Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Mic Geronimo's CD is the bomb; can't wait for the next one.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are a lot of good tracks on this CD. A favorite is the one Mic dedicated to his mother, may she rest in peace."
He Fell Off Because Of This LP?? (Rating: 9 out of 10- -4.5
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 08/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Trufully I never heard of Mic Geronimo ever until back in '01 he appeared on a bonus track on DMX's The Great Depression. Somewhere after that album he dropped Long Road Back, in which I've never seen hit shelves, but I heard a few songs from this. Back in 1997/1998, he would follow up on his debut The Natural with his sophomore album Vendetta. I've yet to hear his previous LP, but I believed that fans turned away from this album was the lead single "Nothin' Move But The Money" that features Puff Daddy (aka Diddy) (and just for the record: thats the only song that Puffy produces). As you can see Mic was trying to keep up with the New York trend of the mid-late 90's. From upbeat songs such as his lead single, to interpolations of old songs, to rocking Tims, shiny suits as you can see on his album cover.
After the first track, "Vendetta" comes next sounding very mellow type produced by The Legendary Traxter, as Mic spits some dope verses. Mobb Deep's Havoc comes in, and drops a nice beat for the next track "Survival", which comes off great. If you like mellow fast tempo beats, then "Life 'N' Lessons" will appeal to you, produced by Irv Gotti. "For Tha Family" produced by K-Def, which is also great. The way Mic rhymes on this album sort of reminds me of Prodigy from Mobb Deep, especially by the hook. "Street Life" is an easy standout, and one of the best tracks on the album. Also the song features Monifah on the hook. "Be Like Mic" is a solid track (think the movie Space Jam when you hear that track). "Unstoppable" Mic drops somemore dope rhymes over a Pete Rock beat. "Single Life" is a song more aimed towards the radio, and it wouldn't suprise me if that was the second single. The song features Carl Thomas, and Jay-Z. "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" is another solid track, but doesn't standout much in my opinion. "How You Been" is an emotional track that Mic dedicates to his mother. The final track "Usual Suspects" comes off strong that features DMX, Ja Rule, The Lox, and Tragedy Khadafi.
Listening to this album, it's a shame that it didn't receive such praise as it should have. I don't think Mic was trying to sell out, but at the same time if he was on a more popular label (ie. Def Jam), this album would have moved a lot of units. This album is so underrated, that it's not even funny. Great lyrics and excellent production, causes Vendetta to fall short of classic status. This album is being sold for one penny. If thats not a steal, than I don't know what is. Either way, this album is excellent, and I recommend that you add this to your library, especially if you're a fan of mid-late 90's rap. As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the best albums you never heard. Peace!!
Guest Appearances: A-
Musical Vibes: A-
Top 5 Tracks:
1. Street Life (featuring Monifah)
3. For Tha Family
5. Usual Suspects (featuring Lox, Tragedy, DMX, and Ja Rule)
Honorable Mention Tracks:
1. Single Life (featuring Jay-Z and Carl Thomas)
2. Nothin' Move But The Money (featuring Puff Daddy)"
Great 2nd album from Mic Geronimo
G$ | B-More, MD | 06/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember when "Nothin Move But The Money" first came out, I was in the 10th grade and it was a hot song, now 10 years later I picked up the album again and I forgot how good it really was. A slept on and under rated MC with a smooth flow, he delivers a very tighht album. Though rather short, at only 12 songs, not one is bad, in fact I'd say 1 is ok, the rest are good, with a few being real good and 1 classic and 1 almost classic. Guests are minimal as well (rapping on 2 songs and doin the hook on 3) , and quite a few grew into some of the bigger names in rap shortly after this album dropped (Jay-Z, LOX, DMX, Ja Rule, and another great but under rated rapper, Tragedy Khadafi). Production is great on almost every song and handled by some bigger names. Irv Gotti & Lil Rob did 2 songs, Puff Daddy, Pete Rock, Buckwild, Prestige, Legendary Traxter, Havoc, K-Def, P & Time, Chrin Lange, Prince Kasan all do 1 song. A must have rap album from an era where rap was still about lyrics and not bling bling and women.
#1 - 9 (f/ Kelly Price -- tight beat)
#2 - 8
#3 - 8
#4 - 10 (CLASSIC -- great beat)
#5 - 8.5 (good beat)
#6 - 9 (f/ Monifah -- tight beat)
#7 - 8 (another good beat)
#8 - 7
#9 - 9.5 (f/ Jay-Z & Carl Thomas -- great beat)
#10 - 8
#11 - 8.5 (F/ Khadeija Bass)
#12 - 9 (f/ DMX, Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Styles, Tragedy Khadafi -- another version has Cormega & Hussein Fatal instead of Tragedy & the Lox)
Michael McDermon -- b. 9/14/73 -- Queens, NY
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