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It's taking me back
Clyde Smith | Cape Town, South Africa | 10/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am one of the people trapped in old school where lyrical skills and rap music was still without an orchestra. This CD has such a taste of old school and rap at it's best. 'Don't sleep', 'Party right' and 'Beef' is my favorite tunes. If you are new to Hip Hop then this cd is not for you but if you are a old school luver then this is for you."
Just buy it (2nd hand) for "CLEAR THE DECKS"!
Mr. M. Prince | south London, England | 10/05/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Have you have heard of Chubb Rock before? Everyone should at least know "Treat 'Em Right"! Anyway, this was his comeback album after 5 years and to put a long story short, it's not bad.
Chubb's played it smart. He knows being on a small label like Select (original home of Kid N Play!) he can't afford big producers like DJ Premier or The Neptunes, so he's chosen a crafty band of producers with old-skool skills like Easy Moe Bee (Notorious BIG, Craig Mack and yet still so under-rated today...) and Nick Wiz.
His lyrics aren't excellent, he can sound like he's bragging at times, which was ridiculous since he was gone for so long (5 years is a long time in the Rap/Hip Hop scene!) and the collaborations don't quite work. But who cares... It's all about TRACK 11!
"Clear The Decks" has the MOST MAGNIFICENT BASS Extension I have EVER heard! It DEMANDS to be played as LOUDLY as possible!! From the initial bass notes to the sticks to the kick-drums, the FAT bassline kicks in, I swear there's nothing like it. Chubb Rock's vocals are lower down in the mix, but you won't care what he's saying anyway...
The nearest heavy bass like this I have heard was "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless" by the Lost Boyz (strangely, produced by Easy Mo Bee...). "Clear The Decks" was produced by Drew Boogie, who I have NEVER heard of. But if I was an upcoming rapper, I'd get him to produce HALF of my album!
Another track "I Will Survive" is great. Ignore the lyrics (more bragging) and enjoy the beat. It's very well produced by Mr Blue (never heard of him either).
I would say: Buy it cheap from Amazon Marketplace or Second-hand stores PURELY for Track 11, so you can test your hi-fi/car stereo! And for Track 8 because it's nice.