Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
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"A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"And this is that one step. The lyrics on this album make it evident that Erik Schrody was not yet blinded by women, alcohol, and fame. The lyrics to this album focus on God and the typical teenage relationships, save the adrenaline pumping "@?!# Everyone". This album is different from any other hip hop album you'll find out there. If you only like Everlast songs such as "What It's Like" this is not for you. This is strictly good old school hip hop."
Confusing. . .
(3 out of 5 stars)
"is this really Eric Schrody, Whitey Ford? when i got this CD, i was expecting something like House of Pain or something. it's totally different. not really bad, but not totally great. i think the rapping is too fast, but the lyrics are entertaining, but i like his gravity in Whitey Ford a little more. you know, after the heart surgery and breaking up from House Of Pain, he now knows what it's like, and released Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, which is a little better in my taste. but this CD started his great career, and i respect it, and him."
Better than the reviews say
Evan | 08/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike most of the reviewers, I had this on cassette back when it came out. The only reason I can remember for buying it was because Everlast was a listed member of Rhyme Syndicate, which was Ice-T's "posse".
What is missed in most reviews and comments on this cd is that as of right now it is 17 years old. Most of the kids buying this aren't even 17! Everlast was really no different than 90% of rap that came out in the late 80s/early 90s. He has the love song on here just like 90% of rappers had back then, anyone remember LL Cool J's "I Need Love"? He has the fast, near techno beats on here much like Kid N' Play had. His voice sounds something like Fresh Prince did back then.
They were all young kids that could rhyme and most could dance to it, before criticizing, if not for these "weak" rap cds from that time period, there would be less coverage of rap today. Very few young rappers could have dreamed of having Ice-T on their cd like Everlast has on this cd. Donald D was totally different in his solo career than he sounds on "The Rhythm" which if you can find the video for was about racial unity. It may sound silly and corny, but most music from 17 years ago does sound corny these days.
Don't buy this expecting anything like the Whitey Ford era cds, buy it for a little history into one of rap's most underrated rappers. The part about him being white has little to do with any of this. I heard he joked that he was happy this album didn't do well or he would have been Vanilla Ice. If you are interested in another long-forgotten classic that actually still sounds pretty good today by a white rap or group, check out 3rd Bass "Cactus Album"."