The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
Paul Lavelly | London, England | 08/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was unimpressed by the review which said that No 4 is the outstanding track of the Album and the rest are just making up the numbers. Nice & Smooth were true pioneers in enabling the crossover from Rap to main stream Artists, Puff Daddy would not even exist without people back in the days like these two. All I can say is listen to it and be grateful that Albums like this were made. Ultramagnetic MC'S / Slick Rick / Nice & Smooth all legends in the making!"
Nice & Smooth- Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
Constant | Vancouver, BC Canada | 07/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In all honesty Nice & Smooth were really before my time, I was ten when there second album "Ain't a Damn Thing Changed" (1991) dropped. What drew me to this album over a decade later is the hit single "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" which I had the pleasure of hearing awile back. Nice & Smooth created a very memorable track with this one, blending smooth lyrics and an addictive chorus with the end result being a track you never get tired of hearing. One thing I realize when listening to this is that some oldschool hip hop was more relaxed and friendly then what we are hearing today, the opening track "Harmonize" being a good example of that. Nice & Smooth soulfully sing and rhyme over a chilled out beat on the outstanding "Cake & Eat It Too" a track about a woman who needs to choose between two men. They then pick up the pace on fastpaced tracks like "Down the Line" and "Paranoia" while dropping upbeat jams on cuts like "How to Flow" and "Pump It Up". I also have to say I am impressed by the beats. I think another reviewer has a good point in saying that artists like Gregg Nice and Smooth Bee helped pave the way for rap to enter the mainstream by delivering music with crossover appeal. While they dont have the impact on Hip Hop of Rakim, KRS etc they did play a role. Recommend checking out this album if you appreciate the oldschool."
Damn, how things have changes
smooth B | Owensboro, KY | 09/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The hip-hop of today sorely lacks the creative lyrics and moral conscience that this pioneer LP boasts."