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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2003, 06:15:55 AM »
I'll get those up today...no problems at all. Death Certificate is already up btw.

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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2003, 11:39:38 AM »
2Pac - Me Against The World
Del - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Del - No Need For Alarm
E-40 - Hall of Game
DJ Quik - Safe + Sound
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
Too Short - Get In Where You Fit In
Twinz - Conversation
Above the Law - Time Will Reveal
Domino - Domino
Dru Down - Dru Down
E-40 - In a Major Way
E-40 - The Mail Man EP
Eazy E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton
Jayo Felony - Take a Ride
Kam - Made In America
King Tee - IV Life
Luniz - Operation Stackola
Mack 10 - Mack 10
MC Eiht - Death Threatz
RBX - RBX Filez
Spice 1 - 187 He Wrote
Too Short - Cocktales
Too Short - Album Number 10
Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era
WC & Maad Circle - Curb Servin'



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




if you could do any of these i'd really apreciate it, if you can't/don't want to do all these it's cool. whenever you have a chance

Most hip-hop is now keyboard driven, because the majority of hip-hop workstations have loops and patches that enable somebody with marginal skills to put tracks together,...

Unfortunately, most hip-hop artists gravitated towards the path of least resistance by relying on these pre-set patches. As a result, electric guitar and real musicians became devalued, and a lot of hip-hop now sounds the same.

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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2003, 03:18:20 PM »
Real bias.    ::) ::)

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

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

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

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

I'm done bitching and whining. Peace.
 

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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2003, 08:06:16 PM »
Dr. Lincoln...that's fine, I don't mind doing those...I ain't gonna do them all at once though! Probably one a day for the next month or so...

I'll put up Doggystyle now.

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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2003, 04:18:45 AM »
Dr. Lincoln...that's fine, I don't mind doing those...I ain't gonna do them all at once though! Probably one a day for the next month or so...

I'll put up Doggystyle now.

peace,
tnp

yeah don't worry, take your time. you're the man tnp

Most hip-hop is now keyboard driven, because the majority of hip-hop workstations have loops and patches that enable somebody with marginal skills to put tracks together,...

Unfortunately, most hip-hop artists gravitated towards the path of least resistance by relying on these pre-set patches. As a result, electric guitar and real musicians became devalued, and a lot of hip-hop now sounds the same.

Paris
 

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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2003, 07:22:12 AM »
I would appreciate it if you could post the Jayo Felony - Take A Ride review!
 

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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2003, 08:27:59 AM »
i would like to read MC Eiht - Death Threatz and CMW - its a compton thang  :)
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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2003, 01:14:54 PM »
hey TNP are you gonna do this? the only one i really wanna read now is Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It. I wanna see how they could give that 3 Mics.

Most hip-hop is now keyboard driven, because the majority of hip-hop workstations have loops and patches that enable somebody with marginal skills to put tracks together,...

Unfortunately, most hip-hop artists gravitated towards the path of least resistance by relying on these pre-set patches. As a result, electric guitar and real musicians became devalued, and a lot of hip-hop now sounds the same.

Paris
 

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Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2006, 05:09:50 PM »
THE DOC, No One Can Do it Better is on the 5 Mic list. But you people need to stop crying just because your whole G-Funk collection didn't get 5 mics or Roscoe 4 mics or X-Zibit 4.5. The Source is an east coast publication and east has the best rap it is what it is.
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Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2006, 07:04:51 PM »
Hehe...he pulled up a thread 2 1/2 years old ;D
 

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Re:Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2006, 10:09:24 PM »
Look how bias The Source is. These are albums that got 4 1/2 or 5 mics originally.

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

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

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

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Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2006, 11:58:03 PM »
you left out MC Eiht - WE COME STRAPPED - 4 MICS  !!!!!!!

MUSIC II DRIVEBY - CMW - 3 AND A HALF !!!
 

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Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2006, 01:18:07 AM »
If anyone wants these reviews typed out, just ask.

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

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

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

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Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2006, 02:35:03 PM »
4 1/2 mics
Westside Connection - Bow Down

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

This isn't to say they ain't biased - the reviews of Benzino/Made Men albums obviously prove otherwise - but generally speaking, cats gotta admit that the East Coast produces far more intelligent, quality hip-hop than the West.  The 2Pac and "Doggystyle" ratings are the only ones that immediately spring to mind which I disagree with.
 

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Re: Source Reviews and the West Coast
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2006, 07:04:44 PM »
Here are some other west coast album ratings that I remember.

Daz Dillnger - Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back =  4 mics
Mack 10 - The Recipe = 4 mics
Yukmouth - Thugged Out The Albulation = 3 1/2 mics