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Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« on: July 01, 2007, 10:06:04 PM »
im bumpin this album right now and i gotta say its a dope album. got some heat in that album.
i consider it a classic.


Puff Daddy - No Way Out [1997]
 
  1. No Way Out (Intro)
  2. Victory - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Busta Rhymes)
  3. Been Around The World - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Mase)
  4. What You Gonna Do?
  5. Don't Stop What You're Doing - (featuring Lil' Kim)
  6. If I Should Die Tonight - (interlude, featuring Carl Thomas)
  7. Do You Know?
  8. Young G's - (featuring Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z)
  9. I Love You Baby - (featuring Black Rob)
  10. It's All About The Benjamins - (remix, featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Lil' Kim/The Lox)
  11. Pain
  12. Is This The End? - (featuring Ginuwine/Twista/Carl Thomas)
  13. I Got The Power - (featuring The Lox)
  14. Friend - (featuring Foxy Brown)
  15. Senorita
  16. I'll Be Missing You - (featuring Faith Evans/112)
  17. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - (featuring Mase)



 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 10:32:25 PM »
It is in my Book!!
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 10:43:37 PM »
it definately has some hot joints on there  but i dunno if i would go as far as to call it a classic....that word gets thrown around alot, back then i woulda figured in order for an album to be a classic u gotta be able to jam the album from front to back without skipping (shits gotta be that good)....which today is unheard of so nowadays my oppinion on a classic album is an album u could pretty much ALMOST jam front to back, maybe 1 or 2 skippers....now i stated in another thread that Monch's Desire is a classic to me becuz theres litterly only like 2 tracks i skip (love that album) since it came out i notice people shit on it cuz they wanted to hear Internal Affairs 2 but ppl gotta realize that that was like 8 years ago when that cd came out lol..face it, dudes style changed...as it would anyone else that hadnt released shit in 8 years....i like his new style  8)
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 11:58:58 PM »
yea it has some fillers but look at all the monster singles from back in the day...

  2. Victory - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Busta Rhymes) 
 
  3. Been Around The World - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Mase) 
 
  10. It's All About The Benjamins - (remix, featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Lil' Kim/The Lox) 
 
  16. I'll Be Missing You - (featuring Faith Evans/112) 
 
  17. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - (featuring Mase) 
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 12:03:57 AM »
I think its a classic
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007, 12:26:32 AM »
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2007, 02:55:42 AM »
Couple of dope tracks, but fuck naaw it ain't a classic!
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007, 05:10:10 AM »
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007, 05:15:30 AM »
Couple of cool jams on there, but classic - nah.
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2007, 06:29:17 AM »
I'd have to say it's a classic too.  Nice line-up.  I just don't like Puffy/Diddy/Puff Daddy whatever the fuck he calls himself now!
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2007, 07:05:40 AM »
I can still bump No Way out, to this day, and am still not tired of it.

IMO, it's mos def a mid 90's east coast classic, it may not be everyones cup of tea, but it's still a classic none-the-less.

If you're honest with yourself, even if you don't like Puffy, you gotta admit that album was banging... I only skip the interludes, the filler tracks(aka non singles) were tight too. Victory still bangs hard, even the NIN remeix of Victory bangs. All About The Benjamins is still a hot song.

Been Around The World was the Sumemr Jam of 97 too, I'll never forget that summer...

And personally, I thought that album complimeted the Life After Death LP... and I think a few of us are forgetting just how big Bad Boy was at the time.

And one thing's for sure that album bangs a lot harder than 70% of the shit today, including all of Bad Boys new shit...
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2007, 08:48:19 AM »
yea it has some fillers but look at all the monster singles from back in the day...

  2. Victory - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Busta Rhymes) 
 
  3. Been Around The World - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Mase) 
 
  10. It's All About The Benjamins - (remix, featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Lil' Kim/The Lox) 
 
  16. I'll Be Missing You - (featuring Faith Evans/112) 
 
  17. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - (featuring Mase) 

Hmmm.  Its definitely a good album but I don't think it changed the game too much or had other's copying its style.  Classic if you are a Puffy fan or Puffy himself but not overall.  He held it down though.
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2007, 09:44:52 AM »
yea it has some fillers but look at all the monster singles from back in the day...

  2. Victory - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Busta Rhymes) 
 
  3. Been Around The World - (featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Mase) 
 
  10. It's All About The Benjamins - (remix, featuring The Notorious B.I.G./Lil' Kim/The Lox) 
 
  16. I'll Be Missing You - (featuring Faith Evans/112) 
 
  17. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - (featuring Mase) 

Hmmm.  Its definitely a good album but I don't think it changed the game too much or had other's copying its style.  Classic if you are a Puffy fan or Puffy himself but not overall.  He held it down though.

Well, just because it didn't change the game or the fact that it had copies others style, doesn't mean it's not a classic.

For me, in the hip hop sense, classic means it summed up the feeling of hip hop at the moment. It was such a overwhelming success, if I recall, the biggest selling hip hop album of 1997 I believe.

It's like this for me: I don't think Get Rich Or Die Trying was personally my taste... but it's apparent it's a classic.

Point is, just because it's not really your taste or style, sometimes you can see the influence it has on everyone...
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2007, 09:45:29 AM »
I grew up with the singles from that album and it was those songs that made me want more from Hip-Hop, so you know the album is special to me.Young G's has a fuckin' vicious Biggie verse, which just has to be mentioned when talking about that album.

Gotta give props to the last few posts cause I can agree with them, they're pretty accurate, especially the thing about this album kinda complimenting Life After Death.

And another thing, if a playlist with select songs from Life After Death and No Way Out was to be made=BANGING
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2007, 10:24:29 AM »
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2007, 10:39:23 AM »
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2007, 10:40:12 AM »
its a alright cd. it can be considered classic in today's context.. but if you take it in the context with all the other music being released around that time, its not.
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2007, 10:48:18 AM »
its a alright cd. it can be considered classic in today's context.. but if you take it in the context with all the other music being released around that time, its not.

Co-sign. I have a hard time picking this as a classic. I consider Life After Death a classic and this does not come close to that album. Also Biggie was a BIG part of that album along with countless ghostwriters including BIG so it always was more of a compilation not just the work of Puffy so good album, yes, classic, no.
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2007, 11:20:04 AM »
it's within the gray-area of whether it's a classic or not, BUT it's better than 80% of the crap that's out right now!!!
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2007, 11:24:47 AM »
it's within the gray-area of whether it's a classic or not, BUT it's better than 80% of the crap that's out right now!!!

Yeah it is better than alot of stuff that is coming out right now. Puffy and classic album just don't go together for me. He had ALOT of help on that album. You can see what happened when he started writing his own stuff on the 2nd one and with no Biggie how much of a difference there was.
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2007, 01:52:59 PM »
like it or not diddy is a part of hip hop history.
i really think no diddy no notorious big.
also its not a bad thing to call an album "classic" unless it sucked.
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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2007, 02:57:05 PM »
like it or not diddy is a part of hip hop history.
i really think no diddy no notorious big.
also its not a bad thing to call an album "classic" unless it sucked.

Yeah that is true, but without Biggie, Puffy is like L.A. Reid or Babyface. A good executive for R&B acts so it works both ways. A great talent is a great talent and he was able to take Big's career to the next level, but it is not like Puff was working with Yung Joc, Big had skills. I just feel like No Way Out was more manufactured by alot of producers and ghostwriters to create that sound
 

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2007, 03:50:56 PM »
I grew up with the singles from that album and it was those songs that made me want more from Hip-Hop, so you know the album is special to me.

same as, id like diddy to realise another album like this but it wont happen.

I wouldnt say it was a classic but it is a very good album, reminds me of my sixth form days !!

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Re: Puff Daddy - No Way Out... is it a classic?
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2007, 07:27:37 PM »
I don't know if I consider it a classic, but I definitely like the album. This was the first rap album I ever owned. Victory was the jam back in the day. I was a big Twista fan too, so I made sure to check out anything that he was featured on.
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