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Title: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: tnp on May 17, 2003, 10:10:34 PM
I was going through my Sources and thought I'd give a rundown of all the West Coast CDs that got reviewed and their mics. If anyone wants these reviews typed out, just ask. Oh yeah, these are just from issues I have, so some things are bound to be left out. I also stopped buying the Source after 96 so this is just 90-96

5 mics
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted

4 1/2 mics
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Westside Connection - Bow Down

4 mics
2Pac - Me Against The World
Alkoholiks - 21 and Over
Casual - Fear Itself
Coolio - It Takes a Thief
Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill III (Temple of Boom)
Del - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Del - No Need For Alarm
E-40 - Hall of Game
Extra Prolific - Like It Should Be
DJ Quik - Safe + Sound
Murder Was The Case OST
Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
Too Short - Get In Where You Fit In
Twinz - Conversation
Yo Yo - You Better Ask Somebody

3 1/2 mics
2nd II None - 2nd II None
Above the Law - Time Will Reveal
Ahmad - Ahmad
Alkoholiks - Coast II Coast
AMG - Bitch Better Have My Money
AMG - Ballin Outta Control
Anotha Level - On Anotha Level
Boyz N The Hood OST
C Bo - The Autopsy
Click - Game Related
Compton's Most Wanted - Straight Checkn' Em
Conscious Daughters - Ear To the Street
Conscious Daughters - Gamers
Coup - Genocide and Juice
Digital Undergound - Sons of the P
Domino - Domino
Dru Down - Dru Down
E-40 - In a Major Way
E-40 - The Mail Man EP
Eazy E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton
Funkdoobiest - Brothas Doobie
Ice Cube - Lethal Injection
Ice Cube - Bootlegs & B-Sides
Jayo Felony - Take a Ride
Kam - Made In America
King Tee - IV Life
Luniz - Operation Stackola
Mac Mall - Untouchable
Mack 10 - Mack 10
MC Eiht - Death Threatz
MC Ren - Shock of the Hour
Pooh-Man - Judgement Day
Potna Deuce - Welcome to the Tilt
Rappin 4 Tay - Off Parole
Raw Fusion - Live From the Styleetron
Ray Luv - Definition of a Hustler
RBX - RBX Filez
Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran
Souls of Mischief - No Man's Land
Spice 1 - 187 He Wrote
Suga T - Paper Chasin (Here Hustlin)
Too Short - Cocktales
Too Short - Album Number 10
Volume 10 - Hip-Hopera
Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era
WC & Maad Circle - Curb Servin'
Young Lay - Black & Dangerous

3 mics
2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now
Above the Law - Vocally Pimpin EP
Aceyalone - All Balls Don't Bounce
B Legit - The Hemp Museum
C Bo - Gas Chamber
Coz - King of Kali
Dazzie Dee - Where's My Receipt?
Delinquent Habits - Delinquent Habits
Digital Underground - Body Hat Syndrome
Digital Underground - Future Rhythm
DOC - Helter Skelter
Domino - Physical Funk
Funkdoobiest - Which Doobie U B?
I Smooth 7 - Ghetto Love
JT The Bigga Figga - Playaz N The Game
Kokane - Funk Upon a Rhyme
L.A. Nash - L.A. Nash
MC Ren - Da Villain in Black
Mista Grimm - Situation Grimm
Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It
Poppa LQ - Your Entertainment, My Reality
Raw Fusion - Hoochiefied Funk
RBL Posse - Ruthless By Law
South Central Cartel - N Gatz We Truss
The B.U.M.S. - Lyfe and Tyme
The Nonce - World Ultimate
Tone Loc - Cool Hand Loc
Thug Life - Volume 1
Xzibit - At the Speed Of Life
Yo Yo - Total Control
V/A - Bay Area Playas

2 1/2 mics
Ant Banks - The Big Badass
BG Knocc Out & Dresta - Real Brothas
Brotha Lynch Hung - Season of da Siccness
Celly Cel - Killa Kali
Compton's Most Wanted - It's a Compton Thang
Duce Duce - A Sip of the Duce
Eazy E - It's On (Dr. Dre 187) Killa
Hi-C - Swing'n
Lil 1/2 Dead - The Dead Has Arisen
Mac Mall - Illegal Business
Mac Vo - Player IV Life
N.O.T.S. (Niggaz Off The Street) - True Blue II Y.O.L.O

2 mics
415 - Nu Niggaz On Tha Blokkk
Wessyde Goon Squad - Around the World
West Coast Rap Allstars - We're All In the Same Gang

1 1/2 mics
None

1 mic
None

peace,
tnp
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Suga Foot on May 18, 2003, 12:10:32 AM
Code: [Select]
2 1/2 mics
Eazy E - It's On (Dr. Dre 187) Killa

Could You Post That one up?
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: ZILLA THA GOODFELLA on May 18, 2003, 01:00:34 AM
WOAH......DO YALL SEE THA HATE OR WHAT???

FUCKIN SAUCE......ASSHOLES!
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: tnp on May 18, 2003, 02:38:37 AM
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2 1/2 mics
Eazy E - It's On (Dr. Dre 187) Killa

Could You Post That one up?

Hell no!! lol j/k, but here's a link to a discussion on that already (and it contains the review). I can still make an independent thread of that review in this section if you'd like though.

http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?board=7;action=display;threadid=7808;start=msg100239#msg100239

peace,
tnp
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Dr._Funkenstein on May 18, 2003, 03:11:55 AM
Hell yeah! tnp you know I'd love to read those Ice Cube reviews. ;)
Can you scan them?
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Dj Eskimo on May 18, 2003, 05:16:57 AM
3 1/2 mics

Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era


 :o
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Knuckles on May 18, 2003, 09:34:00 AM
Others that I can remember.

4 1/2 Mics
Dr. Dre - The Chronic

4 Mics
Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha
Kurupt - Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey
DJ Quik - Rhythm-Al-Ism
2Pac - Until The End Of Time
Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg
Snoop Dogg - The Last Meal
Snoop Dogg - Paid The Cost To Be The Boss
Tha Eastsidaz - Tha Eastsidaz
Tha Eastsidaz - Duces n' Trays: The Old Fashioned Way

3 1/2 Mics
Kurupt - Kuruption
Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nights
Xzibit - Restless
Xzibit - Man Vs. Machine
Snoop Dogg - The Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told
Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)

3 Mics
DJ Quik - Balance & Options
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: smartass on May 18, 2003, 10:50:42 AM
they gave all eyez on me and me against the world 5 mics in their issue where they showed the ones that deserved them in the first place.
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: tnp on May 18, 2003, 10:57:47 AM
Hell yeah! tnp you know I'd love to read those Ice Cube reviews. ;)
Can you scan them?

Can't scan them but I can type them up, if you're interested?

peace,
tnp
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Dr._Funkenstein on May 18, 2003, 11:00:50 AM
Can't scan them but I can type them up, if you're interested?
peace,
tnp

Damn, that would be dope! I'd really appreciate it.
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: tnp on May 18, 2003, 11:19:43 AM
Adon...made a thread with the review in this section

Dr. Funkenstein...will post all 4 Ice Cube reviews later tonight.

peace,
tnp
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: West Coast Veteran on May 18, 2003, 04:27:46 PM
The Source only gave five West Coast albums over four mics....

5 Mics:
Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

4 1/2 Mics:
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Westside Connection - Bow Down
Dr. Dre - 2001

Biased bitches....

Does anyone have the reviews for AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate and The Chronic?
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: West Coast Veteran on May 18, 2003, 04:34:10 PM
Look how bias The Source is. These are albums that got 4 1/2 or 5 mics originally.

EAST COAST:
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
Eric B. & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit' Em
Brand Nubian - All For One
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Main Source - Breakin' Atoms
Redman - Whut? Thee Album
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Nas - Illmatic
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Raekwon The Chef - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Mobb Deep - Hell On Earth
The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth
Jay-Z - Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life
Nas - I Am... The Autobiography
Made Men - Classic Limited Edition
Black Rob - Life Story
Beanie Sigel - The Truth
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Jay-Z - The Dynasty Roc La Familia
Wyclef Jean - The Ecleftic: Two Sides To A Book
Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets
Lil' Kim - La Bella Mafia

WEST COAST:
Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Westside Connection - Bow Down
Dr. Dre - 2001

DIRTY SOUTH:
OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
OutKast - Aquemini
Hot Boys - Guerrilla Warfare
Scarface - The Last Of A Dying Breed
Scarface - The Fix
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Knuckles on May 18, 2003, 10:43:39 PM
Real bias.    ::) ::)

Everyone knows the most talent MCs come from the east.  Not that there are some mistakes (Wyclef Jean - The Ecleftic: Two Sides To A Book, Made Men - Classic Limited Edition & Lil' Kim - La Bella Mafia).  But you have to expect the east to have better ratings overall than the west.  And they reviewed versions of Nas' I Am, Mobb Deep's Murda Muzik, Black Rob's Life Story, Ghostface Killah's Bulletproof Wallets, etc. too early and they weren't the versions that were released to the public.

And you can add Mobb Deep - Murda Muzik (4 1/2 Mics)
 
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: _That_Cracka_J on May 18, 2003, 11:08:45 PM
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
C Bo - The Autopsy
C Bo - Gas Chamber
MC Ren - Da Villain in Black
South Central Cartel - N Gatz We Truss
BG Knocc Out & Dresta - Real Brothas
Brotha Lynch Hung - Season of da Siccness
Celly Cel - Killa Kali

I know it's a lot, but I would like to read these....the main ones I wanna read are Brotha Lynch and BG Knocc Out & Dresta.  Man, damn near that whole 2 1/2 mic section is bullshit...well, I guess a lot of it is.  Props tnp!
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: tnp on May 19, 2003, 07:15:55 AM
I'll get those up today...no problems at all. Death Certificate is already up btw.

peace,
tnp
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Lincoln on May 19, 2003, 12:39:38 PM
2Pac - Me Against The World
Del - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Del - No Need For Alarm
E-40 - Hall of Game
DJ Quik - Safe + Sound
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
Too Short - Get In Where You Fit In
Twinz - Conversation
Above the Law - Time Will Reveal
Domino - Domino
Dru Down - Dru Down
E-40 - In a Major Way
E-40 - The Mail Man EP
Eazy E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton
Jayo Felony - Take a Ride
Kam - Made In America
King Tee - IV Life
Luniz - Operation Stackola
Mack 10 - Mack 10
MC Eiht - Death Threatz
RBX - RBX Filez
Spice 1 - 187 He Wrote
Too Short - Cocktales
Too Short - Album Number 10
Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era
WC & Maad Circle - Curb Servin'



2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now
Above the Law - Vocally Pimpin EP
DOC - Helter Skelter
Domino - Physical Funk
JT The Bigga Figga - Playaz N The Game
Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It
RBL Posse - Ruthless By Law
Xzibit - At the Speed Of Life
West Coast Rap Allstars - We're All In the Same Gang




if you could do any of these i'd really apreciate it, if you can't/don't want to do all these it's cool. whenever you have a chance
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: West Coast Veteran on May 19, 2003, 04:18:20 PM
Real bias.    ::) ::)

Everyone knows the most talent MCs come from the east.  Not that there are some mistakes (Wyclef Jean - The Ecleftic: Two Sides To A Book, Made Men - Classic Limited Edition & Lil' Kim - La Bella Mafia).  But you have to expect the east to have better ratings overall than the west.  And they reviewed versions of Nas' I Am, Mobb Deep's Murda Muzik, Black Rob's Life Story, Ghostface Killah's Bulletproof Wallets, etc. too early and they weren't the versions that were released to the public.

And you can add Mobb Deep - Murda Muzik (4 1/2 Mics)
 

I agree that most of those East Coast albums deserve their ratings and more classic shit comes from the East than any where else but there are almost 10 albums that mics were handed to them whereas a West Coast album has to be damn near classic to get a high rating and even if it does eg. Doggystyle they still give it a lesser rating than it deserves.

Don't deserve what they got original recording or not (I have bought or downloaded all of them):
Jay-Z - Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life
Nas - I Am... The Autobiography
Made Men - Classic Limited Edition
Black Rob - Life Story
Beanie Sigel - The Truth
Jay-Z - The Dynasty Roc La Familia
Wyclef Jean - The Ecleftic: Two Sides To A Book
Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets
Lil' Kim - La Bella Mafia

I'm done bitching and whining. Peace.
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: tnp on May 19, 2003, 09:06:16 PM
Dr. Lincoln...that's fine, I don't mind doing those...I ain't gonna do them all at once though! Probably one a day for the next month or so...

I'll put up Doggystyle now.

peace,
tnp
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Lincoln on May 20, 2003, 05:18:45 AM
Dr. Lincoln...that's fine, I don't mind doing those...I ain't gonna do them all at once though! Probably one a day for the next month or so...

I'll put up Doggystyle now.

peace,
tnp

yeah don't worry, take your time. you're the man tnp
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: CRAFTY on July 05, 2003, 08:22:12 AM
I would appreciate it if you could post the Jayo Felony - Take A Ride review!
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: ExZit on July 05, 2003, 09:27:59 AM
i would like to read MC Eiht - Death Threatz and CMW - its a compton thang  :)
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Lincoln on August 23, 2003, 02:14:54 PM
hey TNP are you gonna do this? the only one i really wanna read now is Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It. I wanna see how they could give that 3 Mics.
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: KE3 on April 13, 2006, 06:09:50 PM
THE DOC, No One Can Do it Better is on the 5 Mic list. But you people need to stop crying just because your whole G-Funk collection didn't get 5 mics or Roscoe 4 mics or X-Zibit 4.5. The Source is an east coast publication and east has the best rap it is what it is.
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: _That_Cracka_J on April 13, 2006, 08:04:51 PM
Hehe...he pulled up a thread 2 1/2 years old ;D
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: suckaa free on April 13, 2006, 11:09:24 PM
Look how bias The Source is. These are albums that got 4 1/2 or 5 mics originally.

EAST COAST:
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
Eric B. & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit' Em
Brand Nubian - All For One
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Main Source - Breakin' Atoms
Redman - Whut? Thee Album
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Nas - Illmatic
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Raekwon The Chef - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Mobb Deep - Hell On Earth
The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth
Jay-Z - Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life
Nas - I Am... The Autobiography
Made Men - Classic Limited Edition
Black Rob - Life Story
Beanie Sigel - The Truth
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Jay-Z - The Dynasty Roc La Familia
Wyclef Jean - The Ecleftic: Two Sides To A Book
Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets
Lil' Kim - La Bella Mafia

WEST COAST:
Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Westside Connection - Bow Down
Dr. Dre - 2001

DIRTY SOUTH:
OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
OutKast - Aquemini
Hot Boys - Guerrilla Warfare
Scarface - The Last Of A Dying Breed
Scarface - The Fix

feel you on that one mang
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: westside159 on April 19, 2006, 12:58:03 AM
you left out MC Eiht - WE COME STRAPPED - 4 MICS  !!!!!!!

MUSIC II DRIVEBY - CMW - 3 AND A HALF !!!
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: K.Dub on April 19, 2006, 02:18:07 AM
If anyone wants these reviews typed out, just ask.

4 mics
2Pac - Me Against The World
Murder Was The Case OST

3 1/2 mics
Boyz N The Hood OST
Luniz - Operation Stackola
Ray Luv - Definition of a Hustler

3 mics
2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now
South Central Cartel - N Gatz We Truss
Thug Life - Volume 1

peace,
tnp

Can hook me up with these reviews?
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Eihtball on April 22, 2006, 03:35:03 PM
4 1/2 mics
Westside Connection - Bow Down

The thing is, if The Source has THAT much of a West Coast bias, why did they give 4 1/2 mic rating to an album that disses the shit outta them ("All the Critics in New York")?  Shit, I've never thought that "Bow Down" is a 4 1/2 mic album.

This isn't to say they ain't biased - the reviews of Benzino/Made Men albums obviously prove otherwise - but generally speaking, cats gotta admit that the East Coast produces far more intelligent, quality hip-hop than the West.  The 2Pac and "Doggystyle" ratings are the only ones that immediately spring to mind which I disagree with.
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Mr. RuthlessG on April 28, 2006, 08:04:44 PM
Here are some other west coast album ratings that I remember.

Daz Dillnger - Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back =  4 mics
Mack 10 - The Recipe = 4 mics
Yukmouth - Thugged Out The Albulation = 3 1/2 mics
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: westkoastanostra on May 18, 2006, 10:25:57 AM
season of the siccness got 2 1/2 mics? real brothas 2 1/2 mics!!?
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: XaNdEr on May 22, 2006, 05:33:53 AM
yeah this proves my thoughts....source are eastcoast dickriders....nuff said
Title: Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: Cowboy on September 14, 2006, 04:09:51 PM
how could that dude have been listening to that Nore album if it hasn't been leaked or released even now??

some people are fucked up man
Title: Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
Post by: MontrealCity's Most on August 24, 2007, 11:15:18 AM
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2 1/2 mics
Eazy E - It's On (Dr. Dre 187) Killa

Could You Post That one up?


I dont understand this one at all, its a classic for me!!