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Uncle Sam's Curse
Above the Law
Uncle Sam's Curse
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
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Japanese only pressing of their fourth album. The album was originally released on July 12, 1994 but now only available from Japan. Sony. 2009.

      
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All Artists: Above the Law
Title: Uncle Sam's Curse
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Relativity
Release Date: 7/12/1994
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, West Coast, Pop Rap, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Uncle Sam's Curse
UPCs: 088561552411, 088561552428, 088561552442

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Japanese only pressing of their fourth album. The album was originally released on July 12, 1994 but now only available from Japan. Sony. 2009.

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DAmmit
Luis Lopez | Buttphuckegypt, NM | 02/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this cd but the more i see people raisig prices for a copy the more i dont want to get it
This cd is ATL at its best Kalifornia is a dope song and black super man
burn a copy until it gets reprinted"
A classic...
NJA | France | 10/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Uncle Sam's curse is a masterpiece, only 1 or 2 songs are poor, sounds are subtle, in progress in comparaison with black mafia life, those who can appreciate good music and creativity will appreciate..."
"It'll Cost You A Grip, To Live In Kali Yall..." (Rating: 9
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 02/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Is it just me, or do I believe that every Above The Law album has been slept on? Majority of the tracks on all their albums bang, but yet the masses refuse to turn their heads to realize what it is that their missing. Not even with the backing of NWA on their 1990 debut album Livin' Like Hustlers. Although they headed a different direction with their style on their 1992 sophomore album Black Mafia Life (which is my favorite out of the group), people still missed out on what they had to offer (judging by the reviews, I don't think anyone picked up their 1991 Vocally Pimpin' EP). Now here come their 1994 album Uncle Sam's Curse, and still no one paid attention, and thats unfortunate, because this album is great. What I've noticed out of ATL, is that the albums I own they switch their style up. On their debut, they were sort of gangstas. On their sophomore LP, they were pimps and kicking game over some fly production. Here, they become sort of political with their rhymes (they were still pimpin' but not like their previous album). Cold 187um and KMG (as well as Total Koss) wern't heavily political, like Paris, Kam, and other west coast artists, but just gave you enough to know what the deal was.

On the majority of these tracks, there are snippets of speeches (possibly from movies) which people express their urban political views. "Return Of The Real" starts the album off of what it is to expect from this album. One of my favorites is the single "Kalifornia" which is dope and features a hot verse from Kokane (he was actually good back then people). Another favorite of mine would be "Everything Will Be Alright", an upbeat track about what they do to women, that also features Kokane. "Black Superman" is a standout in my opinion. "'G' In Me" is a great song with Cold 187um's smooth vocals going to work on the hook. "Uncle Sam's Curse" and "One Time Two Meny" are standout political songs about how everyday activities can affect someone. "Who Ryde" is another great standout that features Kokane. And the album closes off with a deep "Gangsta Madness" which dedicated to people who died at an early age.

Majority of the songs standout here on this album. Above The Law really lays it down and gets their point across here on their third full length LP. People who haven't heard this album will be impressed. Like I said, this album was slept on, and those should wake up and check this out. Then to top it off, it's out of print, causing this to not be as accessable as their other albums. Chances are you can track this album down for around 30 bucks (thats how much I paid for this album), maybe even less. Either way, this is one you would want to have in your hands. Peace.

Lyrics: A-
Production: A-
Guest Appearances: A-
Musical Vibes: A-


Top 5 Tracks:
1. Kalifornia (featuring Kokane)
2. Everything Will Be Alright (featuring Kokane)
3. Gangsta Madness
4. Black Superman
5. Return Of The Real

Honorable Mention:
1. Uncle Sam's Curse
2. One Time Two Meny"