Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
It takes confidence.
thegreatgrizant | Eindhoven, Netherlands | 10/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Positives: You have to admire Buddha Monk. He's got Wu affiliation that means instant sales these days, and he doesn't really use it. One feature from ODB, and Dirty just does the chorus. You have to stop and wonder why. Maybe he thinks he has enough talent to be appreciated for his own skills. Maybe he wants to boost Brooklyn Zoo instead of capitalizing off of Wu's fame. Whatever his reason may be, he put together a pretty good album and featured some little known but talented rappers. I hate to admit it but "Got's Like Come On Thru" is one of the best tracks on the album. About Buddha himself: He has a cool voice, energetic style, and decent lyrics. Check out "Buddha Monk At The Opera" cause it's pretty funny.Negatives: No really deep messages or anything. Just aggressive rap for the most part. A few weak tracks. Otherwise tight."
Solid Album, Definitely Worth Your Money
moche | BROOKLYN, NEW YORK United States | 09/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wouldn't qualify that record with the 'classic' label but it is undeniably a very hot and inspired piece of work. Buddha Monk isn't exactly the best lyricist out there but he's got a very tight flow and does his music with his heart and guts. For me, Buddha Monk got a very rare thing that Guru once called 'the voice'. Like KRS-1 or Chuck D, he's got a deep and powerful voice that makes him unique in the rap game. It's a shame that the Buddha Monk doesn't get more attention and media coverage because he really deserves props and shows in this album an important potential yet to come. On the production side, quality control is, with a few exceptions, maintained, and you get a dark and paranoid vibe punctuated with heavy beats.
If you love good hardcore Hip Hop made by people who got love for the game and true skills, do yourself a treat and pick this up."