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Am I Black Enough Fo
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This by far has to be one of the best rap cd's from the 80's. As a matter of fact it is one of the best rap cd's even to this day, compared to what the 90's has to offer. The first time I heard a song from Schoollt D was while I was watching the movie THE KING OF NEW YORK. It stared Christopher Walken, Larry Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, David Caruso and minor parts with by Steve Buscemi. The movie is "AWESOME" the song "Am I Black Enough For You" is the one that is used durning the climax sceen in the movie. After hereing that sond I had to hear what else the artist of the song offered. Which lead me to Schoolly D and his album "AM I BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU". The album is amazing there is not a single song on it that makes you want to skip to the next. In my time I have only come accross 3 other albums that I actually like every song on the album. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I have."
SCHOOLLY'S THIRD BEST DISC IN YO FACE!
billyrapids | MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY USA | 02/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ILLADEPHIA'S SCHOOLLY D WAS THE ONE WHO PUT GANGSTA IN GANGSTA RAP BACK IN 1985 WITH JAMS LIKE "PSK (WHAT DOES IT MEAN)","GUCCI TIME","SATURDAY NIGHT","PARKSIDE 5-2" AND "HOUSING THE JOINT",WEED SMOKIN' AND PIMPIN' THE HOES LONG BEFORE CYPRESS HILL AND TOO SHORT GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL,SCHOOLLY D. DID IT HIS WAY OR NO WAY AT ALL. "AM I BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU" POSES A DIFFERENT BUT RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF SCHOOLLY. "LIVING IN A JUNGLE" THE FIRST SINGLE SETS THE PACE FOR THE LISTENER TO FEEL SCHOOLLY'S PAIN AS A BLACK MAN AND HAVIN' TO PROVE HE IS INDEED,BLACK. MORE SAMPLES THAN EVER,THIS WON'T ONLY MAKE YOU THINK,IT WILL MAKE YOU DANCE RAPIDLY WHILE THINKING."
Jesus was a colored guy. Get over it.
Ed Stokes | Philadelphia, PA, USA | 09/11/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Schoolly's 4th album seemed to get more exposure than his first 3, and is distinguished by early use of extremely long, largely unaccompanied, samples of well-known material -- not that this hadn't happened at all before, but Schoolly's pushing the envelope here. (His next album "How A Black Man Feels" has pages of legal clearance info on the samples -- perhaps there was trouble.) It's a neat demonstration of the DJ's art, and if long samples don't irritate you (or if you've never heard Hendrix, Richard Pryor & many others before), it's okay.
As a rap album, it's just okay.
After "Smoke Some Kill" (1988), Schoolly's self-hyped Bad Negro image had become clowny. On this album he wants to be taken a bit more seriously, adding a bit of black power & drugs-f***-you-up-kidz social responsiblity. These insights aren't deep, but they seem like sincere expressions of home truths for the rap-as-CNN youth audience. For me, the white rock n roller, Schoolly was a lot more credible (and effective) insulting white rock n rollers. Rhythmicly the album is catchy but not compelling.
Good, but not something I'd trot out to impress the neophite.
Hear these first:
* The Last Poets first two albums, recently reissued, are an unrelenting and deeply felt expression of sentiments Schoolly touches upon here, and they make Schoolly sound kid-safe by comparison.
* Schoolly's self-titled debut album, dearly needing re-issue"