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Just Tryin Ta Live
Devin The Dude
Just Tryin Ta Live
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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All Artists: Devin The Dude
Title: Just Tryin Ta Live
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rap-a-Lot
Release Date: 8/27/2002
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Southern Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034744200327

CD Reviews

Just Be A Man About It...
Enlightened | Atlanta Georgia | 12/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Devin The Dude is a Dirty South underground legend. Appearing on such classics as Scarface's F. Friends and Dr. Dre's F. You...Devin has never been outshined. He is a chilled out hustler and pimp with a love for the sticky icky and his music reflects this. This album sounds high. It is so free flowing and laid can let it play right through. There are no upbeat uptempo tracks no sir. I believe you have to be pretty laid back as a person to truly appreciate this album. Devin's rhyme style is humorous at times and he is telling stories most of the album. His voice is better than most with his slow smooth talk/rap over smooth beats. He shows he can get down with some of the best on Some Of Em with Xzibit and Nas. Just Trying Ta Live just makes you say ahhhhhh....I mean there's really not much to explain about it. Doobie Ashtray would have to be my favorite track on the album though. With a great chorus and a phenomenal beat provided by DJ Premier, this is one of the best songs of the year.
"what you gon do when the people go home and you wanna smoke weed but the reefas all gone,
somebody had the nerve to take the herb outta the doobie ashtray why they do me that way,
What you gonna do when your friends go home and you wanna drink a beer but your ends all gone,
somebody had the nerve to take the herb outta the doobie ashtray why they do me that way"That's a taste of the vibe of the album. This album is easily one of the years best and you should definitely check it out if you a chill out type of person. Must buy."
One of 2002's best Hip Hop Albums
Jeffrey Baker | Sac-town California | 12/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"With Devin's debut entitled 'The Dude' along with his appearance on Dr Dre 2001 and the Up in Smoke Tour, he has made a name for himself. Just Tryin to Live cements The Dude's place in hip hop and is even better than his nice debut. Tracks like Zeldar and R & B are at the beginning and are laugh-out-loud funny. On Lacville '79 we find Devin talking affectionately about his junker car. The song is actually quite good and is taken from one of his lines on his first album ("Im rollin car not stolen probably never will be its much too old &..."). I-Hi is an amusing and fun track, and Who is that Man Moma is very good in all its patheticness. On the latter, Devin laments over being looked at as a bad example on children. The cut is surprisingly eloquent however and one of my favorites on the LP. Some of Em has the star power to please featuring Nas and Xzibit, and Whatever is excellently done by sampling an Ice T song from Home Invasion. Whatever is short but definitely worth checking out. I'm not sure if the song "Fa Sho P*ssy" (i think thats what its called) is on the retail album, but that is one of the better cuts. The DJ Premier production 'Doobie Ashtray' is the best cut of the album. In trademark Devin fashion, Devin kicks some great bluesy rap on a beat that is absolutely infectious. To rap things up, the title track is an intrapersonal song that is another solid track from the Dude. Also, Dre produces a track or two on here which are good. Personally, this LP is amongst Talib Kwelli, Scarface, Jurassic 5, Genius, and Nas as being my favorite of 2002 and definitely recommended. If you own one Devin CD, make it Just Tryin to Live... and then cop The Dude."
Devin Tha Dude!!!!!!
D. A Kemp | ATL, GA | 08/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Devin tha Dude is the most slept on MC period.. Scarface thank you for putting out a great MC, but I guess it would take a great to understand another great. If you cant listen to this your ears dont work.. Devin hits on all cylinders from the syrupy drawl and somewhat singing he does, but his style is his own and I have never heard anyone like this DUDE.. I have all his music and I am stuck on his new album and I have been listening to it since it came out. I mean he has three spaces filled in my disc changer from Tha Dude then to Just Trying to Live and now on to To tha Xtreme.. Buy all of his CD's you will not be dissapointed."