Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Haze Presents Ny Reality Check 101
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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I still play this album today
E.J. Rupert | Milwaukee, WI | 12/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I found this album in the store, I picked it up right away. DJ Premier mixed (NOT produced) these rare underground gems like a pre-Bad Boy G-Dep on "Head Over Wheels", J-Live's classic, "Braggin' Writes", L the Head Toucha's "Too Complex" (its chorus comes from a De La Soul/Common song), and my favorite two-in-a-row, Godfather Don's "Properties of Steel" and Brainsick Mob's "Mixmaster". You can find also find younger versions of Natural Elements, O.C., and Pharoahe Monch on this album, and even the interludes with Primo talking to Mr. Dave are entertaining. I knocked a star off my rating because "Too Complex" has skips in it, and it's not the CD itself, it's the actual song that skips. Also, the interlude after that song feels like it should have followed "Head Over Wheels" because Mr. Dave is talking about that song in this interlude. Otherwise, all of the songs on here are classics. When is Reality Check 202, like Primo advertised, gonna drop?"
Benjamin S. Tam | 03/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is straight up real hip hop no wack shi* if you like East coast underground it is a must get don't waste your money on other bullshi* and go hit this cd up"
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Benjamin S. Tam | Pleasanton, CA USA | 01/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though Premier doesn't lace the tracks on here, he definitely shows why he's the greatest DJ in the game. The mixing and scratching are flawless on this and the way it's formatted, you feel your listening to an underground show on the radio. With that said, the lineup is superb too. There's L Da Headtoucha, J-Live, Company Flow just to name a few. All real MC's, not the fake crap like 50 Cent, or I guess at that time Puff Daddy, aka Diddy. Great beats and flows, and great work of blending and mixing, which show's just how talented Premier is. And the one interview where DJ Premier speaks about how there are times where he's down to his last buck or so, and if it's choosing between getting food and getting a 12", he'd get the 12". That show's how much love he has for the game. I didn't quote it exact, but that was the gist of it. Anyways, this is a must have. Now, someone said they hope they get reality check 202, I think it may be out there. All I know is, I hope it's not like his Holiday Massacre cd. That sucked. It had 50 and G-Unit and Bun B. What the f--k? I hope DJ Premier goes back to cd's like this and not the Holliday Massacre, because this cd represents the DJ Premier we all came to love."