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G Funk Rated G
G Funkin | Land of Sunshine | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Skee-Lo lies somewhere between Coolio and Warren G, more towards the former. His lyrics are soft, his voice, softer. He makes fun of himself and rap in general. He never boasts about how many rims or women he has. And yet, "I Wish" works. The beats are tight. Skee-Lo produced my favorite g funk song of all time, Gaimboiz's "Money," and his production acumen shines here as well. On the other hand, the lyrics are sometimes hit or miss, but on the whole, they're funny, coherent and at times quite insightful. The single, "I Wish," may be a radio favorite, but it isn't even the best song on this album. Those who say Skee was a one-hit wonder don't know what they're talking about. The album is great throughout with has 2 classics, 4 near classics and the rest are decent.
The first classic is "Holdin' On," a romantic laid-back song with a smooth guitar backing. It is Skee-Lo's best lyrical effort by far with some really memorable lines: "Through the centuries of time heal the rhymes and unwind/Melodies flowin swift with the jazz fill/Kill the lights move in closer to your loved ones/ Baby hold em tight like tomorrow never comes..." Great stuff. The next classic and the best song on the album is "Crenshaw." Perfect for just rollin down the PCH, the 10 or whatever, it's a hit.
Other solid songs are, of course, the upbeat and hilarious "I Wish," where Skee-Lo admits his shortcomings (even when it comes to getting the ladies, a rarity for rap), the romantic "Come Back to Me," the jazzy east-coast sounding "This is How It Sounds," and the positive "Top of the Stairs." I'm not ashamed to say that in my opinion, this one's right up there with Regulate, Safe+Sound or any other mid 90s west coast album. All in all the beats stack up, and Skee-Lo's rapping approach, although very different, is a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended.
I Wish That There Were More CD's Like This Today
J. H Meeks | St. Louis, MO | 08/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Skee-Lo's debut album "I Wish" was a great debut and in comparison like Ahmad had the skills to really have some longevity but Skee-Lo got caught in the changing of the trends from the g-funk to the dancing east coast movement or whatever you want to call it. Skee-Lo is very unorthodox in his rhyming especially on the title track "I Wish" where you see a lot of rappers perpetrating to be something that there not, Skee-Lo let's us know that we can dream about being a baller or havin' that cadillac. My favorite track is "Top Of The Stairs" in which Skee-Lo talks about how no one want to be at the bottom of the pole in anything and how everybody wants to be at the top in anything. "Come Back To Me" is cool little song with a great beat with Skee-Lo telling the woman to come back instead of other rappers telling her to get on(it's very funny) but cool. Some other dope tracks on this CD of note: "Never Crossed My Mind"(nice beat), "Holding On"(great interpolation of Simply Red's version), "Crenshaw"(showing us how the home roll down Crenshaw Blvd on sunday night on the westside), & "The Burger Song"(pretty cool). Overall a great performance on this CD in which did not get that much airplay here in the crappy "Lou"."
Crenshaw's own Skee-Lo!
Loco-E | Watts, CA | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Skee-Lo maybe not as rough-n-tough as other westcoast G's such as Ice Cube, MC Eiht, Spice 1, 40 Glocc, WC, B-Real, MC Ren, Cold 187um or Mack 10, though Skee-Lo is str8 off the streets of Crenshaw and has the potential to be a perfect rapper. Skee-Lo's I Wish album is tight, funny & has good G-funk to it! Superman & Crenshaw are tight songs, though I Wish has the coolest beat! This Is How It Sounds has a groovy G-funk, and a funny song is of course, The Hamburger Song.
Skee-Lo's best are *1, *2, 3, 4, 6, *9, *10, 11 & 12."