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Jive Collection Series 3
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Schoolly D will never be remembered for his rhymes, which often bordered on rote and elementary; but when packaged with DJ Code Money's woofer-cracking 808 bass and long-distance scratches, they morphed into some of the mo... more »
Schoolly D will never be remembered for his rhymes, which often bordered on rote and elementary; but when packaged with DJ Code Money's woofer-cracking 808 bass and long-distance scratches, they morphed into some of the most memorable and well-loved hip-hop songs of all time. Schoolly planted the seeds of gangsta rap ("P.S.K. What Does It Mean?" and "Parkside 5-2" were shouts to the infamous Parkside Killers gang in north Philly) while bragging about the trappings of success ("Gucci Time," "Put Your Filas On," "Fat Gold Chain"), but his most notorious recorded moment was his diary of a typical weekend night ("Saturday Night"), where he finds himself getting drunk, losing his key, picking up a hooker, then confronting his pistol- packing mom. However, the late 1980s found him trying to replicate the shock value on "Smoke Some Kill," "Coqui 900," and the sophomoric "Mr. Big Dick," but by then, gangsta rap had migrated to South Central--leaving Schoolly looking old and in the way. The Jive Collection reminds us that he was neither. His drum patterns and booming bass have become key documents, Xeroxed by producers. Schoolly D's psycho realm is best appreciated in the darkness of a club, four-foot woofers beating out the drum pattern in your chest, his terse sentence structure dumbing you down with him. --Todd Inoue
Schoolly, please release 'Saturday Night; The Album' on CD!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"to this day, the most accomplished HIP HOP PRODUCER, Composer, Beatmaster, Music craftsman and neck breaker is Schoolly D. Jive records does us a grave disservice by not releasing the full version of 'Saturday Night; The Album' on CD. That said, we're stuck with this Jive Collection. I feel cheated. 'Saturday Night; The Album' is as historically significant to hip hop as BDP's 'Criminal Minded' and no rap music of today compares to the lesson Schooly gives in the art of beatmaking. This 'Saturday Night; The Album' is too BLACK too STRONG. Where's 'Dis Groove Is Bad?""
The adventures of schoolly d
ben mitchell | Perth W.A. | 09/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rykodisc released what is one of the best, hardest hitting and damn funky hip hop albums ever,why isn't it still available? I bought his "Am I Black Enough For You" set and told a friend to listen up 2 hip hop the way it is meant to be done. He said it sounded more like dub.Either way the man is a master.Rykodisc i beg you please reissue The Adventures of Schoolly D in all it's un-P.C. 80's glory."
SCHOOLY SCHOOL - SO DAMN COOL
ben mitchell | 04/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the most underrated rappers of the 80's and 90's... This collection shows Schooly at his best and rawest. A must for any hiphop lover who knows a bit more than Wu-Tang etc.. Go get it knucklehead."