Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
For all its pistol-packing pretensions, Heltah Skeltah's Magnum Force strikes more like a .22. It's a perfectly decent hip-hop album, but decent is about as exciting as it gets. The duo of Ruck and Rock are blessed with tw... more »
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For all its pistol-packing pretensions, Heltah Skeltah's Magnum Force strikes more like a .22. It's a perfectly decent hip-hop album, but decent is about as exciting as it gets. The duo of Ruck and Rock are blessed with two of the more distinctive flows and voices in the rap world, but neither they nor their motley crew of producers are able to capitalize on it to any degree. Songs like "I Ain't Havin' That," "Magnum Force," and "Gunz 'n Onez" might peak your interest for a quick minute, but they quickly fade into obscurity. Ironically, some of the best moments on the album come in the form of skits like "2 Keys" and the hilarious "Call Tyrone" (following up on Erykah Badu's notorious song of the same name). --Oliver Wang
Heltah rips but not like on "Nocturnal"
Rich-Zed | Red-Blue City, Hungary | 08/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Heltah sophomore album "Magnum Force" is a slight disappointment for me. Telling the truth, I copped this CD first then "Nocturnal" and I gotta admit this one wasn't as good as the 1st. The strength of the album comes from Rock (he got a unforgettable voice... whoaaah!). There's so many bangin' tracks on the album like 'Worldwide', the Meth collabo 'Gunz 'n onez', the Tribe Called Quest sampled 'I ain't havin that', the rugged 'Sean Wigginz', the gun-totin' "Magnum Force' and the BCC-MFC impressed 'Gangz all here'. There's a really deep inside showing track on the album 'Hold your head' (I digged it). But there's some drawbacks on this CD. For example the Dogg Pound influenced garbage 'Long Beach II Brownsville' and 'Chika Woo'. The Dogg Pound collabo sounded like a average DP song with no rugged beats... you feel? And 'Chika Woo' was like a average Jay-Z stuff... you know? But in addition, I digged this CD. Heltah worth buying. It's not a "Nocturnal" but really rep.s what these MCs is stood for: beats, rhymes and verbal battles. If you like Duck Down, you gonn dig it, too. But be cautious: Duck Down is able to do better!!! Told!"
Heltah Skeltah-Magnum Force
Jerome Shockley | Cherry Poijnt ,NC | 05/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Heltah Skeltah Magnum Force Album is true example of what raw, hardcore hip hop album is all about. Many people thought Heltah Skeltah would not come out with and album as good as Nocturnal, but they definately prove the people wrong. Ruck and Rock of Heltah Skeltah definately come with it with metaphorical rhymes on songs light "perfect jab","I ain't haven that", and "from long beach to brownsville. This album definately worth buying"