Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dead 4 Life
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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Sicx's first solo studio album.
Joseph P. Ulibas | Sacramento, CA, USA | 06/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sicx a.k.a. Triple Six Bounty released Dead 4 Life. The disc was recorded around the same time as X-Raided's Psychoactive, but the album sat on the shelf for a few years before it was released. The music is good, my favorite track is the ode to the 9MM. Sicx can flow, the lyrics were not as deep or twisted as his next effort (If These Walls Could Talk). If you like Horrorcore rap (not gangsta, this is much darker) then try Dead 4 Life! Make way for the everybody killer!
"Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.""
Straight siccness over old school beats
Philip Y. | Israel | 07/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"At the beginning, I was wondering whether to rate this album as 3 or 4 stars. At the end I decided 4 stars, since the album needs to be judged according to the time during which it was recoded, which is around 1992. Sicx is Sacramento's legend Brotha Lynch Hung's litte brother, and this album was recorded about the time they recorded X-Raided's classic "Psycho Active" (maybe even earlier!). On this short album, almost all of the beats are well-known old school samples, and those were the kinds of beats most rappers were using during that era (early 90's). However, with this album, it's not about the beats, it's about the lyrics and the flow! People don't get it - the album was released in 1991, and it featured some straight out siccness, a thing only The Geto Boys and Spice 1 were doing at the time. Sicx is on some straight sick sh**, his lyrics are full of ruthless gangbanging stories about murder and rape, even canibalism (something Brotha Lynch Hung made even bigger a few years later in his "Season of Da Sicness" album in 1995). So this album was really groundbreaking for that time but they released it a few years later - one of the reason it sounded so out of date musically when it was released. If they'd release the album in 1992, it would be one of the most innovative and shocking album at that time. Sicx's is a straight savage on the mic, his flow is a bit like his brother's flow, although his voice is different. This is one of the most hardcore albums ever released, period. I consider it a classic, although it's not a perfect album and on some points it wasn't engineered, mixed and mastered properly. Many of the beats, although sounding really old-school, are tight, and they fit Sicx style perfectly, so I can't complain too much about that. Sicx rips sh** up on this album, and it definitely is not for Nelly/Ludacris/Missy Elliott fans. This is strictly for the hardcore heads, who don't mind listening to an album recorded over 13 years ago. This album shows something new, something bold, noone at the time made rap albums that sick at the time (other than Geto Boys and Spice 1). By the way, Sicx is locked up in jail at this time, for some child-pornography stuff... Too bad the rap thing didn't work for him like it should have, since the boy's got mad talent, like his brother (by the way, Sicx also produced the album himself)."