Dr Dre —
Chronic ... LP Priority/Interscope, 1992. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
15 tracks in all, counting the interludes, including "F**k wit Dre Day", "Let Me Ride", "Nuthin' But A G Thang", "Lil Ghetto Boy", "A Nigga Witta Gun", "The Chronic", "Deeez Nuts", "Stranded On Death Row" and more. (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP ... (Soul) read moreCD
A hard-nosed, funky masterpiece from Ice Cube – who hooks up with Bomb Squad for the incredible production! When Ice Cube left NWA he took a lot of the more sobering lyrical aspects of that landmark crew with him, and with the addition of the Bomb Squad's cut & paste rhythms and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light moisture damage on one corner, hardly visible.)
Cube's anger goes full throttle on his second post NWA full-length. He takes every aspect of his social commentator standpoints to another level from his solo debut – the roles of the angry and educated leader, and the finger-pointing blamer each get their say here, and so do those ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Top notch 2015 pressing – with a 3D lenticular cover!)
Common was right when he said about Ice Cube "You ain't did shit dope, since 'Amerikkka's Most'". Well, this one came out just before "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" and despite what you may think of his movie career, every track on this 8-song ep reminds us just how dope Ice Cube ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Common was right when he said about Ice Cube "You ain't did shit dope, since 'Amerikkka's Most'". Well, this one came out just before "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" and despite what you may think of his recent projects, every track on this 6-song ep reminds us just how dope Ice Cube ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cube's last truly great full length, from 1992, when he was leaving the gangsta stuff behind and had grown into an incredibly sharp social commentator and ghetto portrait painter. The rhymes, and even the liner note acknowledgements ("Ice Cube wishes to acknowledge white America's continued ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic debut of Ras Kass – kind of a watershed mark of the intellectual/complicated rhyme style, if you will – finding the west coast MC bursting out of the starting gates with some his best ever work! Includes all of the early singles and some classic level deeper album cuts. ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
"Soul On Ice" is one of those cases where the remix turns an already dope song into a classic. Ras Kass turns his knowledge on everyone from politicians to other MC's with some amazing puchlines that are always on point, and Diamond supplies a high-tension beat utilizing a famous Axe ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The first of a couple underrated albums from WC & The Madd Circle – a couple years before group founder WC jumped ship to join Ice Cube in Westside Connection, and fellow Madd Circle rhymer Coolio made a bigger name for himself as solo rapper! Ain't A Damn Thang Changed still sounds ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD