Did not get that far. First two songs gave me goosebumbs though.
Oh, and Royce verse on "you gon learn"
This is the truth on both em and GameNot long ago there were loads of people talking about him being washed up etc. There was only so long you would keep him down, even then he was releasing amazing features & tracks over the last few years that were slept on. Nice to have Game and Em get some recognition once again. Still better than most of the rappers dominating the scene these days.
Wordplay, lyrical abilities and rhyme schemes are on point as usual. On a first listen, I love 6 or 7 tracks, the rest are good or meh, with 2-3 that I don't like at all, particularly the Young M.A. one.
Em is one of the greatest and as a "white boy" myself, from a sort of obscure European country, he is what initially got me into hip hop. I feel like one of his worst aspects since Relapse are beat picking and choruses, and I think I could survive the beats I don't like if it wasn't for the horrible choruses at times, because Eminem can ride any beat anyway. Shit, sometimes I think some of those tracks will sound better acapella.
Favourite tracks so far (on a one listen only) - Premonition, You Gon' Learn, Those Kinda Nights (the singing hook by Ed Sheeran almost threw me off the whole track, but it's too catchy to not love it), Godzilla, Darkness, Yah Yah, Lock It Up, I Will. Personally, Premonition, Lock It Up and I Will sound the most natural to me, special mention to Darkness because of the deep meaning behind the whole track and also to Yah Yah, because he got legends like Black Thought and Q-Tip on an album.
I've been hearing conflicting reviews on Jadakiss' latest release. Haven't heard it yet.Will check that soon. The new Jadakiss was disappointing. Not sure how I feel about the Royce one as of yet.
You mean, the intro?Meek Mill - Intro
What a track
Both legends.Don't know if anyone caught the DJ battle on IG Live between Preemo and Rza. All on Youtube for those interested. So much fun.
same.Who is this Jay electronica? internet har been writing about him like he's some kind of old hiphop god, but never heard of him
Piggybacking on this post, as I listened to this today for the first time in a while... Random facts about this albumCrazy imagination and for a 19 year old kid.
Q tip was a big influence tweaking the album but those samples wild.
Huge Redman fan and obviously he didn't have half-assed rhymes but yeah... Redman confronted Prodigy in Queensbridge over this verse just to clear the air. They patched things up pretty quickly.And, oh yeah, to all them rap-ass n*gg*s
With your half-assed rhymes
Talking about how much you get high, how much weed you smoke
And that crazy space shit that don't even make no sense
Don't ever speak to me when you see me, know what I'm saying, word
It was Keith Murray he had beef with, not Reggie?Piggybacking on this post, as I listened to this today for the first time in a while... Random facts about this album
1. There's only one rapper in 1995 who this segment could have applied to:
Huge Redman fan and obviously he didn't have half-assed rhymes but yeah... Redman confronted Prodigy in Queensbridge over this verse just to clear the air. They patched things up pretty quickly.
2. Q-Tip definitely was a big influence on this album. But if you listen to Beats Rhymes and Life (ATCQ's 4th album) it takes a darker tone (both production and lyrics wise) compared to their first 3 efforts. I think The Infamous had as much an impact on Q-Tip as he had on it. It's probable that The Infamous would have sounded much darker without Q-Tip's melodic talent. Hell on Earth on Steroids, imagine that.
3. Big Noyd got a record deal off the strength of the acapella he delivered on Give Up The Goods
4. Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn is all gentrified now with cafe latte stores and shit. Prodigy made it sound like he and his team were storming into Normandy, on Trife Life. Apparently in 95 it was that bad.
Amazing amazing album.
I think he had beef with both (seeing they were both members of Def Squad)... But "all that space shit that don't even make no sense"... Keith didn't have 3 series of Sooperman Luva* on his albumsIt was Keith Murray he had beef with, not Reggie?
That's quality! I love finding the samples to classic tunes.That is amazing. Led me on to this..
How Havoc found these slightly obscure samples and made them into full tracks is something special. The fact no one even knows the originals now makes you wonder how he even came to make them.