Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
On Top of the World
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 04/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EightBall & MJG came out with a certified banger in 1995 with On Top Of The World. These southerners bring the heat with nice pimpin' flows over smooth bass-heavy beats. Some of the beats approach a west coast, even better, a Bay area feel to them such as in "Top Of The World" with a vocoder in the hook. The beats throughout the album are fun and perfect to ride to. "Pimp In my Own Rhyme" is a little harder showing how they are on top of the pimp game and are in charge. "What Do You See" is a funky, melodic track, a perfect hood anthem. E-40 and Mac Mall appear in the track "Friend Or Foe," so you know that this south and west connection is comin' tight with each's unique flows. I love the beat in "For Real;" with whiny synths and a funky guitar riff, an immaculate combo in G-Funk. The dynamic duo talk about keepin' it real and shakin' the fakin' in the rap game and in life. This album will satisfy any west coast and southern rap fan. Really, any rap fan will find enjoyment in On Top Of The World."
Ice Cream Man | DC | 07/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""On Top of the World" is a great example of why Ball & G are called the Kings of the south. Every track on this record is tight. The Beats are super clean as hell, fulla southern funk. And the lyrics are amazing as well, Ball & G spit like no other! It's too bad this album is often overlooked by many...they deserve a lot more respect than they get. Like I said, every track is sick, but my fav's would have 2 be "For Real", "All In My Mind", "Space Age Pimpin", "Top Of the World" and "Pimp in my own Rhyme". Check this out if u dont already got it!"
Pimpin @ its finest!!!!!!!!!!!
red ant | in da hood | 11/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's still classic. This album holds the test of time. I bought in 95, at Christmas, and its still hittin. For the first time, outside of Outkast, and the dungeon family, I have never heard some southern rap that doesn't have that typical southern sound. Eightball & MJG, make an album that is funked out with spritual lyrics, (that is not in ABC fashion or gettin' crunk), that really hits the listener. Track #2 the pimp anthem, "Pimp in my own Rhyme", has 8ball comin out hard and tellin these hoes just how it is.
Example: "F*ck being your boyfriend, girl I wanna hit dem boots/ jump deep in that rump/ and then I gotta fly B!tch/ you should've known how a real playa acts/ that's why I be/ about my P's/ and Q's/ cause hoes end up being bad news.
That is classic hotness!!!!
On the Afrocentric banger, "In the Line of Duty", MJG delivers fiyah like this:
"Everytime I breathes/ everytime I talks/ I'm always being heard/ or even being watched/ by scary @$$ white folks and crooked @$$ cops." That is a classic banger that deals with the police.
"What do you see" is another classic banger. 8ball once again delivers the extremely witty wordplay saying:
"Crews come 2's and 3's but they all 4's/enemies of me and MJG's tight flows".
As far as production. It's superior. It has a down-south pimp feel to it and no beat on there is wack, or sampled. Everything is original.
They also recive guest shots from E-40, Big MIke, Mac Mall, and others. This is also one of the first cd's I've ever bought that fills up 74 minutes, that is quality. Nowadays an album that long ain't quality, but this one is still timeless, and it still delivers, even after 10 years, but it was also made during the second golden age of hip-hop. That's just a few of the bangers that's on the album. This is also the cd with "Space Age Pimpin'". That song brought the duo more recongnition, and its probably when most people got hip to them.
All in all, if you want a southern rap album that has tight funked out southern beats, real flow about real life, this is it.
It's still superior, so please, please, if you can find it, go cop it!