Hip-Hop

Artist: 
Freeway & Jake One
Label: 
Rhymesayers

Philly rapper Freeway and Seattle-based producer Jake One team up on a solid collaboration entitled "The Stimulus Package". The true highlight of the album is the production of Jake One. More than not, the beats and samples are the catchiest and best parts of the album, and while Freeway's rhymes or style aren't very original and won't 'wow' you that some of the top MCs in the game do, he does an adequate enough job with the superb production of Jake One.

Sounds Like: 
Ghostface Killah
Sounds Like: 
Beanie Sigel
Name: 
David Forrester
Date Reviewed: 
03/07/2010
Artist: 
Various
Label: 
Priority Records

You have all heard of East Coast vs. West Coast. Well here is Snoop Dogg's full arsenal against the East Coast: Snoop Dogg Presents: The West Coast Blueprint. He spits it out with Yo-Yo, N.W.A., Eazy-E, Kid Frost, Ras Kass, Ice Cube, Mack 10, Westside Connection, and The D.O.C. This album is chalked full of '90s era hip hop all-stars presenting a mostly explicit view into the E.C. v. W.C. rap battle. In my opinion, W.C. won. Snoop Dogg had all the power with these tracks. They beast the air waves and have topped the charts before, it's time they do it again.

Sounds Like: 
Snoop Dogg
Sounds Like: 
N.W.A.
Sounds Like: 
Eazy-E
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Kid Frost
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Ras Kass
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Ice Cube
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Mack 10
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Westside Connection
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The D.O.C,
Name: 
Isaac Gealer
Date Reviewed: 
03/01/2010
Artist: 
Eazy-E
Label: 
Priority Records

Eazy-E is one of the most prolific rappers of all time. Since he was part of the group N.W.A., he has gotten some major blast. As he spits, he tells a story and he does it with passion and skill. It helps to be backed by Snoop Dogg and Dre but that doesn't matter. Without them, Eazy would be bumpin' it. He is a master lyricist with a flavor for the complex. His lines are long and his beats are fresh. E does not mess around when it comes to the industry. He will always be repping his boys and what hip hop truly stands for, the game and the hustle. Not the crips, cars, and jewelry.

Sounds Like: 
Dr. Dre
Sounds Like: 
N.W.A.
Sounds Like: 
MC Ren
Name: 
Isaac Gealer
Date Reviewed: 
03/01/2010
Artist: 
Steve Austin
Label: 
Starlicity Records

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Name: 
Khameraun Wilson
Date Reviewed: 
10/20/2002
Artist: 
Avant
Label: 
MCA/Magic Johnson music

**** of 5

I hated the original version of this song and thought it was a joke but this remix is just too tight it is excellent how Kelly and Avant flow off of one another.

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Name: 
Mahon
Date Reviewed: 
08/15/2000
Artist: 
Awol One
Label: 
Image Entertainment

Sounds a lot like Bubba Sparxxx without the Southern Accent. CD Isn't anything special lyrically or beat wise. Awol raps in a monotone and only sings off key. There are some good tracks to play.

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Name: 
Steve Painter
Date Reviewed: 
09/23/2004
Artist: 
The 2 Live Crew
Label: 
Lil' Joe Records

Classic bounce Mannie Fresh!!!

 

Tracks have a strong, bass'driven, high-energy groove and some hot 808 drops. I prefer track 2 over 6 but they both bump.

Sounds Like: 
Big Tymers
Sounds Like: 
Birdman
Sounds Like: 
Ca$h Money Records
Name: 
Schyler Orr
Date Reviewed: 
11/10/2008
Artist: 
2Pac
Label: 
Death Row/Interscope

New joint from the "Deceased" 2PAC. Sample is kinda weak but none the less a good song.

Sounds Like: 
2pac
Sounds Like: 
Tupac
Name: 
Marcus A?
Date Reviewed: 
01/01/1998
Artist: 
2Pac
Label: 
Jive/Interscope

Early 2Pac. Older West Coast beats. it is a storytelling album. In my opnion not one of his best cds. However, 2Pac as usual has a smooth flow, but would sound much better over different beats.

*Track 12 is a little messed up.

Released 1991

Sounds Like: 
2Pac
Sounds Like: 
Tupac
Name: 
Erica Fierstein
Date Reviewed: 
02/09/2005