Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Money (Root of All Evil)
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Quintessential G-Funk Track!
G Funkin | Land of Sunshine | 03/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard a sample of this on the g funk website and was blown away. Through only a sample, I heard the makings of an intricate song, with changing melodies and rhythms. So, for 2 bucks, I figured I'd risk it. This was the best investment I've made in a long time. It's like buying a share of stock for .20 Cents and coming out a millionaire. On this album are 9 versions of the same song. 3 with Zapp's Computer Love sample, 3 with B-Right (never heard of him) at the helm and 3 with Skee-Lo doing the production. On the one hand, it is pretty cool that Gaimboiz were so into this single that they produced different versions. From a musical perspective, it's pretty interesting to hear the song with different beats, and even within each beat there's an acapella version, an instrumental and an extended track version. On the other hand, I wish they would've just stuck with the Skee-Lo version and turned out a couple of more tracks. These guys have talent. The Skee-Lo version of Money is truly brilliant. None of the other ones are worth listening to after you've heard Money (Skee-Lo Mix). I am willing to argue that it's the best g-funk song ever produced. It certainly is comparable to Regulate, Safe + Sound, Nothin But A G Thang. It's THAT good, folks.
What's so good about it? First, it's radio friendly. It is sometimes frustrating to listen to the supremely melodic sounds of DJ Quik or Snoop Dogg within the confines of my room/car when I'd love to blast these songs at a party. Money retains the melodic prowress of these aformentioned artists, without the cursing. Secondly, the deep bass line. Then, the whiny synths. Next, the piano. Sounds like there's a drum and guitar in here too. Finally, all of this comes together with the ill rapping style of Gaimboiz--who rap together, alone and with talk-box--who are spitting rhymes that actually have a message. Besides the absence of a crooner, as I said, this is the quintissential g funk song. It combines everything that made the subgenre and its individual songs so memorable. And with a little Warren G, a little DJ Quik and a little Dre all rolled into one, how can this song NOT succeed?
This review got my hyped myself. This is better than Regulate. It's the best.