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How Ya Like Me Now
Kool Moe Dee
How Ya Like Me Now
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
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In its time, this 1987 release seemed like state-of-the-art hip-hop. Kool Moe Dee, a former member of the Treacherous Three, offers clean production values, a few deft rhymes, and a musical savvy that enabled him to linger...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kool Moe Dee
Title: How Ya Like Me Now
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jive
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Old School, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012414107923, 012414107916

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In its time, this 1987 release seemed like state-of-the-art hip-hop. Kool Moe Dee, a former member of the Treacherous Three, offers clean production values, a few deft rhymes, and a musical savvy that enabled him to linger behind the beat while he rapped. However, his material did not age well--his boasts are unoriginal, and the most interesting aspect of his claim that LL Cool J stole his rhyming style is that he beat Canibus to the punch by about a decade. Also, the lack of innovative music weighs this effort down: his "50 Ways" so rotely samples Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" that it feels like a Puff Daddy template. Nowadays, this is best heard as a period-piece novelty. --Martin Johnson

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Kool Mo Dee - The God of Rap/Hip-Hop
cynzworld | Richmond, VA | 07/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When God speaks, the wise will listen!! If you like/love Kool Mo Dee's music, then you'll absolutely love his book, "There's a God on the Mic - The True 50 Greatest MC's"! This is not just another list of MC's - this is the definitive Hip-Hop bible. Previous attempts to rank MC's have been compiled by people who don't possess the knowledge, expertise and wisdom that Mo has - who better to write this book than a veteran practitioner of the craft?? This book is also a historical look at hip-hop/rap music and he provides the reader with thoughtful and thought provoking analysis of each rapper included on the list. It's written from a personal perspective and he includes an explanation of the categories used for ranking purposes. And for you sports fans, Mo uses a lot of sports analogies in this book, which makes it even more enjoyable to read. If you're a serious student of musicology, hip-hop-ology or rapology, this book is required reading! Peace"
Back when you had to have game
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 09/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is a classic.back when you had your own Idenity&battled on the Mic.Kool Moe Dee came out to battle.this was when Rap was about that¬ all the Numbers Non-Sense it has become.Kool&LL battling each other on Record is what's missing now.you knew the Lyric's were gonna be tight.Kool did this Album With New Jack Swing Genius Teddy Riley&it has stood the test of time.this is very essential."
How ya like me now is a classic rap album.
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | 09/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The top two songs on this album are the title cut and Wild Wild West. The Will Smith remake of Wild Wild West is not up to snuff though, the Kool Moe Dee version is the better rap."