Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The cure for wack hip hop
Nuisance | Miami | 12/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album was slated for release on October 20 1998 but was scrapped due to the groups problems with their record label(A&M Records). If you dont know who the Deadly Venoms are you better get acquainted with them. This powerhouse femcee rap group has been in the game for a minute but due to industry politics, they never got the promotion they deserve.
2. One More To Go(feat Method Man and Inspectah Deck
3. Drug Free feat ODB(RIP) and Shorty S*** Stain
5. Ladies Room
6. What, What
7. Pockets Stay Deeply
8.The Way We Feel
10. Word Life
12. Ring Bells feat M.M.O. and KGB
14. Slice Like Swords
15 Ready feat Tekitha
16. Rap Scholar feat LA The Darkman and Jamie Summers
and now the review...
This album is a pure hip hop album simple and plain. The production and as well as the Deadly Venoms flows are all there. The total package. One More To Go feat Method Man and Inspectah Deck is a pretty good first single. If the album would have been released that track would have gotten them some notice. Ring Bells, Formulate, Rap Scholar , Word Life, Ladies Room and Counterfeiters are all slammin tracks that show you Deadly Venoms skills on the mic and give this album much replay value. There are two songs that stop this album from being a classic though. Drug Free feat the late ODB is humorous but is only good for comic relief and Pockets Stay Deeply is suspect. Other than that, Antidote is a great album from a group that deserved more of a chance than Khia and all these other corny rap hookers.
Conclusion: Antidote is one of the best hip hop albums you've never heard. The rhymes are incredible, the guest were on point and the production was tight. It makes me sad when albums like this get no release when garbage like Thug Misses, Notorious K.I.M. and Diamond Princess can get released with no problems. I tell you the industry dudes are real vultures. Anyway, if you can find a copy of this album get it. You wont be disappointed.
Standouts: ONE MORE TO GO, RAP SCHOLAR, COUNTERFEITERS, WORD LIFE, SLICE LIKE SWORDS, LADIES ROOM, RING BELLS and FORMULATE."