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Very Best of
Brand Nubian
Very Best of
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: BRAND NUBIAN Title: VERY BEST OF BRAND NUBIAN Street Release Date: 09/18/2001


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All Artists: Brand Nubian
Title: Very Best of
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1990
Re-Release Date: 9/18/2001
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Experimental Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227435820


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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 09/18/2001

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A potential underground classic. if you don't have'm all
dOc | Atlanta, GA | 11/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tribe Called Quest?...nope! E.P.M.D.... no! Sonny & Cher.... hell no!...Brand Nubian was the group that broke my heart when they broke up to go solo. One just didn't work for me without the other. Grand Pupa put out a few nice tracks but never a solid CD and the same for the other half of Brand Nubian. This CD takes all of their great gems and pack them into one phat, blazing CD. This crew brought "knowledge of self" to the hip-hop game along with Grand Puba's claim of putting "Tommy Hilfiger" in the hip-hop main stream.....anyway....This CD also includes some of the hard to find remixes that were not included on the original releases. My gems are: "Drop The Bomb", "Wake Up (Reprise In The Sunshine)", "Slow Down (Pete Rock's Newromix)", "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)", "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (Remix featuring Diamond D)", "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone" and a few others. Not all my favorites are here but still a gem to have. This CD is a must for any fan of Brand Nubian.oNe"
Essential Purchase
mvsrocks | NY United States | 10/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brand Nubian were one of the essential NY hip hop groups of the early 90s. Make no mistake - they were opportunists. When it suited them to have a conscience on the first album, they rapped "I wanted to be violent but I'm a lover of black mothers/and black mothers need sons/not children that've been killed by guns." Of course, by the time the next album came out it was all about the gangsta. Hence: "Pass Me The Gat/I gotta fight back/I ain't rollin' over on my MF-in' back". (yawn). In any case, make no mistake, all that aside, this group WAS great. Puba, Sadat X, and Lord Jamar each had very distinctive styles and were great rappers (Puba the best, obviously) and the beats were usually great. It's easy to nitpick over song selection though: You only needed the LP version of "Slow Down" and could have left off the horrible "Feels So Good" and mediocore "Allah Akbar". If you like this album and want to check out more, check out "Concerto In X Minor", "The Godz Must Be Crazy" and "Pass The Gat" from the Brand Nubes and "Ya Know How It Goes", "Who Makes The Loot?", "I Like It", and "Soul Controller" from Puba's albums."
"Classic East Coast Flavor"!
"Old Skool" Ran-Dee | "Da' Bronx" | 09/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in '89, when I first heard Brand Nubians droppin' science, I knew these guys were gonna' be a force to be reckoned with in the Hip-Hop world. First off, the Brand Nu's are ill MC's! Each one, with their unique, yet compatible styles. Both of their '89 classic singles are included in this compilation and those are; "Brand Nubians" the classic, obscure single breaking down the whole science behind their names and opening your third eye to the whole esoterics and doctrines of the 5% Nation of Islam. And the funky, feel good "FEELS SO GOOD" a bouncy, party track. The rest are classics, as to expect anything less from the Brand Nu's. All the hits are here from their first release (back when it was the original 3). And the classics that they dropped when Grand Puba went on his solo mission. Also, some of Grand Puba's solo material is present, as well. Brand Nubians been putting it down from the conscious era to the Boom-Bap era. True Hip-Hop vets and this is their best of. Classic East Coast sh*t!!"