Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ch-Ch-Check My Record...
SmokaJ | TORONTO | 07/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is dope...classic dope. First off, The World Famous Beatnuts produced the entire album, so you know the beats are all on point.
Chi on the other hand, has a simple rhyme flow - w/ average lyrics...but sh*t, damn near anyone sounds good over the Nuts...oh yeah, the kid's only 14. Man, when I was 14 I was still doing all my homework and had yet to pass 2nd base...Chi's flippin' rhymes about taggin' 21 year olds and was loungin' w/ The Beatnuts and Black Sheep. His voice takes a little gettin' used to, but once you're over the initial adjustments - you fully understand how sick this album truly is. It's mad nice from front to back, & it's so rare to find albums where no skipping is needed.
The first time I (and the rest of the world) heard Chi was on the classic Black Sheep posse cut "Pass the 40" back in '91. Shortly after, this album was born.
Like I said before, all the tracks are dope, but my favorites are "Funky Lemonade," "The Fabulous Chi," "Check My Record," and "Age Ain't Nothin' but a #."
I saved my most favorite for last, "Let the Horns Blow," totally caught me off guard and now has become one of my favorite posse-cuts. The line-up goes like this: 1) Dres (Black Sheep), 2) Trugoy (De La Soul), 3) Fashion (Beatnuts), 4) Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest) & 5) Chi Ali. How can you go wrong? You can't.
Bottom Line: This album is terribly slept-on...any fan of old Hip-Hop and more specifically The Native Tounges, needs this album in their collection. A 5 star masterpiece, Peace."
All about the nuts.
J. Markgren | Stockholm, Sweden | 08/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the most slept on records from the golden era of hiphop, fo real. Chi Ali's voice is a bit anoying but as with Quasimoto you can look pass that after a couple of listenings. This record is all about the beats though, everey track exept one(age ain't nuthing but a..) is produced by the world famous beatnuts/(beatnuts in 92(!), ya heard?), and boy are they fine! This is an almost classic, not an absolute classic(two-three semiweak songs). We got Phife, Dres and the fat guy in De La guesting, we got rugged beats and nice lyrics. But first and fore most we buy this record beacause we want to show the world just how down we are."
The Fabulous... Nuts.
Blahdouble | Fukuoka, Japan | 01/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Had to pay 3000 yen for this on vinyl in Tokyo, but hard to find and bad ass.
The Beatnuts produce the majority of the tracks on Chi's LP and the results are pretty f'n sweet.
I saw Chi-Ali on America's Most Wanted a few years ago and that buzzed me out, but it may have done good things for his record sales, maybe why it's a rare one on record.
This was well before his run from the law but you can hear a few hints about the future on this LP as the 14 year-old Chi rips it up with lines spit about stuff that would make most mums faint. Hell, he tells a tale about havin' a 21 year old girly! Aiight Chi.
Standouts are "Funky Lemonade" (dope title), "Fabulous Chi" and "Roadrunner".
Yet another hot slept-on LP from the 90's hip-hop purple patch."