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Shadow of a G
Shadow of a G
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B


CD Details

All Artists: Str8-G
Title: Shadow of a G
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 1/24/1995
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454019910, 731454019941, 731454019927

CD Reviews

Good Little Known Album From the Mid 90's
G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 10/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Str8-G is a little known rapper from L.A. I believe (he talks a lot about chillin in the east too), and records an album for A&M Records in 1994, and the album is released in January of 1995 seemingly to little fanfare. I wouldn't call it a classic, but it does have its moments. Boogiemen do a nice chunk of the production along with some by Str8-G himself, and some by Dazzie Dee, Clint "Payback" Sands, and a remix by DJ Quik. For the most part, the beats are good, some awesome, save for a joint or two. The vibe is a mix of Cali G-Funk mixed in with some raw heavy East Coast underground bass and jazz horns. Lyrically, his flow is decent, but his topics bring little to the table. However, in some joints his lyrics bring a cool vibe along with the music. I love the chill "Everything's Fine (In The Summertime)" which employs heavy keyboard melody, slow, rollin' bass, and jazz horns for a sweet G-Funk classic. "Shadow Of A G" is menacing with some hard Dr. Dre influenced mobbin bass. The remix is more relaxing beatwise with a nice guitar twang with barry White steppin' in. "Bring The Funk" is vintage P-Funk inflected G-Funk, and is a good house party joint. DJ Quik does a remix for the song too. His beat is unreal. The guitar riffs, the whiny synths and his awesome talkbox make this song a fun uplifter. Str8-G and Quik have some good chemistry, for G can rap good over Quik's beats. An unnecessary joint here is "Pu--y Today" which is boring and unimaginitive. I can only listen to so many sex rap joints. The beat "Wild Trip" has an interesting menacing beat, and his flow and rapping voice is dope here. "Drama" is another hard joint with a beat reminiscent of heavy bass Erick Sermon funk. All in all, this album is dope. If he had more of a presence on the mic that stood him apart from other G-Funk artists from the time, this may have been a classic; still, this is a definite good listen."