Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
G-Funk to Perfection
G Funkin | Land of Sunshine | 03/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Foesum--consisting of DJ Glaze, MNMsta, and T-Dubb--are an unconventional rap group to say the least. Multiracial, for one. They also make a point to deviate from disparaging women and defiantly shout the words "females" and "skirts" instead. They also deviate from the conventions of g funk, preferring, often, a rougher delivery to a smooth one. Nonetheless, when the trailblazers of g funk are mentioned--Easy E, Dr. Dre, Warren G and DJ Quik--DJ Glaze ought to be among them. These are people who actually re-defined the subgenre, rather than blindly following a fad. At the end of the day, they are the ones who should be remembered. Another hit from the mid 90s, the best years for rap by far, Perfection is gold from start to finish, with 2 classics, 4 near-classics and not a bad song on the album.
The first classic is the short "Come Take A Ride," clocking in at only 2:24. It's more like an into, with only one chorus and two verses. Nonetheless, Glaze's use of whiny synths and deep bass is second to none. (There's even a tambourine in here it sounds like!) The synths are the main attraction here, and Foesum has some of the most melodic uses of syths ever recorded. Like Quik and his pipes/flutes, the last 30 seconds of the song is just fun, innovative synth play. One shouldn't be allowed to drive a car without this song playing. I still maintain that a genre of music has never captured a lifestyle better than g funk. And this song is at the top of the list of my reasons. The next classic and the best song on the album is In Tha Wind. Featuring Bo-Roc from the Dove Shack, the album's verses are sung by Foesum, the chorus, by Bo-Roc. Again, the synth-base combo is impeccable, but the real star here is Bo-Roc, who croons as well, if not better, than Nate Dogg. The song is truly fantastic.
Other memorable songs are the upbeat Lil Somethin Somethin, Listen to the Sound (with the whiniest synths you've ever heard), Whowouldevathought? and Runnin Game feat Bo-Roc again. Unlike Twinz--incidentally one half of them, Wayniac, was intially part of Foesum--DJ Glaze, MNMsta, and T-Dubb have stood the test of time. Perfection is their best and most well-known album, but the others are good as well. They continue to turn out pure g-funk hits underground, keeping it real. In one of the best music eras of all time, Perfection is another one to grab."
Foesum Puts Down Some Perfection on This G-Funk Classic
J. H Meeks | St. Louis, MO | 04/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Foesum came onto the scene with their debut album in late 1996 called Perfection. During a time when the g-funk was beginning to fade from the mainstream audience and also the dancing east coast movement of what I got came into play, Foesum was probably one of the last artists to really lay down some straight g-funk. Foesum first appeared on The Twinz "Conversation" album on the cut "Pass It On". Foesum collaborates with The Twinz on "The Ultimate Collaboration". Then the song that I first got hip to Foesum was when I was in the mall and went into a store and saw the video of "Lil' Somethin' Somethin'" and it was hot with the lowriders and just rollin' in the California sun. "Runnin' Game" is my favorite song on the CD with Bo-Roc(who is better than Nate Dogg - no offense) but the hook is so dope. Some other song that are just dope are "Whowouldofevathought", "Just Get Down(G-S***)", & "Don't Get It Twisted". If you want something to just roll to, this is it!!!"
Another tight LBC release
G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 03/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Foesum really spit serious game in this album. The lyrics are tight, but even better, are the smooth g-funk beats often paired with silky R&B hooks and whiny keyboard synths that all fit together to make a solid album! On "Just Get Down," there is a nice funky P-Funk influenced bouncy beat with use of a talk box intermittently through the track. The album has some profanity, but it is not as pervasive as in many albums. If you like laid back Cali G-Funk, this one is for you!"