Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Hip-Hop's most Unappreciated MC
SmokaJ | TORONTO | 08/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Circa 1990, this LP is incredibly hard to find. Somehow, someway I got my hands on a copy a few months ago and I was blown away. Special Ed is straight, old-school dope.
Until I heard this, the only time I had heard Ed was on the classic track "Crooklyn" by the Crooklyn Dodgers (Buckshot, Masta Ace, Special Ed & produced by Q-Tip). Even then I loved what I heard - but Ed's material is very hard to come by. Since then I have aquired his debut LP, "Youngest in Charge" and to be blunt I still like "Legal" more. While Ed's rhyming is slightly better on "Youngest," he comes just as nice on "Legal" combined with much better production. If you ask me, his delivery & story-telling abilities are second only to the untouchable Slick Rick.
If you like really true old-school, cop his first LP. Personally, I'm more inclined to the new school flavor (1990-1997), that's why this album is still my favorite Special Ed LP.
Anyone who loves old-school (1987-1997) Hip-Hop, needs at least ONE Special Ed album in their collection. My vote is for "Legal."
Bottom Line: Funky beats + a supremely dope MC = An amazing, slept-on album. 5 stars, peace."
CLASSIC UNDERRATED ALBUM
rmc | usa | 05/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS YOUNGEST IN CHARGE BUT THATS ONLY BECAUSE THATS MY FAV CD OF ALL TIME..IF SPECIAL ED WOULD HAVE STUCK WITH TELLIN THOSE PHAT STORIES HE MIGHT BE STILL IN DA GAME..THIS ALBUM IS GREAT AL THE WAY THROUGH..NICE STORIES, NICE BEATS NOT TOO COMPLICATED..DEFINITELY A NICE ALBUM TO OWN IF OYU LIKE OLD SCHOOL..MOST OF THESE SONGS ARE UNHEARD OF..WILL BECOME MORE OF A CLASSIC IN THE FUTURE"
Come on let's move it
Sherance M. Brothers | Jasper, Alabama United States | 06/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"the james brown sampling frenzy was on and yes everybody used james brown round this time still I love the first cut to death reminds me of the early 90's when things wwewre more tame."