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Dangerous Minds: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
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Reviewed on 1/19/2010...
One of the best soundtracks of the '90s. While Coolio & L.V.'s "Gangsta's Paradise" was certainly the outbreak song of this soundtrack, two highly underestimated tracks are "Problems" by Rappin' 4-Tay and "Havin' Thangs" by Big Mike. If you weren't familiar with Pimp C (of U.G.K.) after his vocals and production on "Havin' Thangs," you were after this. "Problems" consists of great heart-felt rap lyrics about the troubles of growing up in the ghetto. If you're a fan of '90s rap (mainstream or underground), this is a great CD.
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Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
Anyone saying these are "unknown artists" ....
M. Vap | Nebraska | 01/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"loses all credibility. The artists from this disc are all very well known - Coolio, Aaron Hall, Rappin' 4 Tay, Dalvin (of Jodeci), Immature, Sista (Missy Elliot's group), DeVante Swing (the best producer of the '90s) .... how anybody could say these are "unknown artists" is beyond me, unless they just don't listen to urban music?????
Ya'll know Gangsta's Paradise. Even though I'm not a Coolio fan in the least, that song was bangin.
Curiousity, written by Missy Elliot and Dalvin, performed by Aaron Hall is a good midtempo R&B joint. Classic Dalvin.
Havin' Thangs - err, ok song. Nothing great at all.
Problems - A great conscience song by Rappin 4 Tay. He's good at what he does.
True OG - Mr. Dalvin and Static (of Playa) Great song. Dalvin and Static rap, although both are known for their R&B groups. PS - Static wrote Ginuwine's "Pony" ... if you don't know, do your homework.
Put Your Back Into It, Don't Go There -> neither song is worth anything
Feel The Funk - Possibly one of Immature's / IMX's best songs.
It's Alright - Missy Elliot's group Sista, a very underrated group and Craig Mack show why Missy blew up years following.
A Message for Your Mind - Rappin' 4 Tay - same west coast, conscience-heavy style he is known for.
Gin & Juice - DeVante Swing ft Static - BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM. DeVante's production is nuts on this, great party song. DeVante sings (which is rare) and he STARTED R Kelly's sing/rap/talk style before Kelly popularized it. Honestly, this has been my favorite song for 8 years now.
This is the Life - Wendy and Lisa, of Prince's camp. i'm not a fan, but hey, they're talented girls."
Mark Napoli | Cleveland | 08/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though this music is dated, it is still extremely good. The powerful song lyrics shows what life is like for depressed inner city areas and how it expresses the artist's true inner feelings. I will always listen to this CD from a wonderful movie."