Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Suga Free stays sucka free!
N. Diaz | Pasadena | 01/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"oh my god! this has to be one of the best albums ever made for the streets. Dj Quik always come thru on everyone's self debut records- second to none, hi-c, himself, and now Suga Free. just about every track is a hit! Suga free has a cool pimped out flow that just stands out from other rappers. his knowledge from first hand experience from pimping makes him a great story teller. not to mention his ability to go fast then ...errrrrrrrr...brake and slow his flow. this has to be one of the most (f$#^ that- The Most )underrated album ever. this should of went 10x platinum. my fav tacks- doe doe and a skunk, i'd rather give u my..., why u bullshi..., tip toe. you can not be unsatisfied with this purchase. suga free- pimp and rapper of the year!"
Excellent Quik Production...Suga Free Isn't Bad Either
G Funkin | Land of Sunshine | 03/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"1997's Street Gospel is a memorable g funk era production with DJ Quik at the helm. It still retains its predictable raunchiness in part, but he doesn't overdo it, boasting about his unparalleled libido in every song. In fact, the two most memorable songs, the positive and insightful Dip Da and the hilarious smoking song, Doe Doe and A Skunk, contain few profanities.
Doe Doe and A Skunk is the first classic, with a fantastic funky beat, a smooth addictive hook and a funny subject matter. It was sampled also by Cali Life Style around the same time, but this song blows that one out of the water. The next classic and the best song on the album is Dip Da. It contains one of the most interesting series of lines in rap I've ever heard: "Now how in the hell/Did you figure you was gon cross/That pretty blue eyed-green eyed/Country voodoo creole female." It's one of those things that those uninitiated with rap, who just base their entire view of rap on MTV, wouldn't expect. And the whole song is insightful and creative as well, with Suga talking about his irresponsible father who left his kids to be raised by their mother.
The rest of the album has 2 near classics, On My Way, with a slow R&B groove like Dip Da and Tip Toe, a funky guitar-backed song where DJ Quik makes an appearance. Tip Toe (Reprise), a primarily instrumental version, is what we have come to expect with impassioned music-lover Quik's releases and is just as good. The quality of the album plummets thereafter, with nothing else memorable to speak of. It's not bad, it just seems like filler. Nonetheless, if you are a fan of DJ Quik's innovative funky rhythms and g funk era rap in genral, I'd recommend this one. The songs that are good are really good. 4.5/5
Suga Free's beats are addicting: 4.5 stars
G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 02/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Suga Free comes out strong on "Street Gospel." If you love G-Funk and humorous rhymes about hood life and pimpin', this is one to consider. Doe Doe And A Skunk has the best beat on the album. It has a smooth beat with excellent rhyming with a relaxing tropical background beat. Dip Da is a dope track showing Suga Free's more serious side dealing with issues in his family and the hood. It has a really hardcore beat and excellent rhyming. Don't sleep on this album."