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Without Warning
Phd
Without Warning
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
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"Without Warning can be viewed as a portrait of a man whose surroundings are so hopelessly blighted that the cultivation of a paranoid, overactive imagination proves to be liberating ? even empowering. While [it] might sou...  more »

      
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All Artists: Phd
Title: Without Warning
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tuff City Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 5/9/2006
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Reggae, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 048612057326

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"Without Warning can be viewed as a portrait of a man whose surroundings are so hopelessly blighted that the cultivation of a paranoid, overactive imagination proves to be liberating ? even empowering. While [it] might sound and feel somewhat dated by now, especially in comparison to Poet?s recent work as a soloist and as a member of Screwball, it is essential listening for fans of the QB sub-genre/movement and stands out as a brutally honest, if eccentric, depiction of inner city strife." - OHWORD.COM Poet takes his listeners on a comical yet convincing tour of a QB landscape that is cartoonishly violent, while producer Hot Day?s beats are hard, deeply funky, and swing just enough to sound strangely jubilant underneath Poet?s venomous verbiage. With the unsmiling, measured coldness of Parrish Smith and the colloquial clarity of rival KRS-One, Poet obliterates lesser emcees, corrupt cops and all of his detractors in concise verses devoid of mystical jargon or superscientifical abstraction. Contains "Tell It Like It Is," Poet?s front-stoop political commentary that quickly assumes the shapelessness of wonderfully unapologetic drunken digression. Cuts like the murderous LP version of "I?m Flippin?" and the viciously apocalyptic "Pandemonium" build vividly on themes and concerns related to daily survival.
 

CD Reviews

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hiphop junkie | wethersfield,conn | 03/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"yes this is blaq poets first official release,the same one who reps queensbridge,the same one thats down with screwball.this cd released in 91 showcases the same poet you hear now.....gutter-as-hell.the beats get a little dated at times but for the most-part its still grimey.the producer name is hot day,i read in an interview with poet that he called hot day "the marley marl of queensbridge back then" i say you decide for yourself. oh ya one more thing....don't sleep on track 6 with poet rhymeing alongside a very young cormega!"
Solid debut from Poet (of Screwball) - maybe 4.5 stars
G$ | B-More, MD | 07/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Before QB became big in the rap game, there was PHD (rapper Poet {1/4 of the group Screwball} and the, producer Hot Day). Poet is a straight street, gutter rapper, he has been for years and on his most recent release - Blaq Poet "Rewind-Deja Screw" (also close to 4.5 stars) he still is. Also check ou the 2 Screwball albums, both tight, "Y2K" (a 5 star classic) and "Loyalty" a 4 star album. Poet tells some street stories mostly through this album, and he tells them nicely. with 11 songs, 1 is a classic, 2 are almost classic, 4 are ok, the otehr 4 are tight. Guests are on 1 song (a very young Cormega), so you get a lot of Poet. The production is very tight for 1991 and handled by Hot Day. A must have album for fans of QB rap or fans to see where a lot of the hardcore rap came from.

#1 - 9.5 (nice beat and story)
#2 - 7
#3 - 8.5 (nice beat)
#4 - 8
#5 - 7.5 (good storyline over upbeat production)
#6 - 10 (CLASSIC!! -- great beat -- f/ Cormega)
#7 - 9.5 (tight beat)
#8 -6.5 (too much talking where there should be a hook)
#9 - 9 (tight beat and nice story)
#10 - 8.5
#12 - 7.5 (about snakes inthe grass)

POET -- William Bass -- Queensbridge, NY
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