Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Strictly for The Hip-Hop Purist
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Saafir is perhaps the most innovative MC of the nineties. This album came out in like '94 during a time when Hieroglyphics began to erupt and show that Cali kids have more than just gangsta flows. Saafir, however, emerges as the most prolific MC in that area. Unfortunately, he received acclaim only in underground circles because he was over the heads of the masses. I can't give this album 5 stars because the production on the album is not the greatest, but lyrically this album has no equal. It would take a lifetime to decipher much of this material. Saafir is truly a hip-hop heavyweight in terms of originality and lyrical content. I strongly recommend this album if you want an undiscovered gem. I also recommend the Hit List, and if you can find it, the single "Pull ya Card"."
RESPECT TO THE JUNCTION
grant charles | CapeTown , South Africa | 10/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No disrespect to Heltah Skeltah who happen to be 1 of my favourte groups,but its only right that we should give all the credit to the originater of that style ,SAAFIR. This is one of the few albums thats really raw,untempered & skillfull.To hell with all those not giving it 5 mics.After 7 years i can still meditate to it.Peace to SAAfIR & DA JUNCTION."
A. Ingel | Los Angeles | 10/27/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those true hio-hop heads out there, east, west, or anywhere in the middle, you can't help but like this album. Saafir brings us back to what hip-hop should be about, straight rymes and beats. On cuts like "light sleeper" he brings that hard core oakland flow with battle heavy rymes that proves that Oaktown ain't no joke and saafir can hang with any MC. Other cuts such as "just ridin'" make you wish you were cruisin' on a sunny day, top down in an impala or cadi. With most of the beats provided by Jay Z (not Jigga of the east coast) the music blends perfectly with Saafir's flow. The down side to the album is the abundant interludes that come after and before a majority of the cuts. While it plays along with the concept of the album, after a listen or two you have to keep your finger on the forward button. But with partners Big Nose and the Whooridas representin' this album is a true family affair not to be missed. His new album Hit List hits stores this week."