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On Anotha Level
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Not on anotha level...but nice
? | United Kingdom! | 06/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The laid back westcoast boys debut is nothing special, but it's still nice. Anotha Level is made up of Bambino, Stix, Stones, Ced Twice & Stenge. AL have often been criticised for their remarkable similarities to the Pharcyde, it is believed (and quite obvious) that they have clearly been remarkably influenced by the P and as a result, have bit their style. Now although this may well be the case, it still can not be disputed that AL carry this style and carry it well, whether or not it lacks originality. MC's Bambino, Stenge & Ced Twice all kick it on the mic, nothing mind-blowing, but they hold their own. Complimenting the beats perfectly, courtesy of Stix & Stones. The beats on the album are very 90-esque, with the great samples/melodies and the anti-commerical sounding vibes, just how we like it. Similarly, AL stray from the synthesised G-Funk sound, so prominently associated with the west in the 90's Featurings on the album are Ice Cube on "Level N Service" and the Pharcyde on "Phat-T" (haha).
The lyrical substance on the album does not consist of much more than the idea of fun-loving, biggin' themselves up, women, blunts etc, but it works. I mean if you want some thought-provoking westcoast hiphop go look for Souls of Mischief or People Under The Stairs.
Now, cop this by all means if you're looking for some generally good hiphop from the golden era, where freshness & raw talent was at its peak. PEACE!
Lyrics - 8/10
Beats - 8/10
Originality - 7/10
Replay Value - 8.5/10
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