Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Word to Ak Son!
O. KAKA | WOODBRIDGE, NJ United States | 09/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
Lyrics -------- 9/10
Production courtesy of Large Professor --------- 10/10
Album Cover --------- 10/10
Theme --------- 10/10
Standout Tracks --------- Da bomb,Excercise,Ak Ah Ah.
Guest Appearances ----------- None Son.
Overall ---------- 93 was the year and Hip Hop was alive."
Consistent and entertaining
ctrx | 'bout to show you how the EAST COAST rocks... | 12/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Akinyele was fresh off Main Source's classic posse cut "Live at the Barbeque" when he dropped his debut on the world, 1993's "Vagina Diner." Ak would later become sex-obsessed, and while the title may suggest otherwise, he's not on this album. On his debut, Ak is a hungry, punchline-spitting MC who uses funny metaphors and is often hilarious. His flow is very unique, he has a funny habit of sometimes bellowing the last word of a line in a deep voice. His subject matter is almost always humorous, he sounds very realistic but quite amusing. The production is consistently outstanding, as this is the only album produced in its entirety by the legendary Large Professor, one of the east coast's greatest producers of all time. He uses a very focused sound here, making fast, bass and horn heavy beats with less samples than usual. "Vagina Diner" is light, humorous, and catchy hip hop that is really enjoyable, and highly recommended.
The album begins with "Worldwide," a punchine-fest and great production by LP, with a tasteful sax and good chorus. "Outta State" speaks of heading across borders "to make papes outta state." "Ak Ha Ha" is a definite highlight, where Ak introduces his crazy character over another nice beat. "Dear Diary" disses suckers over a funky basssline. "Bags Packed" disses a woman who won't pay her rent, Ak basically is kicking her out of the house. It's humorous and it has a good vocal sample in the chorus. "The Bomb" is my favorite track here, the best beat with a soaring trumpet part and head-nodding bass and drumline. Ak just lets loose and rips over the beat like only he can. On "I Luh Her," Ak mourns his situation of having no money and a pregnant girlfriend. "Exercixe" is absolutely hysterical, he devotes a whole song to talking about how much he hates exercising and playing sports. "No Exit" and "30 Days" are perfect endings to the album, two exercises in funky production by LP and humorous lyricism by the Ak.
"Vagina Diner" is light and humorous, and has not a lot of deep subject matter or rap philosophy. He is neither menacing nor tough, just funny and entertaining. The whole album is well produced and musical, and overall the album is consistent and pleasing. It's really hard to find today, but fans of the early 90s east coast sound will love this album, and I recommend it highly to those types of listeners."
It's the Bomb Baby...
SmokaJ | TORONTO | 07/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all this is the ONLY album entirely produced by The Large Professor. So you know the beats are tighter than...(insert your favorite played-out meteaphor here).
This is Ak's first album. His first apperance came on Main Source's "Live at the BBQ" along w/ Nas' debut. What a dope track. Anyway, before I heard this album I though Ak was the equivalent of a NY version of Luke...all about the b*tches. So I was more than surprised when I finally got my hands on this LP, and was attacked w/ crazy metaphors, an innovative rhyme style (those who know feel me) and no dirty tracks about gettin' some. There are tracks about women, "Bags Packed" and "I Luh Hur" are a few that deal w/ the deeper side of relationships. Mostly this album is full of Ak straight ripping sh*t over dope, dope Extra P beats.
Bottom Line: Even (ESPECIALLY) if you don't like the Ak of recent, you gots ta hear this album. It's a great overall LP that any old-school fan will love. 4 stars, Peace.