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Operation Stackola
Operation Stackola
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1

In Luniz lingo, you got your playa (i.e. "player") and you got your playa hata ("player hater"). And when the twain doth meet, well, you have two things: trouble and fodder for a new rap. In fact, the Lunz's second single ...  more »


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All Artists: Luniz
Title: Operation Stackola
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 7/4/1995
Re-Release Date: 7/3/1995
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, West Coast, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724384052324

In Luniz lingo, you got your playa (i.e. "player") and you got your playa hata ("player hater"). And when the twain doth meet, well, you have two things: trouble and fodder for a new rap. In fact, the Lunz's second single from this 1995 collection was "Playa Hata." The Luniz are self-proclaimed playas. Notes to the Luniz's debut CD posit the duo as crown-princes of the "crazy, comical, wild-side of gangsta hip-hop," but it's fair to say they're not loony in the Bugs Bunny sense of the word. The group's logo is a scowling cartoon figure draped in a used condom and wielding a handgun. Operation Stackola, is a loose concept album about the protagonists' criminal and sexual exploits as they go about accumulating money "by any means necessary." The twosome's contrasting rapping style and the booming beats assembled by eight different producers make for an involving album, but you don't have to hypersensitive to be bothered by the misogyny of "She's a Freak. And the N-word surfaces enough in the album's 16 tracks to make Mark Fuhrman feel at home. --Steven Stolder

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Somewhat disturbed, not quite as good as others.
3rdeadly3rd | Brisbane, Queensland Australia | 01/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'll be honest with you, I only really bought this album for "I Got 5 On It". The first time I heard it that was pretty much the only track I liked, there were some tracks (especially "5150" and the one with Shock G) where I did re-start the track but I didn't think too highly of the album.Listening to it later, I found that some of the lyrics were a lot funnier than I'd given them credit for being - "Icecream Man" is a good example of this. Another thing which I didn't notice the first time round was the unorthodox style of rapping that Yukmouth and Knumskull bring to bear.One of the funnier tracks is the reprise of "I Got 5 On It" (maybe not on this album , it was on the version I got over here in Australia) without Michael Marshall's vocals on the chorus. While most rappers would be happy to rap their respective lyrics over again and possibly forgo the chorus, the Luniz think otherwise. They begin by having a very funny conversation in a vaguely rap manner about not having enough money to buy a bag of dope and then re-do the verses of "I Got 5 On It" in the reverse order to the order they appear in the first version. If you think that's enough, they then proceed to pretend to sing the chorus themselves - let's just say that as singers they prove why they shouldn't.It's certainly not an album for everyone, lots of listeners would be turned off by the passages of almost incoherence and the abrasive style of many of the MCs featured but those who aren't will find themselves a marvellous little gem."
26 | 05/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thinx this is one of the best CDs ever I got 5 on it and 5150 are the best songs EVER!!!"
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26 | Temple Hills, MD | 11/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is real tight.I decided to buy this album because I heard the Luniz on my homie Dru Downs album explict game, back in 94'.I liked they rap so I got this joint, and I wasn't disappointed either.I mean the Luniz ain't as good as Dru Down but they good enough to listen to.This album features Dru Down,Richie Rich,Shock G and others.The Beats on this joint is real tight nice and smooth grooves to ride to.The lyrics is what separates the Luniz from anybody else in the rap game thoy.Them fools be saying the funniest stuff you can think of and they just make it sound real tight in they street based raps.So if you like WestCoast music like me you'll like this and if you wanna get a good laugh this the one for you too no doubt."