Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Young Rich & Dangerous
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Four years after "Jump"-ing their way into a hugely successful kiddie rap ride, it was clear the two Chrises who make up Kriss Kross (17-year-old Chris Kelly and 16-year-old Chris Terry) were only as young, rich, and dange... more »
Four years after "Jump"-ing their way into a hugely successful kiddie rap ride, it was clear the two Chrises who make up Kriss Kross (17-year-old Chris Kelly and 16-year-old Chris Terry) were only as young, rich, and dangerous as their writer, producer, and mentor, Atlantan Jermaine Dupri, wanted them to be. Still calling all the shots--even penning most of his young proteges' raps about themselves--Dupri's third Kriss Kross album attempted to lay the groundwork for the teens' entry into a prosperous hip-hop adulthood. Though Young, Rich & Dangerous offers a slim eight songs and only about a half-hour of music, Dupri makes good use of his time with a mellow keyboard-laced and bass-heavy groove so smooth it credibly recreates Dr. Dre and Snoop's original west coast G-funk with a (mostly) PG-13 attitude. A handful of the cuts, including the title track, "Live and Die For Hip Hop," and especially the hit party single "Tonite's tha Night," glide on the hooks and melodies created with help from Trey Lorenz's and Aaliyah's R&B vocals and guest-raps from pint-sized homegirl Da Brat. The boys of Kriss Kross do their part by delivering a postpubescent tag team flow that combines the swagger of youth with the surety of seasoned professionals. And with "Money, Power, and Fame" and "Hey Sexy"--two tracks the duo wrote, produced, and perform without Dupri's input--they even assert a small measure of independence. Not a moment too soon: For rappers now old enough to drive their own Mercedes, the time to speak for themselves has surely arrived. --Roni Sarig
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koolboy | London, UK | 01/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"How can some of you think this is not a good album. Its Very good. You must not listen to hip hop. I think the best track is ''Live and die for hip hop'' the is some real west coast s****!!! Kris kross are true Legends"
A damn good album.
koolboy | 06/20/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"So what if this record only has 8 actual songs? Big whoop. It's still a good recording. The best track on this record is "Live and Die for Hip Hop," in which marijuana and a microphone are combined in a simile-like fashion (Roll me a mic and let me smoke until I'm high). Never before have I heard a xylophone used in rap, but Chris Kelly and Chris Terry pull it off in amazing fashion. Gotta love those braids!"
Just wait for their new joint
Nicholas Eakin | 02/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kriss Kross, the homies that rocked their gear backwards, are back soon with a tight new record, aight???check the trax my jiggaz...1 sippin on sumfin (wif jah rule)
2 black 2 back (wif King T)
3 try dis ish (wif paperboy)
4 my enemy, my destiny (wif destiny's child)
5 lotsa drama fo yo mama (wif mary j)
6 i getz bizzy (wif barry manilow)"