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I loved the album as soon as I listened to it.

The day it came out I was about to do a 15 mile round trip to go get it. I had rang a load of record shops to see if they were going to stock it and they said no. Luckily a small independent shop I knew was getting a few copies in. It was £14 and I had £15. That wouldn't have covered the bus fare there as well as the album so I walked. Scenic Scottish countryside walk along a cycle path on a mild day so off I went.

Called into the shop. Got the record. Got a cold drink for the walk home and had a spliff rolled and my portable CD player and headphones at the ready. Walked a quarter of the way back and took a detour to try cut the journey up a bit and a bus passed me and stopped. It was my friend who was a bus driver. Home in no time for free. Dropped me at my door completely off route after asking the passengers if it was Ok.

Always has that story behind it for me. I miss the days of heading to go get a new release on the day it was out. Back then you did what it took. Too easy now to download it to your phone and listen to it. It always added to an album. Going getting it, bringing it home and looking through the liner notes. Who produced it, whose credited as a writer, what samples are in the tracks etc.

I have the album on now. Based on seeing this thread a couple of days ago. I loved I at the time and still do. Great production, very varied as were the features. I remember 'It's over' being a big hit. Shame that his wife who featured on the track died a few years ago.

Talking of liner notes, i went straight to them. I had to see if there were any disastrous spelling errors like the way Xzibit was credited as Zizbit or something similar on 'The Streets Is A Mutha'!

Long post but fuck it. Takes me back to when music was more appreciated.

Nice post, homie...

... and damn right those were the days when album drops like this used to be events, trip to the store, hour or so drive around town just to play through the whole record, getting home and looking thru liner notes, etc... always ended up being a funny story behind it like your bus thing.

Only little story I have for this one was my 94 ford tempo died and that car had a spectacular 1,000 dollar Polk speakers and Amp system (no subs cause I am not a bass guy more vocals and trebles) and I got a 99 Camri used and for whatever reason couldn’t transfer my old equipment and was all depressed and shit but I put this album in and it banged hard on the factory speakers, so briefly I felt relieved but when I went back to other albums I was later depressed again cause though the factory speakers were nice it couldn’t equal my previous system—but with that album on that night it could and I bumped it all over the city
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

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Loved the album, still do.

Bought it the second it dropped, physical CD.

Not every CD has to be a fuckin' Illmatic...

The beats, the features, everything was just great on here.....

On Da Grind is still a summer ANTHEM.

We already had On Da Grind from RAW, but it’s such a dope song I was definitely not upset they put it on Space Boogie too.

speakin of RAW, that’s right up there with Space Boogie.... another great album that doesn’t get its proper due

RAW had its bangers for sure, but it couldn’t bump beginning to end like RRGB could... I think on a major label they would’ve made Daz go back in and knock out 4-5 more quality cuts and single and then it could’ve been classic cause he still was still holdin heat and holdin onto his prime

Even the artwork and packaging shows it was a bit sloppy
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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Loved the album, still do.

Bought it the second it dropped, physical CD.

Not every CD has to be a fuckin' Illmatic...

The beats, the features, everything was just great on here.....

On Da Grind is still a summer ANTHEM.

We already had On Da Grind from RAW, but it’s such a dope song I was definitely not upset they put it on Space Boogie too.

speakin of RAW, that’s right up there with Space Boogie.... another great album that doesn’t get its proper due

RAW had its bangers for sure, but it couldn’t bump beginning to end like RRGB could... I think on a major label they would’ve made Daz go back in and knock out 4-5 more quality cuts and single and then it could’ve been classic cause he still was still holdin heat and holdin onto his prime

Even the artwork and packaging shows it was a bit sloppy

dust is it off 1 time bro

i bet if u banged it nowadays you wouldn’t skip a track
 

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Loved the album, still do.

Bought it the second it dropped, physical CD.

Not every CD has to be a fuckin' Illmatic...

The beats, the features, everything was just great on here.....

On Da Grind is still a summer ANTHEM.

We already had On Da Grind from RAW, but it’s such a dope song I was definitely not upset they put it on Space Boogie too.

speakin of RAW, that’s right up there with Space Boogie.... another great album that doesn’t get its proper due

RAW had its bangers for sure, but it couldn’t bump beginning to end like RRGB could... I think on a major label they would’ve made Daz go back in and knock out 4-5 more quality cuts and single and then it could’ve been classic cause he still was still holdin heat and holdin onto his prime

Even the artwork and packaging shows it was a bit sloppy

dust is it off 1 time bro

i bet if u banged it nowadays you wouldn’t skip a track

Going to be on a 4 hour drive next week I’ll give it a spin and see if I can make it without skip
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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the top tracks on RRGB are better than the top tracks on RAW but I would say RAW is overall the more consistent album 8)
 
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the top tracks on RRGB are better than the top tracks on RAW but I would say RAW is overall the more consistent album 8)

There is no weak track on RRGB everything is up to the prime Death Row standard or it didn’t make the album, in fact that’s one of the only reasons Daz stayed because he still had his stash from the glory days and just needed to round it out and prepare for release. 

What would we say is the worst track on RRGB? “Only For You”?  Even that joint is actually a rare sentimental moment for Daz, it’s well-produced and Lady V does her thing...same with the child support joint Daz was speaking on some real shit and it’s no filler
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Eminem will be bigger than Michael Jackson as long as he doesn't change."

-Dre, Rolling Stones mag 1999 Em cover

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HighEyeCue

tracks like “Initiated” and “Gang Bangin Ass Crimnal” are prime Death Row material

I just felt that RAW was more of a Daz solo, but both albums are personal classics of mine
 

dj coma

the top tracks on RRGB are better than the top tracks on RAW but I would say RAW is overall the more consistent album 8)

Agreed. I think this is because RR&GB was more like a collection of songs that spanned 3 years and were not all originally intended for a Daz solo album. On the other hand, RAW was all recorded around the same time which made it more cohesive and made it feel more like a true album.
 
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Re: In retrospect Kurupt Space Boogie was even better than I remembered...
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2019, 01:15:30 PM »
Just want to express my feelings regarding "Space Boogie". Love this album. Kurupt i knew a little, Fredwreck not at all ; his production blew me away.

Something that is never discussed about this album is the Sun Ra introduction (that same speech was used in the Madvillain LP 3 years later).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=156&v=djBKQNVj5Cc