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Don't Blame It on Da Music
Trinity Garden Cartel
Don't Blame It on Da Music
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B


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All Artists: Trinity Garden Cartel
Title: Don't Blame It on Da Music
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Priority Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 3/29/1994
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 049925389029

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For Real Riders N Gangsters
G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 05/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Trinity Garden Cartel hails from Houston, Texas and lays down some reality and controversy on Don't Blame It On Da Music. I read somewhere that the album's cover portrays Houston Police Officers in a negative way, so it caused some tension and heat. These dudes were signed for Priority and Rap-A-Lot for this 1994 banger. Since it is from 1994, expect a great amount of funkiness, and this album has no shortage of it. Michael Banks Darrel Williams, and James Foster produce the music with mixing from the great Mike Dean and Mike Banks. The only problem is that the album sound quality is not the best, perhaps due to the equipment? Now what sets this album apart from other H-Town and Rap-A-Lot albums from Texas is the beats. G-Funk is nothing new in the south in this time frame, and this album has no shortage of it, but this album often has a straight west coast feel, for the beatsmiths often sample P-Funk and George Clinton. "Gangsta Stroll" has elements sampled from "Aqua Boogie" and "Atomic Dog" and has a straight L.A. feel to it similar to South Central Cartel songs from the same year on their N Gatz We Truss album! "Gank Town" and "Play Lil Funky" also have a similar vibe, and the title track has a whiny synth over a slick mainy beat. Lyricwise, the album is straight hard core gangster flows. "The Ghetto My Hood (remix)" is deeper over a more southern twangy beat. "Fire It Up" is the hooter joint, nice and laidback, and yes, funky! The rider anthem, "Gangsta Stroll" is perfect to bend corners to. "Rollin' Deep" is definitely more southern sounding with that rattling beat and twangy guitar funk. All in all, a dope gangsta rap album, not groundbreaking lyrically, but not lame or played out either. The beats and production are dope."
One of the most underrated RAP-A-LOT releases of all time!
Richard Reznik | Detroit, MI | 05/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)


1. In-Hoe
2. Peep
3. Don't Blame It On Da Music
4. Gangsta Stroll
5. Smoked Out Reggie
6. Rollin' Deep
7. Fire It Up
8. Essay
9. Charge It To The Game
10. Gank Town
11. Trinity Garden High
12. Play "Lil" Funky
13. The World Is A Ghetto
14. 1.2.3. Pass Yo Grip
15. The Ghetto My Hood (remix)
16. Out-Hoe"
One Of The Best Cd's Of All Time!!
David Qualls | Portland, Or USA | 03/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"CLASSIC Is About The Only Word 2 Descibe "Don't Blame It On The Music".. This Is One Of The Best Rap Cd's Of All Time Hands Down.. An Thats Not Somethin' I'd Just Say.. I Have A rap Collection of Around 700 Cd's From Mainly The Mid-90's Era.. An This Is A Stand Out Cd For Sure... The Only Cd's I Really Like As Much Are E.S.G.'s 2 Classic's, Ocean Of Funk & Sailin' Da South Also Above The Law-Uncle Sam's Curse & South Central Cartels-All Day Everyday.. Havoc & Prodeje-Kickin' Game Is Dope 2 But Anyway I Could Go On For Days So Bottom Line-Dont Sleep Pick It Up Now.. Theres No Way You Could Be Dissapointed Unless U Bump That Club Bumpin Nonsense On The Radios Now Adays.. Ha.. An If You Like Trinity Garden, 2 Other Cds Worth Gettin Are D's 2 Cds Straight Texas Hoodlum & Game Done Changed.. Not As Good As This Cd But Still Dope..
P.S. I Dont Really Have Time To Write Reviews An Make List's On Listmaina So For More Good Insite Into "REAL" Rap Music Check Out "G-Funk Forever In The Land Of Funk"'s Reviews An Lists.. Dude Knows What He's Talkin Bout.."