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Styles is ripped
« on: June 20, 2002, 03:26:04 AM »
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     ۲   01 Intro                          0:33      
     ܲ۲  02 Good Times                     3:31  ޲۲
    03 Yall Know We In Here Ft Swizz  3:49    
           Beatz n P.K.                            
          04 A Gangster And A Gentleman     4:32  
         ۲  05 Black Magic Ft Angie Stone     4:28      
          06 Daddy Get That Cash Ft Lil Mo  3:40    
       ۲  07 Lick Shots Ft Jadakiss Sheek n 4:24  ۲  
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               08 And I Came ToFt Eve n Sheek    4:43      
        ۲   09 Get Paid                       3:43    
      ܲ۲  10 Ass Bag (Skit)                 2:00  ޲۲
        11 I'm A RuffRyder Ft Jadakiss    3:45    
        12 Soul Clap                      3:18    
    13 We Thugs (My Niggas) Ft        4:04  
         ۲     Jadakiss n Sheek                        
          14 Styles Ft Jadakiss             3:54    
       ۲  15 Barbershop (Skit)              3:42  ۲  
          16 Listen                         2:58   ߲
           17 Niggas Flippin (Skit)          1:12      
     ۲   18 Yall Dont Wanna Fuck Ft M.O.P. 4:34      
     ܲ۲  19 Shit Done Changed (Skit) Ft    2:07  ޲۲
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        20 Nobody Believes Me Ft Sheek    3:49    
             Cross n J-Hood                        
         ۲  21 Dedication (Skit) Ft Styles    0:43      
          22 My Brother                     4:34    
       ۲  23 Outro Ft Styles                2:33  ۲  
          24 The Life (Bonus Track)         3:09  
                                                           
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2002, 03:27:38 AM »
I heard 10 joints so far, and it's dope indeed.
I think Swizz Beatz proved himself on this one.
If the last 14 is as dope as the first 10, then we be talking classic.
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2002, 03:43:27 AM »
Suprisingly long, but if he can hold down an album this long then he's worth supporting. Give a quick review when you finish the whole thing Jome, would much appreciate it  ;D
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I think that if you take one of the 'O's' out of 'Good' it's 'God', if you add a 'D' to 'Evil' it's the 'Devil'. I think some cool motherfucker sat down a long time ago and said 'let's figure out a way to control motherfuckers'.
 

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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2002, 05:03:16 AM »
Aight

1 Intro
Dope intro with Styles talkin over a eerie background.

2 Good Times
Dope beat by Swizz Beatz, and a classic chorus in best Kanye West style. Styles rips it.
5 of 5
 
3 Yall Know We In Here Ft Swizz  Beatz n P.K.
Swizz beat once again, pretty dope.
Styles reps agressive, with Swizz & P.K. on the chorus.
Sounds like a RR-theme.
4.5 of 5

4 A Gangster And A Gentleman
This is fucking dope, sounds like it could be Alchemist or Kanye West on the beat. Beat is incredible, and Styles str8 rips it, telling his lifestory.
Dope chorus too. By this track the album is already doper that Jadakiss album.
5 of 5

5 Black Magic Ft Angie Stone    
A more laidback soulful track.
Pretty nice.
Angie Stone makes a nice cameo on the chorus.
4.5 of 5

6 Daddy Get That Cash Ft Lil Mo  
Hype beat, possibly by Swizz Beatz once again.
Swizz proves himself once again. The chorus fits the beat perfect. Styles comes thru once again.
4.75 of 5

7 Lick Shots Ft Jadakiss Sheek n J-Hood  
Once again a dope Swizz Beatz beat. Reminds me of "Eastside Ryders" with Styles & Eastsidaz. Gunshots throughout the song gets a lil irritating though, but still dope.
Lox younging J Hood makes a aight verse nuthin special.
Sheek proves himself a righteous Lox-member. Kiss comes correct as always.
4.75 of 5
 
8 And I Came To Ft Eve n Sheek  
Swizz Beatz AGAIN, and it's hype as fuck once again.
Sheek comes dope, and so does Styles & Eve
Average chorus, but can't ruin a dope beat & joint.
4.5 of 5

9 Get Paid  
Beats is sweet on this album so far, and this is no exception.
Difficult to hear who's on the beat.
Styles tells the story about getting paid.
Children singing on the chorus.
Pretty aight shit.
4.25 of 5
   
10 Ass Bag (Skit)    
 
11 I'm A RuffRyder Ft Jadakiss    
Swizz Beatz probably. A nice non-Swizzish beat.
Sounds like a Alchemist-beat, but probably Swizz.
Styles & Kiss reppin that Dub R.
Very Anthemish.
4.5 of 5

12 Soul Clap
Sounds like it could be Rockwilder, and it's dope as fire in hell.
Styles rips it AGAIN, and the chorus is DOPE as fuck!
"Can I get a soul-clap?" Styles says on the chorus, and after this you hear a gun reloading.
5 of 5
   
13 We Thugs (My Niggas) Ft  Jadakiss n Sheek
Once again a D Block joint. Kiss & Styles switches verses perfect, NICE mic-switching indeed.
Beat is dope here too, if you didn't know.
Alchemist I believe.
Nothing to complain about here.
5 of 5

14 Styles Ft Jadakiss  
Hm, strange name for a track, but you'll see when you hear the chorus.
Just above average beat, but when Styles comes dope and Kiss does a dope chorus, the outcome is pretty aight.
Pretty unSwizzish but I guess it's him again.
4.25 of 5

15 Barbershop (Skit)
 
16 Listen  
A laidback track, and Styles dropping some thoughtful lyrics.
Laidback shit isn't my cup of tea, but delivered like this, I don't mind.
4.5 of 5

17 Niggas Flippin (Skit)
 
18 Yall Dont Wanna Fuck Ft M.O.P.
You KNOW Jome likes a MOP-cameo, and both Fame & Danze str8 rip it in their own ultra-amped style.
Hype beat, probably Swizz.
One of the more amped tracks on the album, unsurprisingly.
5 of 5

19 Shit Done Changed (Skit) Ft  Styles n Garf  

20 Nobody Believes Me Ft Sheek, Cross n J-Hood  
Nice story-driven track, with each character playing a part of the story. The beat encourages the story and it ends up pretty dope. Styles is the main character, with the other RR's in supporting roles.
4.5 of 5

21 Dedication (Skit) Ft Styles    

22 My Brother  
A laidback track, with life-reflectiving lyrics.
Not very dope, but easy to listen to, and nice lyrics.
4 of 5
 
23 Outro Ft Styles  
Dope outro
 
24 The Life (Bonus Track)  feat. Pharoahe Monch
CLASSIC track.
Perfect joint, fuck complaining about anything on this one.
5 of 5

Total: 9 of 10
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2002, 05:08:49 AM »
download 'memorial day', add it to the end of the album and you have a 'classic'.
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2002, 08:49:14 AM »
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2002, 08:56:40 AM »
Nice one for the review Jome. From the sounds of it this sounds like one impressive album. I'll definately check it out, prolly d/l it first when I get time but i'm sure i'll like it.
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I think that if you take one of the 'O's' out of 'Good' it's 'God', if you add a 'D' to 'Evil' it's the 'Devil'. I think some cool motherfucker sat down a long time ago and said 'let's figure out a way to control motherfuckers'.
 

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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2002, 11:52:28 AM »
damn this sounds hot... ima have to peep it for sure...
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2002, 02:07:26 PM »
Marginally better than Jadakiss' album.....marginally.  THis album has nice cuts, thats it.  All this guy mostly rhymes about is guns and shit, i wish he could pick another topic cuz his voice is fairly dope.  

Jome, those ratings are a joke, right?  Just kidding, i just can't believe it.  If ya'll want some thugged out eastcoast shit, check Cormega, it is much better.  The best song on Styles is the one with Angie stone, Good times, and A Gangsta and a gentleman.  Of course My Life is a 5, but it was done better by Tribeca (his was all about sports).Overall, i give this album a 3.5/5 at best, and i was actually looking forward to it.  I am sure this will be just like Jada's album, all hype.  
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2002, 02:10:19 PM »
i have a feeling jome is really overatting this album, its like havin igeezy review a jayz album, or have me review a bone album, lol

ima go with teecee, looks like he knows what hes talkin about, no offense jome
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2002, 04:10:52 PM »
im not really a LOX fan, but this album is FIRE .. listened to it 3 times over so far, the best track being 'Im A Ruff Ryder' feat/ Jadakiss ..
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2002, 05:01:43 PM »
ima hafta try and download it
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2002, 08:29:01 PM »
>:( >:(  I don't really like Swizz Beatz at all but I might pick up this album. Styles has an ok but boring flow if u ask me. Jadakiss is tighter but he released a crappy album. I might pick this one up especially if its better than Kiss the Game Goodbye
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2002, 01:46:25 AM »
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i have a feeling jome is really overatting this album, its like havin igeezy review a jayz album, or have me review a bone album, lol

ima go with teecee, looks like he knows what hes talkin about, no offense jome


LoL, nah. I never been a huge Lox fan.
But this shit is bangin. 100 times better than the crap Jadakiss delivered.
You might not like it if you hate Swizz Beatz for all your worth.
Some people flip when they see his name in the credits, but I gotta say he's improved VERY much from his Casio-style.

I was very sceptic about this album at first, knowing that Lox isn't making the dopest albums, but this is a breakthrough in this department.

I also agree that the original "My Life" was better, but the Styles one is just a bonus track to a already full packed album.



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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2002, 01:51:45 AM »
In fact I never ever bought a Lox-album.
This will be the first one I buy, and NO I haven't bootlegged the others, they just wasn't good enough to even bootleg.
Cop this, you wont be disappointed.
(Unless you have Swizz Beatz on 2nd place behind Bin Laden on your deathlist)
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2002, 02:20:07 AM »
I trust Jome on this, I hardly ever seen him talk about The Lox or constantly mentioning Styles, he's got a quite unbiased outlook on this I think. The only song I would see him slightly overrating would be track #18 "Yall Dont Wanna Fuck", because it features M.O.P., lol, and we all know he's a big fan  ;)  
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I think that if you take one of the 'O's' out of 'Good' it's 'God', if you add a 'D' to 'Evil' it's the 'Devil'. I think some cool motherfucker sat down a long time ago and said 'let's figure out a way to control motherfuckers'.
 

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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2002, 02:51:45 AM »
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>= link=board=outbound;num=1024579564;start=0#15 date=06/21/02 at 07:20:07]I trust Jome on this, I hardly ever seen him talk about The Lox or constantly mentioning Styles, he's got a quite unbiased outlook on this I think. The only song I would see him slightly overrating would be track #18 "Yall Dont Wanna Fuck", because it features M.O.P., lol, and we all know he's a big fan  ;)  


LoL thanks  :D
Maybe I overrated the MOP-track, but it's still dope :) :D :) :D :)
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2002, 10:22:19 PM »
Downloading now... this shit is bangin so far, "Good Times", "Y'all Know We In Here" & "A Gangster And A Gentleman" are all 5/5's. I'ma cop this album, definitely...
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2002, 03:19:24 AM »
kvb - download 'the ghost' as well. i can't understand why that was left off this album (unless it was off a soundtrack) such a sick track.


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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2002, 12:53:16 AM »
everyone who has downloaded this album please make these necessary ammendments and you will be rewarded with a instant 5 mic classic.



remove all skits

remove the track with eve, the track wit m.o.p., and the bonus track.

insert the original version of the m.o.p. track, the original my life (track 8 ) and put the ghost as track 1, shoot em in the head (track 12) and holiday as the last track.



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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2002, 04:58:12 AM »
It would still be FAR from 5 mics; DAMN, people are too eager to give such ratings, when in fact very few albums are classic/and or perfect.  This Styles album is better than Jadakiss, and the beats are nice; however, they are generic and monotonous at times, and so is Styles' subject matter.  Even with those amendments, this is only a 4 mic album at best.....
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2002, 05:58:35 AM »
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It would still be FAR from 5 mics; DAMN, people are too eager to give such ratings, when in fact very few albums are classic/and or perfect. This Styles album is better than Jadakiss, and the beats are nice; however, they are generic and monotonous at times, and so is Styles' subject matter. Even with those amendments, this is only a 4 mic album at best.....


subject matter does not really play effect in rating albums. i'll explain - you see it's like games, i just bought a xbox and halo and that is a classic game right there but some may say - 'it's not a classic because all you do is shoot aliens'. you didn't really buy mobb deep infamous (classic album about guns, duns, drugs, murder) to listen to wide subject matter did you?
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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2002, 06:01:46 AM »
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subject matter does not really play effect in rating albums. i'll explain - you see it's like games, i just bought a xbox and halo and that is a classic game right there but some may say - 'it's not a classic because all you do is shoot aliens'. you didn't really buy mobb deep infamous (classic album about guns, duns, drugs, murder) to listen to wide subject matter did you?


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Re: Styles is ripped
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2002, 06:52:02 AM »
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subject matter does not really play effect in rating albums. i'll explain - you see it's like games, i just bought a xbox and halo and that is a classic game right there but some may say - 'it's not a classic because all you do is shoot aliens'. you didn't really buy mobb deep infamous (classic album about guns, duns, drugs, murder) to listen to wide subject matter did you?



Strange to say WORD to a Fabolous post, nut this one was on point.
Rap is more than just lyrics, it's the TOTAL that's most important.
People dont want to listen to a track with no hook, a boring beat but with good lyrics.
That would be too easy.
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