Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
drwolf | Detroit, MI | 12/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"12/09/2003 This album is the best out of the three (albums). I herd them all, and I am a 3xD fan. The main rapper of the group (est) is one of the best artist of all time (rarely talked about). If there were a (world wide) rap contest EST would be in the finals. This album talks about real topics, (from 1990, and are still major topics in the present) and has fun while doing it. If you don't have this album you don't have a real rap collection (of albums)."
One of the dopest of any era!!!
Berk | CA | 03/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Three Times Dope was ahead of their time. Their first album Original Stylin' was a great record with songs like "Greatest Man Alive" and "Funky Dividends" which were both great singles. Their second album Live !!! From Ackniculous Land, for me, was one of the best albums I had heard at that time. The production was impeccable with crisp high hats and the kind of bass that instantly grabs your attention if you have a good system. The vocals by E.S.T. were simply amazing. Not just his lyrics but his delivery was polished and, in my opinion, stacks up with his contemporaries as one of the best. The lead single, "Weak at the Knees" was not one of my favorite tracks on the album and a poor choice of singles by the record company for this group which probably led to it's dismal sales. "Mellow But Smooth" is one of the standout tracks along with "I Ain't Tryin 2 Hear It", " Mr. Sandman", and "No Words". This album was the last from the Philly trio for quite some time. I remember seeing ads in The Source for a new album on Arista around 1992. I can't remember the name but it was a two or three word title and one of the words was flavor or flavors. I saw ads again around 1996 in The Source for an album but it never came out. I got their third album, which was released in 1998, Sequel 3 in 2001 or 2002. I didn't even know it was out. It was a far cry from 1990 and it was not up to the level of excellence that should be expected from a group with this much talent. Live !!! From Ackniculous Land is a classic hip-hop record. Believe it or not, it sounds as good today in 2007 as it did in 1990. It holds up musically and lyrically very well against ANY hip-hop record out in the last 17 years. It is very disappointing that this group did not get a chance to put out more music because they were one of my absolute favorites. E.S.T. has 8 bars on Nas' remix of "Where Are They Now" and he's still spittin' like he always had. If you can find Live !!! From Ackniculous Land for a decent price get it."