Author Topic: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*  (Read 17532 times)

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #150 on: April 04, 2008, 07:43:37 AM »
MC Ren
Reviews;



Now for the REAL shock of the hour. HHC gave Renīs album a whooping 1 "mic" out of 5. WTF? Fuck Em!

40 MC Ren; Shock of the hour review Hip Hop Connection



XXXXX

Hereīs Rap Pages review of The Villian in Black,they gave it 5 out of 10  :P >:(
How is that possible? ....sure we all miss Renīs "old" flow,but that doesnīt mean that his new flow is wak.
263 MC Ren; The Villian in Black review in Rap Pages April 1996



XXXXX

MC Ren review in The Source July 1998 NO.106



XXXXXXX

MC Ren; Ruthless For Life review in Rap Pages August 1998


^^^Looks like I got to re-scan this one  :-\

XXXXX

http://232 MC Ren; Villian In Black review in The Source May 1996 NO.80.jpg


XXXXX



XXXXX
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #151 on: April 04, 2008, 07:45:35 AM »
Ice Cube
Interviews




Ice Cube interview in Hip Hop Connection,August 1990. Issue 19. Ice Cube cover 1







XXXXX


265 Ice Cube interview in Rap Pages March 1994







XXXXX

304 Ice Cube interview in Rap Pages December 1996





XXXXX


224 Ice Cube in The Source May 1996 NO.80










XXXXX


Ice Cube interview 1 Hip Hop Connection January 1992 NO.36




FIXED!



XXXXX


Ice Cube interview 1 Hip Hop Connection February 1994 NO.60




FIXED!

XXXXX


Ice Cube interview 1 The Source February 1994 NO.53








XXXXX


NWA:Ice Cube 1 interview Hip Hop Connection August 1989 NO.7







XXXXX


westside Connection interview The Source Decemeber 2003 NO.171






XXXXX

Check this video interview;

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1584508/20080401/story.jhtml

Ice Cube Welcomes MTV To His Home In South Central L.A. -- In 1989 -- In The Loder FilesViews   3,690

Send to Friend
Print
   
A vintage visit amid the firestorm of controversy that surrounded N.W.A's 'F--- Tha Police.'


When you've been interviewing people for, oh, a hundred years or so, you build up quite a backlog of banter and chat. A lot of this stuff is inevitably ephemeral — the day will surely never come when anyone cares what Vanilla Ice ever had to say about anything. On the other hand, it is kind of interesting to look back on the vintage natterings of people who are still on the scene and still entertaining us, either with their work or with their dotty behavior.

We've been exhuming a ton of this stuff over the last several months — interviews from the vaults going back not only to the early '90s, but even beyond. Most of these ancient tapes are fun in one way or another; some are scary, which is even more fun. We're going to be posting these old interactions every Tuesday from now on, and if some of what you see seems a little silly at times, well, the past is filled with silly things. Much like the present.

N.W.A may not have been the first gangsta-rap act (ask Schoolly D), but they were the most sensational at the time, and probably the most lastingly influential.

Their classic 1989 album, Straight Outta Compton, with seminal beats by Dr. Dre and his partner, DJ Yella, and furious-young-man lyrics by Ice Cube, MC Ren and Eazy-E, was packed with brutal street-gang fantasies, a chillingly ambivalent portrait of a ghetto crack dealer, and bursts of unfortunately prophetic misogyny. The album also contained a broadside against the race-based harassment of black kids by the L.A. police force — a track called "F--- Tha Police" — that was so incendiary ("gonna be a bloodbath of cops dyin' in L.A.") that it drew an angry letter from the FBI, complaining that the lyrics encouraged "violence against and disrespect for the law enforcement officer," and warning N.W.A's record company to "be aware of the FBI's position relative to this song and its message."

Naturally, the album got zero mainstream radio airplay. And the group's live appearances were targeted by a national police faxing campaign, which sometimes resulted in either a refusal by local departments to provide security for N.W.A concerts, or a determination to break the shows up. Despite all this, though, after Straight Outta Compton was released in 1989, it went on to sell a couple of million copies strictly on buzz.



MTV News set up an interview with Ice Cube in September of that year, at his parents' house in Compton, where the 20-year-old rapper was still living. By that time, this L.A. suburb was nationally perceived (thanks in part to N.W.A) as a pretty nasty place. (It's still rated as one of the most dangerous towns in America.) Ice Cube and his folks, however, lived on a deceptively sunny street of tidy houses and neatly mowed lawns. The gangs and guns, Cube said, came out at night. In fact, just recently there'd been a drive-by attack on this very house, which had sent even his father running to grab a weapon. Cube didn't seem particularly worried by this incident, but clearly the self-fueling proliferation of guns hereabouts made daily life a tense business. "I gotta ride around with my stuff now," he said, "just in case they pull up on the side of me."

DJ Yella stopped by to sit in on the interview, and afterwards Cube took us out in his van for a tour of the 'hood. We only saw one gangbanger on the street — a guy perhaps unwisely wearing too much red. Apart from that, however, things seemed quiet. At least nobody pulled up alongside us with a Mack-10 blazing. We never saw the gangs that came out after dark. As veteran white guys, we were gone by then.

Shortly after this interview, Ice Cube left N.W.A in a dispute over money. In 1990, he released the first of three powerful solo albums — records showered with both acclaim (for their music and for Cube's rhyming skills) and condemnation (for their racial and sexual hostility). He's still putting out albums, of course, and in 1991, he launched an acting career with a key role in John Singleton's classic drug-gang movie, "Boyz N the Hood." He's gone on to write, produce or act in a number of hit films, among them "Three Kings," "Barbershop," and a trio of pictures with "Friday" in the title (not to mention his recent turn toward family flicks with "Are We There Yet?" and "Are We Done Yet?").

DJ Yella moved on into movies, too, in a way. Over the years since N.W.A fell apart in 1991, he's been a very busy director of porn films.



^^^^prop Laconic for this one  ;) ^^


XXXXX


315 Ice Cube interview in Subculture.jpg






XXXXX
XXXXX
XXXXX
XXXXX
XXXXX





 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #152 on: April 04, 2008, 07:47:31 AM »
Ice Cube
Reviews




309 Ice Cube; Peace review in The Source May 2000




XXXXX

Ice Cube; Death Certificate review Hip Hop Connection December 1991 NO.35



XXXXX

Ice Cube; Amerikkkas most wanted review in Hip Hop Connection,August 1990. Issue 19. Ice Cube cover




XXXXX


Ice Cube; Lethal injection review Hip Hop Connection December 1993 NO.58



XXXXX


Ice Cube review in The Source February 1995 NO.65.



XXXXX


211 Ice Cube; WAR review in The Source December 1998 NO.111



XXXXX

321 Ice Cube; War review in Blaze December 1999


XXXXX
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #153 on: April 04, 2008, 07:49:40 AM »
Eazy-E
interviews




276 Eazy-E interview in Rap Pages February 1993








XXXXX



282 Eazy-E interview in Rap Pages August 1995










XXXX


322 Eazy-E interview in Rap Sheet October 1994






XXXX

 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #154 on: April 04, 2008, 07:51:01 AM »
DJ Yella
interviews



235 DJ Yella interview in The Source June 1996 NO.81




XXXX


289 DJ Yella interview in Rap Pages August 1995






XXXX



XXXX



XXXX
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #155 on: April 04, 2008, 07:52:49 AM »
NWA interviews;



"NWA" interview in The Source April 2000 NO.127.








XXXXXXX


NWA Reunion? in Rap Pages February 1998


















XXXXXXX

Ruthless Tenth Anniversary in BillBoard August 9,1997









XXXXXXX

Yo props on ALL of them interviews/articles...
it's like the N.W.A library  ;D
Im gonna get some refreshments and have a nice chilled out read 
Legendary mega dope thread.

Maybe I should change the topic title?
Quote
N.W.A library

O.k., I count REN, EAZY, DRE, CUBE, ARABIAN PRINCE, CANDYMAN....
Who are the other 6 dudes. Acts/Friends ?
Anyone know ?

DJ Train,Ren's DJ also the brother of Tootie from the torcha chamber under the A, Chip Ren's ryhme partner standing next to Ren.
Sir Jinx is sitting up there... also the Mexican dude next to Candyman is Crazy D.  Crazy D is also the dude that says, "Yo Mister Dope man, you think you're slick" on the Dopeman song. 
i see rappinstine
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Rappinstine

one of tha members was Sean Barney Thomas, it means hes down since the NWA days, didnt know this!dope!
krazy d was about to release a dvd about "the truth behind NWA and why he didnt stay wit da group".
who else is on the cover?
NWA, jinx,candyman (is it the "knockin da boots" candyman?who johnny "j" produced for?),mc chip,arabian prince
who else?
so Fresh K, Dr Rock, and Doc T arent on there??    Someone write the names next to everyone and post the pic again.    i always thought the guy in the front squatting was DOC all these years...   I have the vinyl and i figured rappenstine was the guy who was no longer covered by the list of names on the cd cover
which guy is sir jinx?

the dude sitting at the top with the big clock....
^^ wasnt ron de vu a group?

whose face is "A" coverin?
whos it witht he green cap?
whos it sittin before mc ren?
whos behind dre?

previous posts in this thread have revealed all of them.... except for the guy behind Dre. That might be someone from C.I.A. ... but if I get the chance to talk to Sir Jinx, I will ask him.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This is a question that comes up from time to time,so I jacked it from;
NWA & The Posse...Album Cover Question
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=165791.0;topicseen

^^^^^^^^
 prop all them cats  ;)
^^^^^^^^^

XXXXXXX




XXXXXXX

 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #156 on: April 04, 2008, 07:54:58 AM »
Video
interviews and
what not




Eazy-E interview Slammin Video Mag Vol.2 1990
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pTFasAsnWSA&amp;rel" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/pTFasAsnWSA&amp;rel</a>
Download link;
http://www.mediafire.com/?0xmims4j13d

^^^^^^
and the video is up and yes Chad got to be in it  :P :P :P :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:



XXXX

Here you go Dre-Day; :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/P_1d--yrujU&amp;rel" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/P_1d--yrujU&amp;rel</a>


XXXX

Just like Michael Jackson weīre dangerous  :laugh: :laugh:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/7quV0Xyldyo&amp;rel" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/7quV0Xyldyo&amp;rel</a>

^^^^^
Some info to note is;
-Ren working on Kizz my black azz while Dre was still around
-The smiling faces movie


XXXX



XXXX
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #157 on: April 04, 2008, 07:57:11 AM »
Suge Knight talks shit Part.1; N.W.A reunion. (HHC September 2000)
Here’s a part of a interview in Hip Hop Connection, where he talks shit as always. I took out the most interesting part’s.
Here’s part 1; N.W.A
Quote
Hip Hop Connection. September. 2000. Suge knight Cover;
HHC;
What happened to the Dre and Cube album?
Suge Knight;
“Basically egos, and when you get two guys who are not from the ghetto what can they actually talk about? Their house in the hills?
That’s why you  won’t see the N.W.A album come out any time soon. Everyone’s talking about the N.W.A reunion album coming out, but I own the name N.W.A, so before they put that out I’d have to give clearance for it. They did ‘Chin Check’ on Cube’s album which didn’t help sell the album because the kids want somebody young. What really sold Dre’s album is Eminem, that’s what sold that record”
HHC;
How come you own N.W.A’s name?
Suge Knight;
“The N.W.A thing, that’s a Compton thing. With me really being from Compton and those other guys not really being from Compton, it was more rightfully mine to own than theirs. I wasn’t part of the group but I was part of the real ghetto which those guys weren’t.”
HHC;
Are you saying N.W.A where all fakers?
Suge Knight;
Eazy lived in Compton, that’s the only one, everybody else didn’t.


Here’s a link to another thread where he talks some shit about Snoop and more.
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=132282.0
Here’s a link to another thread where he talks some shit about Ronin Ro;
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=132284.0
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #158 on: April 04, 2008, 07:58:08 AM »
Dr.Dre and Ice Cube talks about Helter Skelter in The Source 93,Rap Pages 94 and Hip Hop Connection 94
Quote
The Source September 93 #48
The Source:

Since Dre's break-up with Eazy,there has been speculation about a reunion between he Ice Cube. Dre confirms the rumours. "We planned on doing this a long time ago,but we had to go through all the drama and shit." We got a chance to come together. Everybody's heads are on straight and the offer is,uhh...a nice amount of money." The album is tentatively titled Helter Skelter and will be realeased on Death Row Records. Dre plans to share production duties with Cube's camp. "You Don't Want To See Me" the project's first single,features a guest appearance by George Clinton.


Cube said this in Rap Pages 03.94
RP:What's up with the Helter Skelter project?
Cube:The Helter Skelter project had 2 be put on hold. Now it's about 2 get right back into effect. We had did one record called "You Don't Want To See Me",& we had 2 stop because Dre had to concentrate on Snoop's record.
RP:Is Ren a part of Helter Skelter?
Cube:I don't know,I talk 2 Ren too. That brother signed with the Nation Of Islam. I'm real happy with that brother because he's the last one who I thought would ever change. But I know he's gonna be a strong soldier


Dr.Dre interview in Hip Hop Connection June 1994.
….The much anticipated collaboration with Ice Cube, “Helter Skelter”. “It’s gonna be the biggest rap album of all time,” predicts a confident Dre.
     When it became known that Dre and Cube were going to work together again, rumours started flying round of an N.W.A reunion. Dre is amused at the suggestion.
     “There was never gonna be a N.W.A reunion. It was just me and Cube. We where in an interview clowning around, and that came out and the next thing you know it’s in every fucking newspaper. That the album was gonna be Niggaz Without Eazy. But there was never any reunion planned or nothing like that. We’re gonna try and get Ren on a couple of songs, but there was never any talk of a N.W.A reunion.”
      So despite the exchange of disses back and forth between Dre and Cube over the last couple of years, this obviously hasn’t damaged their working relationship?
       “Me and Cube have always been cool. We said something about him and he came back with his record; but there wasn’t no real beef. As matter of fact, we went out one time and he told me what he was gonna do. I was like ‘okay, whatever’.
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #159 on: April 04, 2008, 07:59:16 AM »
NWA; Straight Outta Compton review Hip Hop Connection October 1989 NO.9
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #160 on: April 04, 2008, 08:32:42 AM »
The best convos/quotes from the previous NWA thread;

hehe thanks for the interviews. lol Ren was obviously pretty emotional, when he said that. cause in more recent interviews he didn't sound so frustrated  ;)
but i think he has a point, whether or not a reunion would be smart, dre's partly to blaim for the reunion not working out. offcourse busy schedules was also a problem ( label politics obviously not, cause, like Yella said, it could have been released independently like the 213 album).
i mean, the d.o.c. managed to get almost every NWA member on one track for the album "Deuce". it's hard to say if they all had enough time to make a full album, but i'm sure there was enough time to do a few more songs ( i wouldn't mind  :laugh: Chin Check was pretty good, and Hello was even better).


thanks for the interviews  :)

Ren talks about a "new" single which also featured Ice Cube, so Ice Cube must have left NWA shortly after this interview( offcourse there is a gap between the moment that the interview takes place and the publishing date of the interview)

i wonder which song he was talking about; was it reused later for the 100 miles and runnin' EP, or is it still unreleased?

where did you see that? I remember Ren or Cube mentioned a track called overnight blackman in one of their interviews.
maybe that is the track i was talking about; anyway, i was referring to the hiphop connection interview with ren--->he mentions "the" song in the description of "if it ain't ruff".


about the Ice cube interview with hiphop connection in 1990; we've already talked about this chad, and you can see that Cube's talking shit.
he was obviously still mad about the money ( even though he wasn't ripped off  :-\), but he  said that at Ruthless they wouldn't allow him to go into a different direction(when it comes to lyrics).
sure, you can see that Ice Cube's first two soloalbums go a step further than straight outta compton, but his statement is false, because i'm quite sure that he would be allowed to take a similar direction with a soloalbum on Ruthless; sure there maybe at least one track with the other NWA members, but that's it--->just check the D.O.C. album.
he can say what he want about Ruthless records, but the label gave you a lot of artistic freedom.
besides, Cube indirectly admitted that his statement was false; in an other interview( can't remember which one) he said that he would still be with ruthless if they offered a better deal.


about the Ice cube interview with hiphop connection in 1990; we've already talked about this chad, and you can see that Cube's talking shit.
he was obviously still mad about the money ( even though he wasn't ripped off  :-\),
but he  said that at Ruthless they wouldn't allow him to go into a different direction (when it comes to lyrics).
sure, you can see that Ice Cube's first two soloalbums go a step further than straight outta compton,but his statement is false,
because I'm quite sure that he would be allowed to take a similar direction with a soloalbum on Ruthless;
sure there maybe at least one track with the other NWA members, but that's it--->just check the D.O.C. album.
he can say what he want about Ruthless records, but the label gave you a lot of artistic freedom.
besides, Cube indirectly admitted that his statement was false; in an other interview( can't remember which one) he said that he would still be with ruthless if they offered a better deal.

If any label gave their artists artistic freedom it was Ruthless,damn go NO further than Shock Of The Hour.
Renīs career could go in another direction if Eazy went in and said;
Yo Ren that shit right there is way too hard,I canīt sell that shit,and made Ren go with some more radio friendly beats and lyrics.
But as you said,we have already discussed the Cube issue.
When the ego gets too big and homeboys "whispering" bullshit in your ear,well then shit gets fucked up.
As Iīm reading the Jerry Heller book,the picture of Suge as a fuckings good manipulator is becoming clearer and clearer....
"whispering" all that bullshit in D.O.Cīs ears that D.O.C "whispered" to Dre and rest of them cats.  >:( >:(
I assume it was easy to manipulate D.O.C after the accident that lead to his drinking and heavy drug use....  :-\ :-\
Damn.....



about that last Eazy-E interview, you can see that the beef with Dre highly influenced his answers, cause that claim about production credit is just bullshit. for example, with Approach to Danger, it was really Dre & Yella handling the production ( check out the video that was on the greatest hits bonus dvd); Eazy-E gave some tips--> so it was right that he was credited only as an executive producer for the niggaz4life album.


lol at the death row comments in that NWA reunion article from rap pages  :D

and thanks for that ruthless 10th year anniversary article.
Tomica must be doing something wrong; she mainly blamed the various lawsuits  for the slow progress, but 10 years later, Ruthless records has pretty much disappeared (while the last lawsuit was settled 9 years ago )  ; sad, but true.

If any label gave their artists artistic freedom it was Ruthless,damn go NO further than Shock Of The Hour.
Renīs career could go in another direction if Eazy went in and said;
Yo Ren that shit right there is way too hard,I canīt sell that shit,and made Ren go with some more radio friendly beats and lyrics.
But as you said,we have already discussed the Cube issue.
When the ego gets too big and homeboys "whispering" bullshit in your ear,well then shit gets fucked up.
As Iīm reading the Jerry Heller book,the picture of Suge as a fuckings good manipulator is becoming clearer and clearer....
"whispering" all that bullshit in D.O.Cīs ears that D.O.C "whispered" to Dre and rest of them cats.  >:( >:(
I assume it was easy to manipulate D.O.C after the accident that lead to his drinking and heavy drug use....  :-\ :-\
Damn.....
must overlooked your comment, cause i haven't read this before  :laugh:
the rap industry really misses a label with a structure like ruthless right now.
yeah, that story about Suge is awful; it's crazy how much influence he had.

by the way, have you read that part about the D.O.C's voice recovery yet? it gave a whole different view about the situation. i always thought that there was never a possibility that D.O.C. would almost completely get his "old" voice back. but Jerry's story seems to suggest the opposite ( well in theory offcourse); with some sort of therapy it could have happened( but he said that the D.O.C. didn't show up when he had an appointment).
if that's true, i'm not blaming the D.O.C. for that, since he was in some deep shit back then, and lived a dangerous lifestyle( thank god he's still alive; like he said himself, it could have gone worse.


lol at the death row comments in that NWA reunion article from rap pages  :D

What did it say? I need to re-read that shit (later)

Tomica must be doing something wrong; she mainly blamed the various lawsuits  for the slow progress, but 10 years later, Ruthless records has pretty much disappeared (while the last lawsuit was settled 9 years ago )  ; sad, but true.

Some shady shit must have went down hhhhmmmm  :-\
Fuck,Above The Law or Yella sholuld be the ones to carry on the legacy.
Shit is history now,Ruthless is dead. Tomica should just let the former artists buy their old masters,so they can release all the unreleased shit thatīs in the vaults. Like all the leftover tracks from the niggaz4Life sessions...

by the way, have you read that part about the D.O.C's voice recovery yet? it gave a whole different view about the situation.
I always thought that there was never a possibility that D.O.C. would almost completely get his "old" voice back.
but Jerry's story seems to suggest the opposite ( well in theory offcourse);
with some sort of therapy it could have happened( but he said that the D.O.C. didn't show up when he had an appointment).
if that's true, i'm not blaming the D.O.C. for that, since he was in some deep shit back then, and lived a dangerous lifestyle
(thank god he's still alive; like he said himself, it could have gone worse.

Yep,I have read it....
Iīm pissed,like Eazy said in one of his comments about Jerry;
Them dum fucks was caught up with "The Jews is always robbing the black man" bullshit..  :P :-X :-\
Ok,they was young,but how ignorant can you be?
Dangerous lifestyle? Heavy drinking and coke? or hanging with dum fucks like Suge?  :laugh: :laugh: ;) ;)



What did it say? I need to re-read that shit (later)

lol not much, but the magazine was comparing some death row artists/inmates, how their career was with dre, and without dre. with michelle for example, “with dre”, the comment was: godfather of hiphop soul; career without dre: now resides in a rest home called death row records.
Death Row Records( referring to Suge Knight I guess?)--> career with dre: over 100 millions served. Career without dre--> serving 5 to 9 years  :laugh:

Some shady shit must have went down hhhhmmmm  :-\
Fuck,Above The Law or Yella sholuld be the ones to carry on the legacy.
Shit is history now,Ruthless is dead. Tomica should just let the former artists buy their old masters,so they can release all the unreleased shit thatīs in the vaults. Like all the leftover tracks from the niggaz4Life sessions...
yeah, sounds like a good idea. it's such a mess with the masters; ruthless had so many distribution deals in the past.

Yep,I have read it....
Iīm pissed,like Eazy said in one of his comments about Jerry;
Them dum fucks was caught up with "The Jews is always robbing the black man" bullshit..  :P :-X :-\
Ok,they was young,but how ignorant can you be?
Dangerous lifestyle? Heavy drinking and coke? or hanging with dum fucks like Suge?  :laugh: :laugh: ;) ;)
Yeah i don’t get it either  :laugh:

He really was mad cause Dre left, i heard they used to be like best friends and shit.

yeah i think they eventually would have worked it out if it weren't for Eazy's death.
and if anybody could bring the NWA members together for a reunion, it would be him.



What did it say? I need to re-read that shit (later)

lol not much, but the magazine was comparing some death row artists/inmates, how their career was with dre, and without dre. with michelle for example, “with dre”, the comment was: godfather of hiphop soul; career without dre: now resides in a rest home called death row records.
Death Row Records( referring to Suge Knight I guess?)--> career with dre: over 100 millions served.
Career without dre--> serving 5 to 9 years  :laugh:

Ohhh that part  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
I would like one with producers;
Yella; MIA
Cold 187; MIA
Daz;  ::)
Colin Wolfe; MIA
Mel-Man; MIA

You get the picture  ;) ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Some shady shit must have went down hhhhmmmm  :-\
Fuck,Above The Law or Yella sholuld be the ones to carry on the legacy.
Shit is history now,Ruthless is dead. Tomica should just let the former artists buy their old masters,so they can release all the unreleased shit thatīs in the vaults. Like all the leftover tracks from the niggaz4Life sessions...

yeah, sounds like a good idea. it's such a mess with the masters; ruthless had so many distribution deals in the past.

Priority,Epic,Atlantic,Giant,Relativity?
Thatīs it right? I guess youīre right....
Cold 187,KMG and/or Ren should get into it,they need some $ right?
or maybe theyīre happy with their job at the local supermarked? :laugh:  :laugh:


Ohhh that part  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
I would like one with producers;
Yella; MIA
Cold 187; MIA
Daz;  ::)
Colin Wolfe; MIA
Mel-Man; MIA
You get the picture  ;) ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
:D they're are all locked in the basement  :laugh:

Priority,Epic,Atlantic,Giant,Relativity?
Thatīs it right? I guess youīre right....
Cold 187,KMG and/or Ren should get into it,they need some $ right?
or maybe theyīre happy with their job at the local supermarked? :laugh:  :laugh:
yeah i guess that are pretty much all the labels ( and the even more fucked up thing is, that some of those labels are owned by bigger labels  ::) )
i don't know if they can make it happen, but maybe if they got good lawyers? they could at least try it. shouldn't be too hard with all the money they earn from their jobs at the local supermarket  :D


i was thinking, why didn't ruthless push Fuck tha police as a single?
i know that there are some similarities with straight outta compton, but the company could have pushed it as a 4th single and shoot a video for it?
financially it wouldn't be a problem, because the total costs for the album were very low anyway.

i'm sure Jerry Heller thought about it. i wonder what made him decide not to push it as a single.
i mean there was so much buzz around that song; Chad i'm sure you've read the stories about the issues that popped up during the NWA tours  ;)

with the FBI letter NWA got a lot of extra promotion, so wouldn't that be a perfect moment to release a video for fuck tha police?
even though i know that the 100 miles and runnin' single was about to be released after the FBI incident.

i mean, Straight outta compton and Fuck tha police are the main songs of the straight outta compton album, so i agree with Ren

Quote
ThaFormula.com - Did you guys know what your were about to do as far as the concepts for the album?

MC Ren - Yeah, if you listen to "Straight Out of Compton," and "Fuck tha Police," them probably the only two on there that's talkin' like serious shit,

NWA even did a part 2 of the song on the 100 miles and runnin' EP


main reason was it was too hard to be a single
even on the edited version of the cd, they redid all the other songs lyrics, but this one song they just had them scratched out.
it would have made a dope video, but back then in rap, you werent going to put money in a video that no one was going to play and that was a video NO ONE would play

if that shit came out today, drop that motherfucker on youtube and watch it create a riot

but 1989 on mtv, hell no.

but that's not the case, because there was a video of the track straight outta compton which was was banned from MTV, and the album went platinum without radioplay.
just check out Jerry's book, where he talks about the promotion and the distribution of the album.


edit: lol at the video, chad  :laugh:



^^^^^
Some info to note is;
-Ren working on Kizz my black azz while Dre was still around

so if they made some tracks together, i take it that those got scrapped just like the dre produced ones for Eazy-E's EP(first named as Temporary insanity, later renamed)?


^^^^^
Some info to note is;
-Ren working on Kizz my black azz while Dre was still around

so if they made some tracks together, i take it that those got scrapped just like the dre produced ones for Eazy-E's EP
(first named as Temporary insanity, later renamed)?

Who knows,this is a little complicated... if you mix in the info from the Jerry Heller book.
Dre is still there,Ren dropping in a "couple" of months...
Deep Cover dropped around the same time as Kizz My Black azz (a couple months before it).
Letīs throw in a wild idea,could this all this be manufactured?


i see what the writer is saying, but i disagree.
while (some) of the beats are slower than the examples he used in his article, i think it would go too far to state that slower beats for the villain in black are a major flaw; it's not really an issue for me, since i think Ren's delivery is still strong. just listen to the great elephant, mad scientist, i don't give a damn, still the same nigga, , keep it real, bitch made nigga killa, bring it on, live from compton saturday night ( almost the entire album, 8 out 10 tracks---> not counting muhammed speaks; to call this a major flaw is clearly an exaggeration).
on niggaz4life Ren was also rapping on some "slower" beats, and his flow was still good.

if the source is already making a big deal out of this, i wonder what they have to say about the D.O.C.'s voice in their review of helter skelter  :-X


from what year is it( i assume it's from 1991)?

Actually I believe itīs 92 around the time Deep Cover dropped or later....
I can try to pin point this with the videoīs that was featured before and after it.
(Remind me if I forget,thereīs some more shit on the same video tape I got up,so will check it again)

Quote from: Dre-Day - Sniper of the Kill Jimmy Iovine Movement link=topic=150824.msg1726477#msg1726477

it's very interesting indeed.
Jerry talked about Dre hanging with Suge, before the Eazy-E set up (from his book).
So i guess Dre was still with ruthless,while he was secretly working on death row?
but if he wanted to keep it low key he wouldn't have worn that hat. so he might have done that on purpose?


NWA interviews,reviews etc.
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=131032.50
Who knows,this is a little complicated... if you mix in the info from the Jerry Heller book.
Letīs throw in a wild idea,could this all this be manufactured?

and to add a little more fire,Yella was there....
heīs also appearing in that interview,he doesnīt really say shit. (some uninteresting shit about pop rappers  :D :laugh:)

yes, please post the other videos as well  :laugh:

so it's from 1992; dre already left ruthless, although Eazy-E didn't have beef with dre yet.  dre was always cool with Ren and Yella, though Yella's appearance on the video is a bit confusing  :laugh:



i see what the writer is saying, but i disagree.
while (some) of the beats are slower than the examples he used in his article, i think it would go too far to state that slower beats for the villain in black are a major flaw; it's not really an issue for me, since i think Ren's delivery is still strong. just listen to the great elephant, mad scientist, i don't give a damn, still the same nigga, , keep it real, bitch made nigga killa, bring it on, live from compton saturday night ( almost the entire album, 8 out 10 tracks---> not counting muhammed speaks; to call this a major flaw is clearly an exaggeration).
on niggaz4life Ren was also rapping on some "slower" beats, and his flow was still good.

if the source is already making a big deal out of this, i wonder what they have to say about the D.O.C.'s voice in their review of helter skelter  :-X


Hereīs Rap Pages review of The Villian in Black,they gave it 5 out of 10  :P >:(
How is that possible? ....sure we all miss Renīs "old" flow,but that doesnīt mean that his new flow is wak.
263 MC Ren; The Villian in Black review in Rap Pages April 1996
lol...... ::)
sometimes i wonder if they've actually heard the same album as we did.





i see what the writer is saying, but i disagree.
while (some) of the beats are slower than the examples he used in his article, i think it would go too far to state that slower beats for the villain in black are a major flaw; it's not really an issue for me, since i think Ren's delivery is still strong. just listen to the great elephant, mad scientist, i don't give a damn, still the same nigga, , keep it real, bitch made nigga killa, bring it on, live from compton saturday night ( almost the entire album, 8 out 10 tracks---> not counting muhammed speaks; to call this a major flaw is clearly an exaggeration).
on niggaz4life Ren was also rapping on some "slower" beats, and his flow was still good.

if the source is already making a big deal out of this, i wonder what they have to say about the D.O.C.'s voice in their review of helter skelter  :-X


Hereīs Rap Pages review of The Villian in Black,they gave it 5 out of 10  :P >:(
How is that possible? ....sure we all miss Renīs "old" flow,but that doesnīt mean that his new flow is wak.
263 MC Ren; The Villian in Black review in Rap Pages April 1996
lol...... ::)
sometimes i wonder if they've actually heard the same album as we did.


Yeah,
my objective overall rating would be 4/5
my subjective personal rating would be 4.5/5
Thereīs a couple of tracks that got to go,but damn that album is tight.



i see what the writer is saying, but i disagree.
while (some) of the beats are slower than the examples he used in his article, i think it would go too far to state that slower beats for the villain in black are a major flaw; it's not really an issue for me, since i think Ren's delivery is still strong. just listen to the great elephant, mad scientist, i don't give a damn, still the same nigga, , keep it real, bitch made nigga killa, bring it on, live from compton saturday night ( almost the entire album, 8 out 10 tracks---> not counting muhammed speaks; to call this a major flaw is clearly an exaggeration).
on niggaz4life Ren was also rapping on some "slower" beats, and his flow was still good.

if the source is already making a big deal out of this, i wonder what they have to say about the D.O.C.'s voice in their review of helter skelter  :-X


Hereīs Rap Pages review of The Villian in Black,they gave it 5 out of 10  :P >:(
How is that possible? ....sure we all miss Renīs "old" flow,but that doesnīt mean that his new flow is wak.
263 MC Ren; The Villian in Black review in Rap Pages April 1996
lol...... ::)
sometimes i wonder if they've actually heard the same album as we did.


Yeah,
my objective overall rating would be 4/5
my subjective personal rating would be 4.5/5
Thereīs a couple of tracks that got to go,but damn that album is tight.

not sure how high i would rate the album, but it wouldn't be much different from yours.
it's like that and mind blowin' aren't really typical Ren tracks though, if you know what i mean  :laugh:


Quote
not sure how high i would rate the album, but it wouldn't be much different from yours.
it's like that and mind blowin' aren't really typical Ren tracks though, if you know what i mean

^^^^^
Exactly,those two should go.
Theyīre not wak,but they donīt really fit Renīs style and drags down the "flow" of the album.


props on this chad

wescoast history right here

thats fucked up how cube dogged yella on the one moe nigga to go album
that shit was not about record sales or nothin, just a tribute. it still came out tight. dirty reds westside story and aint no love, bg knoccouts song, it was a dope album, a lil short thou.

imagine if cube was spittin on str8 off tha streetz of compton. its fucked up how everyone turned on the lil big man after he passed. but shit always comes back again.

after readin yellas comments on cube, he has said before that he has in his possesion one eazy e song that is just str8 up diss records towards cube, but he will never release it. i hope one day one of em porn bitches just leak that shit, its been far too damn long.


thats fucked up how cube dogged yella on the one moe nigga to go album
that shit was not about record sales or nothin, just a tribute.
it still came out tight. dirty reds westside story and aint no love, bg knoccouts song, it was a dope album, a lil short thou.

I also love Yellaīs album,I miss all off Eazyīs friends on Yellaīs album.
Only the "underdogs" showed love  >:(....
Whereīs ATL and Ren?  >:(
Itīs not like Yellaīs a bad producer by himself,the Yomo and Maulkie album proved that.


Foe tha love of money, classic westcoast beat. yella is mad under rated

i have always wondered that myself, where was ATL and Ren. they were all down at that time.


Foe tha love of money, classic westcoast beat. yella is mad under rated

Sure,so classic that he/ruthless used for both Yomo & Maulkie and Bone.  ;) :laugh:

Yomo & Maulkie ''Mockingbird''*Director Marty Thomas produced by DJ Yella
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/jl9O8-6vrzE&amp;rel" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/jl9O8-6vrzE&amp;rel</a>

from the Yella produced album;
Yomo & Maulkie; Are U Xperienced?

16 used & new available from $5.33
http://www.amazon.com/Are-U-Xperienced-Yomo-Maulkie/dp/B000008MJO/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1202992018&sr=8-1


^^^^dope album^^^^^


I was thinking, why didn't ruthless push Fuck tha police as a single?
I know that there are some similarities with straight outta compton,
but the company could have pushed it as a 4th single and shoot a video for it?
financially it wouldn't be a problem,because the total costs for the album were very low anyway.

What I observed is that singles is released if they think it can push more units of the album. (Ruthless and DR)
The album buzz is normally over after the 2nd single,the 3rd is somehow released to see if they can squezze some more out of it.
Ruthless and Death Row seemed to go by the same formula.
Check it;
Straight Outta Compton;
-Straight Outta Compton
-Gangster Gangster
-Express Yourself..... then they follow up with a new release; 100 Miles and runninī

The Chronic;
-G Thang
-Dre-Day
-Let Me Ride then they followed up with Doggystyle

It seems like they liked to keep the hype up for their next release and let the third single kinda sleep itīs way onto the next release.
They also followed the same formula with Doggystyle to DoggFood.

I'm sure Jerry Heller thought about it. I wonder what made him decide not to push it as a single.
I mean there was so much buzz around that song;
Chad i'm sure you've read the stories about the issues that popped up during the NWA tours  ;)

Maybe they figured they didnīt need to put out as a single and that "Fuck The Police"
might be one reason so many people bought the ALBUM,you know.




I mean,Straight outta compton and Fuck tha police are the main songs of the straight outta compton album,
so i agree with Ren;[/color]
Quote
ThaFormula.com - Did you guys know what your were about to do as far as the concepts for the album?
MC Ren - Yeah, if you listen to "Straight Out of Compton," and "Fuck tha Police,"
them probably the only two on there that's talkin' like serious shit,

^^^^
But remember there was 5 cats in NWA;
Cube,Ren and Eazy was probably behind the "gangster concepts"
while Dre,Yella (and The D.O.C) was more into the "Hip Hop" joints you know,thatīs at least how I assume it was.



I was thinking, why didn't ruthless push Fuck tha police as a single?
I know that there are some similarities with straight outta compton,
but the company could have pushed it as a 4th single and shoot a video for it?
financially it wouldn't be a problem,because the total costs for the album were very low anyway.

What I observed is that singles is released if they think it can push more units of the album. (Ruthless and DR)
The album buzz is normally over after the 2nd single,the 3rd is somehow released to see if they can squezze some more out of it.
Ruthless and Death Row seemed to go by the same formula.
Check it;
Straight Outta Compton;
-Straight Outta Compton
-Gangster Gangster
-Express Yourself..... then they follow up with a new release; 100 Miles and runninī

The Chronic;
-G Thang
-Dre-Day
-Let Me Ride then they followed up with Doggystyle

It seems like they liked to keep the hype up for their next release and let the third single kinda sleep itīs way onto the next release.
They also followed the same formula with Doggystyle to DoggFood.

I'm sure Jerry Heller thought about it. I wonder what made him decide not to push it as a single.
I mean there was so much buzz around that song;
Chad i'm sure you've read the stories about the issues that popped up during the NWA tours  ;)

Maybe they figured they didnīt need to put out as a single and that "Fuck The Police"
might be one reason so many people bought the ALBUM,you know.

ronin ro talks about the NWA tour incident ( the NWA members screamed fuck the police during the concert, and soon got arrested).
after reading that + reading your post it made me rethink; NWA already got a lot of media attention because of that incident, and the FBI letter so i guess releasing fuck the police wasn't necessary anymore.
as you pointed out, after the 3rd single, the 100 miles and runnin' ep was being released.


I mean,Straight outta compton and Fuck tha police are the main songs of the straight outta compton album,
so i agree with Ren;[/color]
Quote
ThaFormula.com - Did you guys know what your were about to do as far as the concepts for the album?
MC Ren - Yeah, if you listen to "Straight Out of Compton," and "Fuck tha Police,"
them probably the only two on there that's talkin' like serious shit,

^^^^
But remember there was 5 cats in NWA;
Cube,Ren and Eazy was probably behind the "gangster concepts"
while Dre,Yella (and The D.O.C) was more into the "Hip Hop" joints you know,thatīs at least how I assume it was.
yeah i know, i do disagree with ren that the rest are fillers.
although something 2 dance 2 does not belong on an NWA album imo.
according to ronin ro's book, Dre, Ren, Cube, and Yella didn't want the track on the album but Eazy felt sorry for Arabian Prince, so that's why he did put the track on straight outta compton.






yeah i know, i do disagree with Ren that the rest are fillers.
although something 2 dance 2 does not belong on an NWA album imo.
according to ronin ro's book, Dre, Ren, Cube, and Yella didn't want the track on the album but Eazy felt sorry for Arabian Prince,
so that's why he did put the track on straight outta compton.

hmmm,Straight Outta Compton ainīt perfect.
This is one album that could have problems getting the classic status if we where only speaking musically you know.
It got the classic status because it broke new ground and set new standards,but as a musical masterpiece no. (my opinion  ;))
Personally I like Eazy Duz It more as an overall record,sure Straight Outta Compton has the strongest tracks,
but overall Eazy Duz It sounds better in my ears.
But remember Renīs frame of mind had changed since he did that record.
I donīt think he would do those "Run DMC" type of records anymore,sure Run DMC is still one of his idols he modeled his style after.
But as time went by the records had more influence from PE and BDP than Run DMCīs "rock the party" joints.
So that might be the reason he said the rest was fillers I guess  ;)





yeah i know, i do disagree with Ren that the rest are fillers.
although something 2 dance 2 does not belong on an NWA album imo.
according to ronin ro's book, Dre, Ren, Cube, and Yella didn't want the track on the album but Eazy felt sorry for Arabian Prince,
so that's why he did put the track on straight outta compton.

hmmm,Straight Outta Compton ainīt perfect.
This is one album that could have problems getting the classic status if we where only speaking musically you know.
It got the classic status because it broke new ground and set new standards,but as a musical masterpiece no. (my opinion  ;))
Personally I like Eazy Duz It more as an overall record,sure Straight Outta Compton has the strongest tracks,
but overall Eazy Duz It sounds better in my ears.
But remember Renīs frame of mind had changed since he did that record.
I donīt think he would do those "Run DMC" type of records anymore,sure Run DMC is still one of his idols he modeled his style after.
But as time went by the records had more influence from PE and BDP than Run DMCīs "rock the party" joints.
So that might be the reason he said teh rest was fillers (I assume)  ;)


personally i actually like the production of straight outta compton more than those of eazy duz it, but i see your point about the production; on straight outta compton dre was sort of emulating the sound of public enemy's 2nd album, while on niggaz4life he was more developing a different sound.

come to think of it, i might put niggaz4life to the test for the source reviews topic again


yeah i know, i do disagree with Ren that the rest are fillers.
although something 2 dance 2 does not belong on an NWA album imo.
according to ronin ro's book, Dre, Ren, Cube, and Yella didn't want the track on the album
but Eazy felt sorry for Arabian Prince,so that's why he did put the track on straight outta compton.

hmmm,Straight Outta Compton ainīt perfect.
This is one album that could have problems getting the classic status if we where only speaking musically you know.
It got the classic status because it broke new ground and set new standards,but as a musical masterpiece no. (my opinion  ;))
Personally I like Eazy Duz It more as an overall record,sure Straight Outta Compton has the strongest tracks,
but overall Eazy Duz It sounds better in my ears.
But remember Renīs frame of mind had changed since he did that record.
I donīt think he would do those "Run DMC" type of records anymore,sure Run DMC is still one of his idols he modeled his style after.
But as time went by the records had more influence from PE and BDP than Run DMCīs "rock the party" joints.
So that might be the reason he said the rest was fillers I guess  ;)

personally i actually like the production of straight outta compton more than those of eazy duz it,
but i see your point about the production;
on straight outta compton dre was sort of emulating the sound of public enemy's 2nd album,
while on niggaz4life he was more developing a different sound.
Come to think of it,I might put niggaz4life to the test for the source reviews topic again

I was thinking about Ren lyrically  ;),he was going from Run DMC "rock the party" Hip Hop rhymes to a more militant style.
Sure he has always been hardcore but you know shit changed,,,,,  ;)
As for production I would say that Eazy Duz It had many G-Funk elements in it,funk samples and what not.
But somehow that album get overlooked when cats review Dreīs production work.  :-\
I think Dre devolved the "100 Miles/Jimmy Z/Niggaz4Life" while vibeing with Colin Wolfe and Mike Sims.


Come to think of it,I might put niggaz4life to the test for the source reviews topic again

^^^^^^
Do that,should be interesting.
I also got to reply to HighEyeCueīs Kurupt review  ;).




Thats the best NWA Post break up interview and my favourite Eazy interview
He gives up the real,no bullshit like he said, greed,big heads and egos tore that house down,and people puttin bullshit in niggas ears
Dre never gave a response like this, he just brought up the "shady dealings"
but everyone knows now, that dre was living good, bumped in the bitch in red named suge,
got fucked outta deathrow and the rest is history.
Dre left a good situation for somethin that looked good in his eyes, almost everyone elses has well, but was too fucked up to be true.

I think Dre regret this,Iīve been talking with Dre-Day about this a lot trough PM.
D.O.C all strung out on the white girl while hanging with Suge.
...and as you said puttin bullshit in their ears. (according to Jerry Hellerīs book,and I actually believe Jerry).


Yeah, like ive heard old friends of Eazy talk about that situation, alot of people will not forgive Dre for that.
Dre and Eazy back in the day was tight like brothers, enter Suge, the rest is history

DOC was preety messed up, eric and jerry tried to help him get his vioce back, but he could not get off the bottle and that other thang. E tried to help him alot, and he just went AWOL. imagine if he had his voice back and could drop records with a decent voice. shit be bananas.


Yeah, like ive heard old friends of Eazy talk about that situation,alot of people will not forgive Dre for that.
Dre and Eazy back in the day was tight like brothers, enter Suge, the rest is history

Dre-Day brought up the other day that the loss of Dreīs brother might have something to do with it.
I mean D.O.C all strung out on the white girl after the accident and Dre a little fucked after the loss of his brother.
Shit like that might affect you to re-think your life and do some stupid decisions like going with Suge.  ;)

DOC was preety messed up, eric and jerry tried to help him get his vioce back,
but he could not get off the bottle and that other thang. E tried to help him alot, and he just went AWOL.

When I read how that shit went down I got really dissapointed,D.O.C can only blame himself if this is true.  :-\ :P

imagine if he had his voice back and could drop records with a decent voice.
shit be bananas.


 :banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock:




The DOC had one of the greatest VOICES in hip hop history, its a damn shame what happened and now that I'm listening to "Helter Skelter" if only he had his old voice to go with those beats on that album because Erotic D did some good production


When I read how that shit went down I got really dissapointed,D.O.C can only blame himself if this is true.  :-\ :P

imagine if he had his voice back and could drop records with a decent voice.
shit be bananas.
:banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock: :banana: :banana_rock:

:laugh:

Dre-Day brought up the other day that the loss of Dreīs brother might have something to do with it.
I mean D.O.C all strung out on the white girl after the accident and Dre a little fucked after the loss of his brother.
Shit like that might affect you to re-think your life and do some stupid decisions like going with Suge.  ;)
yeah suge couldn't have had a better timing  >:(



The DOC had one of the greatest VOICES in hip hop history, its a damn shame what happened and now that I'm listening to
"Helter Skelter" if only he had his old voice to go with those beats on that album because Erotic D did some good production

Chadīs PERSONAL breakdown of The D.O.C Helter Skelter album;
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=144128.msg1738137#msg1738137

nice review Chad, I'm also gonna do one, hopefully it will be up by the end of the week and I'll post it in that thread



dope
has much has i love reading, some of em, like this last Dj Yella one got me preety depressed. its sad hearing about e's last days and all the shady behind the scenes shit that was going on for all his loot. i always think he just gave up, he did not want to live in this world and be associated with aids. his last wish was to drop the top and cruise one last time.

Imagine if NWA went on tour right after Niggaz4life. It would have been a monster tour, bigger then any i can even remember. After selling a million in the first week no radio play, damn they really knew how to make that shit look Eazy.


i always think he just gave up, he did not want to live in this world and be associated with aids. his last wish was to drop the top and cruise one last time.

what makes you think that?

based on what the the people close to Eazy say, i don't get that impression at all about Eazy  :-\


think about it from a human aspect, fuck the rapper/fan shit
its some real fucked up shit to deal with, your on top of the world, young, rich, living the good life, good business, and then bam you get aids. your never looked at the same again. (especially if your in hip hop, can you imagine someone put out a diss record, soulja boy would ether a dude with hiv if shit was like that) realistically it killed him but shit even if he could live, do you think he would.

about takin a cruise with the top down,

Charms Henry, Eazy's former personal assistant and longtime friend:

Eazy was diagnosed with AIDS March 1. "He told me it wasn't fair, " says Henry, her voice tense with emotion. "That he didn't want to die. He said he wouldn't care if he didn't have a dime; he said he wouldn't care what anybody said, if he could just drop the top on his car and ride up the coast one more time."

"She told you, right?" is how Eazy-E told Big Man and Jacob T. that he was dying of AIDS. The "she" was his soon-to-be wife, Tomica, who had been keeping a bedside vigil since Eazy was hospitalized. Eazy was scheduled for surgery the next day, March 15, so that excess fluid could be drained from his lungs. Amid concern that he might not survive the surgery, he married Tomica Woods. Woods and her daughter subsequently tested negative for HIV, though they may not be out of danger, as the virus sometimes takes months to show up in tests.











 

The Predator

  • Muthafuckin' Don!
  • *****
  • Posts: 3013
  • Thanked: 55 times
  • Karma: 337
  • Bow Wow Wow, Yippy Yo Yippy Yew
Re: The ultimate N.W.A family interview thread *magazine scans,reviews etc.*
« Reply #161 on: April 16, 2008, 06:37:13 PM »
^RBX interview :

Whoever the janitor or prankster was that locked the stairwell case and elevator in the studio is responsible for RBX's most memorable line 'I drop bombs like Hiroshima'.
Trust RBX to take a nap (he got that sleeping disorder) while Dre went back to his studio toys and crafted 'High Powered'.


Also RBX's pops is Bootsy Collins, ha!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 06:44:11 PM by The Predator »
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

  • Guest
RocknRoll comics presents NWA




























 

Dre-Day

  • Muthafuckin' Don!
  • *****
  • Posts: 10961
  • Karma: 2287
  • No justice, no peace
haha, funny and true  8) i love the irony and sarcasm  :laugh: especially about Cube  ;D

not to mention the picture that included the text, Prof. Ice Cube  ;)

and the picture that included the comment about one less bitch is very funny too :D

Chad Vader

  • Guest
Someone bumped a old thread where tnp had typed out The Source magazine reviews of;
Ice Cube - Death Certificate and AMW
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=34074.msg385454#msg385454

Might as well jack it and post it here;  ;)
Quote
Ice Cube - Death Certificate and AMW Source reviews  Ŧ on: May 18, 2003, 08:24:01 PM ŧ
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=34074.msg385454#msg385454

Death Certificate

4 1/2 mics

Ice Cube has unleashed his second solo album and it ain't no gangsta's fairytale.
Death Certificate begins with "The Death Side a mirrored image of where we are today"
and continues with "The Life Side, a vision of where we need to go."
The catalyst in this version is the Nation of Islam (Cube is now a member).
Cube's lyrics draw on the Nation's messages of knowledge of self, economic self sufficiency,
and self-determination.
The "Death Side" begins with "The Wrong Nigga to Fuck With," an all out attack similar to
"The Nigga You Love to Hate." "My Summer Vacation" tells the tale of gang-banging
LA drug dealers who start scramblin' in East St. Louis over a funky "Atomic Dog" loop.
"Givin Up the Nappy Dug Out" exposes a father's supposedly immaculate
Catholic school daughter as the tramp of the neighborhood over a fat "Hip Hugger" loop.
"A Bird in the Hand" is the story of a young Black male who must sell drugs to support his family.
The track uses the slamming loop from the recent Cube/EPMD St. Ide's commercial.
"Alive on Arrival" is an incredible account of being shot and going to
"the county hospital jack/where niggas die over a little scratch."
On the "Life Side" Cube assaults white supremacy on "I Wanna Kill Sam" and "Horny Lil Devil",
 while "Black Korea" takes aim at Korean merchants with businesses in Black communities
who Cube sees as being insensitive to Black people. "Be True to the Game" loops
the Gap Band's "Outstanding" while Cube blasts the "sellouts",
for forgetting their roots after making some money. "Us,"
is Cube's call for the Black community to stop destroying itself and unite in order to become self-sufficient.
Using the old "Dazz" sample, Cube saves the final deathblow for a blistering rebuttal to
NWA entitled "No Vaseline." After Boyz N The Hood,
people may have been expecting to hear a "politically correct" Ice Cube record.
The sometimes harsh rhetoric is part of his mission help the
Black community and that may be hard for some to swallow.
Death Certificate's production is good and will keep your ear,
but it doesn't really break any new ground like Amerikkka's Most Wanted.
Many of the samples are recognizable and the overall sound has a funk vibe.
Sir Jinx's tracks are denser and busier while the Boogie Men keep things sparser and more beat oriented,
but the record is overall Cube. Ice Cube's lyrical styles and concepts
carry the album and make it something hip hop fans must have.

review by Reef

Amerikkka's Most Wanted

5 mics

It's Amerikkka's favorite "Gangsta Gangsta" shootin' straight from the lip.
 So all sellouts, black radio, police, rednecks, suckers and record stores better beware of the Lench Mob.
 This record is summed up best by Cube himself when he says
"I'm solo, you ask how I'm livin/still drop more shit than a pigeon."
Each song interlocks with the next puzzle, while each piece keeps its distinctive shape.
So much of this album is excellent; the Bomb Squad has really outdone itself on this effort,
blending their metallic bum-rush style of beats with funky pimp type grooves to create noise with a serious gangsta limp.
(Makes you wonder what they were - or weren't - doing on P.E.'s album).
It's the perfect backdrop for Ice Cube to get everything off his chest--and then some.
Ice Cube says "Fuck Top 40" but this album may well end up on it.


another jacked post from tnp, ;)
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=34071.msg385407#msg385407
Lethal Injection
3 1/2 mics

Before Dre and Snoop became household names on both coasts, Ice Cube had already started tearing down the wall seperating the East and West Coasts of the hip-hop nation. As a boundary-less lyrical master with movie joints to boot, Cube was quite the man. Now with his fourth solo effort in less than four years, Ice Cube is still big-time but this shot in the arm is considerably less potent than his original nigga-you-loved-to-hate material.
My first impression of the album was one of unimpressed ambivalence. After the so-so Predator album, I was open for a big comeback. I wanted more of the ill gangster-isms of "Once Upon a Time in the Projects" or "Steady Mobbin'," and les sof "Wicked"'s trendy mark-isms. This album is somewhere in between the two and it grows on you.
Production-wise, the album displays both the G-Funk trend and the Oakland sound. The results of QDIII, Jinx, Laylaw and lesser knowns Brian G, Madness 4 Real and 88X Unit are bumpin' but Cube seems to be searching for that tight fit he used to have. A perfect example of that paradox is "Down 4 Whatever," produced by Madness 4 Real. This is creepin' music straight up and down. You got the evil synth whine up top with sonic bass tremors down low, plus ultra-slow, molasses-flow lyrics like "Here comes the big headed nigga that's dippin'/Sippin on Courvosier/God-damn, I must have the floss today/Now pimpin ain't easy but it's necessary/So I'm chasin' bitches like Tom chases Jerry." Dope as hell except for the fact that it sounds nothing like Cube. More like Too Short, with a li'l pinch of Snoop. Change and development is Kool and the Gang but you miss Cube's ill humor, manipulating verbals into narratives. His flow is more disjointed now, forming clever phrases rather than paragraphs.
Aside from the criticisms, Cube scores on tracks like "Really Doe," "You Know How We Do It" and "Lil Ass Gee." The bass-heavy beats are on point as Cube expounds on the hoo-bang lifestyle. And there's some anti-white, anti-Christian preaching as well. A message to white women, "Cave Bitch" is as musically dope but also as lyrically vicious as Death Certificate's "Horny Lil Devil," with disconcerting rhymes like, "I'm true to the game/Y'all all look the same/Standin by my backstage door, hopin I will switch/Spread out ya little cave bitch!" For the most part though, the other cuts sound regular; nothing pure bunk, but no classic material either. If you're a true Ice Cube fan and you have all of his previous work, by all means get Lethal Injection for the good shit. But for all y'all others, if you don't already own Amerikkka's Most Wanted and/or Death Certificate, take care of your business. Don't buy the rims 'til you've got the '64.

review by Shortie.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 06:42:14 PM by Chad Vader Supporter of the Kill Jimmy Iovine Movement »