Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Legal Drug Money
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Carltouis Stevenson | Angeles Mesa, Los Angeles | 04/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This debut from New York's southside Jamica, Queens crew led by Mr. Cheeks has made boyz with their hustlin', partying, street grooves on Legal Drug Money. With memerable, catchy hooks and freestyle rhymes the Lost Boyz had themselves an almost classic. Their party, upbeat joints like "Music Makes Me High" and "Get Up" are what makes this such a hot commodity. On the other end of the spectrum we have "Renee". This is a song mourning over a death. Besides, Mr. Cheeks uses the word love and keeps it raw and hardcore. Member Freaky Tah also represented on here with Mr. Cheeks and with a solo song, "1,2,3". Going back to their most obvious freestyle flow, listen to the two of them on "All Right". A couple more upbeat tracks would have absolutely made this a classic."
Ahh yes...Another one.
Jimmy Garcia | SLC, UT | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How could you not not own this and call yourself a hip hop fan. If you don't own this stop what you're doing and pick this up right away. Freaky Tah & Mr. Cheeks bring us their best record ever! If you remember this was considered mainstream at the time...I wish mainstream still brought us music like this. A great LP from the LOST BOYZ!!! RIP Freaky Tah"
Their Music Makes Me High (Rating: 8 out of 10- -4.0 stars)
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 04/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hearing the four man crew from Queensbridge, The Lost Boyz, once again brings back nostalgic memories of the golden age of hip hop music. Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah (R.I.P.), Spigg Nice, and Pretty Lou knew the formula to making good music, with most concepts working. With many dope recognizable singles such as "Music Makes Me High", "Renee", and "Lex, Coups..." (there is a remix floating out there I strongly recommend you hear). But what separates this crew from other groups is personalty. Mr. Cheeks is very charismatic on the microphone, and Freaky Tah plays the background vocals (those unfamiliar, think of him being what Flava Flav is to Chuck D in Public Enemy, only more serious).
One reason that makes this album great is their creative hooks, some of them will have you remembering for a while. "Music Makes Me High", and "The Yearn" are both entertaining (although I believe "Da Game" is very similar to the latter song). "1,2,3" is another great song too with the late Freaky Tah on the solo. "Get Up" is another song to easily remember, and slightly changes the atmosphere on the album. Other dope tracks to check out are the title song, and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless".
This album is great for the '95/'96 era and can easily stack up to the many east coast hip hop albums that came out around that time. The album flows great, and I personally believe many fans will enjoy. The lyrics are definitely on point majority of the album. Peace.
Guest Appearances: N/A
Musical Vibes: B+
Top 5 Tracks:
1. Lex, Coups, Bimaz, Benz
2. Music Makes Me High
3. Get Up
4. Legal Drug Money
5. The Yearn
3. Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless"