"On this, my 32nd Birthday, I choose to look back on a golden era in hip hop. While there are other, major works by artists with a sterling track record and longer discographies, "Call Me D-Nice" is a longtime favorite of mine for a large variety of reasons, not the least of which is, it hearkens back to a time when rap was about simple pleasures, bragging on your skills, women, jewelry, your crew and even your production tools! (the still thumping "TR-808" with a wicked cameo from KRS-One). The title track with it's buzzing, "Peter Gunn" guitar licks and fat, chunky drums is a classic, the outstanding "Glory" is a terrific standout for D's fluid delivery, the funky wah-wah guitars on the choruses and it's narrative about the first Negro Regiment to actually see combat in The Civil War, from a historical standpoint it's skimpy, but since something of it's nature is so rare (especailly in today's pathetic rap scene) it's notable. There's even a guest vocal from Dawnn Lewis (Jaleesa from TV's "A Different World", the biggest show on NBC when this album came out) on the semi-ballad "It's Over Now". When all is said and done, "Call Me D-Nice" didn't alter musical history, but it's still a breezy, fun reminder of simpler, happier times, both in hip-hop, and in my life. A Classic"
This is D-Nice's breakthrough into Old School Hip Hop
WILLIE A YOUNG II | 04/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In "Call Me D-Nice" by D-Nice, one of the greatest old school rappers introduces himself. D-Nice is a smooth rapper who knows how to make his beats hit home with lyrics that just flow. "The TR 808" as he calls himself, is an awesome contribution to any rap lover's hip hop library."
"Just call'em D-Nice!!"
"Old Skool" Ran-Dee | "Da' Bronx" | 09/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"D-Nice "The Human TR-808" was Beat-Boxing for BDP at age 16. When the original version of the "TR-808 is coming" dropped in '87 I knew that a new, young MC from The Bronx had emerged to continue the BDP "Bronx" traditons of MCing. If you've ever heard the unreleased "D-NICE ROCKS THE HOUSE", D-Nice gives you a glimpse on what was in store. By '89-'90 when the he told the Hip-Hop world "My Name Is D-Nice" it was over! A new Rapper was added to the list of the "Boogie Down Bronx's" list of champion MC's. A superb and natural lyricist, D-Nice KILLS every track with his ultra-smooth, B-Boy gangsta' pimp style. This is some ol' "BRONX" classic Hip-Hop sh*t!!"
This is rap
Rich King's Breakfast Nook | East Gretna, NE | 07/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I keep hearing all of my posse tell me that the Atown crunk sound is all of that and a bag of little chocolate frosted donuts and while I agree that the Atown thing is dope and makes me realize how smart I am, it's no dnice. Dnice was the game in the late 80s and still is today. The Atown just degrades women and really doesn't sound intelligent at all. Dnice was a smart guy, tutored by rap jedi knight KRS-one, and came out with the smartest rhymes in the game. I would cruise Dodge in the Renault alliance with "Call me Dnice" blaring at top levels and it was like I was sending out a mating call to the fine ladies of west O. I still know every word to the song to this day and don't think that I won't walk up to a hot lady at the club and just go, "My name is dnice although I hate to admit, takin out you suckas and you don't know how I did it." At that point, the lady is smitten. You've got a guy that spits Dnice, wearing a classic Len Sakata throwback Orioles Jersey and chest waders, trolling the pond for ladies. I'm like the tuna magnet, but with women. I walk tha club and when I leave about 10 of them are stuck to my leg. Such is life when you roll like Dnice."
From BDP... Came the great D-Nice!
Gaudet | Saint John, NB Canada | 01/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"D-Nice brought crystal clear rhymes, connected together with a mad track. This is what hip-hop is about... word skills, beats/samples and an understandable storyline. This album is full of great tracks but "Crumbles on the Table", "Call Me D-Nice" and "Glory" will stand out and likely go on your "must have hip-hop songs" list."