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Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
To stake his claim on adult hip-hop, Atlanta impresario Jermaine Dupri resurrected early '80s old-school favorites Whodini (best remembered from their 1984 hits "Friends" and "Freaks Come Out at Night"). On Six, Whodini's ... more »
To stake his claim on adult hip-hop, Atlanta impresario Jermaine Dupri resurrected early '80s old-school favorites Whodini (best remembered from their 1984 hits "Friends" and "Freaks Come Out at Night"). On Six, Whodini's first album in five years, the writer/producer/record exec provided the aging trio with new songs (penned by Dupri and friends), a recording space (at Dupri's studio), and a record deal (with Dupri's So So Def imprint). Elements of Whodini's antiquated (nostalgic to some) electro funk creep onto Six: the handclaps of "Let Me Get Some"; the heavy synth bass of "Still Want More"; the sing-song schoolyard rhymes and subtle melodies of "Runnin' Em." But for the most part, Whodini's return sounds every bit as new school as Dupri's pint-sized disciples, Kriss Kross. In fact, with appearances by R&B singers R. Kelly and Trey Lorenz, young rappers the Lost Boyz, and Dupri's irresistibly smooth hooks, Whodini members Ecstasy, Jalil, and Grandmaster Dee could be Six's most inconsequential ingredient (it's unclear whether turntable whiz Dee appears at all). And with all the cursing and flexing going on here, it's difficult to hear the old Whodini on Six at all. Perhaps it's a misguided attempt to sound "street"--or else a comment on how much more rappers get away with these days--but either way it's sad to see the old people stoop to impress the kids. --Roni Sarig
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Nah, it's not that bad!
enuffodis | SF | 12/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Don't let the "offical" review above predispose you to disliking this album. I'm happy to say it was suprisingly good.Although I must admit it is nothing like their earlier, classic work, "Six" is pretty listenable. It has some great rhymes, some good beats and overall is a solid effort.Check it out!"
THEY ARE HIP HOP LEGENDS REGARDLESS
Kyle R. Lilly | UNION, NJ United States | 12/30/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"THIS CD WAS PRETTY GOOD I FELT. IT LACKED PROMOTION. I THOUGHT JALIL AND ECSTACY'S RYMES WERE TIGHT. CAN'T GET ENOUGH WAS WICKED
ALONG WITH LORD TARIQ AND PETER GUNZ. KEEP RUNNIN BACK MADE SOME NOISE AS WELL. I WAS SUPRISED OF THE CURSING AND DRUG TALK. IN 1986 ON GROWING UP FROM THEIR BACK IN BLACK CD , THEY WERE AGAINST DRUGS. GOOD VIDEO FOR THAT JAM AS WELL. I WISH THEIR SIX CD HAD MORE JAMS. IT SEEMS TO SHORT. IT IS OK MATERIAL. JUST DONT
COMPARE IT TO ESCAPE , BACK IN BLACK , OR OPEN SESAME. THOSE WERE
CLASSICS. OUTSIDE OF LL COOL J , WHAT MC'S HAVE MADE HIT RECORDS
FOR TWENTY YEARS? I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING. I SAW WHODINI PERFORM IN NEW YORK CITY IN OCTOBER OF 2001 AT CLUB SHADOWS. THEY WERE ON FIRE WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE , AND STILL CAN GET DOWN
WITH 20 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS. THEIR CLASSIC SONGS LIKE FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT , FRIENDS , 5 MINUTES OF FUNK , ONE LOVE , FUNKY BEAT , AND I'M A HO ARE TIMESLESS. I DOUBT THE RAPPERS OF TODAY CAN ROCK A CROWD LIKE WHODINI CAN. NUFF SAID! WHODINI ARE HIP HOP PIONEERS!