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Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Simple and hardcore...original boom bap
ctrx | 'bout to show you how the EAST COAST rocks... | 12/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 1993, the quartet of Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz, Suave, and Big DS took the hip hop world by storm with their debut "Bacdafucup." As the title indicates, this album is not for the weak at heart, and the music is unadulterated hardcore boom bap hip hop. This was really original and was really unlike anything else in '93. The MCs raps are consistently on topic: threats, guns, and beating you up. But their style and charisma make this so entertaining. They always rap in wild yells or crazed whispers, emphasizing the menacing style. The production is also what makes this album so enjoyable. Handled largely by the legendary Jam Master Jay and his protege Chyskillz, the beats use minimal instrumentals and sampling, maintaining a very rough and violent sound with simple drumbeats and bass. This album is so consistent, every song is banging and there's not really one any worse than the others. For that same reason, though, there's not really any that stand out, and some kind of run together. Overall "Bacdafucup" is an entertaining rap album that still sounds pretty fresh even today.
The first full track is "Bichasniguz," which is very representative of the album at whole: tough, threatening lyrics and great hardcore beats. "Throw Ya Gunz" is a highlight, with its call and response chorus and some of the best verses on the album, especially Sticky's, and the next track "Here N Now" basically picks up right where the previous track left off. "Atak of da Bal-Hedz" is my favorite song on the album, I think the lyrics are funny and paranoid sounding and the claustrophobic beat has cool horns and scratches in it. "Blac Vagina Finda" has a head-nodding bass heavy beat. "N... Bridges" and "Onyx Is Here" are both lyrically strong and well-produced. "Slam" is widely considered a classic hip hop track, and it's a strong point of the disc, but not really too unlike the other good songs. "Stick N Muve" has some good horn samples. The last three songs, "Shiftee," "Phat N All Dat," and "Da Next N..." all end the album strongly, more of the boom bap that this album provides so well.
"Bacdafucup" is unique and a very entertaining hip hop album, perfect for playing in the car or locker room. It's a product of a great concept and good execution with a great group of MCs and production team. I highly recommend this album to 90s rap fans, this album was ahead of its time and is great for any collection."