9..u should think of rerun and praise his converse.but no, u want to oust him out the hip hop community for boot leggin the mafuckin Doobie Brothers?????(what?)
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 2:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: wrong. u don't even know the bay or oakland rap legend and u don't even know the oakland classic album or the oakland classic compilation....so google that as u may, but u still will never know.
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 2:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 98.210.204)
Location: Earth
Comment: Oakland you're a joke 2 me boy
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 12:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Turbo was dope. He gets props...But Breakin 2 sucked. The first Breakin was hot. Hammer is a bay area legend., as is E 40, Ant Banks, Mac mall, The Heiro Crew, RBL Posse, Brotha Lynch Hung, Luniz, Celly Cel, & Mac Dre...of course 2 $hort .....my fave is Spice 1. Don't mess with me about hip hop son...I AM KNOWLEDGEABLE. Method Man is always high so who cares what he has to say. Dru Down had a dope song "Pimp Of The Year".
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 10:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: ya and Turbo was wack???? one of the greatest..did u see that cat dancing on the ceiling?? lionel richie was cummin watchin that shit
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 10:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: maybe not word for word, but this is what I read in 2007 or 2008 0r 2009..i forgot what issue: Stash Magazine: Who is ya favorite bay rapper meth?? Method Man says: Dru Down..so shut that weak shit up. too short and poohman had the best songs on the juice soundrack along with naughty. You don't know shit about any bay area rap legends... You probably think Tupac is the only legend we got in Oakland? wrong...we got much more...ohhhhh i've never seen dru down with a latin bitch taming that hoe to follow him up the stairs because she was walking to slow...get the fuck outta here..mannn.. real pimpin.. no the golden era is where cats had the most gold around their necks.... "make em say ughh"
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 10:40:00 AM; Partial IP: .23.90.244)
Location: somewhere where I'm not from
Comment: yea, Jedi Mind Tricks also they all rep!
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 10:37:00 AM; Partial IP: .23.90.244)
Location: somewhere
Comment: DAMN!This started off by a dis from some muthafucker from fuckin "SWEDEN"Then progressively got worse by some lame ass youngsters there were a few who tried to hold the tourch in there but to no avail! Fuckin Lil panty stain and some other wack ass motherfucker I never heard of? The golden era IS OVER! Very unfortunate for us true hip-hop lovers there in the main stream are no more true representatives of the art.Very unfortunate,I hope the R joint is hot I thought the "18th Letter" was bangin some of you were playin fuckin "stink finger" with your cousin back then you fuckin homos!!!! Torae, SkyZoo, The Justus league,Immortal TeK,John Robinson(Lil sci) I Self Devine, Self Scientific! Hip-hop is ALIVE and well you just got to know WHAT IT IS, b4 you start running off at the fuckin mouth!!!!!!
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2009 9:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: "Re-run"? You mean Fred Berry? The "pop locking" Fred Berry? The dude from What's Happening? With the homies Roger ("please don't hit me with the belt mama") and Dwayne ("hunh?") Or with Dee ("i'ma tell mama unless you give me a quater). Along with Shirley taking orders for hamburgers? Yeah I know Re-run...the guy who almost got his azz beat for trying to bootleg record a Doobie Bros. concert. THAT'S NOT B-BOYING! That's pop locking...you would have been thrown out of the Roxy in NYC if you tried to do that in a cipher! In fact, after the west coast started to b-boy and it was in movies such as Breakin 2 Eletric Boogaloo and Body Rock feat. Mr. Lorenzo Lamas, New Yorkers quit it altogether because you made it WACK! Nowadays the west coast seems to rep it strong and got nice at it and much respect to them. But don't ever mention Fred Berry in this discussion in terms of B Boying. Dudes like Crazy Legs would come looking for you! (racist!!) Golden age of hip hop was from 1986 until the earyly 90's. Hip hop took a bad turn once a bunch of talentless west coast gangsters decided to make albums bragging about their tales. (No disrespect to Spice 1, DJ Quik, & CMW...they are dope). But fools like Rappin 4 Tay, Dru Down, etc brought in an era which kind of took the fun out of the music which made the golden era special. The golden era, everyone had their own sound (including NWA's gangsta sound). But after a while a bunch of opportunists dropped albums which all sounded the same and covered the same topics. Thus the golden age was over..especially when our "heros" such as Rakim, Kane, & Doug E Fresh started to drop wack albums. Rakim managed to keep people interested here and there with his contributions to soundtracks such as Juice and House Party. But overall it was a disappointment. I don't mind being public enemy #1. I know my history and I see the future. I don't live in the past otherwise I would still be wearing Cazals or yves St.laurent frames, Chams de Baron shirts, Fat laces, pin striped lees, British walkers, name belts, puma windbreakers, a kangol with a platic bag on the inside to make it look full and puffy, or farmer's pants with suspenders, a v style leather bomber like larry davis, putting taps under my shoes....I live in the modern era but have a warm spot for where it all began. Come with dope hip hop and I will be happy but when my former "heros" of rap drop garbage...I am disappointed. Right now Drake and Lil Wayne are doing the damn thing and I applaud them. Raekwon has also jumoed back on the scene and he is steady in my system being played....WHAT YOU GOT FOR ME RAKIM??? IT'S BEEN 17+ YEARS SINCE YOU HAD A DOPE ALBUM!!!
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 7:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 84.228.179)
Location: STRONG ISLAND, NY
Comment: Yo LARS, they got you Public Enemy #1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 won! But I feel you though. I agree with you 1000% except for when you sign off & mention crap rappers like Lil Weasel & Drake cake, you kinda killed it with ish like that. Peeps see names like that on a UGHH website that kills your whole argument for some. But I have been one of The R's biggest fans since 86 & I gave up making excuses for him ever since he fell out with Dre. I also feel the same way about Kane but to somewhat a worse degree. He's just getting props & living off his legend to but after only 2 good albums, cuz we all know he fell off way b4 RA. He started to let that smooth player shit go to his head & act like a real pimp instead of the ughh "RAW" emcee of 87. Effin sellout!
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 7:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: the golden age of hip hop was after kane, chuck, and de la soul, that was just and age...not a golden age. the golden age is when puff said it was all about the benjimens, and lil weezy said bling bling, and master p said ughh. speaking of master p? wasn't he the first underground hip hop mc to make more then 5 million??? ya he was
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 5:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 28.178.194)
Location: On the real...
Comment: East Coast feels that way about West to some degree... There are some though. Pun had potential but his production was lagging (See: TS fell the pphuk off). Pharrell is a free fallin cock holster. We all know complex HipHop but we all also know that the "Golden Age" gave us Kane, Tribe, Chuck D, DE LA... The Scenario REMIX (Here we go yo! Force Main Source LP on the rise...) Cypress Hill, Main Source, The D. O. muthaphukkin' C, baby!!! The list goes on but know that I AM that era. I AM what represents it... all the way down to my 2 strap grey Keds... we called them 69ers. Not better than anyone else but I know why I fell in love with HipHop in the first place. Trugoy said, "HipHop is the ONLY thing that provides jobs for people who don't even love the shit". I LOVE my job and if I didn't I would work somewhere else because to do otherwise is STUPID!!!! I will await The 18th letter in hopes he can quench some of my thirst for the real.
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 4:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: I'm yawnin as i'm listening to Pun..He reminds me of pharell..no conviction, tired, lazy voice, boring...sure he can spit rapidly, but he can't convey his words to a listener...wheres the swag??????
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 3:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: yaaaaaaaaa....more complex then souls or del, who were murdering mics. maybe to eastcoast cats that was complex....but to us westcoast cats..it was just average in the golden era..so so so average
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 3:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: so rerun was puerto rican?????google that moron
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 2:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 28.178.194)
Location: Mass
Comment: For starters what I see here is an awesome confluence of opinions. Weezy SUX! Let's just fix that right up, right phukkin’ now! He blows. Jigga (yeah I said it...) BLOWS!!! I don’t care about your money or your hoes… at all. Deliver me a sick poem over a nearly as sick beat. I am talking if you are driving then you have to pull over to drink it. If you have never heard HipHop like THAT then… I am at best highly disappointed with the direction. If you can’t spit the top 10 dopest verses you have ever heard then YOUR HipHop is trash!.We dubbed Ra... he didn't dub himself. East coast or west, do your deal. However I expected the OB4CL2 to BETTER bang or there would have been a misunderstanding. I am dedicated to this HipHop thing until the death of it. Please note the capitalization of perfection. Eminem is a crybaby with weak production. Somebody tells you you are dope for long enough, you believe it. Patience my friends is a virtue and the quieted version of my TRUE love should be allowed to breathe clean air again. The rest of who is so called hot are all a bunch of radio whores to be micro-pimped to the elevation of multi-platinum TRASH at the industry’s leisure… Billboard Top 200 (mockingly scoffs)… what antenna (drops mic)?
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 2:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Judging by the delay in your answer ,based on your posting times, you googled your answer about b-boys. Just an fyi...because something is posted on the internet, does not make it "fact". Puerto Rican's ran B Boying until it went world wide. They also were some of the most talented graf artists in the early era. Puerto Ricans also were pioneers in rap such as Devastating Tito from the Fearless Four. Know your history son..you know little not to mention you sound racist with your comments about Latinos...Hip hop has always included all people in the struggle...Big Pun, like many great mc's, took some og G Raps' style but he is in a class by himself...I stand by my comment...No one in Cali can lyrically touch Big Pun, even with just a couple albums in the tank. One of the greatest ever to mix complex rhymes with cross over appeal...TAKE NOTES!
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 1:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: ughhhh the first b-boys were black....years later puerto ricans just picked it up and added sum more moves to it...Lars..your an idiot
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 1:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: big pun would of got eaten alive at a souls show...and u know thats a fact. brotha lynch would have ripped his fat guts out. duck duck duck down when 40 water clapping them buckshots. keak da sneak would have clowned his ass with more subliminals then lupe could dream of. so shut that shit up.
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 1:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: to lars... lil weezey: (crying) sos sob ohh how did u do it..i mean I tried to do it like u, that was my whole steelo? kid cudi: don't worry weezey. not everybody can do what I did. here's a kleenex.
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 1:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: i'm not gonna get into any cali and ny beef, but it's clear that cali was ruling the east with our lyrics, off-beat flow patterns, style..who on the east could see rass kass, souls of mischief, kurrupt, e-40, 3x krazy, aceyolone, saafir, pharcyde..i don't know what kind of crack u were smoking in the rap golden era..but it must of been that uncut swedish fish (scale) big pun..naw he bit kool g raps whole style sonnnnn
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 8:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Uhhhh....Joell is Puerto Rican...much different than Mexican (not that I appreciate your prejudices here)...but without Puerto Ricans you would not have hip hop. There were involved since Day 1. Big Pun (a Puerto Rican) would have DESTROYED any rapper that was ever was born in Cali. Fyi---Puerto Rican's invented B-Boying....
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2009 8:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .178.248.3)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Comment: Lars u are on crack...Rakim is a legend. Dont even mention Lil wayne and Drake in the same sentence as Rakim.
Name: (Posted: 9/19/2009 1:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 210.29.182)
Location: oakland
Comment: Rakim is a legend and a true pimp. He has ya'll calling him "the God", and "the master" just like pimps do...wat it do rakim pimpin pimpin. Can't knock ya hustle man. You got these hoes gettin money for u and they stay with ya name in their mouth. They say u can't freestyle man and joel ortiz will rip u...who? I don't know some mexican rapper from the bronx....has that mexican ever wrote anything worth mentioning? he wrote sumthing, but I forgot? I think that mexican did a song with wats his face, and the video was in the united states somewhere? is joel the same cat who used to walk down that street:? yeah..he used to walk down streets to get to that avenue. Ohh.. that was the cat who said sumthin. ya he said, "Hello"..to that other cat.. did joel used to live at a house? yeah he lives in a house with a t.v and bathroom and kithchen..sounds familiar?
Name: (Posted: 9/18/2009 3:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 61.208.244)
Location: Nibiru
Comment: Lars, I read your review about Raekwon's new album. It takes a real man to be able to apologize and admit when he is wrong, so respect you for that. I just hope your wrong about this album as well, but my hopes are probably in vain. Peace.
Name: (Posted: 9/18/2009 1:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: You do realize 1992 was 17 years ago right? That must be a world record for holding your breath....I have every right to criticize Rakim as I have personally spent well over $500 on Rakim cds, cassettes, vinyl and concerts. I demand more and he is going to hear about it! My precieved "disses" is just motivation directed to "the god""...ask Raekwon ;)
Name: (Posted: 9/18/2009 12:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 64.180.182)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Firstly you misread me.I never implied that race has anything to do with hiphop culture knowledge and appreciation if you're implying this to my previous entry. I for one know that Sweden has many ethnic communities like the UK. Secondly I never challenged or disputed your views on Rakim. Thirdly you stated that the new Rae joint surprised you right? So wait for the new Rakim joint before you express preconceived ideas. I agree that Rakim's work has been below general expectation since 92, but he's still released some tight joints. Finally please don't even mention Eminem and Jadakiss above Rakim thats plain offensive and I'm not hear to diss your knowledge of the game as stated before but looking at the MC'S you've used as examples above Rakim I don't need to say anymore! I for one will wait and hear the new Rakim joint for myself because despite the alleged history of Rakim's past preconceived ideologies are just plain dumb.
Name: (Posted: 9/18/2009 9:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Firstly, race has nothing to do with knowledge of hip hop. You do not have to be a particular creed or color to know hip hop origins. In fact, hip hop has been multi cultural since the late 70's. So OUT goes that notion. Secondly, no one here knows what my race is. So assuming is just plain stupid. Thirdly, I never complained that Paid in Full was only 10 tracks. I think albums are better when they have less tracks (Illmatic is perhaps my fave alltime and it was a "short" album). Paid in Full unfortunately has filler tracks on such a short album. I actually like Paid in Full. It has filler tracks but the bangers carry the album and that in itself is impressive. Talk of Rakim winning a battle is simply nonsense. I have never heard Rakim battle ANYONE. In fact, I never heard him freestyle. When he had the chance to freestyle and outshine about 25 other notable MC's on Yo MTV Raps finale, Rakim chose to kick a pre-written verse that he eventually used on a song. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Rakim has notoriously ducked battles for years so don't even go there. So yes, Joell Ortiz can most likely body Rakim in a battle if Rakim cannot use pre-written rhymes. Shheeettt...Serius Jones would EMBARASS Rakim in a battle as such. Rakim has been falling off consistantly since 1992. He had a couple of joints heer and there but overall he has been downhill and makes fans wait 5 years or more for a BS album and this one more than likely is no exception. I hope he proves me wrong like Rae did with CL II, but my hopes are low. Talk to producers about Rakim's antics and you will see that they really don't like working with "the god" (i know this for a fact as I have many friends in the industry). He wastes time and money which is disrespectful. If this was how you make your living you not appreciate his antics. Basically Rakim is a jerk when it comes to the workplace and I am calling him out. This is why his albums have been sub par lately. LAZY & ALOOF BASTARD! No to mention the dozens of times he has not showed up for shows leaving fans disappointed. How can you defend this loser??? What dose it take for you to say ENUF IZ ENUF?? I do not need to hear advance tracks to be dubious...Rakim's recent reputation proceeds him. Is Rakim a legend? Yes he is a legend. Should he retire? This album will answer that for you...I dunno about you but I am already picking out his retirement home....
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2009 4:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .40.184.34)
Location: T-Dot, Canada
Comment: LARS, no emcee can ever be on top forever without falling off. Its the ability to rise again from those ashes and reclaim your respect. Full Circle. Cipher. Same science the GOD revealed since his coming, and that's why we are excited about his project. You can't name an emcee that has been around since the 80s that hasn't fallen off at some point. Rakim never liked the spotlight, he’s incognito, and has always been infamously M.I.A. Who wants to see him all over the fucking internet and magazines and in product placements like today's media emcee. The GOD is like 40 years old, what the fuck do you want? For all your bullshit "I-am-so-more-hip-hop-than-you" history tidbits, to complain Paid in Full has only 10 joints- who fucking cares?! You have any idea what impact that shit had at its time?? It birthed the whole idea a hip hop album could be considered a classic, a masterpiece. Compare Rakim to Lil Wayne or any other of your wack emcees in the game today all you want, we don’t give a fuck about “wordplay” and “relevance” or whether Rakim will win a battle against Joell Ortiz…that shit is for faggots ilke you, not us. And how the FUCK do you have so much motherfucking time on yours hands anyways??
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2009 4:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .71.39.131)
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Comment: Lars man! I'm not here to beef with you or anyone else here, but you really need to chill. As for the impending Rakim release you haven't indicated that you have heard any of the new tracks. So why be so prematurely judgemental? I ain't here to question your dedication to the game as that would be really naive and stupid as I don't even know you but to be honest Rakim to many of us is a legend in the game period! As for your thoughts on Rakim being lazy who are you to judge? I can empathise and agree that Rick Ross is wack but wait until you here the new Rakim LP. If you don't like it fine diss all you like! and I'm speaking as a middle aged black B-Boy from the golden era with hiphop contacts of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds from Sweden, Germany, Japan to the USA etc, and yeh I don't feel the need to cuss as you've probably noticed. Peace!
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2009 8:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Lars aint no toy...your whole style is toy...PUNK!! Nothing about you is worth worth biting! Mr."Von", you are a clown..what language is that? You need to take the bratwurst out of yo mowf!
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2009 5:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.201.101)
Location: stockhom,sweden
Comment: ya lars brother he likes viener shnitzel ya I use to pump him up!If you no what I mean ya!cock and balls in the butt butt hole ya!we do that in sweden ya
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2009 3:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 12.153.194)
Location: 8MILE
Comment: listen to these infant's speaking..such childish thinking,simpleton's,the disrespect.....such toy's,its to bad you grew up in a fuck up era..your brained washed..
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2009 12:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.247.250)
Location: London
Comment: Rakim is like Ali in 76, 77, he's not gonna do anything amazing, but it's still gonna be good.
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2009 10:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .54.206.87)
Location: JHB,South Africa
Comment: Hey people 7th seal will drop in 2011...watch this space..
Name: (Posted: 9/15/2009 3:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.213.118)
Location: florida
Comment: i think this album will be average at best. I love rakim but he's not a g.o.a.t. to many other good albums to get like ob4cl2 or foundation. rakim is a throwback. u think he's better than esoteric or torae. good but back of the bus
Name: (Posted: 9/15/2009 8:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: What do you need to know young grasshopper?
Name: (Posted: 9/13/2009 2:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 203.68.233)
Location: skelleftea
Comment: lars u need to skool me 4 real, I want to know everything u know about hip hop !
Name: (Posted: 9/7/2009 3:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 6.24.70.52)
Location: home
Comment: why dont u get a fuckn job lars yer always talkin shit. and who the fuck r u to tell Ra to step his game up hes the 1st to sell a milli yer just a lil silly...fag
Name: (Posted: 9/4/2009 9:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: PUSHED BACK AGAIN!!!! SEE YOU IN 2010....
Name: (Posted: 9/3/2009 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: .1.230.217)
Location: UK
Comment: Ive heard nick wiz is back producing some cuts on this, NICK WIZ IS BACK, FUCKING LEGEND
Name: (Posted: 9/3/2009 2:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 0.24.17.51)
Location: your moms house
Comment: your all fags, internet gangstas
Name: (Posted: 9/2/2009 6:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 105.76.213)
Location: The Garden State
Comment: I hope its worth the wait. Iv havnt heard anything relavent from THE R in a minute. Im an old skool dude, and I respect Rakim, but, im not sure his heart is still in it. Y hasnt he dropped any tracks in all this time, get his name out there again? Sure, il give it a spin, but unfortunatly im not expecting much. Im lookin foward more 2 OBFCL2.
Name: (Posted: 9/1/2009 8:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I am not giving negative energy..I am giving feedback to step up his game. Rakim has been slacking for YEARS. Every album HAS NOT been a classic, I think most "fans" would agree with me on that one. Rakim has been positive, but his music has not been good...especially after the split with Eric B. The 18th Letter had a couple joints on it, but for a $20 double album, I felt like I got stroked off by a woman in a massage aplor who is working off her debt for coming into the country...in other words EMPTY. The Master would have been better served if I spent it on a ticket to see "I Am Legend" (and I hated that movie)....Rakim may have mouths to feed, but his hunger for hip hop has clearly waned over the years...maybe he should go get a day job!
Name: (Posted: 8/31/2009 9:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.222.115)
Location: San Antonio TX USA
Comment: I can't wait to hear what he has to say.The brother has been laying back in the cut and doing the math so now a new LP has been born.The Seventh Seal is the reflection of the #7 which means "GOD".I believe this is going to be the project to check for...LARS ignorance is not a sin but, I think you should rethink what you say about those who've been faithful to our culture.Brothers such as Rakim has always brought positive messages through his music.I feel that today it's a very rare to hear such a thing.The last thing we need is a true representer getting bashed over nonsense.The man has mouths to feed so he getting his loot.As long as he's doing his thing on the MIC,I don't care if he's on stage with Willie Nelson.....Peace to you LARS.I'm sure you're a good dude, find a positive and roll with it.Negative energy never helps anybody grow...Keep that in mind...Peace to everybody else putting down some thoughts as well.
Name: (Posted: 8/31/2009 5:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: NYC
Comment: LARS...YOU NEED TO JUST STOP...EVERYTIME I COME BACK TO THIS SITE TO CHECK ON CERTAIN ALBUMS...YOUR THERE, MAKING COMMENTS,..SHUT THE FUCK UP...GET A JOB, OR MAYBE EVEN SHOW ALL OF US WHAT REAL HIP HOP IS IF YOU CAN DO ANY BETTER...GET A LIFE KID..RAKIMS NAME ALONE IS WORD ASSOCIATED WITH EXCELLENCE..HE IS ONE OF THE BEST THAT EVER DID IT..EVER ALBUM IS CLASSIC, NOT ONE TRACK HAS EVER BEEN WACK...SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP HATING..
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2009 2:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Rick Ross is everything that is wrong with hip hop today. He is a BS artist to the 100th degree. Rakim dose not need to collab with the new artists to stay releveant. In fact, people should be following Rakim...unfortuantely, Rakim's latest material is nothing worth the time. My point is that artists like Rakim should always be on the cutting edge instead of coming off stale. Rakim is now sharing a stage with Rick Ross, who isn't even an MC, he is a fraud with ghost written lyrics about a lifestyle that is not his own. Rakim used to represent the real sh*t. 20 years ago you would have never seen Rakim sharing a stage with Vanilla Ice or Candyman (& nor should he)...what the fluck happened???
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2009 12:03:00 PM; Partial IP: .11.250.46)
Location: London
Comment: LARS you say Rick Ross is big bird (as if that means anything) but how do you know that he isn't trying to learn from Rakim? How do you know Rakim isn't trying to see what younger mc's are doing? you complain that rakim is stuck in the past yet you clown him for working with this generation of rappers? If you were really the Hip Hop scholar that you claim to be then I don't think you would be saying this. And how you gonna go to new york and offer someone out that you dont even know? what you gonna do bring a whole crew of swedish people with you? to new york? You contradict yourself by claiming that these older rappers where so good back in the day, yet you claim that now they are no good, you said the same shit on the krs album, how are these rappers ever going to get back to their prime if you (and people like you) come out and say they are shit when you havnt even heard the album? Maybe if you know more about Hip Hop then other can ever think, and if your some hip hop OG why dont you show some maturity and stop starting shit on a partially anonymous comment board on a website.
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2009 9:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Rick Ross is a BIRD. And Rakim is BIG BIRD for having him at the same show. Officer Ricky tries so hard to shed his past but fails. I hate fakes!!! Not to mention those fake LV shades he wore on the cover of XXL!!! The Dapper Dan days are over son!!!! Only Dapper Dan could bootleggg and get away with it back in 1986...right Rakim??? BTW..Saabs suc...so why would you mention those here? I drive a BMW. Now my Swedish girlfriend, now thats a HOT Swede product!!!
Name: (Posted: 8/24/2009 7:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .11.250.46)
Location: London
Comment: I hope this album is fucking brilliant, there's been such a long wait anything less will leave alot of people very unsatisfied. And LARS you need to chill man, maybe Rick Ross will better himself now after performing with Rakim. Also Rakim performing with Rick Ross will help him reach some of Rick's fans, bringing more people over to a better style oF Hip Hop.
Name: (Posted: 8/24/2009 4:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .61.127.82)
Location: everywhere
Comment: yo Lars you need to take yo a$$ to mars with that bull sh$t If you knew about hip hop you would not be trying to dis one of the gods of hip hop and not only that you dissin NYC the birth place of it. That would be like someone from Nyc trying to tell you about saabs herbie, now get yo hand off of yo cock jerk off and show some respect......oh yea! send me yo address cuz I will send yo some prunes,,,,, cuz you full of sh#t
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2009 8:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Ok maybe I reached a bit with Fabo and Serius....sometimes I just spazz out...LOL
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2009 1:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 44.184.151)
Location: SCARTOWN ONTARIO CANADA
Comment: HAHAHA you might know your hip-hop LARS but how can you say "right now JADA, NAS, Eminem, Fabolous, Serius Jones & Joell Ortiz have better wordplay than Rakim" how can you even mention Fagulous or Serious Jones in thisa mix?...go listen to some Lil Wayne... I for one have faith Rakim's new LP will be dope
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2009 11:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Hey RAKIM!!! What the HELL are you doing sharing the stage with RICK ROSS in NYC last night??? Rakim, you are now 100% OFFICIALLY A CLOWN!!! I hope people are setting FIRE to your old albums right now in Times square!!!
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2009 1:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I think god/messiah is Rakim. You sound angry carino...do you want a Snack Pack and a capri sun? LOLOLOLOLOL
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2009 12:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: You talk alot of junk son..I will be in NY labor day week...Where you at? I will show you what Sweden is about!
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2009 12:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: NEW YORK FUCKING CITY
Comment: LARS...YOUR A HALF ASSED, FAKE, EXCUSE OF A HUMAN BEING. STOP TRYING TO DROP SCIENCE WHEN YOU, YOURSELF HAVE NOTHING TO EXPLAIN EXCEPT BULLSHIT. YOUR FROM SWEDEN, YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HIPHOP, YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT, YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING EXCEPT, YOU DONT KNOW JACK SHIT, SO WHY EVEN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN YOURSELF. I KNOW FOR ONE, SPEAKING FOR MYSELF, I CAN HONESTLY SAY YOUR FULL OF SHIT. YOUR A FUCKING PUSSY CLOWN.
Name: (Posted: 8/17/2009 9:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Rakim is not top 5 anymore...I am sorry, he just is not. How can you say that when he hasn't dropped anything significant in years. (right now JADA, NAS, Eminem, Fabolous, Serius Jones & Joell Ortiz have better wordplay than Rakim)People have graduated high school AND college since Rakim came out with an album. Rakim has a a dope lazy flow, but he is lazy when it comes to hitting the studio. He clearly dosen't love hip hop like most of is here. If I love something, I would LIVE IT! Rakim shows up to the studio when he feels like it. He costs the record company money with his diva like attitude because they book the studio time and pay the producer to show up and Rakim ends up M.I.A. How can you expect to drop a hot album if you start a song then disappear for months and then come back and repeat the same behavior. This is why the albums keep getting pushed back. Hip hop is not a passion for Rakim, it is a JOB. He is lazy as phukk and could give 2 shtz about the fans. Then 8 years go by and and he drops some ole bullshyt he could have put on a mixtape for $5.
Name: (Posted: 8/16/2009 10:07:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: nyc
Comment: LARS IS A FAKE WANNABE WHO KNOWS ONLY WHAT HE SEEKS NOT WHAT HE LIVES...YOU DONT KNOW SHIT LITTLE BOY. YOUR A FUCKING EXCUSE.
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2009 4:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 148.80.151)
Location: CA
Comment: LARS-do you have anything good to say about any MC in the game? Yeah, maybe the God's fallen off a bit, but he's still high up on the top 5, if not number 1. And you can't deny that he changed the game lyrically. Either die or find another website to spew your bullshit. Swedish polesmoker.
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2009 2:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 237.226.30)
Location: ..
Comment: ..oh and remember how Rakim told everyone this album was coming out mid 2007..two years later here we are..before that it was 2002 when the album was sposed to drop on dre's label..so it takes 5 and then 2 entire YEARS to find another deal??when your Rakim it takes 7 years??really?? Its stuff like this that has LARS callin out RA sayin he's lazy..thats it for me im waitin for the damn shit to drop already .
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2009 2:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 237.226.30)
Location: o
Comment: im copping it cause its rakim..but..if u want a taste to some searching online and check the leaks..honestly..with the leaks ive heard I am not that impressed..why shouldnt we expect great things from the legends??isnt the highest standard exacly where rakim should be measured?? I see you lars..on that note if the lp has one good joint on it and Rakim presses vinyl, I will buy it .
Name: (Posted: 8/14/2009 1:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.143)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: thats some history right there lars!!i love the old rakim joints from follow the leader and paid in full, but I also like the 18th letter. I understand what your saying when you say rakim is lazy but I think its just his laid back demeanor but the dude can spit period. He just needs to get focused and kill it. Az is just dropping album after album like hes the east coast version of too short. I cant keep up, but the last album I even liked from him was the format and thats pushing it. if az had better producers his albums would be great cuz hes a dope emcee. as far as this new rakim album coming out, im copping it. peace
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2009 6:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.70.120.3)
Location: nyc
Comment: rakim is my favorite rapper he has not lost it when it comes to spitting , I think if he used beats to catch the hip hop nation people would listen to him thats one thing the other,you have your fans like myself waiting to long and when you drop , the LP's ok. every 3 or 4 yrs. everything on your LP SHOULD BE FIRE.in between that time I have to turn to my other peeps (jada,blame one,krs,kool G ETC.,YOUR FANS from the 80's & 90's want to hear that under ground shit that got you your fans.after I saw him on ICON MAGAZINE spitting , im still waiting,ra should have about 20 LP's by now.i hope this shit is good the wait is to long for 3 songs on a LP.AND THAT SHIT WE HEAR ON THE RADIO IS NOT HIP HOP! THAT SHIT IS RAP I DONT CARE HOW YOU PUT IT , REAL HIP HOP IS UNDERGROUND. (hip hop is dead)
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2009 8:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Get outta here man...I know more about hip hop than you ever could think. Your boy Rakim clearly stated back in 1987 "It's not where you from it's where you at". And I am LIGHT YEARS away from you in terms of understanding the culture of hip hop. I can school you on grafitti, b-boying, dj'ing, and MC'ing. I have done it all in my lifetime son. I know who's who in all of those sectors of hip hop. I can take you on the 7 train to the Court Street station and show you the wherehouse where graf still lives(Dondi RIP). I can take you to the Rock Steady reuinon in harlem or New Jersey (frosty freeze RIP). I can take you to a DJ Jazzy Jeff party in the meatpacking district on a thursday night...I can take you back in time to the Mew Music Seminar when Mix Master Mike took out DJ Honda...or when they made DJ Qbert retire since he won too much...or even 10 years before that when DJ Cash Money reined supreme....don't let me speak on Grandmaster Flash or Grand Wizard Theodore...Kool Moe Dee vs Busy bee?...I got the cassette!! Krs One throws Prince Be off the stage? I GOT FOOTAGE! Don't ever question my hip hop knowledge son...I will BODY your brain!......RAKIM IS A LAZY BUM! He has all of the talent in the world but can't make anything worth mentioning anymore. There are no excuses for laziness. He dose not show up to the studio, he clearly is not inspired, and I am tired of his whole dog and pony show! You guys like AZ who can put out solid albums for 15 years! What's Rakim's exucse?? You had the nerve to mention those bricks Rakim dropped over the years?? Ngggaaa Please!!! That was YEARS ago when those came out and you are still waiting with baited breath for next piece of hot garbage from this bum. Rakim if you are listening, I am watching you man! I see your little shows you have been doing lately with Kid Capri as your back up DJ and those shows are hot...now get in the studio and make your first hot album since Let The Rhythem Hit em or just flucking RETIRE!!!!
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2009 9:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: nyc
Comment: did you people even listen to "the master" or the "18th letter"? rakim never fell off, rakim will never fall off..this album is going to be gold, if you cant come to terms with that, than your a bunch of illminded faggots.......is this dude from sweden really gonna tell me what hiphop is, LARS..you dont know what hiphop is, never seen it never lived it, you never experienced it, you just fathom it. dont you dare sit there and say rakim is wack now because he shit in the 80's was better..as I said, have you heard the singles he put out last year? not too mention the two previous albums...you kids need to do your homework, before you come on here discussing shit you have no idea about
Name: (Posted: 8/10/2009 10:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 237.226.30)
Location: or
Comment: haha the date will soon be tba
Name: (Posted: 8/7/2009 11:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Keep pushing this album back..rakim most likely hasn't even stepped in the studio to record it!!! Lazy bastard...
Name: (Posted: 8/6/2009 10:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.134.174)
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
Comment: I think that Rakim was lyrically at his best between 1986 and 1993. However I still enjoyed "The Master" as it was a classic in its own right. I am still gonna purchase "The 7th Seal" because Rakim is still one of the founding fathers of rap.
Name: (Posted: 7/29/2009 3:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 109.85.160)
Location: LA
Comment: The Seventh Seal... Dam I know it's gonna be a tight album. It would be nutz if Immortal Technique would come out in this album.
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2009 1:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Imitiation is a form of flattery..LOL.... I love you guys who can't get my partial ip 4.10.46.64 and try to be me. I am your father and you can kiss my toes. I am the decendant of Vikings abd ruler of men. Follow me folks..follow me...and you will be mentally free...(techno sucks...hip hop artist get that $ (SEK to be exact) in Sweden! If any of yall come thru Stockholm, holla at ya boy..I got StockHOEZ for ya! (Swedish eroticaaaaaa) ;o)~
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2009 8:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 146.194.69)
Location: stockholm,sweden
Comment: Sorry guys im such a stupid fuck and sometimes talk shit for the hell of it. Just bored. what do you expect im from Sweden home of techno faggots.
Name: (Posted: 7/20/2009 11:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Hip hop is not defined by music made 20 years ago..it is always changing. If hip hop never changed then everythign will still sound like Sugar Hill Gang. Rakim has been making wack records for over 10 years now so he deserves to get dissed now! Maybe if his lazy ass showed up to the studio on time or at all for that matter, he would have greater success. Why care about an artist who doesn't seem to put in work for the fans? He's a hip hop diva with a crappy work ethic...Get the fluck outta here Rakim!!!
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2009 8:51:00 AM; Partial IP: .65.53.101)
Location: New york
Comment: Rakim is hip hop and drake,lil wayne,kanye west,tpain and lars fagot ass is garbage.They dont know what real hip hop is dont even know why they r even talked about on this site ain't that what twitter is 4. Rakim krs-1,m.o.p,blaq poet,nygz,big l,pun,pac and big are hip hop.You dont know then SHUT THE FUCK UP.AND GO BYE A DRAKE ALBUM.
Name: (Posted: 7/9/2009 9:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Rakim is in the top 5 all time (lyrics wise). HOWEVER, his new music for the most part is lost in the sauce. It's behind the times and I want to remember the 1986-92 Rakim, not the artist he is today. All people can do is cite lyircs that are 20 years old by this man!!! In 2009, guys Jadakiss is killing anything Rakim can do TODAY. Rakim today is like Mike Jordan with the Wizards. Hang it up Rah....you gots no more classic material and in this recession I will save my $15 instead of buying another lame album by you. At this point it's fool's gold. Rakim gets a few excited then you blow their high once they hit "play".
Name: (Posted: 7/8/2009 11:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.73.4.210)
Location: ny
Comment: I PUT 7 MC'S IN A LINE- ADD 7 MORE WHO THINK RHYME- ANOTHER 7 BEFOR I GO FOR MINE-NOW THATS 21 MC'S ATE UP AT THE SAME TIME- THE GAWD
Name: (Posted: 7/8/2009 11:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.73.4.210)
Location: NY
Comment: HOLD UP DRAKE??? FOR REAL U SERIOUS. in the same convo as rakim. dont get me wrong drake doin his thing somewhat. but this is underground hiphop not commercial r&b n rap. his only good song is wit phonte, elzhi produced by 9th
Name: (Posted: 7/8/2009 11:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.73.4.210)
Location: n.y.
Comment: i seen him at bb kings n tha shit was sick n*ggaz was booin killah preist jus cause they kept sayin rakim was coming out in a sec. every 15min. and preist did his thing still. Y u hatin on him regardless. he's the greatest lyricist period. who do u think started rhymin multiple syllable sentences in 89' mind u. his rhymes are still beyond his time.TOP 5 GREATEST LYRICISTS RAKIM,G.RAP,KANE, MASTA ACE, FREDDIE FOXXX NO PARTICULAR ORDER. THESE NIGGAS FROM 88' TO 2K8 ARE STILL DOIN IT. THEY ALL GOT NEW SHIT THIS YEAR N THER ONLY GETTIN BETTA
Name: (Posted: 7/8/2009 4:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 70.129.183)
Location: Mecca
Comment: LARS says nuthin but the truth about Rakim's live skills. I've seen him twice and both performances were wack as fuck. The 2nd time in the mid-90s he was doin' this Milli Vanilli type of playback shit. It was before Ra released his solo albums, and there were rumors he wasn't allowed to perform his old tracks 'cause former PIC Eric B was owning the rights of the whole catalogue...
Name: (Posted: 7/7/2009 11:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I have seen Rakim in concert. Once with Eric B back in like 1989 along with Doug Fresh (as he came out the big globe), BDK, and G Rap in L.I. and I saw him alone at BB Kings about 2 years ago. He was wack in 89 as a live performer, but he was on his "A" Game back in 2007 in the small club. He should stick to that. In terms of Eric B, he knows what sounds he wants to hear so he is sort of the director not so much as a hands on producer. Eric B also was the drug dealer who used to sell from an ice cream truck in east elmhurst queens and had the money to form a group. Dude game the group an image (if it were up to Rakim, they probably would be rockin' kufi's and white robes) Rakim has a jazz back ground so he knows cool sounds from back in the day. None of these fools can produce. I bet Rakim and Eric both don't know which switch to press to turn on the soundboard in the studio..lol! Bottom line, Rakim WAS dope as an artist but he is no longer relevant as far as brining somethi8ng new to the game. Get out the way and make room for DRAKE!!!
Name: (Posted: 7/6/2009 12:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.73.4.210)
Location: NY
Comment: LARS IS A A FAGGOT PERIOD. MAN DJ PREMIER WOULD STRAIGHT BACK HAND UR FACE. YOU TALKIN ABOUT THE GAWD. I GUESS U NEVER SEEN HIM IN CONCERT HIS NEW SHIT IS CRAZY HE EVEN GOT HIS SON ON STAGE SPITTIN KNOWLEDGE. U A BITCH ASS THA JUS COMPLAIN. THERS NO RAPPER OUT THER THA CAN MAKE RAKIM'S MIC SKILLZ, CONCEPTS, DELIVERY, ETC. ONE VERSE ON THE MASTER IS BETTA THAN NIGGAS ALBUMS. LARS WHA U DO IN COCKHORN, SWEDEN
Name: (Posted: 7/5/2009 6:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 71.235.158)
Location: Babylon
Comment: don't u guys realize that bitch-ass lars is ra's code name? dude just wanna check out how many people care for him in 2009...
Name: (Posted: 7/4/2009 2:58:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.249.74)
Location: fl
Comment: oh n this was the question Now we gotta talk about you and Eric B since you mentioned him. Throughout the years it came out that you did the bulk of the production and of course all the emceeing. My question is what did Eric B actually do? What did he bring to the table for the group?
Name: (Posted: 7/4/2009 2:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.249.74)
Location: fl
Comment: yo lars. check this interview Rakim: Eric B knew Magic and Marley Marl so when he came to my crib he was saying he knew Magic and Marley two big radio personalities in NY. “The Melody” was already done. I had the beat and we did at my man’s crib so it sounds different because Marley used different equipment. I had the beat and rhymes for “The Melody” done. I had made a little tape so when I go to college I could put my tape in and let it pop. When he brought Eric to the crib I let him hear that same tape. Then Eric was like he could get us a deal and I was like duke I don’t want no record deal. Then he was like it could be Eric B featuring Rakim so that way you don’t have to sign anything. That’s why the first record was Eric B. featuring Rakim because I didn’t have to sign anything. But when it took off it was only smart of me to sign that contract so my paper can come right to me and not have no ‘go get your money from Eric B.’ shit. But yea I did most of the beats, like 90% of the beats. I used to rhyme off the Dennis Edwards bass line in the park all the time. So I had the bass line and Eric B came and put the beat under it which was butter. I Know You Got Soul he put the beat under that one. These were records I used to always rhyme over. For “Eric B 4 President” he put the “Over like a Fat Rat” bass line on that. I didn’t understand it till now that Eric B. had the radio touch. I was just coming with raw shit but he had that radio friendly shit that kinda got us over and crossed us into the radio and universal markets. He did a couple of things but most of those beats were me.
Name: (Posted: 7/2/2009 1:10:00 AM; Partial IP: .209.1.240)
Location: outskirts of chicago
Comment: lars be backin up his statements at least
Name: (Posted: 6/30/2009 8:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 237.226.30)
Location: org
Comment: lol..lars I cant front on smack that well delivered..may not agree but hats off on a rant well done
Name: (Posted: 6/30/2009 9:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I don't want a new project by this "has been". Rakim has had a hit since Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em....DAMN NEAR 20 YEARS AGO!!! It took a DOUBLE ALBUM (18TH LETTER) to have him go gold after that (sidebar: double album sales count as 2 albums..lol). This clown Rakim is listening to Lars and pushed his album back two months...I hope someone pushes his career off a cliff! Dr.Dre couldn't even do anything with this guy. How are you supposed to be the greatest ever and you get dropped by hip hop's so called greatest producer?? (Dr.Dre is a fraud too, but I will save my comments for when UGHH finally gets a date on Detox..I have about had it with Dr.Dre's swagger jacker azz...he has more ghost producers than Puffy got ghost writers...ask Warren G, Daz, Scott Storch, DJ YELLA, and so on) But back to the "R"...this clown is finished! I am sure he hasn't even stepped in the studio to finish the album with his LAZY self! Rakim is a loaf, and does not care about making music. I cannot believe it takes him 10 years to make albums and now those sh*tz sound terrible! How can anyone explain it takes 10 years to pick wack beats?? I can go on myspace and get better beats in 5 mins than what Rakim had on "the Master"..Rakim buddy...hang up your microphone cord! Just do shows with your classic material to earn your papes....itz a WRAP!!!
Name: (Posted: 6/29/2009 5:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.12.14.27)
Location: Holland
Comment: Lol when will these kids realise that an opinion is just an opinion....
Name: (Posted: 6/29/2009 12:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: org
Comment: honestly LARS..u clearly have a knowledge of hip hop history..however I have yet to read one positive reveiw from u besides lil wayne's..if u hate hip hop so much then quit on it and just listen to the radio..u will find all the lil wayne u will need there..and NO one here is jockin anyone..ppl get excited about new projects..especially from a rakim,krs1,rae,etc. because we are curious to hear what they can still do..u know..being open minded and optimistic..actually scratch all that and fuck off
Name: (Posted: 6/25/2009 8:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Legend he is...still relevant.... he is not. I have already died holding my breath for a decent Rakim album over the past 17 years. In that period, children have been born and gone to college. Time for you folks to stop riding the R's jock. His time is up.
Name: (Posted: 6/25/2009 4:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 116.70.119)
Location: Norway
Comment: Rakim is a fucking living legend! LARS GO JERK OF 2 THAT LIL WAYNE SONG LOLIIPOP YOU FUCKING FAGOTT!!!
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2009 3:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Rakim did not do those beats. He may have supplied a few jazz samples and had guys like Large Pro & Tumblin Dice chop them up, but RAKIM DID NOT PRODUCE! If Rakim produced don't you think those BS projects he dropped would have been a tad bit better?? May Rakim's career REST IN PEACE!
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2009 1:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 29.252.125)
Location: fl
Comment: yo LARS, u dont know whit about hip hop. the reason Eric B sneaked away with tail between legs was because kool g rap accidentally exposed that Rakim did all the beats..YES NIGGA ALL THE BEATS... Eric B was just an image. thats all so why G rap had to leave NY for a while. all ur favorite joint.. know the ledge n shit.. produced mixed and written by Rakim!! punk ass
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2009 10:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: The man has only made 3 albums worth mentioning and each one of them are majorly flawed one way or another. Paid In Full was dope but only had 10 tracks. Follow the Leader was a respectable follow up but had a few very sub par tracks. Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em was not bad and the title track happens to be my favorite all time from this artist. But his next four albums all suffered from uneven production and poor song composition. Rakim track record has sucked since 1992. Let face it kiddies, IT'S OVER...and MOVE ON!! At least he puts on a good show if/wehn he decides to show up! I can't respect this guy if he continues to let down his fans. He dosen't show up to shows and he blows off studio sessions! Eric B should have had Freddie Foxxx instead of this loser on that fateful day back in 1986...
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2009 4:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: I know LOTS about hip hop and you all need to stop riding Rakim's jock! He hasn't been sh** since Eric B dump his loser a**!
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2009 1:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 186.90.178)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Comment: Hey Lars, what the fuck do you know about real hip hop anyway, YOU"RE IN SWEDEN! All you folks know about is Lutefisk, Ikea and Volvos! And you're seriously going to come to a place called "UndergroundHipHop.Com" and try to throw out Lil' Wayne's name!? This website isn't called FakeBullshitCommercializedTrash.Com. You clearly have no true knowledge of the culture or the music. It also seems that "Tommygunz" isn't much better, what is really sad about him is that he's in The Bronx! If UGHH.Com wasn't as good as it is, none of us would ever come back, but we do, so think before you speak next time gentlemen, at least so you guys don't look like uneducated morons.
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2009 3:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 71.237.193)
Location: Colo
Comment: LARS you dont even know what the fuck hip hop is u talkin shit bout rakim DUDE you better sit down and liston to his albums.... Understand the long wait means the sickest album ever realesed... Others have realeased alumbles after a long period of time. But understand That what they released those albums AZ GREATEST HITZ BITCH
Name: (Posted: 6/22/2009 5:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.123.149)
Location: los angeles
Comment: if you cant respect the culture dont disrespect rakim or any dope artist from the goldem era cats is on one lil wayne better then ra yeah right yo
Name: (Posted: 6/22/2009 2:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockhom, sweden
Comment: Another wack offering by this washed up has been. Hey Rakim, don't you have a 401k to tap into? We are tired of waiting for these stupid albums by "the rap god". I am so over Rakim. He just stick to his annual tours doing his greatest hits in small clubs. He can't pick beats, his song structure is dated, he sounds like an old toothless boxer trying to get in the ring again. Rakim is 19 years past his prime. Hang it up poppa, Lil Wayne rules this decade!
Name: (Posted: 5/6/2009 7:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 66.233.224)
Location: GJ CO
Comment: Tommygunz iz a true commercial bitch... Yo Load Yourself up with another clip full off blanks Bithch!
Name: (Posted: 5/1/2009 11:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 97.213.128)
Location: philadelphia,pa
Comment: Hey tommygunz. Sow me a site that has more TRUE HIP HOP then this one. For you to call this wack is an example of what you must see in the mirror.
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2009 11:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.35.4.252)
Location: bronx
Comment: people this album is for real but its going 2 be held back for abit ughh yall wack yall even got the record lable worng..... I belive this album going 2 drop in decmember... fuck ughh yall need 2 do yall homework cuz everybody beeen waiting for a new rakim joint
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2009 11:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.35.4.252)
Location: bronx
Comment: ohhhh yeah this is what we all have been waiting for n*ggaaz
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2009 6:56:00 PM; Partial IP: .76.93.185)
Location: brewtown
Comment: somebody pinch me!i'll believe it on 6/23.not sure ANYONE can deliver after a wait like this.
Name: (Posted: 4/21/2009 9:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.199.125)
Location: nyc
Comment: i swear...if this isnt forreal... and it doesnt come out on 6/23/09..im coming to boston and iam going to stab van stylez to death. HEAR MY WORDS.. be perpard to release or die.
Name: (Posted: 4/19/2009 10:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .14.57.158)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Comment: Wait, this is actually coming out?! I hope this is for real!
Name: (Posted: 4/19/2009 1:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .11.60.113)
Location: Baltimore/Basra Iraq
Comment: I sure hope this is good and hope it does not get pushed back as I ordered this.
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